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Trevor Selwood, Principal - CPA, B.Bus (Acc/Eco)

With over 25 years experience in the accounting profession Trevor has been actively involved in assisting individuals and small businesses with their financial and taxation affairs. He is a member of CPA Australia as well as a registered Tax Agent.

After working in a small accountancy practice for a number of years Trevor decided to branch out on his own and opened his own practice in December 2000.

After 5 years operating as a sole practitioner, the decision was made to expand the business and take on a business partner, Michael Ackerly in 2005. Since the birth of Selwood Ackerly Accounting Services in 2005, the focus has been on delivering a first class service to our clients through our on hands approach and also ensuring we are up to date and using the latest technology.

Being born and raised in Wangaratta Trevor has a great affection for the North East which has given him a wealth of knowledge of the area and the people who live here.

Trevor and his wife Jackie (also a well known local) have 5 children as well as 6 grandchildren. Apart from work and family he is also an active lawn bowls member with the Wangaratta Bowls Club and also enjoys cycling on the weekend.

Michael Ackerly, Principal - CPA B.Com

Michael enjoys working with clients to enhance their financial & taxation knowledge & advocates there are 'no silly questions'. He thrives on developing strategies to protect client's assets, improve financial performance and maximise taxation efficiency.

Michael also provides SMSF administration services, assisting trustees meet their taxation and trustee responsibilities. He encourages open communication with financial planners and solicitors to ensure the best outcome for SMSF members.

With technology such as XERO, MYOB Live and Class, Michael believes the client accountant relationship has become more connected than ever and thrives on being able to make a difference and assist where possible.

Keeping fit and spending time with family & friends is integral to Michael's lifestyle, with his main interests being distance road & trail running, fishing and water sports.

Nicole Stribley, Senior Accountant - CPA B.Bus (Acc)

Nicole enjoys adding value to business. No matter your financial situation she is here to help you prosper. It is always her goal to minimise clients tax obligations while remaining compliant with current legislation. She takes the time to get to know her clients and understand their business and broader life goals to get outcomes that are of the utmost value.

It is the goal of all team members at Selwood Ackerly Accounting Services to create strong long-term partnerships and Nicole is no exception to this. Having extensive knowledge of Xero, MYOB and other accounting software packages she gets great satisfaction passing this knowledge onto clients to add efficiencies and value to their business.



Rebecca Schubert, Senior Accountant - CA

Bec is a chartered accountant who has recently joined us here at Selwood Ackerly Accounting Services. Bec has more than 22 years accounting experience, she began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in1997, where she was successfully admitted as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

She is a valued member of our team who, whilst able to turn her hand to all aspects of general practice and any level of business compliance and structure advice, her area of speciality is Self Managed Superannuation Funds. Bec has worked with Self Managed Superannuation Funds for the past 18 years and has gained a wealth of knowledge in this growing area.

In addition to specialising in Self Managed Superannuation Funds she has worked with many small to medium businesses from various industries in all aspects of taxation and compliance. She enjoys the challenge of researching complex matters and finds optimum solutions for client's taxation issues.

Outside of work Bec enjoys the life on a farm whilst maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle. She also loves to spend time with family and friends.

Leonie May - Assistant Accountant

Born and raised in Wangaratta, Leonie has been actively involved with many sporting bodies in the area.

She has studied Cert II in Business Administration and Diploma of Accounting and has over 30 years experience with bookkeeping.

Leonie enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends, especially with her growing number of grandchildren.


Eva Sexton - Assistant Accountant

Originally from Slovakia, Eva now makes her home in Wangaratta with her husband and two young children. 

Eva assists with the preparation of taxation returns, processing of financial statements for client records including XERO and MYOB and BAS preparation.

Rita Borschmann - Payroll Office/Bookkeeper

Rita has been with the firm for 13 years and assists primarily with XERO processing and the preparation of client Business Activity Statements. Her other roles include payroll, Administration and Corporate services.

Outside of work Rita enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her 6 grandchildren.


Louise French - Reception/Administration

Louise provides valued assistance to clients and staff and her role includes Reception and Administration within the office and liaising with the ATO and third parties.
Louise and her husband have 2 very active teenage boys and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

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