Your local First Class Accounts bookkeeping expert.

Prepare for tax time with monthly and annual packages.

Improve your relationship with the ATO and employees with our efficient and friendly bookkeeper.

Focus on running your business and we’ll focus on running your books.

We lift the burden of bookkeeping with expert advice at every turn so you never feel alone.

John Ashton – Holland Park

Interest Areas: Accounting Setup, Bookkeeping, BAS & GST, Payroll, Software Training

Languages: English

My name is John Ashton, and I run First Class Accounts Holland Park.

My approach to Bookkeeping is influenced by my background as a Chartered Accountant , registered company auditor, Charted Tax Advisor and Tax Agent. I have over 30 years experience in these roles, and I love using my vast experience to help small businesses, not only get their books on track but also provide analysis and advice on planning, forecasting and reporting.

As a recipient of the Best Emerging Franchisee Award in 2011, I pride myself on providing not only the best bookkeeping service I can but also providing the best working relationship I can, so we can work on your business goals together.

I started First Class Accounts Holland Park to use my extensive experience as an accountant and auditor to analyse, advise and work with you to maximise your business returns. My role in your businesses is to understand what you do, why you do it and help you grow and achieve your goals. My role varies from client to client, depending on their company size and business, but ultimately, my focus is always on how we work together to maximise your business returns. Everything is tailored to how each client’s business operates. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to my bookkeeping. My experience demands proper investigations and customised action plans.

Working directly with my clients is what I love most about my job. I take great pride in my analytical skills and enjoy solving issues so my customers can achieve their goals. I have a strong background in Financial reporting too, so I can show my clients a complete picture of their current accounts, their prospects, and how they’re tracking. I also believe in empowering and training my clients so they can understand and be involved in their books. I’m not about creating complicated reports that only I can read!

I have a passion for accounting and bookkeeping. This, coupled with my extensive experience, and my desire to build and nurture my business relationships, means I provide a holistic bookkeeping service. If my services sound like something that could benefit your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Specialist in Bookkeeping services

Weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual accounts

Reporting the earnings of a business by stating all relevant income and all expenses that have been incurred to generate that income.

Reporting all ATO lodgements to keep you ATO compliant.

Such obligations include the need to complete an IAS or BAS, which can be done monthly, quarterly or annually.

EOFY Processes including finalisation of STP

End of financial year processes including reconciliation of accounts and inputting Tax Agent’s adjustments.

Payroll Services inc PAYG Withholdings, and STP setup

Ensure your staff are paid the correct rates and paid according to the correct hours worked.

End of Payroll year process including STP

Ensuring all your payroll accounts balance and any discrepancies are corrected, prior to lodgement with the ATO.

Management reporting, consolidations and analysis

Key information about the financial state of your business in language you can understand.

Set up and maintenance of accounting systems

Including Inventory & Payroll and keeping all reconciliations up to date.

Software Training

Training and support in all Accounting Software products (MYOB, Reckon, Intuit and Xero) and associated app/addon training.

Bank Reconciliation

Maintain all bank accounts, bank feed setup and keep them reconciled.

Cost analysis and controls

Generating profit and loss reports as well as balance sheet to be informed at all times.

Data input manual or automated processes

Making sure all information is entered and bank reconciliations are up to date.

Debt Management

Making sure receivable accounts are monitored and collected on time.

Cash Flow Management

Monitoring income and expenditure to establish your immediate cash flow.


Setting up budgets to help you run your business.


  • Successfully completed the First Class Accounts Accredited Bookkeeping Training Program
  • Fully trained in accounting software such as MYOB, Xero, QuickBooks Online & Reckon Accounts
  • LEAP Certified Bookkeeper
  • Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
  • BAS Agent
  • Fully registered and authorised to trade as a First Class Accounts professional bookkeeper. Registered BAS Agent (24619854).

Trusted by Businesses across Australia

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Serving clients in Holland Park and surrounding areas

  • 4170 Morningside
  • 4171 Bulimba
  • 4120 Greenslopes
  • 4151 Coorparoo
  • 4121 Holland Park
  • 4170 Cannon Hill
  • 4170 Norman Park
  • 4170 Seven Hills
  • 4171 Balmoral
  • 4171 Hawthorme
  • 4121 Holland Park West
  • 4121 Holland Park East
  • 4121 Tarragindi
  • 4121 Wellers Hill
  • 4172 Murarrie

Contact us for a free 1 hour initial consultation

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