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About Us

The Jamiesons Team

We are committed to forming close partnerships with our clients.  This way we can understand your unique situation and customise the assistance we provide to suit your needs.  Our commitment to excellence is evident in the hardworking nature of our staff, and the exceptional service we offer.  Relationship building is a key criteria in the way we approach our work.

Our enthusiasm for our work means you are provided with a friendly team of professionals who are eager to use their expertise to help you succeed.

Business Team


Gary Cooper

Director, Accountant(CA)

Gary is a Chartered Accountant (CA), Registered Tax Agent, ASIC approved SMSF Auditor & has a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning). Gary has worked as an Audit Partner, a Financial Controller and as a Senior Manager in Tax and Business Services in South Africa, Poland and since 2002 Australia. He has worked for Big 4, 2nd tier & boutique firms. Gary is a former Treasurer for the Gold Coast Toastmasters Club. Gary's aim is to provide a complete tax, business and wealth package to clients so that they can focus on their core business.



Karen Dunnett

Accountant(CA), SMSF Specialist

(CA SMSF Specialist) Karen is a Chartered Accountant and Self Managed Superannuation Fund Specialist. Karen is primarily involved in the tax advising and business planning for small to medium business clients.  She was originally trained in South Africa and headed up an accounting practice there before emigrating to Australia in 2003.  She has over 20 years experience as a practitioner. Karen has strong community engagement and is the Treasurer of her local high school.

Jim Haworth


Jim has 35+ years experience as a Chartered Accountant.  He was previously a partner of a second tier firm in Brisbane city and decided to set up his own business in 2000.  His vast background incorporates business planning, litigation support, taxation, financing, restructuring and investment strategies through to helping clients implement the above activities to improve their financial health.

Key Staff Members

Key Staff Members

Leona Shanks

Senior Manager, Accountant, AIPA, AFA

Manager responsible for a wide array of client matters, workflow management and mentoring staff.  Leona has extensive knowledge of MYOB small business accounting packages. Away from the office Leona enjoys practicing yoga and catching up with family and friends.

Leona is also a member and  the treasurer for Soroptimist Gold Coast Inc. branch, a global organisation that assists women internationally, nationally and locally to lead a more fulfilling life by identifying and addressing issues relating to education, health, environment and economic development.

Judy Baker

Accountant, FIPA, FIFA

Judy has over 15 years experience in Public and Company Accounting, working for large Building and Construction companies in Victoria and recently in Queensland. She is a Fellow Member of both the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA). Judy enjoys all sports being a keen fan and competitor in Softball in the World Masters Games.

Nicole De Guzman


Accountant responsible for all areas of compliance work, including preparing company, trust and individual tax returns.

Kate L


Kate specialises in Self Managed Superannuation Funds and audits.

Jacksen Biberstein

Administration & Junior Accountant

Has started a new role in accounting after finding an interest in the field while assisting in client services, administration and providing technology assistance to all staff.  Jacksen has a passion for all things IT.

Alana Petts


Responsible for Catering, Reception, Corporate Compliance and debtors. Alana has a wealth of experience in office management and debt collection.

Jason Shi

Accountant (CA), SMSF Specialist

(CA) Chartered Accountant and CA SMSF Specialist, responsible for all areas of compliance work, preparing company and individual tax returns and is specialising in Self Managed Superannuation Funds and audits.  Jason spends his leisure time with his young family and enjoys the outdoors.

Grace Lear


(CA) Chartered Accountant responsible for all areas of compliance work, including preparing company, trust and individual tax returns. She provides bookkeeping services for some clients. Grace is a netball player who enjoys travel and exploring different countries.

Michael Hoch

Junior Accountant

A junior accountant who is responsible for general compliance tasks and self-managed superannuation funds. He is also in charge of handling all cryptocurrency onboarding for the firm.

Julie McDiarmid

Client Services Co-ordinator

Julie has many years of experience in providing high levels of customer service. She is first point of call for client enquiries and will ensure that the expectations of our clients have been met. She can provide assistance in relation to ATO enquiries, ASIC documentation, enquiries and debts and Xero queries. Julie is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) and can assist in relation to certification of documents, statutory declarations and many other actions which require a qualified Justice of the Peace.

Jeanne Lamprecht


Jeanne assists in the daily administration of the business, focusing on the day-to-day coordination of Self Managed Superannuation Fund workflow.

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