About Us

Our Mission

To provide our clients with complete financial care, ensuring all their financial, taxation, and accounting needs are met while providing a friendly and family-oriented workplace. 

With tax and regulation rules constantly changing, you deserve peace of mind. To this end, Brindleys Chartered Accountants are committed to actively attending professional education programs to keep abreast of all the changes in the Australian taxation and financial systems. We strive to improve our knowledge and expertise to ensure we excel in and provide the very best accounting, taxation and financial services. 

The firm was established in 1953, and over the years we have grown in size. The Brindley Chartered Accountants team consists of three qualified professional accountants, two partly qualified accountants, two paraplanners and two support specialists. 

We assist a diverse range of clients, from individuals to small and medium-sized business, located in many different areas of Australia.

Allan Brindley

Allan Brindley

Partner CA, BEc (SYD), GradDip IT (CSU), BSocSci (Psych) (Hons) (CSU)

Allan is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years experience in providing accounting, auditing and taxation advice. Since becoming an Authorised Financial Planning Representative in 1996, Allan has been providing financial advice to clients in many areas including: wealth building, tax minimisation strategies, superannuation, accounting and investment advice

Allan is a Registered Tax Agent, Registered Company Auditor and a JP. Allan has completed a Graduate Diploma in IT at Charles Sturt University. He is also a MYOB Certified Consultant and Xero Certified Advisor.

Allan's interests and hobbies include bushwalking, cycling and reading. Allan is an Authorised Representative of Lonsdale Financial Group Limited. AFSL 246934.

Suzanne Brindley

Suzanne Brindley

CA, BEc (SYD), Grad Dip Adv Tax (NSW)

Suzanne is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years experience in providing accounting, auditing and taxation advice and services. Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Sydney University and a Graduate Diploma of Advanced Taxation from the University of NSW.

Suzanne's interests and hobbies include cycling and bushwalking.

Tania Harris

Tania Harris

CPA, BEc (SYD), JP

Tania is a Certified Practising Accountant with more than 25 years experience in providing accounting and taxation advice. Tania holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from Sydney University.

Tania's professional interests include Self Managed Super Funds & advising clients on software packages such as MYOB, Quickbooks and Xero.

Outside of work, Tania's interests and hobbies include reading, sewing, photography and music.

Shane McDermott

Shane McDermott

CERT IV Banking, Finance & Accountancy

Shane has 13 years of Accountancy experience, having joined Devocht & Co in 2005. Previously from Hawkesbury, Shane & his family relocated to the Mudgee region to take up the opportunity at Brindleys.

Shane has a long history in Finance and Business having previously been employed in the banking and construction industries.

Shane is an avid sports fan and enjoys a round of golf when he can.

Deborah Sprigg

Deborah Sprigg

Deb has been with us since moving to Mudgee with her family in 2001. When Deb started working as our receptionist she brought a wealth of experience and expertise from her previous job in administration at an Insurance Brokerage Firm in Sydney. Deb has recently moved into a PA role for our Director Allan Brindley.

In her free time, Deb loves to relax with a good book and enjoys movies of all genres, especially musicals. Deb has also recently discovered the joys of what she likes to call "Glamping" (glamorous camping) and is looking forward to getting some use out of her new pop top caravan in 2020.

Kate Ashworth

Kate Ashworth

Kate joined the firm in July 2018, taking up a bookkeeping role. She has over 15 years' experience in bookkeeping for small to medium-sized businesses and now works with our accounting team preparing activity statements and income tax returns.

Kate is also studying to complete a Bachelor of Accounting degree at Charles Sturt University.

Outside of work and study, Kate enjoys getting into a good book, as well as gardening and patchwork quilting.

Kate is currently on maternity leave.

Kathleen Smitheram

Kathleen Smitheram

Kat joined the firm in July 2020 as a Paraplanner. She brings ten years of office administration experience, with seven years in the finance industry in a Stock Broking office.

Kat relocated to Mudgee in 2012 and is enjoying raising her children in our beautiful town. Outside of work, Kat can be found chasing after her two young sons, curled up with a book and a LARGE cup of coffee, binging Netflix or cross-stitching.

Emily Player

Emily Player

Emily is a Mudgee local that comes from a background of hospitality and retail. After obtaining her Certificate III in Business Administration and joining us in 2019, she is enjoying her new role and all the new experiences it has to offer.

When Emily is not at work, she likes to spend as much time outdoors with her family as possible, exploring the beautiful sites the Mudgee region offers.

Jessica Simunic

Jessica Simunic

BBus (UON), JP

Jess is a graduate from the University of Newcastle who joined the firm as a paraplanner and marketing coordinator in mid-2018, after relocating to Mudgee. She holds a Bachelor of Business degree and majored in Marketing and Management. Jess is currently studying to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning.

Outside of work, you can find Jess either in her garden, picking out a good book at the library, or training with the Mudgee Wolves ladies team.