Level 1, 20 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya, QLD 4575  

PO Box 1012, Buddina QLD 4575 

Phone: (07) 5437 6600 

Fax: (07) 5437 6622 

Email: info@paabs.com.au 

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm 


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About Us

We are committed to forming close partnerships with our clients. This way we can understand your unique situation and customise the assistance we provide to suit your needs. Our commitment to excellence is evident in the hardworking nature of our staff, and the exceptional service we offer.

Our enthusiasm for our work means you are provided with a friendly team of professionals who are eager to use their expertise to help you succeed.

Paul Hoare CPA B.Bus – Partner

Paul is a qualified CPA with over 35 years experience in accounting.

Paul started Riverview Accounting at Cotton Tree after 29 years of working for various accounting firms in Rockhampton.

Since starting his own business in 2004, Paul has built a large client base on the Sunshine Coast while still retaining many clients from his early years of accounting in Rockhampton. Riverview Accounting had grown into a well respected practice that had outgrown its small office at Cotton Tree; in 2009, Paul & Chris Carmichael took on a new venture and joined in partnership to create what is now Pinnacle Accounting & Business Services.

Paul specialises in tax compliance, small business consultancy and self managed superannuation fund audits. Paul is also a great source of information and provides extensive advice to our clients when required.

Paul's qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Business - Accounting
  • CPA
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Commissioner for Declarations

Outside of Pinnacle

Paul enjoys playing squash, morning walks along the beach and fine dining in the evenings with his family.

Chris Carmichael CPA B.Bus – Partner

Chris is a qualified CPA with over 15 years experience in accounting.

Chris joined Riverview Accounting in May 2005 and over the next four years built a great working relationship with Paul Hoare. In 2009, Paul & Chris took on a new venture and joined in partnership to create Pinnacle Accounting & Business Services.

Chris specialises in small business and self managed superannuation fund consultancy.

Chris's qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Business - Accounting
  • CPA
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Commissioner for Declarations

Outside of Pinnacle

Chris enjoys playing touch football, golf and fishing.

Sharyn de Silva – Accountant

Sharyn is a CPA Qualified accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree.  Sharyn initially commenced her accounting career in the commercial sector before moving to public practice in 2003.  Over her career she has assisted a wide range of businesses in various industries, including trade work, developers, professional sportspersons, builders and the hospitality industry.  Sharyn's main area of focus is small business, covering tax planning and tax compliance.  Sharyn also enjoys working with Self Managed Super Funds. 

Outside of Pinnacle

Outside of work Sharyn tries to spend as much quality time with her family as she can, getting out and about and enjoying the coast as much as possible.  Sharyn also loves quiet early morning catch-ups with her favourite people. 

Corinne Parodi – Accountant

Corinne has completed a Bachelor of Business at University of Technology of Sydney. She worked in Sydney for a couple of years before moving overseas.  Corinne returned to Australia is 2012 and has been working in public practice since then. 

Outside of Pinnacle

Corinne enjoys scuba diving - teaching people to dive and for fun! She likes travel and camping and enjoys trying out new recipes from different cuisines.

Carly Pike - Business Development Coordinator    

Carly started with Riverview Accounting in 2008 and moved with the business when it became Pinnacle Accounting & Business Services. Carly spent most of 2013 travelling and exploring Australia on an unforgettable journey with her partner. At the end of 2013, Carly's lap of Australia finished up back on the Sunshine Coast, and she was re-employed by Pinnacle Accounting.

Outside of Pinnacle

Carly enjoys visiting places she has never been to before and relaxing with family and friends.

Kerry Philp - Client Services Assistant 

Kerry started with Pinnacle Accounting in April 2013, coming from many years of experience in a wide range of roles in State Government. Not only has Kerry fit perfectly into her role with the firm, she also enjoys the daily challenges of her position.

Outside of Pinnacle

Kerry enjoys walking her dogs, the gym, camping and spending time with family and friends. 

Joanne Watts - Client Services Co-ordinator

Jo moved to Pinnacle Accounting from another Sunshine Coast accounting practice in October 2014.  She has many years of experience in administration and accounting both in public practice and in the family business.


Jo enjoys working with people and helping them solve their problems.


Outside of Pinnacle

Jo likes to spend time with family and enjoys paddling and learning to dance.



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