Our Team

Our Team

Nigel Parker CPA - Principal

B.Comm (Acc & Fin) 

nparker@ascentwa.com.au

Nigel is always looking for the best business advantage for his clients that will allow them to maximize their returns, protect their assets and build their wealth in the most effective manner.

Nigel's passion for Business Management and Wealth Creation was discovered during his time at Curtin University where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Finance.  As a fully qualified Certified Practising Accountant he drives both the firm and his clients businesses forward with experience, and gusto.

Now a fully qualified Financial Planner, Nigel also leads Ascent’s new business venture “Ascent Financial Planners”. He is able to help clients reach their financial goals in a strategic approach with the expertise to fully understand their business and personal requirements through his taxation, business and financial planning knowledge.

In a career spanning from 1998, Nigel appreciates the ongoing difficulties and problems that small business face.  He approaches his advisory role in a friendly client focused manner training his clients to better understand all aspects of their business from start up through to continual growth.

Nigel's personal experience in investing and wealth creation enables him to help his clients to consider all aspects of their financial goals so they too can attain success.

Away from the office you will find him either playing or watching all types of sport, in particular football, cricket and basketball or relaxing with family and friends.

Danielle Ryken-Rapp - Office Manager 

drykenrapp@ascentwa.com.au

Danielle has been with Ascent for over 7 years starting out in the role of Receptionist and working her way to Office Manager. Danielle enjoys organising and coordinating all aspects of Ascent and assisting the Accountants in any way possible to ensure all Ascent's clients are met with a prompt, high level of customer service while also assisting Nigel Parker with the operations of Ascent's new venture "Ascent Financial Planners". Her expertise includes:

  • Administrative services to clients
  • Looking after ASIC requirements for clients including Annual Review’s and changes to companies
  • Client workflow – following up client tax information and ensuring lodgement requirements are met
  • Tax office registrations and updates for clients
  • Debtors management and follow-ups
  • Marketing & client relations 

 

Nick Britton - Business Development Manager/Accountant

B.Bus (Accounting & Finance) 

nbritton@ascentwa.com.au

Nick started his accounting diploma via distance learning on board the Norwegian Sea Cruise ship in the Caribbean, working as a croupier. Since then he has completed his double degree in Accounting & Finance at Edith Cowan University and worked as a Production Accountant on TV & film projects.

In recent years, Nick has focused on accounting, tax and research & development grants for small to medium sized businesses. Nick likes to share his experience with new business owners, creating the simplest strategies to keep track of their financial affairs, so they can focus on growing their enterprise, whether the solution is a simple spreadsheet or instructing staff on more sophisticated bookkeeping, payroll or budgeting systems.

Nick lives with his young family in the Perth hills where he enjoys gardening, taking his kids to soccer and visiting the local wineries.

 

Bora Heng CPA - Senior Accountant

B. Comm (Acc & IS) 

bheng@ascentwa.com.au

Bora immigrated to Australia as a youngster in 1990 from his country of birth, Cambodia. After studying Accounting at Curtin University and graduating in 2001, he then commenced his career that year at Ascent as an Accountant seeing himself graduate as a CPA in 2013.

Bora is skilled and experienced in the preparation of Individual, Partnership, Family Trust and Company Tax Returns.  He also has extensive experience in complex bookkeeping methods being thoroughly conversant with MYOB, Cashflow Manager, Quickbooks and other Accounting Software applications.

Bora focuses on making life easier for his clients and he works closely with them, providing a variety of training on the correct use of their accounting software and bookkeeping practices to ensure their Business Activity Statements are produced easily and accurately. In addition he assists them with wealth creation strategies.

Bora enjoys spending his time with his beloved wife and family attending movies or enjoying a backyard BBQ.  He is also a passionate AFL supporter closely following The West Coast Eagles.

Bora is very passionate about personal and professional development.  Constantly striving to increase and develop his skill which he believes can only assist his clients further.

 

Brendan Jones - Senior Accountant

B. Comm (Acc & Taxation) 

bjones@ascentwa.com.au

Brendan has been a part of the team at Ascent Accountants since July 2007. He prides himself on providing a prompt and professional service to all of his clients.

Brendan has a real passion for Self Managed Superannuation Funds.  He especially enjoys assisting clients in relation to purchasing rental investment properties within their Superannuation Funds and unlocking the potential tax benefits that this type of strategy has to offer.

Away from the office Brendan can be found catching up on the odd job or two around the house, relaxing with his partner and little daughter, watching movies or entertaining friends and playing computer games online competing against friends.

 

Albert de Jager - Accountant

B. Comm (Acc & Taxation) 

adejager@ascentwa.com.au

Albert graduated from Curtin University (Accounting & Taxation) at the end of 2015. He began working at Ascent Accountants in August 2015 and worked on a part-time basis, while studying, till the end of the year, before starting full-time in January 2016. He is also currently studying to become a CPA.

Albert assists the senior accountants with preparation of Individual, Trust and Company Tax Returns and also Financial Reports. He also gives a hand with administration duties around the office when needed.

Albert enjoys almost any sport, both to watch and to play in his spare time. He has recently begun playing for Piara Waters Football Club and supports the West Coast Eagles. He also loves to spend time with friends and family, going out for a drink on the weekend, camping and 4x4ing.

 

Katrina Martin - Bookkeeper/Payroll Manager

kmartin@ascentwa.com.au

Katrina has been with Ascent for over 14 years and has an extensive understanding of Ascent’s client database. Katrina’s role in client services and bookkeeping services include:

  • Helping Accountants with administration services
  • Providing record keeping service to clients
  • Preparation and lodgement of clients Business Activity Statement’s
  • Client training in accounting software, record keeping and payroll 
  • Ensuring client tax lodgements are met with tax office
  • Ascent payroll management & client payroll service
  • Tax office registrations for business and trading name applications
  • Supporting clients' new business start ups 

 

Lauren McDorman - Reception

lmcdorman@ascentwa.com.au

Lauren has been with Ascent Accountants for over 1 year now in the role of Receptionist after completing high school in 2014, but nonetheless, she is very keen and eager to learn and has a fantastic attitude and smile to welcome our customers through the door. Lauren is looking forward to meeting each and every one of Ascent’s clients and getting to know them on a personal level 

 

David Crooks

dcrooks@ascentwa.com.au

David has hands-on experience as a commercial bank manager, financial planning compliance officer, payroll manager and general manager of a SME business. He is available to assist our clients in many ways with their business, payroll and office procedural requirements.

 

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