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KADOTA Pty Ltd is independently owned and managed by Luke Taylor, John Prendegast and Ken Sharpe. Despite Kadota being a new business we certainly do not lack experience. Luke has over 15 years of experience working within the finance industry, while John and Ken have both been operating for over 30 years.

Ken Sharpe

Senior Book Keeper | Director

Ken Sharpe

Ken Shape is the senior bookkeeper and part owner of Kadota.

Ken currently provides bookkeeping services for clients and helps with the management of the business. He has worked with a range of clients including a local real estate agent, a national environmental consultancy , a number of restaurants and cafes, a legal practice, various retailers, a financial planner, and various computer services, just to name a few.

Kens focus is to get a small business owners head out of the books and to get back to doing what they do best – making money. Ken previously was an officer for the RAAF and owned a local video store in Templestowe. With years of experience in business, his understanding and skill is used to give clients a quality experience that relieves the stress of running the books for their business. Ken is a friendly, hard working and resilient member of the Kadota team.

Luke Taylor

Financial Adviser | Mortgage Broker | Director

Luke Taylor

For 15 years, Luke has been working in finance and has successfully built Kadota’s lending and financial planning business from the ground up.

Accredited with over 40 different lenders and a qualified CFP®, he specialises in property purchases, construction finance, debt consolidation, investment lending, SMSF lending, mortgage assessment and superannuation advice.

Luke is driven by his passion for the financial services industry.  Being able to provide exceptional service, tailored advice and structured support is central to what he does.  He enjoys working closely with his clients to ensure they achieve their financial goals. It is important to him that his clients are looked after and feel supported every step of the way.

JOHN PRENDERGAST

Senior Accountant | Director

JOHN PRENDERGAST

John Prendergast is the senior accountant and part owner of Kadota. With over 30 years of experience John has previously worked as the director and managing partner of May Partners Certified Practising Accountants in northern Victoria. Since 2005 John began his own practice, Prendergast Sharpe Accounting. Now John has merged with Kadota and is looking forward to the years ahead.

John has many years of accounting experience and understands the ins and outs of Australia’s taxation system. His leadership and experience in his line of work is second to none.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Associate Institute of Public Accountants
Registered Tax Agent

EMILY LI

Accountant

EMILY LI

I love helping clients in sorting all their accounting and taxation issues and to get to the bottom of clients goals and objectives.

DEBORAH WOOD

Taxation Administrator

DEBORAH WOOD

I like to communicate and build relationships with our clients and work hard to help them achieve the best taxation outcomes possible.

JESSE TAYLOR

Associate

JESSE TAYLOR

I’m here to assist with your financial planning and lending needs. I enjoy helping clients achieve their goals no matter how big or small.

SUZANNE WOOD

Client Services Manager

SUZANNE WOOD

I take pride in assisting our clients to achieve their financial goals making it as stress free as possible each step of the way.

Vanessa Laureta

SMSF Accounting & Administration

Vanessa Laureta

I definitely found my calling when I started to specialise in SMSFs. Being able to assist clients with their annual SMSF tax and compliance obligations has become a strong passion of mine and something that I strive to offer exceptional service in.

So far in my career I have most enjoyed learning how SMSFs can be a great tool for wealth creation and financial planning.

KATE IVANCIC

Accounting Administrator

KATE IVANCIC

I love people and problem solving, it’s rewarding knowing that I’ve helped someone, whether it a client or a colleague.

PERRI CHEQUER

Receptionist

PERRI CHEQUER

My passion for people, meeting new people and seeing old faces always brings me the greatest of happiness.

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