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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Mick O’Kane C.A.


JT&P is pleased to announce our strategic partnership with OBICO Advisory effective from 1st October 2017. OBICO Advisory provides specific CFO advisory and consulting services to JT&P and its clients, and similarly JT&P provides our comprehensive suite of services to OBCIO Advisory.

Mick is the founder of OBICO Advisory and a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in practice and commercial roles now focussed on providing Virtual CFO & Advisory services. Commencing his career in audit with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) before progressing through to commercial CFO/FC roles with BHP, Datum Group, DMG Radio, Cricket Australia and Dainty Group Mick has worked across the full spectrum of small, medium and large businesses within private, public and listed organisations in a broad range of industries including mining and resources, IT, media, sport and entertainment.

Mick partners with clients by providing Virtual (or part-time) CFO solutions, major project consulting, advisory board solutions and management of accounting and reporting services.

Mick’s areas of experience include:

Virtual CFO (or part-time CFO) consulting
SMEs particularly in IT - sports - media and entertainment
Business planning budgeting and evaluation
3 way budgeting & forecasting
Advisory board and management consulting
Debt financing consulting and project management
Merger and acquisition advice and support
General business negotiations

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