Hello! Welcome to The Empire

Empire Accountants was established by partners Beth Hodge and Luke Gozzard in 2015 who wanted to breathe new life into the accounting industry.

Like all growing businesses, since then we’ve welcomed some changes. Leonard Jiang has been with Empire since 2016 and joined us in partnership in 2020. We have a brilliant team of 10 that you can meet below, which includes our latest edition to the family, Empire Bookkeeping.

Who is The Empire?

We’re a group of people truly passionate about seeing our clients do well.

The team at Empire Accountants are collectively focused on creating a supportive and reliable environment so that our clients feel safe to ask questions, trust us to always act on their best interests and provide them with accurate, timely advice.

Our Mission

Empire’s mission is to empower our clients to build successful businesses through education, reliable taxation advice and genuine care.

Our Vision

All businesses operating with positive cashflow, focused goals and growth.

Our Philosophy

“The more informed you are, the better your decisions will be”
  • "...I cannot praise Empire Accountants more highly. Their professionalism, attention to detail and fabulous team have been absolutely incredible while we have transitioned the Association's entity as well as moved into the electronic accounting space in the past six months. Highly recommended if you want to work with a supportive, knowledgeable and proactive company..."  

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THE EMPIRE TEAM

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  • BETH HODGE
    BETH HODGE PARTNER

    Beth holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy and Management) and Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting. Beth’s specialties include business advisory, accounting and taxation services for small businesses and not for profit organisations. 

  • LUKE GOZZARD
    LUKE GOZZARD PARTNER

    Luke is a Certified Practising Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Financial Planning).  Luke’s specialities include Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, advising small to medium size businesses, business restructures and cash flow management. 

  • Leonard Jiang
    Leonard Jiang PARTNER

    Leonard is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow member of the Tax Institute of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from QUT. Leonard’s specialties include business structures & asset protection, property development and accounting & taxation services for foreign entities.

  • LAURA STAUDER
    LAURA STAUDER ACCOUNTANT

    Laura is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Batchelor of Arts in Media Communication and Economics and a Master of Professional Accounting. Laura’s specialties include accounting, taxation services and advice for small businesses. Outside of her role with Empire Accountants is the deputy chair of the Qld Young Professionals of CPA Australia.

  • HARRY AGGARWAL
    HARRY AGGARWAL ACCOUNTANT

    Harry has a Master of Professional Accounting and Business Administration. Harry’s specialities include accounting and taxation services for a range of SME business and Self-Managed-Super Funds.

  • MATTHEW BOOTH
    MATTHEW BOOTH ACCOUNTANT

    Matt is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). With over 8 years’ experience in small business accounting, Matt has worked within multiple industries from local government to primary production and professional services.

  • KATE HERLIHY
    KATE HERLIHY OFFICE MANAGER

    Kate has been working within small businesses in a range of different roles for 10 years. Kate’s role within Empire Accountants is to ensure that all administrative bases are covered from a client support and internal functionality role, as well as assisting in the management of business development activities.

     

  • Emily Hose
    Emily Hose RECEPTIONIST

    Emily is the newest member of our Empire family and is here to assist in ensuring our clients are well looked after from the first point of contact. Emily assists with all internal administration, client support, ATO liaison and inhouse events co-ordination.

  • NATASHA SPACKMAN
    NATASHA SPACKMAN SENIOR BOOKKEEPER

    Natasha Spackman is a Senior Bookkeeper registered with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. Natasha has worked as a bookkeeper for SME’s since 2005 and has experienced both the old and new ways of bookkeeping.  Natasha’s passion lies heavily in using technology to best service her clients in finding fit for purpose solutions.

  • MEL HETHERTON
    MEL HETHERTON BOOKKEEPER

    Mel has been with Empire Accountants as our trusty back of house bookkeeper since 2015 looking after Xero files for our small business and not for profit clients. Mel comes from a small business background herself so has a vast knowledge of on the job experience is integral to helping our clients with their everyday bookkeeping needs.

Our in-house bookkeepers are able to add value to the operation of your small business, whether it be Xero support, payroll, reconciling or complete account management. Learn more about our bookkeeping services over at Empire Bookkeeping

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