About us

Located in Adelaide, South Australia, Hern & Associates has grown from humble beginnings to a team of specialised staff that will help you with all your tax needs and business solutions. Brian Hern began the practice in 1977 working from home completing tax returns, gradually growing it into a successful accounting practice.
After a short term on Greenhill Road, Brian and his new business partner, Maria Keszler, are excited to be back in the Walkerville area, where they assist many community based organisations with advice and audit services.

Our office is family focussed and we provide facilities for families including baby change table and toy boxes to entertain our little clients.


Brian Hern Partner

Brian, with the support of wife Bronwyn, after conducting a tax agent service from home in 1977 set about in earnest in June 1994 to establish a business which became Hern Financial Services. The years have seen the business outgrow three premises. At all times Brian has reserved time to communicate with people and established a strong community commitment and service role. This has included involvement in an Inter-country Adoption Agency, Church committees (both local and state level), the Aged Care sector and as Trustee of a Cemeteries Trust.

Specialising in:

  • Taxation
  • Business Advisory
  • Estate Planning

Qualifications and accreditations:

  • Fellow of Institute of Public Accountants
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Fellow of National Tax Agents Association
  • Justice of the Peace for SA

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Maria Keszler Partner

Maria and Brian started working together in 2009. One of Maria’s goals when she became an accountant was to become owner of an accounting firm and in 2014 she has been able to achieve that goal. With more than ten years in the Public Accounting arena, she possesses a wide range of knowledge and is well equipped to undertake complex accounting work and advisory services.

Specialising in:

  • Business Advice (budgeting and variance analysis)
  • Taxation compliance and planning
  • Online cloud development
  • New technology integration into businesses
  • Superannuation specialising in SMSF’s

Qualifications and accreditations:

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Advance Diploma Accounting
  • Member of Institute of Public Accountants
  • Certified Xero Adviser
  • Modern Business Adviser (online cloud solutions)

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Natasha Patkin Accountant/Auditor

Natasha joined Hern & Associates in 2019. After completing her Bachelor of Economics Degree at the University of Adelaide, Natasha started her career at KPMG in audit in Adelaide and then Melbourne. Having worked for multinationals and non-for profit entities in Sydney, London and Dubai, Natasha returned to her hometown of Adelaide.

 Specialising in:

  • Taxation
  • Audit

Qualifications and accreditations:

  • Member Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Bachelor of Economics (Accounting)

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Adrienne Gill Client Services and Marketing

Adrienne’s role is to ensure that clients receive the high quality service and attention that Hern & Associates strive for. Adrienne also looks after the marketing and website management. A proud mum to 2 beautiful girls, Adrienne is thrilled to be working in a family friendly environment.

  • Reception
  • Administrative Duties
  • Website Management

Qualifications and accreditations:

  • RG146



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Bronwyn Hern Office Manager

After a brief “retirement” Bronwyn is very happy to be back working part-time in an office admin role, supporting Brian and Maria as they re-establish their practice again in the Walkerville community. The welcome back from local folk has been very encouraging for us all.

  • Administrative Duties
  • Office Management

Lyndal Morrison Director of First Impressions

Lyndal is our Director of First Impressions at Hern & Associates.

Lyndal came to us from Westpac and is also part of the Hern family. Lyndal is at the front desk welcoming clients and helping with any queries. She looks forward to meeting clients in the busy tax season.

  • Customer Service
  • General Administration