TIS Financial Group

TIS Financial Group, which has its origins in a small accounting and taxation services practice established 30 years ago in Reservoir, is recognised as a vibrant, multifaceted accounting and financial services group located at University Hill, Bundoora.

Highly regarded for its experience and breadth of services it offers, the Group has a strong solution focus. The Group’s size provides a unique opportunity for its Partners to remain closely involved with each client’s requirements, whilst providing a level of expertise and support usually associated with a larger organisation.

With access to an established network of aligned professionals, TIS Financial Group truly represents a one-stop shop for its valued clients.

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Partners

Rocky Tempone

Rocky Tempone

FCPA

Rocky has over 35 years experience in accounting, taxation and business services and is a founding partner of TIS Partners, forerunner to the TIS Financial Group.

Rocky’s extensive knowledge spans across most industries and professions in advising a diverse range of businesses. Guiding business owners through each stage of business development, Rocky maintains a key focus on personal wealth creation and asset protection.

In addition to coaching and supporting business owners, Rocky’s expertise also extends to the review and recommendation of appropriate entity structures, debt negotiations with the Australian Taxation Office, litigation support services, business valuations and business networking.

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 Janine Tempone

Janine Tempone

FCPA, CFP®, SSA®

Authorised Representative Paragem Pty Ltd

Along with Rocky, Janine is a founding partner of TIS Partners.

While Janine continues to service her long-term accounting clients, her main focus is on financial planning where she heads up this important division of the Group.

Proficient in a wide range of financial planning areas, Janine has particular interest in personal insurances, self managed superannuation funds and aged care. She has advanced her knowledge and obtained specialised accreditations to advise on these important, developing areas.

With the benefit of a strong accounting and taxation background, Janine is able to formulate carefully considered strategies to assist clients in meeting their financial planning requirements.

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Anthony (Tony) Seneca

Anthony (Tony) Seneca

FCPA

Tony joined TIS Partners as a partner in 1990, having spent the previous six years operating his own public accounting practice.

With over 37 years experience in providing accounting, taxation and business consultation services to individuals and both small and medium sized businesses, Tony has particular expertise in the transport and manufacturing industries. Tony’s wide-ranging experience and knowledge has seen him closely involved in the continued business growth of his long-term clients.

Tony is a life-long Fitzroy / Brisbane Lions supporter.

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Vincent (Vince) Tempone

Vincent (Vince) Tempone

CPA

Vince came to public practice after 17 years in financial accounting and audit roles - mainly in the construction industry and Government. Just prior to being admitted as a partner in TIS Partners in 1997, Vince was employed in Financial Controller roles for two medium sized manufacturing companies.

Being able to draw upon his corporate accounting and audit background, Vince provides highly regarded accounting, taxation and business services to his clients. Through his client involvement, Vince has acquired extensive knowledge of the construction, manufacturing, fruit wholesaling and limousine hire industries.

Vince is an ardent Collingwood supporter.

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Tino Cucinotta

Tino Cucinotta

CPA

Tino commenced with TIS Partners in 1999 as a Trainee Accountant and was recently admitted as a Partner of the TIS Financial Group. Along this journey, Tino has acquired extensive taxation, business structure and accounting knowledge and skills.

Tino enjoys close rapport with his long-term clients, many of whom are associated with small and medium sized businesses. The diverse nature of these businesses has seen Tino obtain comprehensive knowledge in a wide range of industries.

Tino follows two AFL teams – Collingwood (passionately) and any team playing Carlton!

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Professional Staff

Paul Abrahams

Paul Abrahams

FCPA (FPS), FGIA, AFP®, SSA®

Senior Financial Adviser
Authorised Representative Paragem Pty Ltd

Prior to commencing in the financial planning industry, Paul was the Financial Controller and Company Secretary of the Australian operation of an international special steels group for 18 years. Previous accounting roles were in the mining and apparel industries.

Paul has provided financial planning advice to clients of accounting practices for the past 16 years and joined TIS Financial Planning Pty Ltd in 2007. Paul has particular interest in providing advice in the areas of investment, retirement planning and self managed superannuation funds.

Paul is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and holds a Financial Planning Specialisation with CPA Australia. He is a Financial Planner Member of the Financial Planning Association and a SMSF Specialist Advisor of the Self Managed Super Fund Association.

Anthony J Seneca

Anthony J Seneca

CPA

Senior Accountant

Anthony has been part of TIS Partners since 2006 whilst completing his University studies. Along the way Anthony has attained CPA membership and gained extensive knowledge in taxation, accounting, business structuring and setup. He provides these services and skills to a range of small to medium sized clients across several different industries. Anthony works closely with clients and prides himself on strong interaction and communication.

Anthony enjoys playing Golf most weekends and is a keen supporter of the North Melbourne Football Club.

Darren Smith

Darren Smith

CPA

Senior Accountant

Darren commenced employment with TIS Partners in early 2015.  He has completed a Masters of Professional Accounting at La Trobe University and is a member of CPA Australia.  Darren has over 10 years experience working in small to medium sized accounting firms and is responsible for assisting with the taxation affairs of business clients as well as self managed superannuation funds.

George Pavouris

George Pavouris

CPA

Senior Accountant

George joined the TIS Partners Team in November 2016 and brings with him over 10 years of Public Practice accounting experience. During this time he has developed an in-depth set of skills and knowledge in tax and accounting for a wide variety of industries from start-up through to retirement and exit strategies. He keeps up to date with the very latest technologies and software in order to assist client’s with their accounting systems and procedures thus improving their effectiveness and relevance. George is a Xero certified advisor and together with his skills and proficiencies in technology, tax and accounting he makes a positive contribution to the TIS Partners team and our clientele.

Professional Staff

Ambe Claudius

ASA
Senior Accountant

Helen Gavrilidis

Assistant Accountant

Rebecca Napoli

CPA
Senior Accountant

Hemalatha (Hema) Sivaprakash

CPA
Senior Accountant

Janette Stewart

CPA
Senior Accountant

Support Staff

Lisa Gravina

Receptionist / Administration

Frank Paola

Administration Assistant

Wendy Sharp

Receptionist / Administration