Meet our Team

of amazing accountants, bookkeepers and administrative assistants

Kaleena Haas


Kaleena is extremely passionate about bookkeeping and loves working closely with her clients to help them achieve the very best results for their business.

Kaleena specialises in the Legal Industry with clients both locally and nationally seeking her out for her expertise and knowledge in a very regulated and complex area of bookkeeping.

Quote : “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
You will only get out of life what you put in, always think of others and be a kind and caring person.

Favourite way to spend a day off
I love to spend a day off with my family, it doesn’t matter what we do or where we go, just being together creating new memories.

What’s in your fridge?
It depends on the day of the week, Sunday’s the fridge is full of meal prep for the week but come the following week it is pretty well empty!

Why did you choose the field you are in?
I have always had a passion for the numbers and helping people. In bookkeeping you work incredibly closely with your clients to navigate through both the financial and personal facets that life brings. There is a real sense of satisfaction and achievement for myself and my clients in what I do.

What is the most exciting part of your job?
The most exciting part of my job is to be able to contribute and assist our clients to achieve their dreams and goals. To be part of the journey with them!

Michelle De Vries

Senior Bookkeeper

Michelle joined the KHAS team after moving from The Netherlands where she had gained her accounting qualifications and wealth of knowledge working at Deloitte.

Michelle absolutely loves her chosen profession, always looking for the best results for our clients. Constantly on the pulse for new technology, add ons and ways to best streamline the work giving the clients the tools to see and understand their business position.

Fun fact: I am Dutch and moved to Australia in 2016 after falling in love with the nature, lifestyle and hilarious slang of this country. My favourite weekend activity is camping on the beach and the thing I miss the most about the Netherlands is our peanut butter!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Never give up and apply that to any dreams you have.

Favourite book
Harry Potter.

Why did you choose the field you are in?
My parents had a flower shop growing up and it was amazing to see them follow their dreams. It made me want to be the person to assist other people to realise theirs. Accounting is a fantastic way to do this as you can take the ‘boring’ responsibilities from the business owner and have them focus on what they are passionate about, while you can assist and coach them by providing the finance information they really need to make business and personal decisions.

The best item you have ticked off your Bucket-list
Moving to Australia

What is your most-used productivity hack?
Start with the item you look up to the most and get that out of the way. This way it doesn’t sit in the back of your mind and you can focus better on the following tasks.

Ethan Haas

Senior Bookkeeper

Ethan grew up in the industry and has a passion for numbers, assisting clients to understand where their business is financially and to plan for achieving their goals.

Ethan loves working with clients in Property Development, Building & Construction and Investment.

Quote: “The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
You are in control of your own destination, work hard and smart while still enjoying life and making great memories.

Favourite book
The Barefoot Investor

Favourite way to spend a day off
Going to the beach or a bush walk with my Aussie Sheppard, Duke.

Favourite travel destination
I am not a fan of the cold but love to go anywhere that I can Snowboard!

What’s your go to meal?
I can never go past crumbed Lamb Cutlets with veg.


Kim Wicks

Senior Bookkeeper


Sandra Luque

Senior Bookkeeper





Sydnee Knight

Senior Bookkeeper

Sydnee loves all things Bookkeeping with the added bonus of being from previous roles where she also utilised her Human Resource and Work Health and Safety qualifications.
Sydnee’s knowledge and experience in these additional areas is of great benefit to our clients.
Sydnee has incredible dedication and attention to detail ensuring that she is always giving her very best to the diverse client base that she looks after.

Fun Fact: I grew up Figure Skating and have represented Australia nationally and internationally.

Favourite book
Harry Potter – I received the first 4 books as a present for my 8th birthday and have been obsessed with the series ever since!

Favourite way to spend a day off
In my spare time I love to read, go to the gym, yoga or for a bush walk, play video games, and also spend time with my partner Josh and my cat Turtle.

Favourite travel destination
It would have to be a tie between Canada and Japan.

What’s in your fridge?
Most likely leftovers of either pizza or pasta – my partner and I spend way too much money on Uber Eats!

The best item you have ticked off your Bucket-list
Getting to meet my favourite band Short Stack!



Layla Mercado


Layla joined the team during her final semester of Uni completing a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting. She joined the team with a wealth of experience from bookkeeping within the hospitality industry, a hospitality payroll guru. 
Layla has a passion for numbers and enjoys tackling tasks by finding innovative solutions.

Fun Fact: 
I am of mixed Filipino and Iranian heritage, having spent my formative years in the Philippines where karaoke holds a special place in our hearts.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?                            Choose kindness even towards those who have wronged you.

Favourite TV show or movie
I have no favourite, but I would watch any Marvel movie again. If Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy has a movie, that would be my favourite.

Favourite way to spend a day off:
I enjoy hiking, admiring sunsets, and playing volleyball, whether indoors or on the beach.

Favourite travel destination:
I am interested in going to Japan and explore their diverse street food and ramen.

Why did you choose the field you are in?                              Growing up, I spent time assisting my grandmother at her small grocery store in the Philippines after school. It was during these moments that my curiosity as a child and exposure to money handling sparked my interest in pursuing a career as an accountant. My grandmother imparted valuable lessons on saving money and the significance of setting aside small amounts for future endeavours.

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