Derek Grima CPA

Managing Director

Derek Grima is the founder and managing director of BeFinancial Accounting & Business Solutions. With over 14 years of accounting experience, Derek has a bachelor of commerce degree with distinction, Diploma of Financial Services, CPA, CPA Public Practice Certificate and is a registered Australian Tax Agent. He also serves as a volunteered on the CPA Ballarat branch council, which he has done for a consecutive 5 year period.

Derek’s passion is working with small businesses to help them grow and succeed as well as assisting individual clients in meeting their tax compliance and wealth creation needs.

Outside of work, Derek enjoys health & fitness, music, spending time with family and his best mate Coby (pet dog).

Jason Kuehn


Jason Kuehn is a successful entrepreneur, property investor and accountant with over 20 years of business experience with roles ranging from management to running his own multi-site businesses.

Jason truly understands the challenges faced by small business, from cash flow, staff issues to building business systems. His business experience, combined with his accounting knowledge makes him a valuable asset to have on your financial team.

Out of the office, Jason loves spending time with his wife and three children, who all love the active outdoor lifestyle. You will often see Jason at the gym or in his garage working on his cars as he is a Holden mad car enthusiast.

Tammy King

Accounting Support

Tammy has been with BeFinancial since 2018, overseeing the administrative functions in the office as Accounting Support. Tammy has been an Executive Assistant for the past 19 years and has extensive experience with all administrative tasks, financial matters, HR, Day to Day business operations and long term business planning in a variety of industries such as: Banking, Finance & Strategy, Financial Planning and the legal industry.

Tammy is new to the Ballarat Region, currently lives on five acres and loves being home with her family.

Ben Smith

Financial Planner at Focus Planning

Befinancial works closely with Ben Smith who operates under his own banner - Focus Planning. With over 20 years of experience in financial planning services, Ben specialises in Superannuation, Retirement Planning, Investment Advice, Income Protection and Life and Trauma Insurance. In his spare time, Ben loves to travel and spend time with his wife and children.