Our People

Biography

As a senior accountant in our business advisory division, Steffie works closely with individuals and small businesses, providing them with solutions to simplify complex taxation and business problems.

“I enjoy helping clients on their journey from startup through to being an established business. Helping them to get the best outcome possible is what motivates me professionally.”

Born and raised in Busselton, Steffie’s prior role was in a local pharmacy as a dispensary assistant. Since joining RSM, she now looks after a significant number of individual tax returns and works closely with the Busselton office team to develop solutions to meet clients’ financial and taxation needs. 

As a trusted adviser, Steffie enjoys working closely with her clients, navigating through their problems to help them maximize their business performance as well as meet their personal goals. 

When Steffie isn’t working she loves to explore new places on the weekend and you can usually find her hiking, abseiling or even diving.Business advisory

Solutions Steffie provides

  • Single touch payroll
  • Cloud-based accounting systems
  • Taxation advice and individual tax returns

Significant projects

  • Steffie has experience in a broad range of industries but holds expertise in the hospitality and tourism sector.
  • Assisting a hospitality client with their cloud-based accounting system and digital add-on’s, helping them to find the right solution for their payroll process.
  • Assessing the point of sale and stock take pain points of a small business, helping them to simplify their day-to-day operations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Business Law) – University of WA

Associations

  •  Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Certifications

  •  Certified Xero Advisor
  • Certified Intuit Quickbooks Advisor
Publications

End of year tax tips for tourism & hospitality businesses

2 June 2021
With the end of the financial year fast approaching, it’s often confusing for business owners to know what exactly they need to do in the lead up to 30 June.  That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tax tips to ensure your tourism and hospitality business makes a smooth transition from one year to the next. 1. Make use of the extende...

Pay Your Super First

10 January 2020
SuperStream and more recently Single Touch Payroll (STP) have both been significant changes to the payroll compliance framework for employers. SuperStream requires that payments of superannuation to employee’s superannuation funds are done electronically. STP requires that employers report their employee’s payroll details electronically to t...

Managing your margins in the hospitality industry

16 April 2019
The management of key cost margins is imperative for operators of café and restaurant businesses, as this industry is characterised by high sales turnover and high input costs. The two key input costs that margins need managing are wages costs (employee wages and superannuation) and cost of goods sold (COGS) relative to sales turnover. Thes...

Modern day challenges for hospitality and tourism businesses

12 March 2019
The hospitality and tourism industry in Australia today is continuously changing, specifically with regards to the demographic profile of travellers and the technological advances of the modern world. With a fresh influx of millennial travellers and growth in their use of technology, the expectations of the customer and the delivery of services is ...

Surviving the hospitality cash flow conundrum

15 February 2019
When the music stops, will your business cope? The summer holiday period is over, school’s back and the majority of ordinary paying punters are back at their respective salt mines. Whilst your cash flow hasn’t stopped entirely, it will slow down, and that’s a seasonal challenge for most business owners in the tourism and hospitality indust...

What to do about the summer holiday cash flow bell curve

11 December 2018
Any local business operator in the hospitality industry will be able to relate to the summer holiday period rush. When reviewing the month to month annual profit and loss results, they can usually be displayed graphically as a significant bell-type curve. There is usually no shortage of customers over the summer holiday period and this is almost al...
Events

Make Xero Count Workshop (Night Session) | RSM in Busselton

8 June 2021 | RSM in Busselton
Are you interested in moving to Xero or are you already on the journey? June is the perfect time to kick-start your Xero training ahead of the new financial year. Join us for an interactive and informative workshop for all current (up to intermediate level) and potential Xero users in Busselton. Topics include: Reconciling the bank...