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About us

At First Accounts
we strive to unlock your

“The solution demands a holistic approach and a strategic vision of what can be achieved.”

Our 3 Step Process

Here at First Accounts, we believe that getting your finances in order should be an easy and stress-free process.

That’s why we’ve developed a simple 3 step process for engaging our services.

01

Free Assessment

First, we’ll assess your needs and provide you with a tailored quote.

02

Set Up

Second, we’ll work closely with you to ensure that everything is set up correctly and running smoothly.

03

Support

Finally, we’ll provide ongoing support and advice to help you achieve your financial goals.

Let's get started today and take the first step towards financial peace of mind!

Our team are fully qualified  BAS Agents/Tax Agents/Certified Xero Advisors, with years of experience in the field.  We understand the complex compliance issues that can arise and are focussed on continual in house training, as well as implementing the latest software technology to make onboarding your bookkeeping/tax work, a seamless process.

Linda Highes

Founder & Director

As an Accountant/Tax Agent/Profit First Professional, Linda has a wealth of experience to bring to the business.

With over 23 years experience and a background in Bookkeeping prior to becoming a Tax Agent, the foundations were laid for a total holistic view on the company.

Linda is passionate about helping small business owner’s transform their business and thrive.  Eliminating cashflow stress and empowering business owners to run their business on their terms, not let the business run them. Understanding why you’re in business and what you want from your business is key.

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Kamille Lanario

Accountant

Kamille graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.

She has almost 4 years of experience working as an accountant and loves doing it. She was recently a team leader of an established company for 2 years who has been consistently praised as efficient and can perform above expectations by co-workers and management.

In her free time she is an avid traveler and loves binge watching Korean dramas.

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Lisa Ash

Bas Agent & Bookkeeper

Lisa has worked as Bookkeeper for 15 years, and and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).

As an Accountant and Bookkeeper, Lisa has a passion for numbers and a desire to see small businesses succeed with good accounting being vital to business success. Lisa loves procedures and processes. Her analytical way of thinking suits
bookkeeping and accounting and enables her to enjoy her job.
Throughout her career she has worked in various industries with most of her experience in the
mining and building industries. She strongly believes in family and work life balance and so when she
isn’t working you will find her out camping, hiking, horse riding or mountain biking.

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Sarah Tucker

Tax Agent & Accountant

Sarah has a B.Bus (Accounting), CA, DFP and brings over 20 years of practical experience to her work.

As a seasoned professional in accounting and taxation, throughout her career, Sarah has assisted a diverse clientele, ranging from individuals to multinational corporations in various industries. Her focus lies in providing proficient taxation and business advice, with a specialisation in supporting family businesses and the SME sector.

In her advisory capacity, Sarah provides invaluable insights into matters of structure, compliance, and taxation. Clients appreciate her down-to-earth approach, the practical insights she offers to help them navigate financial matters, and her commitment to facilitating their financial success.

Linda Highes

Founder & Director

As an Accountant/Tax Agent/Profit First Professional, Linda has a wealth of experience to bring to the business.

With over 23 years experience and a background in Bookkeeping prior to becoming a Tax Agent, the foundations were laid for a total holistic view on the company.

Linda is passionate about helping small business owner’s transform their business and thrive.  Eliminating cashflow stress and empowering business owners to run their business on their terms, not let the business run them. Understanding why you’re in business and what you want from your business is key.

IMG_5829 crop

Kamille Lanario

Accountant

Kamille graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.

She has almost 4 years of experience working as an accountant and loves doing it. She was recently a team leader of an established company for 2 years who has been consistently praised as efficient and can perform above expectations by co-workers and management.

In her free time she is an avid traveler and loves binge watching Korean dramas.

Lisa photo 1

Lisa Ash

Bas Agent & Bookkeeper

Lisa has worked as Bookkeeper for 15 years, and and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).

As an Accountant and Bookkeeper, Lisa has a passion for numbers and a desire to see small businesses succeed with good accounting being vital to business success. Lisa loves procedures and processes. Her analytical way of thinking suits
bookkeeping and accounting and enables her to enjoy her job.
Throughout her career she has worked in various industries with most of her experience in the
mining and building industries. She strongly believes in family and work life balance and so when she
isn’t working you will find her out camping, hiking, horse riding or mountain biking.

IMG_1189

Sarah Tucker

Tax Agent & Accountant

Sarah has a B.Bus (Accounting), CA, DFP and brings over 20 years of practical experience to her work.

As a seasoned professional in accounting and taxation, throughout her career, Sarah has assisted a diverse clientele, ranging from individuals to multinational corporations in various industries. Her focus lies in providing proficient taxation and business advice, with a specialisation in supporting family businesses and the SME sector.

In her advisory capacity, Sarah provides invaluable insights into matters of structure, compliance, and taxation. Clients appreciate her down-to-earth approach, the practical insights she offers to help them navigate financial matters, and her commitment to facilitating their financial success.

Our favourite Software recommendations
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Accounting software

XERO

Our preferred accounting software is Xero.  All our staff are Xero certified and we can provide Xero training and Xero support. 

If you’re not currently using Xero, talk to us about our Xero Implementation service, and our qualified staff can make the transition for you.

Read our blog on why we recommend Xero for your business.

DEXT

Are you drowning in paper and would you love to work paperless?

Our Bookkeeping packages, include access to DEXT software, our preferred software for your receipts and expense management.

No more shoebox bookkeeping, or lost receipts. We implement a streamlined process, with access to live data from your firm, enabling us to work virtually, on all your bookkeeping.

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expense management

WEEL

Are you issuing corporate cards to your staff? Do you struggle with the complexities of expense approvals, staff reimbursements, fraud on your credit cards. We have a solution for this and more. As Weel partners, we can onboard you and your staff, and show you how to save time and money by using Weel.

Never chase a receipt again, with instant access to staff receipts and spending and total control of your monthly subscriptions.

Read the case study on how Weel helped transition a client from a $50K credit card debt to using streamlined corporate virtual credit cards, with card blocking features and budgets in place.

Client Testimonials

Understanding your requirements and objectives is important to us. We listen and work together to create a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

We are a medium size environmental company with over 30+ successful years in the industry

"We have 50+ employees, and a complicated business structure so finding a professional who could assist us with expanding through an innovative approach was not easy. Very early on Linda impressed the management with her ability to tackle any problem with a solution-based mindset and approach. Linda has the ability to get people on board with the latest project management, financial and other innovations to streamline processes and deliver further effectiveness of all financial processes of the company. She is also highly skilled in training and implementation. Linda is an asset to any business - small or large. I would have no hesitation in recommending Linda for your next project." Luci Jadronova

First Accounts oversaw our bookkeeping requirements for just over 2 years

"Linda dealt with all our requirements which included BAS returns, payment of invoices and what were always complicated pay runs due our mix of casual and permanent staff. She was always up to date with changes to awards and greatly helped us out by being on top of all the JobKeeper and government assistance packages during the peak of COVID. I would thoroughly recommend her services." - Andrew, Curl Curl North Public School

Wouldn’t go anywhere else

"I have been dealing with First Accounts for years. I am always extremely happy with the service, knowledge and the ways they achieve the best results. Highly recommend First Accounts." Tom Mckenzie - ASB Window Cleaning

We are a medium size environmental company with over 30+ successful years in the industry

"We have 50+ employees, and a complicated business structure so finding a professional who could assist us with expanding through an innovative approach was not easy. Very early on Linda impressed the management with her ability to tackle any problem with a solution-based mindset and approach. Linda has the ability to get people on board with the latest project management, financial and other innovations to streamline processes and deliver further effectiveness of all financial processes of the company. She is also highly skilled in training and implementation. Linda is an asset to any business - small or large. I would have no hesitation in recommending Linda for your next project." Luci Jadronova

First Accounts oversaw our bookkeeping requirements for just over 2 years

"Linda dealt with all our requirements which included BAS returns, payment of invoices and what were always complicated pay runs due our mix of casual and permanent staff. She was always up to date with changes to awards and greatly helped us out by being on top of all the JobKeeper and government assistance packages during the peak of COVID. I would thoroughly recommend her services." - Andrew, Curl Curl North Public School

Wouldn’t go anywhere else

"I have been dealing with First Accounts for years. I am always extremely happy with the service, knowledge and the ways they achieve the best results. Highly recommend First Accounts." Tom Mckenzie - ASB Window Cleaning