Our Team


Doug Burgess - Partner

Celebrating 25 years as a Chartered Accountant in 2013, Doug first worked in the accounting field in 1979 in his father’s Chartered Accounting firm which was established in Cooma.

After leaving High School and retiring from the Australian Ski Team Doug moved to Canberra and commenced University in 1980. Doug graduated in Economics (1983) at ANU and then worked in the Canberra office of Peat Marwick Mitchell from 1984 until the merger with Hungerford’s (KPMG) in 1987. Doug completed his Law degree at ANU and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1988.

Doug’s main outside work interests are in property investment, travel, skiing and in line with retirement planning, more recently golf. The circle is now complete as Doug spends a lot of time in Niseko, Japan where one his first Cooma clients now has a successful snow sports business where Doug can combine all of his personal and professional passions in both summer & winter.


Sarah Burgess

Sarah joined the team at BLM Accounting in 2002. Sarah has a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and is currently undergoing her Bachelor of Accounting through Charles Sturt University.

Sarah's role with BLM has grown since her start in a reception and administration role. Now Sarah's client focus is the adminstration and preparation of BLM Accounting’s Self Managed Super Fund’s annual tax compliance requirements.

Outside of work Sarah supports the live music scene in Canberra, keeps fit and enjoys watching any sporting event or TV program.

Isaac Burgess

Isaac joined the team at BLM Accounting late in 2011. Isaac became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2011 and also has Commerce and Information Technology degrees from the University of Canberra in 2010.

Isaac is a valued team member of BLM Accounting. He started his accounting career with a big four accounting firm (KPMG) in 2007. This experiance enables him to provide advice and technical solutions to a large range of individuals, companies and small businesses with varying requirements.

Outside of work Isaac is a fanatic supporter of the Liverpool Football Club, but also supports all forms of the round ball game. Whether it’s watching the English Premier League, A-League, W-League or merely chasing the leather ball around in a variety of competitions which he participates in around Canberra.


Lu Lim

Lu Joined the BLM Accounting team in October of 2012. Lu is a valued member of the BLM Accounting team, having graduated from the University of Canberra in 2008 with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, and minoring in banking and finance. Lu's key competencies all stem from her attention to detail and customer orientated background.

Outside of BLM, Lu is an experienced service and restaurant manager. As she regularly helps out in the management of her brother's family restaurants - Roti House Restaurant (Canberra City) and Mamak Corner Restaurant (Garran Shops).