Tawfiq Hassan CA | Director

Tawfiq is a chartered accountant and the founding director of The Accounting Shop. He has over 12 years of accounting and tax experience. 

He started his accounting career in an ASX listed company in a commercial accounting role. After 2 years he decided to move on to the chartered industry where he was trained by partners from ex big 4 firms. He has over 10 years experience in chartered firms and he completed his CA program in 2012. Tawfiq also worked in MYOB as an implementation/training consultant where he travelled the whole Australia and trained more than 100 accounting practices. He is a tax and business advisor and enjoys helping clients to achieve their financial goals.

Tawfiq holds a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Accounting. He is a member of Chartered Accountants of Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ), National Tax Association of Australia (NTAA) and Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). 

Outside work Tawfiq loves to spend time with his wife and children. He enjoys reading, plays cricket and rides bike occasionally. He also does community work in his local community. 

Gordon Howlett | Senior Accountant


Gordon is a senior accountant with over 40 years of experience covering all areas including general accounting, audit and taxation. His first job was with Hungerford’s one of the top Chartered Accounting firms in Melbourne before moving onto Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co where he obtained his qualifications as a Chartered Accountant. From there he moved to medium firms to gaining more experience in taxation and small business before establishing his own Accounting Practise approximately 30 years ago. It is his experience and connection with clients that has seen him maintain a working relationship with many over many years. 

Gordon holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting). He is a member of the National Tax Association of Australia (NTAA). 

Outside work, Gordon loves to spend time with his wife and family. In his spare time he runs Fishing Getaway which arranges fishing tours in Australia and the South Pacific. His passion to boating lead him to be on the Board of the Boating Industry Association of Victoria including being President for three years and representing them on the national board of which he also became President. 

Farhana Nasrin | Practice Manager

Farhana is an assistant accountant and the practice manager of the firm. She holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting.

Rianna | Bookkeeper

Rianna is involved in day to day bookkeeping of our clients. She also does the practice administration and reception.