Our Staff

David Cooper


David has over 30 years' experiences in all aspects of business including SME's, corporate and government. In addition to providing taxation services, David assists both individuals and business owners to reach their full potential, and has expertise in strategic business planning, Marketing, Training and Management. He is an active church member and a passionate (if not misguided) supporter of the Geelong Football Club.

Nick Neocleous 

Tax Manager

Nick worked for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) until 2014. before venturing into private practice. This provides him with wealth of knowledge and experiences in tax law and processes. While at ATO, he perform numerous roles in various business line including: Large Business and Multi Nationals, Small and Medium Enterprises and Indirect Taxes. Posseses strong academic skills as well as extensive experiences in taxation and accounting which ensure that he is able to adapt to any working environment. Nick also a passionate Richmond supporter

Margaret Hipwell

Practice Manager

Looks after the running of the office, including accounts, invoicing, ASIC compliance, assisting with workflow management and database maintenance. Margaret is a wonderful cook and we would like to officially hold her chocolate brownies responsible for any growth in the staff waistlines.

Ali Farokhi CPA


Ali has a Master of Accounting and Financial Management from La Trobe University and has recently completed his CPA studies.. Ali has strong analytical skills to develop innovative approaches to problems and enjoys creating comprehensive reports helping decision making processes.  He loves spending time with his family, watching soccer and doing family bike riding around Geelong region.

Daniel Brockett

Assistant Accountant

Daniel joined the team at Certum in the role of an Assistant Accountant. He provides supports and assists with general office duties as required. Daniel currently studying 'Bachelor of Sport Management/ Bachelor of Business' majoring in Accounting.  Daniel likes playing sport, reading and studying.

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