About

Experienced, trusted accountants, tax agents and business advisors serving the ‘Shire’ for more than 20 years

Lister Mason Accountants, Tax Agents and Business Advisory, in Engadine,  is one of the Sutherland Shire’s most experienced and trusted business advisors. Serving the area since 1989, our team has over 140 years of combined experience in the industry and we still advise clients that have been with us from the start.

A family owned accounting business based in Engadine, our team will take the time to get to know you so we can provide advice that will allow you to grow. Our team are CPA certified and have experience working across a wide variety of industries including but not limited to transport, wholesale FMCG, manufacturing, professional services, retail, and trades.

Personal, accessible and ready to give you the advice you need

We’re about more than just numbers – our accessible team of accountants will speak your language and you’ll find our personal approach refreshing. We are also keen innovators and believe in embracing technology with the aim of helping you to reach your full financial potential.

We offer

  • Tax & Business Advisory – We work with companies ranging from sole traders to those turning over in excess of $30 million.
  • Personal Taxation Services – We offer personalised, straightforward advice that is easy to understand.
  • Financial Planning via Customised Financial Planning – Our trusted advisors work with you to reach your full financial potential.

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Our Team

Stephen Mason – Partner

As the firm’s principal, Stephen has over 30 years experience in the accounting industry. He obtained his Bachelor of Business (credit) in 1983 from the NSW Institute of Technology (now UTS) and in 1984 he became a Member of CPA Australia, then obtained his Public Practice Certificate in 1988.

After working for 10 years in both accounting practices and industry, Stephen established ‘Lister Mason & Co’ with Jeff Lister at Sutherland in July 1989. Two years later he took full ownership of the practice and in April 2002 the practice was moved to new premises at Engadine and re-branded to ‘Lister Mason’ as it is known today.

Stephen is also a Certified Financial Planner – he became involved in the financial planning industry in 1990 with Lonsdale Financial Planning Group and qualified as a Certified Financial Planner in 2000.

With the help of a dedicated team of staff, Stephen has grown the accounting business successfully over the last 20 years. It is now recognised as one of the Shire’s leading tax and business advisory firms known for offering personal, straightforward and accessible advice and for helping individuals and business owners alike to reach their full financial potential.

On a lighter note, Stephen is an avid Cronulla Sharks loyal and (long suffering!) supporter.  He hopes that he lives long enough to see the Sharkies win a premiership in his lifetime…

Ian Linton – Partner

Ian is a valued and long-standing member of the Lister Mason team, first joining the company in 2002. Originally trained in the Building industry and graduating from UNSW in 1994, Ian made a career change early on in his working life and completed his Accounting accreditation from UTS Sydney in 1999, and then became a CPA in 2002.

Prior to joining Lister Mason, Ian developed considerable experience in the Superannuation Industry.  Since then, Ian has attained his Diploma of Financial Accounting. He also has a keen interest in technology and is paving the way forward for Lister Mason to offer the latest in industry technology and innovation for our clients.

As of 1 July 2014, Ian became Partner in the firm.

Ian is a keen cyclist both road and bush and can be seen exercising on his bike around the Shire!

Kevin Dick – Senior Accountant

Kevin’s career spans more than four decades and he offers expertise across tax return preparation, business advice and planning.

First beginning his career in the 1970’s, Kevin entered into an Accounting partnership which was later split and operated as a family business for the best part of twenty years.

In 2000, Kevin merged with Lister Mason, bringing many loyal clients as well as getting to know many new ones. As well as being known for his accounting industry expertise, Kevin’s friendly, approachable demeanour is always appreciated by his loyal clients.

Kevin has a keen interest in two things in particular….. travelling and his beloved Wests Tigers!

Ross de Montfort

We welcomed Ross to Lister Mason in October 2013.

Ross commenced work in public practice in 2003, working for a local accounting practice.  Prior to that he worked within the accounting department of a public company.

He has completed a Diploma in Accounting and is currently studying his Bachelor of Accounting at Charles Sturt University.

Ross loves client contact and is keen to help clients when they contact the office.

He is a ‘Shire boy” born and bred,  although, he is an avid St George Dragons fan.

He also enjoys keeping fit at the gym as well as mountain bike riding and fishing when he gets the opportunity.

Isabella Nieuwland

Isabella joined our firm as a Graduate Accountant in September 2014.

She completed her Bachelor of Business Degree (Credit) at University of Technology Sydney in 2013. Whilst completing her degree at UTS, she worked as a bookkeeper for an e-business for three years thus creating the foundation for her career in accounting.

Before  joining Lister Mason, she worked as a  junior accountant at a firm in the city for 9 months before deciding to work more locally.

Isabella’s favourite things (other than accounting!) are chocolate, clothes shopping and food adventuring.  She loves sports especially watching the cricket and the footy and is a supporter of the mighty Cronulla Sharks!

Chris Mason

Chris is Lister Mason’s Office Manager and she has over 25 years experience working in accounting firms.

She oversees all office duties and assists with following up tax matters. Chris is proud to have had a key role in building the practice along with husband, Stephen, into what has become a very successful business and she prides herself on getting to know each and every client and offering a high level of personal service.

Chris is a keen movie maker using iMovie software.   This has been evidenced by the many ‘productions’ friends and family have enjoyed over last few years. As well as this, she enjoys producing photo books for herself and friends to enjoy.

Catherine Parr

Cath has been with the firm for over ten years in her role as Administration Manager.

She has over 25 year’s experience working in various industries, including managing executive suites where she gained experience in many different aspects of small business.

Her diverse and extensive experience in administration is invaluable to Lister Mason.