Who We Are

At Solved Business & Taxation, we know small business – and that is because we are a small business. We are driven by supporting businesses within their local communities.

Solved Business & Taxation, Southern Highlands

A boutique accounting, business & taxation practice

We are Chartered Accountants, Registered Tax Agents and Xero Partners with over 20 years of experience specialising in Individuals, Small Business and Companies.

We aim to provide you with timely, accurate and understandable advice that can be easily implemented taking a personal approach.

Meet the Team

Kristie Swann, Chartered Accountant, Solved Business & Taxation

Kristie Howse


BBA-BComAccg, CA & Tax Agent
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Kristie Howse is director and principal of Solved Business & Taxation who specialises in accounting, taxation and bookkeeping solutions for a wide range of clients including individuals, small businesses, and companies.

With over 20 years of experience, Kristie holds a Bachelor of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce-Accounting.

Kristie attended Macquarie University and has previously worked for Small to Medium accounting firms, a Multinational Corporation and completed her graduate year in a Big Four accounting firm.

Vera Berberich, Solved Business & Taxation, Southern Highlands

Vera Berberich



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Vera is a Bookkeeper at Solved Business & Taxation, and is a Xero certified advisor.

From 2012 through to 2018 Vera worked for a Big Four accounting firm in both Frankfurt (Germany) and Sydney where she specialised in mergers and acquisitions. In 2019 she started working for Swann Business & Taxation.

​Vera holds a master’s-level law degree (‘Diplom Jurist’) from the University of Mannheim (Germany). She also studied Taxation Law at the University of Applied Science Worms (Germany) and worked as a trainee lawyer for the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany).

Jasmin Powell

Jasmin Powell


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Jasmin is an Office Administrator at Solved Business & Taxation.

Jasmin studied in Hamburg (Germany) where she received a Certificate in Management – Wholesale and Foreign Trade.

She has extensive experience working across a broad range of functions – business administration, and bookkeeping, with specialisation in accounts payable and receivable.

In 2021 Jasmin started working for Solved Business & Taxation.