At CharterNet, our goal is to deliver our whole firm, to all our clients, all the time.

This means dedicated, personalised service from our team who have expertise in a range of professional services with detailed industry insight.

CharterNet has a track record of advising growing Australian businesses and individuals. We collaborate with our clients and are proactive in our approach, ensuring ‘hands-on’ advice and assistance.

CharterNet is your trusted business adviser. Our relationships are based on open dialogue and continuous communication. We listen, identify your needs and deliver practical solutions that exceed expectations.

Our partners and senior management are all experienced from the “Big 4” and mid-tier firms. We deliver this expertise, without the price tag.

OUR TEAM

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Our Team

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Saeed Mirzakhani

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Saeed Mirzakhani

A founding member of CharterNet with over twelve years experience servicing private clients on a wealth of accounting and taxation matters.

Saeed has obtained his experience from global professional services firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (Private Client Services / Taxation Division) and Pitcher Partners (Business Services / Tax Division).

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Member of the Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Law Society of NSW accredited external examiner
  • Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) auditor

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of Sydney
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Macquarie University

Specialist Skills

  • Business Services and Tax Compliance
  • Tax Advisory
  • Business Advisory
  • Outsourced Accounting Services

Major Projects

Numerous technical tax advisory projects including: Capital Gains Tax, Employee Share Schemes, residency, loss recoupment, estates and death taxes

Structuring and restructuring of private groups to achieve asset protection and optimise tax outcomes

Outsourced accounting including monthly management accounts and monitoring performance via financial scorecards and KPI analyses

Advice on establishing Australian operations for overseas investors

Preparation of due diligence reports for purchase and sale of businesses

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Shabir Kassam

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Shabir Kassam

A founding member of CharterNet with over 40 years experience (30 years in Australia) servicing both public companies and private clients on a wealth of accounting, taxation, risk management, management consulting and virtual CFO services.

Shabir has obtained his experience from global professional services firms such as Touche Ross & KPMG as well as working in a senior capacity at Westpac for 10 years. Shabir has also spent several years consulting and subsequently serving on the Boards of two public companies in the sub continent.
Shabir is currently responsible for the management consulting arm of the firm and provides Virtual CFO services to several clients.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in the UK

Specialist Skills

  • Management Consulting
  • Business Advisory
  • Virtual CFO services
  • Business structuring and restructuring
  • Business Advisory
  • Outsourced Accounting and CFO Services

Major Projects

  • Establishing risk management and governance structures in two major banks
  • Responsible for a major re engineering project at a major Bank resulting in over $100m in efficiencies
  • Responsible for the due diligence of the acquisition of 4 major Banks
  • Virtual CFO services through analysing monthly management accounts and monitoring performance via financial scorecards and KPI analyses
  • Preparation of due diligence reports and accountants valuations for purchase and sale of businesses
  • Personal involvement in acquisition and disposal of businesses

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Sameer Kassam

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Sameer Kassam

The second founding member of CharterNet with over nine years’ experience advising clients on accounting, trust law, tax compliance and advice.

In professional practice, Sameer worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (Corporate Tax Division), Pitcher Partners and Crispin & Jeffrey where he serviced a wealth of ASX listed and non-listed multi-national corporations, SMEs and High Net Worth Individuals from various sectors. In commerce Sameer served a tenure at Brookfield Multiplex Capital in their funds management division and then eventually for the Group as a whole. Here he gained a keen interest and expertise in property development and infrastructure.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance (RG146 compliant) – FINSIA

Specialist Skills

  • Corporate income tax compliance
  • Research & Development Tax Incentive assistance
  • Tax advisory
  • Tax effect accounting
  • Trust law
  • Foreign investment inward to Australia and outward overseas
  • Business structuring and restructuring

Major Projects

  • Secured over $10m in Research & Development Tax Incentive refunds for Australian clients
  • Numerous technical tax advisory projects including: Capital Gains Tax, Goods and Services Tax, loss recoupment and thin capitalisation
  • Acquisition of consolidated groups and ongoing income tax compliance
  • Acquisition and disposal of businesses including contract negotiation
  • Tax effect accounting for a listed funds management group