Cooper & Associates Accountants was established in May 1989 and are one of the most respected firms of Accountants in Public Practice in Gladstone, Queensland.

We are committed to the provision of quality service to all clients, with a focus on continuous improvement to policies and practices by both administrative and professional staff.



We provide our clients full accounting and taxation services, business advisory services, SMSF administration, management and auditing as well as the provision of business, investment and financial planning advice.

We offer personalised and professional service, advice and support to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your business.



Located in Gladstone, on the central coast of Queensland, Cooper & Associates Accountants’ clients are predominately concentrated in Gladstone and the surrounding areas.

Our use of best of breed technology solutions has allowed the Firm to attract clients from other geographical areas including intrastate, interstate and internationally.



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Practice Directors

Kaye Cooper
Kaye CooperPractice Director
Fellow of CPA Australia Registered Tax Agent Registered ASIC Agent
Tanya Smallcombe
Tanya SmallcombePractice Director
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Fellow of CPA Australia Registered Tax Agent Authorised Representative of Lifespan Financial Planning Pty Ltd Registered SMSF Auditor

Professional and Para-Professional Staff

Jill Maynard
Jill MaynardFinancial Adviser
Bachelor of Financial Planning Member of FPA Australia Authorised Representative of Lifespan Financial Planning Pty Ltd Registered Tax (Financial) Adviser
Tharyn Thomas
Tharyn ThomasChartered Accountant
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Member of CA ANZ
Magda du Plessis
Magda du PlessisAccountant
Bachelor of Accounting
Maree Hooley
Maree HooleyBookkeeper
Certificate III in Business Administration

Administration Staff

Magda du Plessis
Magda du PlessisOffice Manager
Bachelor of Accounting
Gloria Holswich
Gloria HolswichAdministration Officer
Diploma of Business
Commissioner for Declarations
Cheryl Small
Cheryl SmallFinancial Planning Administration Officer

Kaye demonstrated the drive and commitment that makes an owner manager a winner. She explained the structure and strategy of her firm in detail and was very clear about the value she places on her team and their development. The judges found her to be an outstanding candidate!

– 2011 Gladstone AIM Management Excellence Awards Judges

2011 Gladstone AIM Management Excellence Awards Judges

Hi Kaye. You’re the best. Wish we found your firm years ago. Thanks so much for your professionalism and the fantastic support we’ve had from you and your team.

-N D


Thank you for all your advice in what is the success of our business. Cheers!!

-J & T B

J & T B

Thank you is not even enough for what you have done for me. Everything learnt from you was a lesson worth learning and it will continue to help me through new work & life adventures! Will always be in touch! Thanks

– S G


To Tanya, You need a medal to keep up with DAVE’s impulsive behaviour!

– D & C S

D & C S

Thanks for your efficient, friendly and enjoyable service. Your leadership of a great team, with high expectations, is very evident.

– R & J J

R & J J

Kaye, it is so enjoyable working with you and the team. Congratulations on 20 years! There is so much more I could say….

– S H-B