The founding principal of Finnegan Partners, Ben Finnegan is a Chartered Accountant (CA) with more than 15 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.
Currently completing his CPA qualification, David achieved a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) degree in December 2011.
David is a fitness enthusiast and can be found at the gym or enjoying time with his wife and two children.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Business (Professional Accounting) from RMIT University. She is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has been a member of the Finnegan Partners team since May, 2017.
Sarah began her tax career at a practice in Woodend before spending 7 years with a firm in Greensborough and is excited to be a part of Finnegan Partners.
Sarah specialises in Self-Managed Super Funds and offering specialist advice to small businesses to ensure they are working smarter rather than harder.
Away from the office Sarah is happiest with her craft in hand, heading out to live theater or on the back of her jet ski in warmer weather.
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 finally leave the nest, she is looking forward to more travels with her husband.
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.
Kerrie has a depth of experience in all aspects of accounting practice administration, having worked in various accounting practices over the past 16 years.
Kerrie began her working life as a “Finished Artist” in commercial art. After backpacking around the world, she entered the Freight Forwarding industry, working in both Melbourne and Sydney and, specialising in import freight for shipping and air transport. Upon her return to Melbourne, she worked as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager for a Chemical Specialties industry association.
In her spare time Kerrie enjoys Gold prospecting around Victoria.