Who We Are
For over 40 years, GFM Accountants Pty Ltd (formerly Gerard F Mitchell & Associates Pty Ltd) has adopted a dedicated approach to client service and a commitment to understanding our client's business.
GFM Accountants Pty Ltd offers services ranging from the traditional accounting, bookkeeping, taxation and compliance areas through to the provision of wealth creation and business development strategies. Through active and close involvement with our clients, GFM Accountants Pty Ltd can provide practical assistance to make the most of business opportunities and emerging issues.
Partners Darren West and Brent Vickery are dedicated to providing the highest level of professional service which is personalised, prompt, flexible, and cost-effective.
Meet The Directors
Darren first commenced work with GFM Accountants in 1993 – yes that’s 26 years ago. He started work whilst still studying at University when the firm consisted of 3 employees in total. Darren’s passion from the outset was to make sure his clients achieved a successful outcome for the amount of effort, long hours and sleepless night they endure. He became a Partner in August 2000 at the age of 28 just as GST was launched in Australia. He loves to work with business owners to strive to achieve more. If you didn’t already know Darren loves the Western Bulldogs and all sport in general. Darren has coached local football at Strathmore Football Club for the last 10 years. He also follows his 3 children around on weekends watching and supporting whatever their chosen event is.
Brent specialises in providing taxation and business advice to individuals, and small to medium sized businesses across a wide range of industries, assisting them in achieving their goals. Brent began working at GFM Accountants in 2003 and became a director in 2006. Prior to GFM Accountants Brent worked for a Chartered Accounting practice from 1998 to 2003 that specialised in providing accounting and taxation services for Medical Professionals. Brent’s professional qualifications and memberships included Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), Registered Tax Agent, Public Practice Certificate and Diploma of Financial Services. Outside the office Brent loves his family time with his wife and two children. Brent’s interests include keeping fit, surfing, skiing and travelling. Brent is also a passionate Western Bulldogs supporter.
Meet The Team
Peter joined GFM Accountants in 2006 as a graduate accountant and now heads up our Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) division.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Accounting) from Victoria University. Peter’s expertise in the Superannuation field has proven particularly beneficial for those clients who are looking to expand their SMSF assets outside of their personal investments.
Peter enjoys spending time with his family and watching his beloved LA Lakers.