Our People

Our Partners

Joe Moran

CA / Partner

Zeina Moran

FCA / Partner

Lily Moran

Affiliate CA / Partner

Our Management

Vivek Agarwal

Manager

Sandy Barnes

Manager

Our Accountants

John Tawk

Accountant

Chamila Dissanayake

Accountant

Anton Fernando

Accountant

Kal De Silva

Accountant

Jasper Cao

Accountant

Claire Malbas

Accountant

Our Administration Team

Julie Dacumos

Admin Assistant

Elena Pernasilici

Admin Assistant

Lisa DiGirolamo

PA / Admin Assistant

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For more information, please contact us today on (03) 9482 1955 for an obligation-free chat.

Joe Moran

Bachelor of Commerce
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
Registered Tax Agent

Joe has been in public practice for over 20 years and over that time has built a large and diverse client base who value his expertise in taxation matters, business management, investments strategies and financial management accounting.

Joe likes to build close relationships with his business clients to the point that he is regarded as part of the company. This has proven to be a successful approach as he has achieved great success in assisting clients to grow their business. One of his key strengths is budget development and management integrated with tax planning.

As the father of three young children Joe does not have a lot of spare time outside the office but what is available is either spent with friends or family, on the golf course, doing some running and supporting the Pies!

Zeina Moran

Bachelor of Economics
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
Member of CPA Australia
Registered Company Auditor
Registered SMSF Auditor
Approved External Examiner with the Victorian Legal Services Board
Registered Tax Agent

Zeina began working with her father Peter Moran at Peter Moran & Co, now Moran Accountants, after graduating from Monash University more than 30 years ago.

During that time Zeina has built a substantial client base who seek her advice regarding strategic planning, business management and taxation matters. An advocate of good corporate governance, Zeina also provides audit services for all types and sizes of business including but not limited to not-for-profit organisations, incorporated associations, schools and trust accounts for lawyers, accountants, real estate agents and conveyancers.

In her spare time Zeina enjoys cooking for family and friends. Travelling and exploring new places is also a favourite pastime along with taking casual long walks and reading a good book. She is never far away from enjoying a Collingwood win either!

Note: Zeina and Lily are identical twins. While other staff are generally able to tell them apart, confusion is the norm with clients. Zeina’s son John has recently joined the firm, starting the third generation of accountants in the family!

Lily Moran

Bachelor of Economics
Affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
Member of CPA Australia
Registered Tax Agent and SMSF Auditor

Lily has over 30 years accounting experience.

Her expertise lies in the areas of taxation, business management, superannuation and succession planning. She loves to work with and get to know her clients enabling her to offer them the best service possible.

Outside of work Lily is a keen cook and spends time with her family. She relaxes by taking walks.

Note: Lily and Zeina are identical twins. While other staff are generally able to tell them apart, confusion is the norm with clients.

Vivek Agarwal

Bachelor of Commerce
Masters in Accounting
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
Member of CPA Australia

Vivek has worked at Moran Accountants since 2007 and specialises in taxation matters including GST, PAYG and income tax audits. He is committed to being up-to-date on legislative changes and places great emphasis on his continuing professional development to enhance his skills and ensure his clients are getting the best information and service possible.

Vivek’s experience includes running a textile manufacturing business in India and employment in the advertising and telecommunication industries. As a result he has built a diverse client base that values his calm yet friendly manner and his considered opinion and assistance with their financial matters. Vivek believes his success is due to his ability to understand and clarify his client’s business objectives and taxation requirements. Consequently he has strong personal relationships with his clients who respond to his positive attitude and the personal service he delivers.

Outside of Moran Accountants, Vivek is involved with a number of community organisations and relaxes by spending time with family and friends. He enjoys going on long walks and HIIT training in the gym.

Sandy Barnes

Bachelor of Business
Member of CPA

As one of Moran’s accountants, Sandy focuses on providing quality and up-to-date advice to all her clients. As a member of CPA for over 20 years, she is able to assist in all aspects of general practice but in particular individuals, small business and self-managed super funds. She has the ability to identify the needs of her clients and subsequently has developed strong relationships with her varied client base. Outside of work Sandy enjoys the beach, keeping fit and long walks with her dogs and family.

John Tawk

Bachelor of Business - Accountancy
Provisional Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand/em>

John graduated at the end of 2019 and started at Moran Accountants in February 2020. His first year was very different to what he imagined with the Covd19 Pandemic meaning most of the year was spent working from home. He looks forward to learning from the amazing team of accountants he works with.

He is currently working on attaining the Chartered Accountant designation.

He enjoys spending his spare time at the gym and going out with his friends.

Chamila D. Dissanayake

B.Sc. Accounting (Special) Degree
Certified Business Accountant (CBA) of CA - Sri Lanka

Chamila migrated from Sri Lanka to Australia in 2019 and joined Moran Accountants in the same year. He works in the accounting team as a valued member.

He has 10 years experience in Management and Financial Accounting. Here he excelled in cost estimations, cash flow management and financial reporting.

He ran his own Business Consultancy firm for 3 years in Sri Lanka. He advised clients in taxation, auditing procedures and internal control systems.

Chamila has extensive hands-on experience in working with MYOB, Xero, QB, and Sage Accounting software.

He loves to spend his leisure time with his family and friends. He is a nature lover and a great explorer.

Anton Fernando

Master’s in Business Finance and Administration
Member of CPA Australia
Member of Charted Institute of Management Accountants (UK)

Anton commenced work with Moran Accountants in 2016 having recently graduated from Victoria University with a Masters in Business Finance and Administration.

He started his career as a banker and brings with him a vast array of experience through his work in the banking and audit sector with Earnest & Young Sri Lanka. His attention to detail and knowledge of financial accounting and taxation issues is exemplary which is reflected in his “no stone is left unturned” attitude. He is a valued member of the team with his skill and willingness to tackle complex and detailed issues.

Anton has extensive expertise in MYOB, Xero and other cloud based applications. He is always willing to help our clients with any difficulties they have.

As a Sri Lankan national he is passionate about cricket. He enjoys spending his time away from the office with his wife and two children and visiting friends. He also thoroughly enjoys visiting the wide and varied eating establishments Melbourne has to offer.

Kal De Silva

Member of Certified Practising Accountants in Australia
B.B Mgt Accounting and Finance (Special) Degree
Member of Chartered Accountants in Sri Lanka
Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law

Kal completed his Internship practical training with KPMG Sri Lanka, he worked in the Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) unit at Ernst & Young, and then worked in the Commercial sector for 3 years. He migrated from Sri Lanka to Australia in 2014 and gathered experience working as an outsourced Financial Accountant/ Bookkeeper in entities in the real estate industry, Hospitality industry and Wine Industry. Kal also has extensive experience in working with MYOB and Xero Accounting software.

He joined Moran Accountants in 2017 as an Accountant. He is a valued member of the team and has assisted in Taxation matters regarding PAYG, GST, Capital Gain Tax, Superannuation Audits, outsourced Payroll Management among other things.

In his Leisure time, he plays cricket and likes to involve himself with family, friends, and coordinating community events.

Jasper Cao

Bachelor of Economics
Master of Management (Accounting)
Provisional Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Jasper completed her Masters degree in Accounting from Melbourne University and has gathered experience working as a bookkeeper/company accountant in the commercial sector before starting with Moran Accountants.

Her experience thus far has equipped her with a strong expertise in accounting software including MYOB, XERO and Quickbooks as well as ERP software such as JIWA.

She joined Moran Accountants in 2019 and provides a strong technical expertise to the team.

She is currently working on attaining the Chartered Accountant designation.

As the sole Chinese in the firm, she enjoys observing and absorbing different cultures around her while sharing her Chinese traditions with the team. Outside of work, Jasper loves watching documentary films and exploring and enjoying gourmet meals in Melbourne.

Claire Malbas

Accountant

Claire’s experience working as a secretary/accounts clerk for a private company gave her a strong grounding in the basics of administration and accounting and she has developed these skills to a high degree during the 30 years she has worked at Moran Accountants. Claire assists the accounting team with a range of administrative and accounting tasks including data entry of receipts and payments, preparation of profit & loss and balance sheets, tax returns and business activity statements.

In her free time Claire likes to spend time with her family and watching various drama series.

Julie Dacumos

Admin Assistant

Julie has been working for 43 years and at Moran Accountants 32 of them!

She currently heads our Corporate Division, and looks after all our clients corporate needs

Julie loves spending time with family as well as travelling. She plans to continue to explore the beauty of Australia and to travel to other parts of the world.

Elena Pernasilici

Admin Assistant

Elena is an Admin Assistant and works closely with Julie. Together they look after all our clients corporate needs. Elena has worked with Moran Accountants since 2018.

Elena’s work experience spans over 30 years. This includes working for a large law firm (corporate law), hospitality, retail and event styling & management.

In her spare time, Elena enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, reading and arts & crafts.

Lisa DiGirolamo

PA / Admin Assistant

Lisa’s work experience over the past 35 years includes both the private and public sectors as well as being a small business owner having owned petrol stations and news agencies.

She has been with Moran Accountants for over 14 years and as the first point of call for most of that time has built a great relationship with all our clients.

Lisa enjoys watching soccer & football and spending time with family. She also enjoys watching her favourite movies.