Accountants Melbourne

Welcome to Carbon Melbourne

Melbourne accounting and bookkeeping team

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:

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 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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    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.
    Sean Cornell
    CPA
    SMSF MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Sean Cornell
    SMSF MANAGER
    After moving from South Africa to Australia when he was 14, Sean graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Commerce and joins our team with over 20 years of experience. Sean is our saving grace and our go-to man for all SMSF related things. Aside from superannuation, Sean is very passionate about music, specifically grunge and brit pop revolutions from the 90’s. His perfect weekend involves a morning bike ride, attempting an escape room (and probably failing) and spending the night in with his family with a giant grazing board of cheese.
    Laura Pratt
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    GRADUATE ACCOUNTANT
    Accounting & Tax
    Laura Pratt
    GRADUATE ACCOUNTANT
    Laura joins our accounting team in Mount Waverley after graduating from RMIT with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy). She has also been Treasurer for a local theatre company since 2020. She is most excited to shape her career and work with a team to find proactive solutions for clients. A lover of arts and crafts, Laura enjoys making her own jewellery, sewing, painting and being active in her local arts community.
    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?
    Jennifer Williams
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    OFFICE MANAGER
    Accounting & Tax
    Jennifer Williams
    OFFICE MANAGER
    With over 10 years of experience, Jen joins our Mount Waverley team after having worked in a variety of corporate and public practice management roles. Jen is passionate about ensuring the client experience is streamlined and stress-free. Outside of work, you can find Jen reading a murder mystery novel or relaxing with friends in the sun. Fun fact about Jen, she used to run her own bookkeeping consultancy which has given her a lot of tricks and tips that she uses in her role at Carbon.
    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.
    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.
    Jessica Bell
    CA
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Jessica Bell
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Before joining the Carbon team, Jessica worked in business advisory tax for 5 years. She has a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (major in accounting), and is a Chartered Accountant. Jessica is passionate about helping business owners take control of their business by implementing efficient accounting and bookkeeping technology. In her spare time, Jessica sings in a folk band, and likes to get to the gym.
    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.
    Deimer Mejia Duran
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    BOOKKEEPER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Deimer Mejia Duran
    BOOKKEEPER
    Having previously worked for major corporations in a variety of different industries, Deimer brings a wealth of knowledge to our Mount Waverley team. Being able to see the impact he can have on a business is what Deimer loves most about working in the bookkeeping industry. He also loves being a key player in helping them achieve their business goals. Originally from Colombia, Deimer spends his weekends exploring Melbourne and trying new restaurants with his friends and family.
    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.
    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
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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 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.
    Ashley
    CA
    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
    Group
    Ashley
    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
    Ashley joins our team with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) and over 10 years of experience in the finance industry. Ashley loves being an integral part of a team that is responsible for providing insights to help an organisation improve their performance and grow. Outside of work, you can find Ashley spending time with her son, usually swimming or relaxing at South Trigg beach.
    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.
    Brinn Atkinson
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    PROJECT SPECIALIST
    Group
    Brinn Atkinson
    PROJECT SPECIALIST
    Brinn joined Carbon as a director for the finance division in 2019.
    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
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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

    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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

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