Our Team

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Providing Newcastle’s finest accounting services begins with maintaining a top team of finance professionals. At Mark Walmsley Chartered Accountant, we serve clients of all sizes with excellent accounting and auditing services. No matter where you’re located, modern technology allows us to provide real-time solutions for you and your business.

From traditional accounting to financial guidance on starting or growing a business, our team of experienced professionals offer you trusted, exceptional service.

We pride ourselves on providing professionalism every step of the way. Give us a call to speak with a friendly member of our staff.


Meet our experienced team at Mark Walmsley Chartered Accountant in Newcastle. Our staff members are:

  • Mark Walmsley
  • Sharon Walmsley
  • Belinda Garvie
  • Jim Beath
  • Susan Richards
  • Emma Chapman
  • Sean Kelly

Have any questions about how we can help you achieve your financial goals for personal or professional reasons? Contact us today!


Mark is the principal of the firm. He is from the Newcastle / Lower HuMark is the principal of the firm. He is from the Newcastle / Lower Hunter area and attended Nelson Bay High School and the University of Newcastle.

Since graduating he has worked exclusively as an accountant in public practice. Mark gained experience in both the Hunter Valley and Sydney area for firms in the small (sole proprietor) to medium (50 employees) range.

Professional Qualifications include:

  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Member – Institute Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand
  • Registered Self- Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor
  • CA SMSF Specialist
  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Newcastle)

Sharon is the office manager and ‘engine room’ of the firm. She drives the efficiency and manages the progress of our work. Many clients treat Sharon as their first point of call and rely on her to ensure they are always up-to-date and their lodgement deadlines are met.

Sharon is a bookkeeper with in excess of twenty years experience and has extensively worked with most accounting software products including MYOB, Quicken and Xero.

Sharon is also a Registered BAS Agent


Belinda has been with our firm for more than seven years. She is the classic public accounting ‘all rounder’

Belinda is a fully qualified Certified Practicing Accountant who has extensive experience; her easy going nature makes her a favourite with our clients. She particularly enjoys assisting small business clients with all of their tax and accounting issues and has expertise in the administration and audit of self-managed superannuation funds.

Professional Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Newcastle)
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Member of the National Tax Agents Association

Jim is our personal tax expert. Jim is popular with clients and conducts many of our face-to-face appointments during the busy tax season.

Jim has a varied background working as an engineer at the BHP prior to completing his commerce degree and gaining taxation experience.

Professional Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Newcastle)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (University of Newcastle)

Susan is the ‘face’ of our firm, she is popular with clients and her phone manner and willingness to assist clients resolve a problem makes her a friendly point of initial contact with us.

Susan has a background in banking and in addition to administration functions is proficient in bookkeeping and assists in all areas of the practice.

Susan also holds a Cert IV in Frontline Management

Emma Chapman

A fully qualified Certified Practising Accountant Emma has over 10 years of experience in a broad range of accounting roles. Emma has joined our audit team and has specialist skills in the area of payroll and workers compensation.

Emma is an excellent communicator and liaises with our clients to ensure our audits are efficiently planned and undertaken. She relishes challenging assignments and is happy to tackle a wide variety of projects.

Professional Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Newcastle)
  • Member of CPA Australia
Sean Kelly

Sean was a welcome addition to our firm early in 2017. Sean has over six years of experience in all facets of public accounting, and is currently part of our auditing team, assisting with the planning and execution of our audit assignments.

Sean is currently studying online via Open Universities Australia, to complete his Bachelor of Accounting through the University of South Australia. This will be completed in June 2018 at which point Sean is keen to undertake the Chartered Accountants program, whilst concurrently fulfilling the requirements to eventually become a Registered Company Auditor