John Thomson Bbus SIA ACI CA M(Tax) FTI SSA
With over 20 years’ experience in taxation, business services and insolvency, John is renowned for his depth of knowledge and expertise in his field.
After becoming a Partner in the Business Services division of a national accounting firm in 2003, John took on the task of developing and managing the firm’s regional practice which he grew from 5 staff to 30 staff in less than 10 years. He has carried this drive for growth, backed by sound taxation and advisory experience into the founding of JBC Corporate. John is a specialist adviser in turnaround, commercial advice as well as corporate and personal insolvency and is known for his ability to formulate the best possible solution for individuals and companies in financial difficulties. He takes pride in his work and his ambition and dedication is reflected in his exceptionally successful track record.
“I’m passionate about seeing my clients do well and I strive to exceed their expectations.”
Christian Ainsworth Bcom BEcon CA FTI
Chris’ substantial experience in the Business Services divisions of major national accounting firms exposed him to a diverse array of clients with complex tax and accounting problems and assisted in the development of the skillset required to work out tailored and innovative solutions. During this time, Chris has developed a highly practical philosophy on business services:
“During my time at the larger firms, I concentrated on understanding the compliance issues of accounting. I believe this is an important part of being an accountant, as one must first understand the fundamentals in order to advise on accounting and business-related matters. However, as we live in an era of constantly changing taxation and compliance law, the days of just being a compliance accountant are gone. Accountants must not only look after the compliance requirements of clients, but they must be able to advise on issues of taxation and business on a pro-active basis.”
Chris provides expert advice in numerous areas of taxation. He can provide insightful guidance on business taxation, business and investment structuring, capital gains tax, international tax, transfer pricing, prudential tax audits and requests for rulings. Chris has had extensive taxation experience advising on domestic and international tax issues to a wide range of clients including agriculture, manufacturing, retail, financial services, mining and construction clients for SMEs, listed corporations and foreign corporations.
Jodie Mainwaring B.Bus
Jodie Mainwaring is a qualified accountant, with over 16 years of experience in the industry. With a Bachelor of Business degree under her belt, Jodie has worked predominantly in tax accounting, assisting her clients to achieve the best tax solutions and outcomes.
Jodie’s welcoming and caring attitude sees her spending quality time to not only produce quality results but also getting to know her clients, hearing their stories and sharing in their business journey.
Besides loving her workplace, which she describes as a “small, intimate, happy little family,” Jodie also enjoys travelling to new places and revisiting favourite old haunts.
As an accountant, Maxine Scales enjoys an organised approach to the variety of work she does at GPS Business Solutions.
Maxine has been part of the GPS team for eight years now, and loves coming through the doors to a nice office, working with great colleagues and a family-friendly approach.
Outside of work, Maxine keeps busy by spending quality time with her family and friends and taking scenic lunch cruises on her motorbike.
As the ‘newest’ member of GPS Business Solutions, Administrator Julie Crichton took to the friendly, welcoming and professional environment at the office easily.
After a number of years as an administration manager in local government, small business industries and other accounting firms, Julie brings valuable experience in coordinating systems, processes and procedures in an office.
Like her colleagues, Julie thrives on being able to meet and assist GPS clients personally. She also enjoys helping her team members and completing tasks successfully.
Outside of work, Julie values time spent with family and friends, and keeping fit and happy with running, walking and yoga.