542 Partners was formed in mid 2013 by senior partners Craig Pisani, Stuart Brandman and Adam Brown. All in senior positions at mid-tier firms prior to forming 542, Craig, Stu and Adam knew there was more to accounting than crunching the numbers and providing client service with one eye on the clock.

Avid soccer players as well as clever accountants, the trio took the things they love about one of their favourite games and incorporated it into what they love to do: strategic accounting.

Speaking soccer, 4-4-2, is a widely used formation. It’s general knowledge there’s no optimal formation that your team can use for every match. Unless it’s the 5-4-2.

With 542 we add you. And that’s when we’ve got the winning combination to kick your business goals and then some.

So lets get started. Check out our team below.

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Adam Brown


About Adam

Adam gets a real kick out of helping people. He makes it his mission (and yes he has chosen to accept), to partner with his clients. He steers his clients towards financial success while ensuring all financial and compliance obligations are met.

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Craig Pisani


About Craig

Craig’s business card proudly states that he is an accountaholic. But it wasn’t always that way. Craig comes from a long line of accountants and growing up he thought he would break the mold by trying stints as an aspiring sportsman, marketing manager and IT guy. As much as he tried, Craig couldn’t resist the lure of the calculator and 15 years later, Craig has forged a healthy addiction to all things accounting.

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Stuart Brandman


About Stuart

Stu believes that thinking outside the box, being personable, proactive and reliable are a must in his line of work. Fortunately for Stu’s clients these attributes come naturally to him.

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Kieran Bowden


About Kieran

Kieran brings almost 10 years of experience to the 542 Partners team. After high school Kieran jumped straight into the workforce at a mid-tier firm whilst studying a Bachelor of Commerce. After graduating, he completed his Diploma of Chartered Accounting achieving top 10% of the state in Taxation.

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Katie Michael

Account Manager

About Katie

Katie joins the 542 team as our driven Account Manager. With a host of qualifications and 10 years’ industry experience, Katie is passionate about trust law and specialises in tax, particularly the passive wealth space.

Her experience spans across a variety of industries from construction to retail to name a few and has gained international exposure from working in a big four firm in New Zealand.

Katie is committed to meeting her client’s needs and enjoys forming genuine relationships, helping them achieve their desired lifestyles in and away from their businesses.

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Ebony Vining

Account Manager

About Ebony

Ebony returns to 542 as a seasoned Account Manager. With an abundance of experience and qualifications, Ebony has worked in the business accounting sphere for over 14 years. Since 2007 she has worked closely with 542 auditor extraordinaire Adam Brown, and has 10 years’ experience as an accounting maestro in public practice and 4 years as a Finance Manager in the aged, disability and not for profits sector.

Ebony is a self-confessed client centric accountant who makes it her mission to support her clients all year round. She loves to see her clients businesses grow and provide the support they need so they can focus on running their business. Her excellent understanding of accounting software such as Xero, allows Ebony to drill down into data and consistently deliver exceptional results and exceed client expectations.

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Vicky Kefalas

Account Manager

About Vicky

With over 10 years of industry experience Vicky joins the 524 team as Senior Accountant. Now, she is our Account Manager.
She holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting from the Australian Catholic University and like the rest of the 542 team is a Xero ninja.

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Cassie Mannion

Account Manager

About Cassie

With a knack for numbers, Cassie thrives on seeing her clients succeed. Considered in approach and result-focused in execution, her accounting style is largely driven by her positive attitude.

Having worked 7 years in accounting and 3 years in insolvency, Cassie is a natural problem solver who puts her client’s needs first and aspires to kick some big goals at 542 Partners.

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Billy Zhou

Account Manager

About Billy

Meet Billy Zhou, Account Manager at 542 Partners. Amassing over a decade of experience in public practice, Billy is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & Finance from University of Wollongong. With a reputation for building lasting client relationships through trust, transparency and tailored services, Billy embodies our dedication to personalised, top-tier service.

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Diana Fernandes

Senior Accountant

About Diana

Bubbly and driven Senior Accountant Diana, has over 8 years’ experience in Audit and Accounting in Chartered firms. Holding a Bachelor of Business degree, majoring in Accounting and also a certified Public Accountant, Diana is committed to getting great results for her clients. Her thorough and personable approach ensures Diana moves beyond compliance for her clients. Mining client data (one of her specialities!) Diana translates the numbers to give her clients real business insights and valuable advice.

On the weekends, you can catch her sipping on coffee while walking her dog along Wanda Beach.

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Kurtis Thompson

Senior Accountant

About Kurtis

With over half a decade of industry experience, Kurtis loves seeing his clients businesses flourish. His ‘think outside the box’ philosophy and genuine passion for accounting make him a valued asset to the 542 team.

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Jasmina Young

Senior Accountant

About Jasmina

Jasmina Young is a driven senior accountant, with over 25 years’ experience in accounting and business. Jasmina (Jas for short), loves delivering tangible results and has worked with some of Australia’s biggest organisations to transform their systems and processes, deliver business results and implement efficient financial management processes.

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Kurt Turansky

Senior Accountant

About Kurt

Kurt, currently completing a Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Accounting and Finance) at the University of Technology Sydney, joins the 542 team as a Cadet accountant.

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Mitchell Smith

Mitchell Smith


About Mitchell

Mitchell prides himself on his top-notch organisational skills and quality standards. Currently studying a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney he joins the 542 Partners team as an Accountant.

Mitchell is our newest accounting cadet who is eager to upskill and learn as fast as possible to apply his learnings to help his clients. Mitch initially wants to gain a broad-based experience before ultimately specialising in an area of interest after completing his studies. His enthusiasm will benefit his clients.

When he’s not kicking goals for his clients you’ll find him on the soccer field most weekends or at the beach.

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Alexandra Raatz

Junior Accountant

About Alexandra

Alex came to 542 partners looking to kickstart her accounting career in a firm that values a positive working and learning environment.

As Junior Accountant at 542 partners Alex, is currently completing her third year of a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) at the University of Sydney. With a keen eye for detail and a positive attitude, Alex’s clients see great results delivered with a smile.

On the weekends you’ll find Alex by the beach or on the soccer field for local team Seagulls FC.

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Joshua Mir

Junior Accountant

About Joshua

Joshua is currently studying a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting and Finance at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Joshua is highly motivated and results-oriented, with a strong work ethic. A genuine team player, he is always willing to go the extra mile for 542 clients.

We are excited to have Joshua join the 542 Partners team and look forward to seeing what he can accomplish in his role.

Outside of work, Joshua enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and going out with friends. He is also a member of the Connells Point Rovers soccer team.

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Jack Christodoulou

Cadet Accountant

About Jack

Intrigued by the emphasis on people over numbers, Jack eagerly joins 542 as a Cadet Accountant.

Bringing fresh energy and a people-centric approach, Jack is passionate about building connections with both colleagues and clients. Jack's standout quality lies in his love for engaging with people and his proactive approach to challenges, coupled with his commitment to personal and professional growth, making him a welcomed addition to our team.

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Nicholas Hadlow

Cadet Accountant

About Nicholas

Meet Nicholas, a Cadet Accountant at 542 Partners. Freshly graduated from Woolooware High School, Nicholas landed a sought-after cadetship after discovering 542 Partners at a career day.

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Zoe McCubben

Cadet Accountant

About Zoe

Welcome Zoe, one of our vibrant Cadet Accountants at 542 Partners. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting at the University of Wollongong, Zoe’s positive attitude and eagerness to learn align seamlessly with our commitment to innovation and growth.

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Melonie Little

Client Relationship Manager

About Melonie

Mel is the happy face of 542 Partners. A first point of contact for clients – yup that’s her desk at the front door! – Mel steers the 542 ship while responsible for day-to-day running operations.

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Alex Bostock

Client Relationship Manager

About Alex

Alex loves thinking outside the box to come up with creative ways to solve problems. After working in admin support roles in the financial sector, Alex worked in a professional support role in a Chartered Accounting firm.

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Kim Beslich


About Kim

Small in stature and big in personality, Kim is one of the friendly faces you will meet on arrival at 542.

Her commitment to always doing better, kindness and enthusiasm, makes her our much-valued receptionist. Kim’s love for bookkeeping, business administration and customer service has spanned 30 years, which saw her enter the accounting space after selling the family business.

Social butterfly Kim loves catching up with family and friends and taking long walks in our beautiful Shire.

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Erin Sheehan


About Erin

After over 16 years of working in the television production industry and seeking a new challenge, Erin joins the 542 team as a receptionist.

Erin brings an abundance of skills to her new role including strong leadership qualities and a motivated mindset honed from managing over 250 personnel on large scale productions. With a hands-on approach to work, Erin is eager to get in and get the job done to support the 542 team and clients.

Outside of work you can find Erin enjoying a cocktail or good glass of wine from her collection.

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