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The world of bookkeeping and accounting is changing, and Business Lighthouse is changing with it.
With the rapid emergence of cloud accounting and efficient AI technologies, you need a firm that’s on the front foot with these developments. We’re willing to go the extra mile, providing personalised support where cloud accounting software cannot.
Our team of finance professionals not only provide standardised BAS lodgements, PAYG and Payroll services. We also offer comprehensive business advice to small to medium businesses, and can act as a sounding board for your questions and ideas.
A Virtual CFO (vCFO) is like having a financial expert on your board, without the hassle of recruitment and payroll responsibilities.
Our vCFO services cover a range of tasks from budgeting and forecasting to developing key performance indicators, with a focus on creating value. We’ll customise a monthly retainer package that suits your business’ budget and requirements, so you’re paying for the services you need most.
With over four decades of experience, our senior accountants have a wealth of knowledge in running and managing finance departments for large corporations whilst also serving on several company boards themselves across Australia.
With a vCFO guiding you, your key business decisions won’t be made on ‘just a hunch’, but as a result of expert financial advice and key data.
Your accountant needs to do more than just the minimum legally required work for your business. If you’re only seeing your accountant once a year, they’re probably not doing enough. In reality, you should have your accountant on speed dial and see them a minimum of once a quarter.
At Business Lighthouse, we’ll sit down with you and plan a strategy to minimise your tax, forecast projected financials and prepare for future cashflow requirements. We’re always ready to take your call.
Our aim is to grow your business with you and keep you on track financially, and our range of specialist accounting services are do just this.
We produce highly detailed, customisable cash-flow budgets and profitability reports that can be tailored to fit most companies and community organisations. These impressive reports are readily received by stakeholders such as boards and investors. We also explain what they mean so they’re accessible to business owners, enabling strategic planning and decision making.
Managing the day-to-day numbers in your business is a breeze with the right team behind you. Our experienced team of bookkeepers work closely with our accounting professionals to ensure your finances are in good hands.
A solid understanding of tax and business combined with our specialist payroll function means that we deliver high quality bookkeeping services to help your business grow and thrive.
We’re happy to work with your accountant of choice or we can combine accounting services and bookkeeping to create a seamless experience for your team.
The last thing you want to be doing as a busy business owner is spending your precious time on processing payroll and super.
Employees are critical to the success of your business, so accurate and timely payroll processing is key to ensuring your staff feel valued. With the recent introduction of Single Touch Payroll reporting, there’s never been a more important time to ensure your payroll systems are up-to-date.
Business Lighthouse has an entire team dedicated to processing all your payroll and superannuation obligations on time, every time. Our team can accommodate small businesses with a few employees, right up to larger organisations of up to 100 employees.
Business Lighthouse is a Gold Partner in Xero and we also specialise in several niche cloud accounting software packages such as Calxa, DEAR Inventory, Kidsoft, and BuildXact. We’ll assess your business system needs to find the best software for your specific industry and requirements.
The major benefit of cloud accounting is that it doesn’t require any on-site support from your accountant or bookkeeper. We can work remotely or ‘on the cloud’ to maximise efficiency and keep costs down. It also offers the convenience of mobile apps for quick access to reports and analysis whilst you’re on the go.
Outsourcing your accounting is often more affordable, efficient and flexible than hiring in-house staff. It leads to greater productivity, cost savings, up to date regulatory knowledge and more accurate transaction processing.
Business Lighthouse’s team of experts can apply superior software, expertise and experience to effectively manage your finances. If your company is small and fast growing, outsourcing your high-level strategic finance roles can also give you the skills you need to take your company to the next phase of development, without hiring a full-time CFO.
We’re always available to assist, and our extensive team of qualified professionals can work together to achieve great results.
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As a market leader, we rise above the typical accounting practice to offer you more.
We look beyond ourselves, acting with integrity in business and society, and supporting businesses to bring about a sustainable economy in line with a triple bottom line philosophy. Doing good for our community, customers and the environment is imperative, not a choice.
With a wealth of knowledge and experience, we guide you to strengthen your business.
We're uncompromising in our focus on strengthening your business by championing, guiding and supporting growth in knowledge, integrity and confidence.
With care and commitment, we aim to be visible, part of your team, and on the business front line with you.
We are front of house partners, we have your back and we work as a part of your team, with a philosophy of down to earth, friendly, straight talk.
A truly bright spark – Philip is the light bulb of our organisation. Responsible for the Accounting and Taxation division of Business Lighthouse his passion for microBoard strategic thinking has him playing a vital role in guiding our clients towards business success. Philip’s expertise in the financial management and reporting of not-for-profit organisations means he is also well sought-after.
Angela is responsible for the Bookkeeping and Business Systems division. She is an experienced accountant with over 12 years working knowledge within the business, corporate, and education and not-for-profit sectors. Angela can talk to anyone with interest and loves finding the common ground to set you at ease – she used to work with communities from diverse backgrounds and is the first to welcome a new face through the door.
Lance is a keen and enthusiastic accountant. He focuses on taxation, accounting and bookkeeping tasks and has a head and heart for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. Lightning Lance (as he’s known around the office) is fast and efficient. He loves researching new legislation; he flies through work at productive speeds and is constantly updating us and our clients on innovative changes.
Matt (affectionately known as ‘Dubba’) is an enthusiastic accountant who is ready to help with all your Taxation, Compliance, Accounting & Bookkeeping needs. He loves helping businesses & organisations reach their full potential and is passionate about providing relevant & timely reporting to clients for planning & decision making.
Every business needs a Jennifer. She assists in bookkeeping and compliance tasks as well as being an inventory systems specialist and trainer. Jennifer has over 15 years’ experience working in the corporate sector and with small business. With a keen attention to detail –Jennifer passes on this insight and experience to our clients.
Nicky is super passionate about accurate accounts that business can rely on, but what she loves most in her job is cleaning up accounting messes! She has 13 years experience in bookkeeping. She has owned her own IT wholesale and service business so knows her way around a computer. In her spare time Nicky rides motorbikes and plays guitar and in her past life she was a DJ!
Belinda (BoB) loves working with businesses and gaining an in depth understanding of how individual businesses operate … in fact she almost loves this as much as she loves her baby grandchildren! She has owned her own wholesale business so understands the nature of inventory and the systems that support it, how software platforms connect and the information that flows between them.
Andrew loves a good puzzle and gets to encounter plenty of them in his role within our bookkeeping team. With a background in helping clients from a wide range of industries, he sees every problem your business is facing as an opportunity to exercise critical thinking and leverage the power of Xero accounting software. Away from the office, Andrew performs spoken-word poetry and cheers on his beloved Richmond Tigers.
Kam is our aspiring accountant in training as he is currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business majoring in Accounting and Finance. He has a love, love relationship with excel. Kam is doing his best to contribute where he can whilst trying to pick up as much knowledge and experience that he can. He is a keen sportsman and gamer and enjoys a good chat.
Josh is a certified Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Economics. He brings over 3 years of public practice accounting to our team, and loves meeting interesting business owners from all walks of life in his role as our Senior Accountant. Josh loves jazz, literature, coffee, and his young baby boy who is a source of much (sleeplessness) joy.
Here at Business Lighthouse, the health and safety of our staff and clients is our top priority. We are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak closely and adhering to guidance from the government as well as global and local health authorities regarding the proper prevention and management of this issue.
To ensure that we do our bit to flatten the curve of the coronavirus, we have taken extra precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, our clients and the Australian population.
They are as follows:
You can still contact us through telephone, email, or using the contact us form.