Partner at the Carbon Group

Chartered Accountant (Member since 2007)

Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting

Bachelor of Commerce
(Professional Accounting)

Bachelor of Science
(Information Systems)

About Steve Wai

Born in the Philippines, Steve moved to Australia when he was three years old and grew up just south of the Maddington River.

With a keen interest in accounting, since then he’s been able to secure almost two decades of experience; most of which has been at the Carbon Group! Steve joined the CG at the very beginning, back when they were known as Sterling Accountants, and has been able to work
his way up the ladder to become one of the most experienced accountants in the business.

Steven Wai chose to become a partner of Carbon Group as he wanted to be in control of his own work and career alongside like-minded professionals who desires to be the very best that they can be.
His role at the Carbon Group

Put simply, the success of the Carbon Group could not have happened without the passion and dedication of Steve. He’s played a significant role in the helping their accounting division to thrive and secure its position as industry leaders; the team even won the 2017 SMSF & Account Awards Tax and Compliance Firm of the Year award as well as the Multi Service Firm of the Year award.

Heading up the accounting team in Ellenbrook, Perth, he opted to become a partner in the firm so he could be in full control of his own career and continue to work alongside like-minded individuals; enabling him to thrive off their aspirations so they can collectively achieve their very best

Arguably, his stand-out achievement in his career to date was the role he played in helping a client transition their farm to the next generation. Not only was the transition a smooth success but he was able to maximise the amount going into superannuation and minimise the income tax… we don’t call him the super accountant for nothing!


Timing is everything

Steve – “Speak to your accountant as regularly as you can. If you are liaising with them throughout the year you will be able to build up a strong relationship with them; allowing both parties to understand each other.”

Keep them updated

Steve – “Life is full of unexpected events, so keep your accountants abreast of your circumstances and any situational changes; that way they will be able to change tactics and provide you with solutions. The advice you receive should be tailored to your exact needs so don’t accept anything less!”

The early bird

Have your financials and tax returns completed and prepared as early as possible; this means you will be well aware of the tax obligations you have and give you plenty of time to secure your PAYG installments.
What they say about him…
Steven Wai is an amazing individual. He has been our accountant for the past 2 years. Carbon Group offers a full-service accounting package. They are professionals in every sense of the word. Steve has a team of very experienced and knowledgeable people who are always at the ready to assist with any query I have – no matter how minor. I have complete faith in them. We are extremely impressed with the friendly and professional service! Thank you, Steve and his team!”
LisaProject Maintenance & Painters
“Stephen is a fantastic accountant! But also a very dear friend. I know on a first-hand basis how efficient, accurate, service minded and what a fantastic job they do at Carbon. My tax return was filed effortlessly and I can’t recommend the team at Carbon enough. If you want an accountant that cares and goes that extra mile for you, Stephen is your guy.”
Per Daniel GoranssonProject Maintenance & Painters
Each month Steve also helps run the monthly Carbon Charity Poker Evening, with all proceeds going to their charity of the month.

Not content with just being a Partner in the group, he’s also a keen family man and every weekend you’ll see him spending as much time as he can with his wife, daughter and son.

He’s also a keen football player, although his accounting talents are definitely stronger than his football skills!
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