Richard Start began his accounting career initially working in a small firm in Ballarat. In December 1999, he attained his CPA status and in July 2000 Richard established his own practice - 'Richard Start Accountants'.
His practice grew and with his loyal clients, it was time to move on as he had outgrown using one room within another practice to move into his own premises with a receptionist in August 2003. His own and new office was located at 32 Doveton Street North, Ballarat and boasted comfortable surroundings for both clients and the team.
With his business growing, 10 staff, Richard Start Accountants made the move to a larger building in February 2011 at 9 Creswick Road, Ballarat.
Our newest chapter at Richard Start Accountants has brought us to our new home at 96 Main Road, Bakery Hill. A stark contrast to our gorgeous old Carriers Arms Hotel but with thanks the events of 2020 and the current times with the majority of us working from home and attending appointments via the phone we came to realise the old hotel was no longer suited to our needs.
We look forward to many years here at 96 Main Road.
Richard Start Accountants contributes his growth to recognising the absence of accounting services committed to assisting small businesses. He has developed a niche market to support them with financial services and tax compliance in Ballarat. This is achieved through inspiration and encouragement by our team to help small business owners realise their full potential.
We believe that professional relationships need to be based on mutual trust, support, respect & integrity. We encourage our clients, as a result, to share our beliefs in maintaining high standards of integrity, honesty, professionalism and confidentiality. Communication is also a vital part of the process and we are not just bean counters, we truly believe in our clients as part of our business
This is achieved through involving our clients in the growth of their business, and ours by recognising our relationship.
We take our clients satisfaction personally and are committed to helping them achieve their goals - we look at the business as if it were our own. Each and every team member strives to:
Adopt a personalised service of consistent high quality
Provide expert financial advice and tax technical advice
Achieve best possible results for our clients
Develop each business and effectively manage their tax compliance obligations
Develop a relationship consisting of mutual trust, support, respect and integrity
Being a small business ourselves, we understand the problems faced by our clients. We ourselves are a small business trying to contend with the larger competitors and this demonstrates to the clients that we have a relationship with them that goes a lot further than simply completing their accounting
To be recognized by clients, employees and industry professionals as a leading accounting firm in Ballarat by offering a full range of financial services and tax solutions.
We are committed to our clients and we believe our responsibility is to be valued by our employees and customers, respected by our competitors and acknowledged for our technical expertise. Our employees are proud to be a part of Richard Start Accountants and are committed to developing a relationship with our clients where we treat your business as our own.