Graeme Dowsett – Partner

Graeme draws on over 37 years of accounting and taxation experience with exposure to all industry, business entities and structures.

With clients that span 3 generations he has established a close working relationship with his clients providing effective strategies to grow their businesses.  The loyalty afforded is reflected in the repeat business that he enjoys from his client base and the referrals of clients provided by them.

Graeme is a registered company auditor, fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Tax Agent and Chartered Tax Advisor.

Geoffrey Smith – Partner

Geoff has been at Vidal O’Brien for over 35 years and has extensive experience working with SME’s to maximise their business goals.

Geoff advises his long standing diversified client base on managing an SME business, taxation, succession planning and strategies to drive growth.

Geoff has clients involved in retail, primary production, manufacturing, the medical profession and not for profit organisations.

Geoff holds a Bachelor of Business degree, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Registered Company Auditor and Registered Tax Agent.

Ernest Ban

Ernest joined the company in 1989. He is an experienced Accountant in business services, accountancy and taxation.  Taxation returns for individuals, partnerships, trusts, companies and superannuation funds are skills Ernest brings to the company. Ernest’s contributions extend to setting up trusts, companies and superannuation funds as well as arranging all necessary government regulations for clients.

Emily Dowsett

Is a senior chartered accountant with our firm with over 18 years of experience in the industry. She works in our Northern Beaches office located in Mona Vale.

Emily has completed her Bachelor of Accounting along with completion of her professional year to become a Chartered Accountant in 1997.

Emily brings to our firm MYOB expertise, along with extensive hands on knowledge of accounting, tax, superannuation and planning for your future. She gains much of her job satisfaction from witnessing long term clients grow their wealth and achieve business plans.

The majority of Emily’s clients are made up of referrals and repeat business, and she attributes this to her ability to deliver individual advice and tailoring strategies in clear and easy to understand language in a timely manner.  She successfully combines a partnership approach with personal, customised service to all clients.

Emily is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a registered BAS Agent, and a Justice of the Peace. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Australian Catholic University.

Thanh Lam

Thanh has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Western Sydney Macarthur and is an Associate (ASA) member of the CPA.  He has been with the firm since 2001 and has over 10 years of professional accounting and taxation experience.  Thanh is responsible for a broad range of clients involved in primary production, small and medium enterprises in a wide range of industries.

Francis Nguyen

Francis has been a part of Vidal O’Brien since 2000.  During that time, has experience with a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from forestry, farming, mining, travel agency and registered clubs.  Francis specialises in financial reporting, budgets and cash-flow analysis as well as auditing (companies, registered clubs of NSW and self-managed superannuation funds).  In his spare time Francis enjoys playing tennis, golf and swimming.  Francis is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Jo Curtis

Jo is the Secretary for the firm and joined the team in 2010.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Macquarie University and brings skills learnt through education and previous social work experience to the company.  Her contribution to the team includes attending to:  secretarial demands; receptionist responsibilities; general office requirements; and filing and archiving.