Accountants Melbourne

Welcome to Carbon Melbourne

Accountants and bookkeepers in Melbourne

Your local Melbourne accountants and bookkeepers.

Looking for top-rated Melbourne accounting and bookkeeping experts to help manage your business finances? Carbon Melbourne’s team of industry-leading accountants and bookkeepers are passionate about guiding and empowering local business owners to create profitable and self-sustaining businesses by using the latest technology and accounting software.

Our tax accountants in Melbourne have worked with businesses of all sizes, across a range of accounting, bookkeeping and advisory needs. This includes tax planning, tax returns, business structuring and planning and Self-Managed Super Funds. Our Melbourne bookkeepers and registered BAS Agents provide comprehensive bookkeeping services tailored to meet the unique needs of each business. From data entry and bank reconciliations to accounts payable and receivable, BAS lodgments and payroll, we handle it all.

By building a close, trusted relationship with clients, the Carbon Melbourne team provide tailored advice, as well as educate clients on how to achieve their business goals.

With access to the Carbon’s wider network of services, we can also help with finance, financial planning, insurance, payroll, virtual assistant and R&D and grants.

With our team of experts located in our offices near you in Melbourne, we’re ready to help you, find the closest office to you:

Pricing

Carbon Melbourne offers fixed pricing, so you’re aware of your accounting costs upfront and with our accounting and bookkeeping packages, you only pay for what you need.

Our accounting packages start at $230 monthly. Here’s more info on our accounting prices.

Our bookkeeping packages start at $49.90 weekly. Here’s more info on our bookkeeping prices.

Our proud history

Carbon first launched in Victoria in 2017 after bookkeeping firm BAS Attack partnered with us. Under the leadership of Allison Gardiner, our Bookkeeping & CFO Services division was originally based in Seaford and experienced rapid growth and expansion before relocating to Mount Waverley.

In 2019, Carbon partnered with Melbourne firms Bosker Accounting and Ross Group, opening our first office in the Melbourne CBD. Accounting & Tax Partner Igor Hnatko and the Bosker Accounting team had over 20 years’ experience helping Melbourne businesses grow. Family-owned Ross Group had been providing clients with exceptional accounting and financial planning services to clients for over 30 years.

In 2021, our Accounting & Tax and Bookkeeping & CFO Services teams united in one central location, bringing together two key service offerings for Melbourne business owners. We also partnered with Warragul-based firm, BNR Bookkeeping, expanding our presence to the Gippsland region. BNR Bookkeeping Managing Director, Deb Vawdrey is now leading our Warragul bookkeeping services, helping business owners in the area.

2022 saw us partner with the Shaped Business Services team, expanding our Bookkeeping & CFO Services division in Melbourne.

We kickstarted 2023 by joining forces with Melbourne-based legal bookkeeping firm Legal Practice Management. This new partnership sees our two firms unite, bringing together specialists to elevate the client service offering. We’re excited to work alongside Legal Practice Management to help our clients reach their financial goals and thrive in their industries.

Together with Carbon Bookkeeping & CFO Services Partners Allison Gardiner, Kate Kapovic and Deb Vawdrey, Igor and the Melbourne team offer a range of accounting, advisory and bookkeeping services across Melbourne.

Proudly supporting our Melbourne Community

Giving back to our local community at the heart of Carbon Melbourne’s values.

In the past, we’ve supported the Make a Wish Foundation, Movember, International Women’s Day, and Hootstoke. In partnership with the Women’s Property Initiative, our Melbourne accounting team launched a special initiative to help women who’ve suffered from domestic violence and families affected by COVID-19 by doing their 2021 tax return free of charge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

bookkeeper can give you back the time you’ve spent trying to balance your books or filling out paperwork. We can introduce accounting software like Xero or MYOB that automate a lot of your processes, allowing you to focus on other areas of your business. We also help manage cash flow, ensure you’re staying compliant and are usually a cheaper alternative to a full-time employee.

Our bookkeeping packages at Carbon North Melbourne start from $49.90 per week.

Yes, you can come visit our bookkeepers at Suite 108/204-218 Dryburgh St, North Melbourne VIC 3051.

We accept payment via direct debit, credit card (Visa and Mastercard), cheque and bank transfers.

Our North Melbourne office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Every business is different, so at Carbon North Melbourne we tailor our service specifically to you and your goals. Imagine when this same approach is applied across all aspects of your business, meaning it’s all aligned and you aren’t playing middle-man with your bookkeeper, accountant, adviser and broker.

We offer Bookkeeping & CFO Services in-house and as part of the larger Carbon Group network, we also can assist with accounting and tax, financial planning, business insurance, finance and lending, R&D and grants and concierge services.

Our payroll specialists in North Melbourne are here to help set up your new payroll system for you to manage in-house, process your employee’s pay and provide training with online payroll systems.

A virtual Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is your trusted business adviser. Carbon Group’s virtual CFOs work with you to develop new growth strategies based on your business data and insights. We also assist with ongoing compliance with auditors and tax professionals, making sure your business is listing-ready, creating compliant general purpose financial statements and more.

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    A local team dedicated to your business.

    Igor Hnatko - Carbon Group
    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.
    Peter Morris - Carbon Group
    Peter Morris
    CPA
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Peter Morris
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Pete joined the Melbourne Accounting team in 2020. With more than 10 years’ experience under his belt, Pete is a qualified CPA who enjoys nothing more than helping businesses become more profitable. Except maybe basketball. He once scored 58 points in a playoff game… it may have been under 14’s, and the team may have lost anyway, but we love that he still hangs his hat on it.
    Allison Gardiner - Carbon Group
    Allison Gardiner
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    PARTNER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Allison Gardiner
    PARTNER
    With over two decades working with small business owners in Melbourne, Allison understands what causes stress and how bookkeepers can implement systems and strategies to minimise it. Allison’s practice focuses on systems and automation, helping to make life easier for everyone.
    Kate Kapovic - Carbon Group
    Kate Kapovic
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    PARTNER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Kate Kapovic
    PARTNER
    Working in the financial services industry for the past seven years, Kate discovered her love of working with small businesses, being their back-end support and seeing them grow. In 2020, Kate became a Bookkeeping & CFO Services partner and works from our Mornington Peninsula office.
    Deb Vawdrey
    Deb Vawdrey
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    PARTNER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Deb Vawdrey
    PARTNER
    Deb has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years, most of which has been spent running her own bookkeeping business. Not only is Deb a registered BAS Agent, Xero and MYOB partner but she also spent a couple of years teaching Cert IV Financial Services (Bookkeeping). She also teaches yoga, loves local food and wine with friends and family and enjoying the outdoors.
    Maree Hornsby - Carbon Group
    Maree Hornsby
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    PARTNER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Maree Hornsby
    PARTNER
    Maree has a Certificate IV in Accounting from Chisholm, and is a BAS Agent. Maree’s background includes working with Bunnings, Subway and the ABS. Maree is a problem solver, and when not working, spends time with her happily blended family with husband Matt, and four kids.
    Deimer Meija Duran | Carbon Group
    Deimer Mejia Duran
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    CLIENT MANAGER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Deimer Mejia Duran
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Having previously worked for major corporations in a variety of different industries, Deimer brings a wealth of knowledge to Carbon. Being able to see the impact he can have on a business is what Deimer loves most about his role. Originally from Colombia, Deimer spends his weekends exploring Melbourne and trying new restaurants with his friends and family.
    Lani Walker - Carbon Group
    Lani Walker
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    CLIENT MANAGER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Lani Walker
    CLIENT MANAGER
    After moving from hotel management to vendor advocacy, Lani realised she didn’t know enough about bookkeeping and decided to complete a Cert IV in Bookkeeping. She quickly realised this was the career for her and has since completed a Diploma in Accounting. Lani loves the challenge of having a problem to work out and cannot stress the importance of having your books in order.
    Marianne Kontossis - Carbon Group
    Marianne Kontossis
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    CLIENT MANAGER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Marianne Kontossis
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Marianne’s passion for bookkeeping first started when she became the bookkeeper for her family business while raising her two children. This led her to complete a Cert IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. Marianne quickly realised how beneficial it was to a business’ success to have your books in order. Marianne’s hobbies outside of work include reading, cooking and exploring Melbourne city with her family.
    Sandi Donehue - Carbon Group
    Sandi Donehue
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    BOOKKEEPER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Sandi Donehue
    BOOKKEEPER
    Prior to moving to Australia, Sandi completed a Bachelor in Business Administration at USC and worked in sales. She transitioned to finance after raising her kids, completing a Cert IV in Bookkeeping. Now with over four years at Carbon, she manages diverse accounts with precision and enjoys building trusted relationships. Passionate about sports, she plays competitive tennis and values outdoor moments with friends.
    Carlene Lamperd - Carbon Group
    Carlene Lamperd
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    ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Carlene Lamperd
    ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
    Carlene is one of our OG’s, having started with us back in 2018. She took some time off when she had her son and returned in 2022 to assist our Melbourne bookkeeping team. Even with a brief career break, Carlene has perfectly slid back into her role and it’s as if no time has passed. Outside of work, you’ll find Carlene enjoying a sleep in, going for walks and trying a new pub each weekend.
    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.
    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.
    Jill Munro - Carbon Group
    Jill Munro
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    DIRECTOR
    Insurance Brokers
    Jill Munro
    DIRECTOR
    Jill Munro joined us in 2022 with over 25 years of experience as a broker. In her spare time, she enjoys wining and dining at a nice restaurant with her friends. When she’s not dining out, you’ll likely find her out on the golf course or enjoying a day at the beach.
    Blair Milne - Carbon Group
    Blair Milne
    MA (Hons) ADFP AFP®
    DIRECTOR
    Wealth Management
    Blair Milne
    DIRECTOR
    Blair joined Carbon in 2022 and launched our Wealth Management division in Brisbane. For Blair, being able to help his clients see their goals come to fruition is the most fulfilling component of what he does. Outside of work, he enjoys running, cycling or playing footy.
    Karen Jonas - Carbon Group
    Karen Jonas
    DFP
    PARAPLANNER
    Wealth Management
    Karen Jonas
    PARAPLANNER
    With a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Karen started her career in investment banking. After 7 years in finance and a break to have kids, Karen transitioned to financial planning and has been a paraplanner for over 15 years. Outside of work, you'll find Karen planning her next overseas adventure, enjoying live music or catching up with friends over a good cup of coffee.
    Roxanne Laugesten - Carbon Group
    Roxanne Laugesen
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    CLIENT SERVICES OFFICER
    Wealth Management
    Roxanne Laugesen
    CLIENT SERVICES OFFICER
    With a decade in wealth management post-parenting break, Roxanne has extensive experience, spanning large and small firms. Proficient in multiple platforms, she handles modest to HNW clients, excelling in complex structures and SMSFs. Her strength lies in client service and strategic advice, enriching client interactions and adviser support. Outside work, she leads a healthy life, enjoys family time and cooking.
    Ryan Eastman - Carbon Group
    Ryan Eastman
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    DIRECTOR
    Finance & Lending
    Ryan Eastman
    DIRECTOR
    Ryan joined Carbon after 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. 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.
    Matt Gordon - Carbon Group
    Matthew Gordon
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    DIRECTOR
    Finance & Lending
    Matthew Gordon
    DIRECTOR
    Matt Gordon, a finance industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, joins our Finance & Lending team as Director in Brisbane. When not working, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, swimming with his kids, playing golf and having BBQs.
    Nathan Hood, Carbon Co-Founder
    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.
    Carbon Group CFO
    Mason Dunn
    CA
    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
    Group
    Mason Dunn
    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
    Mason Dunn, our CFO, is more than just a financial leader. He is a forward-thinking leader with sharp analytical skills. Surrounded by stakeholders well-versed in the financial arena, Mason navigates this challenging environment by consistently positioning us for growth and innovation, showcasing his ability to anticipate and respond to the ever-changing business landscape. Outside of work, Mason loves playing video games and cherishing his Pokémon card collection.
    Juliana Malta - Carbon Group
    Juliana Malta
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    GROWTH & MARKETING MANAGER
    Group
    Juliana Malta
    GROWTH & MARKETING MANAGER
    Our friendly and fun Marketing Manager joined Carbon in 2020. With over 10 years of experience at top companies like Heinz, Reckitt, BDO, and Wesfarmers, she's a marketing guru dedicated to growth. Juliana's driven, analytical, and loves all things digital marketing. She brings a happy energy to the team and enjoys her downtime at Rottnest Island. Plus, being Brazilian, she cherishes visiting her family back home whenever she can!
    Susanne Ascott - Carbon Group
    Susanne Ascott
    LL.M
    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.
    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.
    Crystal Bass - Carbon Group
    Crystal Bass
    CA
    FINANCE MANAGER
    Group
    Crystal Bass
    FINANCE MANAGER
    Crystal, a Chartered Accountant and member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, has spent over a decade in financial services. Holding roles in listed, public and private corporations, Crystal’s expertise lies in unravelling complex financial narratives, offering clarity and strategic insights. Outside of work, Crystal enjoys camping, hiking, listening to music and family swims.
    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.
    Arnie Shinn - Carbon Group
    Arnie Shinn
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    IT MANAGER
    Group
    Arnie Shinn
    IT MANAGER
    Arnie joined Carbon in 2020, bringing over 20 years of experience in IT & 16 years in Telecommunications. Arnie is very much a gamer at heart which is where his passion for technology was born. 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 finding new places to camp.
    Lee Collins - Carbon Group
    Lee Collins
    CA
    ACCOUNTANT
    Group
    Lee Collins
    ACCOUNTANT
    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.
    Natasha de Carvalho - Carbon Group
    Natasha de Carvalho
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    ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT
    Group
    Natasha de Carvalho
    ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT
    Natasha joins Carbon with over 10 years in business accounting and auditing, holding a Bachelor's in Accounting. She is currently working towards becoming a CA. Her experience spans global logistics, distribution, sales and construction project management, where she excels in delivering critical financial insights. Natasha enjoys playing the piano, crafting with her sewing and Cricut machine, and unwinding at family BBQs with good music.
    Brinn Atkinson
    Brinn Atkinson
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    PROJECT SPECIALIST
    Group
    Brinn Atkinson
    PROJECT SPECIALIST
    Brinn joined Carbon as a project specialist in 2019. Outside of work, you can find him watching cricket or spending the day at the beach with his daughter and wife.
    Georgia Fiorenza | Carbon Group
    Georgia Fiorenza
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    MARKETING COORDINATOR
    Group
    Georgia Fiorenza
    MARKETING COORDINATOR
    Georgia joined Carbon in 2021 as our Marketing Assistant and later as Marketing Coordinator. With her she brings a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations and experience working in events and hospitality. Georgia is a big film and television buff and in her spare time can be found watching movies, trying new restaurants, and exploring hidden gems in the city.

    Contact us

    Address Suite 108, 204-218 Dryburgh Street
    Melbourne VIC 3051
    Contact number (03) 7038 0114
    Office hours Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 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%.

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