Our Team

Adam Bartholemew B.A. CA,  Director
Adam is a Chartered Accountant and became director of Bartholemews in July 2011. He came into the accounting industry after a career in marketing with a large Tasmanian liquor retailer.  This background has provided Adam with the tools to look at all aspects of a business, not simply from a purely accounting perspective.

Adam’s clients include those in industry segments as diverse as hospitality, transport, retail, construction and primary production.  

Adam lives with his wife Sarah, daughter Elizabeth and Labradoodle Bentley in central Launceston.  When not at work, Adam is an extremely keen (but terrible) golfer; he loves sharing fine wine and food with friends and is an avid reader of history.


John Dwyer B. Fin Admin FCPA CTA Senior Accountant
John is a Fellow of CPA Australia and Chartered Tax Advisor with the Tax Institute of Australia.  With 25 years of accounting experience John applies his expertise to clients in a wide variety of different industries.  John specialises in providing accounting and taxation solutions for self-managed superannuation funds and assisting clients in this ever changing and challenging area.

John and wife Iryna live in suburban Launceston.  He enjoys learning about good wine and travel.


Gary Quinn PNA,  Senior Accountant 
Gary has been serving the Launceston community as an accountant for over 30 years.  Over these years Gary has developed a broad accounting and taxation knowledge.  Gary has acquired excellent knowledge of a number of different business categories but particularly the hospitality industry having been a long time accountant and advisor for a number of hospitality organisations both in Tasmania and interstate.  He also has extensive experience in accounting and taxation matters for self managed superannuation funds.

Gary has been deeply involved in the Tasmanian horse racing industry practically all his life.

He fills his spare time outside of work training pacers at his property on the West Tamar.


Allison Pinkard 
Allison began working for David Bartholemew as a trainee in 1992 and never left.  Allison completes many of Bartholemews’ individual client’s tax returns as well as providing clients with administrative support in the areas of bookkeeping and payroll processing.

At home Allison is kept busy with her family, husband Brad and young daughter Chelsea.  She enjoys catching up with friends, going to the gym and karate.  She is also an annoyingly passionate Hawthorn supporter.


Jose Castellanos B.Com
Jose joined the Bartholemews ranks in October 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and has been in the accounting industry in several firms since 2001.Jose’s main focus is the taxation and auditing of Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF), but also deals in all aspects of accounting.In his spare time, Joes busies himself with community work, and also enjoys listening to and playing music.

Alyssa Smith
Alyssa is one our receptionists.  She has an interest in all things Celtic, especially history and music.  Alyssa also enjoys tapestry and needlework.


Victoria Kwabo B.Bus
Victoria joined Bartholemews in January 2013 as an undergraduate accountant and she completed her Bachelor of Business Degree in August 2013.

In her spare time, Victoria enjoys spending time with family and friends, learning how to play tennis, and getting involved in a range of voluntary work.  


Janice Cartwright
Janice is our senior receptionist greeting clients at the front desk. She enjoys dressmaking and DIY home renovations. Janice is also deeply involved in a number of local charitable organizations.

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