Palermo Chartered Accountants, established in 1978 celebrates over 40 years of excellence, and prides itself

on delivering the best service to its diverse range of clients.  Technology, social, environmental and economic landscapes have

changed but our philosophy and dedication to client service excellence continues.


Palermo Chartered Accountants is a dynamic and progressive professional services firm providing much more than traditional accounting, taxation compliance and business advisory services.

We are a unique team of professionals with a skills set ideally positioned in today’s market to meet the ever-evolving needs of clients.

Led by John Palermo and Davina Ruland, together with a team of experienced industry specialists, we offer clients a wealth of expertise distilled over 40 years.

To nurture growth, sustainability and vision requires the expertise of a well-resourced team of qualified professionals who can provide sound, intuitive advice and creative solutions amidst an increasingly complex business environment.

John and Davina are well versed in the intricacies of complex business structures, who along with their team of specialists, ensure that every client receives the best available advice and support to manage their interests.

The firm’s reach extends beyond Western Australia and a growing number of our clients have extended geographical footprints that form part of their overall business, family and personal interests. Such clients continue to benefit from the firm’s understanding of evolving markets. Awareness of current developments, the ability to anticipate change and how to apply that knowledge and expertise for the benefit of clients. The application of smart technologies also strengthens our client proposition.

In addition to business and finance, John and Davina are passionate supporters of philanthropic work and contribution to community. John is appointed to several high-profile for purpose organisations and private foundations through which he contributes countless hours of pro-bono work in the field of health and medical research, education, the arts and heritage conservation.

John is also the Honorary Consul (WA) of the Republic of Uruguay and maintains a close association with members of the Western Australian, National and International diplomatic corps.

Davina manages the ongoing interests of clients and is an active grassroots champion of local community causes. Her passion extends beyond business into fundraising support and active engagement in local community events.



t: +61 8 9242 1622
m: +61 417 918 281

John Palermo is a Partner and Head of Business Advisory at Palermo Chartered Accountants and has over 25 years experience in public practice and industry.

Official Appointments include:

Board Chair and Director, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Deputy Chair, Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation.
Deputy Chair, West Australian Ballet
Council Member, Wesley College
Honorary Consul of Uruguay


Bachelor of Business
Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Member of the Governance Institute of Australia


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m: +61 4 08 887 224

Davina Ruland is a Partner and Head of Compliance and Taxation Services at Palermo Chartered Accountants. She is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience in public practice and her areas of expertise extend over a number of sectors specialising in small and medium enterprises through to larger private organisations.

Her diverse range of clients include:

Wholesale and Retail


Bachelor of Business
Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


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Shanshan Guo is a Principal at Palermo Chartered Accountants and has over 14 years experience in public practice. Her areas of expertise are diverse and extend over a broad range of taxation and compliance matters assisting her clients with their statutory and advisory obligations.


Masters of Professional Accounting
Member of Governance Institute of Australia
Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
Bachelor of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture (Beijing Forestry University)


Palermo Chartered Accountants

Level 1, 284 Oxford Street
Leederville, Western Australia 6007

Level 3, 150 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000

PO Box 600
Leederville WA 6903

t: (08) 9242 1622
f: (08) 9443 2859

ABN: 90 625 741 208

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