Michael Ferella, Director
Michael is a Certified Practising Accountant, Registered Tax Agent, Justice of the Peace for NSW, Xero Certified Advisor and holds a Bachelor of Business Degree majoring in Accounting. He is highly professional, motivated, energetic and brings many new ideas to the table for business and individuals alike.
Prior to opening his own practice Michael gained extensive knowledge and experience in some of Sydney’s largest mid-tier firms including many years at one of Australia’s highest profile firms based in the CBD. In his time there he advised a AAA rating client base which included High Net Worth Individuals and industry leading businesses in real estate, retail fashion, private equity, sporting athletes and numerous top end restaurants. Other industries he has enjoyed extensive experience in are building and construction, property development, marketing and advertising, hospitality, medical practices, financial planning, pharmaceutical, recruitment agencies, executive coaches, legal practices, manufacturing, franchisors and franchisees, import/export and not-for-profits.
Michael saw a hole in the accounting profession where he believed clients were being pushed away from the relationship approach to business and seen more as numbers to improve the bottom line.
He believes the role of accountants is to serve the community and help business owners and individuals achieve and reach their financial goals. This can only be achieved by building solid relationships and becoming a team, rather than a transaction. He has a passion for seeing small to medium businesses grow and being a key part of their business life cycle is a journey he enjoys.
Outside of work Michael enjoys keeping fit and healthy by playing competitive soccer and enjoys both road and mountain bike riding. He also enjoys just about most sports as a viewer and is a die-hard Wests Tigers fan. Most of all Michael is a family man and enjoys spending time with his wife and their children.
Chris Azzopardi, Director
Chris is a Certified Practising Accountant, Registered Tax Agent, Xero Certified Advisor and holds a Bachelor of Business Degree majoring in Accounting as well as an Advanced Diploma in Accounting. He is passionate about building solid business relationships with his clients and believes that each individual client’s needs are different and that our level of service should be based on these individual needs.
Prior to becoming a partner of Momenta Advisors, Chris worked as a Financial Controller for a large property development company in the South West Sydney Region. He drove the implementation and maintenance of the project feasibilities and group cash flows as well as led the finance department. While working in his previous role as a Financial Controller, Chris had a proactive and innovative approach with the ability to think strategically to develop original solutions and contribute to the company goals and direction.
Chris describes what he believes to be a good accountant:
Attitude can’t always be measured, however it’s nice to know your accountant has a passion for getting their client the best results possible. The numbers tell the real story and it is important for your accountant to have broad experience across public and private sectors and various industries in order to anticipate the conditions and changes that directly affect your business.
Outside of work Chris is dedicated to healthy living and regularly participates in sporting activities. He enjoys road bike riding with his local cycling club and also enjoys competitive Go-Kart racing. Chris is extremely dedicated to his career and is equally dedicated to spending time with family and friends in his downtime.