Stephen has over 28 years’ experience within the accounting and financial services industry with a focus on accounting, taxation, business management and superannuation in the small to medium enterprise sector. He has been with Gooding Partners since its inception in March 1998 and has been a Partner of Gooding Partners for the past 15 years, working with the other Partners to grow the firm from a 6 person firm to almost 50 staff. He has a broad range of accounting, taxation and commercial experience in the SME market, servicing his clients across a diverse range of industries. Stephen enjoys working closely with clients to help them achieve their goals using innovation and his broad experience in the SME environment. Stephen was appointed Managing Partner at Gooding Partners in July 2015.
Having played an integral part in the success of Gooding Partners, Stephen enjoys sharing his experience with clients, giving them the insight to achieve success faster. His broad range of clients has exposed him to a wide variety of issues and industries including:
- Property Development
- Legal Practices
- Medical Practitioners
- Motor Vehicle Dealerships
- High Net Worth Individuals
- Wholesale and Retail
- Mining, Exploration and Engineering
- Foreign Operations and Investment
He has been involved in a number of property development syndicates responsible for several residential property developments and sub divisions in Western Australia. These include a 180 lot sub-division in Dawesville, a 70 lot sub-division in Albany, and several other developments currently under construction.
As the human resources partner at Gooding Partners, Stephen takes a very hands on approach to the support and development of all staff and inspires them to push their personal boundaries to achieve success.
Stephen is the current Chairman of DFK Australia New Zealand Ltd, a Director of DFK International Limited and also sits on the Executive Committee of DFK Asia Pacific representing Australia and New Zealand.
Outside of the accounting world, Stephen enjoys time with his partner Melanie and their daughter Maddison. He is also a keen fisherman and enjoys scuba diving.