What Does a Tradie Accountant Do?

As an independent tradesperson or small business owner, you are likely to need the expertise of an accountant to ensure your finances are in order. But what does a tradie accountant do exactly?

A tradie accountant is a professional financial practitioner who offers customised accounting services tailored specifically to meet the needs of tradies and small businesses. A typical tradie accountant will be a qualified, fully licensed practitioner with the knowledge and experience to provide sound financial advice.

What Services Do Tradie Accountants Provide?

Tradie accountants can offer a wide range of services, depending on the needs and requirements of the client. Generally, these services can include: 

Tax Planning and Tax Return Preparation

Tradie accountants can provide valuable advice and assistance with the planning and preparation of a tradie’s tax return. This can include advice on deductions that can be claimed and making sure the tradie is in compliance with the laws and regulations regarding their tax obligations. 


Tradie accountants can provide an array of bookkeeping services. This can range from setting up a bookkeeping system to the recording of daily financial transactions. This can help the tradie keep track of their income and expenditure, as well as provide them with the financial data they need to make well-informed decisions. 

Outsourced Accounting Services

Tradie accountants can offer tailor-made outsourced accounting services, giving tradespeople the ability to outsource complex accounting tasks and focus on the day-to-day running of their business. 

Business Structuring and Development

Tradie accountants can also assist with the setup and planning of business structures, enabling tradespeople to grow their businesses in a sustainable and profitable way. This can include advice on business entities and structures, advice on tax-effective structures, advice in regard to business start-ups, and ongoing support throughout the development of the business.

Why Do Tradies Need an Accountant? 

Tradies often require the services of a qualified and experienced professional to keep their finances in order. With the ever-changing complexities of taxation laws, regulatory requirements, and business laws, it is vitally important for tradespeople to ensure they remain compliant with all the relevant laws. 

Read more: Why Your Trade Business Needs an Accountant

By hiring the services of a qualified and experienced tradie accountant, tradespeople can ensure they stay on top of their finances and remain compliant with all the relevant laws and regulations. For specialised financial assistance from a trade accountant, contact Griffiths Advisory. We provide accountancy and taxation services tailored to the needs of tradies and small business owners.

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Phil Griffiths

Phil Griffiths

Bachelor of Commerce
Certified Practising Accountant
Diploma in Financial Planning
Professional Certificate in SMSF
Approved SMSF Auditor

Phil has been the Managing Director of Griffiths Advisory for 29 years, combining his expertise in taxation, business advisory, superannuation, negative gearing, and wealth creation. He also loves an active lifestyle, indulging in surfing, cycling, snowboarding, and spending quality time with his wife and two children.