About Us

Marendaz is a progressive accountancy, taxation and business consultancy firm. The business began as a traditional tax practice in 1990 in Melbourne’s far northern suburbs. Phil Marendaz joined in 2005 and took over the business in 2010, transforming it into a practice that delivers a full range of accounting, tax compliance and business consultancy services across Australia.

Over 40 years as a practicing accountant and commercial manager, Phil Marendaz saw the many mistakes people made in using inappropriate structures in their business, and the frustration which resulted.
He is dedicated to developing and implementing the strategies necessary to build and manage businesses and individual wealth. Marendaz attracts top quality finance and accounting professionals committed to understanding and analysing your financial needs. Experts in business, Marendaz professionals make the effort to understand your marketplace, the drivers of your profits and cashflow, and your business culture, and provide sound financial direction.
Marendaz provides a first-class client-centered service to a diverse clientele base, including individuals, small to medium-sized businesses and companies across different industries.

Phil knows how to get the right people. He puts in place people who are specialists in their fields and are proficient at what they do. What I like is the personalised service. We want someone who understands our business.

Geoff Swan, L P Warren Homes

PHIL MARENDAZ

Managing Director

CPA Public Practice Licence, Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA), Registered Tax Agent, BCom, GradDipFinMgt, Fellow CEO Institute, Director; Bendigo Community Bank

“If one of Phil’s clients has a problem, it becomes his problem. He takes it on. He’s the type of guy who will go over and above.”

— Paul Hill, Chairman, Fotofinder

With particular experience in the industry and commerce sectors, Phil has spent a large part of his career involved with assessing acquisitions, business planning and consulting, and company restructuring. Unique in the accounting industry, Phil’s spirited pursuit of better business practice has changed the lives and businesses of many of his clients.
Phil has a strong connection to community and is a Director of the Bendigo Community Bank, President of the local Traders Association, has been a long-term Rotary member and has sat on the Economic Advisory Panel for Nillumbik Shire Council.

STEWART FEWSTER

Director

 

CPA Public Practice Licence, Member of CPA Australia (CPA), Registered Tax Agent, BAcc, DipMgt.

Joining the Marendaz team in February 2019, Stewart brings over 15 years’ experience in both public practice and industry. Stewart is CPA qualified, holds a CPA Public Practice Certificate and is a registered Tax Agent. He specialises in small to medium enterprises from start-up through to succession planning, looking for the most tax effective strategies. Stewart is the manager and client lead at the Diamond Creek office.

HEMA SIVAPRAKASH

Senior Accountant

Member of CPA Australia (CPA), Registered Tax Agent, BAcc, MBA, MBus.

Hema is a key support to our practice advising in taxation and accounting across businesses and individuals. She is CPA qualified, a registered tax agent and holds a Master of Business from Victoria University.

EMMA MORRIS

Client Services

THE TEAM

The Marendaz team is made up of eleven (and growing) highly skilled professionals with a great mix of proficiency and relevant experience.

By offering flexibility of working hours we have been able to attract high quality people from larger city firms. We have a high regard for ongoing training and professional development and set clear agendas to enhance the aptitude and knowledge of everyone who works with us.

All our accountants hold a recognised qualification with one of the leading accounting bodies. And all are dedicated to outstanding service and right outcomes for our clients.