Who We Are

We work with growing small businesses to improve profits, boost cashflow and reduce tax.

OUR STORY

I started JD Scott + co with a belief that small business deserved more from their accountant than just their compliance work. 

My career has taken me full circle, from working with small businesses to advising some of the world’s biggest corporations.

During that journey, I learned a lot about how the world’s most successful companies are run. I also learned that many small busineses are badly served by their accountants, who act more like compliance chopshops than true business partners.

I am determined to change that.

So in 2020 I started JD Scott + co, with the belief that, by using your existing accounting data, we can help you become more profitable, imporove cashflow and reduce tax.

Your Team

Meet our highly qualified and experienced professionals who build workable solutions for your business.

James Scott

Managing Director

BBUs, MA, GDip Applied Finance,
Chartered Accountant

My vision in establishing JD Scott & Co was to provide clients with effective solutions to the real problems they faced, and not the ones consultants told them they had. Too many accounting firms have been operating the same way for too long; clipping tickets on compliance work but not actually providing useful advice for their clients. I’m determined to change that. With over 20 years of experience in accounting, tax and advisory, I bring a unique perspective to my client’s needs.

“Business resources are scarce – they shouldn’t be blown on simple accounting and tax compliance. We help business reduce compliance costs and reinvest the saving in advice that makes you money.”

From the beginning of my career, I’ve been instrumental in assisting SME’s with their tax and accounting. Helping businesses to improve cashflow and become more profitable has always motivated me to offer tailored strategies for success.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

+ Accounting
+ SME tax and advisory
+ Treasury and cashflow
+ Growth strategy
+ Financial controls and reporting

SECTOR EXPERIENCE

+ Financial Services
+ Professional services
+ Marketing and advertising
+ Family owned SME’s
+ Food and beverage industries
+ HNWI tax arrangements

Jonathan Rintoul

Tax Consultant

I am an experienced corporate tax professional, having worked with EY for 24 years, including 10 as a partner. With a broad range of experiences as an advisor to ASX, private, government and foreign owned entities in the context of structuring, transactions, financing, dispute resolution, tax reform and compliance engagements is complemented by a 2 year full time secondment to BHP Billiton.

I pride myself on ensuring we get the right answers for our clients. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

+ Corporate tax
+ Tax consulting
+ Small business tax

Arathee Easswarakumar

Arathee Easswarakumar

Accountant

LLB, BBus (Accounting) - completing in 2023

I am  a knowledgeable junior accountant at JD Scott and Co, who displays enthusiasm and passion when working with clients. As a full-time student studying Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Bachelor of Law at University of Technology Sydney, I have learnt to balance work and university commitments, alongside her social goals and personal well-being. I am interested in travelling, playing competitive board games, and experiencing new things.

 

I am driven to ensure clients needs are at the forefront of any business, and present great communication, inclusivity and a continually desire to help. Having resided in Canada for majority of my, I take a great deal of pride in getting to know individuals to a deep extent, rather than on a surface level. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

+ Accounting
+ Xero
+ Individual income tax returns

Leanne Morter-Grant

Bookkeeper

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Xero Advisor Certified and Xero Payroll Certified Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Arts – Psychology​

If you need a numbers expert in your corner, I’m passionate about interpreting data, and operating to tight timelines so that we can provide you with useful information and meet important deadlines

Numbers are my thing, and I’m genuinely motivated by deep diving into them and developing systems to help you better manage them. As a highly organised bookkeeper, I bring strong attention to detail to all my client’s work.

I leverage the latest technologies for efficient bookkeeping processes so that the focus we give your numbers offers straightforward systems and reporting.

Real time and accurate financial information and forecasting is critical for you in running and managing your business effectively and efficiently. I’m relentless when it comes to accurate information and insights beyond the numbers.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

+ Bookkeeping 
+ Payroll 
+ BAS / GST

YOU CAN BE CONFIDENT OF QUALITY, CUSTOMISED SERVICE.
TALK TO US ABOUT HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS
WITH AUDIT, TAX AND ADVISORY SERVICES

Sydney Office

Level 35
Tower One Barangaroo
International Towers
100 Barangaroo Avenue
Sydney NSW

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