John Collins, FTMA, JP


I started the business in Ballina on the first of March, 1980. I had one client. Now the practice has over 4000! They range from doctors and solicitors to farmers and fishermen-from Kununurra to Cape York. I like my clients. I enjoy the interaction. I enjoy helping them as much as I can. That's why I'm still here. I've built a strong rapport with all of my clients. Well, except for maybe one-but he's still a client 15 years on!

Qualifications / Affiliations

  • Member, National Institute of Accountants
  • Fellow, Association of Taxation and Management Accountants
  • Public Accountants Registration Board
  • Justice of the Peace

Work History

1980 – present Partner, Collins Hume
1963 – 1980 Australian Government employee

Areas of Expertise

  • accounting
  • tax planning & consulting

Industry Specialisations

  • salary & wage earners
  • small and medium enterprises
  • agriculture
  • marine
  • building & construction

What else I do...

  • fishing-Arnhem Land, Cape York, Torres Strait
  • family


  • Kyogle


  • Ballina


Try to do what you can at your best and endeavour to help others

Collins Hume
is a CPA Business
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation*
*Other than for the acts or omissions of financial services licensees.