Our Staff

David Cooper – Director

Has over 30 years experience in all aspects of business including SME’s, 

corporate and government. 

In addition to providing taxation services, David assists both individuals 

and business owners to reach their full potential, and has expertise in 

strategic business planning, Marketing, Training and  Management.

He is an active church member and a passionate (if not misguided) 

supporter of the Geelong Football Club.


Margaret Cooper – Practice Manager

Looks after the running of the office, including accounts,

 invoicing, ASIC  compliance, assisting with workflow 

management and database maintenance.

Margaret is a wonderful cook and we would like to 

officially hold her chocolate brownies responsible for an

y growth in the staff waistlines.


Nick Neocleous – Tax Manager


INickhas Masters in Commerce, Education.

He is a CPA and Registered Tax Agent.

development and professionalism in various accounting practices in

Melbourne, prior to which he worked for the Australian Taxation Office.

Nick is a keen Richmond supporter.


 Tariq Aziz – CPA Accountant

Tariq is a tax and small business specialist with over 8 years experience

Completed CPA in 2016

Follows a bit of cricket and footy (Hawthorn)

Loves food




James Cooper – Customer Services Officer


James is the most recent addition to the Certum team, having

 recently completed the SEDA program at Tennis World,


He is a keen tennis player,  playing at a high level, and is a

 well-respected coach throughout the Geelong Region.





Nakhita Joyekurun – Graduate Accountant


Nakhita  has recently completed her Bachelor of Commerce, with a major 

sequence in Accounting and Financial Planning. She is passionate  about

 small business.


Nikhita loves to paint.