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Meet Maximum Business Solutions Team

Maximum Business Solutions is made up of a team of vibrant and energetic bookkeeping experts. Our aim is to provide you with a professional, personalised, and fun approach. Meet our team.

Janina Puttick

Owner and Principal of Maximum Business Solutions

Janina began her accounting career as a Finance Manager in New Zealand whilst studying both a Bachelor of Science and Commerce, a skill set that has taught her to be analytical. After immigrating to Australia with her young family she started her own bookkeeping business in 2001.

This gave her the opportunity to complete her business degree and her CPA, which she achieved in June 2016.

Janina has been a Business Consultant for large companies and has been involved in several large IT implementations both technically and with a change management approach.

Using both her consultancy and small business experience her business has now evolved and provides cloud IT integration services, business consultancy, financial management and bookkeeping, with a personal touch.

When she is not volunteering as the Secretary for the local Community Bank, Janina enjoys a hit of tennis, walking, and relaxing with wine, family and friends.

Teresa Watson

Teresa is an experienced Bookkeeper and has obtained a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping. She is also Xero certified. She has many years of experience working with various accounting software packages and clients from a wide range of industries.

When Teresa is not at her desk Teresa enjoys hanging out with her family, catching a movie and would love to have more time to spend on her scrapbooking.

Tamara Briggs

Tamara is an experienced Credit Manager and Bookkeeper with a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping. She is also Xero certified. Tamara has 20+ years’ experience in the finance world, working across a variety of industries.

Tamara is a keen outdoors person who loves the beach, the bush and the snow. Her second home is Mt Buller where in winter you’ll find her snowboarding and in summer she’ll be mountain bike riding.

Simone Black

Simone is a CPA with many years of accounting and bookkeeping both industry and practice. She is also Xero certified and has worked with several different accounting software packages.

Simone enjoys spending time with her family, keeping fit and active, enjoys attending AFL matches & socialising with friends.

Elena Gandini

Elena is originally from Italy. She studied her Advance Diploma in Accounting in the UK where she lived and work as an Assistant Accountant for 12 years. In 2011 she relocated to Australia where she completed her Bachelor Degree in Accounting and she is currently studying her CPA. She has many years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting.

Elena thinks of herself as an outgoing person, loves travelling and likes a good challenge.

Joanne Cafiso

Joanne is an experienced Bookkeeper who has an Associate Diploma in Accounting . She has worked closely with Accountants over the years and has experience in a large variety of industries.

Joanne enjoys a game of tennis, dining out and especially taking time out to explore the wonders of the world.

Eveliina Torma-Elvey

Eve is our newest team member and originally from Finland, where she obtained a Diploma in Business Administration and Accounting. She has many years of experience in Accounting and Bookkeeping working with a large variety of industries. She is also Xero certified and Xero Payroll certified.

Eve spends her spare time at the beach and the gym and loves live music and travelling from the start to Finnish.

Steve Smith

Steve has over 20 years experience in finance and bookkeeping type roles. He is also Xero certified.

During his time, Steve has worked with not only a wide range of businesses, ranging from quite small businesses to large corporations.

Outside the office, Steve likes to spend time with his family and friends, and you’ll often find him walking his dog.

Caroline Baird
Office Manager

Caroline is the back bone of the company who keeps the team on their toes. Working with Denise, she assists the Bookkeepers and ensures Janina and her team work efficiently.

After hours you’ll find Caroline either with family, friends or eating cheese – preferably doing all three!

Denise Doherty
Administration Assistant

Denise is an energetic and enthusiastic team member who assists the Bookkeepers where needed and brings a little Irish humour to the office.

She also likes to drink red wine - she is IRISH after all!