Accountants for restaurant owners

Serving up business efficiency since 1976

For expert business accounting and professional financial services on a plate, speak to Liston Newton Advisory.

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Liston Newton Advisory has been serving the accountancy and business needs of restaurateurs for more than 40 years.

We're here to help you conquer your small business challenges, with all the advice and support you need to help you excel.

Whether you need bookkeeping and payroll services, tax planning advice, monthly reporting,  software integration or much more, choose from our range of tailor-made services for the restaurant trade.

Payroll services

Bookkeeping

Monthly financial reporting

Tax planning

Business structure advice

POS and rostering software integration

Accounting for restaurants

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 Michelin star restaurant or a high street trattoria, we've got your back – supported by 40 years of hospitality accounting experience.

Tailored services

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

Client partnerships

We're with you every step of the way, solving whatever small business challenges you come up against, both now and in the future.

Innovative solutions

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

Our work for restaurant owners

Strategic accounting for Neighbourhood Pizza

We helped local pizzeria Neighbourhood Pizza to set up and run their new business.

We began by looking at their planning stages and revenue and profit projections, to help lay the foundations for success.

Next we helped to set up their staff payroll systems, before managing their processes for bookkeeping and payroll.

Today we also provide monthly management accounts and reporting, enabling the business to keep a close eye on their profitability.

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About us

Our professional accountancy and business advisory team has more than 40 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

From strategic advice on setting up your business structure to ongoing accounting solutions designed to make work easier, we're here to help.

Serve up a more successful business, with Liston Newton Advisory.

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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 restaurants

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

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