Who we are and why we do what we do.

RLA is a boutique medium sized practice, staffed by people who want to provide help to you, rather than just processing your tax information. Our advice is based on your personal needs and the issues that impact your business and/or financial affairs, without the accounting jargon..

With them through the best and most challenging of times.
Garry and Jennifer McFarlane
Barbeques and More, Browns Plains QLD

meet our team

Roz Lahey

Director, Accountant

Roz founded RLA in 2005, which has developed into a successful practice from client growth based solely on referrals from satisfied clients.

She prides herself on being a Fellow of the National Tax and Accountants Association, a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, holds Registration as a Tax Agent and has become a Commissioner for Declarations.

Roz is passionate about servicing her clients with great emphasis on quality and sound advice while maintaining high ethical standards. She has worked with many of her clients for more than thirty years, and regards many of them as friends - having taken such a long journey together.

Don Medagama


Don joined RLA in May 2012, with more than ten years experience as an accountant in Australia and internationally.

He completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in Accountancy at Griffith University in 2009. Don has completed his studies to achieve the status of Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

Don has a good knowledge of small to medium entities and a hands-on approach to ensure clients are managed with their compliance and tax minimisation planning.​

He enjoys travelling and sport when he is away from work.

Rachel Pharaoh


Rachel joined RLA in June 2014 with 15 years experience as a public practice accountant. Rachel has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland, St Lucia.

She has built her tax and financial accounting knowledge base, while dealing with small to large entities over a wide range of different occupations and industries. Rachel also has a solid background within the various accounting and bookkeeping software systems to allow hands-on assistance to both colleagues and clients alike.

Rachel and her husband spend their free time on various sporting sidelines with their family.

Basheera Khatree


Basheera comes to RLA with 12 years’ experience as a public practice accountant.  Basheera has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance from QUT.  She is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

She has excellent skills with complex Taxation and Accounting issues.  Constantly thrives on her ability to problem solve and help businesses grow day to day.  Basheera brings a bright and shining personally to the RLA team.

Basheera and her family enjoy camping and the outdoors on her time away from RLA.

Lisa Southam

Office Manager

As the Office Manager, Lisa is the first person you will talk to when you call or walk into the office. Her friendly and easy-going nature shines through in all interactions with our clients.

Lisa has been an invaluable part of the RLA team as the first voice and face our clients have contact with.  She will always share a laugh and good humour to have everyone feel at home within our family like environment.

Tracey Boyd


Tracey has worked with Roz for more than 30 years. Her knowledge of the client base and Australian Taxation Office (ATO) administration is an asset to the business.

Tracey's long-standing relationship with RLA means she has built enormous trust and confidence with our clients. She is responsible for all the bookkeeping and efficient running of the office.​

When Tracey is not at work, she enjoys her seven (7) grandsons.

Nigel Faulkner

Finance Manager

Nigel brings excellent background in Finance and Banking. This complements the clients with full understanding of the financial and business position of the business.

When not working, Nigel is passionate about “Variety – the children’s charity”, and exploring the country in their caravan.

What They Say

John Kirkpatrick
Director, Quality Air
"I have been working with Roz for nearly 30 years since she was doing her training with her original employer and have found her to be of high integrity and very helpful on all my matters of taxation."
Anthony & Tracey Best
Mister Minit, Forest Lake
"We have always found Roz and her staff to be professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Our requirements have always been met in a fast and professional manner."
Don Jordin
Managing Director, EHS Landscaping, Browns Plains
"EHS Landscaping has been a client of RLA for the past 15 years. During this time we have always found them to be extremely professional and helpful in all of their dealings with our company."
Garry MacFarlane
Barbeques & More, Browns Plains
"I would not hesitate to recommending the services of RLA to anyone looking for highly professional bookkeeping, financial services and BAS advice."
Frank & Leanne Skalski
ANZ Mobile Lending, Upper Mount Gravatt
"We have used RLA for a period of ten years. We have come to rely on Roz’s advice and have found her very thorough and efficient in all her dealings with us. We have no hesitation in referring her to our family, friends, colleagues and our own customer base."

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