All good business stories start with strong foundations, and a reputation that’s built on exceptional service, skilled team members, and a determination to exceed client expectations. That’s the Moore Lewis & Partners story.
Moore Lewis & Partners was founded in 1986 by locally renowned and current Moore Lewis consultant Frank Moore who built a strong business focused on tax and business services for clients across the Toowoomba Region, Lockyer Valley, Darling Downs, Western Downs and South West Queensland.
Over the ensuing years the firm expanded to support clients in the areas of Taxation Services, SME Business Planning, Farming and Primary Production Accounting Services.
Changes to the firm in the early 2000’s saw new ownership under the current Directors:
Katrina Purcell – B.Bus FCPA JP (Qual)
Ian Lewis – B.Bus FCPA JP(Qual)
Andrew Catlow – B.Com FCPA
Pam Badke – B.Com CPA
The leadership team together with their highly skilled accounting staff bring together over 140+ years of combined accounting service to the community, together with a diversity of accounting experience, and an ever-growing team of highly skilled and professional support staff.
Moore Lewis & Partners - Quality Client Partnerships, Real Outcomes, and Excellence in Accounting Services.
Being a Moore Lewis and Partners client
Moore Lewis & Partners is focused on understanding your objectives, delivering outcomes that surpass your expectations, and leave you knowing you’re in safe hands. The Moore Lewis team are empathetic to your financial challenges, supportive of your unique requirements, and thrilled to be part of your financial successes. We are committed to these principles and it’s at the heart of what we do every day!
Moore Lewis & Partners recognises the financial pressures and challenges of running a business, raising a family or living on a fixed income. That’s why the Directors at Moore Lewis & Partners are committed to providing you with flexible and transparent professional fee arrangements to meet your circumstances, so you can access affordable, quality and professional accounting services.
Moore Lewis & Partners operates a fair and value-based pricing model where cost estimates or fixed prices (relative to the particular service) are available up front. Full transparency and no unwelcome surprises – it’s the Moore Lewis & Partners way.
You are encouraged to discuss any matters relating to professional fees with your appointed Moore Lewis & Partners consultant.
Our Professional Team
B.Bus FCPA JP(Qual)
Ian joined the firm in 1992. He completed a Bachelor of Business Degree in 1993 and achieved his CPA Status in 1995. He became a Director of the firm in 1999.
Ian consults to our individual clients and to our small to medium enterprise clients across all industries, providing assistance with management consulting, tax matters, structuring advice and succession and retirement planning.
Andrew Catlow graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Commerce in 1997 and has been a qualified CPA since 2000. Andrew joined Moore Lewis and Partners in 1996 and was admitted as a Director in 2002.
Apart from providing traditional accounting and taxation services, including individual returns, Andrew offers specialised advice to rural clients.
Outside of work, Andrew enjoys playing golf, getting outdoors and spending quality time with his wife and kids on his farm.
B.Bus FCPA JP (Qual)
Katrina Purcell joined the firm in 1994. Katrina completed her Bachelor of Business in 1994 and achieved CPA Status in 1997. She became a Director of the firm in 2002.
Katrina provides taxation, business management and accounting advice to individuals and small to medium business enterprises, within a broad range of industries, including rural, construction and medical.
Katrina loves being able to work closely with clients to help them achieve their objectives and establishing and maintaining long term client relationships.
Outside of work, Katrina is kept busy with her three daughters, is an avid hockey player and enjoys travel and camping.
Pam Badke joined the firm in 2002 and soon after completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting in 2003. Pam has been a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant since 2006. Pam became an associate of the firm in July 2014, then became a Director on July 1, 2019.
Pam provides taxation and accounting advice to individuals and business clients, and financial account and income tax preparation for self managed superannuation funds.
Pam loves working with numbers (especially when it reconciles)! She also loves interacting with her clients – especially when she sees them year after year.
Frank founded the firm in 1986 as a sole practitioner, after completing his Bachelor of Business in 1984. He achieved CPA status in 1990.
Frank’s extensive experience and knowledge enables him to provide sound business advice to enterprises of all sizes and across a wide range of industries. His main area of work is mainly in taxation and business services.
Wendy joined Moore Lewis and Partners in 2008 and has had over 28 years experience in the accounting profession. Wendy has also had several years experience within private enterprise which has given her further knowledge of both sides of the industry and what is required.
Wendy provides financial accounting and taxation services to a broad range of clients.
B.COM ASA Accountant
Hannah joined us in 2016 after successfully completing her Bachelor of Commerce at USQ. Hannah is currently completing the CPA Program. Hannah supports the Directors in providing financial accounting and taxation services to our clients.
B.COM ASA ACCOUNTANT
Corey joined Moore Lewis & Partners in March 2020 after completing a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, majoring in accounting and finance at the end of 2019.
Commencing his CPA in August 2020, Corey provides taxation services to individuals and small to medium business enterprises, including financial accounts, tax returns and BAS’s across a broad range of industries.
Lachlan joined the firm in March 2020 after completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the end of 2019.
Starting his CPA early 2021, Lachlan provides taxation services to individuals and small to medium business enterprises, including financial accounts, tax returns and BAS’s across a broad range of industries.
Abbie joined the Moore Lewis & Partners team in April 2019 as a Receptionist, and then moved to a Trainee Accountant in February 2020.
Abbie provides taxation services to individuals and small to medium business enterprises, including financial accounts, tax returns and BAS’s across a broad range of industries.
Our Administration Team
Vicki joined Moore Lewis and Partners in 2009. As Office Manager, Vicki’s role is to ensure that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes.
Vicki also manages the Corporate Secretarial Division of Moore Lewis and Partners, which includes the establishment of companies, and the ongoing maintenance of these entities.
Ashleigh is our Administration Officer, providing excellent support to the office in assisting the accountants in maintaining service to our clients and performing a varied scope of administrative duties.
Gaby joined the firm in February 2020 as our Receptionist. As the first point of contact, you have likely spoken to Gaby over the phone or had a chat at our front desk.
Gaby provides essential support to the accounting and administration staff.