Accountant – Hobart’s Most Trusted Advisory Team

Accountant - Hobart's Most Peer Reviewed Accountancy

We provide quality accounting, tax and advisory services to Tasmanians and are
proud of the passion, energy and knowledge that our team possess.

We can assist you in the following areas:

What do accountants do: Our Accountants are an asset to any business or person. Accountants are responsible for analysing, interpreting and reporting on financial matters. Above all else, our Accountants are skilled problem solvers and strategic advisors that can add significant value to both businesses and individuals.

Our Accountants carry out tasks such as:

  • Providing advice on the financial health of a business
  • Reviewing profit and loss statements
  • Ensuring taxes are paid on time
  • Troubleshooting cash flow problems
  • Chasing unpaid invoices

Obviously, a day in the life of our Accountants will vary depending on which clients they're planning see. For instance, our Tax Agents will help people with tax returns and other tax-related matters. This may involve helping our clients maximise their deductions or ensuring tax returns are compliant. On the other hand, our Accountants are responsible for managing financial assets and providing relevant advice. Some of the other questions we get are, what types of accountants are there and what are the duties and responsibilities of an accountant.  There are three main types. Chartered Accountants, Forensic Accountants and Tax Accountants. Here is a small list of accounting duties that are provided.

Chartered accountant: You've probably heard this term numerous times, perhaps in the context of corporate risk planning, but may have wondered what it actually refers to. Chartered accountants take on a variety of roles in the business and finance sector, from providing financial planning and business management services to carrying out audits. They are members of a professional accounting body

Forensic accountants: This role overlaps somewhat with that of the chartered accountant, who in addition to the above responsibilities also does some forensic accounting. They work in the context of imminent or ongoing litigation or disputes, using their skills to track down missing funds and other discrepancies. Like forensic experts on a crime show, they're investigators whose work has to be of a standard fit for a court of law, and they often deal with individuals or firms who have committed white collar crime, but can also be deployed in messy divorces.

Tax accountants: This one is fairly self-explanatory. Tax accountants are experts in the Australian taxation system, and have a broad base of knowledge that extends from individuals to different businesses across a range of industries. With this expertise, they can advise you on what you can do to keep the amount of tax you pay to an absolute minimum, and assist with issues like mergers and acquisitions.

  • Scanlon Richardson Financial Group are incredibly reliable and diligent accountants

  • We are regularly recognised as being the best and also closest to large number of people in Hobart

  • Our clients give us great feedback allowing us to provide good, quality and fair advice

  • We are one of the most highly reviewed and rated accountant practices in Hobart

  • We're recommended by a lot of our clients as fair and friendly service accountant

  • We support a large amount of Small Business owners throughout Hobart Tasmania

We can assist you in the following areas:

  • Small business accounting & tax services (SMEs)
  • Large proprietary companies
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds
  • High net worth individuals
  • Individuals – both local & non-residents
  • Trusts
  • Partnerships
  • Soletraders


  • Bookkeeping services
  • Compliance services
  • BAS and IAS returns
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • Fringe Benefits Tax
  • ASIC annual returns



Testimonial 6

We have been using the services of Scanlon Richardson accounting firm for the past 3 years and are extremely happy with their service. Our accountant Scott Knuckey is an absolute wizard when it comes to numbers. The team at Scanlon work together ensuring our tax returns are always correct and on time. We recommend them without hesitation.

Franklin River Rafting

Testimonial 5

This accounting firm have looked after our personal and business accounting requirements since Scott joined the team and we haven't looked back. Their expertise is second to none, yet still keep the experience personable, casual and professional. If you require assistance with a tax return, bookkeeping services, BAS assistance, trust & superannuation fund management for any one or size business - I highly recommended an accountant at Scanlon Richardson Financial Group.

Testimonial 4

We have used Scanlon Richardson Financial Group for several years now for both our personnel taxation as well as our business accounting. Over the past few years we have also used them for financial advice and have been very happy with all aspects of their team. Terry, Alistair and Matt and their collective team have always been easily accessible and freely available . We would recommend anybody to sit down with them if they were looking for great accounting and financial services.

Testimonial 3

The team at Scanlon Richardson really know their stuff! We use both their accounting and financial planning services and have for years. Their advice is professional and friendly and delivered in a manner that we can understand. We have a great relationship with our accountant and use his services be it for our personal and business tax return or business planning. No hesitation in recommending this accounting firm.

Testimonials 2

I have been using Scanlon Richardson Financial Group for the last 3 years for initial company set, EOFY returns, BAS statements, monthly P&L sanity checks plus a whole lot more. I have found their service to be exceptional and very quick to respond. I would recommend them to any small business looking for an accounting firm that won't blow the budget.

testimonial 1

I have dealt with SRFG for the past 7 years, during which time they have provided me with excellent support in all areas of tax and advice. Their responsiveness, professionalism, and value for money are beyond compare. Trusting them to do what they are good at gives me the freedom to do what I’m good at.

Chandlers Nursery