About UsFrom Small Beginnings Come Great Things

Focus Accounting and Financial Group have changed much more than just their name since they began in 2004…

We’ve expanded our client base, extended our range of services, increased our staffing, built on our relationship with the ATO and played a part in the growth and development of countless businesses.

Unlike more traditional accountancy firms, we embrace the evolution of technology, offering cloud accounting solutions, virtual meeting rooms and other cutting-edge online platforms.

The company was founded by Nelson Thomas, who, along with his wife had a vision to create more employment opportunities in the local community. Focus Tax and Accounting was originally formed as a small business with a few bookkeeping clients.

Today Focus Accounting and Financial Group see ourselves as a modern and forward-thinking accountancy practice offering a broad range of services to help individuals and businesses on their path to greater prosperity.

Our friendly and experienced team members have a genuine care and interest in our clients, and we take great pride in offering a personal, tailored service to ensure we consistently meet your needs.

At the heart of our work are our Mission, Vision and Principles:
Our Mission

To forge our clients’ futures of growth, prosperity and success with trustable, proven business services.

Our Vision

To go beyond the round of mere compliant accountancy to empower our clients to make informed decisions that will lay the foundations for a strong, prosperous future.

Our Principles
  • Qualified: Our work and advice is backed by solid professional learning and experience.
  • Opportunity Minded: We constantly challenge ourselves to identify growth and prosperity opportunities for each of our clients.
  • Thorough: No stone is left un-turned to obtain your true financial position.
  • Accurate: Our integrity ensures an ultimate level of accuracy that you can trust.
  • Transparent: We communicate in a clear, open and honest manner. This means you have peace of mind on what our recommendations are and why.
  • Being There: We are there for our clients. When issues arise we are available to sort them out quickly and efficiently.
  • Forward Thinking: We establish strong financial strategies for your vision of future success and security.

Our TeamOur Team

Meet The Team At Focus Accounting and Financial Group

Our talented employees are our best assets. We’re a community-minded and close-knit group of experienced and highly-qualified professionals. Our team members go out of their way to make clients feel valued and to help them achieve their goals. Here are some of our star players:

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.


Do You Strive For Financial Success?

We’ll help you make the right decisions for your business and personal finances in order to achieve a prosperous future. From organising your accounts to structuring your business and investing in success, our experienced team will guide you in the right direction.

Call Us Today On (03) 5339 3200

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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