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Element Business started out with a philosophy that clients should have access to a wholistic service which goes beyond basic compliance work. This prompted our Founding Director, Leschen Smaller to start the firm in 2012.  Leschen was joined by Theresa Allery in 2015, driven by a shared goal that business, accounting and taxation services can be provided in their own unique way that does not follow the traditional service model. They are both believers in the incredible and compounding power of the one percent rule. Striving for 1% improvement every day.

By becoming integrated with a client’s business in a wholistic way, the team at Element gain a 360 degree view of their client’s business, family and circumstances. This allows them to provide advice in a better way, advice that has depth because they are aware of other factors influencing decision making that aren’t just commercial factors.

Meet Our Team

We are not your ordinary accountants. We are committed to making a real difference to your financial affairs, which has a positive flow on effect to you, your family and our communities.

Leschen Smaller
Leschen Smaller - Director
Leschen is our Founding Director and loves working with business owners to help them reach their full potential. She also loves to connect people within her network so they can leverage off one another, swap ideas and innovate!
Leschen brings with her a wealth of experience in family groups and small to medium sized businesses. Her inspiration was to make her experience gained from “Big 4” and second tier accounting practices more accessible to these clients and offer robust advice that considered a client’s situation as a whole, as opposed to adhoc pieces of advice that focused on just one aspect of a client’s business and potentially ignored that ever present human aspect.
Theresa Allery
Theresa Allery - Director
Theresa loves working with family businesses and is committed to sharing her expertise and knowledge in a practical and understandable way. Theresa’s wish is to leave a legacy of financial education which empowers small business owners to create the lives they want for themselves, their communities and generations to come.
Her experience with “Big 4” and second tier accounting firms gives her the tools and expertise to structure her client’s business and personal affairs in the most tax effective way.
She is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Tax Agent, Fellow Member of The Tax Institute, holds a Masters in Applied Taxation and is an Authorised Representative of the SMSF Advisers Network.
When not working on your business, Theresa is out in nature with her family and sausage dog, on the beach, picnicking along the water or bushwalking one of the many trails in the hinterlands.
Chris Chong
Chris Chong- Senior Accountant
Chris loves problem solving and working with numbers. He has a strong customer service background and is committed to helping our clients build their business beyond tomorrow.
Chris is nearing completion of his CA qualification, achieving a merit in the Tax module. He brings with him 4+ years of experience working with SME businesses. He enjoys being exposed to a wide variety of industries to work with and is looking forward to strengthening his tax knowledge.
Chris is a passionate cricket and rugby fan. He also loves beating escape rooms and being offshore chasing the marlin!
Ashley Sly
Ashley Sly- Accountant
Ashley has been with Element for a year after graduating from QUT, and recently started working towards a CA qualification.
Ash is very curious, always asking questions and soaking in knowledge, striving to improve his tax and business knowledge. He enjoys working in a variety of industries specifically with small and medium business after growing up around family businesses.
In his free time, he loves trying to play golf or is out on the beautiful Broadwater boating!
Sarah McHugh
Sarah McHugh- Office Administrator
Sarah is our Office Administrator. She brings a varied wealth of knowledge of the accounting industry, having over 20 years administration experience.
She relishes in utilising this experience along with her warm and engaging manner by providing support to our clients, team and Directors.
She is most happy when outdoors with family and friends, most likely sipping on an Espresso Martini!


At Element, we live by our values, the four ‘C’s:


We encourage disrupting ideas and coming together to create new solutions.


We embrace courage by being brave in the face of fear, and we have the confidence to be unique.


We display curiosity by asking questions to better understand. We don’t shy away from asking why.


Together we have purposeful gatherings where we share and acknowledge our successes.

Business Certifications & Memberships

We are associated and qualified with the following organisations: