Norwood

Partners


Luke Williams

Luke joined Galpins in 2004 initially working in tax. In 2005 he began working in audit and assurance, and other consulting services which continues to this day. Luke is responsible for, and manages, large and small audit and assurance engagements across a range of industries.

Luke specialises in the area of audit and other consulting services for state government, local government, not for profit entities and trust accounts. Luke has a great ability to interpret and explain financial statements, budgets, audit reports and audit management letters in simple easy to understand language.

Originally from Penola in the South East, Luke initially worked in the Mount Gambier office and now operates out of the Norwood office on Kensington Road.

Luke was recently the volunteer Treasurer for Riding for the Disabled SA, using his skills and knowledge to support the organisation.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Member, CPA Australia
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Registered Self Managed Super fund Auditor
  • Associate Member, Institute of Internal Auditors

Tim Muhlhausler 

As a partner at Galpins Tim is focused and driven to achieve his and his client's goals. Tim is a Registered Company Auditor, Registered SMSF Auditor and Chartered Accountant specialising in the areas of risk and assurance services, financial and compliance auditing, internal audit and consulting with a particular focus on local government and the public sector.

Tim's passion for improved governance and assurance across government has seen him appointed in leadership roles as Chairperson of the Institute of Internal Auditor's (SA Chapter Council), Chairperson of the South Australian Local Government Auditors' Group (Tim was also the Chairperson of the coordinating committee for the formation of this group) and Presiding Member for the City of Mitcham Audit Committee. He is also an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee for East Waste.

Through these roles and his position as Partner at Galpins, Tim aims to influence improved practice both for his clients and across the sectors in which they operate. He has held lead roles in two award winning internal control projects, and is a vocal advocate for continuous improvements that do not simply tick a compliance box, but actually underpin improved operational and strategic performance.

Tim's outstanding academic ability coupled with his practical, friendly approach to auditing has seen him add significant value to his clients through the provision of audit and related services.

Tim is approachable and very open to the thoughts and views of others. When all the auditing is done, Tim enjoys nothing more than spending time with his growing family.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Adelaide University)
  • Member Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ
  • Graduate Diploma (ICAA)
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Registered SMSF Auditor
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Certified Internal Auditor (study underway)

Simon Smith

Simon is a registered company auditor and brings an outstanding level of professionalism, technical accounting and 'can do' attitude to all his engagements.

An extremely positive person, Simon has an uncanny ability to work through the client's financial matters, clearly identifying and addressing their requirements and concerns, and demystifying complex issues across all levels of the organisation. His key areas of focus include financial audit services, compliance audit services and consulting.

Simon began his career in the SA public sector and has a strong understanding of the fundamentals and principles surrounding public sector accounting. Simon is well respected by his peers and his staff and takes an active role in assisting young accountants with their professional and personal development through his role as a CPA Mentor.

An active member of the community with a keen interest in music, Simon can often be seen supporting young musicians and performing for charitable organisations in his spare time.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy
  • Member Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ
  • Fellow, CPA Australia
  • Registered Company Auditor


Staff


Deidre Armour 
Administration Officer

Deidre is the Administration Officer for the Galpins Norwood office, providing administrative support to the partners and staff, and a friendly & cheerful welcome for our visitors at Galpins.

Prior to joining Galpins in April 2018, Deidre worked as a temp for two and a half years through Entree Recruitment, one of Adelaide's leading recruitment agencies, providing temporary administration support to a variety of organisations within the Adelaide CBD and inner and outer metro areas. Prior to this, Deidre was the office administrator for a commercial construction company in Kent Town for nine years.

Outside of work, Deidre loves to paint abstract art, enjoys the State Theatre Company plays, spending time with family and going to the movies and dinner with friends.


Dharshini Devasagayam
Internal Audit Manager

Dharshini joined Galpins in 2020 to take on the role of internal audit manager.  She has a wealth of experience in auditing, strategic planning, financial analysis and accounting with key experience in government, tertiary education and not-for-profit organisations.  Dharshini has worked across several government agencies including the SA Auditor-General’s Department, SA Health, PIRSA and Department of Treasury and Finance.

Dharshini is outcomes-focused and enjoys working collaboratively.  She is dedicated, detail-oriented and an intuitive problem solver with a highly analytical and creative mind. She is also currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Internal Audit.

Outside of work, Dharshini is a keen nature photographer and Bushcare volunteer; she enjoys spending time with family and catching up with friends too.

Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Member, CPA Australia
  • Associate Member, Institute of Internal Auditors


Harry Mlaco 
Audit Manager
 

Harry joined Galpins in April 2016 having previously worked at Brentnalls SA through the Chartered Accountants Scholarship program.

Harry has been primarily involved in conducting audits for schools, associations and health clients, along with managing a number of Council audits each year. He has worked with the SANFL to improve corporate governance and financial management at local football clubs throughout South Australia. This included webinars, presentations, developing a handbook and other tools and templates to assist clubs. In addition to this, he has acted as the registrar for numerous football leagues across the State since arriving at Galpins. He has an interest in learning all that he can in audit, business, sporting club operations and SMSF administration.  

Outside of work, Harry keeps himself active by playing sport, and enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Member Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ



Jagjit Kang
Auditor

Jagjit joined Galpins in January 2019, having previously worked at Nexia Edward Marshall. After completing a Master’s in Professional Accounting and Finance from University of South Australia in 2017, Jagjit started working as an Intern at Uniting Sa, his first role in the Accounting Industry.

Jagjit has been primarily involved in conducting audits for schools, associations & health clients. He has a strong interest in understanding the various audit tasks and is dedicated to all projects. Jagjit commenced the CA program at the start of 2019.

Outside work, Jagjit enjoys cooking traditional Indian cuisine, likes to visit the Sikh temple on weekends and travelling overseas to visit his family.        

Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Masters in Professional Accounting and Finance

Janna Burnham 
Internal Audit Director

Janna joined Galpins in 2013 and has been providing internal audit and risk advisory services since 2004. She has extensive experience in reviewing a broad array of topics - from governance and strategy, to contractor management, procurement and compliance. She can provide you with useful, value-adding recommendations for improvement.

Trained at the Australian National Audit Office, Janna has extensive experience in providing internal audit, business advisory services and relationship management to federal, state and local government, as well as private enterprise.

Outside of work, Janna spends time with her family, practices yoga and enjoys spending time with friends trying food of all cuisines.

Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Masters in Management
  • Undergraduate Degree in Business and Arts
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Associate Member, SA Local Government Internal Auditors Network

Jessica Kellaway 
Audit Manager

Jessica has been with Galpins since 2007. Jessica has skills in external audit as well as financial accounting and providing financial statement preparation assistance for a variety of clients. Her main client base is government sector, education sector and not for profit clients.


Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Fellow, CPA Australia

Jessica Wei 
Analyst

Jessica joined Galpins  as an analyst in January 2018.

After completing her Master degree, Jessica worked as an accountant in General Electric, where she gained considerable experience in compensation & benefits (C&B) accounting. She used to provide C&B accounting services for legal entities in countries such as China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand.

Jessica has been primarily involved in conducting audits for health clients, associations, councils and schools. She has a strong interest in undertaking various audit tasks and is dedicated to all the assignments. She has commenced the CPA program to enhance her professional knowledge.

Outside of work, Jessica spends most of her spare time reading and hiking..

Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Masters in Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Information Engineering

Juliano Freitas 
Audit Manager
 

Juliano joined Galpins in 2010. Prior to that, he trained with KPMG as an Audit Supervisor. Juliano specialises in the area of audit for large proprietary companies, state government agencies and local government entities. Over the years, he has built his portfolio to also include managing consultancy services, corporate due diligences, solvency reviews and forensic audits.

His passion for corporate audits has enabled him to assist growing South Australian business to meet their financial reporting obligations within ASIC and compliance with the Corporations Act 2001. Juliano seeks to share his knowledge and experience with his clients to assist them to ease the financial reporting burden when transitioning to new financial reporting requirements.

Juliano has proven Local Government credentials, with substantial expertise in the areas of financial controls and accounting standards interpretations. Among his many achievements, he assisted a metropolitan council in South Australia to develop a robust financial internal controls framework that received an award at the 2016 LG Professionals Australia (first place in the category of Leadership in Financial Management).

Outside of work Juliano is a passionate soccer fan of the Almighty Corinthians and the Socceroos. He also enjoys writing and reading children's books to his daughter and spending time with his family



Kevin Young
Analyst

Kevin joined Galpins in April 2019, with this being his first role in the accounting industry. Kevin has primarily been involved in auditing schools, health clients, self-managed super funds and associations.

Prior to joining Galpins, Kevin worked in an administration role at the University of South Australia at the Mawson Lakes campus and the main office in the city.

Outside of work, Kevin enjoys playing darts at different associations and has been a South Australian representative for the last 5 years. He also enjoys travelling around the country with friends and family.

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Associate Member, CPA Australia





Patricia Cabasa
Analyst 

Patricia commenced with Galpins as an intern in March 2018. In January 2019, she progressed into the audit team as an Analyst and has been primarily involved in auditing schools, trust accounts, self-managed super funds, councils, and health clients. Patricia has consistently demonstrated a participatory team spirit that encourages accountability, teamwork, and the continuous improvement of desired results. 

She is currently undertaking studies to become a Chartered Accountant.

Outside of work, Patricia practices yoga; travels overseas to visit her family, and enjoys reading crime-fiction novels.

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Corporate Finance) 
  • Provisional Member of CAANZ


Scott Durham 
Business Advisor

Scott joined Galpins in July of 2017 to take on the role of tax manager at our Norwood office after spending the last 15 years working in a couple of boutique accounting firms. Scott has a well-rounded knowledge of taxation issues for SME's in particular the area of small business CGT concessions. His strong analytical skills and the ability to think outside the square is what differentiates Scott from other business advisors. If you would like to build a great working relationship with someone who is passionate about improving the value of your business, minimising your risks and reaching your goals, then give Scott a call today.

Away from work Scott loves watching his two daughters playing weekly sports and fishing trips to Yorke Peninsula with the family.


Simon Catlow 
Senior Analyst
 

Simon is an experienced auditor across a variety of organisations spanning Indigenous Associations, State Government, not-for-profit and private enterprise. Simon has gained a reputation amongst his clients for his friendly approach accompanied with his thorough understanding of client needs. Simon has particular expertise and experience in areas including data analytics, advanced use of Excel, real estate and solicitor trust account audits, government and independent school audits, and the preparation of financial statements.

Simon has undertaken several long term secondments in a variety of roles, including finance manager for local government entities, senior internal auditor and senior compliance officer at SA Government Departments. Simon continues to be a valued and respected member of the Galpins Norwood team and is the current manager of the audit team's graduate training program.

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Member, CPA Australia




Yiyan Liang (Doris) 
Analyst

Yiyan joined Galpins in January 2018 and has been involved in the auditing of schools, local councils and the health sector. Yiyan is a positive and easy-going person with excellent time management skills.

Prior to joining Galpins, Yiyan had work experience with KPMG, in a real estate company and internet company in China in fields of auditing, risk management and management accounting.

Outside of work, she enjoys playing games and reading books with her two children and also enjoys sporting activities such as badminton and basketball.

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Literature
  • Masters in Accounting and Finance
  • CPA China
  • Fellow, CPA Australia
  • Certified Internal Auditor Conferred by IIA

Zoe Hoang 
Senior Analyst
 

Zoe is a valuable senior member of the Galpins team, and her combination of experience, team leading and technical competence make her an asset to the audit team and her clients. She has strong knowledge of the complexities of financial systems and reporting and has been involved in auditing financial statements and systems for several years. Zoe has experience auditing a wide range of clients and she has been involved in several significant external audit engagements, including audits on behalf of the Auditor-General's Department for the Department of Health and all eight previous Natural Resources Management Boards.  She has conducted reviews of financial internal controls frameworks and has experienced in board reporting. Zoe also manages the Galpins portfolio of school audits, coordinating work flow and training and review of files. Zoe's highly developed communication and interpersonal skills combined with her strong ability to form client relationships provides an excellent service experience for our clients.

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Member, CPA Australia




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233 Commercial Street West
PO Box 246 Mount Gambier SA 5290


Stirling Office



Unit 4/3-5 Mount Barker Road
PO Box 727 Stirling SA 5152


Norwood Office



3 Kensington Road
PO Box 4067 Norwood South SA 5067


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