Financial Dynamics Directors
Darren Wearne has been part of the Financial Dynamics team since 2001. After finishing university, Darren moved to Sydney for four years where he worked in a number of small to medium sized accountancy firms. When he returned to Nowra, Darren quickly moved up the ranks and joined as a Director in 2009. As a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Darren’s experience in a wide range of business types and industries is a valuable part of our firm.
Darren’s regular involvement in local professional groups means that he is well connected to the Shoalhaven area, as a member of the Shoalhaven and Illawarra Business Chambers, Shoalhaven Professional Business Association committee member and BNI networking group ‘Nowra Connect Now’ and Shoalhaven Young Professional Organisation member.
When he’s not in the office, Darren spends his time scuba diving, camping and living a fit, healthy lifestyle with his lovely wife, Melissa.
Shane Tagg joined the team in 2012 with over 10 years experience of accounting in the Shoalhaven. After graduating from the University of Wollongong in 2009, Shane completed his Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA) in 2011. His experience in the field extends to virtually any business type, with a special interest in professional practices and small to medium business management. He has a close professional association within the medical industry, developing relationships with key individuals in the Shoalhaven region.
Shane is a member of local networking organisations including the Shoalhaven Professional Business Association, Shoalhaven Young Professional Organisation and the Shoalhaven and Illawarra Business Chambers. Married to Rachael, a local high school teacher, Shane enjoys spending time with family and friends, refereeing state level basketball and enjoying outdoor activities with his dogs.
Julie Armistead joined the Financial Dynamics team in 2016 with over 17 years’ experience both nationally and international. Julie, a Chartered Accountant brings a wide range of experience, specialising in small to medium business taxation and compliance.
Julie and her partner Ian are happy to call the area home and have established their first house in West Nowra. When deciding to return to Australia Julie & Ian spent considerable time determining where they would like to live and the lifestyle the area offered. The Shoalhaven has everything you could desire plus so much more.
In addition to her role at Financial Dynamics Julie also teaches at the University of Wollongong, Shoalhaven Campus as a tutor in both the Accounting and Law Faculty. Julie also enjoys spending time with family and friends, a large number of outdoor activities, and reading a good book.
Financial Dynamics Consultants
Bruce McDonald is a former Director of the firm and has over 30 years experience within the accountancy profession in the Shoalhaven. Bruce commenced his career in 1982, obtaining his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Finance and Systems from the University of NSW, and later completing the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) program. Bruce’s philosophy of business is that you should be part of a workplace that you’re proud of, while still having time to enjoy life. He works closely with his staff to ensure that the future of accounting is left in the best possible hands, taking time to develop the necessary skills and encourage growth. Bruce also works closely with clients to ensure their business is the healthiest it can be, giving room for growth, building wealth and providing timely, professional and accurate advice in a range of scenarios.
Bruce’s local involvement in the business community extends to his personal life, where he is closely involved with local charities and professional organisations to see the development of the Shoalhaven region. He also enjoys spending time with family and participating each year in the Variety Bash.
Bruce ceased being a Director in June 2017 and will still be involved with Financial Dynamics into the future. Bruce now acts as a consultant providing advice and assistance where required.