The Best Personal Accountant in Canberra

The 10 Best Personal Accountants In Canberra


The 10 Best Personal Accountants in Canberra

We have listed the top 10 personal accountants in Canberra to help you choose the best accounting professional for your needs.

Laterals GLP


For us it’s not about how big or how small you are but rather it’s about your situation. We’ve split our services into the categories below which we hope you’ll find relevant to your situation. You may fit into more than one category but rest assured that whatever your situation we will have simple, proven solutions to make your life easier and increase your wealth.

Tim Allen
Tim Allen is another of our founding directors. He started in accounting before turning his hand to starting his own business. After several years this business had reached a stage of maturity and was running under its own steam. Fortunately for many he then found the lure of the world of accounting too strong and returned to the field. He holds a true passion for helping people make their accounting and taxation burdens as light as possible. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the “shoe-box” client if it is the best fit for the business concerned. He also holds a strong enthusiasm for cloud-based accounting software and sees it as the future of record-keeping. Tim has seen first-hand how it can make life easier for business-people. For Tim it’s all about fitting a person with the right system for them and their situation. He believes it best for a solid base to be established so appropriate strategic taxation advice can be properly developed and implemented.

Grant Pearce
Grant Pearce is one of our founding directors. He brings to the firm a level of business experience rarely found in accountants today. He is not merely a theoretician. Grant owned and ran his own successful firm in Victoria in the 80s, strayed into owning and operating family hotels for a time, but succumbed to the call of public practice again in 1994. Grant is passionate about helping people establish and grow their small businesses and he continues to have an equity and management stake in a very successful small retail business. Grant not only talks the talk – he also walks the walk.


Contact – Laterals GLP

Taubenschlag & Associates


Taubenschlag & Associates is widely respected as an accounting practice with the people, know-how, and approach to deliver results across the full spectrum of tax accounting services. We are a constantly evolving practice that has been successfully meeting the taxation and accounting needs of the Canberra community and its businesses since 1998.

In 2016, ownership of Taubenschlag & Associates was acquired by H&R Block, Australia’s leading tax accounting firm. Our commitment to client service and expert tax advice remains the same as it has been for the last 18 years.

Taubenschlag & Associates is a leading choice for people requiring local expertise and resources.

Our mission is to provide practical advice and efficient, cost-effective solutions by striving to listen and learn all that is necessary about a clients’ taxation position. Timely, straightforward and open communication is our aim when dealing with our clients. We recognise the importance of making complex issues understandable and “tap in” to our clients’ own skills and knowledge to ensure the best result is attained.

At Taubenschlag and Associates we provide an extensive range of tax accounting services covering all major areas, ensuring that we can assist you with all your accounting requirements, be they personal or business related. Whilst we are one of the largest firms of individual tax preparers in Canberra, we are small by Australian standards. For our clients, this means personal service and a “whole firm” approach. We are committed to ensuring clients have easy access to “their accountant” whilst profiting from our joint knowledge, shared through our process of internal consultation. Additionally, each of our accountants is equipped to advise on wide-ranging accounting topics over and above their chosen specialisations, further benefiting our clients.


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Bentleys is an international network of accountants and business advisors with expertise in audit and assurance, business advisory, corporate finance & advisory, corporate recovery, financial planning, superannuation and advice, trusts and estates and taxation.

As full service advisory firms, our advisors work with SMEs, family businesses, listed entities, professionals, individuals and government. We are industry-aligned with expanding specialist knowledge, skills and experience within our core industries.

With 17 offices spanning three countries, our team of over 84 Partners/Directors and more than 630 staff share a common purpose – to help our clients achieve what’s important to them, be it creating financial, business or family wealth, or a smooth transition to retirement.

A leading member of Kreston International in the Asia Pacific region, Bentleys offers clients access to the global market. Our local knowledge, combined with our national and international connections, gives us a unique blend of local focus and national unity.

Our team take the time to understand you and your objectives, and design effective solutions to help you to achieve your aspirations.

Family businesses, SMEs, listed entities, executives, individuals, not-for-profits and government agencies rely on us to deliver solutions that meet their needs. Their success is our passion.


Feedback of Clients:-

I like that Bentleys offers a holistic range of services. The team continues to exceed our expectations.

Bentleys is a valued partner, delivering outcomes for The University of Adelaide. They challenged us to extract more value from the National Wine Centre and provided pragmatic recommendations.

I have been working with Bentleys for over 10 years and they have never let me down.

Consistency of right decisions and a good understanding of our business. More than anything it is about trust and Bentleys has earnt our trust.


Contact – Bentleys

Anthony Curtis & Co.


We are a locally owned and based chartered accounting firm, proudly operating in Canberra since 1992. Our experienced and enthusiastic team of accounting professionals offers friendly client focused, comprehensive advice and innovative solutions. Our diverse client base demonstrates the depth of our personalised involvement with our clients. We believe that it is our care and attention to the needs of our clients that differentiates us from other accounting firms.

Our mission is to provide our clients with practical and innovative accounting solutions that demystify compliance regulations and taxation laws.

Our commitment is focused on building a friendly professional relationship, supportive of your financial vision. Our aim is to work together to achieve your goals. We listen to your financial concerns and needs, engaging our extensive experience and expertise to ensure we provide the best comprehensive advice and recommendations tailored to your situation.

We offer accounting and taxation solutions for individuals, businesses and Self-managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF).

At Anthony Curtis & Co we have a highly experienced and enthusiastic team of accounting professionals who can help you with the full spectrum of your accounting needs. From bookkeeping to tax returns, financial statements to cash flow, budgeting and financial management reporting, we are able to cater to your needs and provide the best and most cost effective solution possible.


Contact – Anthony Curtis & Co.

Cox Sherlock Accountants


Being a great Accountant is all about achieving outcomes for clients. Whether you are looking for personal, superannuation or business taxation advice through to valuing and selling your business and everything in between, it is great outcomes that we strive to achieve for all our clients and we’ve been doing it since 1999.

Don’t take our word for it though; be sure to look at the testimonials from some of the clients we help who come from a wide range of industries in the Canberra region. We don’t think we are your average accountants. Instead, we pride ourselves on taking a great interest in your personal and business success and we think the testimonials reflect that. The fact that 90% of our new clients come as a recommendation from an existing client is important.

If you are looking for outcomes like we achieve for those clients, then we would love to hear from you and have an initial, no-obligation, discussion about your situation and how we might be able to help.

We are proud of the fact that we work with a wide range of businesses from Butchers, Tradesman and Cafés, through to healthcare professionals such as Doctors and Dentists as well as professional services firms such as Consultants. That’s because providing great advice, taking interest & care in someone’s business, and working hard for great outcomes, is the same no matter your industry, profession or size of your business.


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Needhams CPA’s


Needhams CPA’s are experienced accounting professionals who have accumulated extensive knowledge from working in the accounting field for over thirty years. We are a family friendly firm, committed to providing you with the right accounting advice and service in a timely and friendly manner.

We provide advice and service to a range of clients such as business operators, rental property investors and individual taxpayers. We care about our clients, and through our knowledge and experience, we work with them to customise an accounting and taxation package to suit their diverse needs and enable them to reach their goals.

Essentially, Needhams CPA’s is a serviced based business which supports clients in obtaining financial peace of mind.

We currently provide Accounting and Taxation services to a variety of businesses. They range from small sole trading ventures to small and medium sized business award winners. We can complete your taxation returns following an extensive analysis of your financial position, and where relevant, attend to all of your ASIC statutory obligations. We will prepare and lodge personal income tax returns, no matter how small the return. We offer extensive taxation advice and experience in buying residential and commercial properties. We have extensive experience in dealing with small and medium sized business needs in the beginning, maintaining and eventual selling of the venture. Our goal at Needhams Financial Planning is to provide our clients with the best in financial care and solutions. Our team of highly trained and skilful professionals are always happy to assist you and spend the time to explain your financial options in an approachable and easy to understand manner.


Contact – Needhams CPA’s

Hussey & Hussey CPA


Hussey & Hussey CPA specialises in a variety of accounting and taxation services with outstanding support. We understand how busy you are, and with our expertise we can take care of your accounting needs quickly and effectively. We are equipped to professionally handle your business and tax affairs, leaving you to worry less and live more.

Hussey & Hussey CPA has been providing clients personalised tax and accounting services throughout the Canberra region since 1980. With our certified training and expansive financial knowledge, we are equipped to handle all of your accounting needs, no matter how complex. Whether you require assistance at the corporate or personal level, we are ready to serve as your tax planners and accounting advisors.

Originally established by Michael Hussey 37 years ago and now managed by his daughter Pamela Hussey, Hussey & Hussey CPA offer professional, friendly, straight forward and honest advice in all areas of the Australian taxation system.

The accounting team at Hussey & Hussey CPA has the experience and skillset to handle the financial needs of a wide range of clients. Working with Hussey & Hussey CPA, you can rest assured that your financial matters will be handled with tact and careful consideration.


Contact – Hussey & Hussey CPA

MAS Tax Accountants


Specialising in a range of Tax, Accounting, Superannuation and Business Services, we aim to deliver expert, reliable and cost-effective solutions to our clients. At MAS Tax Accountants, we work with Individuals, Families, Sole Traders and different-sized businesses, and assist them to understand and manage their Tax and Accounting commitments.

As a wage earner, you are allowed to arrange your financial affairs in a manner that helps you to legally minimise your tax liability. Using effective tax minimisation strategies, you can decrease how much tax you’re required to pay and better manage your tax responsibilities.

At MAS Tax Accountants, we can assist you to understand your tax position and reduce your tax amount. We work with our clients to determine which tax minimisation strategies may best suit your financial situation and provide expert advice.

We are committed to helping you to effectively manage your business responsibilities and achieve your goals. Whether you are a sole trader, own a small business or run a large company, how you look after your business tax and accounting can affect your business’ financial situation.

We can help you to keep your business organised and running smoothly, with our regular and one-off bookkeeping services.


Contact – MAS Tax Accountants

Bennetts tax & bas service


These days the internet has become an important tool for small to medium enterprise. We understand that internet bookkeeping and online or ‘cloud’ accounting can be an intimidating thought. With technology available, we can take care of your accounts, BAS/IAS and tax returns without long drawn out appointments at the accountants office. We offer a complete online service, no matter where you are located – we can provide the service.

Technology has become a necessary requirement for small businesses looking to reduce their overheads. bennetts tax & bas service will assist you and your business in meeting its statutory and financial obligations without the need for time-consuming meetings, accounting lingo and excessive costs.

The whole focus of bennetts tax & bas service is to ensure our clients maximise profit by reducing your annual tax and accounting bills. bennetts tax & bas service will prepare your accounts on-time, monitor your online bookkeeping or accounting data provided by electronic backup or other means and offer advice and support throughout the year, not just at year-end. Our online accounting service is available at a competetive hourly rates OR fixed price arrangements – whatever suits you best. We also continue to offer the more traditional service if required, for example, spreadsheets, ledgers and other less modern tools.

As with anything ‘new’ or different, bennetts tax & bas service understands that there may be a particular level of uncertainty in trying something new. We can assure you, you won’t be disappointed with the services we offer AUSTRALIA WIDE bennetts tax & bas service offers an online solution to having your tax returns prepared with little fuss and without the inconvenience of travel and parking. Just upload your documents via our secure webiste and we will do the rest. As an alternative you can post your paperwork.


Contact – Bennetts tax & bas service

Actax Accounting


We are Qualified Accountants and Registered Tax Agents based in Gungahlin Town Centre, Canberra.

We aim to be a trusted advisor and build long lasting relationships with our clients through trust, integrity, transparency, meeting their expectations and to help them achieve their financial goals.

We aim to make the complex world of accounting and taxation easy for clients by reducing the workload and improving efficiency through implementing cloud based solutions which increases profitability and allows our clients to do what they do best i.e. focus on their business.

We are passionate about what we do. Reliable in ensuring that our clients receive the best service for their requirements. Innovative in the solutions we provide and proactive in helping them achieve their financial goals.

To ensure you are always aware of where you are at from an accounting and taxation perspective, we will:

  • Keep things simple and explain what we are doing for you
  • Explain the work we have done, and how it benefits you
  • Tell you what you need to know
  • Be accessible be email, phone and face-to-face
  • Achieve the best tax return for you and your business, without putting you at risk
  • Be honest, reliable and understanding of the issues involved in your investments and businesses


Whether you own a small or medium sized business, we’re with you and we want to be part of your team.


Contact – Actax Accounting