Coco Hou, CPA, B. Commerce
Managing Director, Platinum Accounting and Platinum Professional Training
Coco Hou is a CPA qualified Registered Tax Agent and the Managing Director of Platinum Accounting and Platinum Professional Training. Coco boasts extensive experience in financial administration as well as the management of organisations in several different fields, from manufacturing companies to hedge funds.
In her role as the MD of Platinum Accounting, Coco primarily provides accounting advice and services to businesses, corporates, individuals and Significant Investor Visa (SIV) as well as Premium Investor Visa (PIV) holders across the country. Coco is able to provide tax and accounting advice to a diverse portfolio of clients including; not for profits, SMEs, family groups and fast growing dynamic companies.
As the MD of Platinum Professional Training, a national training organisation which provides accounting and job preparation training for individuals seeking to enter, or gain advancement within, the accounting sector in Australia, Coco and her team work with accounting students, graduates and industry professionals across the country. They also assist in acquiring overseas visa holders employment within the country.
Her accounting expertise in conjunction with her managerial knowledge and drive to be the best in her field, has given her the ideal skill set to help her companies and clients become highly successful. She is a dynamic and engaging professional with a desire to deliver premium services and build successful, enduring relationships with clients both domestic and international.
Anthony Yuen, CPA
Financial Controller, Platinum Professional Training
Anthony is a CPA qualified Financial Controller of Platinum Professional Training and used to be Financial Controller of an Australian asset of Colliers International, one of the world’s largest real estate management groups.
Anthony graduated from Macquarie University and has over 15 years’ experience in a commercial corporate environment. His broad industry experience within Australia and internationally includes corporate finance and property management.
He has mastered many different areas in the accounting field and has managed Colliers annual budget and forecasts. He also participates in strategic decision making by the board. His previous roles were at AMP Capital and Knight Frank. He is currently mentoring a number of Platinum Professional Training interns to help them achieve their goals in the accounting industry.
Anthony’s passions include property development, building his property portfolio as well as his wine collection.
Yolanda Shaw, CPA Associate, BFSA, MAF
Accountant, Platinum Professional Training National Sales and Marketing Manager Melbourne Branch Manager
Yolanda Shaw is a Manager of the Melbourne branch of Platinum Professional Training and holds a Masters of Accounting & Finance degree from the University of Adelaide.
Yolanda has a substantial day-to-day hands-on involvement with individual trainee career plans and responsible for liaising with tax clients on behalf of the CPA public practice. She works closely with CPA public practice partners to provide quality tax services to clients. She specialises in dealing with business tax clients.
Yolanda has extensive experience as a Bookkeeper and Accountant in international trading, retail and corporate services industries prior to joining Platinum.
Yolanda enjoys going to the gym, watching films and bike riding.
Michelle Xiang, M.Acc&Fin
Accountant Adelaide Branch
Michelle Xiang is an Accountant in Platinum Professional Training’s Adelaide Branch.
Michelle joined with Platinum Professional Training in 2012. She started to accumulate various accounting experience during her Masters Degree study in Adelaide University. Before Platinum, she had over 1 years business experience in a large listed company. Because of her outstanding performance within our firm’s internship program, she was hired as Assistant Accountant.
Michelle and Scarlet work closely to provide accounting and tax services for clients. She has a keen eye for detail and assists with profit and loss analysis and reporting for monthly management reports.
Michelle loves broadcasting and also writes columns for various websites.
Barbara Chen, M.Comm (Acc&AppFin)
Accountant, Platinum Professional Training Brisbane Branch Manager
Barbara Chen is an Accountant in Platinum Brisbane, and also the Manager of the Brisbane branch office. Barbara is in charge of maintaining the Brisbane tax clients.
Barbara holds a Master of Commerce degree with Finance and Accounting majors from Griffith University. After she graduated, she joined with our Brisbane branch and soon became office manager. Her key role is looking after Brisbane tax clients and preparing individual tax returns. In the meantime, she is involved in supervising and maintaining all internal controls to improve and streamline processes.
Barbara loves swimming and travelling in her spare time.
Tyna Nguyen, B.Ban&Fin
Group Accountant, Melbourne Branch
Tyna is Group Accountant in Platinum Professional Training. She operates from the Melbourne Office.
Tyna finished her Banking & Finance Bachelor Degree from Monash Uni since the end of 2013 and then she started her career journey with Platinum Accounting Australia, the CPA public practice. Within the past four years, Tyna has worked through a series of roles in Platinum Melbourne Office, such as Accounts Intern, Accounts Clerk/Admin, Assistant Accountant and Accountant. After her Accountant position, the board decided to promote her into the current Group Accountant position.
Tyna also has interests in travelling, watching movies, volunteering in the Vietnamese community groups and building her coin collections.
Jimmy Luo, B. Business, M. Applied Finance
Finance Trainer, Platinum Premium Training.
Jimmy Luo is a Finance Trainer for Platinum Premium Training and is based in the Sydney office. Jimmy boasts extensive experience in leadership having headed up an Investment Research and Risk Management division for a large firm for many years. He began his professional life as a vetting officer and through hard work and determination was promoted into a managerial position seven years later. During this time he learned the ins and outs of many large companies and was able to use this to help them become more competitive within their respective fields.
Jimmy received his education at the University of Sydney. Since graduating he has regularly added to his skill set through various educational institutes and completed his Master of Applied Finance in 2012.
Jimmy has basic linguistic capabilities in Mandarin and Russian making him ideal for teaching others how to harbour discussion with overseas clients. His excellent written and verbal skills as well as his strong knowledge of managing funds across a variety of sectors allows him to assist and educate trainees in ways that other traditional educators can not. Through his training, he provides students and those who work with him, with the skills and confidence to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and the best methods of presenting in a formal setting.
Jimmy maintains an active lifestyle and he brings this energy to his role. Jimmy has a passion for professionalism and a drive to succeed which is reflected in all aspects of his work.
Ruby He, CPA qualified, B. Commerce
Senior Accountant Program Trainer, Platinum Professional Training
Ruby He is a Senior Accountant Program Trainer for Platinum Premium Training and is based in the Sydney office. Ruby is a highly experienced professional who has worked across a number of different industries. She has undertaken the role of Financial Controller for a company which provided her with an in-depth understanding of the Automotive, Electronics and Hardware industies in Australia. In addition, Ruby has also held key roles in companies which have operated in the construction, publishing and manufacturing sectors.
Ruby holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University and completed her CPA qualifications in 2011. Ruby has trained with the world’s best coach Scott Harris as part of his Ultimate Coach professional program. She is skilled in the use of SAP ERP, SPA Business One, CRM, MYOB, Excel, Access Database and Handisoft.
Ruby has held leadership responsibilities and been a project management lead in change management involving engagement, training and communication with various business units to inspire growth and innovation for her clients.
Ruby uses her experience to improve, simplify and streamline the financial processes of businesses and teach others how to undertake these activities also. Her excellent communication skills provide clarity and direction for senior management which allows for better in-house communication and continuous improvement. Ruby is highly driven and her strong technical accounting experience provides her with the knowledge to help others succeed.
Tammy Ta, Master of International Business
Tax Accountant, Platinum Professional Training Sydney Branch
Tammy Ta is a Tax Accountant in Platinum Accounting Australia at Sydney Branch.
Tammy completed her Master of International Business in 2013 and then a Master of Professional Accounting in 2015. Tammy is the key trainer of the Taxation Program in Platinum Professional Training.
Tammy had 3 years experience in the CPA public practice before she joined Platinum group. She is the key contributor for technical support of taxation matters. Her key roles include looking after tax clients, liaising with ATO, preparing BAS/IAS, Financial Reports, tax returns for Individual, Companies. Trusts and SMSFs.
Tammy loves getting out and enjoying nature in her leisure time.