The Team

Our team of focused, friendly accountants at ZJL Partners offer a wide range of expertise and experience in business, taxation and superannuation.

Bernie Trounce CPA
Principal Accountant

Having worked in private industry and running his own personal business prior to joining ZJL Partners, Bernie brought over 30 years of accounting experience to ZJL Partners. He is well versed in various small business software packages, including installation, training and back up support. Bernie has a rounded knowledge of income tax, goods & services tax and corporate reporting. Bernie is also our in house SMSF Auditor.

Peter Zeccola CPA
Founding Partner

After arriving to Australia as an immigrant at aged 11 Peter later went on to complete his studies at both the Swinburne and Caulfield Institutes. In 1973 Peter founded ZJL Partners and subsequently has extensive experience in advising SME clients. Peter is known for his understanding and patient personality amongst both the team and the clients. Peter’s weekends are far from quiet as he spends them with his wife, 3 children and 6 grand-children.

Michael Carter CPA
Principal Accountant

Michael Carter

Michael joined ZJL Partners in 2004 and is our latest Partner. Having graduated as the top student with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) & Bachelor of Computing at Monash University he is highly passionate about taxation and accounting.

Michael has considerable experience and expertise in all facets of business strategy, tax planning, superannuation and financial management.

Michael was named one of the top graduates in the Australian CPA program and ranked within the top 10 candidates in Taxation and Financial Planning/Superannuation.

Shaun O'Reilly
Senior Accountant

Shaun is our most recent member of the ZJL team, he’s joined us from a City based Accountancy practice. Shaun is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a wealth of experience across a range of industries, big and small. Prior to joining ZJL Partners, he’d worked in the UK and also Asia. Shaun also has a passion for whisky!


Christina D’Sa

Christina joined ZJL Partners in 2010 as an accountant; she loves the diversity in her role. When she isn’t at ZJL Partners Christina doubles as a fragrance consultant.

Chester Cheng

Chester is a junior accountant and has a strong focus on self managed super fund accounting, business service and taxation. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Monash University. What Chester enjoys the most about his role is the opportunity to help clients about the compliance aspects of super while assisting them to manage their self managed super fund and reach their retirement goals. Chester speaks fluent mandarin, loves playing soccer and is a dedicated Real Madrid fan.

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