About Us

Meet the Team! IMG_5069

We think we have a pretty awesome team at P&L Accountants. We are extremely hard working, and dedicated to our profession. But we also like to make sure we don’t lose sight of what is important. We believe that a healthy work/life balance is of  the utmost importance. By ensuring that we have a good balance, allows us to always be the best versions of ourselves at all times. It makes us more productive, easier to work with, and overall more successful. Our kids are happier that we can make those after school extra curricular events, and our clients are happy that we can meet their deadlines.

Paula Rizqallah
Director, B.Com (Acct,FPlan)
Tax agent, CPA Public Practitioner
NTAA Member

Paula is the director of P&L Accountants and comes from a strong commercial background.

Paula has high attention to detail, and is able to think outside the box to formulate effective business and personal taxation strategies whilst working within the legal framework. Paula ensures that her understanding of current tax laws and strategies are continually updated to ensure that she can offer the very best service to her clients.

She originally started her career in the accounts department for a small horse transporting company while she completed her double degree in Accounting and Financial Planning. She was accounts manager for 5 years before she left to better utilise her accounting degree in public practice.

From there she joined a small accounting practice in Springwood, and quickly moved up to 2nd in charge. Paula’s duties involved managing the self-managed super fund administration and compliance division, working with small businesses with effective tax planning strategies, and looking after the higher profile clients and managing their investment portfolio taxation and CGT issues.

Over the years Paula has built a large network of contacts, with other professional advisors. She can connect you with a range of financial planners, auditors and lawyers to ensure that you are getting the very best service for every aspect of your financial needs.

Paula has 3 (sometimes 4 if you include her husband) small children who keep her busy when she’s not in the office. She enjoys camping and has a strong passion for Fantasy books along the lines of Harry Potter, Outlander, and she admits she had small teenage obsession a few years ago over some other books that won’t be mentioned here.

Paula is also a member of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Amy Main

Amy joined the team at P&L in January 2016. Amy’s bubbly personality and ‘can do’ attitude made her the perfect addition to our growing team. Over the past few years Amy has become the first point of contact as P&L Accountant’s reception and Paula’s personal assistant.

Amy has impeccable Customer Service and her winning smile makes her a valued member to our team. She tackles all challenges head on, and has now taken on the management of all administration duties within the office.

Client’s welcome Amy’s regular communication as she keeps them up to date with lodgement deadlines, appointment scheduling, latest newsletters and the occasional late payment reminder!

Amy keeps herself busy with her 2 small children when she is not in the office managing her office children… i.e. Us.

Rachel Petersen
Accountant B.Bus(Acct), Chartered Accountant

Rachel is our first senior member to join the P&L team. She joined us in February 2018 as our qualified accountant. Rachel works alongside Paula and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm having worked with self managed superannuation funds, business entities and fringe benefits.

While Rachel has been off having beautiful babies, she returns to her accounting career with an ambition and a passion that can only be understood by someone that has watched ABC4kids for the last 6 years.

Over the past 12 months Rachel has really learnt to understand Paula’s quirks and idiosyncrasies . In fact, in many ways she has embraced them (and perhaps taken on some as her own!). Rachel goes above and beyond for her clients, and always has a smile on her face.  She has embraced being back in the workforce like catching up with an old friend, and has updated her skill set to include all the latest tax changes, software and tax tricks.

 Jyoti Gupta

Accountant B.Com(Acct), Masters in Accounting, CPA Associate

Jyo is our newest comrade to delve into all things P&L. Like the rest of us, she has a couple of small children and understands what it means to get things done. So far she has embraced every task Paula has thrown at her with positivity and a keenness to learn.

We are sure that over the next 12 months Jyo will become an invaluable asset to the P&L Family as she learns our processes, clients, and the P&L way of life.


  • We started a business earlier this year and Paula was recommended to us as being an excellent accountant by one of our work colleagues. We had already been to see a couple of CPAs but neither really 'sang' to us. We made an appt to have a chat with Paula. She immediately made us feel comfortable and confident with her. I was very excited about our accounting prospects. Who would ever have thought one could feel this way about accounting! Since then Paula has set up our company for us, she has been there with us whenever we have had questions or need advice. She has submitted 2 BAS statements and our first annual tax return. She has helped us put a business plan in place for 2018. We are working towards a paperless operation using technology to our greatest advantage. Paula is one of those unique people that we may or may not have the good fortune to cross paths with in our lives. We feel extraordinarily fortunate to be working with her and having her on our team. Paula, you are most certainly a STAR. Thank you.

  • I wouldn't be going anywhere else! Paula has made everything simple for my personal and small business account. Very helpful. Great service!58a7bd_8f9d0551ba6d4f37b26a77a8dccab721~mv2

  • Very friendly staff! Paula is the first person who has been able to explain finances in a way I understand!

    Brit- Individual (VIC)
  • Paula and Amy are very knowledgeable, friendly, and are so helpful. Paula has helped my husband and I to maximise or tax refunds and she provides great financial guidance. We won't go anywhere else. Thanks ladies.

    Kellie- Individual (QLD)
  • So happy with Paula, so knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Very professional and friendly service. P&L Accountants always give me advice on running my business that's easy for me to understand. Highly recommended!

  • Paula is very knowledgeable in the area of SMSF and knows how to find a solution to any tax problem. She is very efficient and professional and the best accountant that I have had. She also helped me with book keeping entries in XERO...I would recommend Paula to anyone..

  • Its great to find an accountant that actually tries to get the best result for you. Most others are only there to meet the minimum requirements

  • Paula and her team are amazing! Full of knowledge and very helpful. It's so great to have someone that will take the time to explain things in terminology that I can understand

  • Highly recommend Paula and the team for their friendly and knowledgeable service.

    Grant- Individual (NT)
  • Paula is so approachable, efficient and knowledgeable. Her years of experience and her professionalism really makes her a highly recommended Accountant. Amy is so friendly, organised and together they really go above and beyond for their clients. They do make a great team and I happily refer everyone I know to them. The new office is great too!

    James- Individual (SE QLD)
  • After work appointments were great, being a tradie every day counts on site so sorting out the books with Paula after work was ideal. Well priced, very helpful for a first time soletrader and quick to respond to emails when I've had questions or needed advice.

    Torea- Individual (SE QLD)
  • Paula is by far the best accountant I have worked with. She went over and above to accomodate me and i will be recommending her to all of my FIFO colleagues. Can not speak highly enough of her work.

    Kris- Individual (SE QLD)
  • We have only ever had the best experience with P&L accountants. For personal accounting as well as small business accounting we couldn't recommend P&L accountants any higher! Paula is amazing!

  • Paula is the best accountant I've ever worked with. I use P&L for my Personal and Business taxes, BAS and Financial Reports. They are Fast, knowledgable and happy to help. She knows her stuff and charges excellent rates. Can't recommend her enough! Completely competent in modern tech - I'm in a different state and do everything remotely with no dramas. If your sick of the old fuddy duddy accountants who make you bring in a stack of receipts and have a heart attack when you want them to log into Xero - Paula is your girl!!