Accountants who have had some experience working with freelancers and/or creatives are extremely groovy in our eyes. Here are some of the best, all recommended by people from our mailing list. We don’t necessarily endorse them, but we do recommend you give them a call and find out more for yourself.
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Creative Crunchers “love making life easier and more profitable for creative people”. Their accountants are highly skilled. Creative in their own way, they understand the arts and creative industries as they relate to taxation, accounting and specialist production accounting. They understand the grants, the adjustments, the offsets, the allowances, the deductions, the lodgement dates, and we know how to work them to your advantage.
Cassell and Co
The team at Cassell and Co aim to demystify tax, support you in achieving your goals, and free you up to do what you do best! Collectively, they have decades of experience in all things accounting and business-related, specialising in the creative industries. Offering taxation compliance, business and structuring advice, tax planning, bookkeeping services, income averaging specialisation, and a can-do approach, all in a cloud-based, paperless, supportive, and friendly environment, they work with you to help your business reach its full potential.
The Pen Accounting
With over two decades of combined experience in accounting for the creative media, film and marketing space, The Pen Accounting understands intimately the financial needs of small business entrepreneurs in the creative industries. They are focused on making their client’s dreams a reality – breathing life into their ideas and inspirations. Our CPAs are highly qualified accounting professionals who are truly passionate about finance and seeing businesses thrive. Let our passion and experience in accounting help your business focus on your passions, dreams, and creativity.
Paxinos & Habash
John Paxinos and Shadi Habash decided to combine their knowledge to come up with a solution that provides assistance to artists and art organisations when dealing with their tax affairs. There is no one too big or too small for us when it comes to the size of your business and helping individual artists is the core of our operations. Contact them to find out how they can help you and be with you in good times and tax times.
Count Out Loud
Count Out Loud is a boutique accounting firm specialises in film, television and the creative sector. With over 10 years experience in the industry they aim to simplify all things business and tax matters for our clients. Their niche are small to medium sized businesses looking for partners which through support, advice and direction provide clients with confidence to achieve more enjoyable, successful and profitable business.
White Sky are a friendly bunch of finance pros committed to helping the music and entertainment industry do business better. Since their foundation in 2001, White Sky has always been at the forefront of defining accounting services in the Australian music industry. Their drive to continually adapt, innovate and improve the services is why White Sky quickly became, and remains Australia’s largest music and entertainment accounting services business, working with many of Australia’s biggest entertainment names. They don’t just work with your numbers, they work with you. By getting to know you and your goals, they’ll fix the real headaches in your business, letting you get on with doing the things you love.
Recommended by one of our own, Detax Services was established in 2008 by David Elliott to provide affordable specialist tax, accounting and business services to the entertainment and arts industries. David has over 10 years taxation and accounting experience in Australia and over 20 years experience in various fields within the entertainment and music Industries.
The Gild Group
The Gild Group is an accounting and business advisory firm servicing the entertainment, creative and sports industries. Founded in 2015, managing director Paul Luczak had spent the previous decade working with Australia’s largest international touring artists, entertainment & creative based businesses.
Looking after clients like Tame Impala and Angus & Julia Stone, The Gild Group has developed a speciality around domestic and international touring & royalty business and accounting issues.
Based in New Zealand, Naked Accounting provide accounting and business services for small and medium enterprises, start ups and individuals. Their clients include breweries, artists and charities. Their services include auditing, tax, general bookkeeping, reporting and budgeting. They also provide auxiliary services of staff training, Xero set up and start-up consultation.
The Real Thiel
The Real Thiel is a like personal trainer for your business. Lauren Thiel, owner and chief Groovy, says “I understand that business admin and accounting can be confusing, time consuming and overwhelming when it’s not your ‘thing’. Lucky for you it’s my thing and I am here to help you get smart, get organised and free up your valuable time so you can focus on your creative strengths. I’ll meet you where you are today; we’ll set some goals and put plans into action. I’ll stand with you, coaching, educating, supporting and helping you get on top of your business.”
From free educational blogs, to products and practical templates, to bookkeeping and other accounting services – The Real Thiel has got your back
Electra Frost has specialised for the arts, design, media and entertainment industries since 2000. Electra and her team work with businesses in a uniquely structured way because better financial management yields returns all year round, not just at tax time. Based in Queensland, with Sydney origins, they consult with clients Australia-wide over video, and place importance on site-visits to understand how their clients operate. “We developed our accounting and advisory solutions to provide the right level of personal support, financial insights and strategic guidance needed in these changing times. So many creative business owners feel like they are drowning and I love helping them feel like they are back on top, and in control.
Above The Line Accounting
Above The Line Accounting is a proactive Chartered Accounting and Tax firm servicing the Australian media and entertainment industry with accounting, tax and financing advice. The team understand the intricacies of creative practice and screen business very well. Matt Carter, the director of ATLA, has been a producer, production accountant and financial advisor on many film and television projects. Above The Line Accounting is a screen and media focussed firm that delivers services in a timely, innovative and professional manner, ensuring that their client’s ideas, inspirations, and goals lead to profitable results.
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