Meet the Team

The knowledge and insights to uncover opportunities and the commitment to see them through.

Richard Dinsdale

Richard Dinsdale

Director

BBus Accounting, IPA (last 4 years), previous CPA (for 30 years)

Richard is the director of the business and has been with the firm since October 1996. He has had extensive experience in public accounting since 1975, commencing in audits then progressing to accounting and tax services with a Brisbane second tier firm for 12 years.

He then was involved with a Brisbane Litigation accountant for 10 years developing his experience in valuations and investigations of various entities.

He currently conducts the audits of non-profit associations and trust accounts for a number of clients. He also has an extensive range of accounting and taxation clients.

He has a wife and is an “empty nester” with his 2 sons leaving home a number of years ago.

His interests include involvement with churches and football, having various roles including playing, coaching and serving on committees.

Richard is involved on the organizing committee, for the last 6 years, of the local discussion group which is a joint venture of IPA and CPA, which meets every month.

Salil Dicholkar

Salil Dicholkar

Manager

B.Com, MPA (Adv), CPA

Salil is our manager and mentors and supervises all our accountants. He is a qualified CPA and has extensive experience of over 12 years in Public Practice. He started working for Bachmann Robinson in December 2013. He reviews all the accountants work before it gets lodged with the ATO to make sure we have the best possible outcome for our clients. He deals with more complex business clients and is involved in business advice including starting a business, business structuring, tax planning, etc.

He is a busy family man with a wife and 2 kids. He loves to wind down his week with a chilled Friday afternoon beer. He is a big foodie and loves cooking. His other interests are playing cricket and tennis socially and watching movies.

Russell Bachmann

Russell Bachmann

Senior Accountant

In 1990, Russell acquired the practice from Denis Neilsen (who was retiring for the first time). He was joined by Richard Dinsdale in 1996 and by Peter Robinson in 1997. The firm was rebadged as Bachmann Robinson in September 1997.

Russell is now a senior accountant at the firm and, through his vast experience and intimate knowledge of the tax laws, provides a very valuable and vast technical knowledge of accounting and tax applications.

Russell is very involved with his local Rotary group and also on various business groups having served in various management and committee roles even to this day.

He likes to spend the balance of his time away from the office at the farm and the livestock program.

He is married with three grown daughters. He will tell you he is a proud grandparent.

Tracey Ashton

Tracey Ashton

Senior Accountant (SMSF)

BBus, SSA

Tracey is the go-to person in our firm for anything to do with superannuation.  She has a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy. She is an SMSF Specialist Advisor with Self-Managed Super Fund Association and registered with the Tax Practitioners Board. As a Limited Authorised Representative of Australian Unity and with 15 years’ experience of working with superannuation, she is able to provide financial advice related to Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. She has previously worked as an accountant for an intellectual property start-up company and a group of pharmacies.

She is a wife and mother of 3 children. She plays competition basketball, loves to travel and enjoy relaxing with a red wine and a good book.

Lyndal Hardie

Lyndal Hardie

Accountant

Adv Dip of Accounting 

Lyndal has an Advanced Diploma of Accounting at a distinction level and is also an Associate of the Institute of Public Accountants. She joined Bachmann Robinson in July 2012 and during her 5 years, according to Lyndal she will tell you that her sarcasm and wicked sense of humour (along with her accounting skills) are what keeps her employed. She is a pro adviser for Intuit Quickbooks Online and also a certified Xero adviser. She is currently enrolled in the IPA programme working towards her MIPA.

Prior to Bachmann Robinson, she spent 10 years in Insurance in Underwriting and Brokering with a Diploma of General Insurance.

In her downtime, she loves spending time at the beach with her family and is also involved with her son’s school activities. She also enjoys playing netball.

Melissa Groenewald

Melissa Groenewald

Accountant

B Accounting 

Melissa started working for Bachmann Robinson from July 2007. She is a valuable team member and assists with accounting and tax work including attending client interviews.

She also attends to bookkeeping and payroll for various clients. She is an expert in all the major accounting packages, especially MYOB.

She spends most weekends with her husband with his Photography business.

Dilhani Suraweera

Dilhani Suraweera

Accountant

BBIF, CPA 

Dilhani is a qualified CPA accountant with over five years’ experience in public practice. She started her career in 2006 with a Chartered Accountants firm in Adelaide after graduating from studying Bachelor of Banking & International Finance. She has had some time away from work to start a family and joined Bachmann Robinson in 2016.

Rebecka Davey

Rebecka Davey

 Bookkeeper / Superannuation Officer Assistant 

BBE (LAR), GDLA 

After careers in Landscape Architecture and Real Estate, Rebecka has found her niche having spent the last 5 years working alongside Tracey Ashton in administering Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

She is a mum of two beautiful girls and enjoys helping others achieve their personal goals.

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle

Bookkeeper

Susan has 27 years of extensive experience of working in accountants’ office. She started working for Bachmann Robinson in May 2006. She is an expert in Banklink and handles bookkeeping and preparation of business activity statements for a number of our clients. She is also proficient in various desktop-based accounting packages including Reckon, MYOB, etc.

Kate Grindrod

Kate Grindrod

Receptionist/Admin

Kate is our front of House Admin. She spent 10 years in retail administration before moving onto Logistics Management for 2 years. She left the workforce to raise her children and dedicated the early years to volunteering in various roles within the local playgroup as well as within her sporting league. She started working for Bachmann Robinson in July 2016 and have learned so much in her short time here.

Josella Gordon

Josella Gordon

Administration Office

Josella has worked with Bachmann Robinson since Jan 2010. Prior to that, she worked at another accounting office for 4 years. Apart from her general admin duties she also fills in with the receptionist role whenever required. She also handles ASIC reviews and any other ASIC related matters for more than 200 companies. She is currently pursuing her studies to complete a Diploma in Business Administration.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading and going to the movies with friends.

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