November 8, 2019

Kothes has six directors who travel between our seven offices, including Gary Skelton. Gary is based in the Bega office and is the only Self Managed Super Fund specialist on the NSW Sapphire Coast.

Gary feels a great sense of pride working for the largest multi-partner chartered accounting firm in the region. Gary’s role is predominantly in the company’s financial planning and investments area, and he is an AFS Authorised Representative of Bridges Financial Planning.

The professional advice Gary provides to clients is highly regulated, and he takes his role in financial planning, investment strategies and Self Managed Super Funds administration seriously. He says the importance of trust when you are helping people make the best possible financial decisions cannot be underestimated.

Tip for businesses

Financial advice does make a difference and people who receive professional financial advice are financially better off.

Skills and experience

• Registered Tax Agent
• AFS Authorised Representative of Bridges Financial Planning (AFSL 238849)
• Associate – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
• Bachelor of Business in Accounting

Work-life balance

When Gary’s not at work you’ll find him on the golf course at Tura Beach Country Club, where he’s been a member since 1993, or swimming in the ocean. He also maintains a bush block with his family in his down time. And although they have been languishing near the bottom of the ladder for the past several years, he remains a passionate supporter of his AFL team Carlton.

Work hard, have fun and maintain a positive attitude. Try and forget about work when you leave the office and enjoy your out of work time.