Our people’s stories

In their own words

Our people share their stories about their career journey and experience at BellchambersBarrett.

‘We felt like we belonged from day one’ – Allison Armstrong, Liz Corbett and Courtney Carr

In July 2023, BellchambersBarrett and Accrue Chartered Accountants did something big.

‘From my first day at the office, I felt the difference’ – Rebecca Fitzpatrick

In 2018, Rebecca Fitzpatrick was looking for a new work environment that recognised her expertise and promoted career progression - so she joined BellchambersBarrett.

“I have opportunities to grow – personally and professionally.” – Lachlan Quinn

When considering his next career move, Lachlan Quinn knew he wanted varied work, diverse challenges, and a strong people culture. At BellchambersBarrett, he found all these – and more.

“I love being in a role that contributes to our clients’ success.” – Rinda Scott

Rinda Scott was with DPA when we merged in 2016. At that time, she thought, I’ll just stay and join the team and see how things go.

“The team kept believing in me, trusting me and supporting me.” – Samrat Lamichhane

Samrat Lamichhane moved from Sydney to Canberra in search of better work opportunities. But nobody was willing to give him a chance – until he met the team at BellchambersBarrett.

“People really do come before work. It’s not just a platitude.” – Brian Kim

Brian Kim spent five years running his own restaurant, before deciding to pursue a career in accounting. So he went from boss to beginner – and joined BellchambersBarrett in 2020 as a graduate.

“Once you’ve proven you’re trustworthy and capable, you do get to run with a lot of things.” – Chloe Tatti

Dipping her toes into a brand-new industry, Chloe Tatti joined BellchambersBarrett in 2017 – as our receptionist.

“Because of the firm’s flexibility, I am present to raise my young family.” – Kathleen Buckley

As BellchambersBarrett’s first ever employee, Kathleen Buckley has been with us since we opened our doors in 2014. And even a trip around Australia could not stop her from returning to us. Here’s why – in her words.

“Spending time with our peers and clients is never a chore. And I love that.” – Vicki Sofatzis

After spending over a decade with a Big Four firm, Vicki Sofatzis was looking for a new challenge. BellchambersBarrett ticked all the right boxes for her.

“A place where I found true mentors.” – Ella

She’s had an eclectic career that spanned industries and regions. But to Ella Tran, BellchambersBarrett is hands down the best workplace she’s experienced.

“The team is like a second family.” – Edana

From intern to trainee… to full-time consultant. Edana Nguyen hasn’t looked back since starting her career at BellchambersBarrett.

“I get to support causes close to my heart.” – Dylan

Dylan Valentine found more than just a promising career path in BellchambersBarrett. He found people who genuinely care – about him and the community.