[business owners]

[Get on Top of Your Taxes]

You didn't go into business to worry about tax.  We work with business owners to get them - and keep them -  up to date with their taxes and on the front foot with the ATO.

Know what you're paying, why, and when it's due.

[Small Business Accounting Services]

If you’re a small business owner in the Brisbane or Sydney area, you may not like the idea of signing up with a large accountancy firm where you’re just a little fish in a big pond. As your local small business accounting experts, Watson & Watt’s aim to help small businesses to grow and prosper with a range of small business consulting and small business accountancy that are tailored to meet your needs.

Operating as the accounting function of your business, Watson & Watt can provide an array of financial management and accounting services. Our business accountants slot right in as your own fully fledged accountancy team, embedding ourselves within the business as if it were our own.

Small Business Tax Accountants Are Necessary

As small business tax accountants, we can manage all your legalities, we are a certified BAS agent and SMSF administrators offering tax return filing and financial statement preparation.  We’ll also play a key role in directing plans for business growth, serving as your personal business advisors in Brisbane, advising on how you can best maximise ROI on your business, identifying key opportunities for cost savings and areas of maximum profitability.

Save when you switch your accountancy to Watson & Watt

The core reason why small business owners tackle accountancy and financial management tasks is in a bid to save on costs. However, time and time again, this cost-cutting effort has proven to be a costly mistake for SMEs and ultimately a key contributor to their downfall.

Without the expertise of a CPA tax accountant, you risk falling behind on supplier payments, missing out on invoices, improper management of cash flow, payroll errors and incorrect tax returns can lead to a major financial headache, not to mention damage relationship with employees, suppliers, investors and other stakeholders. Failure to keep up with financial compliance presents even further issue, including the threat of costly penalties.

How Our Tax Accountants Can Assist Small Businesses

Small business owners operate as the ultimate multi-taskers, wearing many “hats” – sales, operations, marketing, H.R., purchasing, administration, finance and accounting. That’s a lot for anyone to handle. In fact, it’s juggling all of these various components of a small business that can ultimately lead to a business suffering.

In particular, it’s the management of the financial side of the business which causes the ultimate heartache. Our small business tax accounts can help you.

Keeping up with supplier payments, chasing invoices, issuing the correct tax payments, maintaining cash flow and ensuring compliance with financial legislation is a troubling and tiresome task for any small business owner, especially for those without any financial background.

At Watson & Watt, the leading provider of small business accounting Brisbane and the wider area has to offer, we want to take this headache and hardship away from you. As your small company accountants, we can take care of all your financial and small business accountancy requirements, bolting on a full team of certified accountants to your business.

What does that mean for you? Well, you’re free to focus on what you do best, driving your business forward. You lose the strain and worry of keeping your house in order in terms of financial management and compliance and can concentrate all of your energy into increasing sales and expanding operations instead. You free up personal time to spend with family and friends. You’re no longer drowning in financial figures and paperwork.

In the long run, you can save significantly by placing your accountancy tasks in the safe hands of the leading provider of small business accounting services; that’s us - Watson & Watt.

By outsourcing your accounting needs and using our team as your personal financial consultants, you can ensure there are no costly financial mistakes made. With your financials in order, your business is best positioned for growth. A healthy financial position enables expansion, attracts investors and keeps everyone happy.

We are more than business accountants

Few industries ever stay the exact same as the world changes. Small business accountancy is no different. Things have changed dramatically in one sense, given the prevalence of cloud-based software and wonderful technology that make the once menial tasks that much easier to manage. However, the process of great bookkeeping remains the same and in the hands of a capable professional can achieve a lot for any business.

There’s no task that we cannot manage or provide advice on. Using the latest in technology and software, we can streamline mundane tasks like business bookkeeping and payroll and invoice and payment tracking, ensuring that we always have time free to provide advice on key financial matters like cashflow and financial targets.

Accounting for small business owners is something that they likely have little time for but appreciate that it is a necessary part of their duties. However, here at Watson & Watt, we believe in letting entrepreneurs get on with doing the things that they are best at doing. We have extensive experience working with passionate people just like you and throughout Australia have delivered a level of service that is second to none.

We grew up in small businesses and have first-hand experience, which means that you not only get a highly qualified and experienced accountant but someone that understands all-too-well the pitfalls and opportunities that exist for your budding enterprise. Too many small businesses fail in Australia in the absence of good business advice and that’s what you can gain from us.

Watson & Watt Rated One Of the Top Accounting Companies

If you are someone that typically peruses their books every day, or at least once a week, then your mind is most likely primed to make the best use of your cash. As such, since you’ve managed to complete the books once already, you may feel that the services of an accountant are unnecessary. However, bear in mind that accounting companies bring a whole lot more to the table than just number crunching.

For small business owners, accounting is a time-demanding exercise. Your days are jam-packed already and if you have any prior experience completing accounts, then you fully appreciate just how much of your free time they can eat into. With the assistance of the team here at Watson & Watt, you can get all of that time back. We look after your bookkeeping, tax returns and keep tabs on all financial statements. What’s more, we work with you to forecast effective business planning.

Some small business accountancy calculations are relatively straightforward, whereas others are much more complex. The problem is, an accounting mistake can cost you a lot of money in revenue fees, which could prove fatal to your business. As taxation experts, you can trust that we will keep your books in perfect order so that you not only limit your tax returns but free up money and avoid any unwanted fees.

One of the key benefits that we deliver for our clients is a reduction in unnecessary expenses that are a drain on their finances. This proves crucial when you want to expand your business. Our watchful presence affords you the luxury of spending only what you need to in order to achieve your goals.

We Can Be Your Small Business Accountancy

At Watson & Watt, we believe that the owner of a business should focus their attention on doing the things that they do best. Small business accounting is our strong suit and we enjoy nothing more than engaging with new clients during a FREE 30-minute consultation to show them just how much more they could achieve with our assistance.

If you want to gain back the time that you spend keeping your books in order, and if you are keen to limit expenses, reduce your tax bills and tap into a world of business advice that can help you grow year-to-year, then now is the time to get in touch with our team.

[Who are we?]

We know you're not Googling accountants for fun.  

You're here because you're not getting the advice, service or help you want.  

Maybe you're just starting out, or maybe you've been doing whatever it is you do for years.  Either way you're looking for an accountant that will be right for your business.

There's thousands of accountants you can work with, and of course we do all the usual stuff you'd expect from an accountant like financial statements, tax returns, fringe benefits tax, Business Activity Statements, tax planning and more.  

There's nothing special about any of that, so how are we different?

Honestly we're not for everyone - and not everyone is for us.

If you're looking for a super serious, iron your undies bean counter - we're not it.

If you're looking for down to earth, practical people, who believe you can have a personality and still be professional - then we're in with a shot. Because all tax accountants can do a tax return - it's the relationship you have with your advisor that matters.

More than filing in forms

We've got more to offer to businesses than just filing in forms.  We work with business owners to set a tax strategy, and then implement it.    But to plan your taxes we need to know you, whether you want to reinvest in the business, take more cash off the table for your personal life or start a whole new business. Once we know what you want to do, we work with you to do it in the most tax effective manner.

A Safe Set of Hands

The right accountant for you is the one you trust. You should be able to trust they will get your tax returns, Business Activity Statements, and Fringe Benefits taxes lodged on time and correctly.  You shouldn't have to second guess whether they've got your affairs under control. You've got enough to do running your business, you shouldn't have to worry about your accountant too.

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What we offer

Up To Date & Squeaky Clean With The ATO

Getting behind on your taxes can bury you.  We work hard to get you up to date and on the front foot with the ATO. That means no more worrying about what's due, when and how much. 

Direct Access To Experienced Advisors

We're a small team, and all our clients enjoy working directly with the most experienced advisors. That means you're only a call or email away from the help you need.

Practical & Straight Talking Advice

We give it to you straight, in plain English.  Whether it's changes in the legislation, or how transactions are taxed, we're focused on how it practically effects you and yours.

We Know The People You Need To Know

We've forged a network of people we trust.  So whether you need a lawyer, mortgage broker, paint manufacturer or anything in between, chances we know one.

See How Easily You Can [Get on Top of Your Taxes]

We specialise in making life easier for business owners by taking control of their accounting and tax needs.  See how we can make your life easier too. 

About our team

We're for business owners.  The ones who had a dream and are out there trying to build it day after day.  The ones who won't settle for anything less than achieving that dream, and the ones who are ready, willing and able to do the hard work necessary.....

kevin wiegand


Thank you so much for rescuing me

"I'm so much happier having Watson & Watt in my corner. No word of a lie.

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[Stay On Top of Your Taxes]

By taking control of your lodgement program we keep you on track and up to date year in, year out. Here's how we make it easy.


For those who just need a bit of help or don't have the time to keep their records up to date.  We process transactions weekly, so you'll always know where you're up to.

Business Activity Statements

More than just a click of a button from your software, we check your transactions and do some checks and balances to ensure you're only paying what you need to.

Financial Statements & Tax Returns

The main course of accounting and tax, this is where we prepare profit and loss and balance sheet, overlay the tax legislation and put all that into the right places in your tax return.

Tax Planning

Tax isn't a mystery.  We know how it's calculated and we know when it's due, so say goodbye to surprise tax bills

Happy Customers

We are SO glad we switched accountants and began using Watson & Watt. Nathan has been incredible from the start, we could not recommend more highly. Also, with all the confusion regarding COVID-19 and businesses, Nathan has been on top of it from day one, and has guided us through a difficult time and make it so much easier and less stressful to navigate. We're so grateful for all the assistance and information provided.

Angela Honeywell

The Happy Goods Co

Nathan knows his stuff.  Easy to talk to, happy to help wherever necessary and most importantly, is a fantastic accountant.  Highly recommend!

Laz Smith

Apero Label

Watson & Watt have been helping us right from the start.  He has helped us get our structure right, set up companies, sort out our taxes and BAS and assist us with all our Xero questions.  He gives us practical advice and avoids all the jargon and complication.  Having Watson & Watt as our advisors just makes life easier.

Adam Hankinson

F45 Chermside



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