It’s really rewarding to solve complex matters for clients.

Dean is a Specialist Tax Partner with a unique background which includes a commercial role with a mining company, a specialist consultant with the ATO and executive leadership positions in public practice and a ‘Big 4’ accounting firm.

Dean’s exposure to these different business environments has allowed him to develop a depth of knowledge in tax legislation, and extensive insight across a wide range of tax issues, particularly income tax, employment taxes and GST matters. Dean provides taxation advice and assistance to a broad range of clients, including Australian publicly listed companies, Australian subsidiaries and branches of foreign-owned companies, private family groups and non-profit and government organisations. Dean’s clients represent a range of industries including energy and natural resources, banking and finance, property and construction, manufacturing, agribusiness and retail.

With significant experience advising on corporate and SME tax matters, including out-bound and in-bound Australian investments, acquisitions and divestments, and tax effect accounting, Dean has worked with stakeholders across businesses to deliver solutions such as:

  • Tax due diligence for significant corporate acquisitions
  • Tax consolidation implementation for the acquisition of corporate groups
  • Restructuring of large family groups
  • FBT process and technical manuals for significant employer groups
  • GST policy and processes review

Dean also specialises in providing professional advice and expertise across a broad range of property transactions and tax-related property issues across many industries.

The Bentleys crew are like extra team members in our small business. Complex problems are explained in terms that we can understand, and nothing is too much trouble.

SME Client Queensland

Qualifications/Professional Memberships/Appointments

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Member – Tax Institute Australia
  • Education Committee Member – Tax Institute (Queensland)
  • Board Member – Inner Northern Community Housing (Brisbane) Assoc Inc.
  • Committee Member – Taxation Roundtable, Property Council of Australia
  • Masters of Taxation
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Specialist Areas

Dean has specialist expertise in the following service areas:

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