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Liston Newton Advisory offers expert advice and specialist services to help drive business growth. Talk to our accountants today for the best advice.

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Leading carpentry accountants in Melbourne

Liston Newton Advisory's in-depth understanding of your industry means we can solve even your most complex business challenges.

As a carpenter, an effective business structure, good cashflow management and effective record-keeping are key to helping you remain competitive.

Our team can assist with everything from setting up your business structure to optimising your accounting processes for ongoing success.

Business structures

Sub-contractor/employee payment & compliance

Job costing

Invoicing & accounting software

Tax planning

ATO compliance

Accounting for carpentry businesses

Expertise in the carpentry industry

Carpenters

Trades experience

Our 40 years of experience gives us the knowledge to help take your carpentry business from strength to strength.

Services for tradies

We can assist with business structuring, job costings, payments and compliance, tax planning, accounting software and much more.

Client partnerships

We're here for the long haul, working to understand your unique business goals to deliver maximum advantage.

Cutting-edge innovation

Make your business operations easier and more efficient with our industry-leading accounting technology and software.

Our work in the carpentry industry

Our work in the carpentry industry

18 Twelve Carpentry specialises in high-end inner city residential work for some of Melbourne's most prestigious homes.

In 2015, we helped them to correctly structure their business set-up. Since then, we have assisted the owner with navigating a transition to Xero, managing a growing payroll and devising a system to correctly quote jobs for improved profitability.

Since our involvement, the business has expanded its team and completed several high profile award-winning projects.

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About us

We're a specialist accounting and business advisory firm with many years of trade-focused experience.

We focus on helping our clients introduce the best processes, solutions and advice to meet their business goals.

Our team can provide everything from strategic advice to practical ongoing accounting, for unrivalled business efficiency.

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Kieran Liston, Director | Adviser

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

Do I need to pay contractors superannuation?

This can be a grey area for trade business owners – but as a general rule, if you hire a sub-contractor with the working characteristics of an employee, you would need to be paying super from day one.

At what price should I be charging out my employees?

This can be a complex calculation, but bear in mind the associated costs of hiring a staff member – including super, long service leave and payroll tax – to ensure you have the correct charge-out rates.

Do I need to pay CoINVEST for my employees?

Construction industry employers are required to pay CoINVEST to employees on a quarterly basis.

Should I be hiring sub-contractors or employees?

There is no right or wrong answer here. What's most important is to review your business and make the best choice based on your situation. We can advise whether you would be better suited to one or the other option, or even a combination of both.

Talk to the accountants who understand trades

We can guide your carpentry business through the perils and pitfalls of running a business. Talk to us for expert advice.

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