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Our Mission

To help your business grow and reach its potential by providing sound advice and minimal stress throughout your journey. 

Our Story

TJ Accounting Consultants was founded by a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Practicing Accountant who were disillusioned by the typical accounting firm models. We are proud to say that we are not your typical accountants.

Our driving passion is helping women to succeed. Whether you go into business for a more flexible lifestyle or to start a family, or whether you aim high achievement and focusing on financial success, being women entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the uniqe challenges we encounter.

There are a lot more to your financial statements than just numbers. We believe that understanding your financials plays a key part in having a successful busines and it is our goal to help you understand in a way that makes sense to you. You can have an understanding of what is going well and what can be improved, so you are in the position to grow your business.

It’s all about empowering you as the business owner.

Who Are We?

Jolene Elliott CA

Partner

Hi, I’m Jolene. I’m a Chartered Accountant with over 18 years’ experience in the accounting industry. I am a proud Aboriginal woman, a descendent of the Yugunga-Nya people, Traditional Owners of land within the Eastern Murchison region of Western Australia. 

After working in various chartered firms, including big four and mid-tier firms, I felt disillusioned with the male dominated culture in the traditional accounting firms. I was after a much flexible work environment and initially found that by moving over to a software development firm, where I created templates for accountants for use in accounting firms.   

With my first baby due in November 2019, I knew there had to be more to life than working a 9-5 job. I knew there were a lot of work from home mamas out there and decided that was the way to go.

Because of this, I have a unique understanding of women in business. I understand that most business owners want to focus on what is most important to them and leave the number side to someone they can trust to take care of it. Tax can be scary to some, so it is my goal to empower you, as a business owner, to have more of an understanding of what’s going on, in everyday language. 

Theresa Sapatra CPA

Partner

I’m a CPA with a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Engineering. I have over 15 years’ experience in accounting and software development.

While working in various accounting firms, I gained a wealth of knowledge in business advisory and taxation. Having worked as a key account manager in a software company, I understand the importance of remaining current with technology, as well as optimising the benefits of implementing technological advancement, so that business owners have more time to focus on growing their business. 

Although I enjoyed my work, both in accounting and software industries, I was dissatified with the lack of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. On top of that, the lack of flexibility being chained to a 9-5 job, made me increasingly unhappy. My passion for travelling and working towards living the lifestyle that I wanted, started way before the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement became popular. 

I had my light-bulb moment after having a chat with Jolene and figured out that we can be the change that we wanted to.

I want to represent the underrepresented and my driving passion is helping women succeed in their business journey. It is my goal to work closely with you to understand your financials in a way that makese sense to you, so you can achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances, be a more confident business owner and have more time to focus on what’s important to you.