About Us

Our Company

Thorntons Accountants and Business Advisors is a modern and vibrant firm with 3 Directors and a team of more than 20 accountants and administrators. Since its formation in 1970, Thorntons Accountants and Business Advisors has been at the forefront of accounting, providing our clients with a broad range of business advisory, tax and accounting services.

Our business services include strategic planning, business development, financial health analysis and KPI monitoring, as well as coaching, and mentoring. With our benchmarking, cash flow forecasting, and other tools, Thorntons Accountants and Business Advisors is well placed to help you make informed decisions.

By developing a range of services and specialties and embracing IT, we have evolved to meet the needs of our clients in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Our Mission Statement

To build dynamic and rewarding businesses.

March 19, 2021

The JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme is designed to encourage businesses to employ additional young jobseekers aged 16-35 years. The hiring credit subsidises an increase in employee headcount. Eligible employers can receive the hiring credit for up to 12 months for each eligible employee engaged between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021. Registration for the […]

January 14, 2021

December 2020 JobKeeper The monthly declaration for December is now available.  The Tax Office has extended the lodgment due date for this to 28 January 2021. If you have not already done so, you should ensure that you complete your declaration by then.   JobKeeper Extension 2 In addition, businesses need to review their eligibility […]

August 14, 2020

With the release of JobKeeper 3.0 some of the eligibility rules have changed from fortnight 10. The relevant date of employment has been moved from 1 March 2020 to 1 July 2020. This means employees who were previously not eligible, may now be eligible for the current Jobkeeper period as well as the extended periods. […]

July 22, 2020

The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus. The payment rate will be reduced and a lower payment rate will be introduced for those who work fewer hours. Other eligibility rules […]

June 17, 2020

Jobkeeper monthly declarations If you’ve enrolled for the JobKeeper Payment and identified your eligible employees you still need to make a monthly declaration to the ATO by the 14th day of each month. As part of the declaration you will need to: ensure you’ve paid your eligible employees at least $1,500 (before tax) in each JobKeeper […]

June 11, 2020

There are many expenses common to most small businesses, and there are other expenses that are specific to the nature of the goods or services the business provides. Are you claiming all the tax deductions that you are entitled to? Operating expenses include accounting, administration, advertising and marketing, office premises, office running expenses, trading stock, […]

May 28, 2020

Lockdown has been (and remains) a tough time for business. Having to shut your business at short notice, or switch to an entirely digital, remote-working model, was a stressful experience. But there are things we have taken out of lockdown. Whether it enabled us to explore new ideas or dive into some fresh thinking regarding […]

May 14, 2020

As lock down measures ease, you can finally get back to face-to-face trading. But what do you need to put in place before opening your doors? Preparing for your store’s re-opening should be done sooner rather than later. Work on your plan now so you are ready to open your doors and welcome your customers […]

May 14, 2020

Whether you’re in full lockdown, restricted trading conditions or back to ‘business as usual’, there’s still real uncertainty for business owners. We’re trading in challenging times at present. And knowing what step to take next is a key worry. We know that you invest more than simply time and money into your business. It is […]

May 14, 2020

With face to face trading either not possible or more difficult, your business website needs to step up. Many businesses have been thinking about adding an online shop for a while and the current crisis has created the impetus to launch into e-commerce. But even if you are not selling online, your website should still […]

May 7, 2020

Working capital is a vital component of any successful trading business – providing the liquid cash needed for everyday operations. Suddenly finding your business without this cash can be a shock, but there are ways to fill these cashflow holes and get the company back on track. In short, it comes down to careful cashflow […]

May 6, 2020

Monthly JobKeeper Declaration Once you have successfully enrolled into the JobKeeper scheme you must provide monthly information on your current and projected turnover. Please note that this is not a retest of your eligibility, just an indication of how your business is progressing under the JobKeeper Payment scheme. The monthly declaration can be done either […]

April 30, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced a significant amount of change and upheaval onto you and your team – in a very short amount of time. We’ve gone from ‘business as usual’ to closed offices, working from home and the full reality of isolation during an emergency lockdown. To combat this change, it’s important to take […]

April 30, 2020

“Focus on becoming sustainable through a period of uncertain weakness, and building flexibility to respond quickly when your particular sustained upturn comes along.” Tony Alexander, Former BNZ chief economist. Tony’s View 16 April 2020 For business owners, it is hard to predict when things will return to normal. Even when lockdown measures ease, there is […]

April 30, 2020

In the context of the Covid-19 outbreak, the duty to remove or minimise health and safety risks in your business has become harder. When lockdown measures ease, businesses will need to have a plan on how they will manage risks and protect workers and customers before they start operations. Many businesses are still unable to […]

April 16, 2020

The JobKeeper payment is for businesses and not-for-profits that are significantly impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, and the measures in place to restrict it. The government package will give eligible employees $1,500 per fortnight for a 26-week period, running from 30 March to 27 September. The treasurer has now released rules governing the scheme. We […]

April 16, 2020

As part of the government’s economic response to the Coronavirus, the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme provides support for small businesses to access credit. The $40 billion scheme is backed by the government, who cover 50% of the risk, with the remaining 50% covered by the lender for new unsecured loans to be used for working […]

April 14, 2020

PAYG instalments are payments made towards an expected future income tax bill on a quarterly basis. Once the tax return has been completed for a year, the tax liability is calculated and any instalments paid during that year are credited towards the tax bill. The business then either receives a refund or pays the balance […]

April 7, 2020

The Treasury has released a Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet on the proposed JobKeeper payments. The document responds to a number of questions raised by employers, including: Eligibility of businesses and entity types Determining eligible employees Further details regarding the wage payment and reimbursement process Definition of turnover, including details for new start ups and businesses with […]

March 31, 2020

The Government has announced a new measure to support Australian businesses, employees and sole traders. The JobKeeper Payment aims to support businesses to maintain their income and connection with employees. These connections will enable businesses to reactivate their operations quickly after the crisis is over. The JobKeeper Payment Eligible businesses will be able to claim […]

March 23, 2020

Everyone is being affected by the Coronavirus crisis and the landscape is changing daily, but there are some very important fundamentals that every business owner and operator should be asking now.  These include; What measures can and should you be taking now to best protect your business and your financial position? What relief measures were […]

March 23, 2020

During an emergency situation, where employees can no longer work from your usual office location, being able to ‘get up and running’ from a remote location is critical. Remote working allows your people to remain safe at home, allows communication between the team and customers, and – crucially – allows you to continue running your […]

March 23, 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an additional stimulus package, taking the value of the total support to $189 billion. Acknowledging that the coronavirus pandemic may continue for some time and have long lasting impact on the livelihoods of Australians, the PM announced a raft of new support measures. Details of the new package: Support […]

March 20, 2020

In unprecedented times, businesses must adapt to remain productive. If face-to-face meetings are a key part of your daily business operation, here are some tips to take your meetings online with minimal disruption. Find the best system for you. There’s a range of free or low-cost platforms, including GoToMeeting, ezTalks, Join.me, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and […]

March 19, 2020

The Covid-19 local and global situation is changing daily and the impact on business, and particularly employers is now a reality. Employers are facing unprecedented changes to the way of working, and many employers are having to do this with little or no preparation for such adversity. The Fair Work Ombudsman has updated their information […]

March 16, 2020

CoronaVirus (COVID-19) – A Message from the Team at Thorntons Accountants and Business Advisors   At Thorntons we take our responsibility for the well-being of our staff and clients seriously.  As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate in Australia and around the world, we want to take this opportunity to update our […]

March 13, 2020

Whatever your business, it’s likely that COVID-19 will be impacting you. You may be dealing with stock shortages, exporting issues, disrupted travel plans or a sales downturn due to tourist drop off. As the situation changes and develops across the world, it’s important that businesses develop a workplace response to coronavirus. You’ll want to have […]

Our farming business has been connected with Thorntons since their business commenced in Cunderdin. From Bill Thornton to his son Mark and now Bill Mattingly, we have found them to be a very professional, knowledgeable and friendly Business Advisory team. They cover all areas of our business needs, from accounting services, tax planning to farm business succession; they are an integral and very important part of our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending Thorntons to any farming business
David Beard, Beard Nominees Pty Ltd, Cunderdin WA
Troy came highly recommended when we were looking around for an accountant who wanted to be a ‘partner’ in our business rather than just a compliance service provider.  We also needed assistance navigating farm succession.  Troy has been a pleasure to deal with and any team member we have worked with throughout Thorntons has been exceptional – upbeat, knowledgeable and responsive.  Troy is accessible, takes a genuine interest in his clients and is only too happy to get out on farm.  He is intuitive, patient, and able to quickly get to the core of what humans need during challenging conversations - keeping things moving forward. Troy’s integrity and experience in negotiating succession is evident from introduction and we have really appreciated the next level of organisation Thorntons bring!  Wish we had changed sooner!
Jason & Renaye Stokes, CJ Stokes and Son, Chapman Valley
We have been with Thorntons since 2004. They have uncompromisingly provided our farm with advice above and beyond accounting services. The way they provide us with advice makes us know they care about our success.  They update us with the latest legislative changes that may benefit our operations and communicate it to us in our lingo.  We find we can call Thorntons anytime and all of the staff are able to help. Troy Anderson has been the expert behind our succession planning with fairness and authority he has facilitated our move forward and assisted us to be our best. Trusting Thorntons with our business gives us more time to focus on operations knowing they are always giving us the best advice.
Paul & Jocelyn Seymour, DJ Seymour & Co, Miling WA
Troy has been our accountant for five years and we always find him to be very professional, friendly and of high integrity.  He responds promptly to any queries we have and gives sound advice.  We would highly recommend Troy to anyone looking for an excellent accountant.
Juliet Vilé, Fencespot, Wangara WA
We recently made some changes in our life, moving from broad acre farming in the Wheat Belt to owning an Irrigation business in the South West.  In doing so, we researched for a new accountant who understood broad acre farming, small business as well as assisting us with sound financial advice for our future.  Thornton’s were recommended to us by several friends.  We are really happy with how accessible the team are at Thornton’s, their level of knowledge and continuous communication.
Tom & Felicity Pollard, Thinkwater, Dunsborough WA
Thorntons is one of the best accounting firms I have dealt with.  We always receive honest and professional advice especially from Troy and his team. I would strongly recommend this company without hesitation.
Gavin Vilé, Fencespot, Wangara WA
We have been with Thorntons for over 30 years. Troy Anderson our accountant for the last 15 years has always had our back. Troy has not only helped us with day to day accounting but careful tax planning and a delicate succession plan has been achieved with success. I am very happy with the service we receive and consider Troy as one of my true friends.
Doug Ellis, PJ Ellis & Co, Kulin WA
Perth Anaesthetic Group has worked with Thorntons Accountants and Business Advisors since 1987. I have personally worked alongside Abha and the team for the last 8 years, within this time I have found their services and professionalism to be exceptional. Company financials are always completed as per the scheduled date and professionally presented. In recent times with Covid, being a small business we have needed help with Jobkeeper and eligibility for Stimulus packages, I have found Abha and the team have gone above and beyond to help and guide us to ensure we have the most up to date information to determine eligibility. I am reassured having Thorntons as our Accountants/Business Advisers and look forward to continuing working with Abha and the team.
Jane McGrath – Practice Manager – Perth Anaesthetic Group
We have numerous mutual farming clients with Thorntons and find them to be exceptional accountants and advisers. They know their ‘stuff’, communicate exceptionally well, deliver on time and work hard to provide solutions for clients that take into account not just the best short term outcomes but those that better position the business for the future.
Cameron Weeks, Planfarm Director
I work collaboratively with Troy, Marie and their team in the areas of estate planning, farm succession planning and related party property transactions. Troy and Marie's attention to detail and professionalism are of the highest standard and they work hard to attain practical and viable business solutions for their clients. They are both clear communicators, accessible and a pleasure to work with.
Julie Murray, Solicitor, Yarramundi Law
Our company has found Marie and the team at Thorntons to be extremely helpful in their approach to our business. They are always ready with a reply to our emails or phone calls. Nothing is too much trouble for Marie and the team, they go above and beyond to help us with our taxation. I would recommend them anytime.
Splitrock Farming Co., Kerry Robinson
Our business relationship with Thornton's goes back many years, in fact we may well be their longest running client, having been with them for over 40 years. We have come along way from humble beginnings as a bricklaying contractor to where we are today as an established leader in the field of commercial heritage restoration and sustainable building design in multi-unit residential developments, however, the level of respect, service and courtesy has admirably remained unwavering over that time. Thornton's have constantly provided service of the very highest level, are responsive to our needs and are progressive in their offerings without ever being pushy. Importantly, the people we need to speak to are always available when we need assistance or advice on a range of matters and deliver when they say will. They are one of our most trusted partners in business. Importantly, the relationship while professional, is always conducted in a friendly and open manner. We would recommend Thornton's in the highest possible terms to any potential clients.
Daniel Colgan – Director – Colgan Industries Pty Ltd