About

The team members at JDFA are friendly and fun-loving, and each of them enjoys coming to work. This enthusiasm for work and life is reflected in the way they answer your calls and respond to your questions.

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In 2015, JDFA merged with Hudson Baker a firm first started as Hudson & Co 1965 which then became Hudson Baker in 1989.
JDFA was started in 2007 by Jennifer and Daryl Forge (thus the name – JDFA) with a vision to ‘help its clients to create, accumulate and protect their wealth’.
The tradition of building long-term relationships, started by Geoffrey Hudson in 1965, built upon by Bradfod Baker since 1989, has continued with JDFA since 2007. JDFA’s ability to live up to this tradition is only possible with the best people.

Staff

Jennifer Forge

Jennifer Forge

Jennifer Forge graduated from Monash University with a Degree in Economics (Statistics). After working with IBM for eight years, Jennifer returned to Monash University to complete a Graduate Degree in Accounting, while raising the family’s two children.
Jennifer has been in public practice as a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), specialising in providing tax advice, since 2000.
Having completed her Diploma of Financial Planning, Jennifer is a licensed financial adviser, specialising in SMSF. She is an SMSF specialist member of SPAA, and an ATO registered SMSF auditor.
Jennifer’s is personable & friendly. Her major downfall is her AFL football team.

Daryl Forge

Daryl Forge

Daryl Forge graduated from Monash University with a Degree in Economics (Accounting) and became a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) during his five years with Touche Ross (now known as KPMG).
For the next 18 years, Daryl worked in the stockbroking industry with UBS and NAB. The last three years were spent as head of NAB’s online stockbroker.
Having completed his Diploma of Financial Planning, Daryl and Jennifer Forge started JDFA in 2007 to provide clients with a combination of business, personal financial and tax advice.

Daryl’s over-riding business philosophy is to “treat all clients as if they were family or friends.”

Nicole Daff

Nicole Daff

Nicole Daff moved from Broken Hill to Bendigo where she graduated with Degree in Accounting.

Nicole worked for almost nine years in public practice, and then three years as a financial controller for an entrepreneur. After having her son, Jack, Nicole decided that public practice was the place to be, and joined JDFA three years ago.

Nicole is a qualified CPA, has extensive knowledge in small business accounting software, and thrives on the jobs in the ‘too hard basket’. As a mad Holden V8 motoring enthusiast, Nicole is still recovering from Holden’s decision to stop manufacturing the Commodore in Australia.

Mike De Almeida

Mike De Almeida

Mike De Almeida begun studying accounting in high school and later graduated from Monash Unviersty with a Degree in Accounting and Banking & Finance.

Mike is currently studying to become a CPA (Certified Practising Accountant).

Having now entered his fourth year at JDFA since beginning in April 2011, Mike currently specialises in the preparation of financial accounts and tax returns for businesses and individual tax returns.

Mike is a very friendly and chatty, eagerly answering the phone to clients. His personal obsession is for Apple products.

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Nick Martin

Nick Martin

Nick Martin graduated from Victoria University with a double degree in Accounting and Banking & Finance.
After joining the JDFA team in a graduate roll in 2011, Nick formed a particular interest in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF). Using this practical SMSF audit knowledge and legislation he assists trustees to meet their obligations and responsibilities as well as helping to find solutions around issues before they become substantial problems. Nick is also currently studying to obtain his Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) accreditation.
Nick is dedicated and easy going. With an avid interest in many sports he pursues these passions by regularly participating in various sporting endeavours. On the weekends you are most likely to find Nick at the MCG enjoying the sport Melbourne has to offer.

Allison Foulds

Allison Foulds

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Heather Carbone

Heather Carbone

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Leanne Truswell

Leanne Truswell

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