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About Us

At GTC Financial, we believe that true professionalism is having the courage to care about our people, our clients  and their businesses. Our purpose at GTC Financial is to help every client exceed their goals so they become financially independent and this inspires everyone involved. We want to look forward to each day, work with interesting clients, spend time with colleagues we like and go home each day with a sense of genuine satisfaction and reward.

Our Team


Carissa Gordon

BBus(Acct) CPA
Associate Partner

Carissa is a qualified Accountant with 20 years experience in a diverse range of roles, including motel management, not-for-profit organisations and public accounting. Carissa loves working in public practice and helping businesses to improve profits, increase Cashflow and reach their financial goals. She believes that a business is like a snowflake, unique, and should be dealt with and nurtured in its own unique way.


Our team and clients value Carissa’s reliability. We can always count on Carissa’s help to get things done quickly, accurately and without fuss.

Carissa enjoys spending her weekends with her family and loves scrapbooking and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


Jody Smith

BBus(Acct) FCPA
Associate Partner

With over two decades of service at GTC Financial, Jody has embarked on her journey from trainee accountant to associate partner, gathering a wealth of experience across various industries. A proud graduate of CQ University with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a distinguished Fellow of CPA Australia, Jody's commitment and expertise have consistently shone throughout her career.

Growing up in a small business family, Jody's passion for accounting and business blossomed early on. She enjoys forging connections with clients, guiding them through the financial maze, and nurturing their growth.

From tax accounting to business valuations and strategic planning, Jody's expertise spans a wide range of financial areas, making her an invaluable resource for both her clients and any boards or committees she serves on. Friendly yet professional, she brings a blend of warmth and competence to her work, ensuring her clients feel supported every step of the way.


Michelle Drever

Client Manager

Michelle is a qualified accountant completing her degree at CQ University Gladstone in July 2008. Michelle is a born & bred local and has been working in public practice in Gladstone since graduating.  She has experience in many different industries and clients.


Michelle enjoys developing budgets and cashflows for businesses to help them grow their business and she loves seeing clients accomplish their goals.


In her time away from the office, Michelle enjoys spending time with her 2 children, horse riding or somewhere near the water.


Heidi McCormick


Heidi is a qualified accountant, passionate about business. She has a background in retail management  and grew up in a family-run small business. Heidi understands the challenges faced by business owners. She loves digging into problems, finding solutions and believes there is no problem that cannot be resolved.


Heidi enjoys travelling and has travelled extensively throughout Australia, overseas and lived in Ireland for 3 years. She is a marathon runner and loves camping and fishing with family and friends and is always looking to explore something new and exciting.


Heidi has recently started studying to become a Chartered Accountant. 


Michelle Spann

Client Services Coordinator

Michelle is the welcoming face of GTC. She assists both the Accounting and Financial Planning teams and is always ready to lend a hand, answer queries and assist our clients in any way.


Michelle is a long-time local and before joining the GTC team, spent a few years working in the UK. She is always looking for new creative ways to do things and enjoys making fun experiences for those around her.


In her down time, Michelle enjoys performing with Gladstone Performing Arts Company, particularly with their choir, Company of Voices. She was lucky enough to be a part of the West End Musical Choir in London, Performing at Disneyland Paris as well as for charities in Trafalgar Square.

Our Values

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We always act in the best interests of our team and clients.

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Team Work

We are a close team, we support each other and take time to have fun.

Continuous Learning - We are always looking for new ideas and ways to improve.


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Results Focused

We deliver great results for our clients & GTC

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Follow Through

We deliver everything we promise. 

Pride & Quality - In everything we do.



Our Purpose

Our purpose at GTC Financial is to help every client to achieve their goals & become financially independent.

We believe that big dreams begin with a good plan. We:



Ask lots of questions


Deeply understand our clients goals


Value our clients opinion


Understand our clients business


Provide the best advice for our clients circumstance


Invested in our clients' success


Are trusted advisers


Tailor solutions to suit our clients unique circumstances