Peter Melbin - CapitalQ
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Peter Melbin


Payroll Specialist / Financial Controller

Professional profile

I gained a Bachelor of Business Degree from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (before it became Curtin University) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. I am also a Fellow of CPA Australia.

My professional career has spanned both commonwealth and state public services. The former involved over 20 years with the Postmaster General’s Department and Australia Post and three years with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. I then moved to the Western Australian Public Service as a Management Consultant with the Public Service Commission, a period of Acting Deputy Commissioner for Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs and about ten years as Executive Director, Corporate Management, Ministry for Planning and Secretary, Western Australian Planning Commission.

I finished full time career work in 2001 and since then have been pursuing the magical mix of ‘me’ time against all sorts of other demands made upon me.

I have been delighted to come on board with Duncan and CapitalQ and to find that I still have a bit to offer, especially when I am successful in negotiating the intricacies of the latest technology. I am also very pleased to be able to work with clients and help them with their payroll and bookkeeping side of their businesses.

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Personal profile

When I am not playing around with Xero accounting software my other main interests are family, travel and sport.

Sport is more than a passing interest. I have spent my life playing, supporting and watching cricket. It is with all due modesty that I refer you to Duncan’s profile in which he talks about his life in cricket and, in case he forgets, will offer the reminder that I taught him a lot about the game – especially how to play swing bowling.

I have been fortunate to travel and have managed all seven continents with a long list of unfulfilled wanderings yet to be done.

Highlights are the safaris in various parts of Africa, some wonderful trekking on the Great Wall, up to Macchu Picchu and in Patagonia (until the knees gave out), Antarctica and kayaking Hinchenbrooke Island.

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