About Us

Melisaa-Purnell-Melissa-Purnell-Accountants-About-UsMelissa Purnell

Melissa started MPA because she enjoys assisting clients understand the financial side of their businesses and investments. Her main areas of expertise are:

  • Business planning and tax minimisation strategies for businesses and individuals;
  • Providing financial feedback and analysis for business;
  • Self-managed superannuation fund reporting and advice;

Melissa’s favourite part of her work is the Business Performance discussion which is an informal discussion offered to all businesses, where business owners can discuss their future opportunities and concerns, get objective advice and ideas, and generally feel less alone in managing their businesses.

Melissa started in the accounting industry in 2000 and has experience across a large variety of business industries. Melissa took the plunge in 2006 to start Melissa Purnell Accountants.

She started from home with two clients and is proud to say that those same clients are still clients today. Thankfully they referred their friends, family and networks, and the business grew in size and into its current commercial premises in Fitzgerald Avenue, Springwood.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys hitching up the caravan and travelling with her husband Ben and two kids. She is also the designer and creator for SeaGrass Collections (www.seagrasscollections.etsy.com). And as existing clients will know…. Melissa also has a minor obsession with VW Kombis.

Her qualifications and licences include a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Professional Accounting) from QUT, a CPA Public Practice certification, a Registered Tax Agent, a ASIC registered Self-Managed Super Fund auditor and an authorised AFSL representative licenced to give superannuation advice.


Margaret-Fields-Melissa-Purnell-Accountants-About-UsMargaret Fields

In 2009, Melissa’s mum, Margaret joined the firm on a casual basis to assist with administration duties.

Margaret has plenty of experience with the accounting industry as she and her husband, Jon Fields, ran a successful accounting firm in the Rochedale Shopping Village for over 20 years.



Virtual Receptionist

Our lovely ladies – Anna, Nicola & Janet – from ABS (www.absoffice.com.au) attend to our reception duties from their offsite offices in Toowong and Cleveland.

Whilst they are not located in our office, they provide a vital service by handling our incoming phone lines and fax services.

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