Our People

We understand that our clients value strong relationships. We pride ourselves on clients returning year after year because of the clarity and corporate knowledge we establish together. We believe in recruiting, training and retaining motivated people with technical expertise, good business judgement and strong communication skills.

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It is the confidence and trust that our team inspires that make us the choice of Assurance and Advisory services in regional Australia.

Principal - Audit

Geoff works hands-on with forward thinking enterprises and provides commercially savvy audit services and assurance advice. Geoff has over 30 years of audit and management experience enabling him to help his clients achieve better outcomes. He joined Forsyths as a Principal in March 2009, prior to which he was a partner at WHK. Geoff has also worked for KPMG, Colonial, and Commonwealth Bank. Geoff is a Chartered Accountant, registered Company Auditor, registered SMSF auditor and a category 2 Greenhouse Energy Auditor.
He has a Bachelor of Financial Administration degree from UNE, is an Associate of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and a Justice of the Peace (NSW). As the former Chairman of The Armidale School Foundation, volunteer member of the Rural Fire Service, and active committee member of New England Sailing Club, Geoff has an active role in the community.

Geoff's expertise includes:

  • External & internal audit
  • Corporate governance review
  • Risk management review
  • Due diligence review
  • Management accounting
  • Legal and other trust account examinations and audit
  • Investigating accountant review
  • Greenhouse energy audit

Principal - Audit

Paul is a creative, people person with more than 35 years industry experience. He has a curiosity for businesses and their teams, an enthusiasm for keeping up with industry methods and a warm approach to sharing knowledge.

Paul is detailed and independent. His clients appreciate his candor, and solutions driven advice to move their business forward.
Paul has an interest in internal risk and compliance systems with more than twenty years’ experience in this field. He has unique awareness of how important these are to any organisation.
With metropolitan and regional experience, Paul’s background at KPMG Newcastle and the United Kingdom means he works with local, national and multinational corporations. Paul has particular experience with local government, aged care, education, agriculture, registered clubs and not for profits. 

Live music, riding bikes and sharing a craft beer with mates, community events and travelling are interests where Paul finds energy in relating to people, sharing ideas and finding new opportunities.   
Paul is a Chartered Accountant and registered Company Auditor. He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Newcastle University, is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He is a committee member of the Local Government Auditors Association.

Paul's expertise includes:

  • External & internal audit
  • Corporate governance review
  • Risk framework review
  • Due diligence review
  • Fraud risk review
  • Legal and other trust account examinations
  • Medical centre appointment and visitation profitability
  • Pre-school strategic viability and  work health and safety management
  • Greenhouse energy assessments