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Liston Newton Advisory
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An award-winning Australian accounting firm

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Protect your wealth with Donald’s local accounting team

In the nearly 50 years we’ve been operating in Donald and surrounding areas, our Donald accountants have been honoured to help countless financial dreams come true. We’ve helped local farmers and entrepreneurs meet their business goals and growing families afford new homes, and taught our Donald clients everything they need to know about wealth management.

If you’re looking for a local accountant with a wealth of experience and exceptional services, why not come in for a coffee? Whatever your needs, we have no doubt that our accountants are the right people for the job. You’ll find plenty of street parking on Woods Street, but if you’re based in the surrounding area, let us organise a virtual meeting and save you the drive. 

Contact us

Call us on

(03) 5497 1399
Business hours

Monday to Friday

8am to 5pm


Street parking on Woods Street

Accounting services available in Donald

Our accounting services are only a fraction of what we can do. We provide a range of services for businesses of all sizes as well as for individuals with all types of financial goals.

Kieran Liston and the Liston Newton team have been assisting me with my accounting matters since 1976. For the past 47 years, Kieran and the Liston Newton team have provided reliable accounting assistance, which has allowed me to focus on my business in primary production. Their exceptional service has consistently exceeded my expectations and made me feel that they truly care about my financial well-being.
Brian Downes
Liston Newton Advisory has been my trusted accounting firm since 2006, and I couldn’t be more pleased with their services. As a Director of a busy diesel mechanic and automotive spare parts business, their team has taken care of all our accounting needs, relieving us of unnecessary stress when it comes to tax time. In recent years, my wife Lesley and I have also been working with their Financial Advice team to assist in planning our retirement, making them a one-stop shop for all our financial needs.
Andrew Walker
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Personalised business and private accounting strategies

Accounting is the bedrock upon which financial stability is built. This is practically a universal truth for businesses across the globe, and it’s just as true for Donald’s business owners. But strategic accounting is more than making sure the numbers on a spreadsheet add up; our mission is to help you streamline your operations for maximum efficiency at minimal cost, and to plan your ultimate financial goal and every step you need to take to reach it.

Our success as accountants is based on collaboration. If accounting isn’t your strength, that’s fine — we’ll simplify the process so that you can make well-informed decisions without feeling overwhelmed.

Accountant responsibilities

  • Financial planning and internal financial reporting
  • BAS returns and regulatory financial statements
  • ASIC compliance
  • Business tax returns
  • Inventory management
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Financial analysis and advisory

Learn more about your business with our comprehensive guides

At Liston Newton Advisory, we take pride in helping business owners get more out of their hard work. Our downloadable guides can give you an in-depth look at strategies and technologies that will help your business grow.

  • Discover tax strategies and business structures available to you
  • Understand and apply new business management technology
  • Get in touch with us for information tailored to your business

Meet the Donald team

These are the people who make it all happen. Accountants and Business Advisors are the driving force behind Liston Newton Advisory. And we can even come to your premises to consult with you, so you don't have to spend your time travelling.

Expertise you can trust

We’ve earned industry-leading accreditations, cementing our reputation as reliable and effective financial specialists.

Why choose us

We’ve earned long-term partnerships with Donald locals

Andrew Walker found great success as a Donald diesel mechanic. Locals have trusted him and his team to source and supply high-quality automotive parts for years. Though Walker excelled at earning the trust of Donald’s drivers, he needed advice on improving his cash flow and, just as importantly, preparing for retirement. Here’s how we helped.

  • Optimised their business accounting processes
  • Scheduled regular tax minimisation strategy sessions
  • Secured their pension and superannuation plans

Andrew and his wife, Lesley, have worked with Liston Newton for over a decade. We’re their trusted one-stop shop for all of their financial needs, and they’ve never felt more secure in their financial future.

Our Donald accountants light your way to financial freedom

How we get you set

The first phase is all about establishing the fundamentals of your business and creating a strong foundation to build from. You also need to establish your long-term goals so you have a clear idea of what you're working towards.

  • Plan your goals
  • Structure your business and assets
  • Online accounting
  • People and HR
  • Protect your business and personal risk
  • Business and personal will

How we get you moving

The second phase is about gaining a deeper understanding of your business; how to make it more efficient and experience sustainable growth. This is where you transition from working in your business to working on your business.

  • Understand your numbers
  • Delegate bookkeeping
  • Systematise and automate tasks
  • Minimise tax
  • Forecast cashflow and capital needs
  • Quarterly coaching and accountability

How we get you free

The final phase is when all your hard work really starts to pay off. This is when you start using your profits to build your personal worth to a point that give you financial freedom—the freedom to work only if you want to.

  • Understand wealth creation
  • Investment portfolio
  • Investment property
  • Superannuation
  • Succession and exit planning
  • Your legacy

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We’re Donald locals, through and through

The Donald team don’t just work in the area — we live there. We have deep roots in this community, so we’ve done our best to give back as much as possible. It’s not all numbers with us; we love a bit of sport, too, which is why we’ve chosen to support the following local games:

  • Donald Football Netball & Hockey Club
  • Donald Field and Game
  • Donald Tennis Club
  • Donald Lawn Bowls and Golf Club

We’re also members of the Donald Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where we can use our considerable business and financial expertise to advise local businesses on reaching and exceeding their business goals.

Frequently asked questions

Is Liston Newton an accountant for Donald’s small businesses?

Liston Newton specialises in accounting for small businesses, and we’ve helped a number of Donald’s businesses optimise their processes. Get in touch with our team to discuss your problems or goals, and we’ll get to work on a solution.

Any tips for optimising my accounting process?

Our number one tip for improving your accounting process is to use Xero.

Xero is a cloud-based accounting platform that allows you and your accountant to work remotely. Its platform simplifies bookkeeping, invoicing, billing and reconciliations, and also allows for single touch payroll.

As accredited Xero platinum members, our Donald team can help you seamlessly transition onto the new platform.

Is it necessary to have a Donald-based accountant?

The better your accountant understands your unique needs, the better the service they can provide. An accountant based in Donald will have a broader and more nuanced understanding of the local business scene than an accountant based in a metropolitan city. That’s what we offer — partner with us, and you’ll have an accountant at your side who understands your business, your customers, your economy and your goals better than an outsider can.

For humans, by humans

Legendary science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke once wrote that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. Many believe today’s ‘artificial intelligence’ tools, which can instantly write pages of text and create realistic images out of any prompt, have made the leap to magic. But not us.

AI tools are just that — tools. We believe they are enormously powerful and useful, but they must be used responsibly. High-level strategic thinking is still the domain of the human intellect. With Liston Newton, every idea, proposal and strategy you receive will have been developed by an experienced human. We use cutting-edge technology. Just not to cut corners.