We are innovative and progressive accountants who are motivated to provide a reliable, high-quality service at affordable prices. For successful and smart decision-making on your part, we evaluate, analyze and document the necessary financial information.
Neil Copp – CA
Neil has almost 30 years of commercial and professional accountancy experience. A qualified Chartered Accountant, he specialises in Commercial Transactions, Structuring, Business Strategy, and Business Taxation.
He commenced his professional career with KPMG Peat Marwick and Danby Bland Provan in Camberwell. He left the profession to work in senior management roles in the Manufacturing, Contracting, Information Technology and Government sectors before returning to the profession as manager of Walker Williams CPA.
In 2005 he left to form Copp & Co before merging with Brett Hughes to create the Sphere Group in 2015.
He has a real passion for, and specialises in, assisting businesses in developing and executing strategies that create business viability.
Neil is married to Michele. His interests include travel, sports and family – Neil is blessed to have a large extended family and spends most of his spare time between dinner’s with them, catching up with his 4 grown children and many grandchildren and planning his next holiday.
Brett Hughes – CPA
Brett has over 25 years of accounting and public practice experience. A qualified Certified Practising Accountant, he is a Registered Tax Agent and holds a Public Practising Certificate with CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CAANZ).
After 10 years as principal of Brett Hughes Accounting, he merged with Copp & Co in 2015 and is now one of two directors of Sphere Accountants and Advisors Pty Ltd.
Brett specialises in Property Transactions, Land Development, Medical Services, Real Estate, the Horse Racing Industry and Business Structures and he has a passion for helping all individuals and SME’s and believes Accountants should do more than prepare tax returns.
He is committed to providing support through business advice, mentoring, strategic planning and tax strategies to ambitious individuals who are thinking of setting up their own business, or existing businesses looking to go to the next level.
Having lived on the Peninsula all his life, Brett still resides locally with his wife Sharyn and two children. He enjoys watching his kids in their sporting endeavours whilst still loving to play golf at every opportunity.
Michael Cleary- CPA
Michael grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and graduated from RMIT in 2014 with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and joined Sphere in 2017. He obtained his CPA in 2018 and enjoys providing business and taxation services to small to medium-sized businesses.
With his easygoing and friendly approach, Michael hopes that he is able to help guide clients as they navigate their way through the complex world of taxation.
Outside the office, Michael loves spending time with his young family and friends and enjoys watching Mt Eliza in the local peninsula football league.