Meet The Team

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Brian McCleary

Partner

Brian founded the firm in 1996 after holding partnership positions in national and country based practices. He is highly respected by his peers and loyal clients. Brian ensures that his staff work to the highest standards to provide his clients the first class service they have grown to expect.

In his 40 plus years in practice Brian has acquired a formidable range of expertise and experience. His client portfolio includes a number of major companies and professional firms and farming clients whom he advises on a wide range of commercial issues.

Brian hold a Masters Degree in Commerce, membership of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and is a registered Tax agent. Brian is also a Company Auditor.

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Peter Rae

Partner

Peter has worked with Brian since 1993 and joined as partner in the firm in 2003.

Through a series of acquisitions, new offices were opened in Barham, Echuca and Rochester.

Peter has a keen sense for business, and is an active participant in helping small businesses and people wishing to manage their own superannuation through their own personal fund, which he can assist you to establish. He can also help you navigate through the many pitfalls that lie in the way.

Peter holds an Honours Degree in Economics, is a Self Managed Super Fund Specialist and Auditor, a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and is a Registered Tax Agent.

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Adam Menadue

Partner

Adam began his accounting career in 1998. He joined the practice in 2006, and became a Partner in 2013.

As part of embracing changes in technology, the practice has undertaken revision of its systems and processes, and Adam has enjoyed working with the team in the search for efficiency across the practice.

Whilst work is primarily in the office environment, Adam finds himself working effectively with clients directly at their kitchen table.
More recently, there has been the opportunity to work closely with our audit clients and small businesses in a personable manner, helping with processes and software improvements.

Adam has a Bachelor of Business Accounting, is an affiliate member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and a Registered Tax Agent. 

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Kate Barlow

Partner

Kate has over 20 years experience in the accounting industry, starting her career in 2000. Kate became a partner at Brian McCleary & Co Accountants in 2017. 

Based in the Echuca office, Kate works in a broad range of sectors from farming to retail service industries and Self-managed Superannuation Funds. She has many years' experience in Business Advisory, Tax and GST Compliance. Kate enjoys seeing her clients achieve their business and financial goals.

Kate is a Chartered Accountant in Australia and New Zealand, a registered Tax Agent, and a registered Financial Adviser. 

Kate has a Graduate Diploma in Accounting, Bachelor of Accounting, Diploma of Financial Planning and a Bachelor of Agriculture (Hons). 

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Rebecca Todd

Admin

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Colleen Henderson

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Accountant

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Paul O'Donnell

I.P.A
Accountant

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Linda Freshwater

Office Manager
Company Secretary

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Leo Benbow

Accountant

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Leonie King

Accountant
Self Managed Super Fund Specialist

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Shannon Bulmer

Bookkeeper
Cloud Accounting Specialist

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Janine Barlow

Bookkeeper
Could Accounting Specialist 

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Christine Tushuizen

Bookkeeper

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Kylie West

Bookkeeper
Cloud Accounting Specialist

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Andrew Byrne

Audit Team

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Bill Johnson

Audit Team

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Manraj Virdi

Accountant
Graduate

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Megan Chaplin

Admin

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Brooke Keam

I.P.A
Accountant

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Belinda James

CA ANZ
Accountant

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Navjot Kaur

Accountant

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Andrew Skyes

CPA
Accountant

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Nikki Barrington

Bookkeeper
Self Managed Super Fund Specialist

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Sharell Pushparaj

Accountant
Cloud Specialist

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Jacob Barrington

Accountant
Cadet

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Paula Knight

Bookkeeper

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Elle Trist

Accountant
Cloud Specialist

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Linda Archard

CA ANZ
Accountant

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Melanie Horne

Bookkeeper

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Maree Whelan

Bookkeeper

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Kerry Summers

Bookkeeper