Not-for-profit and private sector audit specialists
SDJA is a progressive and dynamic Chartered Accounting firm aimed at offering value-based, cost effective and reliable audit and assurance solutions.
Based on our experience and client feedback over the years, there is a demand for specialist audit providers in the not-for-profit industry and private sector. Unfortunately, entities operating in these markets currently have minimal options available in this regard.
We have been established to meet this need. The core to our success is built around getting the basics right and addressing the “pet hates” clients have encountered in previous audit-based relationships, including:
We tailor our approach to meet the specific needs of each of our clients. We pride ourselves on ensuring our senior team members play an active and hands-on role on every audit engagement, offering their experience and insight to deliver more than just an audit report.
We use the latest paperless audit software to ensure our audits are performed in a compliant and efficient manner. This provides us with the ability to perform audit work onsite or remotely, depending on an individual client’s preferences. Procedures and processes have also been established to ensure we meet our various technical, ethical, independence and quality assurance requirements.
We believe that clear and consistent communication is the key to a successful relationship. Throughout the audit process, we maintain regular contact with those charged with governance and/or key management personnel, covering matters such as our audit plan, key dates, the status of work in progress, issues identified and audit findings.
We eat, sleep and breathe audit and relish in the opportunity to improve our clients' operations. Audit is not a once-a-year chore for us – we encourage year-round, ongoing dialogue with our clients to help them reduce risk, navigate complexity and deliver on their purpose. We are our clients’ trusted advisers – completely independent and invested in their success.
Simon is the founder of SDJA and possesses over 18 years of audit and advisory experience with Big Four and Mid-tier firms. He specialises in providing auditing services to not-for-profit entities and privately owned businesses from varying industries.
Throughout his career, he has developed a reputation for delivering exceptional quality, specific industry insight and value-add to all clients. Simon is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Registered Company Auditor with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and a Registered Auditor with Registered Organisations Commission (ROC). On a personal front, Simon enjoys spending time with his three children, running marathons and volunteering as a cricket coach.
Jonathan's experience and financial skill set has been shaped over 18 years working in both Big Four firms and senior finance positions in private commerce.
Jonathan brings this skill set to SDJA with a pragmatic and commercial lens providing valuable insights, addressing risks and facilitating growth. His experience includes working with not-for-profits, start ups, small, medium and large private businesses and multi-nationals. Jonathan is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Registered Company Auditor with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and a Registered Auditor with Registered Organisations Commission (ROC). In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys playing golf and spending time with his young family.
Juanelle has been in the audit profession for over seven years and has worked for both Big Four and Mid-tier firms in Australia and overseas.
She is a key member in the execution of audit engagements and always receives complimentary feedback from clients for her friendly and professional persona. Juanelle is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. When not working, Juanelle enjoys travelling, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
Scott has been with the firm since day one and possesses over 10 years of audit experience with Big Four and Mid-tier firms.
He is an instrumental player in delivering quality service to clients in both the not-for-profit and private sectors and prides himself on being personable and dependable. Scott is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. From a personal perspective, Scott enjoys fishing, learning new skills/hobbies and spending time with his family.
Quality Assurance Manager
Antoinette has spent over 12 years in the accounting profession, including a number of years in the audit division of a Big Four firm.
She is an integral member in the delivery of audits and preparation of financial statements. Antoinette is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. From a personal perspective, Antoinette loves watching her kids play sport on the weekend.
Our blended team of youth and experience, act as one to deliver on The SDJA Difference.Meet The Team