Our Team.

About us

Marcus Cosgrave

Director | Chartered Accountant | Registered Tax Agent

A founding Partner of Cosgrave Soutter with over 25 years professional experience in Chartered Accounting, with a background in Top 100 accounting firms providing premium services to the Sydney & Canberra business sectors.

He provides a full range of accounting, taxation, business and advisory services to a highly diverse range of private and public industry sectors, such as Professional Services Firms, Retail & Wholesale, Building & Construction, Private and Public Sector Consultancies, High Net Worth Individuals and Family Groups etc……

Marcus delivers high level quality and timely service to his extensive client base. His long term commercial client relationships are enhanced by his extensive contacts throughout the broader legal, banking, finance and professional community throughout the Canberra region and interstate.

Chris Soutter

Director | Affiliate CA ANZ | Certified Practice Accountant (Fellow) | Registered Tax Agent

Before launching Cosgrave Soutter with Marcus Cosgrave, Chris gained extensive experience as a Director and Partner with a Big 4 accounting firm.  Being involved in the financial services industry throughout his career, Chris’s focus is to assist and guide clients with their accounting, tax and business advisory needs.

As an experienced business services advisor, Chris works with clients as an integral partner, coordinating with external advisors including Banks, Financial Planners and the Legal Profession to provide a diverse range of skills demanded by clients.

Areas of specialisation include small and medium business across a range of industries, property syndicates, primary producers, high wealth individuals with diversified investment portfolios and professional services firms.

Kelli Lawton

Director | Chartered Accountant | Registered Tax Agent

Kelli commenced at Cosgrave Soutter in 2002 and became a Director of Cosgrave Soutter in January 2017. She has extensive experience in the accounting profession with a number of second tier Chartered Accounting firms in Sydney and Canberra, as well as experience in the commercial, not-for-profit and public sector.

She provides a wide range of accounting, bookkeeping, taxation and advisory services to clients operating in a variety of sectors including property development and investment, professional services firms, childcare, retail and consultants.