The Team

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Accountants Brisbane

Michael Coughlin

Michael has over 40 years experience in accounting, taxation and financial services.​

​Graduating in accounting from the University of Southern Queensland, he continued post graduate studies at the University of Queensland in economics and Canberra University in Taxation Law.

​Awarded a cadetship with the Australian Taxation Office in 1973, he commenced work in the assessing, business audit and investigation divisions of the Taxation Office in Brisbane and Townsville and in the Law Interpretation and Advising Branch of the Taxation Office Head Office in Canberra until 1979, when he commenced in Public Practice.

Michael has a Bachelor of Business, a Registered Tax Agent, a Registered Company Auditor, Financial Planner, CPA, and a Member of the Taxation Institute, National Tax and Accountants Association, and Taxpayers Australia.

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Matthew Keyser

​Matthew joined the Coughlins team as a graduate accountant in 1990. He has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). With over 29 years experience, Matthew has an extensive knowledge of all of our established clients.

Matthew specialises in business services and taxation, in particular GST and Capital Gains, and company law. He has an extensive knowledge of information technology, and manages the in-house IT and practice management systems.

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Megan Fowler 

​Megan joined Coughlins in 2002 and has over 18 years experience in accounting and taxation for small to medium enterprises.

 

Megan has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) achieved with Distinction and is Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.

Megan specialises in providing business and management services to business clients and provides training to clients in bookkeeping and taxation and ASIC compliance.

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Kaka Luo

Kaka has over 9 years of experience in public practice and has worked with small to medium businesses across various sectors such as Health, Professional Services, Property and Construction, Retails and Farming etc.

 

Graduating from Accounting and International Economy & Trade double bachelor degrees, she continued her post graduate studies at University of Queensland in Accounting and Applied Finance. She is a qualified member of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).

 

Kaka specialises in business service and taxation, with a deep understanding of GST, capital gains and Australian taxation law. Her aim is to add value to clients by maximising clients’ after-tax returns and help them to achieve long-term financial goals. Having a good communication skill, Kaka speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

 

Kaka enjoys doing various sports and maintains a healthy life style. 

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Vera Amputch

Vera joined Coughlins in 2019 bringing with her over 20 years of experience in Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) accounting services.  She has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and has completed the CPA Program.

 

Vera is a dedicated team member specialising in the administration, accounting, compliance and planning assistance for the SMSF's of our valued clients.   She ensures that she is up to date with the constant changes to superannuation, and is always ready to assist clients to make the most of their superannuation fund and ensure they meet all regulatory requirements.

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Aaron Zhang

Aaron started his accounting career in 2013 after graduating from the University of Victory with a Bachelor of Business,(Accounting) and joined the Coughlins Team in 2019.

 

Aaron brings with his extensive knowledge in accounting and taxation, as well as financial analysis reporting. He enjoys working with our clients and their support staff to help them stay on top of their compliance and provide them with meaningful information to be able to make informed decisions in their businesses.

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James Vaughan-Pow

James re-joined the Coughlins team as a senior accountant in 2021. He has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant. James initially started his career at Coughlins as an undergraduate before spending time with other firms, and has re-joined us with over 8 years of experience.​

 

James specialises in business services and systems for small to medium sized businesses, with a wealth of knowledge in cloud applications and implementation. He enjoys working closely with client groups to define their business and personal goals and provide relevant commercial advice to assist them in achieving success.

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Alisia Bui

Alisia has completed her Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree and has been working in the accounting industry for several years. She is experienced in bookkeeping, BAS and general taxation.

 

Alicia has hit the ground running since joining the Coughlins Team and enjoys learning the intricacies of complex taxation from our senior accountants. 

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Soraya Morgan

Soraya has a wealth of experience as our office manager. With a passion for helping clients and staff combined with her vast industry knowledge, she is an integral member of the Coughlins Team.