Kerry graduated from Edith Cowan University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting and a sub major in Public Accounting; Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) since 2000; and Completed Certificate of Public Practice in 2012.
Kerry relocated to Geraldton from Bunbury WA, joined the practice in September 2010 and became a director in November 2012. Kerry brings to the practice extensive business accounting and taxation experience. She is married with 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren.
Shane graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1984 with a Bachelor of Commerce. Completed Professional Year Programme in 1987, admitted as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1988 and completed Certificate of Public Practice in 2005.
Shane joined the firm in August 2000 becoming a Director on 1st July 2005. Shane has 36 years accounting experience in Public Practice. Shane brings to the practice extensive taxation, farming and business accounting experience. He is married with 3 children.
Peter graduated from Curtin University in 1974 with an Associateship in Accounting. Completed Professional Year Programme in 1976, admitted as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1977 and Completed Certificate of Public Practice in 1977 and was granted the degree of Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia in 1980.
Peter was born in Corrigin and in his early days of accounting, worked in the Narrogin region before moving to Perth in 1971 where he worked and later became a partner in a medium sized practice.
Peter moved to Geraldton in 1981 and established the firm which was previously named “Creek Russell Crudeli Pty Ltd” and even though he is no longer a Director at Horizon, he still continues to be an active member of our team, bringing 46 years experience.
Peter brings to the practice extensive knowledge in taxation and business accounting. He is married with 4 adult children and 9 grandchildren.
Derryn graduated from Curtin University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business. He completed his CPA in 2011. Derryn joined our firm in November 2010 and is employed on a full time basis. Derryn has 15 years’ experience in Public Practice dealing with mostly Small Business clients, Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and individual clients. Before joining our firm 10 years ago Derryn worked in Perth at a mid-tier firm after graduating from Curtin University.
Derryn runs the Superannuation/SMSF department at Horizon and is an Authorised Representative of the SMSF Advisors Network. He can provide superannuation advice including SMSF setups, pension establishments, contribution and withdrawal strategies and SMSF closures.
Derryn was born in Geraldton and worked/studied in Perth before returning to Geraldton with his partner Kylie and their two children.
Bec first joined our firm in September 2019 as our Receptionist and has since worked her way up to Bookkeeper. She works full time assisting our clients with their bookkeeping and BAS requirements as well as looking after our debtors, creditors and in-house bookkeeping.
She is currently in the process of completing her Cert IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping with the view to undertake her Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting and hopes to further herself in the industry within Horizon.
Bec has attained Certificates in Business and many other fields of work. Bec is bubbly, energetic and takes great pride in her work.
Bec is originally from Zimbabwe but relocated to Geraldton from Perth in March 2018 with her Fiancé, Jack and their fur baby, Junior.
Kirsten joined the Horizon Accountants team in October 2019 as Administration Manager and PA.
She is primarily involved with behind the scenes of the Administration team and specifically works with ASIC to ensure clients are meeting their obligations as company owners.
Kirsten has attained Certificates in Financial Services and other career fields. She has Bookkeeping experience through owning a small business and has numerous years of Administration experience in roles throughout several industries.
Kirsten is originally from New Zealand but now lives in Geraldton with her husband and is a proud Mother of two daughters and Nannie to her granddaughter.
Lydia joined our firm in March 2021 as our Receptionist. She works full time welcoming clients, answering our phones, and assisting clients with general questions as well as assisting Admin and our Accountants when required.
Lydia has attained certificates in various fields of work. She has 10 years of experience in customer service and is always willing to assist with client needs. Lydia is bubbly, welcoming and energetic. In her spare time, Lydia loves to read comic books and write songs, she was even on X-Factor back in 2014.
Lydia is originally from Wales, and moved to Geraldton in 2012 with her family. She now lives with her Fiancé, Latif and their puppy Bruno and 3 cats.