Meet Our Team
RTO Industry Specialists
RTO Accountants prides itself on retaining highly experienced practitioners, skilled at providing valuable advice and expert knowledge. Our key personnel are instrumental in leading a dedicated team of professionals to guide the ongoing success of your business.
David Jepsen, Principal
With over 25 years’ experience as a practicing CA, David is the Founder and Principal of RTO Accountants. David started his career at KPMG, moving onto mid tier accounting firms and commercial roles with Citigroup, Zurich, CBA and others in Sydney and London before setting up an accounting practice in 2001. Offering commercial and realistic advice, David believes the foundation for business success is built upon strong, trusted and lasting client partnerships.
David is commercially minded and works collaboratively with clients to develop strategies and solutions for complex business challenges. Having worked in accounting firms as well as public and private businesses, David has a breadth of experience in accounting, taxation, business advisory, financial control and CFO roles, ensuring his clients receive top-level, expert advice.
With extensive experience working with RTO’s and training businesses, David has been heavily involved in advising and negotiating the sale of training businesses including two in the last year and one into a listed vehicle.
A passionate Rugby fanatic, David played and had extensive involvement at both Randwick and Woollahra. While his playing days are behind him, he still loves and avidly follows the game. David also takes part in various other sporting pursuits, including yoga, running and competing in ocean kayak races.
Leadership Team – Maggie Sung
Maggie brings a depth of accounting and tax knowledge across a broad range of industries, she also has specific education experience from years of involvement in the independent schools sector and involvement in the accounting and reporting for RTO businesses.
Maggie offers over 12 years of hands-on experience in both Chartered and Commercial Accounting environments and has worked in top and mid-tier firms including Minter Ellison Lawyers and HLB Mann Judd.
Skilled at providing expert advice and assistance with day-to-day accounting, financial reporting and compliance matters, Maggie has fast developed a reputation for providing exceptional client service, closely managing and supporting clients and providing timely and practical financial and tax advice.
A Queenslander originally, Maggie enjoys visiting her family and annual camping trips to Stradbroke Island. She is also a serious foodie, enjoys anything to do with property – decorating, renovating or investing and loves spending time with her family and friends.
Leadership Team – Philippa Rickards
Philippa is a skilled Business Manager with over 20 years of experience. Before joining RTO Accountants, Philippa successfully ran her own consultancy, providing bookkeeping services to a diverse range of industries, including a registered training organisation in the food services and hospitality sector.
A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Network Facilitator for the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and a Registered BAS Agent, Philippa also holds a Certificate IV in Training. She has specific knowledge and skills in preparing training related materials, assisting in grant applications and providing guidance and support for process requirements.
Phillipa provides expertise in book keeping, support and training in accounts payable and receivable, reconciliations, inventory control and payroll.