Our Team



Our team – Professional dependable and here to help you!


Geoff Gartly CA

Geoff Gartly CA

Director : Chartered Accountant and Business Adviser

Geoff is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 30 years professional tax and business advisory experience.

He excels in helping clients with practical business planning advice, driving innovation, growth and change. He has run his own practice Gartly & Associates for more than 15 years .

Geoff has a passion for helping business clients dealing with many variety of issues  and businesses by providing  practical advice. He has a vast knowledge in the area of property development, manufacturing,retail, IT online businesses and Self Managed Superannuation Funds to name a few.

Geoff recognises that “strategy ” is the key to small business and has undertaken extensive study in understanding the process of business exit planning and the need for careful planning for small family businesses. He has assisted many small business work through the maze of issues around buying, selling or transfering businesses including disputes.

Geoff is very well-known in the business community, and in 2011 was a finalist in the City of Glen Eira’s Citizen of the Year Awards. He is an active member of the Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Rotary Club and has been closely involved in the founding of a Bendigo Community Bank in North Road, as well as the Traders Association in Ormond. Geoff is the Group Leader for his kids’ Scout group at 5th/6th Central Moorabbin Scout Group. He also has been an active member of the Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Rotary Club.

Geoff and his wife, Vicki, have a young family who enjoy the great outdoors ad hockey

When not at work, Geoff’s weekends are spent in the outdoors or watching his kids play hockey at Southern United Hockey Club and bike riding.

Geoff believes that small business owners should enjoy a balanced life. Just get out and do it as life is too short to worry about the small things


Vicki Gartly


Office Manager

The practice is very fortunate to have the services of Vicki Gartly to manage the fine details of practice administration.

Vicki is a local Kilvington girl, and before taking on leadership responsibilities at Gartly’s, she built a successful career in Channel 9 Television, where she held a creative role. The meticulous attention to detail required in pre and post production of Channel 9’s shows, commercials and promotions transfer beautifully to our practice, which is totally committed to providing outstanding care to every detail of our clients’ accounting needs.

Vicki joined Geoff almost 16 years ago and has undertaken studies in Taxation Return preparation and has an extensive understanding in preparation of individual returns and the administration surrounding taxation lodgements. Vicki is the PFA Treasurer for Brighton Secondary College and enjoys supporting fundraising at the School.

In her spare time she enjoys bushwalking, bike riding, gardening and planning the next camping trip.


Vanessa Serpanchy


Administration Manager

Vanessa has her finger on the pulse when it comes to assisting you.

Prior to joining Gartly & Associates she had extensive experience in administration and worked for a large 2nd tier Accounting Group.

Vanessa is responsible for all the support tasks that makes the office work like clockwork.

As our Tax Office Liaison Officer she knows which buttons to push when an ATO issue arises. She also prepares all Company and Trust Setups and attends to corporate secretarial matters for our clients. She attends to a million administrative duties and keeps us running smoothly, as well as monitoring job-flow matters for our client.

Vanessa has just completed her Diploma of Accounting and her academic results are nothing short of excellent. She loves cooking, walking and looking after her family and her two adorable dogs.


Hong Lian Yeap CPA


 Senior Accountant

 When  it comes to Tax and accounting clients love Hong.

When it comes to Tax and accounting detail, Hong’s experience and zest to learn leads the way through the jungle of tax law and legislation.

With over 20 years experience working with small businesses and dealing with Australian Taxation law and GST she understands the issues that clients face.

A certified XERO adviser with an indepth knowledge of SMSF, there is not a technical matter that Hong hasn’t got her finger on the pulse about.

Hong loves getting results for clients and working out the most practical way to overcome a tax issue or bookkeeping challenge.

Hong enjoys reading, walking and cooking up storm in the kitchen.


Michael Dao

Graduate Accountant / Xero certified

Every accountancy practice needs a Michael – someone who can be relied on to carefully attend to clients’ cloud accounting . Our clients benefit from Michael’s ability to assist with their bookkeeping/accounting needs and cloud accounting challenges.

Michael has recently graduated as a Accountant from Swinburne University. Prior to joining our team he has had over 10 years in the Pharmacy industry assisting customers with medication dispensing and has very calm manner when dealing with problems.

Michael is a competent user of MYOB, XERO, Quickbooks and Quicken and understands Cloud Accounting. Michael has also understands add on programs such as Tradify, Deputy, and  ServiceM8.

Michael has a passion for motorsports and computers and also loves cooking and entertaining. Michael enjoys a challenge and looks forward to assisting you with your Cloud computer issues.


Claudia Maguire

Administration – Under Graduate Accountant

We are excited to introduce Claudia as our newest member of our team.

Claudia is studying  her 3rd year at Monash  University and also assists part time to keep our administration area ticking along.

Our administrative team is one that you can count on to get the job done and aims to provide a high level of professional service to our clients.  Claudia is a keen learner and has a friendly smile to help  welcome clients.


Claudia loves sport in particular netball and swimming and excelling beyond her personal boundaries.


Gwen Connop CA

Senior Chartered Accountant and Business Advisor

In 2008 Ferres Ryan Connop, Chartered Accountants, merged with Gartly & Associates.

Gwen has over 40 years of professional experience, with particular expertise in Taxation Law, Business Planning, Business Succession and Estate Planning strategies.

She has an eye for detail and her knowledge and experience is a great asset for the Team at Gartly & Associates.

She loves Golf and her walking her dog.


Business Name: Gartly & Associates Phone Number: 0395979966