It's never been more important to plan ahead and prepare your business for the future

Business and taxation advice to help you manage, grow and protect your business.

Advice that makes a difference.

We develop ongoing & supportive relationships. We want to understand where our clients are now and where they want to go to in the future.

The skilled team at Advantage Accountancy will help you navigate through the important decisions enabling your business to thrive.

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Stress less. Take Control. Plan Ahead.

Accounting Services

We understand the demands of running a business and the importance of having up-to-date and accurate financial information. You can rely on our team to relieve you of the burden of managing the accounting responsibilities of your business.

SMSF

SMSFs give people full control of their super fund, including all legal and tax responsibilities associated with this. Our team can help set-up your SMSF and assist you to meet your obligations as the SMSF Trustee.

Strategic Planning

Planning ahead is the key to successful business development. Our team will work with you to develop a business plan that helps you identify your goals for the business and provides a step-by-step plan to help you achieve those goals.

Business Start-Up

We know each business is unique and that starting a business is a very exciting yet daunting task. Our team want to save you time and money down the track by helping you set-up the financial structure of your business right from the beginning.

We make the complex simple.

Your local business and tax advisers

Advantage Accountancy is a Cairns based accounting practice that has been delivering professional accounting and taxation services to businesses and individuals for over 21 years.

Our reputation has been built on the foundations of Integrity, Reliability and Professionalism. As a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ) we are part of an internationally recognised network of professionals who use their expert knowledge and experience to assist businesses build successful and sustainable futures.

We pride ourselves in the level of quality services we provide, including:

  • Taxation and compliance advice
  • Business start-up and structure advice
  • Business management advice and strategic planning
  • Superannuation and estate planning
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Fund administration

At Advantage Accountancy, we understand that the needs of every business are unique and we are committed to building strong client relationships that form the basis of providing sound business and taxation advice.

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ADRIAN GARRONE

MANAGING PARTNER

B.Com, CA, MBA

Email:  adrian@advantageaccountancy.com.au

Adrian began his career working for the Australian Taxation Office as an Assessor in 1986. A decade later he set up his own accountancy practice in Cairns and has been a public accountant since that time.

Over the years, Adrian has grown from invaluable experiences in business to become an exceptionally astute businessman. This is demonstrated not only by the success of his own accountancy practice, but also through his successes as a developer, franchisee and Director of the National Basketball League. Some of his accomplishments in business include opening the first Bakers Delight franchise in Cairns and steering the Cairns Central Muffin Break store to the top of the state in sales during his ownership.

As a hands-on business owner, Adrian understands the challenges, both big and small, faced by business owners. With over 25 years in the accounting and financial arena, he has developed long standing relationships with some of Cairns’ leading small businesses. His unique ability to interpret a business’ financial stand point and consider options available to them provides his clients with personalised advice specific to their needs.

Adrian is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent, Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner and has also completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) through Deakin University.

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EVELYN SMITH

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

B.Com (Acct)

Email: evelyn@advantageaccountancy.com.au

Evelyn joined Advantage Accountancy in 2017 after spending time working in both public practice and the corporate sector over a 16 year period. Some of this time included working for the Pilbara Port Authority – the world’s largest exporter of Iron Ore.

Over the years Evelyn has developed a diverse range of organisational and problem solving skills including her unique ability to clarify issues and seek solutions outside the box. This skill enables clients to move forward with a clear vision and decision.

Evelyn is very thorough with her work and enjoys researching more complex tax matters while seeking the best possible outcomes for clients. She also prepares the financial statements and tax returns for our clients including individuals, companies, trusts and partnerships.

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CHRIS HARVEY

PRACTICE MANAGER

Cert III Financial Services, Cdec

Email: chris@advantageaccountancy.com.au

Chris has over 35 years experience in local accounting firms. She began as a junior and over the years has gained a wealth of knowledge across all aspects of accounting, administration and taxation.

Chris is an essential member of the team having previously managed the Haymes & Haymes Cairns office for 18 years, earning the trust and confidence of our clients.

Chris has completed a Certificate III in Financial Services and is also a Commissioner of Declarations. Her areas of expertise are client and practice administration, corporate registry and compliance.

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JENNY LOGAN

ACCOUNTANT

B.Bus (Acct)

Email: jenny@advantageaccountancy.com.au

Jenny has widespread experience and skills having worked in the accountancy field for 25 years within several different industries.

Her experiences include five years in a law firm managing the firms’ internal accounts where an exceptionally high level of compliance is required. She also spent  8 years in private practice as an in-house accountant, and has had experience in financial reporting for a number of different industries including tourism and transport.

These experiences have equipped Jenny with strong attention to detail skills as well as the ability to quickly and thoroughly understand the financial situation for a wide variety of clients.

At Advantage Accountancy, Jenny’s primary focus is on the preparation of financial statements and tax returns for individuals, companies, trusts and self-managed super funds.

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SARAH SOLLY

ACCOUNTANT

B.Bus (Acct)

Email: sarah@advantageaccountancy.com.au

We welcomed Sarah to our team in November 2020.

Sarah began her career completing audits for Not For Profit Organisations, compliance for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and tax returns for individuals and small businesses.

This experience has given Sarah knowledge of various accounting programs including MYOB, Xero, Quickbooks and BGL SF360. She is very thorough in her work,  enjoys working with clients and is always happy to help.

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Jane Brown

Head Accountant

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