Meet The Vivid Advisers Team...
We have the smarts, passion and drive to ensure YOU get the RESULTS and service you deserve!
I have been working as an Accountant since 1999 in the Albury/Wodonga area.
My wife and I are principals at Vivid Accountants & Advisers.
We have a fresh approach to the industry, and aim at breaking the mould of a 'typical' accounting and Financial Planning firm.
My role allows me to remove the administration burden of businesses and allow them to spend more time on what it is they do best (this is generally NOT paper work!).
I am able to assist clients with various Accounting software programs, however I have a passion for (and use and recommend) Xero to clients due to it's simplicity and adaptability.
Growing up in Corryong, and continuing on to work in the Albury/Wodonga region, I have an understanding and empathy for local business and the day to day requirements of running a small business.
I started my accounting career with WA Gould & Associates here in Wodonga, and then moved to WHK in Albury to further my career in Self Managed Super Funds. From this I gained extensive training and knowledge in all areas of accounting.
I joined my wife, Bronwyn at BTS in November 2012 and as of November 2014 we have taken the business in a new direction as Vivid Accountants & Advisers.
I enjoy all sports, especially football, golf and tennis. I spend some time on the Thurgoona Golf Course, but I am still trying to meet the expectation of my handicap.
Thanks to my (crazy Melbourne Football Club addicted) wife, I am a member of the Dees, but am actually an Essendon supporter! (can't say I don't have a soft spot for a struggling team though!)
Brad's commitments outside Vivid:
- Treasurer - Rand Walbundrie Walla Giants
- Treasurer - North Albury Little League (Auskick)
3 Things About Me
#1 - Although I may not look like it, I still do play a bit of footy and hope to be able to for many years to come.
My aim in life is to be able to play with my little fella Ayden, so my body has to hold up another 10 years (which may be a struggle!)
#2 - I don't like to watch romantic comedies or other soppy movies. Gladiator is my favourite movie of all time and it makes me cry every time I watch it...
#3 - Batman and I are never in the same room together... Think about that!
Meet Bronwyn Tyrell...
I love getting to know my clients and providing advice that actually makes a difference in their lives!
Financial planning is for EVERYONE! Not just those with a lot of money to invest!
I speak in plain english, and make quite complex issues easy to understand.
I will break through the industry 'jargon' and provide you with guidance and support and ensure you understand what is relevant to you!
I also have a great passion for supporting women in business.
As a mother, wife and business and owner, I have the experience of (and tonnes of memorable times!) wearing many different hats!
That is why I love my current role as Chair of our local 'Women In Chamber' group. This allows me to share knowledge with, grow and develop skills and networks with an amazing group of ladies!
The other important thing to note is my love and passion for the DEES! I have been a dedicated supporter of the Melbourne Football Club since I was 4 years old. Yes, there has been more hard times than great of late, but I have never wavered.
I also love keeping healthy through regular exercise and healthy eating (wheat and dairy are not my friends!).
In 2016 I was awarded the 'Outstanding Quality Advice Award' at the Count Financial Limited Annual Awards. In 2016 and 2013, I was also honoured to be a finalist in the Count 'Female Adviser of the Year Award'
As a Financial Stylist, I will work with you to design your financial future. I will give you confidence, create peace of mind and build financial well-being and independence that enables you to change your lives for the better.
I also love educating women about money and empowering them to feel in control. I can tailor an easy to understand, simple and informative (without too much boring finance talk) presentation to your team or organisation to suit your requirements.
More information at bronwyntyrell.com.au
Bronwyn's commitments outside Vivid:
Bronwyn is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial and the Financial Services Guide (FSG) with her Adviser Profile can be found here.
3 Things About Me
#1 - It won't come as a surprise to anyone who knows me (or has been in my office), but I am a crazed, fanatical, dedicated Melbourne Football Club supporter.
My love of the Dees stems back to when I was 4, and I have been outwardly dedicated to them over the years of ups and downs. Yes, there has been lots of downs lately, but our time will come.
I am also honoured to have our children, Ella and Ayden, as supporters of the Dees as well (they chose to become members when they were born!)
#2 - I am terrified of spiders. No spider practical jokes are EVER funny! Full stop. People shouldn't even be allowed to print pictures of them or put them on TV. If doing so, there should a BIG warning beforehand.
I have actually fallen off a treadmill because a spider came up on the screen I was watching... Just dangerous!
(if only they looked as innocent as this lovely green smiley version!!)
#3 - I am extremely fussy about having clean pegs. Yes, clothes pegs. I can't leave them out on the clothesline, or leave the peg bucket outside as then I have to wash them all again before I use them.
I cannot understand why anyone wants to hang clean clothes out with dirty pegs!?
Phone: 02 6056 1929
Meet Tiffany Brailey...
Tiffany joined the Vivid team in March 2014.
Tiffany obtained her Diploma of Financial Services Planning in 2012 while on maternity leave with her first child.
She then continued to study Accounting to further her knowledge in the finance industry.
Tiffany has worked in the office administration field for many years. Due to the satisfaction she gets helping clients achieve their goals she has found Financial Planning to be her passion.
Tiffany is a valuable part of the Financial Planning Team as our Paraplanner - Portfolio Manager.
3 Things About Me
#1 - I absolutely adore Disney Princess and I have a bit of an obsession with Tinkerbell! I have always loved Tinkerbell, a fairy with attitude…what’s not to love?!
I even spent most of my time at Disneyland looking for a Tinkerbell jumper in my size, luckily my last day there was a success!
My love for Disney Princess went from normal to outrageous when I found out I was having a baby girl, my daughter is also a big Disney Princess and Tinkerbell fan…It’s safe to say my partner very much dislikes our family movie nights!
#2 - I have a beautiful spotted python named Pixie. I originally wanted a stimson python as they are less aggressive but we ended up with our beautiful Pixie…unfortunately she lives up to her reputation and likes to bite every once in a while, mostly when its unexpected.
#3 - In 2013 Schwarzkopf ran a competition looking for Australia’s most beautiful hair, I was lucky enough to get in the top 25. Even though I didn’t win it was a great experience.
Meet Naomi Graham...
Naomi joined the Vivid team in April 2015
Naomi provides accounting assistance to Brad as our senior accountant.
Naomi has many years for bookkeeping experience, and is on her way to becoming our 'XERO champion'.
In the very near future Naomi will be able to spend time with business owners and their staff working out ways to best utilise accounting software so business owners spend more time doing what they do best!
3 Things About Me
#1 - I love to read Crime/Murder mystery fiction. Once I start a really good novel any housework not considered a priority gets put on hold until I finish it (usually a day or two at most).
My favourite crime show is Bones. I have all the series on DVD and when there is nothing on television worth viewing I pull out my Bones DVD’s and watch the episodes all over again.
#2 - I am a born and bred Essendon supporter, a passion I have passed on to my three children. We love to watch a game but we tend to get quite vocal. I endeavour to take my kids to a live game in Melbourne each year.
Despite all the negativity and speculation over recent times, my support has never wavered and I have stayed true to my team. ‘Carn the Bombers!!
#3 - When I first left high school I studied Biochemistry at University in Melbourne. After a year I realised it was not what I wanted to do and I could not picture myself spending all my days behind a microscope.
It was after this when I began studying Office Administration and Financial Skills that I discovered that I enjoyed this type of work.
Phone: 02 6056 1929
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Meet Madiha Shafiq...
Madiha joined the Vivid team in August 2016.
Madiha joins us as a recent Accounting Graduate and looking to gain practical skills and knowledge within the industry.
3 Things About Me
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Meet Amber McGrath...
We welcomed Amber to the Vivid team in February 2017.
Amber is our Director of First Impressions and will be providing administration support to both the Accounting and Financial Planning teams.
3 Things About Me
#1 - I’m fascinated by the natural world. I love all things science, and I completely adore animals! My passion started when I was very young I would always watch documentaries on animals and natural history and sometimes even programs based on space. And of course I watch Sir David Attenborough religiously! He is my idol and he inspired me to learn more about Biological sciences. I was studying The Bachelor of Science at university, however I didn’t complete my degree as I decided that I wasn’t ready to take on such a full study load just yet. Unfortunately, I have never met Sir David Attenborough however, I did have the pleasure of attending his live show in Melbourne; A quest for life, was a once in a life time show that was very enriching to the mind and it’s something I will never forget. I will admit I did get very emotional and I cried like a fan girl when he walked on stage for the first time!
#2 - Although I love all animals my favourite is my horse Stanley. He is a beautiful 16.2hh, liver bay, standard bred, gelding. In case you are not sure what that means, it means he a big boy! I do ride horses but I don’t compete in shows or races, my riding is a bit more recreational; I usually ride with some family members from my mums farm down to the Kinross pub to have a beer or drink and ride home.
#3 - I am a huge metal fan! I absolutely LOVE Metallica! They are my favourite band.
Although it’s a tough decision my favourite song by them is Fade to black…wait…my favourite is One…ok maybe its welcome home (sanitarium)… ok I think we can agree I like all of their stuff.
I like other kinds of music too but when I listen to Metallica it touches my inner wild child. ROCK ON!