Meet the Team

Dickensons Accountants

We recognise that our team members are great assets and our approach has been to recruit and maintain quality staff and provide them with extensive professional development and training to ensure they are technically proficient and passionate about helping our clients.

Our team work actively to ensure our style remains personal and our aim is to develop long term client relationships.

Mark Schutters

Mark Schutters

Dickensons Accountants

Managing Director

Mark joined Dickensons in July 1993 and then progressed to became a partner is 1998. With over 30 years experience in public practice, Mark has a broad knowledge in advising small to medium size businesses and individuals, in the areas of taxation and business services.

Mark is a Fellow of Institute of Chartered accountants Australia and New Zealand, a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Griffith University) and a graduate diploma of Advanced Accounting (QUT).

His passion is seeing small businesses succeed and being a part of their journey. He is able to assist in many diverse aspects of business to enable the growth of your business, regardless of the industry you are in.

James McKenzie

James McKenzie

Dickensons Accountants

DIRECTOR

James has been a director at Dickensons since 2017 after starting as an undergraduate accountant in 2002. Throughout the years James has developed a diverse skill set that enables James to handle complex and uncommon situations whilst ensuring the client can understand the issues and the solutions.

James’s key areas of focus:

  • Audit – As a company auditor he has developed an audit approach which enables the audit process to assist the organisation improve and become more efficient. James’s approach is centred around achieving the best audit outcomes whilst assisting the internal parties and external stakeholders understanding of the organisation and its challenges.
  • Business Advice and Strategy –Having a business is not the end goal. A business can allow the owners to achieve their financial, personal and professional goals. Through James’s diverse knowledge he is uniquely placed to assist business owners and executives to achieve the internal targets of a business but also to assist the ultimate owners of the business to unlock the potential wealth a business may generate. How this occurs depends on each client and their circumstances however the common element is taking the time to understand the business and people.
Jouhaina Ellis


Jouhaina Ellis


Dickensons Accountants

DIRECTOR

Jouhaina began her career at Dickensons in 2007 as an administration assistant and became a Director in 2017. Jouhaina has attained a wealth of knowledge and experience across a range of business sectors. Jouhaina is a results based practitioner and has a particular interest in Tax Consulting and Compliance for all entities including Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. She is highly regarded for her technical strengths, personable approach & ability to add value to her clients while assisting them in meeting their compliance needs.

Scott Laker

Scott Laker

Dickensons Accountants

DIRECTOR

Scott joined the team as a Graduate accountant in 2008 and became a director in 2017.

Throughout this time he has gained extensive experience in Taxation, Business Services and Self-Managed Superannuation, and believes having a close relationship with his clients is the key to success.

Technical Staff

Dickensons Accountants

Nicole Nolan

Practice Manager and Senior Accountant

Brittany DeAraugo


Senior Accountant

Laura Simmons​


Accountant

Sue Austen


Accountant

Tanya Sewell

Senior Accountant

Matthew Dicken

Accountant

Riley White

Undergraduate Accountant

Cameron Potter

Undergraduate Accountant

Sharlott Rajesh

Graduate Accountant

Jo Austin

Bookkeeper

Sara Al-Ghourani

Accountant

Support Staff

Dickensons Accountants

Belinda Webb

Senior Administration Officer

Nicole Wegener

Compliance Officer

Christobel Schiller

Administration Officer

Abbey Hudgson

Administration Officer

Karen Ireland

Administration Officer

Lachlan Anderson

Administration Officer

Chartered Accountant

Qualifications:

  • Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chartered Accountant Self-Managed Super Fund Specialist
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • SMSF Auditor
  • Justice of the Peace (QLD)
  • Registered Tax Agent

Registered Company Auditor

Qualifications:

  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of the Governance Institute of Australia
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Governance Institute (Chartered Secretary)
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Approved SMSF Auditor
  • Registered Tax Agent

Chartered Accountant

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Commissioner for Declarations (QLD)
  • Registered Tax Agent

Chartered Accountant

Qualifications:

  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chartered Accountant Self-Managed Super Fund Specialist
  • Master of Applied Taxation
  • Justice of the Peace (QLD)
  • Registered Tax Agent