Partner Profile

Clarke McEwan Accountants was founded by John Clarke in May 1995 with a vision to create a proactive accounting and business advisory firm focused on servicing the complete financial and accounting requirements of individuals and organisations across a broad range of industries and professions. 

John is a Fellow of CPA Australia (B.Bus Accty FCPA CTA) with over 25 years experience in providing expert tax advice and business solutions to a diverse base of business, individual and professional clients. 

John services a range of businesses and individuals including high net worth Individuals and families, professionals, family businesses, start-up businesses, investors, property developers, builders, private companies, and international and expatriate clients. 

With more than 25 years experience in public practice John has worked extensively for the Health Care Sector acting for many general and specialist medical practitioners and allied health practitioners as well as private medical groups and corporate health care providers. Asset protection and establishing the best structure for each clients requirements are also areas of expertise. 

John also has extensive experience in the Building and Construction and associated Service Industries including Commercial and Residential Property Developers acting as accountant and advisor to a number of long established and well known property developers and builders in the region. John also assists clients in the retail, wholesale, manufacturing, technology, trades, hospitality and management rights industries. 

In addition to being a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) John holds the following memberships and qualifications: 

  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)
  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Member of the National Tax and Accountants Association
  • Member of Interprac and NTAA Corporate
  • Member of the Australian Taxpayers Association
  • Registered Tax Agent – Tax Practitioners Board
  • Bachelor of Business in Accountancy from the University of Southern Queensland
  • Self-Managed Super Fund Specialist Course graduate – Deakin University
  • Xero Certified Advisor
  • MYOB Professional Partner
  • Reckon/Quickbooks Professional Partner
  • Commissioner for Declarations 

John oversees a team of experienced professional staff and has a long term affiliation with some of Queensland's top specialist business advisors being able to call on and integrate their services for our clients.

Outside of work John enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, trying to keep fit and is a keen supporter and follower of many sports not the least Rugby Union and Cricket.

John works from both our Sunshine Coast and Brisbane offices. To arrange an appointment to see John at either of our offices please contact the Sunshine Coast Office on 07 5475 4300 or the Brisbane Office on 07 3842 3128 or email or or click on this link to direct you to our book an appointment page.