About 2018-08-16T12:03:51+00:00

Founded in 1981, Jeffrey Thomas & Partners has provided personalized professional services to a diverse client base for over 30 years. The founding partners, having both worked previously as principals in major accounting firms, built the firm around an ethos of client service, striving to structure the firm so as to maximize their time spent servicing clients and developing their business. Supported by a staff of accounting professionals from various areas of expertise the partners aim to cater for a variety of business and taxation needs.

In addition to traditional accounting, audit and taxation services Jeffrey Thomas & Partners are able to provide services in areas such as corporate advisory, business planning, strategic development and risk mitigation. The composition of the firm means that Partners are not only accessible, but involved. Our structure enables us to provide a quality range of services at rates that are ideally suited to our small to mid range clients.

Through an employment philosophy of hiring people as opposed to workers, the partners have built a cohesive yet flexible working team, and fostered a friendly work environment with a familial feel. Employees are offered scope for career development within the firm, and are encouraged and supported to pursue further education in their areas of expertise and interest.

The firm has regular conferences on the latest technical and legislative development to enable it to provide the very best in creative, practical and proactive advice, and this ensures that its clients keep abreast with the ever changing demands of the modern business world.

Our Partners

Richard Thomas C.A.

Richard is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in corporate and private taxation. He is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and sits on the board of the CA Advisory Group. Through the JT&P Connect network, Richard connects with business and high net worth private clients on areas including:

  • Capital Gains Tax including Small Business Capital Gains Tax
  • Family tax structuring
  • Wealth succession planning
  • Succession planning
  • Effective tax strategies for start-up entities
  • Commercial advice for equity participants
  • Business planning
  • Family Charitable Foundations
  • Investing in Australia
  • Virtual CFO advisory
  • Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Business Insurance
  • Corporate/Business banking
  • Private Equity
  • Family Office advisory
  • Property Advocacy
  • Corporate and Private legal matters

Richard’s other interests include:

  • Philanthropy – as a Director and the Treasurer of the Cathy Freeman Foundation
  • Music & Stage Performance – as a lead performer in several musical productions and guest soloist at major public events
  • Clubs – Melbourne Cricket Club, Collingwood Football Club, The Australian Club, RACV Club and Toorak Services Club
  • Sport – golf, cricket and Australian Rules football.
  • Alumni – Carey Baptist Grammar School and Swinburne University

Sam Claringbold C.A.

Sam joined as partner of JT&P after 16 years with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in working in their private clients and external audit divisions in Melbourne and overseas.  He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is an ASIC Registered Company Auditor.  He has experience in auditing and advising a wide range of businesses including ASX listed companies, multi-nationals and privately owned business.

Sam’s area of expertise:

  • Corporate and SMSF external audit
  • Internal audit and risk management
  • Internal controls and corporate governance
  • Financial due diligence
  • Management accounting and outsourced finance functions
  • Accounting advice

Janelle Clarke C.A.

Janelle joined Jeffrey Thomas & Partners in 2006 after completing a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy at RMIT University. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Registered Tax Agent.

Janelle specialises in tax compliance and business services, assisting a broad range of clients with both basic compliance needs and specialised tax advice. Janelle is a Registered Tax Agent and a CA SMSF Specialist.

Janelle’s area of expertise:

  • Tax & Advisory
  • Superannuation