Hawthorn Tax Accountants & Business Advisers


We offer Taxation, Accounting, Bookkeeping and Business Advisory Services to a wide range of professions, and industries in Hawthorn and surrounding suburbs of Melbourne.

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    Hillyer Riches

    Tax Accountant Hawthorn

    A critical part of running any business is tax.

    You can't get out of it, but you can make the effect as minimal as possible. The fact that you pay business tax in the first place is a good sign your business is doing well and growing at a healthy level.

    At Hillyer Riches tax accountant firm in Hawthorn, we've been taking care of clients all over Melbourne with their tax returns, tax advice, and finding ways to make sure that tax time is an enjoyable experience. Yes, we said that! The option we give is more than just working on tax returns and standard accountants services; we know that tax is only one facet of managing a successful business.

    An essential part of running any business is tax.

    Do you need help to complete your business tax return?

    Oftentimes Tax Accountants can be too fixated on the past. However, at Hillyer Riches wealth advisors in Hawthorn, we look to the future and take a holistic solution to our accountant's services, especially our business advisory and business mentoring services to business owners. Paying taxes and filling in a tax return may seem unglamorous by anyone's standard, but we look at them as a badge of success.


    Starting with the most standard of accounting services, we then take a big-picture look at your business and see to it you're well informed about the tax law as applied to your business. We're consistently finding ways to strengthen your income and grow your business, year on year, so you get the success you're working so hard to achieve. So while you're busy servicing your business, you can be sure we're also working on your business, right there beside you.

    If you're a business based in Hawthorn and surrounding suburbs, tax time can be made very much more manageable and can even develop into a positive experience. We like to reframe old negative thinkings about taxes, tax returns and tax accountants and position them in a new light. Our firm operates in the business of building our client's businesses and sees to it that every aspect is taken care of to assist business success. Check out this post about ATO Updates on Corona Virus.

    Accounting Industry specializations

    Individual accounting services are available at Hillyer Riches, a certified public accountant firm in Carnegie. Prepare and lodge your tax return with us, and let our team do the hard work. We provide professional advice to ensure you receive the maximum refund and pay the minimum tax.

    Are you already operating or considering starting a business as a sole trader? Hillyer Riches can help as we are a 'one-stop-shop' for accounting services and tax advice for sole traders and small businesses.

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    Professional Services

    Providing accounting, tax and business advisory to professional services industries comes naturally to Hillyer Riches Tax Accountants in Carnegie. We have a wide range of professional services clients who seek advice and knowledge specific to their industry – and we consistently rise to the challenge of delivering solutions.

    Suppliers, importers, large chain stores, changing demographics, and new sales channels all present challenges for the retail industry. We help retailers find solutions to these kinds of challenges. Our industry experience over many years allows us to align with our clients’ strategies and help them improve their bottom line.

    Are you considering a new Accountant?

    If your situations have changed, you've moved, or maybe you're not happy with the service you are receiving from the current accountant/tax agent, it costs nothing to get a second opinion.

    Give us a call, visit our conveniently located Hawthorn office.

    If you decide to become a client of Hillyer Riches, we will take care of the transition for you. We will:

    • Contact your current accountant
    • Arrange for your files including records and documents to be sent to us
    • Get copies of all the necessary paperwork and relevant information
    • Contact the ATO and other agencies to let them know we are looking after your affairs

    Building a Long-Term Professional Relationship

    Need an active accounting team in your corner? We will help you maneuver the range of laws and regulations, and minimize tax while seeing to its compliance with ASIC and ATO. Located in Hawthorn, Victoria, we specialize in business tax accounting and offer our accountant and bookkeeping services throughout Australia.

    Our team of qualified tax accountants oversee a broad and diverse range of clients.

    Getting your tax accounting ready might be difficult, confusing and difficult, but it doesn't need to be. The expert team at the Hillyer Riches tax accountants in Hawthorn have the required skills and expertise to handle this for you, reducing costs, improving efficiency and assuring hassle-free tax compliance.

    Together with Hillyer Riches tax accounting firm in Hawthorn, you remain in safe hands. When it comes to both business and personal tax accounting, our team is amid the leaders in the Victorian. They promote businesses to grow at a high level.

    By balancing a warm and thought of approach to clients with the type of knowledge that can only be achieved from decades in the field, we go out of our way to achieve the results our customers want, need and anticipate.

    Book online or phone us to learn more.


    Since its inception, Hillyer Riches has been at the forefront of tax and accounting, providing a broad range of services to local businesses in Melbourne. We offer Individual Tax Returns, Business Taxation and Accounting, Self Managed Superannuation Funds, Bookkeeping, and Business Advisory services.

    Hillyer Riches understand Doctors and Healthcare professionals require specialist attention. Our team of experts offer friendly, industry leading advice relating to tax, GST and compliance that will maximise your return, addressing all your financial requirements.

    We have extensive experience in servicing the manufacturing industry, including the provision of accounting, information technology, and audit services, and regular periodic management reporting, which supplemented with more detailed financial analysis, lies at the heart of astute commercial decision making.

    Hillyer Riches Tax Accountants in Carnegie also specialise in helping small business to achieve great things, so whether you run a bar, cafe, restaurant or coffee cart, our accountants are here to offer an extensive range of accounting support services for your hospitality business.

    Why Choose Hillyer Riches Tax Accountants in Hawthorn?

    Hillyer Riches Tax Accounting Services in Hawthorn has a track record for timely, detailed and professional accounting and business advisory services under the guidance of a principal officer, Travis Allen, who is a certified accountant with over 30 years' experience in professional practice.

    The Hillyer Riches Tax Accountant team are problem solvers who consult with you to minimize costs, improve processes, alleviate risk and offer strategic advice. We are dedicated to delivering outstanding service to all our clients in a pleasant, customized and professional manner at an economical price.

    At Hillyer Riches Tax Accountants Firm in Hawthorn, we know that every need is different. What works well for one client may unsuitable the next, which is why we pride ourselves on taking the time to understand our client's needs so we can adapt a solution that benefits them.

    Book online or phone us to know more.


    Preparation of Income Tax Returns: With stable lodgement date management, Hillyer Riches can offer services to prepare Income Tax Returns for Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and Individuals as required. We receive constant current training in changes to taxation legislation to assure that we can provide these services to you with the expertise, and the returns are prepared to the utmost standards of the ATO.

    General Taxation Planning: For individuals or businesses in any sector, Hillyer Riches wealth advisors in Hawthorn provide excellent and effective taxation planning with attention to changing tax laws and provisions. Taxation preparing for businesses and individuals is required before the end of the financial year and lodgement of income tax returns. Ongoing review of the client's situation when required will enable us to pinpoint taxation planning risks and opportunities to make certain there are no nasty surprises at the end of the financial year when it is far too late.

    Book online or phone us to learn more.

    Business Advisory

    For a small business owner, running a business may be a challenging, lonely and irritating experience. Fortunately is that it doesn't need to be that way-- with the right assistance running a business is an exciting and satisfying adventure and one that can give you the ultimate reward.

    Our business advisors are experts in clever and innovative businesses. We'll help you make confident and intelligent decisions for your business in any type of industries. Our approach will be tailored to meet your unique needs, including providing advice on:

    • Financial management
    • Structures
    • Business succession

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    Relied upon and educated advice on accounting and taxation matters for a varied range of clients and fields. An ongoing professional development program ensures our team remains at the leading edge of changing taxation law. Most importantly, Hillyer Riches wealth advisory takes a proactive approach to aid clients with accounting and taxation requirements. Whether the matter is personal or relates to a business, at all times, our team gives sound recommendations and effective planning.

    In the frequently changing business environment, you can rely on our business services team to be expert, current and readily available to assist you with your business matters. Whether your concerns are taxation, accounting, business planning, cash flow and budgeting, or business valuation, feel confident that our staff are available to inform you.

    Book online or phone us to find out more.

    We specialise in financial services for medium sized trade businesses. The services we offer are all aimed at doing what really matters: securing your financial growth and freeing up your time so that you can enjoy life. 

    We understand what farmers require to effectively manage the finances of their farming operations and we have been a leading provider of business and financial advice, taxation and accounting services to Primary Producers and the rural sector for more than 30 years.

    Our experience and relationship with franchise groups gives us real time insight on franchise systems and their performance. We provide franchises with business, taxation and accounting services. We also act as consultants to the head franchisors in setting up cloud accounting & business and structures.

    At Hillyer Riches, our specialist property tax accountants in Melbourne are renowned for their reliable tax advice and property tax accounting services for property investors. Our property tax accounting and tax advice extends to the various estate planning factors including ownership and control of assets.

    Superannuation Services

    Are you a new company looking to streamline your start-up? Or are you searching to set up a trust or self-managed super find? We can aid with everything, including ABN, GST, TFN and Business name registration, contact today and get the process started.

    At Hillyer Riches, we pride ourselves on being the SMSF experts in Hawthorn and surrounding suburbs.

    A self-managed superannuation fund-- or SMSF-- is a popular way for Australians to plan for their retirement and embodies one of the most significant areas of investment for retirement living in Australia. Hillyer Riches has considerable experience in this area, mainly assisting you on how to utilize your superannuation to maximize wealth and financially retire.

    Some of the main draws of an SMSF is its supreme customizability and how the fund can be personally designed and built to meet the demands of the trustee as they move toward retirement.

    Retirement means different things to everyone. But we all share the desire to be safe and secure as possible at this time of life. A part of this can be taking control of your retirement by the establishment of a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund. We can also look after the preparation of annual financial statements and income tax returns and schedule the statutory yearly audit all in one place!

    Of course, this benefit is not available without a degree of hard work. Each year, an approved audit must take place, annual records must be compiled, and a Superannuation Tax Return must be handed into the ATO before the yearly deadline.

    This is where Hillyer Riches provide our advantage. We handle all of this and more, offering you with a well-managed, fully compliant SMSF. This means you can make the most of your SMSF, developing a winning strategy for contributions, pensions, estate planning and more.

    We can support you with:

    • Setting up a Self Managed Super Fund if you do not have one already
    • Developing a winning investment strategy which gives you the financial advantages you need
    • Organizing a reliable and ATO compliant tax strategy to provide you with the optimum benefit
    • SMSF administration and ongoing management
    • Putting together all certificates and documents
    • Planning for the transition into retirement and beyond
    • The procedure of winding up an already established SMSF
    • Ongoing advice and support going forward

    Our dedicated SMSF services include:

    • SMSF Administration
    • SMSF Advice
    • SMSF Setup
    • SMSF Lending
    • SMSF Property Investment


    Our services include all aspects of tax accounting and planning, pre-30 June reviews, tax cost minimisation strategies, capital gains tax record keeping, BAS and IAS requirements, and cloud bookkeeping services. We will make sure you comply with all statutory requirements at both state and federal levels – it is our job, not yours, to keep up with all the legislation.


    Let Hillyer Riches, we take care of your XERO and MYOB bookkeeping needs while you focus on growing your business! We offer bookkeeping services for small businesses in all the major suburbs in Melbourne. We will take care of your books while you focus on making more sales for your small business. Check out our accounting solutions and see which suits your needs.


    We ensure that you are structured in the most tax-effective manner so that you can be confident that you are paying the least amount of tax possible. Legally minimising the amount of tax payable is strongly dependent on having the appropriate structure in place so that you can apply the funds towards growing a sustainable business.

    Why choose us?

    Hillyer Riches is the top choice for SMSF accounting and management consultation in Melbourne.

    Licenced SMSF specialists and advisors, Hillyer Riches, are committed to achieving the absolute best for their clients seeking the ideal solution. It is this level of knowledge and client-centric commitment, which puts Hillyer Riches head and shoulders above the rest in the Australian market.

    Hillyer Riches, together with you, can help you establish tactics to assist in moving towards a desired level of income to provide a comfortable retirement for you.

    Hillyer Riches provides a complete administration service for Superannuation Funds. The majority of funds administered are Self Managed Superannuation Funds, with all technical and administrative criteria being managed by our expert team.

    Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) Establishments: As well as the preparation of financial accounts, income tax and regulatory return, audit plus all statutory and compliance matters relating to self-managed superannuation funds, Hillyer Riches can also assist clients in the establishment of a new fund by addressing the preparation of trust deeds, minutes and associated documentation via Self Fund Pty Ltd (Priority Super).

    Our SMSF team are more than happy to talk to you about your current SMSF or whether an SMSF is suitable for you. Feel free to contact the team.

    Book online or phone us to learn more.

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    Bookkeeping Services in Hawthorn

    Are you searching for a bookkeeper in Melbourne that is both efficient and reputable? Do you need someone who can train you on bookkeeping and accounting software?

    The team at Hillyer Riches has the expertise in helping you get your business up to speed with our cost-effective bookkeeping services and ensure you're prepared for the end of the financial year. Whether you need help with payroll services, such as payslips, annual leave and superannuation or accounts payable and receivable and debtors, our accountants can personalize our bookkeeping services to suit your particular needs.

    Having been in the industry for several years, we have seen our fair share of businesses and clients attempt to take care of all of the associated duties themselves. This includes organizing all of the necessary paperwork, cash flow, finances, employees and everything else that incorporates it. In these instances, they were unable to pay attention to their business and help it thrive. This is where outsourcing just some of your work to a trusted third-party service can give you the flexibility you require to concentrate on the aspects of your company, which matter most.

    While most people typically find taking care of numbers and paperwork tiresome and dull, our BAS agents and bookkeepers in Hawthorn and surrounding suburbs live for this sort of work. Complex taxation laws and complex paperwork are our specialties. Our accountants make the convoluted appear straight forward and will devise a comprehensive bookkeeping strategy that keeps your business operating efficiently.

    At Hillyer Riches, Bookkeeping firm in Hawthorn, Melbourne Vic, we believe that getting your bookkeeping right is the basis for business success. We can relieve you of the large burden of all your bookkeeping and accounting needs to ensure that you can pay attention to what's crucial - running your business. We aim to help you pay attention to your business goals daily by providing a seamless bookkeeping service where you can have access to reliable information at any time.

    Keep your business running efficiently.

    Every business needs efficient bookkeeping seven days a week to keep running smoothly and ensure there are no surprises come tax time. We offer a range of services to our clients across Hawthorn and surrounding areas to help businesses ensure they are keeping up-to-date, correct records of their accounts payable and receivable, and respecting government regulations for payroll, tax and superannuation.

    Accounting Software Set-Up

    Some of the main reasons our businesses struggle is because there is no suitable bookkeeping and accounting system to help you to know if you are running out of cash. Once your business grows, you will have an increased volume of paperwork, bank statement, tax invoices, purchase order, credit card statement, payroll records. The information listed on these documents are vital for your tax purpose, and it is almost impossible to keep track or calculate your GST, PAYG withholding, super manually.

    Having a good accounting software will help you to:

    • Delivering ongoing efficiency and productivity enhancements that minimize repetitive administrative tasks.
    • Giving information about your business that is accurate, up-to-date and enables you to make insightful business decisions.
    • Improving your cash flow by enhancing transparency about your accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory requirements.
    • Allowing your business to very quickly scale up to deal with more customers, more products, more sales and more staff seven days a week.

    At Hillyer Riches, we will assist you to identify the most appropriate Software, Software set up, customize the chart of accounts, set up the systems and procedures suitable to your business.

    Hillyer Riches bookkeepers are trained to be highly efficient in major accounting software. With ongoing training on any bookkeeping software updates, we can supply you with education and support on any accounting packages you use. Whether it be MYOB, Xero, Quickbooks, finance software, budget software, payroll software or small business accounting software, we have you taken care of.

    The purpose of the team at Hillyer Riches is to nurture a stable relationship with the major accounting software providers in Australia and already partner with MYOB, Xero and Quickbooks.

    Business Advisory

    Building and maintaining a successful business in today’s rapidly changing environment is a balancing act. Sustaining year on year growth, while keeping up to date with commercial and legislative compliance and managing the challenges of daily business operations, places huge demands on business owners and directors.

    Our specialist advisors work with you in a role to help you plan and implement contemporary business practices that will allow you to keep a close eye on the detail while not losing sight of the big picture.


    Our Self Managed Super administration service can help you achieve the benefits of an SMSF by taking care of the administration and compliance of your SMSF, creating free time for you to focus on the critical job of managing the investments of your fund.

    With a self-managed super fund, you are in charge of your super and where it is invested, plus you manage those investments yourself.

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    Financial Advisory

    At Hillyer Riches, we provides comprehensive financial advice to our clients with an enthusiastic and proactive approach. Our strong team of experienced professionals will work with you towards identifying valuable solutions on how best to achieve your goals. Hillyer Riches is a Melbourne based Chartered Accounting firm offering timely and cost-effective services to both individuals and businesses. We consist of a team of accountants and business consultants dedicated to providing the highest quality accounting, taxation, bookkeeping, and business advisory services.

    MYOB Bookkeeper in Hawthorn

    All Hillyer Riches bookkeepers in Hawthorn, Vic are trained and highly skilled in the use of MYOB software.

    Established in 1991, MYOB is now Australia's largest business management software company.

    MYOB serves businesses of all ages, skills, varieties and sizes, providing solutions that simplify accounting, payroll and salary calculations, MYOB accountright family inventory, client management, websites and far more. With a network of beyond 20,000 accountants and other expert partners, it offers the support and resources that help make business life more comfortable.

    Today, MYOB is extending its solutions online and delivering innovation through cloud computing, enabling clients to make smarter connections with their business partners and customers.

    All Hillyer Riches bookkeepers are skilled in MYOB accounting software and can provide you with the MYOB software itself, MYOB training, MYOB help or general MYOB support.

    Xero Bookkeeper in Hawthorn

    Many Hillyer Riches bookkeepers in Hawthorn, Vic, are trained and highly skilled in the use of Xero software.

    Xero is an online accounting system that utilizes cloud technology. The only thing that is required is an Internet connection; Xero accounting software needs no installation, no software and no updating. Small businesses have real-time access to their bookkeeping data, which is safely stored in the cloud. There is no need to backup data.

    With Xero, you can easily access your accounts from anywhere at any moment. Your bookkeeper or accountant is also able to access your accounts remotely. Xero is accessible on almost any device, including iPhones, iPads or Android mobiles.

    The Xero dashboard provides you with a real-time view of your business at a glance. It allows you to quickly drill down to view certain data like BAS, cashflow, bank feeds and transactions, PAYG and salary and superannuation requirements.

    Quickbooks Bookkeeper in Hawthorn

    QuickBooks is an accounting software package for small and medium businesses.

    It is available in a series of different versions, each tailored to multiple industries, including manufacturing, wholesaling and distribution, contracting, not-for-profits, retail, and much more.

    If you're thinking about using QuickBooks bookkeeping software for your business, then your Hillyer Riches bookkeeper in Hawthorn can help. Each one of our team is Certified QuickBooks bookkeepers and have the vital knowledge and experience to ensure you get the most out of your bookkeeping software.

    A QuickBooks bookkeeper knows QuickBooks inside and out. After discussing your business's needs and functions with you, they will have the ability to advise whether QuickBooks is the most suitable choice of Software for your requirements both now and in the future as your business grow and develops.

    The team at Hillyer Riches has chartered accountants in Hawthorn and surrounding suburbs offering a range of expert services, including bookkeeping, tax returns, SMSF management and financial planning. We are fully compliant and versatile, able to personalize our services to suit your business. Whether you're using Xero, MYOB or other accounting software, we can assist and happy to offer tutorials on the general use of the programs for your daily management.

    Contact our office today to set up bookkeeping services in our Hawthorn location! We are open five days a week, ready to service you and your growing business.

    At Hillyer Riches in Hawthorn, we are a small business specialist. We can help with your business activity statements while also inspecting your bookkeeping techniques to ensure that you haven't been subjected to any hidden fees or costs.

    At Hillyer Riches, our company believes that getting your bookkeeping right is the root of business success. We can alleviate you of the huge burden of all your bookkeeping and accounting needs to ensure that you can hone in on what's important - running your business. We aim to help you work on your business goals by providing a seamless bookkeeping service where you can access reliable information at any moment.

    We're not your ordinary bookkeeper, we are led by a fully qualified Chartered Accountant and are knowledgeable in the complete range of MYOB and Xero products. Our quality control systems make sure that all your accounts and ledgers consistently balance. Should you require assistance between visits, we are only a phone call or email away. With more than 20 years of experience in bookkeeping and tax, we can manage your accounts from start to finish. From choosing which accounting software product is right for you and your business, setting up your MYOB or Xero file, ongoing bookkeeping, payroll, BAS, management reporting and even your income tax returns.

    Managing detailed and time-consuming tasks have become a part of the bookkeeping routine of every business. Some businesses decide to employ a bookkeeper to 'do the books' on either a full-time or part-time basis. With Carbon, we have found ways to handle these types of tasks efficiently by taking every possibility to utilize technology and achieve significant advantages for our business and the clients that we partner within Melbourne.

    We offer our bookkeeping services to a variety of businesses:

    • Start-ups
    • Small to medium businesses
    • Hospitality - restaurants, cafes and bars
    • Professional services - health and medical, lawyers, plus more
    • Tradesmen - plumbers, electricians, builders, plus more
    • Medical-related businesses
    • Franchises

    We provide our clients with the full series of bookkeeping services, from transitioning and setting up a cloud-based system, to quarterly BAS lodging, up to paying bills regularly. Our services also include data entry, debt collection, accounts payables/receivables, super or superannuation, BAS, GST, and payroll. Whatever your bookkeeping needs in Melbourne, we've got you covered. We make your data available for you on any device so you can access them right at your fingertips. Complete any task, examine business performance, and monitor progress from anywhere whenever.

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