Directors

Anthony Ciarroni - Director

Anthony Ciarroni is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (CAANZ) and commenced his career by joining Alan Pears in his firm back in July 1992.

Anthony has been practising as a Business Service Specialist since 1992 with clients in the corporate and SME market space. He consults to our small to medium enterprise clients providing assistance with management consulting, tax matters, structuring advice and succession and retirement planning and has had considerable experience in these areas.

In addition, Anthony has experience in liaising with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on technical issues including private ruling submissions and other tax audit issues. He prides himself on being a key advisor and business partner for our corporate and SME clients to assist them in all aspects of their business.

Anthony has also obtained his Diploma of Financial Planning and is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited and a Director of Pears Wealth Advisors Pty Ltd. With this qualification Anthony is authorised to provide advice to our self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) clients.

Membership & Qualifications

  • Fellow member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (previously Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning from Mentor Education
  • Bachelor of Business Degree (Accounting) from the University of Technology
  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) of the Tax Institute
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor
  • Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited

Email: aciarroni@pearsca.com.au

Leo Ciarroni - Director

Leo Ciarroni commenced his professional career in 1992, working with Young Barnsdall & Co (now known as Pitcher Partners) under their cadetship program and completed his Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 1995. He then joined Hill Rogers in 1997 during which time he was admitted as a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (CAANZ). He was appointed Manager of one of Hill Rogers Business Services Divisions and was involved in advising and assisting small to medium enterprises (SME) with their general accounting and taxation issues.

In July 2002 Leo joined Pears Chartered Accountants bringing with him considerable knowledge gained at these two medium tier firms. Leo has considerable experience in advising SME, providing them with strategic planning, taxation and general business services advice. He has experience in taxation advising and planning, business planning and management, budgeting, cash flow projections and reporting, preparation of annual financial accounts, superannuation fund (SMSF) and auditing.

Leo also has extensive experience in accounting software systems and has been an MYOB Certified Consultant since 1999.

Leo is a Registered Company Auditor and has extensive experience with auditing the financial reports of SME and non-for-profit entities.

Leo has also obtained his Diploma of Financial Planning and is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited and a Director of Pears Wealth Advisors Pty Ltd. With this qualification Leo is authorised to provide advice to our self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) clients.

Membership & Qualifications
  • Fellow member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (previously Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning from Mentor Education
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of NSW
  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) of the Tax Institute
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited

Email: leo@pearsca.com.au

Andrew Elias - Director

Andrew Elias is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (CAANZ) and commenced with Pears Chartered Accountants in June 2004.

Andrew specialises in business services and provides a range of advice in accounting, taxation and superannuation and has had considerable experience in these areas.

In addition, Andrew also assists in managing our audit clients and assisting the audit director. He provides advice to our small to medium enterprise (SME) clients and assists them with compliance, tax matters and structuring advice. Andrew is also a self-managed superannuation fund auditor and has considerable experience and knowledge in relation to self-managed superannuation funds.

Andrew has also obtained his Diploma of Financial Planning and is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited and a Director of Pears Wealth Advisors Pty Ltd. With this qualification Andrew is authorised to provide advice to our self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) clients.

Membership & Qualifications
  • Associate of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (previously Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning from International Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Degree (Accounting) from the University of Western Sydney
  • Associate of the Tax Institute
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor

Email: andrew@pearsca.com.au

Alan Pears - Consultant

Alan Pears is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (CAANZ), having qualified in 1972. He established his firm back in 1974 when he commenced on his own.

Alan's extensive experience and knowledge enables him to provide sound business advice to small and medium business clients. Alan's area of work is mainly in taxation, audit and business services. Alan also has extensive experience in valuing businesses and has had experience in litigation in the Family Court on behalf of business clients.

In addition to Alan's commitment to his work, he is also actively involved in the Kuring-Gai Motor Yacht Club being a Past Commodore and has been actively involved in the affairs of the CAANZ.

Membership & Qualifications
  • Fellow member of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (previously Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia)
  • Associate of the Tax Institute
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor
  • Registered Company Auditor

Email: apears@pearsca.com.au

Melissa Probin - Practice Manager

Melissa Probin commenced with Pears Chartered Accountants in May 2004. She began her employment as the Administration Assistant and was in this role for about 6 years before moving into the role of Practice Manager in July 2010. During that time Melissa has become an integral part of the firm managing the office and our administration team. She attends to all the secretarial and administration needs of our clients.

Membership & Qualifications
  • Certificate II in Business (Administration) obtained in 1999

Email: mprobin@pearsca.com.au

Our Team

We have experienced and loyal staff who are committed to providing a friendly and efficient service to our clients. The majority of our staff have been employed for more than five (5) years and being a small firm we pride ourselves on our personal approach and high quality service.

We employ experienced support staff and qualified accountants. We also employ accounting students and provide them with support and training during their employment with our firm.

Type of Clients

Our client base is steadily expanding and we have clients involved in the following industries:
  • Manufacturing
  • Motor Industry
  • Small Family Proprietary Companies
  • Hotel & Liquor Industry
  • Earthmoving & Plant Hire
  • Property Development
  • Wholesalers
  • Information Technologies
  • Media Personalities
  • Computer Services
  • Professional & Consultancy Services
  • Retail
  • Medical Practitioners
  • Investment
  • Legal Profession

In particular we have large, long term clients involved in Food Manufacturing, Earthmoving & Plant Hire and Retailing.

Our clients are mainly small to medium sized businesses and we aim to assist them in their business decisions. We consider ourselves as business partners working together for their success.

Education

In order to maintain membership of the Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (CAANZ) all directors & qualified staff need to observe minimum requirements with regard to continuing professional development in order to maintain their knowledge to continually service your business requirements.

Address

Suite 3, Ground Floor, 24 Ross Street, North Parramatta NSW 2151, Australia

Call Us

02 9890 3999

Mail Us

admin@pearsca.com.au