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.
Duane Smith Director - Stream Psychology September 18, 2019
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.
Shane Roberts Director - Funky Monkey Bars September 18, 2019
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 Pangiarella Principal - Loop Advisory July 1, 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 Stanley Director - Highway Cars and Commercials June 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 Jones Managing Director - CMS Engineering June 29, 2015