Our team are dedicated to providing you and your business with personalised professional services. All our team members are committed to
ongoing professional development so you enjoy the best technical tax and accounting advice available. Below are the profiles on our team
Greg Diamond - Partner
Greg has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry, 10 in senior executive roles. Having worked for a large Corporate Superannuation fund during the global financial crisis he has seen first-hand the impact markets can have on clients portfolio’s especially when they have paid little attention to where their monies are invested. More importantly it showed him how quality personal financial advice has the ability to improve a clients retirement experience.
Greg is passionate about helping clients understand and achieve their retirement goals through an integrated approach which includes tax planning, structuring, investment management and insurance planning. Greg is a qualified CPA Accountant, Holds a Masters of Accounting, Bachelor of Business (Management & IT), Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) and is a JP.
Melanie Robinson - Partner
Melanie is a highly experienced advisor with over 25 years’ experience advising clients, her passion is Business and Self-Managed Super Funds , assisting clients to gain the maximum outcome in their business coupled with the structure of self-managed super to build wealth in super for the long term goal of retirement.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in accounting), SMSF Specialist Advisor ™ with the SMSF Association, Diploma of Financial Planning, Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, Fellow of the National Tax and Accountants Association, Registered Tax Agent, Authorised representative of Australian Unity
Jacqui Meredith - Senior Accountant
Jacqui joined the firm in May 2015, bringing with her 24 years’ experience in public practice at other accounting firms in Parramatta and various other firms on the Central Coast including providing bookkeeping services.
She works with the whole range of clients including small, medium and large business clients as well as Individuals. She completes the financial statements, BAS’s, tax returns, business valuations and other business advisory work for various entities including sole traders, partnerships, trusts, companies and Self Managed Superannuation Funds. Jacqui also prepares BAS and FBT returns and has specialist skills working with MYOB, Xero, Class and a range of various other accounting software packages. She says “I strive to ensure that the accounting and tax requirements of the client are done in an easy and stress free manner to make their life easier”
Qualifications & Memberships
- Associate Diploma in Accounting
- Member - Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
Jacqui describes the best part about working at More Than Numbers as, "Working with a great team, working on a diversified client base and the staff training." Outside of work she is the proud mother of two teenage sons and has been actively involved in their basketball club, team managing for a number of years. She enjoys travelling, reading and luckily enough, since she’s so heavily involved with the team, watching basketball.
Jacqui can be contacted on (02) 4389 7500 or via email at Jacqui@mtnaccounting.com.au
Bernadette Townley - Accountant
Bernadette joined More Than Numbers in February 2016 after 7 years at a mid-sized wholesale food supplier in country NSW. For the last 5 years she was assistant to the CFO while studying for her Bachelor of Accounting at Charles Sturt University and Accounts Receivable Manager at the same company for the 2 years prior to that.
She primarily works on small business clients with a focus on bookkeeping and wages. She's responsible for the preparation of business activity statements, financial statements and tax returns for various entities including sole traders, partnerships, trusts and companies. Bernadette actively seeks out ways for clients to improve their bookkeeping skills so they can focus their attention on successfully managing and growing their business. She says, “I am passionate about assisting people navigate their way through Xero. By helping clients with their everyday accounts, they can get on with the things they love to do to and build their own business.”
Professional Qualifications & Memberships
• Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
According to Bernadette, the best part about working at MGR is "being new to the industry, I find the firm very supportive, friendly and approachable. I believe that I will learn so much from the partners and my co-workers." Outside the office she is married with two teenage children and enjoys spending time with her family, coffee dates and dinners with family and friends. She also enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles and crafty things like sewing and knitting when she can find the time. Bernadette can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Siobhan Robinson - Financial Administrator
Siobhan previously worked in the banking sector, completing three years with ING Direct within their Mortgages, Superannuation and Advisory services departments before joining the firm in January 2016. She is Greg’s Financial Planning Assistant, focusing on the preparation and maintenance of client files, the preparation of reports and processing transactions.
Siobhan describes the best part about working at More Than Numbers, “its broad exposure to a range of industries, the team I work with and the location”. She is passionate about providing great service and is currently in the process of obtaining her Diploma of Financial Planning. Siobhan says “if clients don’t trust you, they will eventually stop doing business with you. It doesn’t matter how smart you are”.
- RG146 in Superannuation
Siobhan has a passion for creating art and unique pieces of work for people to enjoy. She can be contacted on (02) 4389 7500 or via email at email@example.com
Jess Davis - Accountant
Jess joined More Than Numbers in October 2018 after two years in a medium sized accounting firm in Coffs Harbour. She joined her previous firm as an accountant after completing a Bachelor of Business with The University of New England. Prior to commencing her accounting career Jess worked in Human Resources, which allowed her to gain a broader understanding of how businesses work.
She primarily works on preparing financial statements and tax returns for a range of entities, including sole traders, partnerships, trusts and companies. Jess aims to work with clients in a way that adds value to their businesses, provides a high quality of service and allows them more time to focus on managing other aspects of their business. Jess is in the process of completing the CPA Australia program.
Jess says that the best part about working at More Than Numbers is the variety of clients and the friendly, supportive and knowledgeable people.
Professional Qualifications & Memberships
- Bachelor of Business (University of New England)
- CPA Australia Program (Finishing in 2020)
When I am not at work or studying for my CPA, you will find me assisting the Coffs Coast Jump Club as Treasurer, spending time with my
partner and family, playing soccer or hockey, rock climbing and riding my horses. I also like to get involved in community fund raising
events wherever possible, for example, fun runs and other activities.
Amber De Araugo - Accounting Cadet/Trainee
Amber was previously employed as our receptionist, however, she felt a calling to accounting and will commence her Bachelor of Accounting in 2019.
She has been employed by the firm since August 2017, and has since been working as a trainee accountant which involves considerable bookkeeping plus the preparation of tax returns for individuals, sole traders and partnerships. She also liaises with and provides general support to clients and other staff members.
Professional Qualifications & Memberships
- Studying Certificate IV of Accounting at TAFE NSW (finishing in November 2018)
- Commencing Bachelor of Accounting at Charles Sturt University (commencing in March 2019)
She describes the best part of working at More Than Numbers as, "The great leadership from Greg and Mel, along with the support of our
friendly and welcoming team. Also the opportunities given to me to begin my career in Accounting."
When I’m not at work or TAFE, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and dog, getting outdoors as much as possible. Amber can be contacted on (02) 4389 7500 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Rigg - Receptionist
Jennifer is a very important member of our team being the ‘Director of First Impressions’ handling reception duties.
Her friendly nature makes her a key team member.
Jennifer has been married for 30 years and has two adult children. She enjoys the beach, reading and meditation.
Contact: To contact Jennifer, call (02) 4389 7500 or – email@example.com