Our Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to make your business grow

Tony Monisse

Tony Monisse, Director

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Tony founded Brentnalls WA in 1993 after 14 years with the Big Four accounting firms in audit and income tax, including a two year secondment to London.

Tony provides advice to business enterprises on a wide variety of matters, including:

  • Strategy and financial management
  • Tax planning
  • The restructure of businesses, including the acquisition and sale of businesses
  • Asset protection

Tony’s key focus is the integration of strategy and financial management. To this end he has developed tools and process that facilitate this integration, including business modelling, target setting and rolling cash flow forecasts.

Tony facilitates advisory boards for a number of clients and is a presenter for the Brentnalls WA Business Growth Network. He is the former Chair of the Brentnalls National Affiliation of Accounting Firms.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce from UWA
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Accredited Mindshop Consultant
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Outside of work Tony enjoys spending time with his wife and family; he cycles and enjoys travel and photography.

chris mandzufas

Chris Mandzufas, Director

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Chris Mandzufas joined Brentnalls WA in 2005 and became a director in 2006. Prior to Brentnalls WA, Chris was an Account Director at Deloitte, a Big 4 accounting firm, where he worked for 15 years. In his time there, Chris spent 4 years managing their Kalgoorlie office.

He has been the Chairman of the Brentnalls Affiliation of Accounting Firms (Australia and New Zealand) and continues to sit on the Board Committee.

Chris has a diverse range of skills and experience as a result of providing accounting, taxation, advisory board and management consulting services to owners and directors of fast growing businesses.

Chris’s skills and experience include:

  • Financial reporting to the private boards
  • Management reporting
  • Tax compliance & planning (including income tax, FBT & salary packaging)
  • Growth restructuring & consulting
  • Co-ordinating & assisting clients with their strategic operating plans
  • Hands on day-to-day business advice
  • Budget & cash flow forecasting
  • Estate planning & asset protection

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Qualifications & Memberships
• Bachelor of Commerce from UWA – major in Accounting & Finance
• Registered Tax Agent
• Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
• Accredited Mindshop Facilitator (AMSF)

Outside of work Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 teenage boys and enjoys playing golf, tennis and fishing when he can.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith, Director

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Chris Smith joined Brentnalls WA in 2013, and became a director in 2018. Prior to joining Brentnalls WA, he was a manager in a mid-sized firm in West Perth where he had worked for 9 years since completing university.

Chris has been a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand since 2006, a member of the Tax Institute of Australia since 2013, and a registered Tax Agent since 2018.

His focus is on providing strategic tax advice to businesses and high net worth individuals, including:

  • Tax planning
  • Succession planning
  • Asset protection
  • Estate planning and administration
  • Structuring new businesses

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  • Restructure advice, including tax consolidations
  • Transaction advice (acquisitions & sale)
  • CGT
  • Income tax compliance
  • Div 7A
  • SMSF
  • International
  • GST
  • State taxes
  • FBT
  • Disputes (ATO and Office of State Revenue)

Qualifications & Memberships:

  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australian & New Zealand
  • Member of the Tax Institute of Australia
  • Bachelor of Commerce from UWA, majoring in Accounting & Finance
  • Registered Tax Agent

Outside of work Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, son, friends and dog. He plays golf and enjoys cooking “low and slow” on his Kamado BBQ Smoker. Chris is also a member of the Fremantle Dockers.

Alana Barnes
Alana Barnes, Client Manager

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Alana is a Chartered Accountant with 11 years experience in tax and business services firms with an emphasis on business development work. Alana’s career began in a mid sized firm in West Perth and she was rapidly promoted from graduate to senior and then on to manager within 3 years. Alana has been exposed to a wide variety of industries from engineering and construction through to family bakeries and lawn mowing rounds.

Alana has many solid client relationships built based on trust and dependability and also has a keen interest in developing junior staff, including mentoring candidates in the Chartered Accountants program.  Alana has a keen interest in proactive accounting such as interim tax planning and is always looking to ensure the most efficient structure is in place for clients.

Alana provides a range of services including:

  • Taxation (income tax, GST, FBT)
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Structuring advice for new businesses or investments
  • Small Business Tax Concessions including capital gains tax
  • Accounting systems and process including accounting month end checklists
  • Advice on MYOB and QuickBooks software

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Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Taxation)
  • Chartered Accountant

Outside of work Alana is a keen traveler culminating in a four month worldwide trip as part of her long service leave in 2013. Alana enjoys spending her downtime playing hockey and socializing with friends and family.

Brad Whelan

Bradley Whelan, Client Manager

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Bradley has 12 years of extensive accounting experience including due diligence assignments.

As a Client Manager, Bradley’s areas of expertise include:

  • Preparing & reviewing business accounts & tax returns
  • Facilitating Quarterly Business Reviewsfor clients & conducting meetings
  • Managing monthly accounting reports & meetings
  • Tax planning

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Certified Practising Accountant

Outside of work, Bradley enjoys walking and playing with his two dogs, follows sport (AFL, soccer, cricket, horse racing) and enjoys holidaying overseas and interstate with his wife.

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