Our tax writers.

Meet our team of highly qualified and experienced tax writers.

Our dedicated team of tax writers is the core of our business, ensuring we are consistently presenting the best possible Tax Updates to our clients. They take complicated tax laws and present them in a way that maximises your understanding.

Our writing team also researches and compiles our library of Special Topics, along with adhoc presentations and webinars.

Alexandra Barras

BCom (Acc), GDLP, MTax, JD, FTI
Tax Writer

Alex has experience in big four corporate and international tax, consulting and the legal industry. During this time she specialised in providing practical tax advice to multinational groups, private businesses and high net worth family groups over a number of different industries.

During this time, Alex developed a passion for tax education, regularly conducting tax training and education programs for staff. She has strong analytical and technical ability, and thrives on communicating complex tax issues in an ‘easy to understand’ manner.

Alex is a fellow (FTI) member of the Tax Institute of Australia, and an Australia Lawyer admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria. She holds a Juris Doctor and a Master of Tax.

Letty Chen

CTA, CA, MTax, GDipLegalStud, B.Acc (Hons)
Tax Writer/Projects

Letty started her career in various business services and tax advisory roles in a number of Big 4, mid-tier and boutique public practice firms.

She then spent seven years as a senior technical specialist at a tax professional association, where she advised tax and accounting practitioners and wrote practical articles on SME and individual tax matters. She also developed her passion for and skills in tax advocacy, tax education and tax training, which she has brought with her into her role at TaxBanter in technical writing and special project work.

Letty is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser. She holds a Master of Tax and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies.

Helen Cosby

BA, M Comm, CTA
Tax Writer/Projects

Helen began her career in general legal practice, before spending close to 20 years in the tax division of a ‘big four’ accounting firm. She has extensive experience in both client consulting and providing dedicated training and tax technical support to tax practitioners. Helen brings a wealth of experience in writing about tax, and a passion for tax learning and development to the TaxBanter writing team.

Vesna Iskra

HD(TL), B Ec, LLB, LLM, M Tax Studies, Dip Legal Prac
Senior Tax Writer

Vesna has over 35 years’ experience in the tax and accounting industry working for, at various times, one of the ‘big four’ accounting firms, a second tier firm and a small accounting firm. During this time she has acquired extensive experience in tax and accounting matters relevant to both the larger corporate clients and the no less complex matters encountered by smaller companies and trusts. She also worked as a writer for Webb Martin in the mid-1990s.

She is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Tax Adviser and an Australian Lawyer admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Lydia Kovacevich

MTax, M.Acc., BEconFin
Tax Technical Writer

Lydia has over 20 years’ experience in the tax and accounting industry working for numerous organisations including: one of the ‘big four’ accounting firms as a tax manager, a second tier firm as a tax manager, an oil and gas service company as an assistant tax manager, Webb Martin as a tax trainer and at the Australian Taxation Office as a compliance officer in private wealth and public groups and international and as a technical specialist.

Lydia has acquired extensive experience in tax and accounting matters throughout this time and brings a wealth of experience in writing about tax.

Michelle Parsons

BA (Hons), LLB, LLM (Tax)
Senior Tax Writer

Michelle has worked in the tax field for over 20 years. She started her career as a tax consultant at one of the ‘big four’ accounting firms, has practiced as a solicitor in the revenue law division of a major Australian law firm, and prior to joining TaxBanter, spent ten years as a senior manager delivering technical and training support to the corporate tax practice within another big four firm.

Michelle brings to the writing team her extensive experience in analysing and communicating on matters of complex tax law. She is an Australian lawyer admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.

Could this be you?

Could this be you?

Are you an experienced Tax Writer or Tax Professional who is interested in making the switch to Tax Training or Writing? Based in Melbourne, but with offices around Australia, TaxBanter is an innovative training organisation who values employee satisfaction and progression. It is the quality of staff that has led to TaxBanter’s significant growth since inception in 2008, and we are now looking to expand our team.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining the team at TaxBanter.