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Hancocks Chartered Accountants is a medium sized firm based in Tamworth, Northern New South Wales. Our firm has four principals and ten team members in our Tamworth Office.

We act as accountants and advisers for a large number of partnerships, companies, family and unit trusts, self managed superannuation funds and individuals.

Our clients operate successfully in many diverse industries; these include accommodation and restaurants, building and construction, medicine and dentistry, land development and real estate, law, primary production, retailing, transport, finance and insurance.
We are committed to forming close partnerships with our clients. This way we can understand your unique situation, and customise the assistance we provide to suit your needs. Our commitment to excellence is evident in the hardworking nature of our staff, and the exceptional service we offer.

At Hancocks Chartered Accountants, we are committed to a strong staff-training program, ensuring that all staff and principals are kept up to date with the latest business and tax changes. In addition to our in-house training we encourage our staff to undertake tertiary studies. Principals and senior staff continue to participate in on-going professional development seminars and courses.

Our enthusiasm for our work means you are provided with a friendly team of professionals who are eager to use their expertise to help you succeed.


Dennis Maunder  B.Ag.Ec., F.C.A.

Dennis joined the firm in 1975, having completed his Bachelor of Agricultural Economics at the University of New England at Armidale. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1978 and was admitted as a principal of the practice in 1979. In addition, Dennis is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a self managed superannuation fund Auditor and a member of CPA Australia.

Dennis assists clients with the implementation of computer accounting systems to suit individual clients, and ensures they have the most efficient system. He also advises on tax strategies, especially involving self managed superannuation funds. Dennis also enjoys the challenge of problem solving for clients in this ever changing commercial environment.

Continuing professional development is a major priority, and Dennis oversees technical training at Hancocks. He is also active with Tamworth CA Training Group Pty Ltd, a local training organisation for accountants.

Dennis enjoys spending his leisure time with his family, cycling and playing golf.

Alison Hamilton B.Fin.Admin., C.A.

Alison originally joined Hancocks after completing her HSC and worked with the firm until she started her family. Alison continued to work part-time in the industry until 1995 when she returned to Hancocks as a Manager. Alison gained her tertiary qualifications via distance education from the University of New England. After successfully completing further study, Alison became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in September 2000. On 1st July, 2001 Alison became a partner of Hancocks Chartered Accountants.

With many years of experience in her profession, Alison can assist her clients with small and medium sized business advisory, agribusiness, SMSF and personal tax and accounting. Deadlines are a fact of life. Alison focuses on her client's needs to meet their statutory taxation deadlines as well as providing assistance with their accounting needs and legitimately minimising their taxation exposure.

Married to a local farmer and grazier, Alison has a strong connection to the land, and has an understanding of the many factors affecting people on the land. Outside work, Alison is an active member of her parish, St Nicholas' and co-ordinates a regular ladies prayer group. She is also a director of the not for profit training and employment agency, Joblink Plus.

In her spare time Alison enjoys spending time with her husband and family, and trying to improve her golf score.

Jocelyn Goodfellow B.Fin.Admin., C.A.

Jocelyn has worked as an Accountant since 1996 and returned from Sydney in 1999 to join Hancocks.

Jocelyn completed her Bachelor of Financial Administration at the University of New England, Armidale in 2003.     

After completing her CA Program Jocelyn was admitted as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in September 2005 and on 31st October 2011 became a Principal of Hancocks Chartered Accountants.

Jocelyn has extensive experience in many software applications for Small to Medium Businesses and sees herself as a problem solver, ensuring the most efficient record-keeping system is implemented for the client for both compliance and business management purposes.

In harmony with these systems, Jocelyn provides advice on the future business strategies and tax minimisation structures for her clients.

Jocelyn has volunteered her time and knowledge for the benefit of a number of not-for-profit organisations including Quirindi Show Society Inc, Kootingal & District PreSchool Inc., Moonbi Public School P & C and most recently the Calrossy Anglican School P & F.


  Luke Charlesworth B.Com., C.A  
   Luke commenced his career in accounting in 2003, and quickly learnt the importance of adding value - both to his client's businesses, as well as to the team around him.

To provide value, Luke understands it is vital to maintain the appropriate level of qualifications and training required to keep pace with the accounting industry. Obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree, being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, as well as ongoing formal and informal training, allow Luke to stay informed of the always-present industry and legislative changes.

Luke's passion is to build a high performing team founded on an amazing culture. This team will enable Hancocks to provide the "win" moments that their advisory and compliance clients need.

Out of the office, Luke spends his time with his wife and three children, with horses and motorbikes being the hobbies of choice for the family of five.


Gai Phanoraj B.Bus., C.A.


Team Members

Alisha O'Brien

Senior Accountant

Bachelor of Financial Administration

Kathy Smith

Senior Accountant

Associate Diploma of Farm Secretarial Studies                      


Bec Davis

Senior Accountant

Bachelor of Financial Administration
Currently studying Graduate Diploma in Accounting (ICAA)


Andrew Tickle

Senior Accountant

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Currently studying for his CPA

Brad Taylor

Senior Accountant

Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Financial Planning)
Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Broking)
AFSL Tier 2 Compliance




John Cierpiatka


Currently studying a Bachelor of Accounting 
Xero Certified Advisor


Steph Thomas


Currently studying a Bachelor of Financial Administration at UNE 
Certificate IV Financial Services (Accounting)
Certificate II Accounting Procedures
Certificate III Business Administration


Nicki Taylor

Client Services Manager




Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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Tamworth Office

82 Brisbane Street
Tamworth, NSW 2340

Phone 02 6766 4716
Fax 02 6766 8155
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Coonabarabran Office

27a Little Timor Street
Coonabarabran, NSW 2357
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