Why UsWhy Us

Our clients come to us from all over Australia, yet we’re a comparatively small,
local practice. So what makes us special? Here are 5 good reasons clients
choose Focus Accounting and Financial Group.
01.
We go the extra mile
for our clients

We offer consistent, thorough accounting services that go beyond traditional accounting and bookkeeping practices. We delve deeper so clients see a real picture of their business and can make decisions based on facts.

02.
Your partner for
financial success

Our advisors take a proactive approach to helping business owners make informed decisions for growth. From financial reporting to strategic planning our clear and straightforward service enables an in-depth understanding of your financial position and how to maximise your potential.

03.
With you for the long-haul

The ideal outcome for our clients is a future where growth, prosperity and success is secured. This is not an overnight process. We’ll be with you every step of the journey as your goals develop and evolve.

04.
We’re a small firm with
big ideas

Our way of working means we always have time for our clients. We get to know you and to understand your business as it is currently as well as how you define success for the future. Issues are dealt with quickly and efficiently, and we find clients appreciate the personal touch.

05.
We’ll negotiate on your behalf

Over the years we have developed a strong relationship with the Australian Taxation Office. We understand that dealing with the ATO may be daunting, and will liaise with them on your behalf to achieve the best outcome for you.

Having Trouble Finding the Right Accountant?
Download Our FREE Checklist on How to Choose an Accountant.

Our TeamOur Team

Our hand-picked team of accountants, bookkeepers, business
experts and customer service professionals is what makes us great.
See the full team and learn about our story on the About Us page.

Nelson Thomas

Public Accountant and Registered Tax Agent

Nelson is the owner and director of Focus Accounting and Financial Group Pty Ltd which he started in 2004 as Focus Tax and Accounting. He has almost 30 years of experience working in the accounting and finance industry. Nelson has always been keen to utilise his accounting and taxation expertise to help small businesses get ahead. He is passionate about seeing clients succeed and supporting them on their path to prosperity.

Nelson Thomas, ASIC Number 416517, is a Limited Authorised Representative of Merit Wealth Pty Ltd ABN 89 125 557 002, Australian Financial Services Licence Number 409361.

www.meritwealth.com.au | Privacy Statement | Financial Services Guide

Connect

Brenda Thomas

Accounts

Brenda is co-owner of Focus Accounting and Financial Group. She is responsible for Accounts Payable, Workplace Health and Safety and Payroll at Focus.

Connect

Jacqui Dance

Bookkeeper

Our bookkeeper, Jacqui, has been with us since 2009, and as well as the bookkeeping work she does for our clients, she also processes most client Instalment Activity Statements (IAS’s) and assists Hannah with taking calls and booking appointments.

Connect

James Elford

Accountant

James has been with us as an accountant for five years, and is currently completing his studies in accounting. He specialises in accounting and BAS lodgements for our bigger clients and assists with preparation of financial and management reports. James is passionate about the insights management accounts give businesses and how they enable managers to make the right business decisions.

Connect

Hannah Elford

Client Service Coordinator

Working with Focus Accounting and Financial Group since 2013, Hannah holds a central role, booking in client jobs, making sure all the required information has been forwarded and prioritising the jobs for the Accountants to work on. She spends a lot of her time liaising with the ATO on behalf of clients and dealing with ASIC to ensure clients are compliant with relevant regulations. Hannah is currently studying in Accounting and loves helping clients.

Connect

Trina Kidd

Accountant

Trina has been with us since 2011, and is our ‘go-to’ person for problem solving and working out new accounting systems. She has a Diploma in Accounting and is experienced with a number of accounting packages and Xero add-ons. Trina focuses on accounting and BAS lodgements for small businesses, super funds and fundraising entities, and assists with preparation of their financial and management reports.

Connect

Warren Nichols

Accountant

Warren is our longest-serving employee, having started working with us in 2008. He is known for being a hard worker, and always gets the job done. Warren focuses on accounting and BAS lodgements for not-for-profit clients and assists with the preparation of financial and management reports.

Connect

Genna Kidd

Marketing & Project Management

Genna has been with Focus Accounting and Financial Group since March 2015. At the centre of Genna’s invaluable work for us is enhancement of our relationships with clients. This involves marketing, website development and project management. She also manages the payroll services offered to our clients and supports our admin team. Genna is currently studying in Accounting and Business Admin.

Connect

Ways We
WorkVision for Success

At Focus Accounting and Financial Group, we see our relationship with clients as an ongoing, evolving partnership. We will support you in achieving success, and understand that as your business grows and your financial position changes, so too may your goals and challenges. Our partnership begins with YOU, the client, at the top, and centres around your personal priorities which make up your vision for the future.

We find this cycle is best represented in our
‘Vision for Success’ diagram.

ServicesServices

Comprehensive Accounting & Finance Services
We offer a full range of services covering everything from payroll and routine bookkeeping to in depth financial analysis, forecasting and strategic planning.

“Business success comes from three things: clear and compelling goals, a strategy that drives you to fulfil your goals and being held accountable.”

Nelson Thomas

Our PartnersOur Partners in Business

This is just a selection of the programs we are experienced in working with, contact us if you are interested in using other software.

Looking For A Clear Picture
Of Your Finances?

Focus Accounting and Financial Group offer clarity and insight into your current position, as well as a reliable strategy for future success. For tailored accounting services, business advice, SMSF support and a partnership you can trust, book your free consultation today.

Location

Contact Us

BlogLatest Articles

4 Key Points on the Instant Asset Write-Off Provisions
4 Key Points on the Instant Asset Write-Off Provisions
Eligible businesses can use these provisions to claim an immediate tax deduction for the full cost of qualifying assets under the threshold amount - rather than being restricted to only claiming the depreciated amount each year for the next 10 years.... read more
ATO to further punish non-compliance with PAYG obligations from 1 July 2019
ATO to further punish non-compliance with PAYG obligations from 1 July 2019
Now, the ATO has added another incentive for PAYG compliance. From 1 July, businesses that fail to comply lose the ability to claim the corresponding payments as a tax deduction. ... read more
Do you need a permit to employ children in the family business?
Do you need a permit to employ children in the family business?
Some employers may be unaware that there is legislation that governs the employment of children, which should be considered before they are brought into the workplace. This is relevant even when the children to be employed are relatives of you or your employees.... read more

Stay Informed
and Focused!

Keep up to date with all the latest news, information and commentary from Focus Accounting And Financial Group. We’ll be publishing informative articles and the latest news affecting your business.

Thank you. You should receive an email link to confirm you want to subscribe. After clicking on the link in the email your subscription will be active.