Our Team

Skybridge Financial have a high quality team and you can get to know them at your local office.

Below are the Management Team.

Jason Birch
Jason Birch
Managing Director
The company in its current form was founded by managing director Jason Birch, who joined Skybridge F

The company in its current form was founded by managing director Jason Birch, who joined Skybridge Financial in 2001 with the aim of transforming a traditional accountancy firm into a modern business focused on improving clients’ lives and finances. That client focus is extremely important to us at Skybridge Financial, and we thrive on fostering exceptional ongoing relationships with our clients. Jason is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent and Financial Advisor.

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Manuel Meszaros
Manuel Meszaros
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Inverell)
Manuel is a principal at Skybridge financial and works in the Inverell office. With over 20 years ac

Manuel is a principal at Skybridge financial and works in the Inverell office. With over 20 years accounting and taxation experience, and specialising in small business advice including Tax Minimisation, Accounting Systems, Superannuation, Asset Protection and Business Structures, Manuel has a great passion for his clients, ensuring that they have expert, proactive, up-to-date advice.

“As a Skybridge advisor, you need to have a well-rounded knowledge of all our clients' business and financial affairs to ensure that clients are serviced and advised correctly. I enjoy having a close relationship with our clients, that way I am well positioned to give them the advice they need.”

Manuel is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, registered Tax Agent, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, and an active member of the Inverell community. He is currently the chair on McLean Care Ltd Board of Directors, and enjoys being actively involved and volunteering in community organisations.

He loves the great outdoors, and with his wife and four children, can often be found on a river or two, kayaking or camping, or adventuring in the outback.

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Candi Campbell
Candi Campbell
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Inverell)
Candi is located in the Inverell office and specialises in Tax and Accounting.  Once finished

Candi is located in the Inverell office and specialises in Tax and Accounting. 

Once finished the HSC, Candi joined Skybridge Financial in November 2006. She then commenced her studies through Southern Cross University while working full time. In 2013, she graduated with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance. 

Candi manages a portfolio of tax and accounting clients and enjoys all aspects of her role as an accountant. She loves that Skybridge Financial has a well-rounded client service offering that allows her to fulfil her client’s needs, thus creating a strong financial relationship with them. Candi has always had a passion for numbers and problem solving and appreciates that each and every client/business is unique.

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Christie Maitland
Christie Maitland
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Inverell)
Christie is a Senior accountant based in the Inverell Office. Christie has been with Skybridge Finan

Christie is a Senior accountant based in the Inverell Office. Christie has been with Skybridge Financial since 2007, where she first started working with the BAS and Bookkeeping team, before finding her passion was accounting.

While working at Skybridge Christie completed her Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Accounting via distance education through The University Southern Queensland. Christie is also a Xero Certified Advisor and Xero Certified Payroll Advisor and loves helping her clients tailor their bookkeeping/accounting software to ensure their business is running efficiently.

Christie enjoys her role as an accountant providing her clients with tax and accounting advice based on their individual requirements.

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John Malcolm
John Malcolm
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Armidale)
John commenced his career with major international accounting firm Price Waterhouse in Sydney. Quick

John commenced his career with major international accounting firm Price Waterhouse in Sydney. Quickly moving up the ranks to the position of Manager of Corporate Advisory Services, he then moved into a role in commerce as Group Financial Controller.

After a big city career, John moved with his family to Armidale, trading the excitement of the big cities for a better quality of life and to undertake further study at University. This led John to accept a Senior Lecturing position in Advanced Marketing at University and following requests from friends, business associates and colleagues also commenced his own professional practice which he operated as Malcolm & Associates for 25 years. During this time gaps in the marketplace were identified which he turned into opportunities via the commencement of successful business start-ups in the food industries. John is an active member of the Armidale Community and has participated in several local and regional committees. In June 2018 John joined Skybridge Financial to manage the busy Armidale Office. He has 46 years of business experience and is a Registered Tax Agent, Registered Company Auditor, Chartered Accountant and Justice of the Peace.

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Kay Prichard
Kay Prichard
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Glen Innes)
Kay joined Skybridge in 2014 after moving to Glen Innes from the Tweed with her family.  She ha

Kay joined Skybridge in 2014 after moving to Glen Innes from the Tweed with her family.  She has over 20 years’ experience in helping her clients with their accounting and taxation needs.  Kay is a member of CPA Australia and is actively involved in the Glen Innes community.

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Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Grafton)
Mark joined Skybridge in 2018 and has been practising accounting since 1996. He has been a Grafton l

Mark joined Skybridge in 2018 and has been practising accounting since 1996. He has been a Grafton local since 1961 when his family moved up from Sydney. Mark completed his secondary schooling at Holy Spirit College in Grafton in 1974.

After almost 20 years in the motor vehicle industry, Mark embarked on a career in Accounting. Mark provides high quality taxation and accounting services and assistance to small-medium sized business clients. Mark specialises in Self Managed Super Funds, Class Super, tailored set-up and support in Xero, BankLink and MYOB accounting software for business clients.

Mark is an active member of the Grafton community, contributing as treasurer to a number of not for profit organisations. He is an associate member of the Institute of Public Accountants, Registered Tax Agent and Justice of the Peace.

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Vicki Boyd
Vicki Boyd
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Grafton)
Vicki commenced her accounting career in 1992 with local accounting firm Kennedy Saunders then becom

Vicki commenced her accounting career in 1992 with local accounting firm Kennedy Saunders then becoming part of the Skybridge team in 2018.

Vicki is a registered Tax Agent and Justice of the Peace and has over 28 years experience in accounting and taxation issues for companies, trusts, partnerships and individuals and specializes in the small business area.

Her outside work interests include boating, beaching and assisting her husband in the operation of their local family building company.

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Kerrie Craig
Kerrie Craig
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Grafton)
Kerrie joined Skybridge in September 2019. Originally from Sydney, Kerrie is located in the  Gr

Kerrie joined Skybridge in September 2019. Originally from Sydney, Kerrie is located in the  Grafton office and has over 25 years’ experience in public practice taxation and small business accounting.

Kerrie holds a Diploma of Accounting, is a Registered BAS Agent and Justice of the Peace.

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Ann Daniels
Ann Daniels
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Maclean)
Ann joined the firm in November and started her career in March 2000 with Kennedy Saunders after wor

Ann joined the firm in November and started her career in March 2000 with Kennedy Saunders after working for 14 years with Westpac Banking Corporation. She came to the firm with knowledge of the banking industry and held managerial roles in both the service and lending areas within the bank. Ann has lived within the area for most of her life and has knowledge of the industries within our districts. Ann has experience with individual tax, accounting and BAS processing, auditing and also will be able to assist with general enquiries.

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Barry Serjeant
Barry Serjeant
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Yamba)
Barry joined Skybridge in 2020 and has resided in Yamba for 25 years and practised as a tax agent fo

Barry joined Skybridge in 2020 and has resided in Yamba for 25 years and practised as a tax agent for 30 years in Adelaide, Brisbane, Maclean and Yamba and is a registered Tax Agent. Barry can assist with the wide range of matters Accountants now assist in and has a special interest in Self Managed Superannuation Funds and Small Business. Barry has completed an Economics Degree and Diploma in Financial planning and Diploma in teaching

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Christina Serjeant
Christina Serjeant
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Yamba)
Christina is an accountant based in the Yamba office. Christina commenced her accounting career in 2

Christina is an accountant based in the Yamba office. Christina commenced her accounting career in 2017 after graduating from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting, then becoming part of the Skybridge team in 2020. She enjoys working with her small business clients to assist them in reaching their full potential when it comes to bookkeeping and accounting through utilising accounting software such as Xero.

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Jackie Harrison
Jackie Harrison
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Grafton/Maclean)
Joined Skybridge in July 2019. Originally from Lismore, is now located in the Grafton and Maclean Of

Joined Skybridge in July 2019. Originally from Lismore, is now located in the Grafton and Maclean Office and has over 20 years in taxation and business services. I have a B. Bus from Southern Cross University and am an associate member of the Institute of Public Accountant.

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Mark Giumelli
Mark Giumelli
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Port Macquarie)
Mark Giumelli, based in the Port Macquarie office, joined Skybridge in 2016. Mark was previously a p

Mark Giumelli, based in the Port Macquarie office, joined Skybridge in 2016. Mark was previously a partner in a large regional accounting business, and moved to Port Macquarie to enjoy all that coastal living has to offer. Golf, tennis, kayaking and walking on the beach are his main interests away from work. Key skills and experience include tax, small business, superannuation strategies, and farming. Mark is an FCPA, Registered Tax Agent, and Justice of the Peace.

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Cheryl O’Keefe
Cheryl O’Keefe
Client Manager Tax & Business Services (Sydney)
Cheryl has worked for Skybridge since they started in Sydney in 2005.  Cheryl has experience wi

Cheryl has worked for Skybridge since they started in Sydney in 2005.  Cheryl has experience with personal tax, accounting and BAS processing including wages and bookkeeping.  Cheryl likes that Skybridge can service clients in all aspects of their business including Financial Planning and Bookkeeping not only the tax side of their business.  Skybridge are always keeping abreast of new technology and programs which makes servicing clients easier and helps clients with their day to day business. 

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Barry Calabria
Barry Calabria
Client Manager – Bookkeeping Services (Erina)
Barry joined Skybridge in 2015, bringing 25 years commercial experience as a Chief Financial Officer

Barry joined Skybridge in 2015, bringing 25 years commercial experience as a Chief Financial Officer with multi chain retail companies in varying industries, including electrical, fashion, pharmaceutical, IT and real estate. Being part of the Skybridge team now allows Barry to share his knowledge to help small business owners through their journey. Based on the NSW Central Coast, Barry holds a Bachelor of Business Degree at Charles Sturt University, majoring in Accounting and Economics.

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Peter Hallen
Peter Hallen
Financial Advisor (Coffs Harbour)
Peter joined Skybridge in early 2014 with the commencement of their Coffs Harbour operations. He hol

Peter joined Skybridge in early 2014 with the commencement of their Coffs Harbour operations. He holds 12 years experience as a financial adviser, following his career as a professional engineer prior to moving to Coffs Harbour with his family in 2001 and spent a number of years as a small business partner on arrival.

Peter is very pleased to be part of the Skybridge team, not only because of the focus on improving client’s finances and relationship development, but the company’s family inclusiveness to all staff.

Peter holds a Master of Commerce in Finance & Economics, an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services in Financial Planning and has Self Managed Super Fund and Margin Lending Certification and is an ASX Listed Product Adviser.

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Chris Wright
Chris Wright
Financial Advisor (Inverell)
Chris Wright is a qualified Financial Adviser who joined the Skybridge team as an Assistant Advisor

Chris Wright is a qualified Financial Adviser who joined the Skybridge team as an Assistant Advisor in 2015, having previously worked in the accounting department as part of the BAS team.

Chris has completed the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, Diploma of Financial Services  (Financial Planning), Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) as well as specialist courses in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, Margin Lending & Geared Investments, Commercial Law and is also an Accredited Listed Product Adviser.

Chris is registered with the Tax Practitioners Board and able to provide tax (financial) advice services.

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Cameron Gosson
Cameron Gosson
Financial Advisor (Inverell)
Cameron joined the Skybridge team in April 2016 having moved to Inverell with his young family from

Cameron joined the Skybridge team in April 2016 having moved to Inverell with his young family from Toowoomba. He has been working in the financial industry since February 2008 working in banking, insurance and financial planning.

Cameron enjoys being a financial adviser as it allows him to work with a broad base of clients and apply a range of strategies that apply to each of clients own unique needs and circumstances.

Cameron holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning, Diploma of Financial Planning,  Self Managed Super Fund Accredited and Margin Lending Accredited.

Cameron is also registered with the Tax Practitioners Board and able to provide tax (financial) advice services.

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Julie Dougherty
Julie Dougherty
Julie joined the Skybridge team in May 2021 having merged her business with Skybridge. Julie holds 1

Julie joined the Skybridge team in May 2021 having merged her business with Skybridge. Julie holds 15 years experience as a financial adviser, following her career as a Solicitor. Julie practiced in the areas of family law, estates and conveyancing.

Julie enjoys working with people to assist and guide them along their financial path and improve their overall position.

Julie holds a Diploma in Law, Diploma in Financial Planning and Advance Diploma in Management and has Self Managed Superannuation Fund and ASX accreditation.

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Paul Tarasenko
Paul Tarasenko
Paul joined the Skybridge team in May 2021 having merged his business with Skybridge. Paul holds 20

Paul joined the Skybridge team in May 2021 having merged his business with Skybridge. Paul holds 20 years experience as a financial adviser, following his career in funds management.

Paul enjoys working with people to improve their financial wellbeing and maximise their financial and lifestyle objectives.

Paul holds a Diploma in Financial Markets, Diploma in Financial Planning, Advanced Diploma in Management and has Self Managed Superannuation Fund and AXS accreditation.

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