About

Who we are

H&M Accountants is a proactive firm of business and taxation advisors operating in the Newcastle area for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on personal, friendly and professional service, providing strategic advice to business owners and supporting individuals to grow their wealth.

Our team

  • Philippe Phan

    Director

    After completing his degrees in Commerce and Law, Philippe initially joined one of Australia’s major financial institutions 'Commonwealth Bank of Australia'. Prior to joining H&M Accountants in August 2013, he worked with another mid-tier accounting practice in the Newcastle area where he provided taxation, financial and financing advice to clients across a wide section of industries.

    Philippe has extensive experience in providing business management advice to small to medium enterprises including business structuring, asset protection, succession planning (buying and selling of businesses), business performance monitoring, cashflow forecasting and strategic planning. He also provides advice to self managed superannuation funds in areas including estate planning and super fund borrowing.

    Philippe believes in a holistic approach in providing taxation and business services. His advice not only addresses the business’ immediate needs, but also encompasses future strategies for both the business and its owners.

    Philippe is a member of CPA Australia, and is a Committee member for a not-for-profit organisation Head Start Acquired Brain Injury Service. He keeps active with regular games of tennis.

  • Wayne Masters

    Director

    Wayne has worked in the accounting profession for over 30 years, commencing in the audit division of the antecedent firm of KPMG in Sydney. Originally from Wollongong, Wayne studied and worked in Sydney before moving to Newcastle in 1982, where he joined a local accounting firm.

    Wayne has worked in business and taxation services since 1982 and still performs audit functions as and when required. Wayne was a partner in a local firm for over 15 years, and ran his own practice for a number of years before joining H&M Accountants in July 2008 on the retirement of a former partner.

    Wayne is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, is a Registered Company Auditor, and a member of the National Tax and Accountants' Association. Wayne maintains an active sporting life through involvement in cricket, tennis and golf.

  • Martin Spiers

    Director

    Upon completion of his accounting traineeship with a local firm, Martin established and operated his own practice in Newcastle for 15 years before joining H&M Accountants. During this time, Martin honed his skills in providing jargon-free business, taxation and self-managed superannuation fund advice for a diverse range of clients. An understanding and interest in information technology is an added area of expertise that Martin brings to the firm. Martin prides himself on his capacity to develop rapport with a wide range of people, and to provide a comfortable, welcoming environment for all clients.

    Martin is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is on the Board of Live for Kids, a Newcastle-based organisation raising funds for John Hunter Children's Hospital and Freedom Wheels. Martin has been participating in the in the Live for Kids Cycle Classic since 2011 and this year will ride 500km from Coffs Harbour to Newcastle raising further funds for this great charity.

    To keep up to date with Martin's business blog - visit Martin's posts here