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Solve your business challenges by letting us take care of all your tax and accounting needs.

As a PR-focused advisory business, we understand the intricacies of your industry. We're here to offer advice and specialist support to streamline your processes, and help your company prosper.

From tax planning and bookkeeping to capacity planning and profitability analysis, Liston Newton has all the skills and experience you need to succeed.

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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.

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Our 40 years of providing accounting services for PR firms means that with Liston Newton Advisory, you're in safe and experienced hands.

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From business structure advice to ongoing tax planning and bookkeeping, you can choose exactly what you need from our suite of services.

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With us, you're more than just a client. We develop ongoing, trusted partnerships, working to understand your business inside out, so we can surpass expectations.

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Harnessing the latest in technological innovation, our accounting automation products are designed to maximise the efficiency of your business.

Our work for PR firms

Strategic accounting for Papermill Media

Papermill Media is an integrated PR, events, and social media agency. Aiming to grow their business from sole trader status, they first approached Liston Newton Advisory in 2014.

We initially guided them to change their business structure to a company & trust, before implementing the right processes and structures to heighten efficiency, scale the business and create exponential growth.

Today, Papermill Media has a two million dollar annual turnover, a team of 16 employees, and was recently listed 43 in the Australian Financial Review's Fast 100 List.

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About us

With more than 40 years of experience working with PR firms, we provide all the strategic advice and cutting-edge solutions you need to reach accounting excellence.

For all your day-to-day accounting support, Liston Newton Advisory is at your service.

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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?

The most accurate means to calculate profitability is via timesheets. They enable you to determine if you're charging the right amount for work, and also identify whether you're over or under staffed. We use Workflow Max and Harvest, two excellent applications for job tracking.

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.

For an in-depth look at your PR business, get in touch with Liston Newton Advisory.

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

In recent times there have been big developments in software enabling you to very easily track expenses and correctly allocate them to staff and/or clients. Applications like Receipt Bank, HubDoc and Expensify are some great options. The key is to select the one that best integrates with your existing processes and how you work.

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