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For both individuals and businesses, accounting is an essential service. Whether you’re looking for someone to complete a personal tax return, or your business needs financial guidance and advice, it’s an accounting firm you’ll be turning to.

Luckily for Novocastrians, there’s a wealth of local accountancy options to choose from when you need help crunching numbers. This also means there are plenty of places for accounting professionals to start looking when they’re in the market for a job!

To help you in your search, we’ve rounded up a list of 10 prominent Newcastle accountancy firms you should know about.

1. Maxim

Location: Suite 401, Level 4/45 Watt St, Newcastle

Team size: 32

Services:  Business Advisory, Accounting, Self-Managed Super Funds, Wealth Management, Insurance and Risk

Maxim Advisors comprises two core divisions: Maxim Accounting and Business Advisors provides local businesses with the financial guidance and services they need to succeed, while Maxim Private Clients specialises in personal financial advice for individuals.

Maxim boasts a team of experienced accountants, business advisors and financial planners who take a caring and collaborative approach to the accounting process, and who are always striving to learn and grow as professionals.

“We have a dedicated team that focuses on sharing ideas, collaborating and making the most of opportunities, to support and promote professional development,” says one of Maxim’s partners, Cassandra Sharp (pictured above).

2. PKF

Location: 755 Hunter St, Newcastle West

Team size: 120

Services: Audit & Assurance, Business Advisory, Business Recovery & Insolvency, Corporate Finance, Taxation, Integrity, Wealth Creation & Superannuation

Focus industries: Hospitality, Mining, Franchise, Pharmacy, Healthcare, Veterinary Care, Not For Profit, Local Government

Current job opportunities: View vacancies here

PKF Newcastle is one of 10 firms in the PKF Australia Federation – a collective of independent accounting firms providing financial and business advisory services to a range of clients. The firm is deeply immersed in the global network of 440 offices, with many local Newcastle partners chairing global committees and leading the international team.  

The award-winning Newcastle practice draws on the wide experience of its 120 partners and staff and the technical excellence of its business units to help clients make the best financial decisions for themselves and their businesses whilst offering the team the opportunity to explore global secondments, attend international conferences and engage in different cultures and ethnicities.

“There’s a different kind of energy at PKF,” says Simon Rutherford, Director and Partner. “We’re focused on people and helping them achieve their goals, whether they be our team members or clients. It’s a place where the partners know your name and you don’t need to try and fit into a certain mould, but where you can take your passion and turn it into a career.”

3. KLM Accountants

Location: 313 Charlestown Rd, Charlestown

Team size: 30

Services: Financial Planning, Business/Personal Accounting & Taxation, Audit & Assurance, Self-Managed Superannuation, Business Advisory

Current job opportunities: View careers info here

KLM Accountants have been providing financial services and advice to the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter communities for over 40 years. Offering a broad range of services for individuals and businesses, the team is led by five partners and a range of accounting professionals whose focus is on building sustainable long-term relationships with clients.

KLM is also focused on the long term when it comes to its team. “We have built a culture of fostering and nurturing professional and personal development to provide long-term career paths for all of our staff,” says Daniel Rowlands, a KLM partner.

4. Pitcher Partners

Location: The Glass House, 101 Hannell St, Wickham & 20-22 Church St, Maitland

Team size: 55

Services: Financial Essentials, Consulting, Wealth Management

Current job opportunities: View vacancies here

One of the largest accountancy firms in the Hunter Valley, Pitcher Partners has a strong focus on helping clients achieve success, whether in business or with their personal financial goals. With offices in Newcastle and Maitland, the firm works closely with clients to understand their businesses, industries and personal circumstances and provide tailored, proactive and strategic advice.

5. PwC

Location: Level 3/45 Watt St, Newcastle

Services: Assurance, Consulting, Deals, Indigenous Consulting, Legal Services, People & Organisation, Private Clients, Tax

Focus industries: Agribusiness and Food, Asset Management, Banking and Capital Markets, Charities and Not-for-profit practice, Construction and Transportation, Defence, Education and Skills, Energy (Oil & Gas), Entertainment and Media, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Infrastructure, Power & Utilities, Mining, Retail and Consumer, Superannuation, Real Estate, Technology, Telecommunications

Current job opportunities: View vacancies here

PwC Newcastle is a part of a network of firms spanning 158 countries. The company’s aim is to deliver quality services to clients, as well as to build trust and solve important problems on a societal level. With a commitment to inclusion and diversity, PwC empowers its teams with great career opportunities and flexible working arrangements while providing services to a wide range of businesses and industries.

6. DFK Crosbie

Location: Level 5/12 Stewart Ave, Newcastle West

Services: Accounting, Business Services, Audit Services, Superannuation (SMSF), Wealth Management, Finance (Lending), Calculators, Support Services

Focus industries: Hospitality, Health, Not for Profit, Government Organisations, Building & Construction

Current job opportunities: View vacancies here

Part of the wider DFK International brand, DFK Crosbie is one of NSW’s leading accountancy firms, encompassing a Head Office in Newcastle and a branch in Sydney. DFK’s team of accountants, advisers and auditors operate under a ‘peace of mind’ motto, aiming to help clients breathe easy about their personal and/or business finances. DFK offers a range of services (including a specialised suite of business services) and has a special focus on hotels and hotel groups.

7. SiDCOR Chartered Accountants

Location: 50 Hunter St, Newcastle

Team size: 60+

Services: Tax, Protection, Cashflow, Profits, Growth, Wealth, Retirement

Current job opportunities: View vacancies here

With five branches throughout NSW and QLD, SiDCOR Chartered Accountants offer a fresh, holistic approach to the accounting industry, taking a dynamic and progressive approach to serving their clients. SiDCOR’s Newcastle office serves a range of local, national and international clients, with a particular focus on SMEs. Part of the firm’s philosophy is to prioritise and care for its staff so that they may better care for their clients.

8. Cutcher & Neale

Location: The Bolton Building,25 Bolton St, Newcastle

Services: Taxation, Superannuation, Audit, Investment & Financial Advice, Clubs & Hospitality Services, Medical Accounting & Business Advice

Focus industries: Clubs & Hospitality, Dental, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Large Enterprises, Medical, Not For Profit, SMEs, Software

Current job opportunities: View vacancies here

Cutcher & Neale operates from a foundation of over 60 years’ experience, and prides itself on its integrity, transparency and wide range of personalised services. With offices in Newcastle and Sydney, Cutcher & Neale is led by eight partners and eight senior division heads who oversee the firm’s areas of specialisation. C&N’s team holds high standards of professionalism, technical excellence and client service.

9. Leenane Templeton

Location: 2/134 King St, Newcastle

Team size: 22

Services: Accounting & Tax, Business Advice, Financial Advice, Self-Managed Super Funds, Insurance & Risk, Business Marketing

Current job opportunities: View careers info here

Multi-award-winning firm Leenane Templeton bases its head office in Newcastle, with additional branches in Sydney and Brisbane. The firm’s driving purpose is to help make clients’ lives better – whether this be through building successful businesses or simply ensuring financial wellbeing. Leenane Templeton’s Newcastle team encompasses a wide range of skills, experience and areas of expertise, and contains some of the region’s top advisors.

10. McGregor & McGregor

Location: 591 Hunter St, Newcastle

Services: Accounting & Tax, Financial Advice, Self-Managed Superannuation, Business Advisory, Audit

Current job opportunities: View vacancies here

McGregor & McGregor is one of the longest-running private accounting practices in Newcastle. Established in 1928, the firm has built up a strong, diverse client base over the years. Its highly experienced team of accountants and financial advisors provides a range of services including reporting, planning and advice.

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Are you an accounting professional in the market for a new position, or an accountancy firm seeking new staff?

GWG’s Senior Consultant Amanda Macgregor works with professionals in the accounting sector to set up the perfect match. Get in touch via email at amanda.macgregor@gwgpartners.com.au or by calling 0249 050 130.

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