Our Team

Our dedicated and expert team prides itself on being more (much more) than your typical team of advisors. The advice we give isn’t just about managing accounts and tax; it goes well beyond the numbers to provide in-depth assistance by partnering with you and your business. We look forward to working with you.


Matthew Harris CA, M.Comm, B.Bus

Managing Partner

Matthew Harris has been in public practice since 1987. He prides himself in being so much more than just a number cruncher. He really gets involved in understanding a business by visiting their premises, talking to their staff and seeing their processes and procedures in action.


Shane Thomas FCA, CTA, B.Comm


Shane has been in public practice since 1997, and merged his firm with MSI Taylor in March 2020.  Shane has worked in regional and metropolitan areas of Queensland throughout his extensive career in accounting, and has also held various board positions with not-for-profit organisations.  As a business owner himself, he understands the complexities and issues that confront all businesses, and the best approaches to develop effective strategies to assist other business owners.


Sean Hegarty CPA, B.Comm


Sean joined MSI Taylor in December 1995 as a graduate accountant following the completion of a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Southern Queensland. He became a partner of the firm in December, 2013.

Sean specialises in accounting, taxation and business performance and monitoring for a wide variety of small to medium enterprises.


Michael Purcell CA, B.Bus, CTA


Michael joined MSI Taylor as a partner in 1995. He is passionate about helping start ups and is also our franchising expert. One of his key strengths is the ability to explain the ‘how and why’ to his clients. With in excess of 30 years’ experience, and a particular focus on small and medium businesses, he has developed a deep understanding of their needs.


Mark Connolly B.Bus, MFAA

Partner – Finance

Mark is a Credit Representative of Centrepoint Alliance Lending (Australian Credit Licence 377711, ABN 40 100 947 804 )

– Credit Representative Number 378227

Mark joined MSI Taylor in 2010 and has over 30 years experience in the Finance Industry.

It is this experience that provides him with an insight into numerous industries, varying economic conditions and demographics. As a bank manager & business owner himself, Mark fully understands the issues facing business owners trying to operate their businesses successfully and profitably.

Mark represents the TAYLOR FINANCE GROUP (ABN 18 646 208 099)

Please refer to the Centrepoint Alliance Lending website here: www.cpal.com.au/cls


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