Our Team

We are a small group of professional accountants who believe passion and commitment is essential to what we do and who we are…and as with any service-based business, we are only as good as our people.

Our people include highly qualified and experienced tax accountants and bookkeepers.  We are the tax specialists when it comes to dealing with all your taxation concerns, ATO audits and your individual tax related matters.  We are dedicated to helping your business grow, and we are adept at applying the right tools and systems to optimise and efficiently manage your financial growth.

At Perth Tax People, our aim is to alleviate your money worries, and in the process, we hope to energise and inspire people to do great things, in business and in life.

 

Ali Ilyas

Founder and Owner of Perth Tax People, Ali has been providing accounting and taxation services for people for over 15 years.

Ali is very passionate and pro-active about all things accounting and tax.  Falling in love with numbers at 14 years old, Ali was driven to pursue studies in accounting and business, with the desire to be able to offer more than just an accountancy service.

Ali genuinely enjoys being a mentor and small business advisor…genuinely believing a positive attitude is the best way to help clients.

The dream is to help every Australian business owner understand their financial reviews, by offering quality business advice that will create actionable business plans, guaranteed to enhance and promote growth and success.

Bit of background...

Ali completed his accountancy studies at the Victoria University in Melbourne, taking away as much knowledge and facets of the Australian Tax system and tax law, to then commence his career as a 21-year-old graduate accountant at a manufacturing company.

Since then, Ali has worked for medium to large corporations in several industries, including retail, construction and education.

Ali also assists and advises small businesses on how to implement and maximise the use of their XERO, MYOB AND QUICKBOOKS accounting and bookkeeping software, and has sound experience working with multiple ERP Systems, to develop strategies for growth within large scale companies.

One of Ali's proudest achievements was to assist a landscaping company to automate their business system, thereby helping to triple sales with 6 months.

Ali's other passions are playing tennis and cricket, and spending time with his 2 boys, family and friends.

Karen Boatwright

As a multi skilled team leader for ANZ for 25 years, Karen served in multiple roles, including, assisting with the automated teller machines (ATM) and cash reconciliations, and for the past 3 years, Karen has been part of the team at Perth Tax People.

Karen is a highly qualified, friendly professional, and loves working alongside business owners in all industries, ranging from hospitality to construction, from franchisees to sub-contractors, aiding her clients to understand all aspects of their bookkeeping, payroll, GST and other tax related issues and obligations.

Apart from helping small businesses in all things accounting, Karen has a wealth of experience when it comes to dealing with Australian Tax Office matters and is happy to represent clients on their behalf.

Karen has achieved many positive outcomes for her clients, one in particular being a food service outlet, who received a 3 year audit for unpaid superannuation obligations.  Karen expertly handled all ATO requests methodically and meticulously, therefore allowing her client to continue to grow his with business without the added financial worry.

When she isn't hard at work, Karen enjoys spending time relaxing with her parents and niece and watching the latest movie releases.

Lalji Halai

As a highly focussed tax accountant and self-managed super fund consultant for over 10 years before joining the Perth Tax People, Lalji understood early on in his career, that to be successful in money matters, business owners needed to rely on sound advice and clear direction when planning for a strong financial future and business growth.

Today, Lalji has acquired many more technical skills and is adept in all matters of finance, accounting and superannuation for individuals, small businesses, partnerships, companies and self-managed super fund tax returns.

Not only is Lalji a friendly and motivated number cruncher, he is also passionate cricket and football player.

Manish Parekh

Manish has worked for H&R Block for around 5 years, helping clients to manage all their tax affairs. He also assisted with training new staff, and has helped many people new to the workforce with their individual tax returns.

Manish is highly proficient when dealing with Capital Gains Tax, Employee Share Schemes and Residency/Non-Residency issues, always keen to go above and beyond to assist his clients to achieve the best possible outcome.

When he is isn’t hard at work, Manish enjoys spending time with his wife, an accountant with H&R Block, and his two sons.  Manish and his boys also love to play cricket.

Sahil Saini

Sahil is our talented new graduate accountant and is just as passionate and driven as the rest of the team.  Since joining the Perth Tax People, Sahil has become unstoppable, and has been quick to grasp all knowledge from our senior accountants...he is also very adept at solving clients’ complex income tax matters.

Sahil also enjoys playing tennis and cricket, and spending quality time with his beautiful accountant wife.  Sahil’s positive mindset and upbeat personality makes him a welcome addition to the PTP team.