Maria Kelly

Maria Kelly - Carbon Group

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  • Chartered Accountant – CAANZ
  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of Queensland


  • Property development
  • Transportation

Maria Kelly, CA

Accounting & Tax Partner

About Maria Kelly – Accountant in Ipswich

Maria joined Carbon Ipswich in 2023 after the partnership between Carbon Group and Harding Martin. With a career in accounting that spans almost 40 years, Maria has built a wealth of experience and expertise. With the support of her team, Maria effectively manages a diverse and expanding client portfolio, providing exceptional service and guidance.

Maria’s professional qualifications and experience in taxation and business services enable her to undertake appointments for a range of businesses of varying sizes and complexity.  Her growing client base is largely the result of referrals from current clients.

Expertise in Taxation and Compliance

As a leading accountant in Ipswich, Maria provides comprehensive services in taxation and compliance, ensuring that all her clients meet their regulatory obligations efficiently and on time. Her strategic approach helps businesses avoid common pitfalls and take advantage of all available tax benefits.

Strategic Tax Planning

Maria believes in proactive tax planning, advising her clients to treat it as an ongoing priority rather than a once-a-year obligation. Her guidance in this area is designed to save time and money by addressing potential issues before they become problems.

Business Structuring for Growth

Maria’s expertise in business structuring is invaluable for companies looking to optimize their operations for scalability and tax efficiency. She crafts tailored strategies that align with the specific goals and challenges of each business, facilitating smoother transitions and healthier growth.

Business tips from Maria

  1. Every business owner should prioritise understanding their financial statements. A firm grasp of your cash flow, balance sheet and income statement empowers you to make informed decisions.
  2. Don’t treat tax planning as a once-a-year event. Consistently reviewing your tax obligations throughout the year can save both time and money.
  3. Automation can reduce errors, enhance efficiency and provide real-time insights, allowing you to focus more on strategy and growth.

Get to know Maria

Outside of work, Maria actively contributes to her local community in various roles. She serves as a trustee on the Board of Trustees for the Ipswich Girls Grammar School and is also a Director of Apprenticeships Queensland.

Maria has a deep passion for travel and her most recent trip includes the beautiful cities of Tallinn and Riga (Estonia and Latvia). With Cuba up next on her list, she’s eagerly looking forward to her next adventure!

By truly understanding my clients' needs and challenges, I can provide tailored solutions and deliver exceptional results. It is through this approach that I strive to bring value and drive the success of my clients' businesses.

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