Pambula: 02 6495 6229
Our Team are our strength, with over 41 years’ experience in the Accounting and Finance Industry. We are dedicated to the success of our clients and their business’s. We have helped our clients save on tax and maximise the business growth. From start up’s to established business’s we are there to help every step of the way!

As Bronze Xero Partners, We LOVE Xero accounting software. It gives our client real time view of their accounts and cash flow. It’s easy to use, but powerful enough to fulfil your accounting needs. It also means that when you need help with your accounts, we are seeing what you are seeing, so no need for backups, upgrades or installations. We are also experienced with MYOB, QuickBooks and more.

TannerSALT Accountants currently has clients ranging from sole traders right through to ASX listed companies including overseas companies, so no matter what you do and who you are, we are here to help.



Colin has over 20 years experience in public practice specialising in taxation for small to medium enterprises. Colin is a Certified Practising Accountant, as well as an Auditor of Self Managed Superannuation Funds. Colin is dedicated to assisting his clients in all of their business accounting and taxation requirements, so as to achieve the most advantageous result for his clients. He has a particular interest in Self Managed Superannuation Funds and has undertaken further study in this area.

Colin firmly believes that it is the relationship between the client and accountant that is crucial to the ongoing success of a business and he looks forward to your contact as the initial step in developing such a partnership.

Outside of work, Colin’s interests are golf and bowls.


John is city born and country raised so considers he has the best of both worlds in his pedigree.   He has shorn sheep but was a much better shearing-shed hand, has driven trucks, picked grapes and tomatoes, worked in a bank, post office and for a farm machinery manufacturer before deciding to go back to night school to study and qualify in Accounting.   All this means that he has a good understanding of the practical issues both for employees and employers.
He was fortunate to be employed by a brilliant accountant in public practice at Swan Hill and in this environment gained very high marks in company accounting, law and practice and highest marks in Australia in income tax law and practice.

John then spent 10 years in his own practice on the western fringe of Melbourne, chaired the Western Suburbs Public Accountants Group for 3 years before deciding to relocate to the Far South Coast of New South Wales to commence a new practice.

He considers his main strengths to be an ability to keep things simple although this is becoming increasingly difficult in a progressively more complex business environment, and an ability to communicate with clients.

A Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, John specialises in tax.

Outside the professional field John has played and then umpired Australian Rules football and now mainly focuses on his orchid collection, the activities of the Sapphire Coast Orchid Club and his role as an Orchid Judge.

John is also a Rotarian and is a Past President of the Rotary Clubs of Merimbula and Pambula.


Joy is our dynamic client services manager who provides a high level of administrative and secretarial support to our professional team, and generally acts as a quality assurance mechanism before our work leaves the office.

Reflecting our strong service ethic, Joy is committed to ensuring that we get it right first time, every time.


Ellesa performs the role of assistant accountant. She prepares financial statements, personal and business income tax returns, GST, activity statements and is experienced in MYOB, Quickbooks, Quicken and cloud based accounting software. Ellesa has excellent attention to detail and has come from a management role bringing with her a wealth of knowledge. Having worked in the audit division of the ATO, she is aware of what is required to be compliant.


Belinda is a real team player and is always focused on what is best for our clients. Belinda has been with Tanner Salt & Associates since 2002. Belinda’s duties include the preparation and processing of Business Activity Statements, Instalment Activity Statements, Pay As You Go Withholding calculations, tax returns and financial statements.

Belinda is our resident QuickBooks Accounting software specialist who can capably recommend and install software particular to a client’s business, train the client to use the software and, finally, assist in the ongoing maintenance of the software.


Tanya is currently studying her Bachelor Of Accounting and has several years experience in public practice. She specialises in tax and compliance issues for individuals, small, medium & large businesses. Tanya works with companies in a wide range of industries, including professional services, building, retail operations and commercial investors.

Tanya prepares financial statements, individual and business income tax returns, BAS and IAS preparation, employer compliance, including PAYGW and compulsory super contributions and long service leave compliance.


Jenny prepares financial statements, personal and business income tax returns, GST and activity statements and is experienced with Quickbooks, Quicken, MYOB and cloud based accounting software. Jenny has worked in an accounting and finance role since 1973. © 2015
Tanner Salt & Associates, Certified Practising Accountants, Australia