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About The Team

Nick Makridis

Nick has over 35 years experience in financial services, with a career that has included roles such as Tax Director at KPMG and Head of the Australian Tax Division at Colonial First State (acquired by Commonwealth Bank)

Sixteen years ago he started Accent Business Services from a desire to create something that he is proud of. He is immensely satisfied being able to go to work each day knowing that he is able to assist a range of businesses in vastly differing industries with their financial needs. Outside of analysing numbers, he is a keen golfer and Collingwood Football Club supporter.

Leora Jacks

Leora is the Practice Manager at Accent, responsible for managing the day to day running of the office.  Apart from ensuring the office runs as smoothly as possible, she also manages the ASIC Corporate Compliance requirements for our clients, manages the databases, any client queries and a whole lot more.  Basically Leora does everything except Accounting!

Leora has many years’ experience in a wide range of industries and has really enjoyed working at Accent over the past 4 years.  Accent is growing and has changed a great deal since Leora started and she loves the variety of work – no day is the same! In her spare time she enjoys practicing yoga, going to the gym, walking her dog, reading, relaxing and cooking for family and friends.

Raj Sran

Raj is a Business Services Accountant with over four years experience in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) space.  On a daily basis, Raj works with Nick to provide clients with business advisory and taxation compliance services.

Raj loves working at Accent because it is a family oriented business and an open working atmosphere.  Contrary to popular belief, Raj wants you to know accountants use basic arithmetic and simple equations while computers do most of the math. Accountants analyze and interpret historical information to provide value-add advice services.

Jessica Welch

Jessica is an Accountant who spends her days liaising with clients, bookkeeping, preparing tax returns, BAS’s and providing support for any accounting or software questions.  She has experience working in both large and small firms, and has enjoyed gaining exposure to different clients, processes, knowledge and experiences.

Jessica loves working at Accent because every day and every client is different and a new challenge.  She likes working in such a supportive and friendly environment. When not at work she can usually be found writing, reading or at a comedy show.

Demi Karlanidi

Demi has over 10 years in business administration with a wealth of experience in operations, relationship building, stakeholder management, policies, procedures and staff training in the information services and financial industries.

When Demi isn’t helping things run smoothly at Accent, she enjoys playing tennis, going diving, working out at the gym, attending sports matches and visiting art galleries.