About Us

Consider us an extension of your business, providing real insight and vision to help you grow and succeed.

Why choose us?

Consider us an extension of your business, providing real insight and vision to help you grow and succeed.

The team at Smarter Accounts are passionate about accounting, we don’t just want to satisfy, we want to WOW!  We go beyond the traditional bookkeeper/tax agent by creating a partnership with YOU, ensuring we understand your individual needs.

We are specialists in complete end to end bookkeeping and management accounting solutions for franchisees and small to medium business owners in the hospitality and retail sector.

At Smarter Accounts we are especially good at taking your day-to-day transactions off your hands with our team of accountants and bookkeepers (16+) ready to take the worry out of ensuring current, accurate accounts and most importantly creating more time for you to focus on generating more sales and doing what you best, running your business!

The good news is our service can be completely customised to the specific needs of the business.

We commit to saving you valuable time, so you can focus on running your business!

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Our Background

Owned and operated by Chris Scoles since 2004, Smarter Accounts delivers total bookkeeping and management accounting solutions to Franchisees across a diverse range of industries.  Servicing in excess of 50 nationally branded businesses across Australia & New Zealand our core strength is Franchise operations.

Our extensive background and knowledge of Franchise operations ensures we understand the needs of both Franchisees and Franchisors.  Our comprehensive bookkeeping and accounting services encompass everything from data entry, through to generating detailed and meaningful financial statements.

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Our Promise to You

No more headaches
By quickly becoming an extension of your business we promise to take the headache out of your bookkeeping

Save you time
We will save you valuable time allowing you to focus on running your business

Accurate business picture
Each month you will be provided with an accurate picture of your business performance with thorough and accurate financial reporting

Operate it like we own it
Our dedicated team will treat your business as if it is their own, we operate it like we own it!

Personalised and friendly service
Speaking to us is EASY, you will receive personalised and friendly service from your dedicated client manager

Peace of mind
Your tax accountant is available all year-round to answer any related tax queries and plans with you to avoid any nasty tax liability surprises!

A Guarantee You Can Bank On!
We believe so strongly in what we do if you aren’t satisfied with our services we will refund your first month’s bookkeeping fees*

*Refund applies only during the first 3 months of engagement, terms and conditions apply.

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Our Team

Director – BSc (Hons) ACMA CGMA CPA

Chris Scoles

Chris has worked for multinational companies such as General Electric Company (GEC), Asea Brown Boveri (ABB & BHP) and Hog’s Breath Cafe (Franchisor) as their chief financial controller. In 2004 Chris embarked on a huge adventure and created his own business, Smarter Accounts. Chris considers himself a lucky man for many reasons, he gets to do what he loves, has a great team around him and he gets to go to work in shorts every day!

Client Financial Controller

Alyse McPhee

Alyse has a multitude of experience with over 6 years in financial reporting, bookkeeping, payroll, EOFY processing, ATO liaison, super processing and business advisory for small to medium businesses across several industries. Alyse has a further 5 years’ experience in small business taxation and has hands-on knowledge within a retail and sales environment. With an extended Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management & Accounting, a Certificate 2 in Hospitality and Certified in CPA Foundations Program, Alyse sure has an all-round perspective when it comes to bookkeeping and business systems.

Client Financial Controller

Zoe Windeatt

Zoe first worked for Smarter Accounts in 2010 prior to moving to the US where she travelled around the States. In 2013 Zoe moved back to Australia and rejoined the Smarter Accounts family as Client Financial Controller. Zoe has previously studied law & librarianship and brings with her a skillset in bookkeeping, systems, procedures and an overall personable nature. When she isn’t working on your books, she is at the gym, running around after her dog, knitting, gardening and baking as much as she can!

Accountant | MAcc, BCom (Acc & Fin) & Client Financial Controller

Les Gulas

Les has been in the accounting industry for over 21 years commencing with a Master of Professional Accounting. During his career, Les has held senior positions such as Financial Controller, Economist, Advisor on Taxation and Chartered Accountant. Originating from Hungary, Les has made Australia his forever home and Smarter Accounts his second family.

Whether it is the weekly payroll, paying my accounts, preparing BAS reports or presenting a timely & accurate monthly P&L they are always on the ball.

Having used the services of Chris and his team at Smarter Accounts for 10 years in my previous business, he was the first person I called when I recently signed a contract for my latest venture. I like to utilise the skills I possess in my business and employ highly skilled people to do the tasks that are beyond me. Therefore, I will continue to have Smarter Accounts look after all my bookkeeping and accounting needs. Whether it is the weekly payroll, paying my accounts, preparing BAS reports or presenting a timely & accurate monthly P&L they are always on the ball. I can concentrate on running my business on a day to day basis knowing that they have got all my financial affairs in order. I can’t recommend Chris and his team highly enough and suggest that if you are not already using their services then you may well not be getting the most out of your business.

Principal, Bizgrow Consulting & Director, Nosh Express

Danny Riddle