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Accounting & Tax

Find a tax accountant at your local Bundaberg office. Our team of problem solvers use intelligent and cost-effective methods to minimise tax exposure and manage financial risk.

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Bookkeeping & CFO Services

Stop stressing about bookkeeping and payroll with help from an expert based local to you in Bundaberg.

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Start-up Investments

Do you have an amazing business idea, but need guidance, advice or investment to get it up and running?

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Finance & Lending

Carbon Finance in Bundaberg can help you tick your business and personal goals off with their tailored finance solutions.

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Insurance Brokers

At Carbon Insurance in Bundaberg, we’ll get to know your business and find insurance that will best match your needs.

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Wealth Management

Carbon Wealth Management at Bundaberg can help you manage your personal finances with tailored plans made just for you.

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All-in-One Service

Need us to do it all so you can focus on growing your business? We’ve got you covered.

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Your local Bundaberg accounting and bookkeeping experts.

As a business owner, receiving guidance and support from an accountant or bookkeeper who truly understands your business and your goals, is incredibly powerful. That’s the service the Carbon Bundaberg team provides to our clients.

We are a team of tax accountants who can organise your business tax returns, create and implement tax planning strategies, and provide detailed insights into your business’ growth opportunities. We’re using both fresh and proven business insights and can assist in helping you achieve business success.

Through a comprehensive analysis of your organisation’s current situation, we deliver effective and sustainable solutions to your financial concerns and help you implement strategies that will help you reach your business goals.

Our bookkeepers are experts at integrating cloud-based systems to streamline the way businesses operate, as well as providing the full spectrum of bookkeeping services.

Led by Accounting & Tax Partner, Jesse Williamson and Anthony McPhee, our Bundaberg office works closely with our other Carbon offices. This means we can offer you the full suite of business services, not just accounting and bookkeeping. Get in touch today to find out how we can work together to achieve your goals.

Our proud history

Carbon, Xero’s largest firm in Australia, launched in Bundaberg in 2020 after we partnered with a local accounting firm, Charter Partners.

Charter Partners has been providing local Bundaberg small and medium businesses with specialist accounting advice and guidance since 1932.

In 2020, Charter Partners and Carbon joined forces with the goal of improving our services to local Bundaberg business owners and look forward to what the future holds.

In July 2022, we partnered with local accounting and advisory firm, B. Walker & Co, welcoming new Carbonites and clients to the Carbon network.  With its rich history and ties to the local community, B. Walker & Co shared Carbon Bundaberg’s passion for helping business owners achieve their goals.

Proudly supporting our Local Community

With our long-standing history in Bundaberg, supporting our local community is very important to the Carbon team.

We show our support by getting behind local charities and organisations, and love to put our hands up for an activity. Please reach out if you have a suggestion!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between an accountant and a bookkeeper?

In simple terms, a bookkeeper is responsible for recording financial transactions, whereas an accountant interprets, reports and summarises financial data.

Do I have to include GST on invoices?

You only have to register your Bundaberg business for GST if your businesses annual turnover exceeds $75k.

What does a tax agent do?

Our tax agents in Bundaberg, as elsewhere, are predominately trained on how to prepare and lodge tax.

What is a self-managed super fund?

A SMSF is a trust account that provides financial benefits to the member once they retire.

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    A local team dedicated to your business.

    Anthony McPhee CPA - Carbon Group
    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.
    Jesse Williamson - Carbon Group
    Jesse Williamson
    CA CTA
    PARTNER
    Accounting & Tax
    Jesse Williamson
    PARTNER
    Jesse became a Carbonite in 2020, bringing an extended suite of knowledge from his business and tax advisory experience. Jesse chose to work in accounting because he loves being exposed to a variety of industries and being able to network with new people.
    Judy Gibbs - Carbon Group
    Judy Gibbs
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    CLIENT MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Judy Gibbs
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Judy obtained a degree in accounting from CQU in 2002 and has been in the industry since 2000. She specialises in taxation and enjoys working with her clients to understand their business to achieve the best possible tax result. Judy was brought up on a cattle property and now operates a successful building business with her husband, Allan. She is a passionate Queenslander and enjoys golf, reading and rugby league.
    Esta Naude - Carbon Group
    Esta Naudé
    CPA
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Esta Naudé
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Having more than 20 years of experience in a variety of accounting and financial planning roles, Esta is a great addition to our Bundaberg office. She completed her CPA in 2011 and loves being able to support business owners’ dreams through financial advice. Originally from South Africa, Esta is an avid traveller. Her favourite places include Paris, Cape Town, and Table Mountain. She finds herself most evenings watching travel shows and dreaming of the day when she can travel again.
    Penny Smith - Carbon Group
    Penny Smith
    CPA
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Penny Smith
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Working in public practice since 1996, Penny enjoys working with clients to provide high quality service and achieving the best possible outcomes for every client she works with. Whilst Penny has a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience in the taxation field, her passion is for self-managed superannuation funds. Away from the office, Penny enjoys photography, sewing, camping and volunteers for an environmental conservation research project.
    Annika Warren - Carbon Group
    Annika Warren
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    CLIENT MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Annika Warren
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Annika completed her Bachelor of Accounting degree at CQU Bundaberg in 2009. She brings with her extensive knowledge of accounting and taxation services which allows her to assist clients and attend to their general taxation needs and provide ongoing support and advice. Outside of work, she enjoys the outdoors and holidaying with her family.
    Lynne Driver - Carbon Group
    Lynne Driver
    IPA
    SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Lynne Driver
    SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
    Lynne joins our Bundaberg team with over 25 years of experience in the accounting industry (11 of those years were spent in New Zealand!). She’s also a member of the Institute of Public Accounting (IPA) and an associate of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).
    Emma Hall - Carbon Group
    Emma Hall
    IPA
    ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Emma Hall
    ACCOUNTANT
    Emma joins our accounting team in Bundaberg with over ten years of experience and a Bachelor of Accounting from CQU. She’s also a member of the Institute of Public Accounting (IPA) and an associate of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA). Emma and her family love to go camping and on the weekend, you can find them exploring new areas in their camper van.
    Natalie Lovett - Carbon Group
    Natalie Lovett
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    ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Natalie Lovett
    ACCOUNTANT
    Starting out her career as a legal practitioner, Natalie made the change to accounting in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since. With a background in working with agricultural businesses, Natalie enjoys helping her clients understand how accounting software programs such as Xero and MYOB can be used to transform their business. Natalie’s hobbies outside of work include playing netball, reading, cooking and spending time with her family.
    Tina Wittmer - Carbon Group
    Tina Wittmer
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    GRADUATE ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Tina Wittmer
    GRADUATE ACCOUNTANT
    Tina started at our Bundaberg office as our Administration Assistant. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) she stepped into a Graduate Accountant position. She enjoys the variety of different businesses that she gets faced with daily. Outside of the office, Tina enjoys yoga, playing the guitar or grabbing a drink with friends. She is also a travel junkie, who is always chasing the next adventure! Her favourite place that she has visited was the Victoria Falls in Zambia.
    Wendy Smith - Carbon Group
    Wendy Smith
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    SENIOR OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
    Accounting & Tax
    Wendy Smith
    SENIOR OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
    With over 35 years of experience in administration, Wendy is a true asset to our Bundaberg team. Having spent 23 of those years in accounting, Wendy finds the industry very rewarding as there’s always something new to learn. On the weekends, you can find Wendy spending time with her family and friends, reading, listening to music and keeping fit at the gym.
    Tanya Wilson - Carbon Group
    Tanya Wilson
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    OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
    Accounting & Tax
    Tanya Wilson
    OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
    Tanya always strives to give the best quality of service to clients, and has been a part of the Bundaberg team since 2000. Tanya has 3 children and enjoys camping trips with the family. She is also an avid rugby league fan and a supporter of the Brisbane Broncos and Queensland State of Origin teams.
    Melissa Connolly - Carbon Group
    Melissa Connolly
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    ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Melissa Connolly
    ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
    Mel is one of our Administration Assistant's in the Bundaberg office and has been a vital part of the team since 2013. She strives to give clients the best service possible with her welcoming nature and efficient service. Outside of work, Mel makes the most of her time with her family, as well as going to the gym and catching up with friends.
    Josh Dearle as Carbon Group
    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.
    Gail Rogerson - Carbon Group
    Gail Rogerson
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    PARTNER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Gail Rogerson
    PARTNER
    Having experience in being a broad minded logistical thinker, Gail has the skillset to assess, plan and implement a project utilising the people and resources available to provide mutually beneficial results
    Penni Ditchmen - Carbon Group
    Penni Ditchmen
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    BOOKKEEPER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Penni Ditchmen
    BOOKKEEPER
    Penni has been involved in the accounting industry since 1994. From these years of experience, she brings to Carbon her extensive knowledge in MYOB, GST and BAS. She prides herself in her ability to work closely with both her clients and alongside our accountants, making her an invaluable member of the team. Outside of work Penni runs a small online business specialising in custom made children’s clothing ordered all over Australia and overseas.
    Fenix Bryant - Carbon Group
    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 - Carbon Group
    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.
    Andreas Kettemann - Carbon Group
    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.
    Ryan Eastman - Carbon Group
    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 - Carbon Group
    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 - Carbon Group
    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 - Carbon Group
    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 - Carbon Group
    Mason Dunn
    CA
    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.
    Tracie Clark - Carbon Group
    Tracie Clark
    CPA
    HEAD OF FINANCIAL PLANNING
    Group
    Tracie Clark
    HEAD OF FINANCIAL PLANNING
    Before moving into financial planning and working with high-net-worth clients, Tracie started her career as an assistant accountant in 1996. In 2002, she started her own financial planning practice, advising clients on financial strategy, superannuation, insurance, SMSF and investment management. Since selling her business, she’s worked as a consultant and non-executive Director for several not-for-profits and early-stage companies. Tracie describes financial planning as a very rewarding career as you’re able to help educate clients on the benefits of saving.
    Poonam Di lorio - Carbon Group
    Poonam Di Iorio
    CA SSA Dip FS
    HEAD OF SUPERANNUATION
    Group
    Poonam Di Iorio
    HEAD OF SUPERANNUATION
    A Chartered Accountant, SMSF Accredited Specialist and financial adviser with over 18 years of experience in public practice and a Bachelor of Commerce in Professional Accounting and Finance, Poonam is a true asset to our team. With a passion for superannuation, she loves being able to build lasting relationships with clients and help them achieve their financial and personal goals. Outside of work you can find Poonam reading, catching up with friends, dancing or spending hours at the beach.
    Juliana Malta - Carbon Group
    Juliana Malta
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    GROWTH & MARKETING MANAGER
    Group
    Juliana Malta
    GROWTH & 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 - Carbon Group
    Zoe Canavan
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    BRAND, PEOPLE & CULTURE MANAGER
    Group
    Zoe Canavan
    BRAND, PEOPLE & CULTURE 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.
    Hayden Brown - Carbon Group
    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.
    Susanne Ascott - Carbon Group
    Susanne Ascott
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    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
    Group
    Susanne Ascott
    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
    After working as HR Manager for Club Med in Europe, Susanne came to Australia on an adventure holiday and hasn't left! After moving, Susanne started her MBA where she discovered her interest in law and has since studied law at UWA and completed her Masters as well. Susanne loves to travel, and twice a year goes to Germany to ski and hike the Alps.
    Arnie Shinn - Carbon Group
    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 4/290 Bourbong Street
    Bundaberg West QLD 4670
    Contact number (07) 4153 3444
    Office hours Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 17:00

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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

    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 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%

    Waterwise Landscaping
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