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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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James Elford


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.


Ben Mata


Ben has been working in business services accounting since 2008 and is a qualified CPA accountant. He started with Focus in 2019 and prepares financial and management reports as well as tax returns. Ben provides a high level of client support and assists with Vend queries.


Warren Nichols


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.


Sophie Marteau

Administration & Accounts Receivable

Sophie has many years of experience working in accounting firms providing support to accountants and has also run a mobile catering business in Ballarat for 10 years. Since she started with Focus in January 2019, she has become a critical part of the Focus team, responsible for coordinating the scheduling of our client jobs and keeping them on track with regular checkpoints. She also handles our general incoming communications and monitors ASIC compliance for our company clients.


Hannah Elford

Client Service Coordinator

Hannah has been with Focus since 2013. She coordinates entity setups and related changes for clients and assists with gathering information and meeting ATO lodgement requirements.


Jacqui Dance


Our bookkeeper, Jacqui, has been with us since 2009. Jacqui processes most client Instalment Activity Statements (IAS’s), liaises with the ATO to manage client ATO debts and does a lot of follow up to ensure our Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) clients meet their annual compliance requirements.


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.


Brenda Thomas


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


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.


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.


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