Welcome to Carbon Melbourne

About our branch

Carbon Melbourne’s team of industry-leading accountants are passionate about guiding and empowering business owners to create profitable and self-sustaining businesses by using the latest technology and accounting software.

Our experienced team have worked with businesses of all sizes, across a range of accounting, bookkeeping and advisory needs. This includes tax planning, tax returns, Self-Managed Super Funds and the full suite of bookkeeping services.

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, 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:

  • Mt Waverley
  • Seaford
  • Mornington
  • Warragul

Get in touch to find out how we can help.

Our proud history

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, led by Accounting & Tax Partner Ashley Ross had been providing clients with exceptional accounting and financial planning services to clients for over 30 years.

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

In 2021, Warragul-based firm, BNR Bookkeeping partnered with Carbon Group, 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.

Proudly supporting our Melbourne Community

Giving back to our local community at the heart of Carbon’s values. Our commitment goes beyond monetary donations, and we are consistently on the look-out for new causes to support.

In the past, we’ve supported the Make a Wish Foundation, Movember, International Women’s Day, and Hootstoke. If you have a suggestion for a great cause for Carbon to support, please get in touch.

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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.
    Ashley Ross
    CA
    PARTNER
    Accounting & Tax
    Ashley Ross
    PARTNER
    Ash became an Accounting Partner when his Melbourne-based business, Ross Group, joined forces with Carbon in 2020. Genuinely committed to helping clients succeed in business and in life, Ash is a natural leader, a generous business mentor and an exceptional CA.
    Nick Hayes
    CA
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Nick Hayes
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Nick became part of Melbourne's Accounting division when Carbon joined forces with Ross Group in 2020. As a Chartered Accountant and cloud guru, Nick is passionate about working closely with clients to deliver long-term, sustainable solutions for managing and growing their businesses. Outside the office, Nick enjoys spending time with his young family and watching a good movie. He’s also a mad AFL Tigers fan, but we don’t hold that against him.
    Peter Morris
    CPA
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Peter Morris
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Pete joined the Melbourne Accounting team when Carbon joined forces with Ross Group 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.
    Rachel Stafford
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    OFFICE MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Rachel Stafford
    OFFICE MANAGER
    Rachel’s Carbonite journey began when Carbon joined forces with Ross Group in 2020. Established by her father in the 1980’s, Ross Group was a big part of Rach’s life. The relationships she forged with clients over the years, along with her knowledge of the business, makes her a pivotal part of the team. Basically, she runs the show. She also delights in sharing random trivia… did you know that a Blue Whale tongue weighs more than an elephant?
    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.
    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
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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
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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 business in the bookkeeping space. 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.
    Steve Gullotti
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    CLIENT MANAGER
    Payroll
    Steve Gullotti
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Steve joined the Carbon team in 2018 as our payroll manager. He has a wealth of financial management experience from working within a number of industries including financial services, real estate and property development. Outside of work, Steve plays a lot of ice hockey which has taken him across the country representing WA, making the U18 national squad when he was 17!
    Maree Hornsby
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    CLIENT MANAGER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Maree Hornsby
    CLIENT MANAGER
    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.
    Belinda Cantwell
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    CLIENT SERVICES
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Belinda Cantwell
    CLIENT SERVICES
    Seeking a better work/life balance, Belinda completed her Cert IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, in July 2020, after having been in the Public Service Industry for 17 years. On the weekends, she can be found baking or camping with her family. Belinda’s favourite place she’s travelled to is Egypt. She finds the history, architecture, and culture fascinating and if it weren’t for her photo evidence, she could easily believe that it was a dream.
    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.
    David Riddell
    -
    MANAGER
    Concierge
    David Riddell
    MANAGER
    David Riddell joined Carbon in 2019 as we launched Carbon Concierge and brings his people and communication skills to the division. As someone who loves working with and helping businesses, David enjoys helping business owners find more time in their day to focus on what’s important to them.
    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
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    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 AFP
    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
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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.
    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
    -
    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
    -
    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.
    Georgia Fiorenza
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    MARKETING ASSISTANT
    Group
    Georgia Fiorenza
    MARKETING ASSISTANT
    Georgia joined Carbon in 2021 as our Marketing Assistant. With her she brings a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations and experience working in events and hospitality. Georgia loves to travel and to explore different cultures. She is currently planning her next big trip to Japan.
    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.
    Simeon Scriven
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    SYSTEMS ARCHITECT
    Group
    Simeon Scriven
    SYSTEMS ARCHITECT
    Simeon joined the Carbon team in 2020, bringing his expertise on board to continually deliver & improve systems for both our clients and staff too! He loves knowing that he is making a difference to the day to day operations. In his time off he enjoys tabletop and computer gaming while also spending quality time with his three kids. Simeon is a traveller and has narrowed down his favourite places to New Zealand, Venice & Penang (Malaysia).
    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 LG 15 Queen Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    Contact number (03) 9887 8751
    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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