Director John Sciacca leads the team at Sciacca’s Accountants + Advisers with over 24 years experience in the accounting and finance area.
We’re extremely proud of our firm’s growth and ongoing success, enjoying long term partnerships with our valued clients in Brisbane, Australia and all around the world.
We’d like to introduce you to our team:
John Sciacca, Director
John holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration from the University of New England and is a fellow of CPA Australia. He is also now a qualified Financial Adviser.
What is the most enjoyable part of your job? Just talking to my clients , about everything and anything. This leaves little space for work sometimes!
Describe yourself in three words. I’m a big picture person. Love to tell stories. Hopefully funny. Very independent.
If I had an extra 5 hours every week I would… Love to go to the movies, instead of finding more time for ballet. My girls dance enough!!
I am energised by… By just planning the week ahead. And also implementing the big picture ideas with my team.
Favourite quote. “Stay hungry, Stay foolish” Steve Jobs
Catherine Law, Accountant
After Catherine completed High School she did a bookkeeping course at TAFE and then started a career off in an Accountant’s Office as a Typist Clerk. Catherine has since worked her way up to a Senior Accounting position through life experiences and on the job training.After having her third child, Catherine and her husband made a sea change in 2001 and moved to Bribie Island from Melbourne. On Bribie Island they owned and operated a convenience store for four years. After experiencing seven day trading and the stress of owning their own business, Catherine decided to go back to working a normal job.What is the most enjoyable part of your job… When a client’s job is completed!
Describe yourself in three words… Focused, witty, fun lover
If I had an extra 5 hours every week, I would… Spend more time exercising.
I am energised by… A prosperous future.
Favourite quote or saying… “Live life like someone left the gate open.”
Tim Beard, Accountant
The most enjoyable part of my job: Is the diversity of the work, each client has subtle differences that require a different approach from the job before it.
Describe yourself in three words: Problem-solver, Jovial, logical
If I had 5 more hours a week I would: be a much better golfer than I currently am.
What energises me: Spending time with my friends and family.
Favourite Quote: Experience is simply the name we give to our mistakes. – Oscar Wilde
Stephanie Leonardi, Administration Manager
Stephanie Leonardi was employed by John as a Receptionist in 2013, and has since become Administration Manager. When she isn’t working she loves to be social by being with her friends and travelling.
What is the most enjoyable part of your job? Working with great people and of course pay day !
Describe yourself in three words. Sociable, Friendly and Efficient
If I had an extra 5 hours every week, I would…. Have more time to sleep!
I am energised by…. Happiness
Favourite quote. “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” –Babe Ruth
Zoe Butler, Receptionist
Zoe has been a member of the Sciacca’s Accountants + Advisers team since 2015 after moving down to Brisbane from Townsville. Zoe enjoys the office style of work, having a friendly and supportive team makes it all that much better. She enjoys socialising with friends and spending time at the beach in her spare time.
What is the most enjoyable part of your job? Working in a friendly environment and going out for end of month lunch!
Describe yourself in three words. Optimistic, polite, quiet
If I had an extra 5 hours every week, I would…. Try to do more exercise!
I am energised by…. The people around me.
Favourite quote…. Don’t regret the past, just learn from it.