Our Directors

Des Clear

Des established ClearCorp in 2003 after operating his own firm in Canberra for 12 years.  Des has been advising small business and investor clients for over 25 years.  Des’ focus is wealth generation based on utilising effective structures and strategies.

Small business clients can benefit from Des’ advice to improve their profitability and value.  Des’ motivation for establishing ClearCorp lay in being able to provide a personalised service to clients with a depth of knowledge of their business that is somewhat lost with large firms.

Des has designed processes and systems within the firm to support this philosophy.  Des enjoys working with small business operators  as he recognises this group requires extra support, with one person often responsible for the financial, marketing and staff management of the business.

Des also recognises that most investor clients can benefit from attention to their financial affairs.  To this end he was the initiator of the Financial Health Check-up service that is currently offered by ClearCorp.

Away from the demands of ClearCorp Des enjoys cycling, the great outdoors and the occasional hit of golf.

Des Clear

Stephen Bennett

Steve joined the firm in August 2008 after having been a Partner at Bentleys Chartered Accountants for approximately 20 years.

Steve’s focus is to provide optimum outcomes for businesses and their owners. His motto is ‘rigour with vigour’ and he has assisted his clients with a variety of commercial and tax outcomes including profit and cashflow forecasting, profit enhancement, business planning, asset protection, structuring and business succession. He also provides litigation support services including forensic accounting, independent valuations, economic loss reports and business disputes.

Steve has a particular interest in supporting smart start-up companies and has completed the Pyksis/ACT Government course ‘From Concept to Commercialisation’. He was a founding Director and remains an active board member of Capital Angels Pty Limited, a company established to facilitate the connection between entrepreneurs and angel/venture capital investors.

Steve has led a team to develop and successfully commercialise a tax software tool designed for accountants which provides clients with proactive advise on their future PAYG tax instalment obligations.

Steve loves a hit of golf with friends and is a passionate and loyal St Kilda supporter. He dreams of the day when their illusive second premiership will become a reality!

Stephen Bennett

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