The founding principal of Finnegan Partners, Ben Finnegan is a Chartered Accountant (CA) with more than 20 years experience in the accounting profession.
Ben began his working life as a public practitioner, working for an ASX listed Accounting Practice as a graduate. He then moved into a client relationship management role at a prominent Melbourne Family Office where he serviced high net-wealth families providing advice and guidance on family business, succession planning and wealth protection. He also has extensive experience in the construction, professional financial services, real estate and retail industries. Ben also specialises in self-managed superannuation fund administration and support.
A member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand since April, 2007, Ben's commitment to maintaining responsive, communicative relationships with his clients, and his focus on business development, increasing client profitability and protection of client assets, consistently achieve excellent results.
When he's not working, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole and three children.
David began his career at the Treasury of Victoria in 2005, developing an interest in financial markets and gaining valuable insight into the workings of the Australian economy during his five year tenure.
Since joining Finnegan Partners Pty Ltd in March 2010, David has developed a passion for self-managed superannuation funds and works tirelessly with clients to help them achieve their personal financial goals.
David has completed his CPA qualification and achieved a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) degree from RMIT in December 2011.
While not working, David enjoys time with his wife and two children.
Naomi has a Bachelor of Commerce and Law (Major in Accounting).
Naomi joined the Finnegan Partners team soon after her graduation at the start of 2021 as she wanted to work with a range of small to medium business clients. Naomi is an active member of our team who assists in preparing Tax Returns and Business Activity Statements for individuals, partnerships, trusts, and companies.
In her free time, Naomi enjoys reading and listening to music.
Saad Altaf - Accountant
Bio coming soon!
Kerrie Haynes CPA - Accountant and Bookkeeper
Kerrie began her working career in industry at Orica Australia. Over the twelve years that she spent there, she gained experience working in Head Office in a variety of Corporate departments, before moving out on site, working at a number of their small businesses and factories. There she gained hands on experience understanding operations, and assisting engineers and factory staff with managing their operational costs, preparing budgets and the reporting of monthly financials.
After having three children, Kerrie spent a few years in a local accounting practice, before deciding to work on her own with a number of small businesses. She was able to assist them with their day-to-day operations, establishing procedures and policies where required, and also preparing their financial reports. Once her children finished primary school, she was able to take on more clients, and joined Finnegan Partners in 2014 on a part time basis.
Kerrie completed a Bachelor of Commerce, and has over 25 years of experience as a CPA.
When she is not working, Kerrie enjoys spending time with her children, particularly at their sporting endeavours. She also loves travelling, and when her children leave the nest, she is looking forward to more travels with her Collingwood supporter husband.
Amanda joined Finnegan Partners is early 2023 after an extensive career with the CBA.
In her spare time Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
Stephen Chenoweth FCA - Consultant
Stephen Chenoweth has over 35 years’ experience in the accounting industry and business world.
Stephen was the former principal of his own accounting and audit practice, servicing companies, incorporated associations, trusts, sole-traders and superannuation funds for all their accounting requirements.
Stephen Chenoweth is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a registered company auditor and a registered Self Managed Superannuation Fund auditor, with over 30 years’ experience.
Stephen has provided extensive advice to the not-for-profit sector, including limited by guarantee companies who received funding from the federal government.
He spent six years as Treasurer of the Mental Illness Fellowship and also acts as financial consultant to a board of a community based employment service.