Lance Staer CTA, ACIS, CA
BBus PGradDipBus

Lance Staer began his career in management and marketing in the petroleum sector, culminating in a position of financial analysis and legal liaison for the Australian subsidiary of Esso, the largest company in the world, based in Sydney.  Always entrepreneurial in his attitude, he left Esso and established his own company in the dangerous goods transport sector.

Returning to his accounting and legal academic roots in the late nineties, Lance studied postgraduate business whilst also teaching accounting and finance at Curtin University in a sessional capacity. A Chartered Accountant, Chartered Secretary and Chartered Tax Advisor, he completed financial planning and self-managed superannuation fund specialist training through the University of New South Wales.  Following a change in ownership of the business Lance became  Managing Partner of Harding & Thornbury in 2010.

As Managing Partner, Lance provides practical advice and creative strategies on all accounting and business services at Thornburys while ensuring that all engagements are performed to the highest standard.  He utilises his wide range of professional experience to ensure that clients receive practical and holistic advice in relation to tax structuring, succession planning, superannuation and taxation matters.

Lance has a strong interest in the not-for-profit sector and is the vice chair of the Australian Not For Profit Accountants Network (ANFPAN).  Lance is also a member of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s Professional User Group. He serves on the boards of several companies and non-profit organisations.

Lance is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, the Tax Institute of Australia and the Governance Institute of Australia.

Senior Partner

  • Lance Staer CTA, ACIS, CA
    BBus PGradDipBus

    Lance Staer began his career in management and marketing in the petroleum sector, culminating in a position of financial analysis and legal liaison for the Australian subsidiary of Esso, the largest company in the world, based in Sydney.  Always entrepreneurial in his attitude, he left Esso and established his own company in the dangerous goods transport sector.

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Our Team

  • Beryl Crane CA
    BBus(Acc) DipBus(Mgt)

    Beryl has enjoyed an eclectic working life prior to becoming a Chartered Accountant. She studied a range of subjects from zoology and computing to psychology and accounting over many years at various tertiary institutions, completing a Diploma of Business (Management) followed by a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Edith Cowan University in 2010.

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  • Noel Harding
    FCPA (Taxation) FCIS

    Noel is a consultant accountant specialising in the Charity Sector. He is a frequent contributor at Seminars on matters relating to the Charity Sector on accounting and taxation, constitutional matters, legal structures, corporation and administration generally.  

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