Our team

We’re here for you

You already know our team help the community with professional accounting and taxation services. But it doesn’t stop there. It means a lot that we can give back to the community by taking part in local charity events and fundraisers.

Find out more about our people below, and follow our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on our community activities. 



John Finlay

Managing Director, Owner

John has many years of experience in the public sector in financial plans and strategies, budgets, grant applications and acquittals and debt management. Along with accounting and taxation services, John also offers assistance to businesses in business planning and management.

John is a community orientated person and volunteers his services to local organisations which he is involved with. John enjoys playing basketball, golf, kayaking, boating, running and walking, and the beach.



Jim Fahey

Jim’s qualifications and wealth of experience in accounting, taxation and audit services provides Rekenen with an experienced practitioner with over 30 years experience in the practice. Jim has experience in all types of businesses and the agriculture sector. Jim is a registered company and superannuation auditor.

Jim is a member of Rotary and volunteers his time in the community.




Anita Dyne

Anita is extremely knowledgeable of taxation legislation and has many years of experience in preparing financial reports and taxation for a diversity of business clients.

Anita enjoys spending time with family and friends, eating fresh seafood with a glass of white and playing netball. Anita is a member of the Rekenen Netball team who have won three netball premierships.

Ron Collins

Ron’s experience in accounting and taxation is displayed in his professional services he provides in undertaking your taxation requirements.

Ron was a member of both the Bowen Mudcrabs Rugby Union team and the Pirates Rugby League team and still enjoys a slow jog over the scenic track from Rose Bay to Horseshoe Bay in Bowen.

Melanie Porter

Melanie is based in the Cannonvale Office and has many years of experience in providing accounting, audit and taxation services to many clients including construction and tourism businesses.  Melanie and husband operate an Electrical Contracting business and fully understand the requirements of small business.

Melanie enjoys life with her young family and participating in cross fit.

 Justine Griffiths

Justine has many years of experience in all aspects of the administration of our firm.  Justine has experience in preparing a range of taxation returns and financial reports for a variety of businesses. Justine has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and is currently studying to complete the CPA (Certified Practising Accountants) Course.

Justine plays on the Rekenen Rockettes netball team and has for over 7 years. Golf, fishing, going up the hut, spending time with family and friends is what Justine likes to do when she is not working. Justine also loves a good coffee.

Erica Morris

The Cannonvale office is administered by Erica.  Like all Rekenen staff we pride ourselves on our customer service and Erica ensures that our client’s needs in the Whitsundays are provided for.  Erica has completed a Bachelor of Accounting.  Erica prepares tax returns and financial statements  for small businesses and as well as preparing activity statements and individual taxation returns.

Living in the Whitsundays provides a relaxing lifestyle opportunity and Erica enjoys this lifestyle. Erica also enjoys actively keeping fit, socialising and water activities.

Jake Collins

Jake has completed a Bachelor of Business Degree  through the James Cook University and obtained exceptional achievements.  Jake prepares tax returns and financial statements  for small businesses and primary producers as well as preparing activity statements and individual taxation returns.

Jake enjoys cricket, rugby union and keeping fit.  


Accounting Staff

Julian Finlay

Julian is the business administration manager of the Rekenen team. Julian manages our corporate affairs system as well as preparing activity statements, taxation returns and bookkeeping services.  Julian undertakes the administration functions of Rekenen and provides great support to the Directors.



Julie Mawson

Julie takes pride in her document management skills in ensuring that our records are filed and organised. In a professional office such as Rekenen’s, it is important to have its records organised.   Julie also undertakes audits for not for profit organisations and assists with customer service duties.

Julie enjoys golfing and spending time with family.


Aaliyah is located in the Torres Strait Islands. Aaliyah loves helping people in anyway she can, playing basketball and enjoys going out in the boats to fish.

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