About Us

Our Team

Dean Bassal

Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia


Dean brings a wealth of accounting, tax and financial planning knowledge to Bunnett & Bassal Pty Ltd. With professional experience in Accounting, Corporate Tax and Banking, Dean’s strong commercial background and passion for helping clients make him a highly sought-after advisor. His technical knowledge, ability to connect with clients, and desire to develop strong business solutions, what help him stand apart from the crowd.

Mahmoud (Mal) Bassal

Fellow of CPA Australia

Founding Partner and Director

Mahmoud has been with Bunnett & Bassal Pty Ltd for more than 20 years. His professional experience in the private sector also includes serving as the Senior Accountant at Comalco Ltd, Chief Accountant of HSV (Herald Sun Victoria) Channel Seven, and Finance Manager and Company Secretary of Flag Inns Ltd.

Mirela Hamzic

CPA, Senior Accountant

Mirela is a qualified accountant having gained her Accounting Degree at Monash University and successfully completed her CPA. Aside from her qualifications, her determination, professionalism, and drive to problem-solve for clients that make her a most respected member of the team. Without her contributions, Bunnett & Bassal would not be what it is today!

Hans Mook

CPA, Accountant

Hans is a veteran of the accounting world and brings over 30 years of experience and an absolute wealth of knowledge to Bunnett & Bassal. His friendliness, caring personality and sheer determination to do everything for his clients make it easy to see why his clients will always remain loyal. Never without a smile on his face, Hans’ contributions to our practice extend well beyond accounting and tax advice.

Sammi Zhang


Sammi is a quality operator with her speciality in in financial and management accounting.  She is highly regarded for her ability to think laterally and to find solutions, and is always after the most positive outcomes for our clients.  A strong contributor and well-rounded professional, Sammi can be counted on to deliver strong results, while always making the office a bright and happy place to work.  

Khaled El-Katateny


Khaled is our talented Business Analyst with key skills in business strategy and solutions. His role is to deliver efficiencies for our clients through process optimisation and business performance. He has graduated from Deakin University with a Commerce/Law double degree, and brings a unique ability to deliver solutions and connect with business owners and entrepreneurs.

Promise El-Mourad

Administration Officer

Promise is a highly skilled administration officer who specializes in practice management. Having joined Bunnett & Bassal over 2 years ago she has driven strong campaign to ensure we follow best practice with regard to delivery of advice. She has previously worked to deliver outcomes for clients in professional services, education & healthcare, and is known for her client commitment and ability to thrive under pressure.

Frank Bunnett

Founding Partner

Frank Bunnett was one of the first professional accountants in Dandenong in 1950 and had more than 50 years of professional accounting & tax experience prior to his retirement. His firm Frank Bunnett & Associates, merged with M.Bassal and Associates Pty Ltd to form Bunnett & Bassal Pty Ltd.

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