Hi, I’m Allison Totorica, the Owner of the Firm. My accounting career started in 2004 and I have been specializing in individual and business taxation since 2013. I have completed the Bachelor of Accounting with CQU (among other qualifications in Business and Accounting over the past 20 years), and I am a full member and qualified Public Practicing Accountant with the Institute of Public Accountants. I am the Firm’s Registered Tax Agent and I am also a Justice of the Peace (Qualified).
My passion lies with accounting and taxation and I love nothing more than helping my client’s understand tax matters and their individual tax position. I strive to work closely with each and every client to ensure there are no questions left unanswered. I started the business with the intention of providing expert knowledge and great service at the best price equally available to every taxpayer.
I volunteer my time as a Board member of the Calliope & District Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank and here at CQ Taxation Services, we regularly donate to local charities and events in and around the Gladstone region.
On a personal note, I am married to Chris and have four children; my eldest is now 23 and my youngest is 3 years old! I am a proud Gladstone business owner and support small business in our region and beyond.
Grace joined CQ Taxation Services in 2020
Grace has more than 13 years taxation and accounting experience in both New Zealand and Australia. She is an exceptional member of our team being university qualified in Business Studies (Accounting major) and a qualified Chartered Accountant with CA ANZ. Grace is highly accomplished and extremely intelligent; her assignments during study with both University and CA were always kept for future reference to the next year students.
Grace thrives on working on technical tax returns and complex financial statements. With the onset of covid, one of the best aspects for Grace is being able to work from home and remain a vital member of the team, just like being in the office with the rest of the team.
On a personal front, Grace is married and has a 12-year-old son who is now attending high school. Grace enjoys dancing in her spare time, as well as ready and writing for enjoyment.
Sarah joined CQ Taxation Services in 2021
Sarah began her accounting and taxation career in 2007 and gained exceptional experience and skill being trained to pay high attention to detail and cross-checking source documents.
Sarah is a qualified CA Accountant, completing the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) in 2010, and having completed her Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting with CA ANZ in 2013. Sarah enjoys working from home and is an integral part of the CQ Tax Team.
Sarah is a mum of two and enjoys spending her spare time with her children and family.
Louise joined CQ Taxation Services 2017
Hi I’m Louise and I work closely with Allison as her Personal Assistant and I’m also the Bookkeeper of the Firm. I started as an administration assistant with CQ Taxation Services in 2017, and through Allison’s training and guidance, I am now fully competent in all areas of bookkeeping. I am currently undertaking the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting with CQU to formalize my experience and skill.
I have over 10 years in customer service and office administration experience and have a passion for providing exceptional customer service. I strive towards excellence and take pride in cultivating strong relationships with our clients which aligns in perfectly with the CQ Taxation Services culture of providing the highest level of service; this makes it easy to go to work every day.
Personally, I have 2 young boys, Jayden who will start school in 2022 and Finn who was born in November 2020, so my weekends are usually spent taking them on little outings with my partner and our 2 dogs! We love camping, fishing, heading to the beach or parks, and really don’t mind a quiet weekend in either.
Kodie joined CQ Taxation Services 2021
Hi, my name is Kodie and I am the receptionist at CQ Taxation Services. I am undertaking a Traineeship with the Firm and I look forward to graduating with Certificate III in Business Administration late 2022. This is my first role working for an Accounting Firm. I previously worked in retail and in beauty services. I am very excited to be studying my Certificate III in Business and can’t wait to further my skills as a receptionist.
I am enjoying being the director of first impressions both on the phone and in the office and I enjoy being able to help our clients with their initial inquiries and bookings. I assist in the initial preparation of client paperwork and personal details for our Accountants, and I really love that that CQ Tax treat every client like family; we all genuinely care about our clients and want to help them.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family, I have a big love for animals, especially birds! I also love staying active, going on walks, journaling and watching crime documentaries.
Nita joined CQ Taxation Services 2021
Hi, my name is Nita and I am a Tax Preparer with the CQ Tax Team. I hold an international Bachelor in Commerce and Accountancy and have recently completed the Certificate IV in Accountancy and Bookkeeping to support my passion in the industry. I am now undertaking the Certificate III in Business as I really enjoy learning! I have been preparing individual tax returns for the last 4 years and enjoy all areas on individual tax law.
I have been living in Gladstone since 2015 with my husband and two daughters. I am an active member of the Indian community and I previously volunteered at Welcoming Intercultural Neighbours Inc., a non-for-profit organization, where I was Treasurer as part of the managing committee in 2018 and 2019. Outside of work, I really enjoy henna design, Bollywood dancing and I like to travel around Australia.