Richard Thomas C.A.


Richard started professional life at Coopers & Lybrand before joining JT&P in 2000 shortly after the merger with Price Waterhouse. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in Taxation, and taught the Taxation module for the Institute of Chartered Accountants ‘CA Program’ for 10 years.  Richard is Managing Partner of the Firm.

Richard’s areas of expertise include:

Capital Gains Tax including Small Business Capital Gains Tax
Family tax structuring
Business tax structuring
Succession planning
Effective tax structuring for start-ups
Dispute management between equity holders
Business planning
Family Charitable Foundations
Investing in Australia for international investors
Tax advisory for the Sports Media and Entertainment industries

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Sam Claringbold C.A.


Sam joined as partner of JT&P after 16 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers 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 areas of expertise include:

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

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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 client 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 include:

Tax & Advisory

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