We used hundreds of verified client reviews to rank the top 5 of the best accountants in Melbourne and its inner suburbs.
According to NAB Business Insights, accountants are the most important professional services for Australian small business performance. Yet very few small businesses consult ratings & reviews to see who the best accountants in Melbourne really are.
That’s because until November 2018, FirmChecker didn’t exist. To help you out, we’ve separate the wheat from the chaff by collecting thousands of client reviews of accounting firms in Australia.
That means you can avoid situations like this:
Tip 1: experience is king
Good ratings aren’t everything for a good accountant – experience is vital. This means you should look for accountants who have at least 30 reviews and make sure they have the experience you need. Our doughnut charts of firms’ practice area strength helps you do this.
Tip 2: always try to get fixed fees
You’ll be happier. Peace of mind that what you agree to pay is what you actually pay. You don’t want to be paying for someone else’s inefficiency.
Tip 3: read reviews
It sounds obvious given we are a review site, but most people just glance at the high level numbers. Go deeper! You can get great insights into what a firm’s strengths and weaknesses are by looking at the comments, not just the numbers.
Tip 4: drill down
We have a powerful search engine that allows you to filter and sort by location, value, ratings and number of reviews.
Main areas of practice: Tax, Business Advisory Services
Propeller’s a seriously impressive young business which takes a pragmatic approach to small business services. Known for being proactive in its communication and efficient in its delivery, they punch above their weight in client service.
If you’re based in the inner-South of Melbourne they’re a great option as they save you going into the city. They also have good systems in place to deliver work virtually.
Main areas of practice: Tax, Business Advisory Service
Rubiix works with small to medium and family owned businesses, superannuation funds and high net worth individuals in Australia and abroad. Located in the CBD, they have broad experience and a client-centric approach.
Main areas of practice: Tax, Business Advice, Audit
Based in Melbourne’s inner North-West, MKS Group is a modern, client-centric firm. The bulk of their client reviews are in Taxation Services, with evidence of good performance in several other practice areas. They’re considered averagely priced and good value for money.
Main areas of practice: Tax, Audit
One of the best firms in Melbourne’s inner-East. Consistently strong levels of service, openness to feedback and preparedness to do things differently define this firm. They are one of the larger firms on this list.
Main areas of practice: Tax, Audit
This is an outpost of a larger firm in Newtown Victoria. They aren’t higher on this list as South Melbourne isn’t their main office, but their strong client service record across its offices earned its spot.
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