Meet The Team

WHO WE ARE

With over 10 years experience working as an accountant or a Chief Financial Officer our team has the expertise and experience to lead your company forward

We are an integrated professional services provider offering outsourced Chief Financial Officer services to small and medium businesses across Australia. Based on the Sunshine Coast, we draw on our local and international experience to service clients Australia wide.

CFO One was born out of the belief that growing small & medium businesses are often underserviced in the area of financial management.  For businesses with a turnover of $1m – $20m per annum, a fulltime CFO often proves prohibitively costly, yet their needs exceed the capacity of their already busy internal accounts team or traditional accounting service provider.  We step into this gap to take pressure off business owners and managers, filtering out the less useful data and giving management the important information and guidance required to make the best decisions for their business.

Michael McManus

Michael McManus – Director Founder Michael McManus is dedicated to transforming the accounting industry from being reactive and hands-off service providers to proactive advisors using business intelligence technologies to keep company leaders consistently in front of accurate company performance data.

Tamara Cross

Tamara’s passion for helping customers succeed in business is a difficult to put into words. She is commercially focused and a hands on professional with demonstrated strategic influence. Tamara has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant (ICAA) with over 15 years’ experience in accounting, finance, risk management and governance.

Mike Urness

Mike has more than 25 years of experience growing small to midsize businesses. During that time he built and sold two companies to Fortune 500 organisations – Textron and Fidelity Investments. He has been an angel investor on over 10 occasions, sat on multiple boards, raised millions of dollars of seed capital.

Shellon Dunlop

Shellon loves helping transform time poor CEO’s into more clear and confident business leaders. She is an experienced accountant focussed on decoding the story of numbers into real-time, simple and accessible summaries, empowering businesses to make the best decisions.

Tiarne Collocott

Tiarne is passionate about helping business leaders get the information they need to make fast and accurate business decisions. She is a graduate of the University of the Sunshine Coast and launched her professional career with CFO-One. Tiarne completed a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Management and has been with the CFO-One team.

Brooke Gault

Brooke enjoys providing her customers the confidence that their financial information is accurate, up-to-date and accessible. She is a graduate of the University of the Sunshine Coast and began her professional career with CFO-One.

Samantha Hansen

Samantha loves knowing her efficient and accurate work keeps company leaders informed on the financial activities of their businesses. She graduated from CQU University this year and began her professional career with CFO-One in 2018.

Melonie Cook

Melonie keeps the office running smoothly so others can keep the customers’ offices running smoothly. She completed Certificates III & IV in Business Administration and is currently studying Cert IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Michael McManus

Michael McManus – Director Founder Michael McManus is dedicated to transforming the accounting industry from being reactive and hands-off service providers to proactive advisors using business intelligence technologies to keep company leaders consistently in front of accurate company performance data.

Tamara Cross

Tamara’s passion for helping customers succeed in business is a difficult to put into words. She is commercially focused and a hands on professional with demonstrated strategic influence. Tamara has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant (ICAA) with over 15 years’ experience in accounting, finance, risk management and governance.

Mike Urness

Mike has more than 25 years of experience growing small to midsize businesses. During that time he built and sold two companies to Fortune 500 organisations – Textron and Fidelity Investments. He has been an angel investor on over 10 occasions, sat on multiple boards, raised millions of dollars of seed capital.

Shellon Dunlop

Shellon loves helping transform time poor CEO’s into more clear and confident business leaders. She is an experienced accountant focussed on decoding the story of numbers into real-time, simple and accessible summaries, empowering businesses to make the best decisions.

Tiarne Collocott

Tiarne is passionate about helping business leaders get the information they need to make fast and accurate business decisions. She is a graduate of the University of the Sunshine Coast and launched her professional career with CFO-One. Tiarne completed a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Management and has been with the CFO-One team.

Brooke Gault

Brooke enjoys providing her customers the confidence that their financial information is accurate, up-to-date and accessible. She is a graduate of the University of the Sunshine Coast and began her professional career with CFO-One.

Samantha Hansen

Samantha loves knowing her efficient and accurate work keeps company leaders informed on the financial activities of their businesses. She graduated from CQU University this year and began her professional career with CFO-One in 2018.

Melonie Cook

Melonie keeps the office running smoothly so others can keep the customers’ offices running smoothly. She completed Certificates III & IV in Business Administration and is currently studying Cert IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping