Helping your business grow

Working with startups and high growth SMEs
Bookkeeping & Accounting | Payroll | TaxR&D and grants | CFOValuation

Affordable cloud-based services
+ expert advice for your business

We get startups and high growth businesses. Here’s how we can take the smaller
things off your hands and help you with the bigger things too.

Bookkeeping
& Payroll

We can set you up or take it all off your hands. Your people will be paid. Your accounting done. Government obligations met. Easy. 

Tax
Services

You’ve got better things to do than tax. But we haven’t. Plus, we can help you with tax-efficient structuring and overseas expansion.

R&D
and grants

We can help you get government grants and R&D tax benefits, including R&D forward funding to get the cash back in advance. Winning.

Virtual
CFO

Financial modelling, capital raising support, valuations, strategic advice … all the essentials for growth, funding and success.

We scale with you.

And you’ll always know what you’ll get and what it will cost.

The word on the street … 

… is that we’re great! You can take our word for it but it’s probably better coming from our clients.

Richard Kavanagh

“Having Standard Ledger’s CFO support has been extremely valuable in accessing funding.”

Richard Kavanagh

Co-founder

Piiq Digital

Shannon Gilleland

"It just made sense to hand my bookkeeping over to people I trust. It frees up my brain space."

Shannon Gilleland

Co-founder

Pronto Bottle

Shannon Gilleland and her daughter on a swing

Many parents lament the time spent washing baby bottles and sterilising water. For Victorian mum, Shannon Gilleland, the experience sparked her inner entrepreneur.

She set out to develop the world's first self-sterilising baby bottle - no small job. And with so much to do, she needed to find a startup-friendly bookkeeping and accounting practice to handle the day-to-day and provide financial advice.

“It just made sense to hand my bookkeeping over to people I trust, who are very good at communicating with me. It frees up my brain space and time for the tasks I’m more skilled at. That's really important," Shannon said.

“Standard Ledger has also helped us with our cap table, financial projections and valuation. Through working with them I’ve learnt to understand the numbers, which means I’m more empowered when I’m talking to investors and suppliers.”

Shannon Gilleland

Co-founder

Pronto Bottle

Shane Thatcher

"Standard Ledger has been instrumental in helping us formulate our structures and financial models."

Shane Thatcher

Co-founder

Choovie

Choovie Founders

When Choovie co-founders Shane Thatcher and Sonya Stephen decided to disrupt the traditional movie business, they knew they’d need a strong team around them.

“We started using Standard Ledger for our bookkeeping early on and it’s been amazing that I don’t even have to think about that side of things,” Shane said.

“But more so, they’re a financial sounding board for us and they’ve worked with us on all our capital raising, including doing the financial modelling we needed to get our initial investor to back us in the beginning.”

From there, we’ve enjoyed working with Choovie on one of the first successful equity crowdfunding campaigns in Australia. More recently, we worked with them on the rigorous application program for Skalata Ventures.

“Getting into Skalata involved a whole due diligence process, with everything that goes along with that,” Shane said. “I wouldn’t recommend going through it without the right support!”

Shane Thatcher

Co-founder

Choovie

Charlie Hamer

“Standard Ledger developed a financial modelling tool that has been invaluable to our growth.”

Charlie Hamer

CEO

Public Sector Network

 Public Sector Network founder Charlie Hamer

In five short years, Public Sector Network has gone from a small startup to a successful research and events company operating in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and North America.

They came to Standard Ledger early on, looking for an accountant who understood the speed and needs of startups to better service their fast-growing company.

CEO Charlie Hamer said: “We needed the basics - tax, BAS and end-of-year reporting - with startup friendly pricing. We also needed financial modelling and Standard Ledger developed a tool to give us visibility across our cashflow, which provided the clarity and confidence we needed to take things to the next level.”

That level was overseas expansion, which we have been closely involved in.

“The key has been having the right support. Standard Ledger has been instrumental in helping us find the right lawyers and other business partners overseas, as a sounding board for all business decisions and for logistical things like moving money back and forth all the time.”

Charlie Hamer

CEO

Public Sector Network

Kerin Haddon

“With Standard Ledger as our virtual CFO, we achieved an exit beyond what we’d ever hoped.”

Kerin Haddon

Managing Director

Moorabbin Bin Hire

Kerin Haddon

Victorian businesswoman Kerin Haddon was wearing too many hats in her family’s waste management business when she reached out for help.

“We wanted to plan an exit and needed someone to get us to the right level so we could realise the full value of our business,” Kerin said. With our part time CFO service, that value was maximised allowing Kerin, her husband and brother able to achieve a dream exit after living and breathing their business for 25 years.

By introducing technology, regular reporting and making operational changes we worked closely with the owners to professionalise their business and prepare it for sale.

“Standard Ledger guided us through the entire exit process, and handled it all from reaching out to prospective buyers to managing the negotiation and due diligence processes,” Kerin said. “Negotiating a sale like that is intense. We would not have achieved the result we did without Remco’s commercial acumen and cool rational advice.”

Kerin Haddon

Managing Director

Moorabbin Bin Hire

Michelle Nazarri

"We’re a startup, and these guys 'get it' and just get stuff done. They are making the complicated simple."

Michelle Nazarri

CEO

Fonzarelli

The team who’ll make your life easier

Where you can find us

We work in a bunch of great places, mostly startup coworking spaces and accelerators like these.

You can also find us online

The free things

We want you to be in control of your business – financially – because then you can make the best decisions.
So we’ve got a bank of articles, events and resources to help you do that. 

Resources

Handy ebook guides and tools, like a cashflow template, designed to help you help yourself. 

Blog

Got accounting, financial or funding questions? We’ve got the answers on our blog.

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Events

Learn about equity, valuations, startup metrics and more at our free events and workshops.

The talk
The one about how we can work together?

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