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 8 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!
Naomi joined the Vivid team in April 2015
Naomi provides accounting assistance and bookkeeping services to our business clients keeping them on track with their compliance requirements.
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.
Madiha joined our team in August 2016.
Madiha is an Assistant Accountant and manages our administration.
Madiha has a love of photography, graphic design and travel.
Zoe provides accounting and tax advice to business clients and individuals to ensure they are in the most favourable tax position.
She also takes the time and effort to work with clients on their bookkeeping software so they can spend more time doing what they love, not on administration.