Evolve Accounting Solutions is committed to helping you develop and pursue the strategies necessary for you to build, manage and protect your business and individual wealth and prosperity.

A bit about us –

Our aim is to provide you with sound, logical and personal financial solutions through careful analysis of your financial needs in a way that is friendly, competent and professional.

Evolve Accounting Solutions was created on June 1, 2007 when the partners of Best Jackel & Co decided a new name and modern brand was required to truly reflect how the business had grown in both client base and services offered. We now operate from our offices in Bendigo with our team servicing clients Australia wide as well as overseas. The original practice was formed in March 1988 with four staff members providing taxation and audit services. Since then the firm has earned a strong reputation for providing expert services in all areas of accounting, taxation and audit to a wide range of clients.


Jamie Kelly

Jamie is a Fellow of the National Taxation Association of Australia and has extensive experience with all areas of tax advise such as income tax, company tax, capital gains tax and good & services tax issues, as well as providing clients with ongoing business services.

These services include valuations and acquisitions or sales of businesses, preparation of interim financial and cash flow statements, obtaining finance quotes and dealing directly on the clients behalf with financial institutions and the Australian Taxation Office.

Jamie is married with five kids and loves to spend his spare time following his horse racing and breeding passion.

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Shawn Mapson CPA

Shawn has been with Evolve Accounting Solutions since May 2007 after spending three years with an accounting firm in Shepparton. Shawn has a key focus on the preparation of financial accounts, income tax returns and Business Activity Statements and is heavily involved with and passionate about providing quality business advice to help clients grow and improve their business.

He has developed a great deal of experience with the use of Xero as well as other accounting packages and is available to help clients new and old with the use of their accounting system.

Shawn is married with two young kids and is passionate about following all sorts of sports.

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Nathan Harpley CA

Nathan joined Evolve in March 2018 and has worked in the accounting industry since 2010 after graduating from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Nathan has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts Australia since 2016 and currently works within our business services division focusing on the preparation of Financial Accounts, Income Tax Returns and Business Activity Statements.

He also has experience with Xero and how cloud-accounting practices might work for a wide-range of businesses.

Now calling himself a Bendigo local after moving here in 2015, Nathan enjoys playing guitar, supporting the Cronulla Sharks & Geelong Cats, and spending time with his son Lachlan and wife Stacey.

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Georgia Conway

Georgia has been working at Evolve since 2018, coming onboard as our full time admin assistant/receptionist. She has a bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality Management from William Angliss Institute, but now applies the skills learnt in her degree to the accounting field.

Georgia has lived locally her whole life, and enjoys spending time with her fur-children and partner, and watching their renovation visions come to life

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Jade Thomas

Jade started with Evolve in June 2019, after spending several years at home raising her daughter, she has taken on the role of Receptionist 2 days a week. Jade has spent over 10 years working in the accounting industry in various administration roles and is currently completing a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. Jade is a newcomer to Bendigo after moving with her family at the start of 2019.

Jade spends her spare time passionately supporting the Tigers and the Maple Leaf’s, as well as singing in a local cover band.

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Elli Aitken

Elli recently joined Evolve in 2020 after completing a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at La Trobe University. 

As a Junior/Graduate Accountant eager to grow her skills, Elli focuses on the preparation of Business Activity Statements, Financial Accounts and Income Tax Returns.  

Elli moved to Bendigo with her partner and furry friends in early 2020 to broaden both career and life opportunities. 

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Jessika Stringer

Jessika is our newest member to Evolve Accounting joining us in April 2020 as a part-time Receptionist/Administration Assistant.

Jessika has an extensive history in reception/administration roles across various fields including several years in the accounting industry.

Jessika is also about to successfully complete her Bachelor in Health Science degree she has been studying for the past 7 years and will begin working as a Naturopath in Bendigo alongside her role here at Evolve Accounting.

Jessika is an avid traveller and spends her spare time keeping a healthy and active lifestyle with her husband. She enjoys nature hikes, spending time with family and friends and their two chow chow dogs.

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