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As a consulting firm, our people are the backbone of our business.  We employ only the highest quality individuals so that you can trust that your business is in the right hands.

Managing Director

Kelly Sawden (BCom, LLB, CA)


A Chartered Accountant and Registered Tax Agent with 15 years experience, Kelly brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise.


With an eye for detail and innovative solutions, Kelly is a useful commodity for any business or individual.


Kelly's prior experience includes:


- Tax Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers

- Financial Controller and Group Tax Manager, Queensland Airports Ltd

- International Tax Manager, Billabong International Ltd

Senior Accountant

Kirsty Carroll (BAcc, CPA)


Kirsty is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and has in excess of 10 years experience in a variety of roles, including:

- Group Financial Accountant, Queensland Airports Limited

- Senior Financial Accountant, Queensland Motorways Limited


Kirsty has a wealth of knoweldge in accounting, tax and systems improvement, and is an integral part of the Ascend team. 

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