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!
Bronwyn has a huge passion for small business. She loves working with businesses to help them achieve their goals and dreams. It's about helping clients do more, achieve more and spend more time on the things they love doing.
As a Mum of growing and very active kids, she knows the importance of creating work/life balance and creating ways to provide the freedom that you want in life.
Bronwyn has a love of exercise and keeping healthy whilst also loves a wine and a dance.
She also has a passion for the local community and always involved in community events and groups.
After being in the accounting and finance industry for nearly 17 years, in August 2018, Bronwyn sold the Vivid Financial Planning business across to The Next Step Financial Group in Albury.
She is supporting the transition of clients across to the new team over the next 12 months, and for anything financial planning related, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bronwyn is remaining at Vivid taking care of the Practice Management, Marketing and HR.
Bronwyn's commitments outside Vivid:
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!?
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.
We welcomed Zoe back to the Vivid team in July 2018.
Zoe provides advice and bookkeeping assistance to business clients to ensure they can get the most out of their accounting software and spend more time doing what they love in business.