Debra Anderson is a small business specialist, author, accountant, tax agent, industry advisor and one of Australia’s leading online accounting consultants.
She is a thought-leader in the accounting and tax profession with an undeniable passion for small business and is also a proud brand ambassador for the Institute of Public Accountants whose vision is that “every small business should have an IPA member by their side” – a vision very close to Debra’s heart.
As well as the usual accounting and tax qualifications Debra also has an MBA and sits on various advisory forums for the Australian Taxation Office and The Accounting Business Expo’s advisory board. Combine all this with over 25 years of experience working with businesses of various sizes and too many industries to list and you can rest assured you and your business are in safe hands.
Debra began Anderson Tax & Consulting back in 2006 because it was obvious to her that tax agents and business owners don’t speak the same language nor do they understand each other’s wants and needs. She felt that most accountants spoke ‘at’ their clients and because the client doesn’t want to appear stupid they often go along with what they are told, but have no idea what it means.
Debra is far from the traditional accountant and gladly breaks all the stereotypes. She is passionate, friendly, vivacious and is always looking for new opportunities and challenges for personal and professional growth and is currently studying the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.
In 2018 Debra was appointed to the Board of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and in 2022 was reappointed for a second 3-year term. . The TPB is the Federal Government regulator of tax & BAS practitioners in Australia, reporting to the Assistant Federal Treasurer.
In 2022 Debra was appointed to ASIC’s Financial Services and Credit Panel.
Award-winning small business specialist. You and your business are essentially one and the same, so it’s important to consider the whole picture to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
International and Australian award-winning cloud accounting consultant in Xero, MYOB & QBO. Specialising in System setups, check-ups, clean-ups and improving efficiencies.
Advisor to ATO on current tax issues impacting small business, the tax profession and the wider tax system. Member of the ATO’s Rapid Response Group for National Emergencies.
Author of Taking Care of Small Business, the go-to book for any small business trying to navigate their way around our tax & BAS system written in plain English….no jargon.
Tim Reed, President of Business Council of Australia