The Ascensis Advantage

Ascensis is at the forefront of innovative investment, accounting and taxation solutions.

We are a boutique firm priding ourselves on providing a high level of service to all clients via tailor made one-on-one relationships.  We are determined to help our clients succeed in meeting their business, financial and lifestyle goals.

We do this via a combination of business advisory and wealth management whereby the provision of each service compliments one another to achieve our clients goals.

Our Core Values

The core values of Ascensis are:

  • Operate ethically with the highest level of integrity
  • Listen to and understand our clients’ needs
  • Treat our clients with dignity and respect
  • Apply prudent financial and business strategies
  • Value, encourage and support our employees
  • Be economically, environmentally and socially responsible

Our Mission

At Ascensis we are committed to providing innovative wealth management and accounting services of the highest standard focused on achieving client financial and life goals.

Stefan Saccardo

Managing Director

Stefan joined Ascensis in 2017 following his previous positions in some of Adelaide’s leading mid-tier accounting firms and a stint in commerce working in the leading commercial law firm in Adelaide. He is a Chartered Accountant providing business advisory services to small to medium sized enterprises. Working in both public and private practice has given Stefan the expertise and understanding to advise on the micro and macro elements of business. Aside from building long term client relationships, his main skills include business, taxation and superannuation advisory, cash flow management, restructuring and tax minimisation. Stefan is always on the lookout for new technology to innovate and improve efficiencies within Ascensis as well as for his clients.

In his spare time Stefan enjoys spending time with family and friends, eating out and is an AFL die hard.

Matt Illana

Director of Wealth Management

Matt has worked in Financial Services for 16 years, starting his career in Business Banking before moving into Financial Planning in 2006. Matt commenced within client services, then moved into para planning before his first role as a financial adviser in 2008 with a major bank. Since then, Matt has worked in various boutique financial planning businesses as a senior financial adviser before commencing his own financial planning practice.

Matt provides advice to clients in all areas of financial planning including risk protection, wealth creation, superannuation, SMSF, retirement planning, Centrelink, estate planning, cash flow analysis and goal setting. Matt strongly believes in building long- term personalised relationships with all clients so he can better understand what is important to them.

Matt married his wife Sharleene in 2016 and has a young family. They love travelling overseas, experiencing different cultures and were even married in a small town in Spain where his father was born.