John commenced with Higgins Plos Consulting in 1999 and became a Chartered Accountant in 2004. John's work primarily involves income
tax with an interest in the operation of trusts, application of GST legislation and FBT compliance matters. Recently, John has been
involved in the restructure of various entities and dealing with the succession planning issues that can arise in such situations.
John's clients are primarily made up of agricultural based family groups as well as a number of professional service firms.
Michael Harris has been meeting the accounting needs of our clients from a vast range of industries since joining PinnacleHPC in 2013 as a
Graduate Accountant. In July 2019 Michael progressed to Principal status. Michael encompasses a deep understanding of agriculture and retail
clients having grown up locally on an irrigated and dryland mixed farming enterprise as well actively co-owning and operating a successful
local retail business. Michael is passionate about helping clients solve problems and building successful businesses, whilst giving back to
the local community as he currently serves as Finance Director on a number of local boards. He holds a Bachelor of Business, Masters of
Professional Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CA), as well as being a Xero
Karen commenced at PinnacleHPC in December 1999 and has extensive experience in accounting and finance, holding a Certified Practising
Accountant (CPA) and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) qualifications. Karen's skills allows her to manage clients'
superannuation and taxation affairs, together with specialising in helping clients with maximising their accounting software and problem
GRAEME LYONS - consultant
Graeme has worked in accounting and finance for more than 30 years, across both public practice and commerce. After eight years in the role
of Chief Financial Officer for a local wine producer, Graeme now specialises in business management, structuring and taxation advice.
Working with the Griffith region's diverse range of farming and agricultural service industries is one of Graeme's passions.
Peter Lang - Consultant
Peter has been in professional private practice for over 40 years. During this time he has been associated with a vast array of different
businesses and business structures, while concentrating on taxation, business profitability and efficiency. A very key aspect of his focus,
has been the attention to the individual requirements of each client, and their particular business, so that they are individually analysed,
determined, monitored and regularly reviewed. This has provided the appropriate, and most effective and individually tailored financial and
taxation solution, to achieve each client's specific needs, while ensuring that the regulatory and compliance requirements are also met.
Maintaining and encouraging a personal involvement with clients' needs, has been a key factor in achieving results which clients appreciate
and rely on.
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