Our People

DMK Taxation & Business Solutions is owned and operated by Stephen Costley and employs qualified local residents. Our staff provide a personalised, professional service, travelling to various locations throughout Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia to meet face-to-face with their clients.


Stephen Costley

Stephen Costley

Principal & Senior Accountant/Financial Adviser (FCA, FCPA)

Authorised Representative of Count Financial Ltd

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Stephen has many years’ experience in providing taxation. Business development and valuation services. Stephen has been a principal and owner of Accoutning Practices since 1982 and his clients include medical practices, professional service firms, building and contracting industries, primary producers and viticulture industries and not for profit organisations.

Stephen has particular knowledge in:

  • Business and individual tax advice and compliance
  • Structuring for tax effectiveness and asset protection
  • Capital Gains Tax and Small Business CGT Concessions
  • Business Valuations and Business Due Diligence reviews
  • Business development and Strategy planning
  • Farm management planning
  • Australian Wine Industry Management
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

Stephen’s qualifications Include:

  • Fellow of the Institute of chartered Accountants in Australia & New Zealand (FCA)
  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of Western Australia
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Affiliate of the Financial Planning Association

Daniel Crane

Daniel Crane

Senior Accountant & Business Manager (CPA)

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Daniel has been working for DMK Taxation & Business Solutions since May 2002. Prior to moving to Alexandra, Daniel grew up on a sheep and wheat farm in Murrayville, Victoria and has a strong affinity with the land and those who farm it. Daniel completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree at Flinders University, Adelaide SA and commenced his working career by working for two 2nd tier Accounting practices in Adelaide. Upon moving to Alexandra Daniel complete his CPA certification and more recently the CPA Public Practice program. Daniel has over 18 years experience in the Accounting Profession and has a keen interest in the Agricultural Industry and SME.

Annette Sutcliffe

Senior Accountant (CPA)

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Annette joined the DMK Taxation and Business Solutions staff under the previous ownership in 1998. Annette grew up locally in Narbethong and completed her VCE at Alexandra Secondary College. She is one DMK’s Senior qualified accountants having completed a degree in Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn and attaining her CPA qualification in 2004. Annette is very experienced and is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of taxation and accounting.

Dean Murdoch

Dean Murdoch

Senior Financial Adviser (Diploma of Financial Services – Financial Planning)

Authorised Representative of Count Financial Ltd

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Dean joined the DMK Financial Services Team in 2008. Dean has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He had a 20 year career with the ANZ Bank, progressing through a variety of Managerial roles though focused on business banking and client relationships. Dean specialises in Self-Managed Superannuation Fund and Aged Care advice. The delivery of sound financial advice specific to each client and providing very high levels of customer service are qualities that Dean strongly believes in.

Erin Ware

Erin Ware

Junior Accountant (Certificate III in Financial Services – Accounts Clerical)

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Erin started working with DMK Taxation in 2003 as a Trainee. Erin has over 10 years of bookkeeping experience and is very well rounded in her knowledge of accounting and auditing procedures.

Sharynne Robb

Sharynne Robb

Bookkeeper (Certificate IV in Bookkeeping)

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Sharynne joined the DMK Taxation staff in October 2012. Sharynne brings with her a vast array of bookkeeping knowledge having worked over 25 years in the construction industry and 11 years in the Government Health Industry. Sharynne has a strong administrative and statistical background.

Debrah Mathieson

Debrah Mathieson

Bookkeeper/Corporate Secretarial

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Debrah is the longest serving member of staff having commenced her employment with the previous owners. Debrah has over 40 years experience working in the accounting industry. Debrah is the DMK Taxation office’s manager of Corporate Secretarial services managing all aspects of applications and alterations with ASIC, the ATO and Consumer Affairs.

Maxwell Church

Maxwell Church

Accountant

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Max is the most recently qualified of the DMK Taxation team completing his Bachelor of Business from La Trobe in September 2016. Max is currently studying for his CPA and is working with DMK Taxation to obtain the skills and knowledge required for his chosen profession.

Kim McDonald

Kim McDonald

Office Administration and Tax Accountant (CPA, Diploma of Financial Planning)

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Kim joined the DMK Taxation staff in August 2011 taking on an internal office role. Kim has over 10 years experience in the Accounting, Taxation and Financial profession, and has obtained a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) as well as attaining CPA status. Prior to joining DMK Kim worked as an accountant in a private accounting practice and financial management in commercial industry in Melbourne. From July to December Kim assists the Senior Accountants by doing individual taxation returns for clients.

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