Our Team

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Geoff Gartly CA

Geoff Gartly CA

Director : Chartered Accountant and Business Adviser

Geoff is a qualified Accountant with 30 years professional tax and business advisory experience.

He excels in helping clients with practical business planning advice, driving innovation, growth and change.

Geoff has a passion for helping business clients dealing with many variety of issues by providing real practical advice. He has a vast knowledge in the area  property development, manufacturing and Self Managed Superannuation Funds.

Geoff recognises that “strategy ” is the key to small business and has undertaken extensive study in understanding the process of business succession and the need for careful planning for small family businesses.

Geoff is very well-known in the business community, and in 2011 was a finalist in the City of Glen Eira’s Citizen of the Year Awards. He is an active member of the Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Rotary Club and has been closely involved in the founding of a Bendigo Community Bank in North Road, as well as the Traders Association in Ormond. Geoff has recently taken on the role as Joint Group Leader for his kids’ Scout group at 5th/6th Central Moorabbin.

Geoff and his wife, Vicki, have a young family who enjoy the great outdoors.

When not at work, Geoff’s weekends are spent in the outdoors or watching his kids play hockey at Southern United Hockey Club.

Geoff believes that small business owners should enjoy a balanced life. Just get out and do it as life is too short to worry about the small things

You’re most welcome to Contact Geoff by email on geoff@ggassociates.com.au

Vicki Gartly


Office Manager

The practice is very fortunate to have the services of Vicki Gartly to manage the fine details of practice administration.

Vicki is a local Kilvington girl, and before taking on leadership responsibilities at Gartly’s, she built a successful career in Channel 9 Television, where she held a creative role. The meticulous attention to detail required in pre and post production of Channel 9’s shows, commercials and promotions transfer beautifully to our practice, which is totally committed to providing outstanding care to every detail of our clients’ accounting needs.

Vick joined Geoff almost 16 years ago and has undertaken studies in Taxation Return preparation and has an extensive understanding in preparation of individual returns and the administration surrounding taxation lodgements. In her spare time she enjoys bushwalking, bike riding, gardening and planning the next camping trip.

Contact Vicki by email on vicki@ggassociates.com.au

Vanessa Serpanchy


Administration Manager

Vanessa has her finger on the pulse when it comes to assisting you.

Prior to joining Gartly & Associates she has extensive experience in administration and worked for a larger 2nd tier Accounting Group.

Vanessa is responsible for all the support tasks that makes the office work like clockwork.

As our Tax Office Liaison Officer she knows which buttons to push when an ATO issue arises. She also prepares all Company and Trust Setups and attends to corporate secretarial matters for our clients. She attends to a million administrative duties and keeps us running smoothly, as well as monitoring job-flow matters for our client.

Vanessa has just completed her Diploma of Accounting and her academic results are nothing short of excellent. She loves cooking, walking and looking after her family and her two adorable dogs.

You can contact Vanessa on admin@ggassociates.com.au

Hong Leap CPA


 Senior Accountant

 When  it comes to Tax and accounting clients love Hong.

When it comes to Tax and accounting detail, Hong’s experience and zest to learn leads the way through the jungle of tax law and legislation.

With over 20 years experience working with small businesses and dealing with Australian Taxation law and GST she understands the issues that clients face.

A certified XERO adviser with an indepth knowledge of SMSF, there is not a technical matter that Hong hasn’t got her finger on the pulse about.

Hong loves getting results for clients and working out the most practical way to overcome a tax issue or bookkeeping challenge.

Hong enjoys reading, walking and cooking up storm in the kitchen.

You can contact Hong  on hong@ggassociates.com.au

Karen Bell



Every accountancy practice needs a Karen – someone who can be relied on to carefully attend to clients’ bookkeeping needs. Our clients benefit from Karen’s ability to assist with their bookkeeping needs and challenges.

Karen has had over 20 years working as a bookkeeper and administrator for small business.

Karen is a competent user of MYOB, Quickbooks and Quicken and understands Cloud Accounting.

Karen loves a challenge and trains very year to walk in the 24 hour Oxfam walk. Go Karen!!

Contact Karen by email on karen@ggassociates.com.au

Gwen Connop CA

Senior Chartered Accountant and Business Advisor

In 2008 Ferres Ryan Connop, Chartered Accountants, merged with Gartly & Associates.

Gwen has over 40 years of professional experience, with particular expertise in Taxation Law, Business Planning, Business Succession and Estate Planning strategies.

She has an eye for detail and her knowledge and experience is a great asset for the Team at Gartly & Associates

She loves Golf and her walking her dog.

You may contact Gwen by email on gwen@ggassociates.com.au