Accountants for cafe owners

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Liston Newton Advisory – serving up expert small business accounting and financial services since 1976.

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Leading accountants for cafes

We've been taking care of the business needs of cafe owners like you for more than 40 years.

No matter what challenges you face in small business, Liston Newton Advisory has all the advice and support you need to help nurture your business growth.

Whether you're looking for bookkeeping and payroll services, tax planning advice, monthly reporting, software integration or much more, choose from our range of tailor-made services for cafes.

Payroll services


Monthly financial reporting

Tax planning

Business structure advice

POS and rostering software integration

Accounting for cafes

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

Expertise in the hospitality industry

Industry experience

Whether you're running a sandwich bar or a milkshake emporium, we've got you covered — with 40 years of professional hospitality accounting experience.

Tailored services

From payroll services and bookkeeping to business structure advice and tax planning, our professional services are made for businesses like yours.

Client partnerships

We're with you every step of the way, solving your various small business challenges both now and in the future.

Innovative solutions

Our innovation solutions use the latest accounting technology to simplify and streamline your business processes.

Our work with the hospitality industry

Square & Compass

Liston Newton helped Kael and Matthew successfully integrate Xero into their business to provide a full picture of day-to-day operations. We set up and continue to manage their administrative needs including payroll for over 20 staff, supplier payments, and monthly reporting.

Since the launch of Square & Compass, Kael and Matt have expanded and opened Vacation Cafe in the CBD, Lobbs Cafe in Brunswick and an artisanal coffee roasting business.

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About us

With more than 40 years of experience in the cafe industry, our specialist accounting and business advisory team is here to help.

Whether you need strategic advice on setting up your business structure, or ongoing accounting solutions to make light work of your administrative tasks, we're here to help.

Trust Liston Newton Advisory to serve up invaluable business expertise for your cafe.

Learn about us

We offer in-person or virtual accounting and financial services

Our business is making sure your business thrives, and we aim to make our financial and business advisory services are as accessible as possible. With several offices dotted across Australia, we’ll happily welcome you in for a coffee and a face-to-face meeting. We can also accommodate remote meetings, should you prefer them. If you’re interested in shaking hands with the team, below are some of our most popular services offered at our NSW, VIC and QLD locations.

Expertise you can trust

We've been doing this for a long time, and we have industry leading qualifications and accreditations to show for it. Learn more from a specialised business accountant.

Frequently asked questions

When should I expand my business and open a new location?

The two most important questions to ask yourself beforehand are:

1. Does my current business have reliable staffing and procedures in place? Provided that's the case, these procedures can be replicated, enabling you to easily transfer administration, staffing and bookkeeping systems to the new location.

2. Do I have sufficient funding to support the new location? It's essential to have a proper budget for your new premises. You'll also need to ensure adequate funding from financial lenders or other investors. Too often, poor planning for expansion leads not only to the new location failing, but also to the demise of the existing and formerly thriving businesses.

Should I employ casual, part-time or full-time staff?

You'll need to determine the optimal staff arrangements for your individual circumstances. We can help you decide which set-up best aligns with your short and long-term financial goals.

In some situations, it can be more cost-effective to move casual staff into part-time roles – particularly if they are regularly rostered onto weekends and public holidays. Award rates are constantly changing and it's important to seek advice from hospitality accountants to manage these changes profitably.

What rostering system should I use?

There are many rostering systems out there, each with its pros and cons that may or may not suit your business. In our experience, Deputy is a powerful and dependable rostering system that connects directly to Xero and can handle the needs of most small, medium and large hospitality businesses.

Talk to the accountants who understand cafes

Our team can help you make the most of your business. Talk to us for expert advice.

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