Our Staff

TRUMANS’ FOUR EXPERIENCED PARTNERS build strong relationships with our clients. A partner assumes prime responsibility for every assignment and client we take on. For larger clients, we appoint two partners and a manager, so you will always have access to someone who knows your business inside out. Our partners are supported by a well-trained and committed staff of around twenty people. Our high staff retention rate means continuity of key people working with you – we develop a strong understanding of both your business and your industry.

Our Partners

All of our partners are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. To maintain their membership of this important professional body, chartered accountants undertake education additional to their university degree and commit to continuing education throughout their professional lives. They also comply with the Institute’s professional and ethical standards.


Jeffrey Partridge BBus, CA

Jeff has been a Chartered Accountant and a Partner at Trumans for nearly 30 years. During his time at Trumans, he has gained experience in a broad range of businesses and enterprises – valuable experience which he is able to apply to new challenges for other clients. Jeff has clients from many walks of life, and at all stages of life. It is the immense variety of work – and the fact that all clients are unique – that continues to attract him to public practice. 

Jeff is a Registered Company Auditor and Tax Agent, a registered SMSF auditor, a Chartered Tax Advisor and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He enjoys competitive sports, with a special interest in AFL, golf and horseracing, and has a broad love of art, music, films and literature.


John Tsolakis BCom, FCA, Dip FS (Financial Planning)

As a partner at Trumans for over 25 years, John now applies that experience to provide financial planning and superannuation advice and support to our clients.

John has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning), is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.  John is a Registered Company Auditor and Registered Tax Agent.

His practical business services, taxation and audit experience ranges from high wealth individuals to family groups, public and private companies, professional practices, primary production and local government.  John draws on these experiences to provide clients with practical solutions and outcomes to suit their individual circumstances.


Richard Cox BBus, CA

Richard has been with Trumans for over thirty years and a partner for twenty years.

He is a registered company auditor and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia. Richard has extensive experience in providing accounting, tax and auditing services to a wide variety of clients. He is also skilled in small business management, and business succession, retirement and estate planning.


Peter Bray BBus, CA

After beginning his career in one of the 'big four' accounting firms, and spending four years in other chartered accounitng firms, Peter joined Trumans more than twenty years ago, and became a Trumans' partner in 2003.

Peter is a Registered Company Auditor, Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor, Chartered Tax Advisor, and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

He is experienced in commercial audits of public and private companies, including the logistics and manufacturing sectors, local government, hospitals and professional associations. He is also experienced in taxation and management consulting with small to medium-sized enterprises in the automotive, importation and investment industries.


Our Managers


Karen Tuohy BEc, CA

Karen has been with Trumans for over thirty years and in her current role as a manager for the last fifteen years.

She has a Bachelor of Economics degree, is a registered tax agent, a chartered tax adviser and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

She specializes in business services and taxation.


Kin Wong BBus, CPA

With over 15 years’ experience at Trumans, Kin became a manager in 2003. Kin has a Bachelor of Business degree and is a CPA.

He works in the area of business service and audit. He is experienced in both commercial and local government auditing with clients in retail, property, manufacturing,  and primary production.


Jenny Goris MCom (Professional Accounting)

Jenny has 25 years experience working with small businesses and local community organisations and has been with Trumans since December 2006. Jenny has previously taught both accounting and small business subjects at Tafe and is an MYOB specialist with extensive experience assisting businesses with their accounting systems set up and maintenance, as well as training both staff and owners in being self-sufficient with their MYOB.

Jenny has a Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting), is a member of the Institute Public Accountants and a registered tax agent.


Parakh Govil CA, FCA (India), Dip FS (Financial Planning), JP 

Parakh had been with Trumans as a manager for past 8 years primarily working in business services, accounting  and income tax matters for a wide variety of clients.

His experience includes working in professional accounting practices in Australia and overseas for almost 25 years.


General Manager


Lawrence Atkinson JP, FAICD, FAITD, FRSA, APRCSA, Accredited Mediator NMAS

Lawrence has held a number of senior executive roles including considerable experience as a General Manager and management consultant working with medium-sized professional services firms, in particular, accounting and legal firms. 

Following a 27 year career with Westpac Banking Corporation in the earlier part of his career, working in such diverse locations as the UK and Europe, the Middle East, Papua New Guinea, and Australia, he moved on to working with professional services firms some years ago.

Lawrence is our General Manager and has been with the firm since June 2012. He is also an experienced recruiter and undertakes Executive Search assignments on behalf of our clients.


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