Every journey is different – that’s why we work closely with our clients, focusing on the parts of their business that matter most. Our leaders have a hands-on approach, offering solutions based, personalised and proactive service. We understand the intricacies of privately-owned companies and the complexities of running an independent business.
Gerry Farlanga is a name synonymous with Arnold Stevens Finlay - after all, he co-founded the practice in 1997 at the ripe old age of 27 years old.
Since then, Gerry has been recognised as a foremost authority on tax in the Parramatta area. Time has not slowed Gerry down; you will still find him arriving into the office before 7 am and being one of the last to leave.
Gerry is passionate about providing real timely assistance to his clients in real estate, trades, property development, professional services, retail, and manufacturing businesses. He also sits on several business boards to act as a mentor and coaching clients to realise their business potential.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia. Gerry also holds the designation as a Specialist Financial Planner from the Institute and is an Authorised Representative of Australian Unity.
Gerry's youngest has finally started uni, so he is looking forward to converting one of the rooms into a Man Cave and putting his feet up.
Daniel seems to have discovered the elixir of youthfulness, as he does not appear to have aged since joining ASF in 2005. Despite the youthful appearance, Daniel is the force behind our business, with an impressive acumen for thinking outside the box and bringing a fresh perspective to processes.
Since joining ASF in 2005, Daniel has used his extensive experiences across a broad range of industries including the medical profession, solicitors, real estate, retail & manufacturing, and the primary production industry to assist small and medium-sized enterprises and high net wealth individuals to achieve their financial and business goals.
Daniel was promoted to Senior Manager in 2010 and became a Principal in July 2013.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales as well as being a Chartered Accountant and a Registered Tax Agent in Australia.
Daniel loves to travel and he usually has his itinerary planned and the tickets booked 12 months in advance.
Alan is the drive behind our China Practice, with his experience and ability to communicate the complex Australia tax laws to new Chinese businesses and individuals seeking investment opportunities. Given his background, he is able to understand the cultural and economic differences in operating in these two jurisdictions, and provide tailored solutions right from the establishment of operations to its exit.
Alan joined Arnold Stevens Finlay as a senior accountant in April 2006 and became a principal in 2013.
With over 20 years of extensive experience, he provides taxation, accounting, assets protection strategies, and business development advice for small to medium businesses from a range of industries including importing, retailing, primary production, professional practice, real estate, trades, and self-managed superannuation.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Applied Tax from the University of New South Wales as well as being a Chartered Accountant, SMSF Auditor and a Registered Tax Agent in Australia.
Alan is a proud father of three boys, and spends his weekend transporting them to their extra-circular activities.
Known as the quite achiever, Marcus started with ASF as an intermediate in March 2010. He has grown through the ranks and became a Principal in November 2020.
Marcus works with SMEs and individuals from diverse industries including transport, building & construction, automotive, real estate and professional services that want to grow and protect their business. He ensures that the advice provided to clients is not only compliant but is also in the client’s best interest ensuring they can achieve their business and personal objectives.
He holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce Accounting from Macquarie University as well as being a Chartered Accountant.
Marcus loves to spend time with his two children and can regularly be found being a kitchenhand & delivery driver for his wife’s thriving cake business.
Nav started as a graduate accountant with ASF in 2007. After his initial stint, he ventured into the larger accounting practices to extend his experience, and he returned as an Associate Principal in early 2019. He was promoted to Principal in January 2021.
Nav is our technical specialist, and can often be found researching and writing tax advice. He is also passionate about the way technology can be used to disrupt and create efficiencies for the client, from improving processes to how the data is captured. To that end, he is certified in Spotlight Reporting, Syft Analytics and Futrli.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Applied Finance double degree from Macquarie University as well as being a Chartered Accountant.
When not in the office, Nav loves to travel with his four kids and play and watch as much sports as time permits.
Taylor Quill is an integral part of our team who has been with us since the beginning. Taylor Quill is an expert at answering even the most complex accounting questions.
Kris Ward has been an integral part of our team for years as our Head Accountant and is one of our clients’ favorites. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.