MJJ is one of the leading business accounting firms on the Sunshine Coast.

We are more than just a tax accountant or tax agent. We specialise in giving you the expert tax and accounting advice of Chartered Accountants.

MJJ provides a variety of accounting services including financial advice, tax advice, bookkeeping services, cloud accounting, accounting software recommendations and small business solutions.

We pride ourselves on being a knowledgeable and friendly team of CPA and Chartered Accountant professionals who work hard to cater to your individual situation.

Melanie Jacobson
Director 

MJJ Accountants - Melanie Jacobson From the tender age of 8 Melanie knew she wanted to be an accountant. Her parents operated a small business and she was always interested in how their accountant played such a pivotal role to help them relieve the stress and worry they had as part of running their business. Melanie became a Partner in a mid-size accounting firm, and has since worked closely with local business owners to help them achieve their personal, business and lifestyle success.

Melanie’s passion is to educate her clients so they can realize the opportunity to learn what they need, to achieve their own personal and business financial success. With this in mind, MJJ Accounting and Business Solutions was formed.

A key factor in any financial success is cashflow. Melanie loves working with business owners on their cashflow and helping them achieve their dreams. For this reason she is known as the ‘Cashflow Queen’. Achieving your dreams can be fun; Melanie can put some magic into your business and financial success!

When not working with clients Melanie enjoys travelling ‘off the beaten track’ to any destination that is not a popular tourist hot spot. In her spare time she enjoys undertaking outdoor fitness activities and socializing with friends and family.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Commissioner of Declarations
  • Vice President, Chamber Alliance
  • Vice President, Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network

Awards:

  • Young Business Woman of the Year 2008
  • Caloundra Business Person of the Year 2009

Little Known Fact:

Melanie is a Twin.

Favourite Quote:

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” – Francis of Assisi


Renee Spears
Director 

MJJ Accountants - Renee Spears Renee’s career as an Accountant started just 2 weeks after finishing high school when she started in a local firm and quickly worked her way up to a Client Manager and later Associate. Renee later moved to Brisbane where she continued to gain a wealth of experience in dealing with clients across many and varied industries.

Like a lot of Aussies she decided to embrace the travel bug and moved to London to undertake a Finance Manager role for a European based company. After an extended time travelling the world she developed a huge appreciation for the Sunshine Coast lifestyle and decided to return. Renee became a Partner at MJJ Accounting and Business Solutions in 2014.

Renee takes pride in being able to assist clients to improve their financial results and achieve their goals, both business and personal. She goes the extra mile to ensure her clients achieve their success through education and continued support.

Renee spends her weekends embracing the coast lifestyle, enjoying days at the beach, barbecues in summer and socializing with friends. She has a huge love for travel and shares this passion with her husband who she has travelled to more than 50 countries with. They hope their children Hudson and Ariella share this same sense of adventure.

Qualifications:

  • Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Treasurer, Business Beat Sunshine Coast

Little Known Fact:

Renee started her University Degree whilst in high school at the age of just 15.

Favourite Quote:

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln


Sam W.
Accountant

MJJ Accountants - Samantha Willshire

Sam is one of MJJ Accounting’s accountants, having joined the team in June 2015. Her role within the team started out as an Administration Assistant, whilst she studied her Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). Since graduating with her degree in December 2016, she came onboard the MJJ team as an accountant. In June 2017 she started studying the Chartered Accountant’s program, which she has now completed.

Coming from a background in event/retail management, Sam soon learnt her passion for the business world of numbers and budgeting. This interest is what pushed her to pursue a career in the area of Accounting and to continue her university studies.

When not at MJJ Sam enjoys spending her time outdoors in the sun. She’s a water baby at heart, so if the sun is out there’s a high chance she’ll be found down at Mudjimba beach.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management

Little Known Fact:

Sam actually applied to study accounting straight out of high school; but two weeks before offers had to be submitted she changed her mind to event management thinking it would be more fun!

Favourite Quote:

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different” – Coco Chanel


Doug A.J.
Accountant

Doug joined the team in 2018 as a trainee accountant. He has now graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Minoring in Mathematics, Economics and Business Law at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Doug, also managed the Business Drop-In (BuDI) help sessions for first year accounting students at the University Of the Sunshine Coast.

Away from the accounting world you will find Doug watching a game of AFL or having a hit of Tennis.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Little Known Fact:

Studied mathematics at University straight from school before realising that a career in Accounting was where he really saw himself.

Favourite Quote:

“Do or do not. There is no try” – Yoda


Young S.
Accountant

Young joined the MJJ team in 2021 with 4 years of prior taxation experience. Young came to Australia from South Korea with his family 7 years ago. Before that, he worked as a claim adjuster for 5 years in Korea. When his daughter was born, he wanted to give a better life to his daughter. Living in Korea was very competitive for his family. He studied accounting at USC for 2 years and settled down on the Sunshine Coast. He is now studying the Certified Practising Accounting (CPA) program to live a better life than yesterday. Young is crazy about watching soccer and spends his time cooking Korean food for his family and friends.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) – Ongoing

Little Known Fact:

Young came to Australia as a backpacker 14 years ago, working and travelling for 2 years. He was alone at that time, he then came back with his team (wife & daughter) 7 years later.

Favourite Quote:

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins


Mollie S.
Trainee Accountant

Mollie is currently studying on the Sunshine Coast, while also working part-time here at MJJ Accounting. She has lived on the Sunshine Coast since she was 8 years old, after living in Brisbane and Mount Isa. Mollie enjoys going to the beach and going to the gym. She also loves spending time with her family and French Bulldog, Tilly.

Qualifications:

  • Currently completing Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Little Known Fact:

Mollie worked in Japan for 10 weeks on a mountain named Madarao

Favourite Quote:

“Think about what you can do right now, not what you wish you had done before” – Jay Shetty


Coree M.
Trainee Accountant

Coree is currently studying on the Sunshine Coast while also working part-time here at MJJ Accounting. He moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2021 and has been enjoying all the Coast has to offer since. Coree enjoys cooking for family and friends. He also enjoys playing chess at a local Maroochydore Chess Club.

Qualifications:

  • Currently completing Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) & Bachelor of Business (Finance & Economics) 

Little Known Fact:

Coree has a large collection of vinyl records he listens to while cooking 

Favourite Quote:

“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” ― Jim Carrey


Cassie B.
Client Services Coordinator

Cassie joins our MJJ team with prior office and administrative experience. She assists in many day-to-day aspects of running the office, including directing incoming work to the accountants and following up your queries.

Cassie has lived on the Sunshine Coast for most of her life. She loves the relaxed lifestyle of the coast and being near the beach. When she is not at work, Cassie loves to spend time with family and friends and her fur baby (Shitzu x Toy Poodle).

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nursing Science

Little Known Fact:

Cassie also studied 1 year of midwifery at University.

Favourite Quote:

“Good things happen sometimes when you least expect them” – Jojo Moyes


Georgia Wright
Receptionist

Georgia joined the MJJ team in 2022. Having never worked in an administrative role, Georgia looks forward to learning new skills and helping the admin team. Georgia will assist you with your enquiries when you phone the office and make sure you are transferred to the appropriate team member. On the weekends Georgia enjoys reading and hanging out with friends.

Qualifications:

  • Bronze Medallion

Little Known Fact:

Georgia had never been to the Sunshine Coast before moving here at the start of 2022

Favourite Quote:

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” — Michael Altshuler


Heather S.
Client Experience Coordinator

Heather joins the MJJ team with prior experience working in administration for a local family-owned business. She has lived on the Sunshine Coast since age nine and enjoys walking on the beach with her Labrador/Kelpie named Chester.
Heather looks forward to assisting with the daily operations of the company while ensuring our clients always feel supported.

Little Known Fact:

Though born in the United Kingdom, Heather received a Kiwi citizenship while living in New Zealand before finally migrating to Australia.

Favourite Quote:

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain


Stella

StellaStella is in the last year of her university studies, once completed she plans on travelling. She was born in Melbourne and moved up to the Sunshine Coast with her family in 2012. Stella is a passionate Collingwood supporter, she loves the beach and spending time with her friends and family.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Business
  • Currently completing Bachelor of Communications majoring in Public Relations and Advertising.

Little Known Fact:

Stella travelled around Australia for 12 months in a caravan with her family in 2011.

Favourite Quote:

“I find the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have” – Thomas Jefferson


Bronte

BronteBronte is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast, while working part-time here at MJJ Accounting. She has lived on the Sunshine Coast since she was 5 years old after living in Northen NSW. Bronte enjoys going to the beach with family and spending time travelling.

Qualifications:

  • Currently completing Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Business (Economics/Finance)

Little Known Fact:

Bronte has a dual citizenship, Australian and Italian. She has been able to travel over there and learn about her heritage.

Favourite Quote:

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt


Holly

HollyHolly is currently studying in Brisbane while also working part-time here at MJJ Accounting. She recently moved to the Sunshine Coast from Sydney. Holly enjoys Scuba Diving, travelling, and hanging out with her two Corgis, Mabel and Peggy Susan.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance

Little Known Fact:

Holly grew up in India.

Favourite Quote:

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” – Nelson Mandela


We are a small business accounting service located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast and would appreciate the opportunity to help you, your friends, family and colleagues. Contact us on 07 5451 1118 for an obligation-free confidential discussion today.

Accounting services for Sunshine Coast businesses who want more.

It’s time to make your choice. Contact us on 07 5451 1118 for a one-hour free confidential consultation today.
We can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Could not speak more highly of the support we have received over the years from the team at MJJ. Special shout out to Renee who has been most supportive, professional, knowledgable and pro-active in taking care of our business and personal accounting needs. Thanks so much!

    Amanda Rowe Avatar Amanda Rowe
    March 31, 2020
  • I rely on MJJ Accounting to be there when I can‘t. As an expatriate, managing affairs from overseas is difficult. However Mel and the team are like an extension of us in AUS and I feel like we never miss a date, an issue or a reporting. MJJ accounting brings one peace of mind.

    Lyss from BLYSS Avatar Lyss from BLYSS
    June 5, 2020
  • The team at MJJ Accounting have been a lifesaver for our small business. Melissa always goes the extra mile to ensure we understand our options and is prompt in replying to our questions. I know our business is in good hands now!

    Nikki Klimek Avatar Nikki Klimek
    June 27, 2019
  • We would highly recommend MJJ accountants. Melanie has always gone above and beyond for us. Her work is of an extremely high standard - she provides excellent advice, is diligent, efficient, helpful and full of integrity. Thank you Melanie for your amazing work.

    Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group Avatar Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group
    August 26, 2019
  • Renee and the MJJ Accounting team have been awesome! As a business owner i was looking for an accountant who was more involved in my business and i love that MJJ have a proactive approach to accounting and providing genuine client care. I highly recommend them!

    Aaron Crossin Avatar Aaron Crossin
    February 25, 2020