Saul Markunsky
It is crucially important to have the right mix of investments, have the best possible tax minimisation strategies, insurance and superannuation investment schemes in place that enable you to meet your long term investment goals.

Saul Markunsky

Saul is a leading authority on our tax system as it relates to the entertainment industry, advising some of the industry’s biggest names. Tax professionals and agents in Hollywood also seek out his expertise when their artists are working in here.

Before moving to Sydney in 1996, Saul was a senior figure within the South African Revenue Service. He’s a highly qualified chartered accountant and business adviser, holding a degree in Commerce and Accountancy from Johannesburg’s University of Witwatersrand.

His expertise spans tax planning (including tax averaging), wealth protection, retirement strategies and superannuation, trust fund management, estate and succession planning and more.

Saul was drawn to In The Picture by its commercial focus and track record in providing tailored solutions to clients. His passion for the creative industries has kept him here. Five years ago, he became a partner, then managing partner, before taking the reins completely in December 2008.

Saul is married, with three children, and lives on Sydney’s North Shore.


MEET THE ‘IN THE PICTURE’ TEAM

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CARLA LA MOTTA

A Chartered Accountant since 1981, Carla graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting, Finance, and Systems). She has over 30 years’ experience in accounting, taxation, and systems, across many industries, including banking, insurance, and engineering. Carla has been in public practice for the past twelve years. She is equally fluent in English and Italian.

JIMMY SANG

Jimmy is a fully qualified chartered accountant, with over ten years’ industry experience. His specialties are business structure setup and tax planning. Away from his desk, he enjoys travel, good food, reading, music, and soccer.

OLIVIA LAM

Olivia is an accountant and bookkeeping manager at In The Picture. She’s a qualified CPA with a degree in accounting, and has been in public practice for more than six years. Outside the office, her passions are good food and fitness, especially Zumba.

ROSE WANG

As a Tax Accountant, Rose looks after individual and company tax returns. She has a degree in Professional Accounting from Macquarie Uni, and is currently in the Chartered Accountant Program. Rose is an avid reader who also enjoys music and singing.

RYAN LIU

Ryan has a Masters in Accounting (CPA extension) from Macquarie University. At In The Picture, he believes he is learning from the best. Ryan’s driving principle is to help others as they have helped him.

LINDA WANG

Linda is one of our bookkeepers and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Macquarie Uni. Once she has finished organising our clients accounts, she enjoys keeping fit and is also learning the piano.

FRANK YU

Frank is our Billing Officer, and manages ‘Sign Now’, our online signature program. He’s our newest team member, joining In The Picture in February 2019, and holds a Masters of Accounting from Sydeny Uni. When not sorting out returns, he enjoys keeping fit at his local gym.

SARA SAMMAN

As receptionist, Sara is your first point of contact at In The Picture. She enjoys interacting with our wide clientele and is always ready to help. She joined us after completing a Certificate 3 in Business Administration in 2017. Outside of work she enjoys socialising and bingeing on her favourite TV series.

JOHN GODEL

While John works mostly behind the scenes, keeping our Records Management running smoothly, he’s also our Departing Australia Superannuation Payment (DASP) tax expert. When coaxed out of hiding, John loves a chat about history, and is also a bit of a space buff.

STEPHEN BARKER

As a senior accountant, Stephen prepares and processes tax returns for individuals, Trusts and Companies, assisted by two junior accountants. He also organises training sessions, and represents In The Picture’s property portfolio. He’s been a practising accountant for 14 years, is a member of the ICAA, and has degrees in Business Marketing and Business Accounting, and a Grad Diploma in Accounting. Outside work, he enjoys golf, travel, and skiing.

VICTOR XIA

Victor has been with In The Picture for more than a decade. He has a Masters in Accounting from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. As an SMSF specialist and auditor, Victor is always ready to help with any queries in this area. And as a new father, he’s always ready to boast about his beautiful baby boy.

AMY TIAN

Amy has a Master’s in Accounting from Western Sydney University and has now been in the industry for ten years (over six of them here at In The Picture). When not busy keeping clients’ finances afloat, she’s an enthusiastic swimmer.

ALEX LI

Alex is a provisional Chartered Accountant who has been with In The Picture for three years. He works mainly on accounting, tax, and payroll works. When his work is done, he enjoys keeping up with movies and sporting events, especially Formula 1 Grand Prix.

KIM ARENSON

Kim has nine years’ experience in bookkeeping, and has been developing skills in Income Averaging for four years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Accounting degree in 2018 and is a provisional member of the CA Board. Kim stays fit with running and regular gym visits.

BILL GUO

Bill is graduated from University of Newcastle with a Master of Professional Accounting degree and is a provisional CA. At work he is responsible for sole trader and small business bookkeeping needs. After work you’ll find Bill enjoying horror movies, singing and playing football.

REBEKAH SADLER

As Executive Assistant to Saul, Rebekah liaises directly with the ATO, ASIC, auditors, and directors and administrative staff of all our clients. She also provides invaluable assistance to our accountants when preparing Financial Statements, Income Tax Returns, and other essential documentation. In addition to all this, she somehow finds time to enjoy reading, music, and being outdoors.

KONSTANTINA ANAGNOSTOU

Konstantina is a skilled Admin Assistant. She came to us from the world of Public Relations, and her diplomacy no doubt helps when our clients are sorting out issues with ATO and ASIC. Outside of work, she enjoys events like VIVID, dancing, and good food.