Richard Vergona is a small business accounting specialist with vast experience and varied specialities. He is a qualified forensic accountant and auditor and assists legal practitioners in business valuation for Family Law and Partnership disputes, fraud examination, or just for purchase and sale.
After establishing his career in second-tier firms working in audit and taxation, Richard commenced his own chartered accountancy firm in 1982. He has been helping small businesses for over 45 years. He continues helping new and established businesses to start out, overcome hurdles and grow. Richard's friendly demeanour, attention to detail and passion 'getting it right' are noted by all of his clients. These qualities are also the founding lynch pins of VA Group.
Following in his father's footsteps, Paul joined the firm in 2003, continuing his academic training in the Accounting field and learning from practical experience, Paul is now a Registered Tax Agent and is currently going through the CPA Program to further his qualification.
Coming from a background in programming and systems analysis, Paul is leading the practice's push into our current interconnected business world with cloud accounting, remote accounting support and oversight and business mentoring to ensure businesses have the tools and advise they need to not only succeed but thrive.
Peter Smith took over the practice in early 2006. He has over 30 years of commercial and public accounting experience, holds tertiary qualifications for Bachelor of Business and Master of Taxation and is a Certified Practicing Accountant and Registered Tax Agent.
Peter is experienced in assisting small to medium size businesses with business growth, profit improvement, cash flow optimisation, asset accumulation and protection, succession planning, taxation planning strategies, and estate planning.
Our dedicated team of accountants, corporate services, BAS Agents and friendly clerical staff are here to support our clients.
We have a wide range of technical abilities on staff, and a network of specialists services from Financial Planning, Legal Services and Succession Planning to Self Managed Superannuation and Business Mentoring.