Staff News for the year ended 30 June 2022

Jun 15, 2022



  • Simon Graetz - Director
  • Simon Bibbo - Director
  • Mel Zerner - Consultant
  • James West - Tax Manager       
  • Lauren Jackson - Audit Manager           
  • Steven Jackway - Accountant/SMSF Specialist
  • Simon Grgic - Accountant/Auditor
  • Jeremy Campbell - Accountant
  • Daniella Marrone - Practice Manager/Bookkeeper
  • Amy Sun - Receptionist/Graduate Accountant


As many may be aware, Bill Dartnall will be retiring at the end of the 2022 Financial Year after nearly 35 years. Bill began his time at Messenger Zerner as an Accountant in July 1987. Having previously worked in both practice and commerce, the opportunity to join a ‘boutique’ firm was appealing, as he felt he could make a greater impact on his clients professional and personal lives. This is evident in the many relationships Bill has managed to build over almost 35 years. Bill became partner in 1989 and continued in this role until 2016.

When asked to reflect upon his time at Messenger Zerner and what had given him the most satisfaction, Bill said that operating in Public Practice had given him an amazing opportunity to be genuinely involved in his clients’ professional life cycle. From the beginning, Bill always had a unique ability to combine professionalism with genuine care when dealing with his clients, an attitude that is the essence of the Messenger Zerner service provision.

Further, Bill commented that working at Messenger Zerner had provided him with an opportunity to work in a variety of disciplines such as Taxation, External Audit and Superannuation, and it also enabled him to work very closely and directly with many of his clients.

Bill, you have been an exceptional Accountant, Partner, Consultant, and Mentor. On behalf of all the staff and your clients, we congratulate you on your achievements and thank you for the many years of service and friendship. We will all miss you !


Chris Bartlett is leaving Messenger Zerner at the end of the financial year after almost 8 years, having commenced as a graduate accountant. Chris moves to the commerce field to further his career and we sincerely wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.

In August 2021 we welcomed Daniella Marrone to the firm as Practice Manager and Bookkeeper. Dani brings with her a wealth of knowledge and possesses a friendly and professional attitude, having worked previously in similar roles at other Accounting firms. Dani is our resident expert in all things Xero and MYOB !

In November 2021 we also welcomed Amy Sun to the firm as Receptionist, having recently completed her university studies in Accountancy. Amy will kickstart her professional career this upcoming financial year, where she will be introduced to the Taxation, Business Services and External Audit functions within the practice.

We take this opportunity to thank each one of our hard-working staff for their efforts, particularly during such a challenging period for all, and we are extremely excited for the challenges and opportunities ahead for us all.

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