Elias Bastas, Managing Director
Elias joined gpl Solutions in 2005 and is a qualified accountant with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting from The University of Technology, Sydney and a Master of Commerce majoring in Banking and Finance from The University of NSW. He has the status of FCPA with CPA Australia and CA with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Elias is also a member of the Tax Institute and is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Registered Tax Agent.
Elias has extensive experience gained in working with large multinational firms such as IBM Australia, Revlon Manufacturing and Alcatel. He has advised senior management on all business matters including business development, corporate governance, business management, marketing and information technology. His extensive experience with business is backed up by a detailed knowledge of income tax, capital gains tax and GST.
Elias is well qualified to assist clients with business consultancy, management accounting, taxation, business valuations and information technology.
David Rooney, Director
David joined gpl Solutions in 2005 after being a National Finance Director for over 9 years with Publicis Communications group, the third largest communications advertising company in the world. Prior to that experience, David was at KPMG, where he specialised in the auditing of banking and advertising clients. David has an MBA, a Bachelor of Commerce and is also a Chartered Accountant.
David heads the superannuation division at gpl Solutions. He specialises in the administration and accounting of Self Managed Superannuation Funds and assists clients with contribution and retirement strategies.
David works closely with our wealth management division of gpl Solutions, to help clients attain their superannuation and retirement objectives.
John Rimpici, Accounting Manager & Business Advisory Services Director
John has 13 years of experience in the provision of financial/accounting advice and 7 years’ experience in the provision of financial planning advice. John attained a Bachelor of Financial Administration from the University of New England on the 11th October 2008 and Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) from Kaplan Professional on 6th December 2012. Through a series of major projects with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, John also attained a Green Belt status in Lean Six Sigma with Cardiff University in 2014. Lean Six sigma is a set of techniques and tools used for process improvement. Lean Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality output of process by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in business processes. John specialises in assisting small businesses with streamlining processes and identifying and removing waste.
John is an Associate member of CPA Australia and a member for the Financial Planning Association (FPA).
Financial services and product types
John is an authorised representative of Count Financial Limited and is authorised to provide advice in the following areas:
- Life insurance
- Government debentures, stocks and bonds
- Managed investment schemes
- Self Managed Super Funds
- Superannuation, and
- Retirement Savings Accounts