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Leanne Smith

Formal Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business UTS
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Certified Internal Auditor

Leanne has over 25 years audit and accounting experience including external and internal auditing duties with a large array of clients such as local governments, credit unions and companies limited by guarantee. Leanne’s career began with the audit division of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 1990, where she worked throughout her studies.

During this time she was involved in the audit of a large variety of companies, including manufacturing firms, importers, hotels, and property companies. In 1996, Leanne left the profession and spent several years working in senior accounting positions for commercial organisations.

In 2001, Leanne relocated to Bathurst, taking up the position of Audit Manager with Morse Group and became a Partner in 2006. As a Partner, Leanne’s client portfolio is predominantly made up of Local Government Institutions, Credit Unions, Companies Limited by Guarantee and Not for Profit Associations.

Client Service Approach

Leanne’s experience as a company accountant, who was subject to external audit, means she understands the pressures placed on client staff during the audit process. She actively works with clients and their staff to ensure this process runs as smoothly as possible, whilst still ensuring the external audit function is conducted independently and critically. Leanne delivers on her commitment to the provision of highest quality service by demanding quality work of herself and her team and by building strong working relationships founded on trust and performance.

Experience

  • Preparation of consolidated financial statements
  • Conduct system reviews and internal control assessments, including detailed recommendations for improvement
  • Extensive experience providing audit and accounting services to local government, financial institutions and a range of other industries.

Jodie Thomas

Formal Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Registered Company Auditor

Jodie has over 24 years experience in providing audit and assurance services to a diverse range of clients including Credit Union’s, Mutual Banks, Registered Clubs, Aged Care Facilities, Retirement Villages, Co-operatives, Not-for-Profits and Proprietary Companies.

In 2000 Jodie began her career NorthCorp Accountants located on the Mid North Coast of NSW. She studied part time and obtained her Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Southern Cross University in 2006, joined the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand in 2010 and became a Registered Company Auditor in 2014.

In 2023 Jodie worked collaboratively with intentus to assist in maintaining adherence with independence requirements and joined the Intentus team on a permanent basis in 2024.

Jodie grew up in the Port Macquarie region where she currently lives with her husband and two young children. She an active member of her local community, a life member of her local hockey club and volunteers for a local charity that supports disadvantaged and marginalised individuals on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

Commitment to Quality

Jodie is passionate about providing a quality audit service to her clients ensuring compliance with accounting, audit and professional standards. Jodie is committed to creating a supportive and collaborative working environment, where everyone is encouraged to share ideas and learn from one another. By fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement, Jodie ensures that her team is equipped with the tools and knowledge they require to provide exceptional service to her clients.

Experience

  • External Audit and Assurance Services
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Management & Internal Controls
  • Financial Statements, Analysis & Reporting
  • Legislative and Policy Compliance
  • Quality Management

Our Team

We have a highly experienced audit team; each member possesses the necessary technical and practical skills required to provide you with an audit of the highest quality. We assemble key personnel for each audit depending on their competencies, specialisation, knowledge and experience with the industry.

Consistency of service

At intentus we appreciate the quality of our staff and work hard to keep our team onboard. With our low turnover of staff we can provide a consistency of team members dedicated to your organisation. Basically, the same intentus staff will be looking after you every year, they will be ontop of your accounts and be better positioned to provide timely advice when needed. This consistency of service will save you time and money every year.