About us

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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.

OUR VALUES

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!

COSTS

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 ​

Directors

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Ian Lewis

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.

He enjoys working with clients and building an ongoing relationship with them.

FUN FACT

Outside of work, you can find Ian playing golf and indoor cricket. A quirky fact about Ian, is that he doesn’t drink any hot drinks.

Andrew Catlow

B.Com FCPA

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.

FUN FACT

Outside of work, Andrew enjoys playing golf, getting outdoors and spending quality time with his wife and kids on his farm.

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Katrina

Katrina Purcell

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.

FUN FACT

Outside of work, Katrina is kept busy with her three daughters, is an avid hockey player and enjoys travel and camping.

Pam Badke

B.Com FCPA

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.

FUN FACT

In her spare time, Pam loves spending time with her family, listening to music, travelling and going on walks with her two golden retrievers Rebel and Rocky.

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Accountants

Accountants

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Wendy Weir

Accountant

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.

FUN FACT

Outside of work, Wendy enjoys travelling and camping. Her friends and family do like to tell her that she speaks her own language - 'Wendy World'

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Hannah Griffits

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.

FUN FACT

Hannah loves her day job, but when she is not working you can find her camping with family.

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Corey Russell

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.

FUN FACT

Corey spends his time outside of work with friends playing golf and enjoying a beer or two.

Lachlan

Lachlan Bull

B.COM Accountant

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.

FUN FACT

Outside of work, Lachlan is a soccer player and enthusiast. When he isn’t on the field, he is playing unique board games with his friends.

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Abbie Payne

Trainee Accountant

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.

FUN FACT

Abbie’s hobbies include outdoor activities, socialising with friends, cooking and going to rodeos.

Our Administration Team

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Vicki Strong

Office Manager

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.

FUN FACT

When she is not in the office, you can find Vicki is taking a road trip or busy planning her next adventure. She also loves watching a good AFL game or tennis match and can’t go past the odd cat video on YouTube.

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Gaby Jensen

ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

Gaby joined the Moore Lewis and Partners team in February 2020 as our Receptionist and has since moved to an Administration Officer in March 2021.

Gaby provides essential support to the accounting and administration staff.

FUN FACT

You can find Gaby spending quality time with her friends and scrolling endlessly on TikTok.

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Mackenzie Earle

Receptionist

Mackenzie joined the firm in March 2021 as our Receptionist. As the first point of contact, you have likely spoken to Mackenzie over the phone or had a chat at our front desk.

She enjoys meeting new people and learning all about the Accounting world.

FUN FACT

When Mackenzie is not busy behind the front desk of our office, you can find her at the beach or socialising with friends. Mackenzie also has a passion for cars, particular her own MkV Golf GTi.