Our People

Phil Dewing CA

Director

Phil is our founder and inspiration. His vision for what an accounting practice should be – professional and accessible – infuses what we do today. Phil is a Chartered Accountant with a unique style of genius for solving the most perplexing business issues. He is also one of South Australia’s leading family business advisers. Phil enjoys 4 wheel driving, camping, exploring, fishing, and loves getting involved in the community, his church, and associated community programs.

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T: (08) 8291 7915 E:

Kathy Allen CA

Director

Kathy started with Dewings just a few years after we commenced. She was a rising star who was the inaugural winner of the Chartered Accountants President Award for outstanding results, and has gone from strength to strength since that time. Kathy has worked with an incredibly diverse range of businesses, both small and large, and has an encyclopaedic mind for tax. She also has a proven ability to apply it creatively and personably. Her love for tax and business is only exceeded by her love for milk chocolate. She’s the mother of two boys and loves swimming and spending time with her family.

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T: (08) 8291 7905 E:

John Manning

Managing Director

John has been with Dewings since 1990 in a variety of roles. Starting out as a junior accountant, he became a manager and team leader before shifting into IT and software consulting. He ended up as our business manager before becoming managing director in 2011. John is responsible for our practice development and strategic direction, as well as client relations. John also has a Masters of Divinity and loves to travel – especially in South-East Asia. He enjoys movies, reading, music and philosophy.

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T: (08) 8291 7918 E:

Claire Barber CPA

Senior Accountant

Claire started with Dewings as a junior accountant and has now been with us for over a decade. She’s a CPA with a great head for systems, which is why she’s also our Xero specialist. In her spare time Claire enjoys going for walks, scrapbooking and reading.

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T: (08) 8291 7930 E:

Heidi Tran CA

Accountant

Heidi has the sharp mind and enthusiasm for her work that we love, and is one of our most recently qualified Chartered Accountants. Heidi loves travelling, food and culinary cultures, dining with friends and watching movies and sitcoms.

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T: (08) 8291 7924 E:

Kim Buscumb

Admin Team Leader / Accounts Manager

Kim was the very first employee of Dewings when Phil first started! She oversees our secretarial and administration team and her many years at Dewings means she knows almost all there is to know about how we get things done. And of course her role as our accounts manager means that we are able to continue to do what we do. Kim has a young daughter and enjoys cooking, gardening and collecting old books.

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T: (08) 8291 7916 E:

Lauren Degnan

Team Secretary/Reception

Lauren wears a number of hats at Dewings, all of them with aplomb. She's one of our team secretaries, and keeps our internal books, which helps us to review and manage our performance. She also looks after many of the practice related things that help us to function. Lauren has two young children and loves water sports, spending time at the river and scrapbooking.

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T: (08) 8291 7925 E:

Michael Denholm CA

Senior Accountant

‘Michael D’, as he’s known to us, is a team leader and one of our senior client managers. Michael’s a Chartered Accountant with a passion for problem solving and finding ways to get the most out of systems and processes. And he actually loves helping people to creatively minimise their tax liability! He’s also our not-for-profit expert. Michael has a range of talents and interests, including singing and musical theatre and photography. You can have a look at some of his photos at mdimages.me. He is also the father of two children and enjoys 4 wheel driving and spending time with family and friends.

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T: (08) 8291 7927 E:

Michael Loffler CPA

Senior Accountant

Our other Michael – ‘Michael L’ – has been a part of the Dewings team since the late 90’s. He’s a CPA with a fastidious attention to detail focussed intently on delivering results that are of the highest quality – which fits well with the Dewings identity. He’s also our go to guy for legal matters, particularly expert witness reports. Michael loves to patronise a good bakery and is passionate about motoring history and South Australian heritage.

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T: (08) 8291 7934 E:

Michelle Wee CA

Accountant

Another one of our stellar younger accountants, Michelle is bright and energetic, and a recently qualified Chartered Accountant. Michelle loves to read and bake, and also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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T: (08) 8291 7917 E:

Rebe Stephenson

Team Secretary / Reception

Rebe is one of our team secretaries which means she helps to make sure our teams are able to function and get things done on time. Rebe is a music fan who also enjoys tennis, going for walks and spending time with friends.

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T: (08) 8291 7901 E:

Johanna McGovern

Receptionist

The face of Dewings, Johanna is mission critical. She helps us make sure that our first impression is a good one. Jo's a natural people person, which is vital for her role, and from an administrative point of view she's great at just getting things done. She has a background in the fashion industry and enjoys baking, and more recently, scuba diving.

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T: (08) 8291 7900 E: