Our team is ably headed by Peter May, who has been in practice since 1985. In 2005, he took the leap to branch out on his own, with the vision of taking the accounting practice in a different direction. He wanted to foster client loyalty, challenge the status quo by reviewing and considering tried and tested approaches, and considering whether there was a ‘better way’.
Since formation, the team Peter has assembled remains dedicated to refining and improving its approach, resulting in an offering that is unique and industry leading. The diverse, hugely competent and passionate team of industry experts share a collective skill set that enables a collaborative workplace committed to knowledge sharing and continually looking for ways to innovate and improve.
Meet the Team
Registered tax agent Peter May CA CTA commenced his career with PWC, working as an auditor before moving into the small business section. After qualifying as a CA, he took an audit position with Bentley Wheeler Cartledge & Co (now part of Deloitte’s) where he remained for 10 years. His next move was the formation of a partnership which saw him provide accounting and taxation services to a diverse array of small business clients. He developed a passion and expertise in superannuation, by completing the RG146 exams the prerequisite to achieve accreditation for providing advice on Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs).
Viona Webb-Johnson CPA CTA has a passion for accounting that dates back to secondary school. Having obtained a Bachelor of Accounting in Indonesia, she initially joined EY as an Auditor, before moving to Australia to obtain a Master of Professional Accounting from Monash University, before turning her attention to the CPA Program.
Since graduating from RMIT, Fei Yu CA has worked extensively with Peter both in the areas of SMSF and Taxation, with a view to helping clients maintain compliance. Fei is the SMSF specialist of the team with strong knowledge in areas such as strategies for retirement planning, maximising contributions, transitions to retirement, and account-based pensions.
Back in China, Shirley Yi CPA obtained a Bachelor degree in Business Management and Commerce, before heading to Australia to complete her Master of Accounting at the University of Melbourne. She joined the MayCA Accountants team in 2015, and qualified as a CPA three years later. Shirley is also an associate member of the Tax Institute and has developed an impressive array of experience in tax compliance and obligations for individuals, companies, trusts, partnerships and SMSFs.
Originally from Cambodia where she worked for PWC as an auditor, Cheata Chrea made the move to Australia in 2014 to pursue her Master of Professional Accounting at Deakin University. Having worked with Peter since 2017, she works on SMSFs, individuals, trusts, company, and partnership tax returns.
Winny Tjahjadi has been a member of the team since 2018. She has nine years of experience in her areas of specialty, which include taxation and financial reporting for small to medium sized businesses, as well as providing relevant tax advice and business advisory services where appropriate. In her spare time, Winny runs a hospitality business with her husband which gives her an understanding of the challenges small business owners encounter.
With a passion for numbers, Joyce Li joined the team in November 2019 having graduated with a Master of Accounting from RMIT University. Joyce is now working towards her CPA.
Born and bred in Melbourne, Debbie Guest attended business college in Townsville, North Queensland before working with several accounting firms in Queensland and Victoria. She started work with Peter more than 18 years ago, and has been expertly providing accounts, bookkeeping, tax and administration services ever since.
Born in Leeds, UK Allison Firth has lived in Australia for forty-seven years. She has worked with Peter for thirty-one of those years, in various bookkeeping and administration roles.
Lynn Rae was born in Scotland and migrated to Australia in 1972. Her administration proficiency has made her an invaluable member of the team, as she ensures things run smoothly behind the scenes. She also takes care of our client’s corporate affairs with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission.