Accountants in Malvern

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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 your future with professional accounting services

The Liston Newton Malvern office has been up and running since 1996. In that time, our accounting team has helped countless clients set up new small businesses, streamline existing operations with growth-focused business planning, and even roadmap their personal plans with detailed financial management.

We’ve worked hard to earn our Malvern community’s trust — step in for a coffee, and we’ll earn yours, too. Our Malvern office is a cinch to get to by public transport; we’re a 10-minute stroll up from Malvern station, just by the tram depot. If you’re driving in, you’ll find plenty of hourly parking. Of course, we’re also always happy to arrange a virtual coffee and consultation.

Contact us

Call us on

(03) 9069 2607
Business hours

Monday to Friday

8am to 5pm


Client parking on Stanhope St. 2h parking on Glenferrie Rd and Stanhope St.

Accounting services available in Malvern

Our Malvern team can offer you a wide array of accounting and financial services to achieve business success. Our national team is also always on hand for specialist consultations.

Liston Newton has given me really helpful guidance over the years for both my business and my personal finances. When you have an accounting team that you trust to give the right advice, it gives you the confidence to focus on growing your business and doing the things you love.
Kate Nixon
Founder, Kat The Label
Liston Newton has been a great partner for us! They have supported us a lot in our journey and helped us focus on the stuff we are good at (while they handle the stuff we aren’t as good at). Maria is incredibly approachable, explains things in layman’s terms when we sometimes don’t understand accounting speak, and is willing to go above and beyond when we have a problem!
Jeremy Basset
Owner, Willow Urban Retreat
Feel the freedom of financial confidence with our Malvern accountants
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Our Malvern accountants can handle any business challenge

Accountants are the backbone of every business; when your numbers are right, everything else will follow. Easier said than done, as any business owner knows. Our purpose is to handle the hard work. We provide accounting services designed to take the essential but laborious tasks off of your plate so that you can focus on running a successful business.

All we need from you is a problem to solve. Whether you’re a small business owner or a manager at a local franchise, our professional accounting team will soon become invaluable business partners.

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 Malvern 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 our rep as Malvern’s accounting experts

When we call ourselves Malvern’s accountants, we don’t just mean we pop in when needed — we mean we’re a real part of this community. We know the people here and the businesses;  we work hard for you because we want the best for our shared community.

Maybe you’re familiar with Kat The Label; they’re a local designer of women’s lingerie and sleepwear sets. Founder Kate Nixon needed accounting partners she could trust to guide her business’s financial future, as well as her own. We were only too happy to help.

  • Restructured the business from a sole trader to a trust
  • Implemented financial modelling to forecast cashflow and profit
  • Reviewed KPIs with our team and set new goals quarterly
  • Created a personal investment portfolio and secured a new home loan

Once on her own, Kate now presides over a staff of eight in a business 12x bigger than it was when she partnered with Liston Newton’s Malvern accountants. Operating in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, the security of her business and her own financial future have never been brighter.

Our unique method for developing your 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

Our Malvern case studies

We’re more than just accountants. We belong to Malvern.

As accountants and financial advisors, we have a very particular set of skills — and interests — that give us the ability to serve and support our Malvern community. We’re not just sending out the odd ‘corporate responsibility’ cheque; we play a fundamental role in local and national initiatives. 

  • We’re members of Malvern’s Glenferrie Road Traders Association
  • We sponsor the EtA forum for local entrepreneurs and investors
  • Our CEO, Peter Antonius, is on the board of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

By offering our wealth of experience in starting, developing and optimising businesses, we’ve aided upcoming entrepreneurs and charitable foundations in reaching their goals. 

Frequently asked questions

Do you do accounting for small businesses in Malvern?

Absolutely — we’ve built long-lasting partnerships with a number of Malvern’s small businesses. Several of us have experience starting and running small businesses ourselves, so we know what you’re up against and what it takes to succeed.

Do you have an accounting software recommendation?

We believe Xero is the ideal software for accounting. A cloud-based platform, Xero offers real-time bookkeeping access and accounting insights.

Our Malvern team are accredited Xero platinum partners, and we can assist you in transitioning your business onto the Xero platform.

Why do I need a local Malvern accountant?

Accountants aren’t just numbers people. We’re strategists and advisors, providing the information you need to make intelligent and effective business decisions. Having accountants based in Malvern who understand the local economic landscape means that you can get specific, relevant and up-to-date advice. 

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‘Artificial intelligence’ is increasingly being presented as a multipurpose solution for businesses. Experts claim it can handle everything you need, from data analysis to process optimisation. At Liston Newton, we still believe that human insight is critical, even when it comes to cold, hard numbers.

Don’t get us wrong, we believe in the power and potential of technology; we use cutting-edge tech to improve our own processes. But technology needs a human expert to contextualise its results and adapt them to your needs. Technology in service business, business in service of people — that’s what we believe.