Meet The Hyde Cooper Wells Team


Partner & CPA

Malcolm Wells is a Certified Practicing Accountant and the Principal of Hyde Cooper Wells Accounting. He established the practice in early 2000 to provide accounting, tax and financial planning services to small business owners. The success and growth of the firm has been founded on Mal's commitment to providing ongoing personalised service and cost effective solutions to each and every client.

Mal sees himself as a businessman first, it just so happens his business is accounting. His ability to put himself ‘in his client’s shoes’ has ensured successful outcomes for many  of his small business clients, some of whom have been clients since the day we opened our doors. He says his personal goal is “to make sure that clients feel that our firm helped them with their goals, both financial and personal, not just that we helped them save some tax”.

Mal has extensive experience in all areas of public accounting, with expertise in taxation advice and planning, business structuring and development, self managed superannuation and general management advice. His large portfolio of clients stretch across a wide range of industries and he attributes the success of the firm to their ability to recruit and retain quality staff. Mal says, “We invest in our people so our clients have access to technically sound advice from professional people who care about their success”.

Specialties and Niches

Mal has special interest in accounting for self-managed superannuation funds and the fitness industry. He is regarded as an expert in business succession planning and wealth creation.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Public Practice Certificate
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Memberof the National Tax & Accountants Association
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Outside of Work

Mal loves fitness. He is huge advocate that a healthy body + a healthy mind = healthy advice. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Jenny and their three children, Emily, Molly and Harry. He is also a keen supporter of the Carlton Football Club in the AFL, a past President of the Rotary Club of Cranbourne and a former member of the Finance and Audit Committee of Windermere Child and Family Services, one of Victoria’s longest serving private Welfare Agencies. He is also a Director of Carrum Downs Financial Services Limited, a company that operates the Bendigo Community Banks in Carrum Downs and Marriott Waters. With his wife Jenny, they have commenced a foundation called Who Cares? We Do. This foundation is to provide assistance to the Cranbourne homeless & needy.

Contact Mal directly on (03) 5995 3466 or


Senior Accountant

Jayne has over 20 years’ experience in the accounting profession. Since joining the firm in 2005 she has become an integral part of the Hyde Cooper Wells team.

Jayne has lived in the local area for over 30 years, creating strong ties in the community and with local business. She is very experienced in tax return preparation, as well as financial statements for sole traders, partnerships, trust, companies and self-managed super funds. Her attention to detail and easy going nature has seen Jayne develop a great rapport with our clients.

Her knowledge and experience in setting up and maintaining computerized accounting systems drove her to become an MYOB Certified Consultant. Jayne also has expertise using Quickbooks and Cashflow Manager. Jayne says “I really enjoy helping clients get the right foundation for their accounting system. Meaningful accounts from our clients makes a whole lot of difference when financial statements are prepared”.

Outside of the office Jayne enjoys travelling and spending time with her family. A Tigers supporter, Jayne also volunteers for her son’s local junior football club and was the Treasurer in 2011 and 2012. “Communities need volunteers, and I’m proud to contribute” says Jayne.

Contact  Jayne directly on (03) 5995 3466 or



Matt commenced his professional career with us after graduating from Monash University in 2010.

In August 2011, Matt took up a trainee accountant position with the firm and he is involved in bookkeeping and the preparation of tax returns for a range of entities including individuals, sole traders, companies and trusts. As the resident Gen Y person in the firm, Matt is IT savvy and provides in-house computer tech support for the firm.

Outside the office, Matt likes tinkering with computers and is a passionate Melbourne Storm supporter. He also enjoys giving back to the community and has participated in ‘The World’s Greatest Shave’ since 2009 and has also competed in the 2013 Stadium Stomp challenge and the 2013 Casey-Cardinia Relay For Life.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Monash University

Contact Matt directly on (03) 5995 3466 or


Office Manager

Trevor’s role includes being our in-house accountant, looking after debtor and creditor management, and also the management of ASIC requirements for our clients.  Trevor also processes the weekly payroll for clients.

Trevor has a passion for giving back to the community, and is active in many organisations helping those less privileged.

Contact Trevor directly on (03) 5995 3466 or



Jenny works part time in the practice and is our “Director of First Impressions” handling reception duties. She is responsible for scanning documents and the filing system. She is incredibly organized and her outgoing personality makes her a key team member.

With her husband Malcolm, they have commenced a foundation called Who Cares? We Do. This foundation is to provide assistance to the Cranbourne homeless & needy.

Contact Jenny directly on (03) 5995 3466 or

DAVID BURKE                                                                             

David has worked in the Cranbourne area for over 30 years, working with small business owners to develop their businesses.

He is passionate about achieving the best result for his clients and not pushing them where they want or need to go in their business journey. David believes “that by providing our clients with the tools they need, their businesses will grow, and so will their wealth”.


  • B.Ec.(Monash)
  • Fellow of the NTAA
  • Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants

Outside of Work

David supports Melbourne in the AFL and in his spare time enjoys many recreational activities including walking his dogs, cricket (his association with the Langwarrin Cricket Club goes back over 40 years), golf, bike riding and swimming.

Contact David directly on (03) 5995 3466 or