David Bone and Bridget Sullivan
We run a small specialised Building Company based on the Sunshine Coast. MJJ Accounting look after our tax affairs & offer advice relevant to tax protocols. They have a vast knowledge of Xero and assist us with running the program as smoothly as possible to ensure we understand our cash flow at a glance. One of the benefits of working with MJJ is we know exactly where we stand throughout the year with tax debt. Each year we strive to work smarter, not harder!
Melanie and her team offer specialised QBCC advice. They have held seminars with relation to the updates in QBCC Legislation which has given us a greater understanding of the big changes happening in the sector, good and bad.
We feel it’s important to really like your accountant as they play a pivotal role in any business. For us, Melanie & her team are highly experienced in all aspects of accounting & most importantly customer service. We feel very confident we are in great hands as they care about us personally and for the future of our business.
We believe that any business who wants personal service and questions answered any time of the day would benefit in being clients of MJJ. Melanie and her team are all aware of who we are personally & not only give strategic accounting and business advice but reassure us we are doing ok!
We have been using the services of MJJ Accounting for a few years now for our personal tax needs, and more recently our business accounting. Renee has provided us with fantastic service and follow up at all times, and nothing is too much trouble. Renee’s skills in the areas of tax law, company and trust arrangements, business planning, and due diligence have been invaluable for us. Renee has been proactive at all times and provides easy to follow answers and advice without making things complicated. This helpful vibe is also mirrored across the rest of the team at MJJs, and when we call, the staff are always friendly to deal with and are keen to assist with any questions and ensure a fast follow up.
We would certainly recommend Renee, Melanie and the team at MJJ to anyone looking for a local accounting practice that is both great to deal with, cares about your requirements and delivers results.
Keep up the great work!
James and Inger Brecknell
Just Comfort Shoes
We are so happy that we had Renee assisting us with our recent purchase of our new business! Renee provided us with excellent advice and support throughout every step of the process. We have found Renee’s approach to be extremely thorough and we especially appreciate the way Renee is always very quick in responding to our calls and e-mails. We are so thankful to be clients of MJJ Accounting.
Russell and Carlee Webber
Woombye Mechanical Repairs
Just over 12 months ago it came to light that our businesses were lacking something. We needed to be working with an Accountant that not only had the required knowledge set to be able to do our tax work but also someone that is proactive and someone who is passionate about pushing & assisting their clients to reach their desired level of success. For us there was no one more suitable than Renee from MJJ Accountants!
Throughout the last 12 months we have not only had all of our tax work completed by Renee but we have also been fortunate enough to be working with her on an Accountability level as well. Together we work through all of our goals for each area of the business and follow through with the planning and implementing. The result of working with Renee on this had an extremely positive affect on the business in multiple areas such as Turnover, Profitability, Marketing, Growth and Systems. Not only does our future continue to shine bright but our dreams are becoming reality as we take our business to a whole new level.
The knowledge set Renee brings to the table along with her passion, drive, personality and complete transparency is beyond all expectations. We know in our heart of hearts that working with Renee is been the best decision we have made and that our business has never been in better hands.
Peter and Matthew Hockin
Now that the dust has settled on the recent transfer of our Accountancy requirements to MJJ and your efficient completion of our year end Accounts, we feel it is entirely appropriate to express our appreciation of the support and guidance you and your friendly team have given us on both business and personal financial levels. It is comforting to know that you are all just a phone call away.
We had enjoyed a good relationship with our previous Accountants over many years and whilst there is no doubting their standing in the Australian and International financial community we did not feel we were getting the personal service we were really looking for and that over time we had just become a number on a chart. When considering the possibility of making a move to MJJ there was an element of uncertainty and perhaps a small feeling of disloyalty especially as we had come to know members of the previous firm on a personal basis. With these reservations, we spent a number of months researching and meeting with Accountancy firms on the Sunshine Coast. The decision was not easy as there are a number of capable firms with outstanding qualities.
During our introductory meeting with MJJ it was clearly evident a quick understanding of our online domestic and international business had been gained with a number of constructive meaningful suggestions put forward. Coupled with the clarity of an article written by Melanie on Self Managed Super Funds for a Business Magazine which was extremely relevant to us we could not fail to be impressed and we did not hesitate any longer in making the transfer.
Our early discussions with Renee centred around the creation of a ‘Business Plan’. In the past, this is something we and no doubt many other small business owners carry around in our heads – there is always something else which needs doing! We had not really appreciated the importance and relevance of getting specific goals and objectives down on paper which could then be used as an ongoing working document and constant reminder of what we are aiming for. A number of important topics are now being actioned which had been allowed to drift in the past.
Renee has already saved us considerable sums of money from small amounts on insurance cover to a reorganisation of our SMSF where the personal tax benefit has been substantial. It has been so refreshing to meet somebody in this industry who is proactive and not merely reactionary.
We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending MJJ to anyone looking for accountancy advice and it only takes a phone call and a chat to start the ball rolling.
Thank you Renee, Melanie and the rest of your team for always being available and making our lives so much easier.
We moved our business to MJJ Accounting 2 years ago. We have been impressed with the level of care, advice and proactive business advice that both Melanie and Renee have provided. Right from the initial visit we appreciated the level of warmth, friendliness and genuine care that all staff displayed in regard to the financial health of our business and also our well being.
We trust in their professionalism, their dedication to meeting timelines and also the up to date best practice of the ever changing tax system that they provide. I have happily recommended MJJ Accounting to friends and family. I hope MJJ Accounting keep growing stronger as I have got used to their excellent service.
It is with pleasure I write a testimonial for MJJ Accounting. I met Melanie over 5 years ago and after watching her absolute dedication to our local community and her no nonsense, common sense approach to business, I moved my business finances to her firm. I feel completely confident that Melanie and her team have my best interests at heart, and more importantly that they actually care. My meetings with Mel are more about the future of my business than the past and that is refreshing. Mel always looks for ways to improve my business and especially my revenue opportunities. MJJ Accounting are also great at keeping me accountable to my business needs. I have been very happy with MJJ Accounting to date and expect a long happy partnership.
I have known Melanie and Renee through professional networks for some time and have always found them to be friendly and willing to assist with business advice.
MJJ Accounting is a firm that is adaptable to service any size business and specialises in many different areas. They are very hands on, proactive and assist their clients to achieve their goals.
I find the entire MJJ Accounting team very easy to approach and they have the time to assist me so I can get on with helping my clients
We have no hesitation in referring our clients to MJJ Accounting, trusting their reliability and knowledge will help with our clients business and taxation needs.
I have been working with MJJ Accounting since starting our accommodation / restaurant business. The advice I received for structuring the company has been valuable in regards to tax and liability. The referrals I was given to solicitors proved to be very good. In the purchase of land and a business Renee’s experience clearly saved us money by understanding how to organize the transaction to minimize costs, something we could not have done on our own.
The entire team of staff at MJJ Accounting are extremely responsive and professional. They all know about my business and have helped me at various times. No problem is too small and they promptly return phone calls and emails. Renee has advised us when we need to file documents so we don’t miss deadlines. It is a pleasure to work with this boutique accounting firm. I would recommend them for their experience, professionalism and five star service, not something easy to find.
We have worked with Melanie for a number of years and were very happy to continue working with her, Desley and Renee when Melanie started MJJ accounting.
Melanie is down to earth, reliable and knowledgeable. Her farming background means she understands the issues involved in primary production.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Melanie and her team to anyone looking for a business or personal accountant.
Melanie and the team at MJJ Accounting look after 6 entities for me. Over the past 12 years, since first starting with one of the entities, I have learnt so much from her. We have followed her through a few companies and now are with her in her own company.
There is nothing that she or her team will not help us with and if they can’t provide a solution, they will research until they can. I have relied on her time and time again to get me out of a jam, she has offered excellent and honest advice over the years, she is very knowledgeable in what she does and she is happy to ride the wave of business growth with us.
I find that she and her team are non-critical and always inject a positive view on a sometimes negative situation. She has ‘trained’ me over the years and we have a great working relationship. The team at MJJ Accounting will always return calls, find solutions to your questions, advise and guide you without making you feel inferior. Thanks to the team at MJJ accounting for guiding me through my adventures in business and I hope to have you guide me for many more years to come.
Gavin and Kylie Murray
Aroma Bliss Cafe
We have had Melanie advise us on a consultation basis, and as soon as possible we will be asking her to look after our future business ventures. Aside from being lovely, we find Mel explains things with clarity and really does understand our business.
We have already recommended Mel to others and one of those I know has approached MJJ Accounting to take them on, which they have, under the care of Renee, who is equally lovely and approachable.
I’ve known Melanie for over 8 years now and have always been impressed by her knowledge, drive and commitment to her clients. When the time came for me to change accountants, I didn’t hesitate to go with Mel. She is extremely generous with her time and knowledge, helping me to get more financially savvy with my business. I highly recommend Mel and her team if you’re looking for an accountant who advises on more than just the numbers and really cares about you and your business.
I originally went to MJJ Accounting for tax and accounts preparation assistance with my new business and was pleasantly surprised with their holistic approach to their client’s needs. I have also attended an information seminar for new business owners run by Melanie and Renee which I found extremely helpful and would encourage other new business owners to attend. Melanie and Renee are very professional, easy to talk to and understanding of small/online business owners concerns. I would happily recommend the team at MJJ Accounting!
Our initial visit to MJJ Accounting was met with some caution; we had not had great outcomes dealing with prior accountants. Our misgivings were put to rest very quickly; Renee Corkill’s professional manner and genuine interest in our business, personal plans and goals put our fears to rest. The quote for work to be completed was forwarded to us the same afternoon as our meeting. We were more than happy with costs, given the scope of the brief was very thorough. Our individual tax assessments were completed very quickly. We look forward to further working with Renee and the team at MJJ Accounting to help shape and guide our new company.
Ros Smerdon – Smerdon Enterprises
Melanie has taken the time to understand our business and the challenges associated with it. She doesn’t just ‘do the tax’ – she actually looks at all aspects of our business and comes up with suggestions on how we might improve certain areas. We now have a thorough understanding of all the factors that impact our costs as well as profits. This has enhanced our budgeting process which in turn has given us greater knowledge of our business, and helped with our financing strategies. We have been encouraged to have a better work life balance, and MJJ Accounting has worked with us for some time in helping to make that happen. We have great respect for her knowledge and expertise, and in our opinion we would not be able to find another Accountant who would work as hard on our behalf to help us grow, coach and teach us in various business strategies as Melanie does. Having Melanie as our Accountant is a valuable asset to our business.
Rod Shannon – Sheep and Cattle Farmer
Melanie has a good understanding of how our business operates (Primary Producers), is approachable, very helpful, and has always maintained a good team of support staff around her.
The most useful to our business is the cash-flow budgeting, as well as the accountancy, and tax planning. We now have a better understanding of our cash-flow, as well as planning when and how we can fund new projects and plan what tax obligations we can expect in the future. In many respects, she does tend to ‘break the mould’ when it comes to what you’d expect in an Accountant/Business Advisor. However, Melanie works hard and certainly earns our respect for her work. Melanie is now someone that we first turn to for any financial advice/decision making. Primary Production is pretty much work 24/7, however, I find that Melanie has a very keen appreciation of this type of life, and has often scheduled our meetings for us to take advantage of our own personal time.
I believe MJJ Accounting and Business Solutions Pty Ltd have a genuine interest and care about my businesses health. It’s always interesting to hear other opinions / ideas from other business owners outside our business. Melanie’s accounting experience and advice has brought various other options to the table. We look at more business variables more regular and in closer detail, which has benefited us greatly. Their down to earth approach makes it easy to discuss all aspects of business. We would definitely recommend MJJ Accounting & Business Solutions Pty Ltd to our friends and family because of their experience, attitude, and professionalism.
We have had the peace of mind from Melanie Jacobson professional services for many years. Melanie’s friendly down to earth attitude helps you to feel at ease immediately, and you know your best interest is always a priority. Melanie’s team is just the same- always ready to help with any problem big or small, and the service is prompt and exactly what you need or have asked for. Nothing is too much trouble for this wonderful team at MJJ.
Melanie is always ready to have a chat with us about our financial goals and has also offered advice about ideas Phill has had to improve the business. We always enjoy Melanie’s home visits, a good way to keep in touch with our financial and personal goals. Phill & I feel we are a part of the MJJ family and them ours. A great job done for a fair price!
The team at MJJ Accounting and Business Services are committed to working alongside businesses in the construction industry to ensure their accounting practices are compliant with QBCC requirements. Due to their in depth understanding of the industry, Melanie, Renee and the entire team are able to effectively communicate requirements to their clients in a language that is easy to understand. They work proactively with the Building Commission to stay on top of the changes in the industry thus allowing them to keep clients informed and best serve their needs. I have no hesitation in referring any business to MJJ and am always confident that they will have a positive engagement and result.
MJJ handle all of our tax affairs and provide advice on a number of areas ranging from accounting systems to business planning. MJJ are not your standard out of the box accounting firm that you speak with once a year before tax time. They are proactive accountants who take an active interest in your business, listen to what areas you are having difficulty with and provide you with resources to tackle these hurdles. Through regular catch ups and communication, they have helped us improve our systems, implement cashflow forecasting and budgeting and worked with us with goal setting within the business.
If you’re currently facing the decision whether or not to change accountants I would say- what are you waiting for? MJJ all the way.
Paul & Lizanne
The team at MJJ Accounting are the best. They deal in the rarest and most valuable business commodity to be had – Trust. First time things were explained to me in simple terms, with an actionable plan by people who are business owners themselves. They meet commitments and deliver time and again. Easily the best accounting experience of my life. Big shout out to Mel – a super person and all-round champion for women in leadership.