Our Team

Partnering in Your Financial Success

Bryan Cole leads a team of friendly, qualified staff specialising in accounting, taxation, 

SMSF and business services. We’re here to help you and your business wealth grow.

Bryan Cole

CPA, Principal

  • Business Structuring advice
  • SME Accounting and Taxation advice
  • SMSF advice
  • Deceased Estate taxation

Bringing over 30 years experience in Public Practice, Bryan works with his clients to effectively manage their Accounting and Financial requirements. Bryan achieved his Bachelor of Business in Accounting at Chisholm Institute of Technology. He has also been a Certified Practising Accountant since 1988.

Bryan founded and successfully established Bryan Cole & Associates in 1996. He prides himself on building strong relationships with all his clients to ensure the best possible outcome for all their requirements. Out of the office you might find him on the golf course, riding his bike and spending time with family and friends.

Sheryl Feldman

FCA, Senior Accountant

  • Small business, Accounting and taxation advice
  • SMSF accounting and taxation
  • Individual taxation and advice
  • Fringe Benefits taxation
  • Cashflow and business forecasting

Sheryl qualified in 2005 as a Chartered Accountant in the UK whilst working for a mid-sized London-based accounting practice. In 2010 she relocated with her young family to Melbourne in search of a better work life balance and better weather (one out of two isn’t bad!)

She has a broad knowledge of accounting issues, and a specific interest in accounting for Self Managed Super Funds, where her high attention to detail comes into its own. Away from the office, Sheryl spends most of her time in the car driving her 3 young children around but also enjoys supporting local restaurants and watching musical theatre.

Michelle Donlon

Office Manager

  • Office Administration
  • Client communications
  • Taxation office liaison
  • IT implementations and procedures
  • Bookkeeping and Payroll
  • ASIC communication and management
  • Personal Income Tax

Michelle is our Office Manager, with qualifications and experience in Accounting and Business Administration. Michelle assists our clients with various administrative tasks, as well as supporting the Bryan Cole & Associates Team.   

Michelle has helped develop and implement new IT and administrative systems along with ensuring our office runs smoothly and efficiently. Out of the office Michelle enjoys shopping, art and design, cooking and spending time with family, her dog Will and friends.

Sashini Gunasekara

Accountant

  • Individual tax preparation
  • Preparation of Business Activity Statements
  • Annual financial reporting
  • Deceased estate taxation
  • Bookkeeping and payroll
  • Accounting software conversions

Sashini commenced working at Bryan Cole & Associates in July 2017.  Prior to commencing with us, she worked for three years in various bookkeeping roles.

She brings with her a Bachelor in Business Administration from The University of Sri Jayawardenepura and a Masters in Professional Accounting and Business Administration from Deakin University. In addition, Sashini is currently undertaking her CPA qualifications, in order to bring additional financial advice to our clients. 

When not working Sashini enjoys watching movies, listening to music and spending time with family.