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Our Team

At Ward & Ilsley Partners we recognise our staff as the key to our success. We are committed to providing an exceptional work environment and career development opportunities through mentoring and ongoing training.

Accountants

Ian Ilsley

Ian Ilsley

Director

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Ian Ilsley

Ian Ilsley

Director

ian@wardandilsley.com.au
Phone (08) 9535 5900

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Ian has been a partner at Ward & Ilsley Partners since 1993. Ian originally trained as a teacher, working at State Government high schools in WA. Early in his teaching career he made the life changing decision to pursue a career in accounting. He started with a Chartered Accounting firm in Perth before moving to Mandurah with his family in 1991 and joining the firm of Peter M. Ward & Associates. In 1993, Ian went into partnership with Peter Ward to form Ward & Ilsley, and upon Peter’s retirement in 2006, Ian became the sole director of Ward & Ilsley Partners.

As a business owner, Ian is very aware of the issues confronting small to medium businesses today and he works with his staff to assess each client’s needs. Over the years Ian has built a strong reputation and rapport with his clients and he is passionate about the success of his clients.

Ian has a range of clients across a variety of industries including agriculture, retail, construction, professionals, multiple branch businesses and Superannuation Funds. He is also an Auditor of many local and regional Not-for-profit organisations and superannuation funds.

Over the years Ian has held a number of volunteer appointments in local school & sporting organisations, Chamber of Commerce and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. He is currently serving as a Director and the Company Secretary and Treasurer of Mandurah Community Financial Services operating as the Halls Head Community Branch of the Bendigo Bank. Ian has also held the position of Treasurer for the Mandurah Country Club since 2001.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia)
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Registered SMSF Auditor
  • Graduate Diploma of Business in Professional Accounting (Edith Cowen University)
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Western Australia)
  • Diploma in Education (University of Western Australia)

Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • Mandurah Community Financial Services Ltd. Operating as Halls Head Community Branch, Bendigo Bank. Director/Company Secretary/Treasurer
  • Mandurah Country Club - Treasurer
  • John Tonkin College - Board Member
  • City of Mandurah Audit & Risk Committee - Community Member
  • Peel Workforce Alliance Committee - Member
Adrienne Storer

Adrienne Storer

Senior Accountant

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Adrienne Storer

Adrienne Storer

Senior Accountant

adrienne@wardandilsley.com.au
Phone (08) 9535 5900

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Adrienne joined Ward & Ilsley Partners in 2004 as an Accountant. Adrienne has many years’ experience as a Tax Accountant in public practice, and as a Business Analyst for a publicly listed company.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Certified Practising Accounting (CPA Australia)
  • Bachelor of Business – (Curtin University)
Melissa Higgs

Melissa Higgs

Senior Accountant

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Melissa Higgs

Melissa Higgs

Senior Accountant

melissa@wardandilsley.com.au
Phone (08) 9535 5900

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Melissa joined Ward & Ilsley Partners in 2007. Melissa is a qualified Accountant with many years’ of experience and has worked in multi-national and local public practices and as the Business Manager for an Australian Government statutory Authority. Melissa has been on the committees of a Not-for-profit early childhood centre, school P&C and manager of a local school-aged sports team.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia)
  • Bachelor of Financial Administration (U.N.E.)
Troy Mahoney

Troy Mahoney

Senior Accountant

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Troy Mahoney

Troy Mahoney

Senior Accountant

troy@wardandilsley.com.au
Phone (08) 9535 5900

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Troy joined Ward & Ilsley Partners in 2014 as a Senior Accountant. Troy has many years’ experience in various accounting roles including public practice, Financial Controller, and Finance Manager.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Business, Accounting & Finance – (Edith Cowan University)
  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia)
  • Public Practice Certificate holder

Community Involvement

  • Peel Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Treasurer
Melissa Dondas

Melissa Dondas

Senior Accountant

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Melissa Dondas

Melissa Dondas

Audit Manager

mel@wardandilsley.com.au
Phone (08) 9535 5900

Melissa joined Ward & Ilsley Partners in August 2016 as an Accountant/Auditor. Melissa has worked as an auditor in public practice for 7 years and most recently worked in oil and gas in the contracts division.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting and Business Law

Support Staff

Julie Ralph

Julie Ralph

Practice Manager / Office Administrator

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Julie Ralph

Julie Ralph

Practice Manager / Office Administrator

julie@wardandilsley.com.au
Phone (08) 9535 5900

Julie joined the team at Ward & Ilsley Partners in July 2002 in the role as Office Administrator. Julie looks after all office management, creditors, debtors and payroll. As the Practice Manager, Julie leads the administration team at Ward & Ilsley Partners.

Megan Anderson

Megan Anderson

Client Services Manager / Assistant Accountant

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Megan Anderson

Megan Anderson

Client Services Manager / Assistant Accountant

megan@wardandilsley.com.au
Phone (08) 9535 5900

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Megan joined Ward & Ilsley Partners in October 2011 as an Assistant Accountant and provides accounting and bookkeeping support to the senior Accountants and IT support to the Administration team. Megan has worked in public practice in NSW and WA for more than 17 years. Megan has served as Treasurer on many not-for-profit boards including school P&C, Surf Club and other community groups.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Certificate IV Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Registered BAS agent
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • MYOB professional partner (Bookkeeper)
Mira Meinharth

Mira Meinharth

Assistant Accountant

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Mira Meinharth

Mira Meinharth

Assistant Accountant

mira@wardandilsley.com.au
Phone (08) 9535 5900

Mira joined Ward & Ilsley Partners in 2010 as an Assistant Accountant and provides accounting & bookkeeping support to the Senior Accountants. Mira also looks after our corporate clients ASIC obligations and now provides ASIC support to the Administration team. Mira has worked in public practice in SA and WA for around 11 years.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Diploma of Accounting – TAFE Adelaide, SA
Kay Snowball

Kay Snowball

Assistant Accountant

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Kay Snowball

Kay Snowball

Assistant Accountant

kay@wardandilsley.com.au
Phone (08) 9535 5900

Kay joined Ward & Ilsley Partners in 2008 as an Assistant Accountant/Bookkeeper and provides accounting and bookkeeping support to the Senior Accountants and the Bendigo Community Bank.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Certificate IV Bookkeeping
  • Certificate III Financial Services
Alen Lagarija

Alen Lagarija

Cadet Accountant

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Alen Lagarija

Alen Lagarija

Cadet Accountant

alen@wardandilsley.com.au
Phone (08) 9535 5900

Alen joined Ward & Ilsley Partners in 2014 as an Assistant Accountant and now provides accounting and bookkeeping support to the Senior Accountants.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Studying towards his Bachelor of Business – Murdoch University