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Progue has been established by director Gavin Jones, one of a new breed of accountants. Having been a partner with a Sydney based firm whilst still in his mid-twenties, Gavin utilises the skills acquired in a successful career to lead the team at Progue by example. The result: Progue offers a rare combination of depth and enthusiasm.

The team at Progue understands the challenge of taxation and business planning in an environment of constant legislative reform. As such we are an indispensable asset for our clients, ranging from individuals to associations, small business to multi-national corporations operating in a wide spectrum of industries.


The Team

Gavin Jones

Director - B Bus Accounting, CA, JP


Gavin Jones, founder of Progue Pty Ltd, has a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise to draw upon. He started his career in Sydney based firms where he became a partner in his mid twenties.

 

Gavin specialises in finding practical solutions for his clients. He aims to do so with customer service and communication standards that are second to none.

 

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

Coach AFL, Tennis, Cycling, Gym and the occasional Xbox game

 

If you could fix one thing in the world, what would it be?

Selfishness. If everyone was motivated by collective rather than self interest the world would be a far better place

 

Cat or dog person?

Most definitely dog…really dislike cats as they cannot be trusted

 

Pets?

Two Cavoodles named Bella & Buffy

 

Family?

Wife and 2 sons

 

Describe yourself in 5 words

Positive, energetic, helpful, empathetic, practical

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Europe

 

Morning or evening person?

Morning

 

Sweet or savoury?

Sweet unfortunately

 

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

 

Favourite foods?

Italian, BBQ and Dessert

 

Storms – cool or scary?

Very cool

 

If you could meet one person dead or alive – who would it be?

Martin Luther King

 

Favourite sports?

AFL, Soccer, Tennis, Cricket

 

What traditional gender roles do you disagree with?

That maternal instinct is more powerful or important than paternal

 

Favourite moment in time?

The birth of my children and my wedding day closely followed by the Swans winning the 2005 AFL premiership


Keira Borg

Practice Manager - B Bus Management, Cert IV Business Administration


Commencing business involvement in the Travel industry, Keira wanted to expand her experience in customer service and joined the Progue team in 2007. She has been part of the administration team since.

 

Always enjoying interacting with people, Keira plays at her strengths in assisting clients, practice management and company secretarial attendances.

 

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spending quality time with my family, and cooking, reading or crocheting

 

If you could fix one thing in the world, what would it be?

The rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. That and animal cruelty

 

Cat or dog person?

I don’t hate cats, but I prefer dogs

 

Pets?

Two dogs, a Beagle named Angus and a Foxie cross named Peach

 

Family?

My hubby, our 2 kids Ari and Jordana, and furbaby Peach

 

Describe yourself in 5 words

Always chasing a humble life

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Italy, for its sites, history, delicious food and romance

 

Morning or evening person?

Morning

 

Sweet or savoury?

Savoury

 

Coffee or tea?

Coffee, always

 

Favourite foods?

My favourite cuisine is Japanese, but my guilty pleasures are popcorn and cheeseburgers

 

Storms – cool or scary?

So cool!

 

If you could meet one person dead or alive – who would it be?

Audrey Hepburn

 

Favourite sports?

AFL and tennis

 

What traditional gender roles do you disagree with?

Regardless of gender, an equal and supportive contribution to a household should be made

 

Favourite moment in time?

When my husband proposed to me, to feel so much love, excitement, anticipation and surprise all at once was the most amazing feeling in the world


Amanda Bonavita

Senior Accountant - B Com Accounting


Having discovered her passion for accounting within a family business Amanda has been with the Progue team since its beginning. She has assisted in the development and growth of Progue’s clients over numerous years.

 

Amanda’s broad based skill set makes her an invaluable member of the Progue team and she plays an integral part in the management of the taxation and business affairs of her clients.

 

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

Catching up with friends, swimming, walking, travel & trying new restaurants

 

If you could fix one thing in the world, what would it be?

Cure world sickness

 

Cat or dog person?

Dog

 

Pets?

No

 

Family?

Husband

 

Describe yourself in 5 words

Saving for my next holiday

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Vegas & Santorini

 

Morning or evening person?

Morning

 

Sweet or savoury?

Sweet

 

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

 

Favourite foods?

Italian foods

 

Storms – cool or scary?

Cool

 

If you could meet one person dead or alive – who would it be?

Michelangelo – While holidaying in Italy I was really inspired by all of his famous art work

 

Favourite sports?

Swimming, Tennis, Judo & NRL

 

What traditional gender roles do you disagree with?

Women can cook better than men

 

Favourite moment in time?

My wedding day. After months of planning, organizing & stressing about the weather. It ended up being the most amazing sunny day. I was so lucky to have the Sydney Vivid Festival on at the same time. They displayed some fantastic light shows on the Harbor Bridge during the reception for all guests to see. It was amazing


Stephen Imms

Senior Accountant - Bachelor of Business in Accounting/Law


With 15 years worth of accounting experience, Steve holds an abundance of technical knowledge and experience across many industries.

 

Specialising in providing taxation, superannuation and business advisory services, Steve possesses a diverse set of skills.

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spending time with the family, Reading, watching old & new movies, playing my guitar, playing computer games

 

If you could fix one thing in the world, what would it be?

People’s lack of compassion for each other

 

Cat or dog person?

I Like dogs but prefer cats

 

Pets?

Have had 3 cats and 1 dog (all deceased) but I’m allergic to them so no more pets for me

 

Family?

Wife and 2 kids – boy & girl

 

Describe yourself in 5 words

Easy to get along with

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Fiji

 

Morning or evening person?

Evening

 

Sweet or savoury?

Savoury

 

Coffee or tea?

Coffee in the mornings – Tea in the afternoon/evenings

 

Favourite foods?

Chicken, Pizza, Bacon & Eggs

 

Storms – cool or scary?

Cool, unless there are gale force winds – then scary

 

If you could meet one person dead or alive – who would it be?

Robert E Howard (Author)

 

Favourite sports?

Ice Hockey, Rugby League

 

What traditional gender roles do you disagree with?

I don’t believe any roles in today’s society should be gender based

 

Favourite moment in time?

The birth of my first child


Baylee Jones

ACCOUNTANT - B BUS ACCOUNTING & FINANCE (COMPLETING)


Baylee is an Undergraduate Accountant working to expand his repertoire in the years to come. He is fast becoming a go-to team member for individuals and small businesses through to superannuation funds.

 

Always seeking to learn something new, he has a genuine passion for helping both his team and clients to meet their obligations.

 

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

Play AFL, Read books, Binge tv shows

 

If you could fix one thing in the world, what would it be?

Unequal opportunity for all people. Every individual should have the same opportunity available to them and start at a level playing field.

 

Cat or dog person?

Most definitely Dog

 

Pets?

2 x Cavoodles (Dogs)

 

Family?

Parents & a brother

 

Describe yourself in 5 words

Innovative, Passionate, Persistent, Strong-willed, Eager

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Canada

 

Morning or evening person?

Bit of both but more a morning person

 

Sweet or savoury?

Sweet

 

Coffee or tea?

Coffee for sure

 

Favourite foods?

Pizza, Barbequed Meats, Pasta

 

Storms – cool or scary?

Love them – Cool

 

If you could meet one person dead or alive – who would it be?

Stan Lee

 

Favourite sports?

AFL, Basketball, Soccer

 

What traditional gender roles do you disagree with?

All… I’m of the belief that the individual with the best skillset for the role, should do the role, no matter who they are

 

Favourite moment in time?

Finally finishing high school


Rohin Sharma

MANAGER - B COM ACCOUNTING, CPA


With 12 years experience in the financial services industry, Rohin leads the professional team with his strong knowledge and leadership skills.

 

Through his work with a vast client portfolio, Rohin possesses in-depth knowledge of tax issues surrounding business, individuals and superannuation and applies this whilst upholding the high standards you expect from our team.

 

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spend time with my wife and son, playing tennis, soccer and an occasional ride on my motorbike

 

If you could fix one thing in the world, what would it be?

A chance for everyone to live in peace

 

Cat or dog person?

Dogs

 

Pets?

No

 

Family?

Wife and son

 

Describe yourself in 5 words

Empathetic, punctual, motivated, respectful and practical

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Back at my parent’s, my childhood home

 

Morning or evening person?

Evening

 

Sweet or savoury?

Savoury

 

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

 

Favourite foods?

Mexican and Thai

 

Storms – cool or scary?

Cool

 

If you could meet one person dead or alive – who would it be?

Roger Federer

 

Favourite sports?

Tennis, Soccer, Cricket, F1 and more Tennis!

 

What traditional gender roles do you disagree with?

All of them

 

Favourite moment in time?

Few days after the birth of my son, when it finally sank in for me and my wife that we have become parents


James Barton

ACCOUNTANT - B BUS ACCOUNTING & FINANCE


Having recently completed his degree, James is now looking to put all his learnings to practice and is eagerly picking up all aspects of accounting and taxation.

 

His approachable personality makes him the “go-to” for our professional team, in which he is becomming well versed in industry experience.

 

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

Play Ice Hockey/Golf, Gym, and watching TV shows

 

If you could fix one thing in the world, what would it be?

Sydney traffic

 

Cat or dog person?

Only one right answer… dog person

 

Pets?

No pets currently

 

Family?

Parents and an older brother

 

Describe yourself in 5 words

Practical, positive, patient, humble, & committed

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Canada

 

Morning or evening person?

Night owl

 

Sweet or savoury?

Savoury

 

Coffee or tea?

Tea, never had a cup of coffee

 

Favourite foods?

Steak & chips

 

Storms – cool or scary?

Cool

 

If you could meet one person dead or alive – who would it be?

Warren Buffet

 

Favourite sports?

Ice Hockey, golf & football

 

What traditional gender roles do you disagree with?

All of them

 

Favourite moment in time?

Being named as Assistant Captain for the Australia U20 Ice Hockey team


Joshua Riseborough

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT - B BUSINESS (COMPLETING)


Josh provides administrative support in our office to ensure the smooth management of our client affairs.

 

Being a highly motivated member of our team and the first point of contact for our clients, Josh combines his skills to customise our clients experience and learn all parts of the accounting industry.

 

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

Listen to Books/Podcasts, Read, Surf, Gym & Hang with friends

 

If you could fix one thing in the world, what would it be?

Poverty, to close the gap further on equal opportunity to succeed and excel

 

Cat or dog person?

Both, if the cat isn’t a “Scaredy Cat”

 

Pets?

Dog & Cat

 

Family?

Myself, my sister, Mum + Dad

 

Describe yourself in 5 words

Driven, Open minded, (Sometimes) Funny, Curious, Thoughtful

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Spain

 

Morning or evening person?

Morning

 

Sweet or savoury?

Sweet

 

Coffee or tea?

Both.. But coffee

 

Favourite foods?

Peking Duck, Nachos, Tacos

 

Storms – cool or scary?

Very cool

 

If you could meet one person dead or alive – who would it be?

Napoleon Hill

 

Favourite sports?

AFL, Tennis

 

What traditional gender roles do you disagree with?

I don’t agree nor disagree with any traditional gender roles. I think it should just be open choice for individuals to choose the way they would like to live.

 

Favourite moment in time?

I try to make it the present moment