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'People influence people. Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend. A trusted referral influences people more than the best broadcast message...'

– Mark Zuckerberg

Caitlin M.

‘After using the services of Vivid, I am satisfied that I understand what is going on with my financial matters and prepared meeting my money challenges into the future.

Tom provided me with explanations and clarity when needed most and gave me the confidence to make big decisions for my own financial betterment. Tom is always efficient, professional and friendly, and information has always been helpful and relevant. From pointing me in the right direction with weekly budgets and personal banking, to assisting with my long-term investment planning, Tom goes well beyond expectation - no job is too big or small. I would not hesitate in referring my family and friends to Vivid Chartered Accountants so they receive the same quality service and peace of mind that has been given to me.’

Emma and Carla Papas – The Merrymaker Sisters

‘Tom is not just our accountant, he is an asset to the Merrymaker team and someone we can count on for support, advice and service. Tom explains everything simply, making sure we have the finance side of our business in order. We love that we can contact Tom whenever we need and he always replies attentively, going above and beyond. We've recommended Tom again and again to others and will continue to do so. We got lucky that our first accountant for our business, is the best accountant ever!’

Lucianne & Jovan – The Fix Cold Pressed Juice

‘We have used the professional services of Thomas Boyd since we started The Fix Cold Pressed Juice. In that time, Thomas has proven to be an invaluable asset to our budding small business. He goes far beyond what could be expected. He is our trusted accountant and we would recommend him to any new start up. He has the tools and expertise to guide you through those critical early stages of growth.’

Wayne Read – WR Engineering

‘James understands that our business can sometimes be 24/7 and when we need his support he is always available. This means we are always making good business decisions with the most timely and accurate information, accounting wise.

James has always gone the extra mile and we trust him because of that.

His knowledge amazes us, he really knows what he is talking about when it comes to taxation and business.

James helped us get back to enjoying business again - something no other accountant has done. When I call, I know he will get back to me every single time, without fail - and that is why he will always have my business.’

Gerard Tiffen – Tiffen & Co

‘I've known James from back when we played rugby league together. He was an excellent fullback then and is an excellent accountant now. I have no hesitation in recommending both my business and personal clients to him, he is fantastic at what he does.’

Billy and Emma Coombes – Anytime Fitness

James started looking after our tax and accounting services early in our business careers. James' advice to restructure our setup early has meant starting and selling new businesses much easier.

He is not someone we only see at tax time. He will call for a catch up just to make sure everything is traveling as planned, or just to say hi.

He has assisted us in business sales, worked through capital gains issues, set up multiple new companies, regularly liaises with business partners and accountants as well as doing our yearly personal and business tax.

I feel he has a personal interest in our success, and I have no hesitation in recommending him

CTR Pacific

'As a business, we have undergone a great deal of change in both structure and staff over the past 12 months. Thomas proved to be an asset during this time as he was responsive to our needs and explained the processes and related legislative requirements clearly and succinctly. Thomas has gone above and beyond for our company and has helped us grow and learn as a business, not only assisting us with our standard ‘accountant’ needs, but also providing us with the knowledge for a strong foundation to help our company succeed.

We would recommend Thomas to all new businesses looking to get off to a good, strong start, and to all existing businesses who want more from their accountant than just a bill at the end of the year.'


'We have been with Tom Boyd for a majority of the time our business has existed. His advice and guidance during that time has been instrumental to the growth of our business. Tom has helped us expand our business from one operated out of our garage to one that operates out of a massive 485m sq. workshop in Mitchell, ACT, the hiring of several employees, and the opening of our first retail store.

Throughout our expansion, Tom was always accessible and only too keen to advise us of our options and, importantly, to bring to our attention the pitfalls with an approach that we’re considering.

We listened to his advice in transitioning from a partnership to a company, in adopting a cloud based accounting system, and to leveraging the add ons that that system allows for, and we have never looked back. Our accounting, invoicing and customer relationship management system is now integrated, saving us time and allowing us to serve our customers better, in large part due to his guidance. He even provided us with a booklet (which he developed himself!) about the legal requirements of us as Directors after we become a company.

Not only has he given exceptional and unfailing customer service (explaining things to us in very simple terms that we can understand) he has also put us in touch with several people who utilize his services that has lead not only to increased revenue, but also to us making great life long friends with those people.

We really feel that Tom is interested in not only helping our business grow, but also in us as business people. We have recommended Tom to several of our friends and acquaintances already. If you’re after an accountant who knows his stuff and who can help you grow your business, then I’d look no further than Tom.'

Michele – Ideal Building Solutions

James Watt has been our accountant at Ideal Building Solutions Pty Limited, its proprietors and family for over 10 years now – the move was the best thing we did and since then our company has grown from a small trading partnership to a medium sized company and our business has never been healthier. Of course a big part of the reason for our growth has to be credited to James and his team for guiding both Paul and I in business practices as well as how to achieve better bottom lines as a business.

We have always felt very at ease with James and have found it easy to communicate and ask for advice and clarification on any business issue – there is never a delay when we email and ask questions.

We would have no hesitation in recommending James at Vivid Accounting to our friends and colleagues and, in fact have already done so. We wish James and his team all the very best in their new venture at Vivid and without hesitation will be using Vivid in the future.

Andrew Leonard

My Accountant James Watt is an integral part of my business.

His advice on Tax matters such as CGT, SMSF’s and potential investments and structure are crucial.

The thing I like most about James is his integrity and genuine care about my business and goals.

I have referred clients to James and will continue to do so as they are also happy with his level of service, knowledge and attitude.

Dr David Lawson & Jenny Lawson

We are delighted to provide a testimonial for James Watt and his team as they have provided accounting services and financial advice for our business for over 10 years. During this time James has gained an intimate understanding of our day to day financial issues. His services have always been accurate, prompt and trustworthy and extend beyond basic accounting skills. The strength of James’ accounting acumen is his in depth advice with regard to future financial planning. He has steered us on a course to attain lifestyle ambitions and financial independence.

James and his team are very knowledgeable about current taxation issues and possible imminent tax changes, and as part of their planning advice they work toward aiding tax minimisation and increased profitability for their clients. We have found this strategic planning approach very beneficial toward wealth creation and continue to have utmost faith in his advice.

We have always found James to be extremely personable and reliable and we have developed a personal friendship over the years. We have no hesitation in strongly recommending his services.

Adam Bak - Farrar Gesini Dunn

James has been my accountant for several years and helped me buy into a legal practice and set up my own corporate structure. From a professional standpoint, I’ve always found that he has spoken to me about what I needed, and then given me clear advice about my options. His tax planning and advisory work, on at times complex issues, has been extremely helpful and presented in a straightforward way. He has turned things around for me on short notice, is great to deal with personally, and I have no hesitation recommending him to my family law clients when they have tax issues.

I even referred my Mum to see him.