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TECHNOLOGY & KNOWLEDGE

Identify, embed and integrate financial technology solutions

We provide clients with expertise in the selection, implementation, training of accounting and business information systems. Customer training is delivered in-house, on-line and via webinars.

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BUSINESS SYSTEMS

We provide on-site consultants to assist with system integration, problem solving and ongoing software support.     

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We are a certified provider of training courses in MYOB, XERO, RECKON, Microsoft, QuickBooks and CALXA software.

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AMC Training Centre

Integrated Solutions

AMC Training Centre, part of Gillespie Advisory, has been assisting clients for more than 25 years in the selection, implementation, training and use of accounting and business information systems. We provide a range of market leading courses and consulting, all designed to match your needs. Our course range from one day training sessions, virtual training, webinars, multi day training and face-face consulting.

Our vision is to grow and educate your knowledge, understanding and use of rapidly developing technology being made available to you in affordable accounting and information software.

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Technology & Knowledge
Dedicated financial technology experts
John Gillespie
John Gillespie
Founder/Chairperson

Area of expertise:
Mortgage Broking
Financial Planning
Business Advisory
Taxation

Qualification:
Chartered Accountant
Certified Financial Planner
Accredited Mortgage Consultant

Phone: (02) 6260 4994
Email: john@gillespieadvisory.com.au

Authorised Representative of Gillespie Finance Directions Pty Ltd (237615)

 

John Gillespie is the Founder, Chairperson and Legal Director of Gillespie Advisory.

 

He brings nearly four decades of experience in business advisory and financial management services, providing high-quality advice for a broad range of businesses and individuals.

 

At Gillespie Advisory, John provides leadership and guidance to a team of over 20 advisors and consultants in a number of professional disciplines. He ensures the quality and culture of our service delivery is of the highest standard, and always in the best interest of our clients.

 

As a Chartered Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, and Accredited Mortgage Consultant, John understands the support and guidance required at various stages of your business and personal financial journey. He has deep knowledge and practical experience working with small and medium enterprises and bringing an unparalleled understanding of the challenges and complexities of business ownership and operations.

 

John and his wife Anita, have three adult children Rebecca, Robert and Ben, and are looking forward to the next chapter in welcoming their first grandchild later this year. John and Anita’s families have a long history of supporting Marist College Canberra and involvement in local sporting communities and charities throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. John is also a keen rugby enthusiast, and always up for a passionate chat about the latest footy game.


Area of expertise:
Mortgage Broking
Financial Planning
Business Advisory
Taxation

Qualification:
Chartered Accountant
Certified Financial Planner
Accredited Mortgage Consultant
Ryan Slater
Ryan Slater
Director

Area of expertise:
Taxation
Business Advisory
Succession Planning

Qualification:
Chartered Accountant
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
Certified Practicing Accountant
Registered Company Auditor

Phone: (02) 6215 9707
Email: ryan@gillespieadvisory.com.au

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Ryan is a Director of the Business Services area at Gillespie Advisory.

 

Ryan works closely with our software consulting team. Ryan has experience advising and auditing businesses in varying industries including property development, property-related services, manufacturing & wholesale, hospitality, medical, professional service firms, retail, and the not-for-profit sector.

 

Ryan understands the need for teamwork, communication, and collaboration with clients and therefore enjoys providing an advisory and consultant service working closely with them to achieve their potential both strategically and operationally. He has a strong focus on ensuring clients have the correct software systems and processors in place to reach these goals.

 

Ryan is a big fanatic of sports, where you will find him working on his golf game or immersed in rugby, particularly the Brumbies and Raiders. He once scored 4 tries in his 200th rugby game for the Vikings, some say the greatest 200th game ever played!

 

He also enjoys relaxing and spending time with his wife and two young boys down the coast.


Area of expertise:
Taxation
Business Advisory
Succession Planning

Qualification:
Chartered Accountant
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
Certified Practicing Accountant
Registered Company Auditor
Pam Chilman
Pam Chilman
Principal

Area of expertise:
Accounting Software

Qualification:
MYOB Certified Consultant
Xero Accredited Partner
QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor
Reckon Accredited Partner
Calxa Accredited Partner
KeyPay Partner

Phone: (02) 6285 4888
Email: pamc@ausmanagement.com.au

 

Pam is the Principal within the Technology & Knowledge area at Gillespie Advisory.

 

She is client-focused and committed, ensuring the team keeps up to date with the latest trends, ensuring they are highly educated in the products supported always understanding the accounting software market, and actively seeking out opportunities. She is delighted that clients keep coming back and regularly seek out our service offering to ensure they keep up to date.

 

In addition to Pam’s accounting qualifications, she has a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, is a Registered BAS Agent, a member of a number of Partner Advisor Groups, a lifetime member, and Fellow of ICB and IPA.

 

Pam is equally at home presenting to small or large groups, individuals one-on-one and with her background in accounting enjoys training staff in accounting firms. Pam is proud of her and her team's achievements that include being in business for 25+ years in business with awards including MYOB Diamond Partner, MYOB Lifetime Achievement Award, longstanding Xero Gold Partner amongst many others.

 


Area of expertise:
Accounting Software

Qualification:
MYOB Certified Consultant
Xero Accredited Partner
QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor
Reckon Accredited Partner
Calxa Accredited Partner
KeyPay Partner
Yvonne Varela
Yvonne Varela
Senior Manager

Area of expertise:
Tax Compliance
R&D Tax Incentives
Audits
Business Advisory

Qualification:
Chartered Accountant
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Diploma of Financial Planning
Registered Tax Agent
Certified Practicing Accountant

Phone: (02) 6215 9709
Email: yvonne@gillespieadvisory.com.au

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Yvonne Varela is a Senior Manager at Gillespie Advisory.

 

She is driven to providing more than just traditional accounting services. Yvonne works closely with a variety of businesses, including not-for-profits, to assist them in ensuring the smooth running of their business, cash flows, strategic growth, and compliance with the various levels of government legislation, including as their outsourced financial controller.

 

Yvonne has great IT skills and provides advice, deployment, and training on the latest software used by businesses.

 

Sharing of professional knowledge and skills is important to Yvonne - she is a board member on various not-for-profit organisations servicing community-focused activities.

 

Outside the busy office, Yvonne enjoys spending time with her family and friends either at the beach or the farm where the kids (and adults) can run free.


Area of expertise:
Tax Compliance
R&D Tax Incentives
Audits
Business Advisory

Qualification:
Chartered Accountant
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Diploma of Financial Planning
Registered Tax Agent
Certified Practicing Accountant
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Tyron Kentwell
Manager

Area of expertise:
Business Advisory
Taxation
Self-Managed Super Funds

Qualification:
Chartered Accountant

Phone: (02) 6215 9706
Email: tyron@gillespieadvisory.com.au

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Tyron is a Manager at Gillespie Advisory.

 

Better known as TK to his friends, colleagues and clients, he is part of the team that works with compliance of Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF). TK knows the SMSF industry is forever changing and complex but enjoys helping clients simplify the whole process, allowing clients to focus on building for their retirement.

 

In addition to SMSFs, TK has experience working as a commercial accountant for successful Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Not-for-Profits in Canberra providing a broad range of valuable business advice and expertise to these organisations.

 

TK loves to let his work do the talking for him and prides himself on his ability to give the most factually relevant and practical information to his clients whilst building strong relationships on the back of this.

 

TK has a country background, born and raised in a small town in central NSW before moving to Canberra to finish his studies and further his career. TK is proud of his country roots and always revels in any chance to “go bush”.


Area of expertise:
Business Advisory
Taxation
Self-Managed Super Funds

Qualification:
Chartered Accountant
Jessy Hua
Jessy Hua
Manager

Area of expertise:
Business Advisory
Compliance
Taxation

Qualification:
MYOB Certified
Xero Certified
QuickBooks Online Certified
QuickBooks Online Advanced Certified
Reckon One Certified
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

Phone: (02) 6215 9705
Email: jessy@gillespieadvisory.com.au

 

Jessy is a Manager at Gillespie Advisory.

 

She has been with Gillespie Advisory since 2007 and is a manager of the tax accounting team, experiencing in accounting, taxation, business advisory services, tax compliance and business performance management.


Jessy works with a strong quality assurance approach and passion to deliver high value outcomes to clients and establish a trusted relationship with those clients as well as her team. She has worked across multiple sectors including professional services, property development, retail, and hospitality.

 

She provides solutions in both English and Mandarin for business range from Start-up to Small to Medium sized businesses. She is committed to delivering tax and financial services that meet each client's unique objectives.


In her free time, Jessy enjoys spending time with family and friends.



Area of expertise:
Business Advisory
Compliance
Taxation

Qualification:
MYOB Certified
Xero Certified
QuickBooks Online Certified
QuickBooks Online Advanced Certified
Reckon One Certified
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
Jane Zhong
Jane Zhong
Consultant

Area of expertise:
Not-for-Profit
Accounting Services
Accounting Software
Microsoft Software
System Integration
Business Intelligence

Qualification:
Certified Practicing Accountant
Bachelor of Commerce

Phone: (02) 6215 9731
Email: jane.zhong@amctrainingcentre.com.au

 

Jane Zhong is a Consultant at Gillespie Advisory.

 

She has shown a huge interest in learning about technologies and businesses. Previously, she has worked as a corporate accountant in medium to large organisations and has worked in taxation accounting.

 

Jane works closely with a variety of businesses, including not-for-profits, healthcare, construction, professional services to assist them in ensuring the smooth running of their business. Jane uses all software in the marketplace such as Xero, MYOB, QuickBooks, Calxa and HandiTax. She is also a MYOB Certified Consultant, Xero Advisor Certified and QBO Certified ProAdvise.

 

Jane has great IT skills and provides advice, system migration services and training on the accounting software and Microsoft software including Excel and PowerBI. Jane is currently enrolled in a Masters In Information Technology and Systems, to have a better understanding of technologies and keep up with the trends.

 

When not at work, Jane enjoys spending time with her husband and friends, playing badminton, kayaking in Lake Burley Griffin, Jane also enjoys a quiet afternoon painting, practicing piano, or cooking.


Area of expertise:
Not-for-Profit
Accounting Services
Accounting Software
Microsoft Software
System Integration
Business Intelligence

Qualification:
Certified Practicing Accountant
Bachelor of Commerce
Stefanie Stewart-Jones
Stefanie Stewart-Jones
Training Coordinator

Area of expertise:
Administration

Qualification:

Phone: (02) 6285 4888
Email: courses@ausmanagement,com.au

 

Stef is the Training Coordinator of Gillespie Advisory.

 

She is the first line of contact to assist you with all your queries from how to book onto one of our many courses or organise a consultation with one of our qualified staff to assist you with all your financing and office suite program needs.

 

Stef’s attention to detail will ensure a smooth process from start to finish with any query or assistance you require to get the right outcome for you. Stef brings years of experience from her extensive previous administration background, ensuring clients are happy is her main objective.

 

If Stef isn’t in the office, you can find her at her local rugby club where she wears many hats as a player, committee member, and coach.


Area of expertise:
Administration

Qualification:
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Software training, consulting and integration is what we do. We love showing business how to save time and automate processes
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