Catherine ‘Kit Cat’ Maguire Principal / Registered Tax Agent / Chartered Accountant / SMSF Specialist

Catherine joined the Tick Tax team in 2016 as the new principal and registered tax agent and comes with an extensive background of over 15 years in the accounting industry, specialising in superannuation.

Catherine graduated as Chartered Accountant in 2005 and has since completed her diploma as a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Specialist Advisor and more recently, a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. Catherine’s previous roles include an associate director at second tier accounting firm BDO. She has also gained valuable experience working in the United Kingdom for the international firm, AON.

Catherine specialises in:

  • Advice regarding the maintenance and administration of SMSFs including compliance issues
  • Financial and Tax Advice for wealth creation, retirement planning and estate planning
  • Assisting in applying for the Age Pension
  • Strategy tax advice for Businesses - Trusts / Companies / Sole Traders
  • Efficient business administration and tax planning

Catherine’s extensive range of qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (major in Accounting)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (ICAANZ)
  • Authorised Representative of Centrepoint Alliance
  • Accredited SMSF Professional Advisor (SSA)
  • Member of the Self-Managed Superannuation Professionals Association in Australia
  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Fellow of FINSIA
  • Committee Member for Women in Super

Catherine is a proud Sydney Swans supporter and a bullseye shot at the Monarto Metallic Shilouette Rifle Club. She is also the captain of her roller derby team where she goes by the name ‘Kit Cat Krunch’.  


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Graham ‘Chook’ Wilson Co-founder / Tax Consultant / Registered Tax Agent

Graham, or better known as ‘Chook’, co-founded Tick Tax in 2006 and was the principal tax agent until 2016 when he began his transition to retirement. He was awarded ‘most outstanding graduate’ by the Institute of Public Accountants in 2002 and has now been a tax agent for 13 years. Graham is a member of the National Tax and Accountants Association, and the Institute of Public Accountants.

Graham is also a participating member of the Adelaide Tax Agent & Accountants discussion group who have a meeting every month to discuss the difficult issues in taxation.

Graham specialises in;

  • Business & Company tax returns
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Trusts
  • Setting up of entities
  • Retirement tax advise
  • Business advise and tax planning

Graham is a beloved member of the Semaphore and Port Adelaide RSL where he has also held the position of club president. He’s a tragic St Kilda supporter who fortunately has some spare time during the September finals series to brush up on his Thai language skills so as to talk to his grandchildren who live in Thailand.

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Vicki Clarke Co-founder / Tax Consultant

Vicki is the co-founder of Tick Tax and has been in the accounts and bookkeeping industry for over 40 years. She was the practice manager at Tick Tax until 2016 when she began her transition to retirement. She would be referred to by some people as the backbone of the practice. She aids in the management of day to day practice operations and fits in a few clients in between.

Vicki’s specialises in:

  • Business and company Financials
  • Business advise and tax planning
  • MYOB & Xero business accounts
  • Preparation of individual tax returns

Vicki is a wine enthusiast. She has been a member of the Beefsteak & Burgundy Club for over 20 years where she has held positions such as Food & Wine mistress, Vice President, and President. She also has a love for community spirit and has regularly organised a Tick Tax float in the Port Adelaide Christmas Pageant to see the smiling faces of all the children on the float.

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Karyn Emblem Tax Consultant / Bookkeeper / Registered Tax Agent

Karyn joined Tick Tax in 2010 and has been a tax consultant for over 10 years. Karyn is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants. She has an exceptional amount of tax knowledge which she gained in her previous role as a tax lecturer and tax practice manager.

Karyn specialises in:

  • Business and company financials
  • Preparation of individual tax returns
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Investment Tax
  • Setting up of entities
  • Business advise and tax planning

“At the age of 8 I knew I would work in an industry which was numbers based. My passion for numbers grew from that point, always enjoying a challenge. Many years later I found myself entering into the taxation industry. I see tax in a similar manner to the game of tetras’. We are bound by the rules and laws in place and use these to minimize the tax paid by you. Just as in the game of tetras’ you are required to use the shapes given to minimize the number of gaps being created.”

Karyn’s passions include karaoke, reading, and cricket. She also has a love for dance and gymnastics.

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Mike Jones Tax Accountant / Bookkeeper

Mike joined Tick Tax in 2015 as a graduate and quickly learnt the ropes to earn a role as a Tax Accountant.

Mike’s role comprises largely of;

  • Preparation of individual tax returns
  • Investment properties
  • Business/Trust/Company tax returns & financials
  • Bookkeeping / BAS
  • Marketing
  • Research and development

Mike is a lover of good food, he has a big sweet tooth and loves anything which contains chocolate.  He likes to travel and explore different cultures all around the world. He also has a love for fundraising and has been involved in and organised a few fundraisers for charities.

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Tracy Smale Practice Manager / Bookkeeper

Tracy joined the Tick Tax team in July 2017 as Bookkeeper and Practice Manager. She has gathered a varied skill-set over 30 years not only in accounting and bookkeeping but also has extensive experience in payroll, HR and office management.

She gained a Diploma in Accounting in 1996 and became a registered BAS Agent in 2013. Tracy has previously worked in the Car Industry, Memorial Industry, Construction Industry, Screen Industry and Retail Industry.  This diversity is supported by a very strong work ethic to provide clients and co-workers alike with a professional and motivated attitude.

Tracy’s skill set encompasses:

  • Accounts Payable & Receivable
  • Debt Collection
  • Accounting to Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet
  • Asset Register Management
  • Preparation and Lodgement of Instalment and Business Activity Statements (IAS/BAS Returns)
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • End to End Payroll and HR
  • Policy/Procedure Writing
  • Confidential Administration and Office Management
  • Customer Service

Tracy is a local to the area having some 5 generations of Port Adelaide and Semaphore family history in her veins. That said it would stand to reason that she would be struck from the family will if she wasn’t a Port Power supporter.  Tracy played netball for over 30 years before taking up tennis in a mixed doubles team.  Having retired from both sports she is now a member of the local EFM gym.  Since 2005 travel has become her biggest passion and has travelled to Europe, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Borneo, Singapore, China, Morocco and most recently, Japan.  She believes that the best stories in the world are found in the pages of a passport!

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Lyn Buckby Receptionist / Administrations Officer

Lyn joined Tick Tax in 2015 and is the first friendly face you will see as you enter the office at reception. She has a 30 year background in administration in industries varying from office equipment to manufacturing.

Lyn's role comprises of;

  • Greeting customers at reception
  • Telephone enquiries
  • Appointments
  • Processing of refunds
  • Assisting consultants, and much more!

Lyn’s achievements include representing the state in table tennis from the age of 11 and being crowned Australian Junior Table Tennis champion at the age of 17. Her passions include the Adelaide Crows, Adelaide Thunderbirds and her beloved Chihuahua Maggie.

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Kerri Telford Administrations Officer

Kerri joined Tick Tax in 2015 as an administration officer with over 14 years’ experience in secretarial and administrative work within accounting and legal firms.

Kerri is responsible for all administrative duties including;

  • Telephone enquiries
  • Appointments
  • Data entry
  • Bookkeeping and more.

Kerri is very family orientated and is kept busy in her spare time with organising her children’s sporting activities, which include cricket and tennis. She also loves reading and cooking.

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