Meet the Platinum Team
(Partner and Founder)
Corinne Cole is about as far from the stereotypical Accountant as you can get.
Her passion and excitement for her business shine through the moment you meet her.
And, with more than 15 years’ experience in business and taxation advice, her knowledge and credentials are impressive. Corinne is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and Registered Tax Agent. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting, and a Master of Taxation from Curtin University.
It is the unique combination of enthusiasm and integrity that make Corinne and Platinum such a powerful business partner.
An entrepreneur in every sense, Corinne’s vision for Platinum has seen impressive growth since its inception in Melton in 2009.
And it seems the sky is the limit, with Corinne having completed post graduate studies in Marketing at Deakin University, to ensure Platinum covers all the bases when it comes to delivering holistic business growth.
Ongoing education is a common theme for Corinne and she is proud to empower her clients to reach their full potential.
Her Certificate IV in Training & Assessment means Corinne facilitates tax and business seminars, as well as training, business coaching and information sessions.
Corinne is an expert who brings an enormous amount of heart to her work in an industry where you might not expect it. And that, put simply, is what makes Platinum Accounting & Taxation different.
To find out more about Corinne, click play on this podcast episode of Small Business All Figured Out.
Sheryl joined the team at Platinum Accounting & Taxation as Partner in 2018. Sheryl has over 13 years of experience and has worked at a number of public practice accounting firms around Melbourne, giving her exposure to many different businesses in a variety of industries and high net-worth individuals.
Sheryl’s credentials include holding a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) – being a member of CPA for over 10 years – and is also a Registered Tax Agent.
Sheryl is genuinely passionate about helping small businesses understand their financial data, identifying any weaknesses in the financial data and using her wealth of tax knowledge to get the best tax outcomes through clever tax planning strategies.
When Sheryl’s not working hard to help her clients, you’ll find her keeping fit in the gym or enjoying the great outdoors. She also loves spending time with her Poodles, Bentley and Chester and her Macaw, Wynston.
(Client Coordinator and Bookkeeper)
Lauren has been the first point of contact for many of our clients and has been part of the Platinum Accounting & Taxation Team for more than 5 years.
With her natural talent and demonstrated passion for numbers, Lauren has undertaken her Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping and is also a Xero Certified Advisor.
Lauren is able to solve many of our client’s issues, from Xero Training to assisting clients with straightening out their financial data files.
But numbers and Xero are not Lauren’s only talent. In her spare time, Lauren is a gifted make-up artist and a chef in the Kitchen, baking delicious treats and decorating cakes.
(Office Administrator and Trainee Bookkeeper)
Tamara is the newest member of our small but mighty team at Platinum Accounting & Taxation. She is one of the first points of contact for our valued clients and is ready to assist you with any administrative queries.
Tamara is currently undertaking a Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping to formalise her years of experience in managing the bookkeeping for her family business. Tamara loves Xero accounting software, making her an awesome fit for our team and our business clients.
As well as a love of numbers, Tamara also has a creative flair being a qualified florist. Outside of her career pursuits, Tamara enjoys family time with her two young children, husband and her dog, Toby.