Margaret Maunsell, Partner, Business Services, Tax & Advisory

Margaret Maunsell

Partner, Business Services, Tax & Advisory


+61 7 4046 0038


Margaret is a Tax & Advisory Partner with BDO (Nth Qld) and is based in the Cairns office. It is Margaret’s professional and consistent approach that allows her to build strong long term client relationships.

Margaret consults across issues that have a direct impact on profit and business prosperity, including management practices, structure, strategic planning and family issues.  She works closely with a number of family owned businesses, supporting their business and succession planning.  Margaret has also advised on the restructure of assets for non-residents, and has significant board level experience with building societies and credit unions.

Margaret joined BDO on 1989, and was appointed Partner in 1993.  Prior to joining BDO, she was operations manager for two major tourism companies in Cairns, gaining valuable experience in factors influencing business performance (including administration, staff and public relations management).  Early in her career, Margaret worked in the mining industry.


  • Business advisory
  • Structuring to maximise wealth
  • Succession planning
  • Strategic & business planning
  • Mergers & acquisitions.


  • Natural resources
  • Financial services
  • Hospitality & tourism
  • Retail
  • Professional practice
  • Property & construction
  • Family business.


  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Registered Tax Agent.


  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Board Member, Cairns Penny Savings and Loans
  • Treasurer, Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund
  • Former Board Member, Cairns Port Authority
  • Former Audit Committee Chairman, Cairns Port Authority.