Meet The Team
Our dedicated team are committed to ongoing professional development so you enjoy the best technical tax and accounting advice available. Below are the profiles on our team members and we invite you to contact them to discuss your accounting, tax and financial requirements.
In 1989 Rick Tyrrell completed his Accounting Degree at Victoria College, Burwood (now Deakin University). After obtaining his CPA Certificate and Public Practice Certificate he founded RJ Tyrrell & Co in April 1998. With more than 25 years experience in Public Accounting, Rick is proficient in all aspects of accounting and says, "Our mission is to help small business owners build their business and at the same time help individuals and families grow their wealth."
He is a firm believer in clients preparing regular interim financial statements because up to date figures allow business owners to make informed business decisions. Rick says, "You can't run a business looking in the rear view mirror all the time and current financial data opens up meaningful tax planning opportunites. Our clients want to grow their businesses and their profits and our focus on these aspects has given us a real point of difference compared to other accounting firms." He also says, "It's important to speak to clients in layman's terms because the tax environment we operate in is complex. We want clients to understand their numbers and the key profit drivers in their business".
Rick was born and bred in Pakenham. He had a distinguished sporting career in the area including 3 junior and 5 senior football premierships together with 5 best and fairest awards. He has coached senior teams at Pakenham and Tooradin and still plays local tennis and basketball. He takes great pride in coaching his son's football and basketball teams and his sense of community is very strong. In fact, since March 2008 he has served on the committee of the Pakenham Racing Club where he is the currently Chairman of the 'finance and audit' sub-committee. In that time he has been actively involved in the construction of the first new thoroughbred racing track in Victoria for 40 years at Tynong.
Outside the office he is a passionate Collingwood supporter who attends most games including every winning and losing grand final since 1977. He loves a great dinner party and a dance and can be found at the local gym when time permits. He says that helps justify a good glass of red!
Rick can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy has been with R J Tyrrell & Co since the practice was founded in 1998.
She started as our receptionist and studied to complete an Advanced Diploma of Business (Accounting) at Chisholm Institute. Upon completing her Diploma she transitioned across into an accounting position and Tammy now specialises in taxation matters for small business owners and individuals.
Her knowledge also extends to the tax and accounting aspects of Self Managed Super Funds which has become a niche area within our practice. A particular strength of Tammy's is her knowledge of various accounting software packages including MYOB and Cashflow Manager.Outside work, Tammy is a passionate Carlton supporter and enjoys the rivalry in the office with the Collingwood contingent.
Tammy can be contacted at: email@example.com
Nick joined the firm in October 2014 with 8 years previous experience in public practice.
As a senior accountant he is responsible for full end-to-end tax and accounting services, from initial interview through to preparation of financial statements and tax returns for various entities including sole traders, partnerships, trusts and companies. Over time he has developed some industry specialization with signwriting, furniture manufacture and sales, crane and equipment hire plus road safety product sales and installation.
Nick has advanced software skills with Microsoft Excel, MYOB and Reckon and says, “Conceptually, it is imperative to view every transaction that flows through your business as an investment in your future.” He loves the autonomy of his role and his professional qualifications include.
- Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Monash University (Caulfield)
- Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)
Outside the office he keeps fit and enjoys spending time with family and friends. He follows Melbourne Victory in the A-League and supports Essendon in the AFL.
Nick can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janelle joined the team in 2008 as our receptionist but with a background in accounts and with a keen eye for detail she decided working with numbers was her true vocation.
Janelle commenced studying for her Diploma in Accounting, being honoured with Student of Year in Accounting upon completion and a whirlwind trip to Sydney to receive her award. She was promoted to the position of Accountant in 2012. Her knowledge includes tax accounting, company compliance and in 2016 became Xero Certified. Her role is ever expanding and she is our 'go to' person around the office for any tricky matters with the Tax Office and ASIC plus our social media and marketing manager.Outside the office she leads a busy lifestyle enjoying time with friends, music festivals, exercising and generally trying anything new. She follows the home renovation programs, those skills coming in handy when she managed the office makeover in 2012.
Janelle can be contacted at: email@example.com
BEC O'BRIENReception & Administration
Bec began working at RJ Tyrrell & Co in July 2012. With over 15 years experience in customer service roles, she displays a strong focus and commitment on providing exceptional customer service. Bec has the ability to be flexible and respond to a range of situations. Bec benefits from a challenging hands-on and fast paced environment where she is able to multi-task and organise her time according to business demands. Her warm personality makes her the ideal front for our business and her wealth of knowledge means she assists many client queries at the source.Outside of the office, Bec’s interests include good food, shopping and spending time with her friends and her beloved dog.
Bec can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org