Armidale Autumn

Our People

Our professionals are at the heart of our business strategy and success. We understand that our business is impacted by a person's personal and professional life. We recruit top talent with a focus on diversity and inclusion, with traditional and nontraditional backgrounds so that we continue to build Malcolms as a great place to work.

Our people are armed with the tools—including enriching professional experiences, everyday coaching, timely and productive feedback, and high-quality learning and development opportunities—to deliver against our commitment to you each day. We are committed to building lasting relationships with you and delivering value to your business.

John Malcolm - Principal

John commenced his accounting career in 1976 with  major international accounting firm Price Waterhouse in Sydney.  Quickly moving up the ranks to the position of Manager of Corporate Advisory Services before moving to a more challenging role in commerce as Group Financial Controller.  John then moved into a private accountancy practice and finally to his own practice in 1993.

John moved with his family to Armidale, trading the excitement of the big cities for a better quality of life and to complete his Masters Degree.  He commenced his own Accountancy practice, Malcolm & Associates in 1993, as a result of continual requests and encouragement from friends, business associates and colleagues.

Throughout his career John has been, continually updating his knowledge base and skills through further education.  Today John is an active member of the Armidale Community participating in a number of local and regional committees as well as contributing to the education community by lecturing at both the University of New England and Armidale TAFE.

Johns qualifications include:

  • Chartered Accountant with Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)

  • Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia

  • Certificate of Public Practice with the ICAA

  • Financial Planning Specialist – ICA

  • Registered Company Auditor

  • Registered SMSF Auditor
  • Registered Tax Agent

  • Bachelor of Business - University of Technology - completed 1981

  • Bachelor of Economics/Law - University of Sydney - completed 1982

  • Graduate Certificate in Management - University of New England 1993

  • Master of Business Administration Marketing and Human Resource Streams - University of New England - completed 1994

James Abbo - Principal

After graduating from the University of New England in 1983, James developed his skills and expanded his knowledge by working in Chartered Accounting firms in Regional NSW and Sydney.

Prior to commencing with Malcolm & Associates James gained experience in assisting businesses with their accounting and taxation requirements.  In the role of Audit Manager with a Sydney practice James focused on large private companies.  In regional roles James developed experience in delivering accounting services to large public utilities (Hospitals and Local Government Councils), primary producers and individuals.

After success in Sydney, in 1999 James wished to return to the country and joined Malcolm & Associates as a Senior Accountant and in 2001 became a Partner of the Firm.

James is a keen golfer and hockey player and enjoys spending time with his 3 Children.

James qualifications include:

  • Chartered Accountant with Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)

  • Certificate of Public Practice with the ICAA

  • Registered Tax Agent

  • Registered SMSF Auditor
  • Bachelor of Financial Administration – University of New England – completed 1992

  • Graduate Diploma in Business Studies – University of New England – completed 1999.



Kristy Dooley - Principal

In October 2013 Kristy Dooley came on board as a Partner after spending some time in commerce as Chief Financial Officer at a Regional Mining Infrastructure firm. Kristy started her Accounting career here at Malcolms and is an integral part of the business. Her expertise and experience is paramount but does not exceed her diligence nor work ethic. Kristy offers extensive expertise in Self Managed Superannuation accounting and compliance as well as vast knowledge in taxation and business operations for multiple business structures.

 

Kristy's qualifications include:

  • Chartered Accountant with Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)

  • Certificate of Public Practice with the ICAA

  • Registered Tax Agent

  • Bachelors of Commerce & Law - University of New England