Our firm was created from a family owned business. We understand how families in business work, think and act.
We know from personal experience how challenging it can be to build a business, and we understand first hand the stresses faced by families who own businesses. The lessons we have learned mean that we can really relate to our clients, and have the practical experience to help them grow their business.
Our first five clients are still with us today, which we believe speaks volumes about the strong relationships we develop with our clients. We are proud of our history and the positive affiliations we have with our clients and staff, and look forward to helping many more businesses and their family owners go from strength to strength in the future.
Westcourt was founded by Ross Forrester in 1998, with Craig Seddon coming on board in 2001. From the early days in a single sub-leased cubicle with no door and a business card taped to the wall, we have grown to become a thriving advice business in bustling Northbridge with 15 successful and experienced team members.
Our vision is for family owned businesses to be the primary driver of profits, innovation and employment in Australia.
And we want to be the catalyst for that change. We will do that by cutting red tape, providing certainty, increasing wealth and by helping a family transfer their legacy at a time and way that is best fit for the family.
Our people are our greatest asset. We carefully select all our staff to offer our clients an outstanding team with a range of expertise and targeted solutions for their situation.
Ross founded the practice and still loves coming to work each morning.
Ross set up the business at the age of 25 and his drive and enthusiasm for his clients and staff has built the company into what it is today.
He is particularly skilled at identifying tax opportunities, family business (he is heavily involved in his parents family business), due diligence on business purchases and non-executive directorships.
Ross has held the following board roles
The British Sausage Company – 2018 to present
Gilmac Pty Ltd (one of Australia’s premier hay exporters) 2011 to 2018
RTR FM – 2006
The Cancer Support Association of WA – 2008 to 2015
Ross is a passionate Wildcats, Eagles and Scorchers fan and loves golf. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son.
Craig Seddon joined Westcourt as a graduate and has helped to grow the business from a small group of 3 staff to a motivated team of 15. Craig believes that accountancy is not about “a set of numbers”, it is about “helping someone to get the most out of their life”.
An avid hockey enthusiast, Craig also tries to help others get the most out of life by coaching and mentoring young hockey players.
She enjoys dealing directly with clients and imparting specialty advice on taxation.
Mel joined Westcourt in 2007 with a Bachelor degree and is now a Chartered Accountant.
Mel is very motivated, as demonstrated by her high-level participation in hockey and floorball. Mel also enjoys road cycling to maintain fitness and focus.
David is an avid numbers enthusiast.
David has a love for helping families in business. His only loyalty is to his clients and attaining the best possible outcome across all areas of their lives. He provides independent, unbiased and pragmatic advice to empower you with information to help you make great decisions.
He has a strong focus on identifying tax opportunities, business strategy, wealth design and developing inter-generational relationships.
David believes great advice comes from an intimate understanding of your environment, intelligent thought, pragmatic solutions and doing the unnecessary.
He is continuously helping the community through providing low cost access to advice through the Westcourt Workshops initiative and is involved in coaching the Wembley Amateur Football Club Colts Team.
David enjoys sharing war stories with Family and Friends over a glass of wine and is a regular attendee at the Perth Wildcats and Lynx.
Storm joined Westcourt Family Business Accountants in December 2018. She has six years of experience in mid-tier and boutique public practice firms in Perth.
Storm enjoys bringing a personable approach to accounting: it’s all about the story behind the numbers and how best to convey that story to the relevant stakeholders.
She is passionate about being actively involved in clients’ affairs which enables a forward focus and opportunities to be seized in a time sensitive matter.
Storm revels in continuous learning to stay ahead of the curve: essential in a tax and technology heavy environment. She also enjoys pushing for change and utilising the best of technology to gain insights faster; to streamline and simplify processes.
Storm is actively involved in the community through volunteering. In her down time, she can be found enjoying a good book or out on a walk with her rescue dog, Candy.
As a Graduate Accountant, Antonia prepares tax returns and financial statements for small and medium-sized enterprises with the support of our senior staff.
Antonia is a state and international level basketball player for WA and New Zealand, currently playing for the Perth Lynx.
Adam is a people person and loves to help any way he can.
Adam joined Westcourt in February 2015, from Curtin University as a Graduate. Adam brings with him 6 years management experience within the hospitality industry. Adam currently assists the senior staff with tax planning and finance projects as well as providing Xero training to our client base. In his spare time Adam enjoys watching and playing Rugby Union.
June runs the business of Westcourt.
June is dedicated to making our internal processes better, getting the best results out of our team and challenging the way we think about the business and what we do. June also oversees our external accountant who does our BAS and tax returns (yes we use another accountant to make us disciplined), and she controls our HR issues within the firm.
A high achiever by nature, June played competition netball for Australia at just 17 and continues to be involved in the sport. She is an accredited coach and has won 10 Gold and 2 Silver medals representing Southern Districts in the Masters competition.
Receptionist / Administration Support
Receptionist / Administration Support
You will have spoken to Cassie as the first point of contact at Westcourt as she directs you to the person most suitable to handle your enquiry. Cassie’s efficiency and previous experience within the accounting industry, coupled with her enthusiasm for dealing with clients provides a professional and friendly welcome to the Westcourt family. Her role also includes administration support to the Practice Manager.
Joe joined Westcourt in 2019 after spending 8+ year working in Public Practice in regional WA.
Joe is a CA and a CTA who enjoys assisting clients achieve their objectives and advises clients on a wide range of accounting matters such as business structures and tax planning.
In his spare time Joe likes to watch football – the round ball type – and play golf.
* Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
* Member of the Tax Institute
Camille began her employment with Westcourt Family Business Accountants in February 2018. Ever since joining the team, Camille’s skill set has flourished alongside her passion for providing her clients value.
Camille’s critical thinking abilities and creativity convey into an innovative approach in her advisory practice. She brings in an energetic, friendly and approachable environment to family tax and accounting.
Camille highly values her community and has committed several years to improving her domestic environment. This involvement includes volunteering for the United Nations Association of Australia where she promotes the importance of integrating sustainability into business practices. She is also an active member of her local Surf Life Saving Club where she acts as a surf lifesaver during the summer season.