Bruce Newberry

Principal & Director
BA(ACC) CA, Reg Tax Agent

With over 25 years experience as an accountant specialising in public practice, Bruce is able to offer extensive advice in all the areas of Taxation and Corporate Services, both for businesses and the individual tax payer. Bruce holds a Public Practice Certificate with CA ANZ

He has special expertise in the non-profit fringe benefits tax sector and has been consulted widely by different organisations in relation to Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) issues. Bruce has detailed knowledge of family trust and business structures, and how they can be applied to current commercial activities.

He has extensive experience in the administration and/or audit of Self Managed Superannuation Funds and is an ASIC Registered Self Managed Super Fund Auditor.

In terms of other boutique areas of expertise, Bruce has become an acknowledged expert in tax issues associated with gaming, particular poker.

His personal interests include AFL football, cricket and junior sport.

Tony Purgacz

Senior Associate

Welcoming our new Senior Associate, Tony Purgacz to our team based in South Australia.

SA Office: PO Box 2388, Normanville, SA 5204

Ph: 0419 835 759


Tony Bell

Practice Manager
B.Econ (ACC), Dip FP, CFP, CPA,Reg Tax Agent

Tony is a qualified CPA and Registered Tax Agent; holds a Bachelor of Economics degree with a major in Accounting; and Diploma of Financial Planning. Tony has been a CPA for over 25 years.

Tony retired as an active financial planner in 2013 with our associated Financial Planning firm, Life Balance Financial Professionals. His focus now is with Life Balance Accounting Professionals in his role as Practice Manager. This role is to ensure that best practices are applied in all our dealings with our valued clients.

Susan Napper

Contract Accountant

B.Comm, CPA, Commissioner for Declarations

Susan Napper is a CPA Australia Senior Accountant with over 15 years accounting and tax experience

She is passionate about working with small – medium businesses and has extensive knowledge in most accounting software packages

Susan is also an avid supporter of Australian netball, go the Firebirds!

Susan Life Balance Accounting Professionals

Helen Bell


Helen has over six years experience in tax return preparation and is our Client liaison officer in all dealings with the Australian Taxation Office and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Helen assists with Practice administration issues.

Karen Newberry

Administrative Assistant

After graduating from Business College, Karen has worked for 28 years in various Office Administration roles. The industries Karen has worked in are: Magazine Publishing and Printing, Health and Aged Care and now Accounting.
At Life Balance Accounting Professionals, Karen is PA to one of the Directors.


By Car

Our office is accessible from the Pacific Motorway (M3) by taking the Cornwall Street exit and also from the east by Old Cleveland Road. Free street parking is available in nearby streets and free parking (up to 2 hours) is available at the Stones Corner Village car park at 405 Logan Road Stones Corner (access is by Cleveland Street)-the office is a few minutes walk away from this carpark.

Public Transport

The Buranda Railway Station and Buranda Busway Station are around about a ten minute walk from our office. The nearest bus stop to our office is Stop 17 in front of Aldi, 405 Logan Road.


Address :

Life Balance Accounting Professionals
Suite 6.14, 433 Serviced Office Centre,
433 Logan Road Stones Corner Qld 4120.

Telephone :

07 3394 8216

Fax :

07 3394 4080

South Australia

Address :

Life Balance Accounting Professionals
PO Box 2388, Normanville, SA 5204

Telephone :

0419 835 759