Vivian Thornton

Director, National Tax Technical

Corporate & International Tax


Vivian is a Director in the National Tax Division with BDO Australia.

With over 15 years’ experience providing tax consulting advice and presenting National Tax training seminars for BDO tax consulting and accounting staff, Vivian has experience advising on a wide range of tax matters including tax consolidation, Capital Gains Tax issues, tax residency and source, tax issues for SMEs, employee share schemes, Division 7A loans and share buy backs.

Vivian is also involved in preparing BDO National Tax Technical updates and newsletters from time to time.

Prior to joining BDO, Vivian gained valuable experience in other large and medium accounting firms advising private clients, high-wealth individuals and family groups, as well as writing tax technical articles for the InTax magazine.


  • Tax technical support and advice
  • Preparation and presenting tax training
  • Technical updates
  • Submissions


  • Tax consolidations
  • Capital gains tax
  • Foreign income
  • Employee share schemes


  • Bachelor of Commerce


  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chartered Tax Adviser – Tax Institute of Australia