Francis A Jones has a long Fremantle history and a deep connection with its businesses, community and people. From our humble beginnings more than 90 years ago, we have grown into a Fremantle mainstay, respected by our clients both far and wide.
A suite of services designed to help you grow your business and plan its future. Start with a free business insight questionnaire to see how we can help you.
Francis A Jones has a limited financial services license, so we can help you create and manage your own self-managed super fund.
Tax minimisation is your right, and our tax professionals’ understanding of tax ensures you comply with the ATO’s requirements without paying too much. Having us liaise with the tax department on your behalf takes the stress out of it for you.
Our registered company auditor and the auditing team are fast, efficient and thorough. Specialising in NFPs, clubs and associations, schools and trust account audits.
Secure the loan you need to buy a home, investment property, for business purposes or any other need. We find the best deal for you.
Leave the time-consuming, boring but essential task of daily accounts maintenance to us. Our professional bookkeeping team has the latest technology and tax knowledge.
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Most of our team measure their service at Francis A Jones in decades rather than years. You deal with the same accountant – someone who knows and understands your business – all the time.
Our team brings extensive qualifications and experience in every aspect of accountancy and management to your business. From bookkeeping to strategic planning, our expertise is second to none.
Our accountants utilise the latest in accounting and business management technology, from cloud-based services to data collection and analysis programs that assist you in everything from compliance to planning.
As Fremantle’s largest accounting firm, we offer the complete range of services – personal services such as individual tax returns and self-managed super funds, business services ranging from corporate compliance to business finance and accounting, and organisational services such as auditing, charity set-up and focused strategic planning.
‘Where people count’ is not just a slogan, it’s the core of our service ethic. Because our people establish long term relationships with our clients, we take your business success personally. We believe that an accountant’s job is to create wealth for our clients, not to add to the cost of business, so our goal is to add value with everything we do.
When you need smart, well-resourced guidance and ‘outside the box’ thinking, we’re ready to take on any challenge. We can help on both a tactical and a strategic level, and we offer uniquely informed objective views of the issues you’re dealing with. We love solving problems and we’re good at it. We don’t ever take the easy way out.
Francis A Jones have been our accountants for the past 30 years.
During that period of time we have been in several businesses mainly in the retail sector but have also had them mange all of our personal and SMSF accounting as well.
We have consulted them on many occasions and their knowledge and expertise on all aspects of accounting has been invaluable to us both in business and our personal life. They are always readily accessible whenever we need accounting advice and would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who requires a trustworthy and experienced accountant.
Julie and Barry WarwickRetired business ownersJune 29, 2015
Our experiences with FAJ as our business accountant for over 20 years has proven to be a huge success. They are very reliable, professional, easily contactable, and deliver a full range of services in a pleasant and helpful manner. We would recommend FAJ to any business owner.
Colin and Jacky HillRetired business ownersJune 29, 2015
Francis A Jones have taken care of everything for me for more than 15 years. Whether it’s financial, superannuation or personal, I know I can turn to FAJ and it will be done. This takes the pressure off so I can get on with enjoying life. The difference at FAJ, whether you talk to a partner or any other team member, is that they care at a personal level, and you can tell this as soon as you walk through the door.
Susan GaleRetired business ownerJune 23, 2015
Three generations of our family have relied on FAJ for more than 40 years to take care of our financial affairs. Through that period the team at FAJ have proven themselves to be of high quality, knowledgeable, accessible and responsive to our family business accounting, tax and structuring needs.
More importantly though, Mike McGrath has become more than just our Accountant. He has worked with our family personally for 20 years and through that period has become a trusted and respected advisor. Mike has been there in our most complex times, assisting my parents with their financial affairs during retirement, helping to set up my own business with an appropriate structure, and in particular helping administer the wills and estates of my parents.
As a consultant who works with families and small businesses at times, I sometimes have the opportunity to compare the skills and services of external accountants and accounting firms and I can say that Mike’s attention to detail and care for his clients is second to none.
Lui PangiarellaPrincipal - Loop AdvisoryJuly 1, 2015
We are happy to recommend FAJ to any business or company looking for outstanding advice. As a Fremantle company, they have made a major contribution to the South Fremantle Football Club through our partnership over many years. Their service and advice in many different key areas of our organisation has always been first class and we are proud to say they have proved to be a valuable asset for the Bulldogs.
Stuart KempCEO - South Fremantle Football ClubJune 29, 2015
FAJ have been our external accountants since the company was established in 1992. Over the years they have provided us with a range of accountancy services in a professional and friendly manner, which together with their attention to detail has created the strong relationship that we enjoy today.
Richard JonesManaging Director - CMS EngineeringJune 29, 2015
We’re happy to recommend FAJ as an independent auditor. Over a number of years they’ve provided an excellent service – timely, professional and very approachable. Their knowledge of our sector and our needs provides a level of confidence in our relationship.
We started our engineering company just before the GFC, which was a testing time for many a small business. Our accountant, Adrian Wardlaw from FAJ, was instrumental in ensuring we not only survived but thrived. Adrian’s extensive knowledge and frank advice has helped steer our business to substantial and continued growth and success. Adrian’s dedicated support and guidance is one of our most valuable business resources to date. We would recommend FAJ to any business who sees value in trustworthy and educated accountancy and financial services.
Annalea PeartDirector - Pure Engineering Pty LtdJune 26, 2015
We run a chain of medical clinics. Several years ago we asked Ben Paganoni of Francis A Jones to look after the accounts for our Perth based business. Within two years he was looking after all of our national business from his base in Perth. He has successfully helped us navigate a complicated partial buyout and his advice was well researched and helped us maximise our position during these negotiations.
We have found Ben and FAJ to be more than an accountancy practice. They have become a true business partner in every sense of the word. Their advice has helped us grow our business quickly whilst avoiding many of the pitfalls along the way.
We would highly recommend both Ben Paganoni and FAJ.
Steve SimpsonDirector - Perth CPAP and APSSJune 29, 2015
My accountant Adrian has helped me through a lot of ups and downs that my business goes through. He knows my business so well that I think of Francis A Jones as a business partner, and not just my accountants. I often need to run ideas past him or for some technical advice which he is more than happy to answer for me. If he is not available there is always someone else at FAJ that helps out. They offer a great level of service and I cannot thank them enough for the professional manner in which they help me to deal with company decisions.
Jordan StanleyDirector - Highway Cars and CommercialsJune 29, 2015
We have had a relationship with FAJ for over 10 years. They have provided a full range of services over those years and we have enjoyed a good relationship. I have found relationships in business such as these highly valuable and the personal service provided by FAJ has been an asset to our operations.
Funky Monkey Bars meets with Mark at Francis A Jones once a month to not only review the financials but also to talk about the big picture. It’s so valuable to have a third party who knows the numbers but is also strategically focused on our business. Mark has the business experience and is a great sounding board on all aspects of our business from Research and Development through to Human Resources.
Financial transparency of where you are now and where you are going is paramount in managing your businesses liquidity , cash management and funding requirements. Francis A Jones provides comprehensive projections and actuals which help us proactively manage any peaks and dips in our cash flow.
Business planning and strategy when your business starts to grow is critical. With so much going on its easy to lose your way and not stop and smell the roses. FAJ help us to stop and look at the big picture which provides us with clarity and purpose as we navigate a growing business with so many moving parts.
As a not for profit community organisation we are subject to sector specific reporting to satisfy stakeholder reporting requirements. We engaged Francis A Jones as auditors due to their knowledge and experience in working in the not for profit area. This relationship commenced in 2009 where we remain as a client today.
We have found the audit preparations carried out and procedures performed during the on-site process, are both thorough and efficient whilst generating minimal disruption to our everyday operations.
Richard FosterCEO - Melville Cares IncJune 29, 2015
Adrian Wardlaw and the team at Francis A Jones have been instrumental in our business’ success over the past 5 years. The bookkeeping package has freed us up from administration, accounting and reporting to allow us to get on with our core business of providing quality psychological care to our clients. The regular Strategic Business Meetings with Adrian have been focused on keeping our business growing and on track, identifying non profitable contract margins, reducing overheads and unwanted business costs and planning for future business demands. I would recommend Adrian and FAJ to any business that requires a professional service to reduce the stress and worry of keeping up with accounting, reports, BAS requirements and needs assistance in getting a “helicopter view” of their business in going forward.
I have worked closely with FAJ for more than 10 years. They have worked closely with me to understand my business and have continued to look for ways to make the management of my tax and accounting as efficient as possible.
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