Welcome to Carbon Sydney

Award-winning Xero bookkeepers in Sydney

At Carbon Sydney, we’re small business owners just like you, so we understand the bookkeeping and accounting challenges that you are facing. We combine our first-hand experience with our training to provide tailored bookkeeping and accounting solutions for your business.

Led by Bookkeeping & CFO Services partner Wellington Takakura, Carbon Sydney can take your business to the cloud with bookkeeping and accounting software like Xero so you can benefit from real-time data at your fingertips.
With access to the Carbon network, we can help with accounting, advisory, bookkeeping, CFO services, finance and lending, financial planning, business insurance, payroll and R&D.

Our proud history

In early 2019, Carbon opened our doors in Sydney after welcoming the team at The Accounts Studio to the Carbon family.

The team of bookkeepers, based in Surry Hills, have been helping local businesses in Sydney with all things bookkeeping for many years. They had established a reputation as one of Xero’s most efficient bookkeeping firms in New South Wales, and Carbon Sydney is proud to have continued this since we joined forces.

Proudly supporting our Sydney Community

Giving back to our local community is very important to Carbon and is something we do across all our offices. To us, giving back requires more than just a monetary donation, so in addition to that we also get involved in various activities to raise awareness and funds.

A few of the great causes we’ve gotten behind are Hootstoke, Movember, R U OK? Day and the Make a Wish Foundation. If you have a suggestion of how we can give back to the Sydney community, please let us know!

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    A local team dedicated to your business.

    Igor Hnatko
    CA CPA
    PARTNER
    Accounting & Tax
    Igor Hnatko
    PARTNER
    Igor joined Carbon in 2019 by launching our accounting division in Melbourne. He has a passion for helping people and businesses and get a great delight at helping clients reach their goals and fulfilling their dreams. Igor was born in Croatia, lived in Malaysia for 7 years, and now calls Melbourne home.
    Anthony McPhee
    CPA
    PARTNER
    Accounting & Tax
    Anthony McPhee
    PARTNER
    Anthony joined Carbon in 2020, bringing over 25 years' of experience to the team. His passion lies in his ability to guide his clients through their business journey. Anthony is currently learning Russian and loves to golf.
    Josh Dearle
    CA
    PARTNER
    R&D and Grants
    Josh Dearle
    PARTNER
    Josh Dearle is a CA who joined Carbon in 2020 with a wealth of experience in helping businesses access the R&D tax incentive. Having worked at EY, Grant Thorton, BDO and Deloitte, Josh worked with a variety of businesses and enjoys forming lasting relationships.
    Maitreya Speering
    CA
    PARTNER
    R&D and Grants
    Maitreya Speering
    PARTNER
    Based in Roleystone, Maitreya has more than seven years' experience in R&D. He has worked in a variety of industries including software, mining, agriculture, engineering, construction, manufacturing and oil and gas. He is passionate about assisting engaged, ambitious and talented entrepreneurs achieve their goals in developing and commercialising innovative technology.
    Wellington Takakura
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    PARTNER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Wellington Takakura
    PARTNER
    Wellington joined us in 2019 when The Accounts Studio merged with us to launch Carbon Sydney. As a partner, Wellington takes pride in helping his clients work efficiently through automation, so they can focus on growing their business. Wellington is originally from Brazil, and moved to Australia in 2010 for a 6-month trip but never returned!
    Fenix Bryant
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    PARTNER
    Concierge
    Fenix Bryant
    PARTNER
    Fenix Bryant partnered with Carbon in 2019 to launch Carbon Concierge. As someone who thrives on achieving the best possible result for clients, Fenix finds value in being able to find a solution for every business’ problem.
    Mark Spencer
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    DIRECTOR
    Insurance Brokers
    Mark Spencer
    DIRECTOR
    Mark joined Carbon in 2020 to head-up our insurance division. With nearly 30 years experience within the Perth Intermediated Insurance sector, Mark has extensive knowledge of both industry and product disciplines which he passes onto his SME and corporate clients.
    Janean Hicks
    CFP
    DIRECTOR
    Wealth Management
    Janean Hicks
    DIRECTOR
    Janean joins Carbon with over 25 years’ experience in the financial planning industry. After losing her father as a young girl and experiencing the drama that followed because he didn’t have his financial affairs in order, Janean was passionate to ensure other families have their finances in order so they do not suffer in the same way.
    Andreas Kettemann
    CA
    DIRECTOR
    Wealth Management
    Andreas Kettemann
    DIRECTOR
    Andreas joined Carbon in 2018 as a director within our wealth division. He specialises in superannuation and retirement planning, including asset protection, cash flow management, SMSFs and investments. Andreas is passionate about ensuring his clients achieve their financial goals and being part of their journey in achieving them.
    Mark Kinnaird
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    DIRECTOR
    Wealth Management
    Mark Kinnaird
    DIRECTOR
    We welcomed Mark to the Carbonite team in 2021 after partnering with his firm, Haydon Kinnaird. After working in the banking industry for many years, Mark completed studies to become a Financial Planner. He then worked for a financial planning practice in Osborne Park where he honed his skills before launching Haydon Kinnaird with Barry in 2004.
    Ryan Eastman
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    DIRECTOR
    Finance & Lending
    Ryan Eastman
    DIRECTOR
    Ryan joined Carbon Finance after working seven years at Westpac in personal banking, business banking and home finance roles. Previously, he worked for Perth’s largest property investment firms as a broker. Originally from Country Victoria, he moved to Perth in 2013. Ryan takes an advice-based approach to mortgage broking, liaising with the respective experts to ensure his clients’ lending strategy compliments their other investments.
    Jacob Reed
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    DIRECTOR
    Finance & Lending
    Jacob Reed
    DIRECTOR
    With a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Cert IV and Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking, Jacob was previously a finance broker at a large investment firm before joining the team at Carbon Finance. As a finance broker, Jacob offers advisory based mortgage and finance strategies tailored to clients' individual goals.
    Jamie Davison
    CPA
    CO-FOUNDER
    Group
    Jamie Davison
    CO-FOUNDER
    Jamie is a CPA with a swag of university degrees and broad experience across chartered and corporate accounting. He co-founded Carbon with Nathan in 2014 and is the foundation of our bookkeeping team. Aside from Carbon, Jamie spends his time as a board member for multiple tech start-ups and believes in giving back to the community.
    Nathan Hood
    CPA
    CO-FOUNDER
    Group
    Nathan Hood
    CO-FOUNDER
    Nathan bought into Sterling Accountants in 2006 and then co-founded Carbon with Jamie in 2014. Nathan was the foundation to our accounting team in Perth, and leads our accountants in Osborne Park. He finds it extremely rewarding to work with business owners to improve their profitability and watch their companies grow.
    Mason Dunn
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    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
    Group
    Mason Dunn
    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
    Mason joined Carbon as our Group Financial Controller after impressive stints in EY and Wesfarmers. When Mason isn’t busy making us all look good, he enjoys snorkelling and camping outdoors, playing video games, and staring lovingly at his Pokémon card collection.
    Hayden Brown
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    GROUP OPERATIONS MANAGER
    Group
    Hayden Brown
    GROUP OPERATIONS MANAGER
    Hayden joined Carbon in 2018 bringing heaps of experience in accounting and management, working for firms in the UK before returning to Perth. Hayden tried something different (psychology), but the financial services world called him back and he's now very happily here at Carbon. Hayden has travelled the world extensively (you name it, he's probably done it) but has now settled down to the joys of family bliss.
    Lee Collins
    CA
    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
    Group
    Lee Collins
    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
    Lee holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and has been part of the Carbon team since the beginning. Initially working as an accountant in a client-facing role, Lee now manages our internal accounts while also supporting a small portfolio of clients.
    Brad Wines
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    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
    Group
    Brad Wines
    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
    Brad brings with him his degree in Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a wealth of knowledge with 15 years’ experience. His keen eye for detail and organisational skills make him perfect for analysing financial data and forecasts. When not crunching numbers or enjoying time with his family, Brad strives to plant trees and play better golf.
    Juliana Malta
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    MARKETING MANAGER
    Group
    Juliana Malta
    MARKETING MANAGER
    Juliana joined us in 2020 after a great experience at BDO and Wesfarmers as our new resident guru in CRM and Analytics. In her free time, Juliana could be found either at the beach or on Rottnest.
    Zoe Canavan
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    MARKETING MANAGER
    Group
    Zoe Canavan
    MARKETING MANAGER
    Originally from Brisbane, Zoe moved to Perth in 2017 after always wanting to join the Western Australian life - she got a little lost along the way and lived in Wellington and Melbourne first. Zoe loves to write, but her true love is underwater hockey. Not sure what that is? Neither are we. YouTube it.
    Arnie Shinn
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    IT MANAGER
    Group
    Arnie Shinn
    IT MANAGER
    Arnie joined the Carbon team in 2020, bringing over 20 years of experience in IT & 16 years in Telecommunications (but who’s counting!). Arnie is very much a gamer at heart which is where his passion for technology was born and he is thriving! His love for playing with technology and assisting staff has been a common drive in his role at Carbon. Arnie is a Perth local but enjoys venturing to new places by camping and seeing new sites!

    Contact us

    Address Level 6, 69 Reservoir Street
    Surry Hills NSW 2010
    Contact number (02) 8218 2126
    Office hours Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 17:30

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    Carbon Group have been an awesome investment to our business. Their staff are super friendly and extremely helpful and their knowledge in cost savings first class.

    Waterwise Landscaping

    Carbon have assisted us to become more in touch with our business' progress as it has grown and developed.

    The House of Honey

    We love Carbon, they help us stay on track and grow our company with confidence. Plus they give us beer at meetings, what’s not to like?

    Bonnie Davies, Director, Gelo

    Our experience with Carbon has been fantastic. Our bookkeeping costs are the same each week which is great as we were hourly before and the fluctuation was hard to track.

    Cherratta Lodge

    I have confidence in Carbon to complete our work to a high standard and deliver work on time.

    Capital Brewing Co

    Since starting with Carbon Group, not only do I have a much better overall understanding of my business, but more free time to actually carry out the work required.

    Edwards Electrical and Solar

    We have been impressed with Carbon ever since we changed over. We love how there is a seamless integration of the accounting department and the bookkeeping departments.

    Compose Photography

    Carbon is an integral part of our support network for achieving our organisation’s mission. We continually receive knowledgeable, timely and generous assistance from both the bookkeeping team.

    Erin, Perth City Farm

    Fantastic serves, staff and very friendly. I would 100% recommend to anyone wanting a great accountant.

    Sam Madden

    Carbon Group are an amazing company and they certainly know what they're doing. Great staff, friendly and prompt service. I will recommend them to anyone!

    Nick Jones

    Carbon Group has helped reduced our bookkeeping and accounting costs by 50%

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