Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance), CPA, CPA Public Practice & Registered Tax Agent

I have been working as an Accountant since 2002 where I commenced in a firm with 9 employees in my last year of Undergraduate studies at the University of South Australia. Moving through the ranks to senior tax accountant in 2010 I departed to become a Partner in a new 3 Partner firm.

Subsequent to this experience, I find myself today the proud sole-owner of Piteo Accounting & Advisory, a firm which has continued a healthy growth year on year and prides itself on providing exceptional and timely services to all its clients and uses information from the past to plan for the future.

When did you commence in the Accounting Profession? 2002

Favourite part/s of your job? Assisting clients with maximising their businesses true potential both from a taxation perspective and a personal perspective and helping them realise their life goals and dreams.

Favourite pastime/s? Cooking (and eating), spending time with my wife & son, watching sport and travelling.

Favourite holiday destination? Sorrento (Italy) and Rome.

Most memorable moment of your life? The birth of my son Dion Marc

Loulla Tzaralis – Accountant

Diploma of Accounting

I first started working In the accounting field in 2000 in a firm located in Prospect. It was at this place where I started to learn the accounting industries ins and outs and decided to take my accounting studies from there.

From then on I moved on to work for another accounting firm in north Adelaide and then continued to work for Marco at Piteo Accounting & Advisory. I thoroughly enjoy working here and continue to update my knowledge with training and seminars on a regular basis.

When did you commence in the Accounting Profession? 2000

Favourite part/s of your job? Helping clients to get their tax obligations up to date and sorted and also having a great team environment to work within.

Favourite pastime/s? Playing the piano

Favourite holiday destination? Gold Coast

Most memorable moment of your life? Having my son

Franca Hissey – Accountant

Diploma of Accounting

During my 28 years in the accounting field I have gained a wide variety of experience and knowledge having worked in many different industries. I commenced working in the accounts department of a Mining & Civil Engineering firm with a turnover in excess of $400,000,000 where I worked my way through various accounting roles.

My next experience was as the owner of my own bookkeeping business where I had a multitude of clients across various industries.

Subsequently, along with my husband in 2004 we started our own small business in the building industry where I was able to use all of the experience I had gained from my roles as an accountant in a large public company and as bookkeeper for our business.

4 years ago I decided that I needed another challenge and so I decided to join a public accounting practice knowing that with my experience I would be well placed to help clients with their businesses accounting needs.

When did you commence in the Accounting Profession? 1988

Favourite part/s of your job? Analyzing data, identifying issues and fixing them. Helping clients maximize their tax refunds, working with business clients to prepare financial statements that help them have an understanding of the financial position of their business.

Favourite pastime/s? Reading, dancing, shopping, spending time with my family

Favourite holiday destination? Safari in Africa or anywhere tropical

Most memorable moment of your life? Giving birth to my three children

Sarah Tropeano – Accountant

Bachelor of Commerce

I first started in the accounting profession as an administrative assistant for a small Chartered Accounting firm located in the Adelaide CBD while undertaking my bachelor of commerce. I progressed from administrative assistant to undergraduate accountant and then to accountant. It was at this firm that I discovered both my love of numbers and the enjoyment in helping people meet their individual and business goals.

I began with Piteo Accounting and Advisory in 2017 where I hope to continue to assist Marco in helping people meet their individual and business goals, as well as continuing to develop my career and meet my personal career goals and complete the Chartered Accounting program.

When did you commence in the Accounting Profession? 2011

Favourite part/s of your job? Helping clients meet their tax obligations and achieve their business goals

Favourite pastime/s? Cooking, Baking and spending time with family and friends

Favourite holiday destination? Great Britain and Italy

Most memorable moment of your life? The birth of my daughter

Adele Taylor – Administration Officer

Diploma of Business Studies

I have worked in a variety of administration roles since leaving full time education, many of the years within the financial industry. After moving to Australia I worked for an accounting and financial planning practice for 7 years, until joining Piteo Accounting in January 2016.

I am a highly organised person who has managed teams of up to 100 people. I enjoy building relationships with our clients and love to learn new skills and improve on the skills I already possess. I am a positive team player who loves supporting fellow colleagues and clients in all administrative capacities.

When did you commence in the Accounting Profession? 2008

Favourite part/s of your job? Client Interaction

Favourite pastime/s? Watching Rugby/Spending time with friends

Favourite holiday destination? Maldives

Most memorable moment of your life? Watching England win 2003 rugby world cup

Lauren Esposito – Administration Assistant

After working as a Hairdresser for 5 years I decided to have a career change and started working in Administration. Throughout my 10 years of working in administration I have worked in various industries including Fitness, Recreation and Hairdressing before joining the team at Piteo Accounting and Advisory in March 2017.

I enjoy engaging and getting to know our clients and building relationships with the other team members. I am passionate about administration and all it entails, and am excited to learn more about the financial industry field.

When did you commence in the Accounting Profession? 2017

Favourite part/s of your job? Getting to know our clients

Favourite pastime/s? Reading and watching trashy reality TV

Favourite holiday destination? Langkawi

Most memorable moment of your life? The birth of my two children Oscar Bear and Olivia Wynter