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The Best Chartered Accountants in Canberra


Working with a chartered accountant can give you total peace of mind that your personal or business finances are in safe hands. With an international designation and three years of post-graduate study behind them, chartered accountants expertly perform tasks like auditing, financial reporting, and taxation.

If you are on the hunt for a top-quality, reliable chartered accountant in the Canberra region, you’ve landed in the right place. We asked Canberra locals to share their trusted chartered accountants, and the results are in.

In this article, we reveal the top three chartered accounts in Canberra. Let’s get right into it.

What makes a reliable chartered accountant?

Not sure what, exactly, you want out of your chartered accountant? Not to worry. We suggest keeping an eye out for the following must-have traits:

  • Years of experience. A chartered accountant with years of experience in the industry knows the ins and outs of your financial obligations and can help you identify possible financial opportunities.
  • An eye for detail. Accurate accounting is all in the details. The best chartered accountants in the business are detail-oriented and meticulous in their work.
  • An understanding of your personal or business goals. Whether you need an accountant for your personal or business finances, they should have a clear understanding of your goals. That way, they can help you cover your bases and take steps toward making those goals a reality.
  • Fairly priced. The best accountants are fairly priced. They don’t overcharge for their services and offer exceptional value for money.

The top chartered accountants in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Now, let’s introduce the top accountants Canberra locals recommend.

Vivid Chartered Accountants

Customer service is the heart of Vivid Chartered Accountants. They work closely with their valued clients to grasp the bigger picture, allowing them to deliver innovation, time-saving, and cost-saving solutions. Vivid Chartered Accountants are not stereotypical accountants. They are problem solvers. And they’ll do whatever it takes to ensure you are meeting your financial obligations without becoming bogged down by stacks upon stacks of paperwork.

Accrue Chartered Accountants

Since 1988, Accrue Chartered Accountants has provided quality, practical solutions to clients in the Canberra region. Their work goes far beyond the standard taxation and accounting services. They help you improve your business, so you can make better decisions and improve your overall performance.


For more than three decades, RSM’s Canberra-based team of accountants and advisors have helped individuals and businesses tackle their financial responsibilities and obligations. Committed to building genuine relationships with their clients, RSM works to understand your unique goals and aspirations. That way, they can help you take advantage of financial opportunities, so you can free up valuable time to do what matters to you the most. Their experienced team can help you or your business by reducing costs, mitigating risks, and improving organisation efficiency.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Do you work with a chartered accountant in the Canberra region? Share your experience in the comments area below.

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10 Responses to The Best Chartered Accountants in Canberra
deejay 10:05 am 22 Feb 12

If you don’t mind travelling, I can’t speak highly enough of Ian Bain in Goulburn. Alternatively, if you’re after good quality financial advice and not specifically for tax agent/accounting services, Scott Malcolm at Money Mechanics in Civic is brilliant.

MightyJoe 11:00 am 22 Feb 12

Tauben Schlag & Associates

BethiePrice 11:41 am 22 Feb 12

Hadrill Accountants in North Lyneham, specialises in Investment returns too. My partner and I went and can highly recommend them. No farting around and got a great return.

Deref 12:18 pm 22 Feb 12

Andrew Maroc & Associates in Lyneham are excellent.

dph 1:30 pm 22 Feb 12

Why is it the accountants fault that you don’t get a large return?

qbngeek 1:39 pm 22 Feb 12

dph said :

Why is it the accountants fault that you don’t get a large return?

Why is it that people think they are entitled to a tax refund at all? Normally the same people who whine that government services aren’t good enough.

Jasmine_Keene 4:48 pm 23 Feb 12

Try Nexis Accountants & Business Advisors in Belconnen. They did mine and they got me 98% of my tax back for me. Ripper!!

Roadrage77 11:43 am 07 Aug 12

MightyJoe said :

Tauben Schlag & Associates

-1 for Taubenschlag. The practically doubled their fees from my last return, very poor value indeed.

Madam Cholet 1:19 pm 07 Aug 12

On the recommndation of a someone who posted on a similar thread on RA some time a go, I used Tony Hanrahan from Australian Management Consultants. Very down to earth, wants the best outcome, no messing around. Already got one substantial return back. Handy for me as they are in the same building too!

colourful sydney racing identity 2:28 pm 07 Aug 12

Jasmine_Keene said :

Try Nexis Accountants & Business Advisors in Belconnen. They did mine and they got me 98% of my tax back for me. Ripper!!

I doubt that.

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