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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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Personalised accounting advice from the experts you know

For over 20 years, Liston Newton’s chartered accountants have guided Port Macquarie's businesses and families towards financial security. We’ve helped our clients to buy their first homes and retire into new ones, and helped entrepreneurs grow their small businesses into local hotspots. When you partner with us, we’ll offer you a personalised plan designed to meet your unique needs. 

Why don’t we discuss your financial goals over a coffee? You’ll find our local office on William Street, just by the Hastings River. Nothing beats that beautiful Port Macquarie view. There’s plenty of parking across William and Short Street, but we’ll happily organise a virtual consultation if that would be more convenient for you.

Contact us

Call us on

(02) 6527 7935
Business hours

Monday to Friday

9am to 5pm


1h parking on William St. 3h parking at Officeworks on Short St.

Accounting services available in Port Macquarie

As a full-service firm, our experienced team can offer you everything from bookkeeping services for your business to personal tax returns preparation. Just let us know what we can do for you.

Liston Newton Advisory has truly impressed me with their exceptional tax services, outstanding customer service, and effective tax planning strategies. They don't just focus on tax compliance; they proactively work with me to develop comprehensive tax strategies. I recommend their services to anyone in need of comprehensive and reliable tax advice and assistance.
Andrew Bell
Macquarie Signs & Tinting Pty Ltd
I am thrilled with Liston Newton Advisory's services. Their team consistently exceeds my expectations, providing exceptional accounting support for me and my business. Their proactive approach, innovative technological solutions, and dedication have been a huge benefit. I highly recommend their top-notch accounting support.
Clayton Munro
Logistics Advisory & Recruitment Pty Ltd
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We’ll help you overcome any financial challenge

All our clients seek the same thing: financial freedom. They want the freedom to focus on their passions, whether that’s their family and home or their business, without worrying about cash flow problems and submitting returns and reports on time. Liston Newton’s Port Macquarie accountants can give you that freedom.

Trust us to be responsible for the challenging yet essential tasks cluttering your schedule. But keep in mind that we can do far more than just keep your numbers in order; we’re strategists at heart, and we can create a data-backed roadmap to lead you towards a brighter financial future.

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 Port Macquarie 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 delivered real results for Port Macquarie’s businesses

A successful entrepreneur needs a great idea; they don’t necessarily need to understand the nuances of business structures and tax compliance — as long as they hire specialists who do. Liston Newton’s specialists have helped countless local businesses realise their full potential. Here’s just one example.

Macquarie Signs & Tinting are one of Port Macquarie’s premier sign makers. With over 20 years of experience, their team can handle everything from storefront signage to national brand rollouts. They’ve never lacked for success; when owner Andrew Bell first approached us, it was understanding the business’s tax obligations that worried him. So here’s what we did:

  • Triple-checked their ATO compliance, giving them a tax audit guarantee
  • Ensured their PAYG compliance was in order
  • Restructured their business and assets to minimise tax liabilities

Bell’s operation was already a success — with our experts in his corner, we allowed his team to enjoy the fruits of their hard work.

Our proven method for reaching 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 Port Macquarie case studies

Community comes first

‘Community’ service isn’t just a marketing tactic to us. We want to see the communities we live in thrive. And, as business specialists, there are plenty of ways for us to contribute our expertise and make that happen. Our Port Macquarie team sponsor a number of charities and initiatives that are close to our heart, including:

  • The Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea
  • The Cancer Council’s Small Business Advisory Service
  • The Type 1 Foundation

And that’s just one office. Every one of our national teams works with their own set of local and national community services.

Frequently asked questions

Do you handle accounting for Port Macquarie’s small businesses?

We specialise in small business accounting and have helped numerous small business owners in Port Macquarie to start and grow their businesses. In fact, many of us are small business owners ourselves, outside of our work with Liston Newton, and understand the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship intimately. 

What’s the best accounting software for local businesses?

We are strong proponents of Xero’s cloud-based accounting platform. We find it exceptionally user-friendly for our team and clients, and its robust features allow us to manage your books and synthesise data insights remotely.

At our initial consultation, we’ll happily explain how we can transition you onto Xero seamlessly.

What’s the advantage of a local Port Macquarie accountant?

Effective accountants are more than just calculators — they’re strategists. And master strategists need to be agile, flexible and have an absolute understanding of their environment. Liston Newton’s Port Macquarie-based accountants have such an understanding; few know the local, state and national economy as well as we do.

By partnering with us, you can rest assured that your accounting plans are being diligently constructed and constantly updated.

Human beings wrote this

Emerging technologies, like AI tools, continue to make extraordinary claims about their ability to revolutionise business operations. We’ve noticed several players in our industry take these claims to heart. But when you outsource strategic thinking to technology, the line between streamlining and corner-cutting starts to blur.

At Liston Newton, we proudly admit to using cutting-edge technology to help us gather and understand torrents of data. But technology is a tool, not a thinker. We ensure that every strategic report and page of advice we deliver will have been conceived of, fact-checked and written by a highly experienced accountant, guaranteeing that your plans are designed to meet your needs — not an algorithm’s.