Partners 2018-08-16T11:56:56+00:00

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 & 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
  • 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