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

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.

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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