Sanela loves numbers. There, we said it! She might not have grown up wanting to become an accountant (what little girl does?!) but she was always good at numbers.
Couple this skill with a passion to see people succeed, and you have a dynamic offering.
She wants to use her experience of running her own business, and her knowledge as an accountant, to help empower business owners with the understanding needed to make key decisions in their business, which will hopefully lead to great personal wealth too.
Sanela relishes providing premium accounting services to medium-large businesses, while also enjoying her hard-earned work-life balance with her beach-loving family, which is an important principle for Sanela.
Sanela appreciates there are many opportunities here in Australia for anyone to grasp, and has done just that herself. Starting her life in Australia as a kiwi immigrant but originally as a refugee from the war in Bosnia, Sanela qualified as an accountant in 2004, and has worked as a tax agent for 17 years and as an accountant for more than 20 years. She is proud to be a certified public accountant and a member of Institute of Public Accountants
Sanela uses the knowledge and experience gained from running her own business, working as an accountant, and supporting a family, to provide financial serivces to others.
It is this experience that leads Sanela to also offer Virtual CFO services which can provide businesses the information they need to succeed, without the need to take on the responsibility of a full-time accountant or CFO. She knows that with support from the right accountant, it’s possible to make that business a success.
Sanela firmly believes that her past struggles are what make her such a good accountant and trusted advisor and she is on a mission to continuously learn as much as she can.
Selma was “destined” to work in accounting, having both a Mum and Dad who are accountants. However, for Selma it isn’t just about the numbers, it is about the power of education and the insight that the numbers give you to be able to live the life that you want.
Unsatisfied with the “boring” tag the accounting industry seems stuck with, Selma is on a mission to change common perception by achieving outstanding results with out of the box thinking… and doing.
Using her skills with numbers, Selma works closely with her clients to develop a strategy that leads to a clear direction towards identified objectives.
Selma’s purpose is to pass on the knowledge she has gained to equip and empower other business people. She loves to demystify the complexities of the tax language by teaching the principles of tax and accounting as it applies to them.
Selma’s unique area of expertise is to restructure your business so it becomes your profitable friend, not your unsettling foe. Her specialty lies in the interplay between SMSF, tax planning, estate planning and asset protection, ensuring clients understand the immense value they can generate within their business to grow their personal and family wealth.
While it’s important we all pay our fair share of tax, there are many options available that allow us to save more at tax time. Unfortunately, many business owners and even some accountants, are simply unaware or unwilling to implement these strategies.
Through her accreditation as an asset protection and estate planning adviser with SAPEPAA Selma offers added value to clients looking for diversity in their wealth portfolios. Plus, as a registered financial adviser, Selma can advise on superannuation and assist clients with setting up an SMSF.
It’s safe to say that Selma’s hard-working attitude and passion for helping others was developed in her upbringing. Having arrived in Australia in 1995 as refugees from Bosnia & Hercegovina with nothing but the clothes on their backs, Selma’s always advocates for education, and she saw her parents learn the hard way that knowledge is the only thing that cannot be taken away from you.
Through her own history, Selma can see that lifelong learning is a must and believes in the practice of continuously evolving and adapting to life’s circumstances.
As an entrepreneur and business owner herself, Selma is helping business owners like you to build stronger, more profitable companies which then lay strong foundations for personal wealth.
But don’t take our word for it here is what our clients say about us;
Sanela at Star Tax has been doing our business tax and accounting since we started our in 2010. We highly recommend Sanela and her wonderful team at Star Tax to anyone, as they are very professional, always available, extremely helpful, honest and highly knowledgeable in what they do.
More than happy with Sanela and her team at Star Tax & Accounting. I've been with Sanela for 4 years. I have found her to be very knowledgeable and professional and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to family and friends which i have done on many occasions and always receive good feed back from all send to see Sanela. Should be called 5 Star Tax & Accounting.
- Mark Kernowstone
Sanela is a great accountant and goes above and beyond to help with any accounting needs, we have been with her for many years and highly recommend her services.
- BellNando Rodrigues
We have been dealing with Star Tax Accounting for the last thirteen years, moving from our previous tax accountant has been the best decision. Dealing with a team who are so professional and knowledgeable makes running a business so much simpler. Not only are they always there when we have run into problems or need something done urgently but they always go out of their way to make sure they notify us of any changes made by the Government so that we can address them before they become a problem. On many occasions Sanela and the team have gone above and beyond to help us with our business, this is something that is very hard to find these days. We will definitely be using Star Tax & Accounting in the future and we will be happy to recommend them to anyone looking for a new Tax Accountant let it be personal or business they can stay assured they are in good hands.
- AA Fencing
It is an honor to be writing a testimony for Star Tax (Sanela and Eddie) TQ STONE PRODUCTS has been with Star Tax for around 5 years now and what a great experience it has been. Sanela is the most committed hard working Accountant I have ever met. She is super smart when it comes to the more complicated stuff and she can always find a solution to any problem. I have been involved with my family's business as well over the years and seen a lot of accounting and know one comes close to what Sanela can do. So take from me, look no further you have found the best Accountant you will ever find. Thanks Star Tax for your amazing service.
- Chris Burgess