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  • Tax and Business Advisory

    Tax and Business Advisory

    CNS Partners provides the full suite of tax and business advisory services essential to your business reaching its goals.
  • Self Managed Superannuation Funds

    Self Managed Superannuation Funds

    Knowledgeable advice and quality service are crucial to the protection and growth of your retirement savings.
  • Financial Planning

    Financial Planning

    Our focus is on offering advice, not selling products! We work out your goals, personal preferences and attitude to risk then come up with a plan and help you implement it, working alongside you all along the way.
  • Corporate Compliance

    Corporate Compliance

    Failure to comply with Corporations Law creates the risk of penalties being imposed. CNS Partners can relieve this burden for you.

About Us

CNS Partners was established by Joe Catalano in the North Brisbane suburb of Alderley in 1991 (our home for 24 years until March 2015).  Currently the firm has 4 directors and 10 team members.  Our focus is on clients in business.  The firm has an envious retention rate because of our commitment to personalised care and attention.  We thank our clients for their continued support and seemingly endless supply of referrals. We are now happily settled into our lovely Ashgrove premises, where we have the space and facilities we need to provide a better service to valued clients.  


Joe Catalano CA
Director - Business Services

  Joe entered the accounting profession in 1983 at the Brisbane office of a Multinational Accounting Firm.  After 8 years collecting extensive experience in a large corporate environment, Joe took the plunge and opened the doors of a one man practice.  His primary motivation was the desire to offer a more personalised service and this philosophy remains the core pillar of our service offerings to this day.  As founding partner, Joe has been involved from the early humble beginnings, to the successful, multi-faceted organisation our clients currently enjoy.  Joe has a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (CA), is a registered tax agent and holds a public practice certificate.  

Deborah Marshall CPA
Director - Business Services

  Debbie joined CNS Partners in 1997 as a senior accountant and client manager after nearly 10 years managing the client base of small public accounting practices.  Not only does she have extensive experience across all areas of public practice, but Debbie also possesses extraordinary technical knowledge, being the main go-to person in the firm for advice on any accounting matter.  Debbie has a Bachelor of Business, is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), a registered tax agent and holds a public practice certificate.  

Scott Grady CA
Director - Business Services

  Scott became a Director in January 2010 after gaining management experience in large Brisbane accounting firms, which enables him to appreciate the diverse role of an accountant, from both a large corporate environment and the more intimate service required from a suburban adviser. Since becoming a director at CNS Partners, Scott has taken a keen interest in assisting his clients achieve their business goals and manage their taxation obligations. His main areas of expertise are strategic tax planning, business structuring and general taxation consultation. Scott has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (CA), is a registered tax agent and holds a public practice certificate.

Alan King CPA (SMSF Specialist)
Director - Superannuation and Financial Advice

  Alan joined CNS Partners in 2001 having collected broad business experience in Hospitality Management, Sports Administration, Event Management and Real Estate Management. In 2012 Alan decided to focus his attention on the SMSF sector and also began developing the Financial Advice business. He is still heavily involved with a core group of business clients as well as managing the specialist facets of SMSF's and Financial Advice. Alan has a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Professional Accounting, Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), SMSF Specialisation, Diploma of Financial Planning, is a registered tax agent and holds a public practice certificate.     

Elizabeth Henderson 
  Accountant - Business Services

Elizabeth is one of our longest serving employees.  She started at the firm in July 1994, initially working on a casual basis after starting a family.  Elizabeth is employed as a client service accountant, primarily involved in the preparation of financial accounts and Income tax returns for business entities.  She is responsible for many of our larger clients and her experience gained over the last 28 years along with her client knowledge is invaluable.  Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Commerce.


Rebecca Smith CA

Accountant - Business Services

Rebecca joined CNS Partners in January 2013 and works directly with Scott's client base. She is involved in all aspects of the small business process, including preparation of financial statements and income tax returns for companies, trusts, partnerships and individuals as well as taxation planning. Rebecca graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accountancy and has a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (CA).

Bec Peterson


Accountant - SMSF and Business Services

Bec has been with us since October 2015, coming from an inner city firm where she gained experience in all aspects of small business accounting. She has chosen to specialise in SMSF's and will also assist with the growth of the Financial Advice sector of the business. Bec graduated from Griffith University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning and is on the way to completing her Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting.  

Kate Miller
  Assistant Accountant

Kate has been with CNS Partners since July 2012 as one of our fulltime team members.  She performs a variety of duties, including preparation of financial statements and income tax returns for companies, partnerships, trusts and individuals.  Prior to relocating to Brisbane in 2012, Kate worked with a North Queensland based accounting firm for 7 years.  Kate has a Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) and is a Registered BAS Agent.

Ann Smith

Ann commenced in March 2012 as the firm's Administration Manager, coming from a similar role in another practice.  Ann oversees the day to day operation of the firm, managing our Corporate Registers, attending to all electronic lodgements, client liaison and ensuring the smooth running of the office.

Tania Sargeant


Tania has been our 'director of first impressions' since March 2010.  Her role involves scheduling client meetings for the team, managing incoming and outgoing correspondence and administrative support.  Tania achieved a Certificate III business administration in 2007.