At Starfish, we do so much more than just sorting out your numbers. We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our clients. It’s the best way to help you and your business thrive: sitting down together, getting to know you and creating a safe environment to talk about whatever’s on your mind.

Sure, filing tax returns and maintaining clean books are essential in any business. But we also want to know what’s going on in your life and what you really want to get out of your business. 

We want to hear your wins, your worries, and what motivates you to get out of bed every day. Once we know this, we can give you the right advice at the right time to reach your goals.


If we know your goals, we can create a personalised plan of action

There’s no one-size-fits-all definition of a successful business. For some, success looks like making enormous profits. For others, it’s having more free time to spend with family. That’s why it’s so important to keep us in the loop and let us know if anything changes. 

We’ve seen clients go through all stages of life with their needs and goals changing over time. When we know where you want to go, we can make sure you’re getting the right level of support and that forges a path to get you there.

  • For example, if you’re planning on starting a family soon, you might just want your business to pay the bills and help you live a relaxed lifestyle. Once we know that, we can implement the right systems in your business to give you a hands-off approach.
  • On the other hand, if your goal is to buy a holiday home on the coast, we can help you save the funds for purchase and find the best tax savings in the process. Our team will be cheering you on all the way, until you’re in your new garden breathing in the Cornish sea breeze.
  • It may be the case you just want things to tick along and not have any stress from your business. We can help you plan for the future and provide a feel of what lies ahead, so you never have to worry about surprises.


No matter how big or small your goals are, we want to know!

Whether it’s buying a house or a new sofa, we want to hear it all. Even if it seems entirely unrelated to your work, it’s likely your business can be used as a vehicle to get there. 

Is your dream to spend two months travelling around Australia? We’ll work out how your business can provide the necessary funds and free time to make it possible, so you’re cuddling koalas in no time.


If you’re thinking about retirement, let us know as early as possible

Even if retirement is 10 years away, we can start preparing your business to make sure you get the very best sale price when it’s time to step away. 

There are lots of things that need to be put in place to secure the highest value for your business and the earlier we start this process, the more you’ll get from the sale to fund your lifestyle when you retire. 

We’ll look at:

  • Making sure Companies House filings are prepped for sale
  • Documenting processes to increase value
  • Reducing spending in areas that could decrease value
  • Bringing in someone else to prove the business can run without you 


If you let us know early, we can change the right things at the right time. Otherwise, there’s the danger of waiting too close to the sale and not getting the maximum valuation for your business.


If we’re not the right people to help you with a specific goal, we’ll refer you to someone who can

Sometimes, you might need expertise that we’re not best placed to provide. From estate agents to legal experts, we’ll try our best to put you in contact with the support you need. So even if you think we might not be able to help, it’s always worth letting us know your goals!


Find an accountant who goes beyond the numbers

To get the most out of your business, you need an accountant you feel truly comfortable with. 

You can come to us with whatever’s on your mind; we’ll sit down with a good cuppa and work out a plan to get you to where you want to be. If that sounds like your kind of style, book a friendly chat with us.