Our Team

Jacqui Palmer

Jacqui is our office manager and was the first employee of Pass & Associates when she and her family emigrated from South Africa in 2006. Jacqui's previous employment was in the insurance and financial planning industry in South Africa.

David Pass

David brings over 40 years experience in agricultural accounting to Pass & Associates. Having worked in Geraldton, Manjimup, Brookton and Perth and formerly being the head accountant for Peter Hackett, David is the founder of Pass & Associates and created the "client first" philosophy of the firm.

Gemma Bayens

After growing up in Margaret River, Gemma moved to Perth and completed her Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Business Law. Gemma started her career in Accounting in 2015 and has since worked for two Accounting firms before joining Pass and Associates in 2021. Gemma is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to tackling all aspects of Accounting, Tax and Self Managed Superannuation Funds. Being involved in a small family construction business, Gemma personally understands the challenges business owners face and is committed to helping all clients proactively manage their tax obligations and assist with the financial operation of their business. A lover of the great outdoors, on the weekends Gemma enjoys boating and fishing with her partner Matt and is often planning her next hike with their very spoilt dog, Saxon.

Johnny Le

Johnny joined Pass & Associates in 2017 as a graduate tax accountant, having completed his Bachelors of Commerce; majoring in accounting and taxation at Curtin University. Johnny has an affinity towards the ever-changing tax systems. He has a family background in agriculture and continues to maintain the accounts of the family business.

Karl Pass

Karl joined Pass & Associates in 2007 after two years with a prestigious West Perth accounting firm and a further three years with another boutique accounting firm. Karl manages the day to day operations of the business and enjoys assisting clients achieve their goals. Karl achieved the status of top accounting student at Curtin University.

Kellie Hoffman

Kellie joined Pass & Associates in 2020 after gaining varied experience in bookkeeping, tax and accounting for small business right up to large corporations. Kellie has nearly 20 years experience, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has also undertaken the Tax Institute Program, finishing the Foundations unit with a score of 100% . Kellie enjoys helping her clients achieve their goals and is a strong believer that communication is key.

Monica Pass

Monica is a long term administration professional who relieves for Jacqui and works most afternoons.  Being a Singapore native, Monica brings some worldly experience.