Shirley Godfrey

Taxation Manager

Maxim Private Advisory

I really enjoy developing effective tax solutions for our clients and assisting with managing their tax related risks.

The tax legislation is complex and always changing and the ATO is seeking to actively engage with taxpayers on tax matters.  At Maxim we deliver a truly hands on approach as we work closely with our clients. This enables me to effectively uitlise my experience and knowledge so as to achieve the best outcomes for our clients and at the same time to proactively manage any potential tax risks.

A Brief History

Shirley qualified as a Chartered Accountant after completing her training in the audit division of KMPG, Cape Town. She then chose to specialize in taxation and completed a B.Com (Honours) in Taxation, and more recently the Master of Tax qualification offered by the University of Melbourne.

Shirley’s taxation experience includes SME’s, private groups and corporates including mining and exploration companies and has been enhanced by her roles in Perth within the Big4, a specialised tax consulting practice and as the tax manager for an ASX

Shirley assists clients to develop effective tax solutions and prides herself in providing superior client service to assist clients to navigate and comply with ever changing and complex tax legislation.

Shirley is married with 2 children, and enjoys being involved with her children’s sporting and other activities.

Accreditations & Qualifications

  • Com (Tax), B.Com (Honours), Master of Tax
  • Chartered Accountant (Australia and NZ)
  • Chartered Tax Advisor, Tax Institute
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ)


  • Corporate and SME taxes, including capital gains tax and tax consolidation
  • Employee related taxes, incl FBT & employee share schemes
  • Taxation reporting, incl accounting disclosures
  • Research and development tax incentive
  • International tax
  • Indirect taxes, incl. GST
  • Tax compliance