Introducing the Schnelle Partners team. Your tax & accounting professionals...

At Schnelle Partners we are a dedicated team that works together to provide a complete accounting and tax service that helps our clients achieve their business goals.

We are highly professional, with the experience to guide our clients in making informed financial decisions promoting ongoing growth and profitability.

Each member of our team has a diverse range of skills allowing us to offer our clients an individual service tailored to their specific needs.

Schnelle Partners was founded by Roger Schnelle in 2001.

Cindy Willet

Cindy has been with Schnelle Partners since the 2011 merger with The Next Step.  Cindy started with The Next Step in 2003 and before that worked for an accounting firm in Bega giving her over 20 years experience in the profession.  Cindy holds a Bachelor of Business attained by studying part-time whilst working full-time.

Cindy is a senior accountant with Schnelle Partners and deals with a vast range of clientele including farmers, medical professionals, retailers, manufacturers as well as rental property owners.  She holds accreditations with Xero, MYOB, Quickbooks, Reckon One and is particularly proficient in MYOB, Xero and Reckon.

Outside of work interests include travelling, music concerts, gardening and frequent visits to her nephews in Melbourne.

Ryan Gilbert

Ryan became the owner of Schnelle Partners with his wife Alice in 2022. Ryan has been working as an accountant locally for over 10 years. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) which he completed at Charles Sturt University and is currently undertaking further studies to become a Chartered Accountant.

Ryan has developed a strong drive for helping out clients and gets great satisfaction out of seeing how his work impacts their lives. Working in Albury has given Ryan great experience working on a large range of industries including small to medium sized family business operations and investments, primary producers, construction and car dealers.

Ryan has a keen interest in cloud accounting not only because of the efficiency gained from an accounting and bookkeeping perspective but from it's ability to create a start to end software solution. With many efficiency features cloud accounting gives clients more time to focus on other aspects of their business. Ryan holds accreditations with Xero, Reckon, QuickBooks Online and MYOB. 

Michaela Adams

Michaela joined the Schnelle Partners team in January 2020. Michaela is a Chartered Accountant with almost 20 years’ experience working as a local accountant.  She holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting.

Michaela is passionate about assisting clients with tax minimisation strategies for both individuals and businesses, as well as providing advice and assistance to small business operators, including the set-up of business entities in the most appropriate structure. She prepares individual wage and salary tax returns as well as business tax returns for sole traders, partnerships, companies, and trusts in a range of industries including farming, defence, transportation, education, and retail. Michaela is a certified Xero advisor and is particularly proficient in Xero and MYOB.

Outside of work Michaela enjoys traveling, horse riding for pleasure and competition, working on her family Connemara pony stud operation and spending time with family, friends and her three cats.

Shelley Lancaster

More information about Shelley coming soon...

Jett Rothe

Jett joined Schnelle Partners in February 2022, working as a Trainee Accountant while undertaking his Bachelor of Accounting at Charles Sturt University.

At Schnelle Partners, Jett works closely with our team of Accountants assisting them in their operations, learning more and more every day from the wealth of knowledge surrounding him. As someone starting out in the industry, Jett has a keen interest on cloud-based accounting services like Xero and MYOB, as he believes they are the future of the profession.

In his downtime, Jett loves to travel, and you will more often than not find Jett outdoors, camping and fishing, exploring our beautiful country or playing with his Dachshund, Winston.

Alice Schnelle

Alice joined the Schnelle Partners team in 2015 and became an owner of the business with her husband Ryan in 2022.  In 2017 Alice completed her Bachelor of Accounting at Charles Sturt University.

Alice is the office Practice Administrator, taking care of Schnelle Partners internal bookkeeping, payroll, HR and KPI monitoring.  Alice also supports and works with the rest of the admin team.

On the weekend Alice loves to spend time with her golden retrievers Lilly and Ari, go out for brunch with her husband and catch up with family and friends.

Maddy Crichton

Maddy joined the Schnelle Partners team in 2021 and has previously worked in reception and administrative roles in the travel industry. 

At Schnelle Partners, she enjoys a part time role as our receptionist and also provides assistance to the remaining administration team with their busy workload. Maddy is currently completing her Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

In her spare time, Maddy enjoys playing video and board games, reading a good book, roller-skating, and traveling with her fiancé.

Shelly Damm

Shelly has been part of our administration team for over 11 years. Prior to this she had 10 years in the banking industry followed by bookkeeping for small businesses.

Shelly attends to all aspects of our office administration and is also responsible for all corporate secretarial matters including the preparation and lodgement of ASIC forms, ordering companies, trusts and self managed super funds and relevant ATO registrations. She can also attend to Business Name registrations on your behalf. Her other specialty is communicating with the ATO to rectify issues on behalf of our valued clients.

Outside of work Shelly likes to keep busy with her family, whether it be at home on their small acreage or out and about exploring. She has a passion for outback travel and lots of camping.

Sharleen Wheaton

Sharleen joined the Schnelle Partners team in August 2021. She has over 20 years experience working in administration in accounting firms.

Sharleen works part-time in our admin team. She does relief reception and helps keep the general office admin up to date. Sharleen enjoys helping clients where she can with any admin questions they may have.

In her spare time, Sharleen enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her adult children and grandchildren.