Sword Advisory

Chartered Accountants

We do accounting and tax
for automotive and
marine repair workshops

When there is not enough time in the day, we give you some back.

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Tax and compliance

We do accounting for mechanics

Business coaching and support

Tuning your business for optimum performance






Heavy Diesel

The customer said “I started to get a noise in the last couple of days”

// Running a business

Not enough time in the day

Running a workshop requires many and vastly different skills. Tax and accounting for mechanics are excluded from most apprentices education. The more we take on outside of our core skill set, the longer it takes to learn and perform those tasks.

Time Gremlins are resource sucking activities which hamper you in performing value added tasks.

As managers and owners of mechanical workshops, your time is commonly split between, productive work, accepting and delivering jobs, managing suppliers and parts, dealing with employee and customer queries.

The Time Gremlins that kill your productivity are:
Keeping up to date with tax changes
Changes to awards and conditions
Dealing with employees on leave
Finding new employees
Marketing and advertising
Bookkeeping, BAS, payroll and
Trying to explain to a customer how changing the brake light had nothing to do with their transmission failure.

This stops you doing everything you need to do in a day!

// We care

Gear oil

And spreadsheets

We care because we understand your business and have had my hair drenched in gear oil to prove it.

Before becoming a Chartered Accountant or opening my first business, my first career out of high school was an Automotive Technician with Mercedes-Benz and then Porsche.

This cemented my love of all things powered and mechanical engineering. I later worked as a service advisor and sales person for BMW Motorrad in the motorcycle showroom.

While working on cray boats on the Abrolhos Is and Gold mines around Meekatharra I witnessed the special difficulties faced by marine and heavy diesel specialists working in remote areas.

While I no longer work directly in this industry, my passion for it still remains. Now, as as accountant for mechanics, I help others be the best they can be, by providing specialist services for the automotive and mechanical service industries.






Heavy Diesel

Doing maintenance on classic race cars for the London to Sydney Marathon Rally  at Chellingworth Motors, Mounts Bay Rd Perth

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// Meet Our Team Member

Our Leadership Team

Synergistically enhance intuitive systems vis-a-vis effective manufactured
envisioneer unique markets for virtual total done.

Simon May CA BCom

Chartered Accoutant

Simon is experienced with Mercedes-Benz and BMW Motorrad dealerships working as a mechanic, service advisor and sales person.

// What we Offer

Business Solution

Tax returns, tax advice, compliance and other services to assist important areas of your business.


Software advice

There are many systems to assist with booking & scheduling, client relationships, inventory, internal processes payroll and accounting.



We are able to look after your bookkeeping to allow management reports to be produced to assist business decisions and compliance.


Business Growth

You had a dream of what you wanted, when you started your business. Sometimes events push you off course and we can help correct the heading.


Business Intelligence

Once you learn what drives your business, you can clear your head space and focus on what matters with strategic KPIs.



Payroll is a complicated part of the business with frequent changes to the rules

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// Services

What we offer

Our services can be used independently or integrated together to form a strategic alliance of business intelligence and planning.

Bookkeeping and payroll

We provide a quality bookkeeping and payroll packages to support your business.

Business coaching

When you want to work on your business instead of in your business.

Corporate compliance

Your minutes prepares for trusts, companies and annual lodgements to ASIC to maintain and update current details for tax and compliance.

Free 1hr annual business strategy meeting

We discuss your personal and business goals to develop a tax and business support package before the new tax year.

Tax compliance and advice

We prepare and lodge and track a range of reports for the ATO and state revenue departments.

Free 30minute meeting to discuss your tax return

After the preparation of tax & financial statements, we spend our time with you to discuss triumphs and potential risks.

//How we do it

3 Steps to time freedom

1. We help you get up to date and assess your current business status

Your current status is assessed and a plan made to bring you up to date.

2. Assist with plans and business tools to reach your goals

Process improvements are assessed to find opportunities where automation can be implemented. This reduces work, helps keep bookkeeping up to date and enhances business intelligence.

3. Monitor and improve

We discuss your new activities and goals you have performed during the year and have planned for next year to develop an effective plan to manage tax and meet your goals.

// Time is a non-renewable resource

Life is too short! Make a difference with the time you have

Focus on what you're good at and enjoy while we can help you look after the rest.

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Contact Details

Contact us

Give us a call or drop by anytime, we endeavour to answer all enquiries within 24 hours on business days. We will be happy to answer your questions.

Our Address:

136 Stirling Hwy Nedlands WA 6009

Our Address:

PO BOX 4068, Mandurah North WA 6210

Our Phone:

08 6169 2882



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