Natalie Spagnolo

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Natalie plays the dual role of Managing Director and Chief of Staff and runs ThePartners with a gentle but efficient feminine touch. Natalie is one of the youngest in the industry to be managing and running an Accounting Firm.

With over ten years’ experience Natalie has a strong accounting and taxation background allowing her to provide clients with expert advice, professionalism, responsiveness and peace of mind. IT is also one of her strong points and passion and she uses her IT skills to manage her own office’s as well as client’s requirements.Natalie enjoys getting to know each of her clients’ stories as well as their challenges and tailoring advice to be specifically useful for their individual situation. Natalie has a passion for helping small business owners and individuals manage and grow their financial wellbeing as well as looking for ways to help them strategically plan for future growth, make well-informed choices and gain an edge over their competition.Natalie is dedicated to developing a solid partnership based on trust, with open and clear commication. This, along with harnessing the benefits of the latest financial tools, software and technology on the market allows her to support a vast array of clients.Natalie is a keen scuba diver and loves to travel. When she’s not working, you’ll find her at the beach or spending time with friends and family!

Latha Kumar

DIRECTOR / SPECIALIST TAX ADVISOR

Latha Kumar, one of the Directors at ThePartners, is a fully qualified tax and accounting professional with two decades experience in public practice in Australian & international centres and a further decade in commerce. Latha has built on her academic and professional qualifications throughout her career. She is a CPA, CTA and also holds a master’s degree in International Tax from UNSW.

As a Tax Advisor with hands on experience gained in major international centres and who has kept abreast of tax laws pertaining to the U.S.A, UK, Europe and Singapore, she is ideally placed to provide cutting edge tax advice. Her international tax expertise range over several areas of taxation like tax residency, application of DTAs, Transfer Pricing, Permanent Establishments, GST and VAT related affairs, international business structuring, CFCs, withholding taxes and conduit foreign income.With her broad industry experience and proven track record Latha has developed a reputation with helping clients navigate the complexities that exist within Australian Tax. The services she offers include but not limited to dealing with matters like capital gains tax including small business concessions, tax consolidation, formulating business structures and restructures, R & D offsets and tax incentives, EMDG applications, trust, corporate & SMSF tax mitigation, liquidation related tax affairs, deceased estates and employer share schemes.She has handled several ATO Reviews, Negotiations, Objections and Audits with special emphasis to High Net Worth Individual Risk Reviews. Her clientele includes SMEs, high net worth individuals, superannuation funds, start-ups & ESICs, multinational businesses and US and foreign expatriates living in Australia. She makes it a point to tackle each situation with a fresh eye, fully recognising that each client is unique.

Before moving to Australia in 1997, Latha developed and ran her own practice in Singapore prior to which she was a senior member of the finance team of Dunlop Slazenger in Hong Kong. Leaving her practice in Singapore for the sake of her son’s education was a tough decision, but she has not looked back since then.

Geoffrey Cuffe

DIRECTOR / BUSINESS ADVISOR

Geoffrey Cuffe has worked in the accounting profession for over 35 years. Geoffrey was initially trained at Deloitte’s where he crafted his skills, before joining a more boutique professional firm.

Over his 35 years in the profession he has gained experience in all facets of accounting and tax. The majority of his time has been spent with small/medium enterprises and High Wealth Individuals and family groups, working with the owners on succession planning, business strategies and planning, and developing life plans. Geoffrey has significant experience in those areas as well as buying/selling businesses, capital gains tax, business restructures, superannuation and retirement, along with tax, accounting and auditing.

Geoffrey graduated from Macquarie University with a degree in Economics and is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Superannuation Auditor, Justice of the Peace and Director of ThePartners Pty Limited. Geoffrey’s aim is to help clients achieve their goals, whatever they may be.

Mitchell McAskill

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

Mitchell McAskill is a Chartered Accountant at ThePartners. Mitchell studied at the University of Newcastle, graduating with a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Marketing.

Mitchell’s work consists of a wide range of services performed for various types of clients, from general tax and accounting services for individuals, companies, SMSFs and trusts, to more specific roles such as BAS lodgments, payroll, budgeting and tax planning.

What sets Mitchell apart from other accountants is he is very approachable and easy to talk to, and clients can relate to him instantly. With him you can get to the point quickly without fuss. The standard of his work is outstanding being always timely and accurate. With a friendly, highly professional and efficient service he is a pleasure to deal with.

Mitchell has been constantly upgrading his skills through continuous professional development offering complete reassurance to all type of clients that his work is forward-thinking and accurate.

Mitchell loves a challenge and follows a hands-on approach gently guiding clients to achieve their full potential.

Mitchell enjoys sports and socialising.

Emily Le

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

Emily Le is an accountant at ThePartners and has been with the company since its inception. Emily studied at the University of Technology Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in accounting and finance.

Emily works closely with clients across a variety of industries, performing taxation and accounting services, and preparing BAS, SMSF and FBT returns. Emily brings a fresh perspective to ThePartners and is passionate about building relationships with clients and ensuring their business needs are satisfied.

Emily has strong analytical and problem-solving skills and her work is detail-oriented and well organised. She can assist your business and offer comprehensive support with or without automation tools.

Emily is an expert on the use, administration, development, design, and management of technology suitable for businesses. If you are looking for someone who is passionate about getting the best outcome for you, then she is the one.

Emily loves travelling since she believes that travel widens her horizons.

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