About Our Firm
Formerly known as Brent Howe & Associates, we have been operating for the past 25+ years in the historic regional town of Albany, Western Australia.
Brent began trading in 1989, servicing a range of regional and international clients. His son Gareth joined the practice as an accountant and became a partner in 2017. Gareth has studied and worked in the industry for the past five years, and brings a unique and fresh perspective to the table.
Howe Accounting Pty Ltd began trading in July 2018, and has continued to expand and cater for a wide clientele.
We’ve Got You Covered
We spend as much time as needed to ensure our clients feel at home, and that we have explored all possible options for delivering the best outcome.
No matter where you are located, we can service your needs! We can provide a mobile service anywhere that has access to the internet.
No matter where you are located we can service your needs! We can provide a mobile service anywhere that has access to the internet.
Meet The HA Team
Each member of our staff has a different background. But, all can service your needs proficiently!
Brent Howe - Director
Founding director Brent Howe is an accredited Member of ICAA (Australia and New Zealand) and has over fifty years of accounting experience, working for corporations of various sizes across the globe in many different roles.
Brent started as an articled clerk and became degree qualified in his hometown of Cape Town, South Africa. For 20 years Brent worked extensively across Zimbabwe and London as a cost accountant. Brent immigrated to Perth in 1982, where he worked as a Chief Accountant and Company Secretary for a large real estate and property management group. Since relocating to Perth, and then to Albany, Brent has established himself in a variety of roles as a Financial Director, CEO and partner; working for listed public companies, small hospitality and accounting firms. In 1989 Brent set up his own practice in Albany under the name Brent Howe & Associates, which has since evolved into the Howe Accounting that we know today.
Brent is a registered tax agent and specialises in corporate and individual taxation, business planning and budgeting, corporate structures, cost accounting, loan application assistance, system advice and general business consulting.
Gareth Howe - Director
Gareth has made invaluable contributions to Howe Accounting since becoming a partner in 2017. Gareth’s forward-thinking mentality and proficiency in accounting has given the firm much direction since its rebrand and has continued the Howe Family reputation of excellence.
Gareth graduated the University of Western Australia in 2016 with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Business Law. This Albany born-and-bred lad is a Provisional ICAA Member and a registered tax agent. His specialties include income taxation, GST and financial accounting.
Gareth is currently working on achieving his qualification as a chartered accountant through the ICAA – Chartered Accountants Program, and is expected to graduate in April 2020. Gareth is mono-lingual, enjoys playing the piano, singing and attending church.
Dawn Holmes - Accountant
Dawn is a valued and respected team member who has over 25 years of experience under Brent Howe as an accountant.
Originally from Denmark, WA, Dawn moved to Perth to attend business college, where she studied shorthand, typing and bookkeeping. Upon completing the course, Dawn worked in a variety of roles, including real estate and as a PA for an architectural firm. Dawn moved to England in 1969, where she worked and travelled extensively across Europe and the UK. Dawn returned to Perth in 1971, where she continued her role with the architectural firm. After getting married, she spent three months living in Singapore and then relocated with her family to London, where she worked as a PA to the manager of a housing development organisation.
Her family eventually relocated to Albany, where Dawn worked for her family business and completed her certificates in Business and Secretarial Studies.
Dawn specialises in client liaison, bookkeeping, financial accounting, and reporting and general taxation.
Narelle Woodward - Accountant
Our wonderful team member Narelle was born in Dandenong, Victoria, and moved to Perth when she was 3. She completed her teaching degree in 1998 and has taught all across the state in Carnarvon, Kellerberrin, Mt Barker and Albany schools. After teaching for 15 years, Narelle decided on a change of career. As Narelle has always had a love of mathematics, it seemed to her a natural progression to move to accounting.
Narelle is happily married and has one daughter. She has completed an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and is now studying her Bachelor of Commerce at ECU.
Elizabeth Katherine Mary Howe - Credit & Office General Manager
Elizabeth has brought warmth and a wealth of experience to the firm for over 25 years as Howe’s Credit Management and Office Manager.
Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Elizabeth studied at Harare Commercial College and Institute before going on to do Commercial French. She resided in London and Edinborough for two years doing secretarial work. Elizabeth eventually returned to Zimbabwe for a further two years doing office work, and then immigrated to Cape Town, South Africa for an additional five years before moving to Australia. Elizabeth spent some time bringing up her children, and then working as a receptionist and bookkeeper of a large motel.
For the last 20 years, Elizabeth has been the Credit & Office General Manager at this firm.
Elizabeth specialises in client liaison, credit management and office administration.
Charlotte Pell - Accountant
Our valued internee Charlotte is competent and diligent in handling tasks, and is a real asset to the team.
Born in Cantebury, England, Charlotte immigrated to Australia when she was five years old. She completed her school education in Mandurah, WA, and relocated to Albany with her family seven years ago. Charlotte has since achieved her Certificate 4 in Accounting at TAFE and is currently completing her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Western Australia, majoring in accounting.
She enjoys swimming, horse riding and ice skating, and specialises in general accounting.