James grew up and attended school here in Orange. He went to the Australian National University in Canberra, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce.
He has 20 years experience working in accounting firms in Orange including, Derek Pigot & Associates, Yates Baker McLean and now Pearce Accounting.
James has been a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia since 2002, he is also a Registered Tax Agent, Registered Company Auditor and a Law Society External Examiner.
James' experience includes:
Sree joined Pearce Accounting in June 2012 and is a CPA Member. Prior to commencing employment with Pearce Accounting Sree worked in various roles of accounting in both Australia and India.
Sree enjoys many different aspects of accounting but particularly problem solving and working closely with clients to achieve their tax and accounting goals. She has particular interest in deceased estates, capital gains and tax compliance.
She understands the challenges business owners face and is passionate about teaching clients the importance of cashflow management in business and has recently participated in a pilot program with the ATO aimed at equipping business owners with the tools to manage cashflow.
Sree loves meeting new people from various backgrounds and being from India herself brings a multicultural dimension to the firm.
Sree's experience includes:
Mel joined Pearce Accounting as the firms first ever employee in September 2009. Mel is the first point of contact for clients calling or visiting the office. She has a diverse range of administration experience including managing her own business and therefore understands the pressures and obligations small business owners face.
Although Mel’s main role at this stage is managing the office, her duties extend to assisting our clients with Xero and basic bookkeeping enquiries. Mel’s passion is assisting business clients to manage and navigate the sometimes-daunting task of the bookkeeping side of their business. She is currently studying Certificate 4 in bookkeeping and accounting to become a qualified bookkeeper.