Founder & Consultant
Charles commenced his career in 1963, gaining experience in a number of varied professional practices. He has over 40 years experience in servicing clients and began his own professional practice in 1975. The practice grew rapidly as Charles forged a strong reputation across a range of industries, most notably in the hospitality industry where he gained first hand experience running a number of well known hotels, pubs and restaurants.
In 1996, Charles joined with his brother Mark to form Spittal & Associates and maintains his involvement today, acting as a consultant to both the business and its clients.
Charles is often spotted at Richmond football games, cheering on his beloved and beleaguered Tigers.
Merryn commenced her career in accounting in NSW working in a chartered accounting practice then the investigative accounting field for ASIC and ASX before moving to Melbourne in 1987. She then diversified into financial accounting and worked in the finance industry and later as Financial Controller before joining Spittal and Associates in 1997. Merryn services clients accross all industries however specialises in providing a full range of support to clients in the hospitality industry.
Merryn graduated with a Bachelor of Business in 1988 from RMIT and is also a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
If Merryn is not working then you are likely to find her at the gym (her second home), pounding the pavement, or pilates class. Weekends are usually spent with the family and socialising with friends.
Mahendra is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has been working with public practices for over 10 years. Mahendra also holds Master of Accounting and Finance Management degree from LaTrobe University. Mahendra adopts client centered approach and specialises in a broad range of tax matters including income tax, capital gains tax and business structuring.
In spare time Mahendra enjoys spending time with his family and friends, listening music and travelling.
Edward graduated from La Trobe University with Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce and is also a CPA member. He had gained over 5 years work experience over retail, wholesale, hospitality, construction and development, and logistic industries in a chartered accounting firm before joining Spittal & Associates.
After completing a certificate IV in bookkeeping at RMIT, Steve gained over 3 years experience at a large retail business in Melbourne working in a variety of back office roles. Prior to this Steve worked in other fields of work outside accounting and bookkeeping. He intends to study further and complete an accounting degree.
In his spare time he enjoys socializing with friends. When not at the local pub you can find him at the TAB or watching sport. Essendon Football Club, Arsenal FC and the Houston Texans may cause him to lose his hair much quicker than expected.
Cassandra graduated from Curtin University of Technology with Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) in Perth. She is also a CPA and has worked in a charted firm before joining Spittals & Associates. She has gained 4 years experiences as a tax accountant in public practice. In her spare time, she enjoys training in the gym, reading and spending time with family.
Sharon has a bachelor degree in Professional Accounting with over 5 years professional experience in local public practice and financial institution before joining Spittal & Associates. She’s currently completing CPA studies.
In her spare time, she enjoys Japanese food, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Christina is currently undertaking her 4th year of Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major) double degree at Deakin University. She has gained 6 years of retail experience in two major department stores before deciding to lead towards an administrative role which best meets her career pathway. Christina is also a Director of Marketing for the not-for-profit organisation ‘Deakin Commerce Society’, which demonstrates her will towards getting involved with the student’s society at her University. She has a strong desire to travel all around the world one day.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the gym, watching all her favourite shows on Netflix and listening to music.