Staff Profiles

At Accountable Wealth Solutions, we combine our wealth of experience across a range of industries to work with you to deliver professional tax and accounting services.

We recognise that managing your finances can be confusing and overwhelming.

That is why each and every one of our team are experts in breaking down the numbers and jargon to ensure you understand and are involved in every financial decision that you make and that we deliver, together.

John di Candilo



Gosford & Tamworth
02 4324 1566

John commenced working in the Professional Practice in 1985. He has had extensive experience working with many small and medium sized business across all industry spectrums on the Central Coast.

With over 30 years’ experience, John appreciates and understands the challenges of small to medium business owners and allows collaborative efforts to develop strategies that work efficiently and effectively.

John purchased a firm in Tamworth in 2007 and further developed and expanded the Financial Planning and SMSF Wealth Management side of the business. He specialises in Self-Managed Super Funds and combines this with his strong tax business to provide his services for an all-round holistic approach to all aspects of his clients’ lives.

Robyn Barnes


Senior Accountant, Office Manager

02 6765 9946

Robyn joined Accountable Tax Solutions (previously known as James R Hayes & Associates) in July 1999 and has over 28 years’ experience in Taxation and Accounting public practice.

Robyn has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Southern Queensland, is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), holds a Diploma in Financial Services and is a Justice of the Peace. Robyn’s experience is in small to medium business’s ranging from Primary Production, Trades, Transportation and Consultancy business’s, with a specialty in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

Robyn enjoys gardening, crocheting, going to the gym, spending time with her family and has been treasurer of many local sporting clubs.

Leisa Evans


Senior Accountant, Office Manager

02 4324 1566

Leisa joined Accountable Tax Solutions (previously known JDC Accountants) in May 2001 and has over 18 years’ experience in Taxation and Accounting public practice.

Leisa has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle, a Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting and a Master of Commerce (Public Accounting), is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accounting (FIPA) and is a Justice of the Peace.

Leisa’s broad range of experience within the small to medium sized business, individual and self-managed superannuation clients allow an overall approach to accounting and taxation management along with specific tax advice. Leisa is committed to delivering outstanding client service and solutions that are personalised, commercial and innovative.

Outside of the work environment Leisa is a volunteer with Girl Guides, running a unit and training new and existing leaders, treasurer of local churches, a community auditor and loves to mountain bike.

Geoff Byrnes



02 4324 1566

Geoff has been in the financial planning industry for over 20 years, as a financial planner, an underwriter, compliance manager, and administration. Geoff has worked for large firms, as well as had, and sold, his own financial planning business. His careful consideration and empathy for clients has provided the backbone for his success over these years. Geoff has completed the Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and the Fellowship of Chartered Financial Planning.

Geoff has two children and plays numerous sports such as tennis, cricket, touch football, and running. He also enjoys reading, movies and listening to music.