Deanne Thomas & Co. is a suburban accounting  firm, founded in 1997 by Deanne Thomas.

Since establishment in Frankston on the Mornington Peninsula, the firm has enjoyed significant growth and success due to its ability to deliver consistently superior services and retain clients.

Deanne Thomas, B. Bus (Acc), FCPA, CTA – Principal

Deanne founded Deanne Thomas & Co, in 1997 with over 35 years of public practice experience as well as holding a senior advisory role for 20 years. Deanne is a fellow of CPA Australia, a Chartered Tax Advisor of the Tax Institute, and a member of the SMSF Professionals Association of Australia. Deanne draws upon her depth of experience to provide accounting, taxation, superannuation services, business advice and she is an authorised representative of the SMSF Advisors Network Pty Ltd (Authorised Representative 1250212). She also specialises in the real estate, medical and educational sectors.

Peggy Choo, B. Bus (Acc), CPA, ACIS, ACSA – Senior Associate

Peggy has over 25 years of public accounting and superannuation experience. Prior to public accounting, Peggy worked in corporate secretarial services and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries. Peggy provides superannuation, accounting, taxation and secretarial advice to a large number of clients. She specialises in superannuation services.

Melissa Hobson, B. Bus (Acc), CPA- Manager

Melissa commenced her career in chartered accounting at Pitcher Partners over 21 years ago. She has both industry and public accounting experience. Melissa provides accounting, taxation, and business advisory services to individuals and small to medium enterprises.

Elaine Yap, M.Bus (Acc), CPA, FTIA

Elaine is a CPA with over 14 years of public practice experience. Elaine holds a Masters of Business, is a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and an associate member of CPA Australia.

Sarah Watt, B. Bus (Acc), CA

Sarah is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years experience in chartered accounting. Sarah commenced her career with Ernst & Young in audit and assurance, before joining our firm in 2013. Sarah is passionate about providing individuals in business with management and taxation advice.

Megan O'Shaughnessy, B. Bus (Acc), CA

Megan has over 10 years experience in chartered accounting. Megan commenced her career with Pitcher Partners Melbourne in the private clients division. Since joining our firm in 2015, Megan has been providing management accounting and taxation advice to family run businesses. Megan is currently on maternity leave and we look forward to welcoming her back in 2022.

Lisa Donnelly B Com SSA™

Lisa is passionate about SMSF and has extensive experience providing strategic and technical advice as well as compliance. She brings knowledge of Class Super and has assisted with our transition to the cloud. Lisa has over 16 years’ experience in public accounting and is accredited with the SMSF Association as a SMSF Specialist Advisor.

Michael McCarthy, B. Bus (Acc), CPA

Michael has over 16 years experience in public practice working with a diverse client base including construction, medical and small business. Michael has a special interest in capital gains tax and taxation planning strategies. He enjoys working with clients to improve all aspects of their lives. Michael likes spending time with his young family and exploring the natural environment.

Ann Burton, B. Bus (Acc)

Ann has over 30 years’ experience in Accounting and Business Services. Ann has provided payroll and in house accounting services to a range of industries including small to medium sizes and family run business. With a strong background in MYOB and XERO along with payroll and general accounting, Ann has joined our team to help meet your bookkeeping needs and assist with individual taxation returns.