Phone: (03) 5337 6117 - 35 Ring Road, Alfredton, Vic, 3350

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A connection to the countryside is at the heart of Patrick Ryan’s friendly persona.

Born and raised on a farm at Waubra, and schooled in a tight-knit community – people have always been a central part of Patrick's work and home life.

A couple of seasons shearing and working on farms in Victoria, News South Wales and South Australia, gave “Paddy” a thirst to study at Longerenong Agricultural College, obtaining an Associate Diploma in Applied Science Agriculture. From there, his attention turned to a Bachelor of Commerce at Ballarat’s Federation University.

It was more than 20 years ago, in 1997, his accounting career began. He worked his way up the ranks in Prowse, Perrin and Twomey; then co-owned TRG Accountants since 2011 – but he had a burning desire to follow his dream of opening his current Ryan & Co Accountants Pty Ltd.

Complimentary to his qualifications as a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), and a Diploma in Financial Planning (Dip FP) - he also still co-operates TRG Financial, which has recently gained accreditation with an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL).

Outside of numbers, Paddy’s greatest loves are his wife and four children.
“Family pursuits are ever-present, and this combined with activity on our small farm we live on, keeps one active and feeling alive.”

Paddy has involvement in school boards and finance committees, community bank boards, sporting club committees and junior football coaching.

“A great satisfaction is gained from sponsoring the Central Highlands Football Netball League, along with a number of other local football and netball clubs, and supporting charities such as drought angels.”


Patrick Ryan

Patrick W. Ryan - Principal

Ryan & Co Staff:

Paddy’s result-driven attitude to his work has gained him a loyal following of clientele – and his staff share the same desire to help you manage your entire package of wealth.
Let us introduce you to the team!

Simon Tournier

Simon Tournier

Manager
Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)
Areas of expertise: Small Business, Hospitality and Retail
Study: Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University
Interests: Running and cycling
Industry experience: 20 years in Public Practice
Brooke Ashby

Brooke Ashby

Manager
Chartered Accountant
Areas of expertise: Strategic planning for businesses incorporating family goals and superannuation.
Study: University of Ballarat, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Law)
Interests: Transporting children to endless sporting events, baking and going to the gym
Industry experience: Since 2000
Karen White

Karen White

Accountant
Areas of expertise: Small business, primary producers, medical and hospitality
Study: University of Ballarat Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Interests: Cycling, Gym, photography, reading and renovating
Previous career: Personal Care Attendant (Aged Care) for Ballarat Health Services
Bevan Sander

Bevan Sander

Accountant
Area of Expertise: SMSF, Agriculture, Small Business
Study: Masters Degree in Professional Accounting at Federation University
Interests: Cricket, football, reading
Previous Career: Royal Australian Navy
Toby Fisher

Toby Fisher

Trainee Accountant
Areas of expertise: Tax Return and BAS preparation
Study: Completing a Federation University, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Interests: AFL, Tennis, Water Skiing, Friends and family
Job History: Bartender, Farmhand
Xavier Curran

Xavier Curran

Trainee Accountant
Areas of Expertise: Tax return and BAS preparation
Study: Currently studying Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at Deakin University
Interests: AFL, soccer, music, friends and family
Job History: Customer Service Associate, Bottleshop Attendant, Waiter
Larissa Kydd

Larissa Kydd

Bookkeeper
Areas of expertise: Bookkeeping & BAS preparation
Industry experience: Since 2013
Interests; Keeping fit at the gym, playing Netball, spending time with family friends, and baking
Prior work history: Worked in the Health sector mainly in Disability support/care
Cathie Fitzpatrick

Cathie Fitzpatrick

Administration
Area of Expertise: Office Administration
Interests: Sewing, baking and taking my old Peugeot cars for a drive
Prior work history: 28 years as a Law Clerk predominately in Commercial Law dealing with structuring of Companies, Trust and Superannuation Funds, Leasing, Business Sales and Purchasers. Started accounting administration in 2016
Jessie Forde

Jessie Forde

Administration
Area of Expertise: Office Administration
Study: Certificate 3, Business Traineeship
Interests: I enjoy spending time with friends, camping and going to the beach
Job History: Accounting administration and Kmart
Narelle Conroy

Narelle Conroy

Administration
Area of Expertise: Office Administration
Study: Bachelor of Applied Science in Agribusiness
Interests: Reading, hiking, community support and development programs
Prior work history: Agricultural industry; Grain Field Officer, Product Development, Grain Procurement, Laboratory services and administration

Call 03 5337 6117 to talk today.