Company Profile

Established in South Perth in 1994, Acute Business Services has been offering its clients exceptional and reliable accounting and financial services for over twenty years. Acute is a fast developing firm that has kept its reputation for consistently delivering impressive results for clients.

Acute Business Services specialise in the advice of managing and developing private and public businesses. We pride ourselves on creating and sustaining supportive relationships where objective and timely advice enables businesses to thrive and develop. Our team is committed to understanding your requirements and using our skills to assist in the growth and development of your business.

Our clients benefit from an integrated approach based on understanding the key issues facing small and medium sized businesses. This enables us to meet the needs of our clients at every stage of development and allows them to focus on building the value of their business.


 Team Profiles


Mr Spencer Broad CPA

Mr Spencer Broad CPA
Director

Spencer has been with Acute since 2005 and became a Partner in 2008. He advises clients in many industries including mining, transport, agriculture, property, manufacturing, and civil contracting. Spencer specialises in corporate and domestic taxation, business services, and financial consulting.

He holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University, is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Spencer is also a Director of numerous private companies and the Asthma Foundation of Western Australia.


Chris Bolger Dip FP

Chris Bolger Dip FP
Director & Principal Adviser - Acute Wealth Management

Chris has over 10 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry spanning - Consumer Finance, Business Development, Insurances, Managed Investments and as a Private Client Adviser. After Graduating from Melbourne University with a double degree, (majoring in Psychology), Chris spent the first 5 years of his career working in a multinational finance company. Chris then moved to Western Australia to join a National Investment Management firm specialising in Tax Effective Investments. During this time Chris worked with some of Australia’s leading Financial Advice Businesses educating both advisers and clients on tax effective investment strategies. Chris oversees the day to day operations of Acute Wealth Management, working closely with clients to build financial certainty, control and freedom in the lives of his clients.


Mr Pyi Soe Swe Khaing CPA

Mr Pyi Soe Swe Khaing CPA
Manager

Pyi Soe Swe Khaing, BBA, BCom (Hons), MAcc, CPA, is Senior Manager at Acute Business Services. Having been trained formally in accounting and management disciplines at postgraduate and tertiary levels, Pyi Soe has extensive knowledge in taxation, financial reporting, management accounting and business administration. At Acute, he has helped numerous clients from a range of industries with their taxation planning, financial reporting, performance monitoring and cash flow budgeting. He is also well-experienced in managing taxation affairs of self-managed superannuation funds.

 

Jessica Hulmes CPA
Manager

Jessica joined Acute in 2009 and has many more years’ experience in accounting, treasury, taxation, superannuation and business services for individuals, small to large business entities, consolidated groups and listed companies. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Corporate Finance from the University of Western Australia and is a Certified Practising Accountant.


Olivia Iskandar CPA

Olivia Iskandar CPA
Senior Accountant

Olivia joined Acute in 2005 and has many years’ experience in accounting, treasury, taxation, superannuation, and business services for individuals and businesses. Olivia holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and is a Certified Practising Accountant.


 

Imelda BezgovsekImelda Bezgovsek
Senior Accountant

Imelda started at Acute in September 2010 with extensive experience in the accounting profession. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Economics (Accounting), and Diploma of Information Technology.

Imelda’s superior knowledge of the taxation law, focusing predominantly at individual taxation situations, and small to medium sized enterprises, enables her to provide quality and reliable advise to clients.  While being well versed in the compliance requirements, Imelda also specialises in the preparation of financial statements and tax returns and provides diverse business advice


William Ayo CPA

William Ayo CPA
Senior Accountant

William commenced work at Acute in 2010 having graduated from Curtin University of Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with majors in Accounting and Finance and has since been accredited the title of Certified Practising Accountant.

William’s specialist areas include accounting, taxation and superannuation. He focuses on providing comprehensive advice and tailored services in meeting client requirements. William works predominantly with small to medium size businesses and carries experience in taxation planning, corporate restructures and business support.


Jonathan Lau CPA

Jonathan Lau CPA
Senior Accountant

Jonathan joined Acute in 2010 as a graduate accountant from the University of Western Australia, holding a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance.  Jon was accredited the title Certified Practising Accountant in 2013.

Jonathan’s sound knowledge in accounting, taxation and superannuation laws along with his experience with various business structures enables him to assist clients in their compliance requirements in addition to taxation planning, financial reporting and cash flow budgeting.


James Bloom ASA

James Bloom ASA
Accountant

James has been with Acute since July 2013 and is a graduate of the University of Western Australia. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce, with majors in Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Investment Finance as well as a minor in Business Law.

James specialises in accounting and taxation for individuals and small to medium sized business entities. His knowledge in taxation law allows him to assist clients in their compliance requirements in addition to taxation planning and financial reporting.


Cheryl Martin

Cheryl Martin
Financial Planner Assistant

Cheryl joined Acute Wealth Management in 2014 as a Financial Planner Assistant. She holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management and is currently doing her Diploma in Financial Planning. She brings over 2 years of client services experience in financial planning industry and assists Chris with the day to day administration of Acute Wealth Management. 


Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Babenko
Practice Manager

Jennifer has over 25 years’ experience in Practice, Office and Retail Management in Accounting, Architectural and Pharmaceutical Industries. For the past twelve years Jennifer has worked for large and medium size accounting firms and has comprehensive understanding of daily Accounting Practice administration and management. Jennifer has also attained State and National awards on four occasions and brings a wealth of experience to the firm.


Ruth Stewart
Accounts & Bookkeeper

Ruth has over 20 years of experience in bookkeeping and payroll with various small to medium sized enterprises including mining, engineering, manufacturing and retail. Ruth is proficient in all accounting software.