James Purcell

Manager/Senior Accountant

Working to flip the number-crunching accountant stereotype on its head, James loves nothing better than building exciting, positive client relationships. Armed with a Bachelor of Commerce, his CPA and 14 years’ experience in public practise accounting, it’s no surprise that James loves numbers. James was welcomed to the Hrkac Group team in April of 2010.

Bringing some cheeky wit to his teams’ day, James manages the accounting team. Liaising with clients, preparing tax returns, financial statements and SMSF administration documents for his diverse portfolio of clients. James’ areas of particular expertise are advising small businesses on their business structuring. This includes tax minimisation strategies and asset protection where he meets wide range of business owners. He does enjoy all the new challenges they bring!

Although he regards completing his CPA and playing a part in growing the Hrkac Group as his biggest achievements, James must admit becoming a dad for the first time in 2021 is certainly the biggest highlight he can think of to date.

Whilst most dating profiles would list long walks on the beach with his dogs, outside the office, James is more of a cat person! In addition, with wife Sarah, son August and black cat Rosie, James loves spending time with his family. However, he also enjoys eating cheese and drinking red wine. As a sport lover at heart, he’s a big supporter of the almighty Gunners football club (Arsenal). Whilst he’s not great at golf, he certainly enjoys solving the world’s problems over a beer with his mates at the local pub after a game.


Areas of Expertise

  • Easy going nature
  • Small Business entities and business advisory
  • GST compliance
  • SMSF tax administration

Other Hrkac team members

See our full list of business and personal services.

John Hrkac


Paul Duncan


Stephen Gray

Managing Director/Senior Advisor

Paul Snow


Shane McMillan

Manager/Senior Accountant

James Purcell

Manager/Senior Accountant

Cuong Nguyen

Senior Advisor

Taylah Hazelager

Practice Manager

Kim Van’t Hag


Kylie Brooks-France


Meg Bennett


Kathryn Stirling


Nick Blignaut


Narelle Hillgrove

Mortgage Broker Assistant

Simone Ettridge

Lending Specialist

Kayla Saunders

Client Relationship Manager

Marko Jovic


Lisa Van’t Hag

Personal Assistant to John Hrkac

Tamika Albon


Jack Bannerman

Legal Clerk

Mara Prusac