Welcome to Carbon Seaford

Our Seaford Services

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Accounting & Tax

Our team of qualified and experienced tax accountants and R&D tax incentive experts in Seaford can help your business.

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Bookkeeping & CFO Services

Find an expert you can trust in Seaford for help with your bookkeeping, business systems, payroll and CFO services.

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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 Seaford use their combined purchasing power to hunt down the best business and personal finance deals possible.

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Business Insurance

Carbon Insurance Brokers in Seaford make insuring your business easy with our tailored solutions to ensure your business is protected.

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Wealth Management

Carbon Wealth Management in Seaford will help you keep your personal finances on track with strategies and ongoing support.

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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 single destination for Xero Accounting and Bookkeeping in Seaford

If you’re a business owner who is looking for experienced tax accountants or bookkeepers, then look no further than the team at Carbon Seaford.

Our financial people are experts in their field and thrive on helping business owners get closer to their goals, while relieving their stress. As Xero platinum partners and MYOB diamond partners, Carbon Seaford are primed to take your business to the next level with cloud-based accounting and bookkeeping software.

We offer a comprehensive range of business services including accounting, advisory, CFO services, payroll, business insurance, finance and lending, financial planning, R&D and grants.

Our proud history

Carbon launched the Melbourne branch of our bookkeeping division in July 2016 when we partnered with local bookkeeping firm, Borderless Business Intelligence.

In November 2017, Melbourne-based BAS Attack Bookkeeping also joined forces with Carbon, with owner Allison Gardiner becoming a Bookkeeping & CFO Partner.

In 2018, Carbon partnered with Melbourne bookkeeping business Books in Shape, growing the Carbon Seaford office and enabling us to take on bigger clients, entrenching us as one of the top Accounting and Bookkeeping firms in the state.

With the expansion of our accounting division in 2020, Carbon Seaford offers the full suite of accounting, bookkeeping and advisory services.

Proudly supporting our Seaford Community

Giving back to our local community is at the heart of Carbon’s values, and we encourage all Carbonites to get involved. We’ve supported important causes like the Make a Wish Foundation, Hootstoke, Movember and International Women’s Day.

We would love to support more causes this year, so if you have a suggestion please get in touch!

Carbon members

Our Insights

How can we help you?

    A local team dedicated to your business.

    Igor Hnatko
    CA
    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.
    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.
    Bernadette Harris
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    CLIENT MANAGER
    Bookkeeping & CFO Services
    Bernadette Harris
    CLIENT MANAGER
    Bernadette is part of our bookkeeping team in Melbourne. She started in the industry by doing the books for her partner's electrical subcontracting company almost 13 years ago, and realised that she enjoys making things balance! Bernadette then completed her Cert IV in bookkeeping and received her BAS registration shortly after. Originally from NZ, Bernadette loves nature, fishing, drawing, and spending time with her grandchildren.
    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!
    Jessica Bell
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    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.
    Josh Dearle
    CA
    PARTNER
    R&D Tax
    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 Tax
    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.
    Mark Spencer
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    MANAGING DIRECTOR
    Business Insurance
    Mark Spencer
    MANAGING DIRECTOR
    Mark joined Carbon in 2020 to head-up our insurance division alongside Con Bochrinis. 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
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    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Claire Briggs
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    MARKETING MANAGER
    Group
    Claire Briggs
    MARKETING MANAGER
    Originally from the UK, Claire gained a BSc in Psychology and Marketing, before leaving for a 15 month trip around the world. She loved Perth as much as we do, and moved over permanently in 2014. The English beaches obviously had nothing on Perth’s! Claire loves CrossFit, the beach, and her labrador puppy. She still has the travel bug, and tries to visit two countries each year to get her fix.
    Susanne Ascott
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    INTERNAL COUNSEL
    Group
    Susanne Ascott
    INTERNAL 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!
    Bridie Patience
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    ADMINISTRATOR
    Group
    Bridie Patience
    ADMINISTRATOR
    Bridie has the perfect surname for her position helping our team with administration and accounting projects. She's been with Carbon from pretty much the beginning, and has experience working in the majority of our service divisions. She's exceptional at what she does, and was crowned National Accounting Support Staff of the Year to prove it. Go, Bridie!

    Contact us

    Address 12 Apsley Place
    Seaford VIC 3198
    Contact number (03) 8582 2051
    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

    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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