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Meet the Team at AMW Audit

Our Team

The team at AMW Audit have diverse backgrounds and expertise, but they all have something important in common – their knowledge and understanding of auditing issues. Together they bring a wealth of extensive experience – both in Australia and internationally – across a wide range of audit focus areas.


Our clients often refer to our team as being a pleasure to work with, with an emphasis on our personal, proactive approach and availability via telephone or email – read our Client Reviews for yourself.

Billy-Joe Thomas

Billy-Joe Thomas

Director, registered auditor number 302989

Billy-Joe has a Bachelor of Business degree, is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Registered Company Auditor.

Billy-Joe began in public practice in 1999, starting out with Ernst and Young in Darwin.  Some of the bigger clients he worked on include Henry Walker Eltin, Kardu Numida Inc and the Territory Insurance Office, on behalf of the NT Auditor General.

After moving to Perth and joining AMW in 2003, his audit focus has been on companies, co-operatives companies, local government bodies and superannuation funds.

Martin Shone

Martin Shone

Principal, registered auditor number 453041

Martin is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Registered Company Auditor.

Martin started auditing in Public Practice in 1998 and has worked mainly for mid-tier firms since, initially in the UK and then since 2006 in Perth. During this time he gained extensive experience in the audit of a variety of enterprises from superannuation funds, small businesses and trust accounts to large proprietary, publicly listed companies, not-for-profit entities, schools and Unions.

Seraaj Pillai

Seraaj Pillai

Senior Manager

Seraaj has a Bachelor of Commerce and has worked in public practice since 2001, including both audit and tax compliance.

Seraaj started out with KPMG in Zimbabwe but has also worked at Ascent Business Directions in New Zealand and Burges McFarlane and Young in Subiaco. Prior to joining public practice he worked as a Financial Controller for a listed manufacturing and retailing entity.

Seraaj’s audit experience includes listed and unlisted companies in the mining, manufacturing, retail, hospitality and service industries, not-for-profit entities and superannuation funds.

Hong Chhay Taing

Hong Chhay Taing


Chhay has a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Taxation and a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is a  member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Chhay has over 5 years’ experience with KPMG in Cambodia and then with KPMG Malaysia for a further year. During this time he gained extensive experience in the audit of various industries such as banking, micro-finance, companies (manufacturing, hotel and construction), funding agencies projects (ADB, WorldBank, UNDP, UNFPA and Global Fund), and non-governmental organisations.


Amit Gadani

Amit Gadani


Amit is an associate member of Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Taxation.

Amit started auditing in Public Practice in 2005 and has worked mainly for mid-tier firms since, initially in Kenya and then since 2007 in Perth before joining AMW in 2012. During this time he has gained extensive experience in the audits of various industries such as the construction, manufacturing, trading, not-for-profit entities, small to medium companies, clubs and Associations, Co-operatives, Schools, Local Governments, Trust accounts and Self-Managed superannuation funds.

Andrew Pereira

Andrew Pereira


Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce, a masters in Professional Accounting and has almost completed the CPA program.

Andrew started auditing in Public Practice with AMW in 2013 and has worked in audit since. During this time he gained extensive experience in the audit of a variety of enterprises from trust accounts and superannuation funds to large proprietary companies, Co-operative companies, not-for-profit entities, schools, Unions and Local government bodies.

what our clients say

We have been using the audit services of AMW to complete our annual AFSL obligations for the last 5 years and would highly recommend their service to all, they are well priced, both practical and reasonable in their approach to small AFSL holders, and efficient at turnaround times.



AMW have been our preferred audit firm for SMSFs and other audits for many years. When I started Aver Group in 2004 we were looking to build a relationship with a like-minded professional auditing firm that understood the needs of Accountants.

We have always been impressed by the team’s expertise and understanding of auditing issues. They have a personal, proactive approach and are always available either via telephone or email.

The Principal/Director, B J Thomas, is approachable and is commercially minded. He is very professional and always gives clear advice in a prompt and efficient manner. His work ethic and personality has certainly been passed onto his team members and we have a great business relationship with the whole firm.

In summary, AMW are an impressive team which delivers on their promises and are stand out performers in the Auditing sector



AMW came to us highly recommended and have conducted our last two audits of the college’s financials. They are highly professional and have developed a good understanding of schools and their processes. Their team are a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending AMW to other schools for the purpose of conducting an audit and the preparation of financial statements.



Contact us today to learn how we can help you with your individual audit needs.