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An award-winning Australian accounting firm

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Leading accountants for architects

Liston Newton Advisory has a proven history of helping architecture specialists like yourself reach greater business success.

Whether you need help scaling your business, managing your cashflow, or with tax planning, bookkeeping and payroll services, we can optimise your processes for maximum efficiency.

Tax and wealth planning

Financial benchmarking

Software implementation


Payroll services

Accounting for architecture businesses

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 architecture industry

Wealth of experience

Industry experience

We have more than 40 years of experience providing accounting services for architects.

Full range of services

Tailored services

From business structuring and tax planning to invoicing, payroll services and bookkeeping, we’re here to offer you the best service.

Long term client relationships

Client partnerships

We work closely with you to understand your unique business goals, both now and over the long-term.

Leading industry innovation

Innovative solutions

We have the latest accounting technology and software solutions to help streamline and automate your business processes.

Our work in the architecture industry

Strategic accounting for an architecture firm

We assisted our client with his Hawthorn-based architecture business. We began by implementing Xero software to support invoicing and tracking efficiency.

Next we helped him to set profit targets and tracking, conducted personal wealth planning, created a self managed super fund, and assisted him with the purchase of an investment property.

The main outcomes so far have been improved cashflow and the implementation of key processes to help maximise future wealth creation.

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About us

We're a specialist accounting and business advisory firm with many years of experience in the architectural industry.

Quite simply, we exist to grow our clients brick by brick on the road to financial freedom.

Whether you’re looking for strategic advice or day-to-day accounting support, we’re ready to help.

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Kieran Liston, Director | Consultant

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

How can I be paid sooner?

Project-based billing is the best way to improve cashflow. Once an invoice has been issued, it’s important to send regular client reminders. Online accounting software such as Xero can also be set up to provide auto-reminders and summaries of outstanding payments.

What is a good profit target for my business?

As with most professional services, architects should be aiming for a gross profit of between 55% and 65%. The best way to achieve this is to analyse every client job to ensure that you hit this target every time.

A gross profit of around 60% will likely result in a net profit (before tax) of 25% to 35%.

To learn more about consolidating your profit targets, get in touch with the architectural accounting team at Liston Newton Advisory.

What key accounting indicators should I focus on?

Some of the main indicators you should keep track of are Gross Profit, Net Profit after Tax, Debtor Days (i.e how long it takes to get paid), staff billing capacity, number of proposals generated per month, and number of proposals won.

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