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At Liston Newton, your unique business challenges are our number one focus.

We're here to deliver everything you might need for business excellence – from business structuring and capacity planning to cashflow management and taxation services.

Let us help you set up your business for unrivalled efficiency and productivity.

Structuring advice

Capacity planning

Xero integration

Tax planning

Advice on deductions

Profit planning

Cashflow advice

Accounting for creative agencies

Expertise for the creative industry

Wealth of experience

Related experience

We have more than 40 years of experience helping marketing agencies plan for ongoing success.

Full range of services

Tailored services

From capacity planning to taxation services and much more, our team can support you with whatever your agency needs.

Long term client relationships

Client partnerships

We nurture long-term client relationships, helping you to realise and then ultimately reach your business goals.

Leading industry innovation

Cutting-edge innovation

We use the latest accounting technology and software for seamless, effortless day-to-day business operation.

Our work for the creative industry

Strategic accounting for Hours After

Hours After is a creative agency based in Melbourne and led by its two founders, Beth and Jane.

We first assisted with the initial business structure, creating a company and unit trust to optimise tax efficiency and ensure scalability.

We also transitioned the business to Xero accounting, and helped them implement WorkflowMax as their internal project tracking system and CRM.

The agency is now much more technologically adept, enabling the owners to focus on growing their business more profitably.

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About us

Liston Newton Advisory is a specialist accounting and business advisory firm with many years of experience.

Our clients trust us to help them develop their businesses and reach their financial goals.

Whether you need strategic advice and support or day-to-day task implementation, we're ready to help.

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Kieran Liston, Director | Adviser

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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 best determine which clients are profitable?

Timesheets are the most accurate way to calculate profitability, enabling you to determine whether you're charging the right amount for work.

Accurate timesheet records will give you insights into your staff, and help you to realise if you are over or under staffed. Some great applications include Workflow Max and Harvest.

What's the best way to keep track of staff and client expenses?

Recently there have been huge developments in software that enables you to track expenses and allocate them, whether it's to staff or clients. Some notable applications include Receipt Bank, HubDoc and Expensify. It's important to evaluate these solutions and select the one that best integrates with your business.

What key accounting indicators should I focus on?

For creative businesses, you should be focusing on Gross Profit, Net Profit after Tax, Debtor Days (i.e how long it takes to get paid). It's also worth keeping an eye on number of proposals generated per month, number of proposals won, and finally, staff billing capacity.

For an in-depth look at the operation of your creative business, get in touch with Liston Newton Advisory.

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