Who We Are

Tarrants’ guiding principles have always included growth through people.

At Tarrants’ we believe in our people as our greatest asset. We have always kept the preparation and delivery of our services in Australia, employing local individuals from different backgrounds and experience. From 1988, Tarrants’ has employed 100’s of people to deliver services for clients.

Our principles allow us to deliver a committed service to our clients that will see those clients comply with their legal obligations. Our principles encourage our people to act as ethical professionals and as role models both within and outside of their work commitments with Tarrants.

Grow through people Keep it simple Plan ahead
Keep it on time Ask more questions Share knowledge
Help clients comply with the law
Grow through people Keep it simple
Plan ahead Keep it on time
Ask more questions Share knowledge
Help clients comply with the law
Grow through people
Keep it simple
Plan ahead
Keep it on time
Ask more questions
Share knowledge
Help clients comply with the law

Our History

Tarrants Accountants was started by Ross Tarrant in 1988 as a sole practitioner in Corrimal and Balgownie, NSW. His family members joined him in the business over the years. Together they grew the business providing tax and accounting services to many of the Illawarra’s small businesses and to individuals working in a myriad of industries and occupations. Over the next 30 years, 3 generations of Tarrants worked in the business accumulating over 100 years of service to the business. The business outgrew its Balgownie premises and moved to its current office in the heart of Wollongong’s CBD during 2000.

Today, the Tarrants business still benefits from the involvement of the Tarrant family, including Ross Tarrant (Consultant), Lara Tarrant (Business Advisor) and Steven Tarrant (Business liaison, entertainment and hospitality).

Just like any business, Tarrants has had its ups and downs during the years, including having clients hurt by the fund manager fraud at Trio Capital. Despite this, Tarrants continues to provide tax, business, SMSF and accounting services to its ever expanding client base.

Tarrants is proud to be an employer of individuals of all ages and providing employment opportunities in the Illawarra for individuals with a diverse range of technical and other skills.

Tarrants, big enough to trust, small enough to care.

Our Team

Lara Tarrant

Lara Tarrant

Tax & Business Advisory Services

Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning), Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. Lara is currently completing her Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) course.

Lara works in both the financial advisory and taxation divisions. Lara also enjoys working with Stefanie to provide technical advisory services to clients.

Mitra Bakhshizadeh

Mitra Bakhshizadeh

Business and Tax Services

MPA (UOW), BAcc (Iran), CPA (currently studying)
Mitra is originally from Iran but now lives in Australia with her husband and two children. Mitra has a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Wollongong. Mitra is also a CPA Associate and is studying a CPA program to become a qualified CPA member. When Mitra has spare time, she loves doing crafts and loves dancing.
Liam McGowan

Liam McGowan

Business and Tax Services

Cert IV Accounting, BComm (currently studying)

Currently at University of Wollongong, studying for a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting. Liam has completed a certificate IV Accounting course through TAFE. Liam is a big fan of rugby league, my favourite team being the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Jayden Marusic

Jayden Marusic

Business and Tax Services

Bachelor of Statistics
Jayden graduated from UOW with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree and double major in Applied Statistics and Mathematics. Currently working as a casual at MST Tax from August 2018 and Big W Warrawong from September 2011. Jayden plays soccer for Albion Park Soccer Club in the all aged men comp and also enjoys playing golf.
Stefanie Seco

Stefanie Seco

Director

LLB (with Honors), BComm, CPA, Chartered Tax Advisor, Fellow, NTAA, GAICD.
Registered Tax Agent

Stefanie leads the team. Her focus is on providing financial and business advice to all Tarrants Accountant clients.