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Specialisation: Taxation and Business Services, Rural Policy Development


Bill was born in Roma and has an extensive rural background, having been brought up on a family property at Injune and owning a cattle and sheep property at Dirranbandi for 20 years.


He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976 during five years with Coopers and Lybrand in Brisbane, Sydney and Townsville and then pursued rural interests as a grazier from 1980 to 1995 when he joined Statham Cheesman Pty Ltd.


Bill specialises in rural and business advisory services and rural taxation policy development.

His hands-on primary production background and professional expertise provide a solid base of specialist rural accounting and related knowledge.


Areas of expertise include:

  • Taxation Planning and Consulting

  • Business Benchmarking and Feasibilities

  • Business Plans

  • Succession Planning


His current appointments include membership of:

  • The Federal Government's Canberra-based Agricultural Finance Forum

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

    • National Rural and Regional Issues Group

    • Qld Regional Council


A former Maranoa Graziers Association President and United Graziers Association Councillor, Bill was a member of the final UGA Taxation Committee from 1995 to 1999.


Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland)

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

  • Registered Company Auditor

  • Registered Tax Agent

  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia

  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Bill Sheehan
Paula McCrostie
Senior Accountant​

Professional Qualifications

  • CA ANZ Member

  • Accounting Technitian

  • NZ Dip. Bus.

Career Summary

Paula was born and educated in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 2001. 


Working with Statham Cheesman since 2008, Paula is an integral part of David's team. 

Samantha Keenan
Senior Accountant

Professional Qualifications

  • CA Membership (Provisional)

  • Masters of Accounting

  • Bachelor of Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Career Summary

During Samantha's teaching career, she has worked in Brisbane, Roma, Charleville and Emerald. She has lived and worked most of her life in Western Queensland and loves small town life. Working here at Statham Cheesman for over 10 years, she is one of our most experienced Accountants.

Samantha enjoys helping clients get on top of their accounting software, so make sure you take her up on her offer and contact her if you need to!