Meet the Team

John Summers

Principal and Tax Agent

02 9525 2455

John started with the firm in the early 90s on a part-time basis while finishing his studies. In 1992, after graduating from University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting, he began full time work.

After several years in practice, John completed the CPA program, allowing him to obtain his Public Practice Certificate and subsequently became a partner in the business with John Summers Snr.

Today, John enjoys being there for clients and working with them to achieve their goals.

Fun Facts:

  • John believes in the saying “health is wealth”. He encourages his staff and clients to maintain a sustainable work life balance.
  • His spare time is taken up paddling the waterways of Port Hacking River.
  • One day he would like to travel around Australia, paddling our vast and remote river systems.

Cassandra joined Summers & Summers in mid-2014 as part of the firm’s first graduate program, working part-time as she completed her Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting and Finance, at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Cassandra concentrates on small businesses and helping them transition to the cloud.

Fun Facts:

  • Cassandra spends her spare time catching up with friends, watching TV, playing trivia (although she struggles without Google’s help) and basketball.
  • She has travelled to Hawaii, Las Vegas, New York, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Greece.
  • In November 2020, she completed the CPA program.

After finishing high school, Hayley began university studying a Bachelor of Laws. One year into the degree, Hayley decided it wasn’t for her and switched to a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting, graduating in 2015.

Hayley has been at Summers & Summers since mid-2015, when she became the second employee to join through the graduate program. Hayley concentrates on individual tax returns, accounting for SMSFs and audit of SMSFs.

Fun Facts:

  • Hayley is a twin (we got the good one).
  • She was in Germany when Germany won the Soccer World Cup in 2014.
  • In November 2020, she completed the CPA program.

Testimonials

I cannot thank John and Cassandra enough for all of their help and guidance throughout the last year.

We… Read more “I cannot thank John and Cassandra enough for all of their help and guidance throughout the last year.”

Tara Logan Administration Manager, Guidance Road Management

John and his team are always friendly, knowledgeable, professional and timely in their responses.

I… Read more “John and his team are always friendly, knowledgeable, professional and timely in their responses.”

Michaela Ilcesin. Director, PeopleSafe Australia

I have used Summers & Summers for several years now, their personalised service, accuracy and efficiency has been second to none.

They… Read more “I have used Summers & Summers for several years now, their personalised service, accuracy and efficiency has been second to none.”

Mark Condi. CEO of Bankstown Sports Club

John and his whole team have been great.

The… Read more “John and his whole team have been great.”

Henny Tasker. Director, Simply Swimming

The professionalism, friendly approach and knowledge of John and his Associates have led to a positive and rewarding working relationship.

John… Read more “The professionalism, friendly approach and knowledge of John and his Associates have led to a positive and rewarding working relationship.”

Allan Henneker and Cameron Mills, Directors and Surveyors, Surex Surveyors Pty Ltd

The team at Summers & Summers have been an integral addition to my business.

Not… Read more “The team at Summers & Summers have been an integral addition to my business.”

Brooke Cranney, Owner and Physio , Dynamic Performance Physiotherapy

The team at Summers & Summers have become our trusted advisers

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Michael Hall, Director

Summers & Summers Accountants have been a terrific support with moving our local business accounting system to the cloud using Xero.

As… Read more “Summers & Summers Accountants have been a terrific support with moving our local business accounting system to the cloud using Xero.”

Peter & Kristen McGrath, Local Business Owners, The Gymea Lily & Sportsgift Trophies

Link Mechanical Solutions engaged Summers & Summers 3 years ago to manage our financial accounting for our business and it was the best thing we ever did!

The… Read more “Link Mechanical Solutions engaged Summers & Summers 3 years ago to manage our financial accounting for our business and it was the best thing we ever did!”

John Hindmarch & Ian Lockhart, Directors , Link Mechanical Solutions Pty Ltd

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