Our Wonderful Team

This is a small snapshot of the Aintree Group team who work hard behind the scenes.



Shane McKenna

Director
P 03 9851 7989 – Jo Young (Executive Assistant) 

Shane started Aintree Group in 2005 after deciding he wanted to create an accounting firm based on genuine trust and long-term service. He has been an accountant since 1993, and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

Shane specialises in Tax Accounting, Strategic Financial Planning, Business and Management Consulting, Managerial Finance, Estate Planning, Succession Planning and Business Start-Up Coaching.

Shane also speaks at business training events and seminars



Andrea McKenna

Director
E amckenna@aintreegroup.com.au

Andrea is a practical, no-nonsense ideas person. She started Aintree Group with Shane (her husband) in 2005.

Andrea specialises in Marketing Strategy, Strategic Communications, Social Media Management, Strategic Planning, Management Consultancy, Public Relations and Public Speaking. She has worked in the Marketing and Communications industry  since 1998.


Ashley Wignell

Partner
E awignell@aintreegroup.com.au

Ashley joined Aintree Group as a Chartered Accountant in 2016, and has recently become a Partner. He specialises in taxation services and business advice for a variety of industries; including property and construction, importing/exporting, manufacturing, insurance brokers, financial planners, medical professionals and IT. Ashley believes in a straight-talking, honest approach.



Denise Swann

Business Manager
E dswann@aintreegroup.com.au

Denise joined Aintree Group in 2007. As the Business Manager, she is responsible for all the operational, information technology, human resources and general administration functions. This also includes accounts and debtor management, quality review and client satisfaction.



Trung Le

Manager
E tle@aintreegroup.com.au

Trung joined Aintree Group in 2017. He has been a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand since 2004. Trung has experience working in both the public and private sector in Australia, as well as international experience working and living in London and the Cayman Islands.



Anne Burridge

Superannuation Manager
E aburridge@aintreegroup.com.au

Anne is a Chartered Accountant and specialises in superannuation. Her role includes preparing financial statements and income tax returns for SMSF clients, and ensuring compliance with Superannuation Industry and Income Tax Assessment Acts and Regulations. She also liaises with the ATO, auditors and other third parties.



Amanda Lew

Accountant
E alew@aintreegroup.com.au

Amanda specialises in the preparation for tax returns for Sole Traders, Partnerships, Trusts and Companies, and in BAS and IAS Preparation. She also uses her knowledge of cloud accounting applications to assist clients with their Xero and MYOB processing and reconciliations.


Lorena Thomas

Bookkeeper
E lthomas@aintreegroup.com.au

Lorena can assist you with all your bookkeeping needs including BAS preparation, payroll services and data entry. She is Xero Advisor certified, and is an expert in the following software:

  • Xero
  • MYOB
  • Quicken & Quickbooks
  • Banklink
  • Reckon
  • Cash Flow Manager

Mary McGarry
Bookkeeper
E mmcgarry@aintreegroup.com.au

Mary can assist you with all your bookkeeping needs including BAS preparation, payroll services and data entry. She is Xero Advisor certified, and is an expert in the following software:

  • Xero
  • MYOB
  • Quicken & Quickbooks
  • Banklink
  • Reckon
  • Cash Flow Manager


Pauline Macdowell
Bookkeeper
E pmacdowell@aintreegroup.com.au

Pauline can assist you with all your bookkeeping needs including BAS preparation, payroll services and data entry. She is Xero Advisor certified, and is an expert in the following software:

  • Xero
  • MYOB
  • Quicken & Quickbooks
  • Banklink
  • Reckon
  • Cash Flow Manager


Joseph Colaciello

Graduate Accountant
P 03 9851 7930
E jcolaciello@aintreegroup.com.au

Joseph assists with accounting, tax and bookkeeping matters. 


Daniel Piciocco

Graduate Accountant
P 03 9851 7933
E dpiciocco@aintreegroup.com.au

Daniel assists with accounting, tax and bookkeeping matters. He joined Aintree Group in 2016.



Jo Young

Executive Assistant to Shane McKenna
P
03 9851 7989
E jyoung@aintreegroup.com.au

Jo is the Executive Assistant to Shane McKenna, and the first point of contact when getting in touch with him. Her role includes liaising with clients and taking care of business-to-business communication.


Harry Bevilacqua

Client Services Coordinator
P 03 9851 7999 – Main Switchboard
 hbevilacqua@aintreegroup.com.au

Harry is the first point of contact for our business. You can contact the main switchboard about:

  • General enquiries.
  • ASIC and Docusign matters.
  • Corporate Compliance, including annual company statements.




Chelsea Carter
Communications, Events & Marketing Coordinator
P 039851 7905
E ccarter@aintreegroup.com.au

Chelsea is responsible for marketing and social media management, writing the company newsletter and blog and website copy and design. You can also contact her with questions regarding the Plant Grow Reap program.'



Geoffrey Scarlett

Administration Assistant
E admin@aintreegroup.com.au

Geoffrey has worked at Aintree Group since 2017. He assists our team in administration and internal operations tasks.