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David Goodman FCA, Bachelor of Business - Accountancy, CTA, Diploma of Financial Planning, Diploma of Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking Management), AFSL 484965, AFP®, FBAA, LGMA, JP (Qual).

David was raised in Cairns attending Edge Hill Primary School and Trinity Bay State High School before leaving for boarding school at Church of England Grammar School in Brisbane. David undertook Tertiary Education at Queensland Institute of Technology (now Queensland University of Technology - Gardens Point Campus) obtaining a Bachelor of Business - Accountancy.

His entry into the professional workforce was with Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants in Brisbane one of the largest Firms in the world. David's area was audit and included local, national and international clients. At this Firm he completed his qualifications as a Chartered Accountant. David left this Firm to join what was Hall Chadwick (now Crowe Horwath) in Cairns as their Audit Manager. At this Firm he obtained his qualification as a Local Government Auditor and Tax Agent. David's interest in Local Government took him to Mulgrave Shire Council as the Finance Manager and Assistant to the Shire Clerk. Whilst at the Council David undertook Post Graduate Study to become a Town Clerk. Some of his assignments were published as future course material.

David left Mulgrave to commence his own Accountancy Practice at Smithfield in 1988. The Accountancy Practice is focused on small business enterprises and covers all areas including; audit, taxation, accountancy, management and corporate advice. David commenced a financial planning business in conjunction with his practice having obtained the appropriate qualifications as an Authorised Representative. To compliment this David qualified with a Diploma in Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking) and also a Diploma of Financial Planning.

The Firm's clients are located throughout Australia and overseas.

David holds the following qualifications; Bachelor of Business - Accountancy, Diploma in Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking), Diploma of Financial Planning, Local Government Auditor, Local Government Clerk. Registration as a Tax Agent, Australian Financial Services Licensee and Justice of the Peace (Qualified). David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Chartered Tax Advisor with the Taxation Institute of Australia, Member of the Financial Planners Association and Member of the Local Government Managers Association.

David has served on various Committees in a variety of roles including; Institute of Chartered Accountants Student Council in Queensland, Local Government Accountants in Queensland, Cairns/Mulgrave Rotary Club, Finance Director of Cairns Hockey Association, Chairman of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cairns Audit Committee, Member of KickArts Contemporary Arts Board and currently, Deputy Chairman and Treasurer of Trinity Anglican School Board, Treasurer of Far North Queensland Amateur Turf Club and Treasurer of Cairns Historical Society.

Mandy Beeton BSc, FCA

Mandy Beeton qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 after having first obtained an honors degree in Mathematics from the University of Surrey. Mandy has been in the Accountancy profession for over 20 years and emigrated to Australia in 2008. Mandy has also taken and passed her Australian accounting exams to bridge the gap in UK and Australian tax and law issues. Mandy has a diverse knowledge of different types and sizes of business, having worked in the UK, Bermuda and Australia in four different sized accounting firms.

Rachel Grant B.Com Acc PCA

Rachel began her career in administration at legal firms in Brisbane completing a traineeship in Office Administration, before moving to Cairns in 2000. Rachel then worked as a Bookkeeper for 5 years prior to joining Goodman Chartered Accountants in July 2005 as our Practice Manager. After completing a Diploma of Bookkeeping, a desire to expand her knowledge led Rachel to start studying her accountancy degree in 2007. Rachel took a break from our Office to start a family and to complete her accountancy degree. Rachel graduated from JCU in March 2014, obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accountancy and was awarded an Academic Medal for her coursework. Rachel re-joined our firm as a part time Accountant in July 2014. Rachel has nearly completed her studies in the Chartered Accountants program and will be qualified by mid 2017 as a Chartered Accountant.

Angela Town

Angela Town is responsible for the administrative procedures of the practice. Ange was born and raised in Melbourne before making a seachange with her husband and young son and has been living in Cairns since the start of 2013. Ange has almost 20 years experience working for Accountants in Melbourne as a Receptionist and Administrative Assistant and prides herself on providing clients with a high level of service in the most friendly and efficient manner. Ange and her family are settling into life on the Northern Beaches and are keen to be a part of the community and experience everything that life in Cairns has to offer.

Lauren Edge

Lauren Edge is our part time front office receptionist. Lauren was born and raised in England before moving to Australia with her family in 2007 at the age of 10. Lauren attended Edge Hill Primary School until 2009 and graduated from St Monica's College in 2014. Since completing senior Lauren has been studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology at James Cook University. Lauren has studied at both Cairns and Townsville JCU campuses and lived on college in Townsville. Lauren returned home to Cairns attending the Cairns JCU campus in 2016 to be closer to family. Lauren has taken up her other passion volunteering with both YAPS and The Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. Lauren has been a cheerleader with the Pride and is a keen follower of the team.




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