We are the most experienced company of our kind in Australia.
Lumina is Australia’s proven specialist outsourced accountancy firm. Since 1998, we’ve successfully assumed financial control for leading Australian and multi-national organisations. We offer opportunities to re-assess your financial management model and engage in a relationship where you receive meaningful information to pilot the business and meet compliance obligations, without the usual significant capital and operational investment.
We make it our business to fully understand your business dynamics and priorities. At the same time we operate at just enough distance to quickly and objectively assess situations with a wider view of the market dynamics.
John has 22 years of experience in accountancy, the majority of which has been with medium-sized accountancy firms in which he has been a Partner/Managing Director for over 16 years. John has been responsible for the provision of outsourced accounting services since the foundation of the outsourcing business in 1998. John is seen as a leading accountant to the funds management industry and has been invited to speak at various international conferences about accountancy and taxation issues affecting this sector.
John’s clients range from medium sized local businesses to listed Australian and multi-national organisations and are from various industries including bio and medical technology, distribution, funds management, financial services, hospitality, property, childcare and retail and wholesale investment.
He is responsible for the provision of accounting, process and internal control consulting, due diligence, valuation, and taxation services to this client base, and provides expert witness accountancy services to some of Australia’s leading institutions.
John Williams has acted in a CFO capacity for leading fund managers operating in Australia. These include both successful multi-nationals and for successful local managers.
John graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Australian National University and attained his Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification in 1996.
Daniel has 18 years of experience in accounting, and has been involved in providing chartered accounting services for the majority of that time.
A significant part of Daniel’s role is overseeing the preparation of management and financial reports for listed and other reporting and non-reporting entities, as well as provision of advice in regard to accounting standards, accounting policy and taxation and Australian Financial Services licence requirements.
In addition, Daniel has significant experience with the preparation of financial models, budget and forecast models, valuations and discounted cash flow analysis.
Graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney in 1998 with a Bachelor of Business majoring in accounting, Daniel attained his CA qualification in 2000.
Melinda has 18 years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, finance and taxation and has been involved in providing chartered accounting services for the majority of that time.
Melinda’s co-leads Lumina’s outsourced accounting division where she is responsible for overseeing the team’s delivery of the outsourced services including management reports. Service focused, Melinda and her team deliver high level advisory and compliance for various clients. Melinda specialises in family office, financial services and fund management clients and supervises the work of the accountants and bookkeepers.
Melinda graduated with a Bachelor of Finance & Accounting degree from Charles Sturt University in Bathurst in 2006 and attained her CA qualification in 2009.
Luke has over 14 years of experience with providing tax services in boutique, second tier and Big 4 chartered accounting firms. He has significant involvement with the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Tax Institute of Australia.
Luke is responsible for the tax team at Lumina. The key services of this team include providing taxation compliance services to clients including preparing income tax returns, fringe benefits tax returns, business activity statements and tax-effect accounting entries as well as taxation consulting services including providing advice to clients around group restructures, business transactions, tax consolidation, foreign taxation, indirect tax and capital gains tax.
Luke graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Adelaide University in 2002 and attained his CA qualification in 2005. Luke also completed a Master's degree in Taxation at University of NSW in 2014.
James has over 20 years’ experience in bookkeeping, accounting and finance and has been involved in providing chartered accounting services for the majority of that time, both in Australia and overseas.
James co-leads Lumina’s outsourced accounting division where he is responsible for overseeing the team’s delivery of outsourced services including management reports. He specialises in financial services and fund management clients and supervises the work of the accountants and bookkeepers.
James graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting & Finance) from the University of NSW in 1994 and attained his CA qualification in 1997.
integral to our clients business success.
Our outsourced accountancy business was established in 1998 when Managing Director and Chartered Accountant John Williams forged a relationship with a global leader in financial bond management. Since then, the business has grown to its current size, expanding its services along the way. In 2007, we re-branded as Lumina and embarked on a measured programme to further enhance our service and expand our client base.
While the Australian business process outsourcing industry still has some way to grow, global outsourcing revenues in 2015 were estimated at approximately USD $524 billion. Our research confirms that outsourcing can deliver a strong value proposition and will remain a key consideration for senior decision makers over the longer term.
We are very proud of our history and strongly believe we have developed a unique service that delivers not only the best of what outsourcing has to offer but also a high quality, all encompassing accountancy solution tailored to the specific and often complex needs of our clients.