Our People

Brendan Smith – Principal

After starting his career in the banking and finance industry, Brendan commenced a Bachelor of Commerce with an Accounting major. Working part time as a tax consultant enabled him to complete his qualifications and receive registration as a tax agent and Certified Practicing Accountant in 2001.

For over 20 years Brendan has been assisting small- to medium-sized businesses with all their accounting and taxation affairs. He has an interest in accounting systems having been a certified consultant for MYOB and now Xero.

Scott & Co Accountants was formed as an amalgamation of BJ Smith & Co (Brendans own client base) and the purchase of a large client base from the former Scott & Co firm. This amalgamation was completed in 2009.


Dilruk became a team member here at Scott & Co in March 2017 and is now practicing as a senior accountant. Prior to joining, Dilruk worked in a Chartered Accounting industry for 10 years and has many success stories under his belt all whilst holding a Business degree in Accounting.
Dilruk is a certified advisor for Xero and Quickbooks online systems, meaning he will guide your business through success and growth.
Dilruk is married with 2 daughters. He loves spending time with his children and loves NRL & Cricket.


Julie holds a European Business Studies Degree and her background is cost accounting within the manufacturing sector.

After 14 years of being a stay at home Mum Julie joined Scott & Co in 2014 and manages the administrative functions in the office.

Julie emigrated to Australia from the UK in 2010, is married with a daughter and a son and enjoys gardening, travelling and helping out at her son’s scout group.


Ryan is a trainee accountant here at Scott & Co who is gaining valuable experience and knowledge going into his bachelor of commerce early this year.

Ryan hopes to become fully qualified in the finance field and potentially become a full time accountant.

Ryan enjoys his motorsports as well as soccer with mates on the weekend.

Stuart Jones – Senior Financial Planner

Stuart is a Certified Financial Planner with more than fourteen years experience in advising clients. Stuart has particular skill and knowledge in the area of pre and post retirement planning and has now established Scott & Co Wealth Management, the Financial Planning arm of Scott & Co Accounting. Stuart holds tertiary qualifications from Deakin University, Securities Institute and the Independent Centre for Financial Planning.

Sharma Balram

Sharma Balram is the Principal of Strategic Audit Services Pty Ltd. Sharma is an independent Audit & Assurance Partner within our office. He has over 20 years experience in professional practice, of which over 14 years was with KPMG Sydney.
Sharma holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Accounting and Financial Management, is a public practice member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, and is also a Registered Company Auditor. He is also a Justice of the Peace in New South Wales.
Sharma has wide experience across a number of industries including registered clubs, hospitality, retail, manufacturing and distribution and fast moving consumer goods, and not-for-profit organisations.
Sharma also has experience in undertaking due diligence and valuation for business acquisitions, as well as working on companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and the New Zealand Stock Exchange, and experience in various other key facets of accounting, audit and advisory. Sharma has a very hands-on approach in discussing client requirements and providing value added advice and recommendations.





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Scott & Co Wealth Management Pty Ltd, ABN 76 122 387 035 is an Authorised Representative of Apogee Financial Planning Limited, an Australian Financial Services Licensee with its registered office at 105-153 Miller Street North Sydney NSW 2060.

Apogee Financial Planning will not be responsible for any advice given in relation to home, vehicle & equipment finance.

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Scott & Co Pty Ltd ABN: BN98382499 Lic No: 3968170 is hereby licensed as an Australian Credit License pursuant to the National Consumer Protection Act 2009 subject to the conditions and restrictions which are prescribed, and to the conditions contained in this licence and attached schedules.