About Us

About Us

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The Firm

Irwin & Associates was founded in 1974. We are a Queensland based firm of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA). Our team of professionals are engaged in providing quality services to our clients so they can rely on us for various business services and they can concentrate on their mainline business.

Our aim is to provide the best solution to our clients in the field of taxation, accounting and finance.

We have three accounting offices, they are located at The Gap & Samford Village in Brisbane and Southport on the Gold Coast.

Our Directors

Mark Irwin CPA – Director

Mark has been a Partner of Irwin & Associates since 1987. He has been a CPA since 1986 and is a chairman of several private Company boards as well as Chairman of the RIRDC Wildflowers and Native Plants Advisory Committee, Board member of Wildflowers Australia and on the QLD Sub Districts Management Committee. Mark is also a life member of the Valley Districts Cricket Club and received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000.

Russell Maddock CPA – Director

Russell completed his Bachelor of Business degree at QUT in 1991 and was admitted as a CPA in 1995. He joined PB Irwin& Associates in the same year. He became a partner in 2002. Russell works from both the Brisbane and Gold Coast offices running up plenty of mileage on his car. Outside of work his passions are his family, classic Sunbeam cars and Hillman Imps.

Our Team

Janelle Brent CPA – Senior Accountant

Janelle has over 10 years experience in the accounting profession completing her Bachelor of Commerce in 2004 at the University of Queensland. She was admitted as a CPA in 2010 and became a registered tax agent in 2014. Prior to undertaking her accounting career Janelle worked in the legal field as a legal secretary/para-legal for over 10 years. Janelle is a member of the Zonta Club of Pine Rivers Inc, a club that seeks to empower women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy. In her spare time Janelle enjoys camping & fishing with her family as well as live music, socialising with friends and arts and crafts.

Xuerui Pan CPA (Patrick) – Senior Accountant

Patrick joined Irwin & Associates in 2009. He has a strong academic background including Master of Professional Accounting from University of Queensland and Bachelor of Finance from Shanghai University and is a member of CPA. As a senior business service accountant, Patrick has extensive experience in preparing financials and tax returns for medium sized entities. He has a sound knowledge of taxation, is proficient in the operation of accounting software and has excellent communication skills to liaise with clients. All these make him  an important member of the Irwin’s team.

Yen Lee – Accountant

Yen completed her bachelor degree in Accounting from University of Queensland in the year of 2008. She then furthered her study in accounting by completing a master degree with Queensland University of Technology in 2009. Yen joined Irwin & Associates in 2011 as a junior accountant & works in all areas of accounting with an interest in Business Activity Statements (BAS).

Krishna Patel – Accountant

Krishna completed his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) in 2011 from James Cook University – Brisbane. He joined Irwin & Associates in May 2012 as an Accountant. His areas of expertise are Individual, Trust, Partnership and Company Tax returns. Krishna also loves IT stuff & playing with accounting software.

Chrissy Tang – Accountant

Chrissy completed her Bachelor of Business degree at Southern Cross University in NSW in 2010 and Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting in China the same year. Further to this she did her Diploma of Business Administration at James Cook University in 2012. Chrissy joined Irwin & Associates in 2013 as a Junior Accountant. After work she really enjoys travelling.

Michael McConnachie – Accountant

Neola Schon – Office Manager – Gold Coast Office

Neola has been working in the Business/Property and Accounting Industry for over 20 years. Her qualifications include a Cert III in Administration, Cert IV in Real Estate, and a Diploma in Real Estate Management. Neola has a close affinity with the people in the Gold Coast’s Northern Suburbs where she has lived for over 18 years. She prides herself on providing a professional, quality service and aims to constantly improve her ability to achieve the desired results of our many valued clients in a professional and diligent manner.

Jacqueline Wilson – Client Service officer

Jacqueline joined Irwin & Associates in July 2015 on a part-time basis. She has a strong background in administration and client services in a variety of industries, but has also worked in the travel industry, having once worked as a tour guide, escorting coach tours around Europe. She has a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages, speaks French and German and has a working knowledge of Italian. In her spare time Jacqueline enjoys travelling, learning about other countries and cultures, scrapbooking, researching her family history and singing in a community choir.

Sharon Irwin

Find Us – The Gap

Head Office Address

Suite 8 The Gap Professional Ctr
23 Glen Affric Street
The Gap QLD 4061
Phone: 07 3300 4633
Fax: 07 3300 5758

Find Us – Gold Coast

Gold Coast Address

Suite 8
23 Musgrave Avenue
Chirn Park QLD 4215
Phone: 07 5532 5050
Fax: 07 3300 5758

Find Us – Samford

Samford Address

Shop 9 Samford Country Centre
19 Main Street Samford Village
Samford Village QLD 4520
Phone: 07 3300 4633
Fax: 07 3300 5758

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