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Liston Newton Advisory
Liston Newton Advisory is rated 4.8 from 32 reviews

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An award-winning Australian accounting firm

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Secure financial success with accounting and tax services

Liston Newton’s Gold Coast accounting team helps small businesses and private individuals meet and exceed their financial goals. We’ve streamlined the finances of growing families looking for new homes, and guided entrepreneurs as they’ve set up and optimised their fledgling small businesses. By providing reliable, manageable and comprehensive accounting solutions, we’re proud to have built long-lasting partnerships with all our clients.

Whether you’re a small business owner or just an individual in need of accounting advice, our door’s always open. Our Marine Parade office couldn’t be easier to get to. If you’re driving in, you’ll find plenty of parking at the Australia Fair Shopping Centre, as well as at the Wilson Parking on Scarborough Street. We’d be happy to set up a virtual meeting if that’s what you’d prefer, but virtual or in-person, you’ll find us with a ready ear for your business goals and ambitious ideas for exceeding them.

Contact us

Call us on

(07) 5588 8570
Business hours

Monday to Friday

8am to 5pm


3h parking at Australia Fair Shopping Centre. Take lifts to level 10.

Accounting services available in the Gold Coast

Our chartered accountants can associates can offer you a range of services, from tax planning to investment strategies. We’ll develop a personalised plan that describes how we can help you meet your financial needs.

The team at Liston Newton have been a huge help in getting the tax and financials of our business organised and compliant. Our quarterly review meetings help me understand how the business is truly performing and where our profit and cash is going. At the same time, we can now forecast what is ahead for the business and we can plan accordingly.
Lisa Caccavari
Founder - Main Event Catering
Safe T Pro engaged Liston Newton to help with the next stage of our growth and we haven’t been disappointed. Their advice has assisted us to scale the business, whilst also minimising tax at the same time. We meet quarterly with the Liston Newton team to review our business performance and forecast how cashflow and profitability looks for the next 12 months. These sessions are invaluable as they allow us to set the right goals and targets and then build a plan to achieve them.    
Shane Smith
Director | Safe T Pro
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Overcome challenges with personalised accounting solutions

Tell us if this sounds familiar to you: you run your businesses because you believe in what you do, and accounting, cash flow management, financial statements, and tax obligations are just the obligatory admin piled up between you and your customers. We assume that’s close to the target because that’s true of almost all business owners.

Most entrepreneurs don’t start businesses to get into accounting. But we did. All businesses face accounting challenges, and all are unique. Our Gold Coast accountants create equally unique accountancy optimisation plans for each of our clients, giving them the guidance, resources and technology they need to be able to focus on their passion and achieve steady business growth.

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 Gold Coast 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.

Experts you can trust

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

Why choose us

We’ve proven our growth-focused strategies time and again

Ambitious business owners know when their company is ready for the next step. But astute owners understand that they may need specialist help to fully grasp the opportunities before them. Here’s just one example of the countless Gold Coast businesses we’ve helped to flourish.

Safe-T-Pro is a line marking specialist and supplier of car park and garage hardware. Director Shane Smith knew the company was ready to expand its services, but he also knew expansion would bring greater financial burdens. He sought Liston Newton’s help to make sure his company was operating as efficiently as possible.

  • We restructured their assets to minimise their tax obligations
  • We restructured their business to help them scale
  • We set up quarterly profitability reviews and forecasting

By streamlining their business operations and giving them greater awareness of, and control over, their finances, Smith and Safe-T-Pro’s management team are more effective than ever.

Our method for meeting and exceeding your financial goals

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

Our Gold Coast case studies

There’s always time for community service

Too many think of community service as a chore. It really isn’t. Everyone excels at something; turn your passion into service, and giving back to your community becomes far more rewarding. As financial experts, we know our expertise could be invaluable to many of the charities and initiatives that are close to our hearts.

  • We proudly sponsor the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea
  • We support entrepreneurs through the Cancer Council’s Small Business Advisory Service
  • We back The Type 1 Foundation, as diabetes has affected the Liston family

We have Liston Newton offices dotted around the country, and we encourage each of our teams to support the initiatives that matter most to them.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you handle accounting for small businesses on the Gold Coast?

Liston Newton’s Gold Coast accountants specialise in assisting small businesses. In fact, several of us have started, owned and sold small businesses ourselves. We understand what it takes to succeed, and we’ll happily guide you with our knowledge.

What’s the best accounting software?

We strongly recommend Xero to all of our clients. Xero’s cloud-based platform allows us to manage your bookkeeping remotely and to quickly synthesise valuable insights about your business.

We are accredited platinum partners with Xero, and can help seamlessly integrate your business onto their platform.

What’s the advantage of a local Gold Coast accountant?

An experienced accountant can do far more than just your numbers in order; we think strategically and develop goal-focused plans, too. The insights we derive from your current position and the forecast modelling we develop allow you to confidently make decisions about the future of your business. 

An accountant based in the Gold Coast will have direct and immediate knowledge of the local economic landscape. We can respond to emerging trends faster than out-of-state advisors, helping you to capitalise on opportunities and avoid risks.

This page was written by real people

Cutting-edge technology makes a lot of promises. It’s hard to know which ones will pan out. Increasingly, businesses in search of an advantage over their competitors feel compelled to outsource their operations to emerging technology, especially AI tools. We’re a little more careful.

We believe that nothing trumps human experience. Emerging technologies like AI can be extremely useful for collating and analysing data, but it takes an experienced accountant to contextualise that data into actionable insights and strategies.