Below is a small selection of testimonials from our valued clients, who have taken the time to contribute a few kind words, for which we are extremely grateful.

Bill Whiteside, Director of Sustainable HR / Ballarat

“I have dealt with a number of different accounts in my working life and in setting up a consulting business. Pat Hoey has clearly been the most effective accountant I have engaged. From day one he was was what I was looking for in terms of giving me proactive advice, and one example involved  a fundamental change to the client agreements and invoicing systems I was using.

This has proven to be the most valuable advice I have received from any accountant, or consultant of any kind for that matter, in my entire life.

Pat is not afraid to challenge my beliefs or habits in terms of how I am operating, but he always does so with the best of intentions and a great deal of sincerity. Pat is a true professional, nothing is too hard, and his ability to follow through and communicate with me about important issues is something I have come to rely on. I have no hesitation in recommending Pat, because he is also a very honest person of high integrity, and he has demonstrated that a number of times in my dealings with him.”

Mai Pyin & JohnPaul Cockling – Performing Arts Headquarters / Bacchus Marsh

Thank you so much for all your help Brent. Not only to your business, but to you personally for caring so much and sending all those updates for us to look over. Your support is very much appreciated and JohnPaul & I are very glad we moved our personal and business accounting to you. It is refreshing that you and I know where we stand when we work together. We will be with you for many years to come.

Kellyanne Sheahan – Director Auswide Plumbing & Civil / Geelong

We have been with Accountable for about 4 years now and are more than impressed with the professional service we receive.  We wish we made the move sooner!  Pat has always gone above and beyond in helping us understand the requirements for our business and our self-managed super fund.  His guidance has given us a much better understanding of our financial position and things we could improve on.

We feel more in control of our finances now.  Pat shows a genuine interest in our business and wants the best results for us.  He is only a phone call or email away and has always made time for us.  He has given us so much for confidence in running our business.  We would have no hesitation in recommending Pat and his team at Accountable.

Ian Layton, Director of Layton Homes Pty Ltd / Gisborne

“Account(able) Accountants service all my financial needs, understanding both my business and personal goals. Freeing up my precious time they allow me to concentrate on my business without having to worry about my tax affairs. I find them very professional and knowledgeable. The staff are courteous, friendly and always willing to go that extra mile, whilst ease of access means I get prompt answers when I need them most.

I can call on them at any time for advice, and if they don’t know, they make it a point to find out in a timely manner and get back to me. Account(able) Accountants are a strong business partner and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them, the personal touch I receive from their team sets them apart from other accounting firms.”

Susannah Iredale – Bottlemart / Bacchus Marsh

“Thank you accountable accountants for inviting me to your XERO Seminar a few months ago. Since i changed over to XERO my book keeping has certainly become more adaptable with fitting in with my family life. Some of the things I really love about it are, accessing it on my iPad whenever I need to. NO MORE FILING! I love that I can attach my documents directly to my invoice. Oh another favorite thing, has to be the direct bank feeds, I have never been so up to date with my bank reconciliations before, such a huge time saver. Thanks again I certainly won’t be turning back now. Love it!!!.”

Jeffrey Mayne and Mark Nolan – Directors, Nidus Holdings Pty Ltd / Vermont

“We switched accounting firms because we needed more than just standard accounting services. For us it wasn’t just about year-end reports, FBT and Tax returns, etc. Brent Delahey has been actively helping us shape our business and achieve our goals for the past 9 years, and periodically meets with us and objectively reviews where we are at and where we are heading as a business.

Sometimes we have formal meetings and other times it is just an informal chat to make sure we are on top of things. His input is always valuable. Account(able) Accountants also have the resources to provide expert advice on all areas of business and personal financial matters. One of the things that really stands out is that the firm (and its staff) are continually striving to find ways to improve themselves, which, over time, becomes infectious. On top of all that, they are a great bunch of people. We would thoroughly recommend Brent Delahey and Account(able) Accountants to anyone.”

Lorrisa Edwards – Mac Global / New Gisborne

We are lucky enough to know Pat Hoey on both a personal and professional basis.  Pat handles our yearly personal tax and goes over and above with financial advice, our budget and helping us achieve our goals whilst still maintaining a social lifestyle.

Pat has a real authenticity for our personal lives and how we are managing with our finances.

Pat also handles my employers accounts and tax.  Mac Global Freight Solutions are forever grateful at the knowledge and expertise Pat provides on a monthly basis.  Most recently through the COVID situation, we are completely at ease knowing that Pat has handled everything possible for us to assist our small business to continue operating.  Could not recommend Pat highly enough – amazing!

Alan & Cindy Hawken, Directors, Nite Hawke Transport Pty Ltd / Bacchus Marsh

“In the early 1990s, the responsibility for our taxation affairs was placed in the hands of an up-and-coming, young accountant by the name of Brent Delahey. At the time, I wondered if our business was in good hands. Twenty years later, I KNOW that our financial affairs could not have been in better hands. In the first year of the new millennium, 2000, Brent Delahey made the move to Smith & Gilbert and we made the move with him. A move we have NEVER regretted. Of course, they are now known as Accountable accountants but the service we have received has never changed. We have always been treated with respect and consideration.

Any concerns we have had have been dealt with swiftly. Any time we have encountered problems with our business, they have always made time for us to talk over those problems and managed to come up with solutions, usually more than one solution. Accountable now do all our business bookkeeping, on a monthly basis. This has freed up so much time and reduced the stress at tax time. We will continue to be clients of Accountable for as long as they’ll have us..”

Robyn Bewley / Bacchus Marsh

“Thank you so much Brent, for your generosity and knowledge in helping us decide to open a Self-Managed Super Fund.  You have always made our hard decisions very easy for me and have always made me feel at ease.  I am looking forward to building our retirement fund with your help.  Thanks you are not only the best accountant but a true friend.”