We are dedicated, proactive accountants based in Hawthorn, Melbourne providing financial advisory services.

Our team comprises people of the highest calibre. Beyond the necessary professional qualifications, our clients choose us because of our integrity and respect in establishing a long-term partnership with you, your business, our community and regulatory stakeholders.

We are unique because we focus on listening to you - understanding your financial or business needs; where you've come from and how you’ve built what you have; and where you want to go. We tailor a unique strategic solution for your needs so we can help you succeed in achieving your goals.

Accounting & Tax Compliance

Tax Planning & Advice

Self Managed Super Funds

Commercial & Business Advisory

Bookkeeping

Accounting & Tax Compliance

  • Income tax - Individual & business
  • Activity statements
  • Fringe benefits tax
  • ATO registrations
  • Employment obligations
  • WorkCover
  • Stamp duty
  • Land tax
  • Payroll tax

Tax Planning & Advice

  • Investment, business & debt structure
  • Trust formation
  • Company incorporation
  • Negative gearing
  • Capital gains tax, including small business concessions
  • International operations
  • Estate planning
  • Deceased estates

Self Managed Super Funds

  • SMSF establishment
  • SMSF restructure
  • SMSF administration
  • SMSF compliance
  • SMSF borrowing arrangement - property / non-property
  • Pension commencement & commutation

Commercial & Business Advisory

  • Budgeting & forecasting                
    • Profit & loss
    • Balance sheet
    • Cash flow
  • Customised management reporting
  • Strategic planning & reviews

Bookkeeping

  • Xero / MYOB / Quicken
  • Bookkeeping training
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Software setup or conversion
  • Chart of accounts tailored to management's needs
  • Software alternatives/addons that integrate with your current software to ease the burden of bookkeeping and file management
  • Sales and purchase entry
  • Accounts payable & receivable reporting
  • Employee payroll maintenance
  • Payroll processing
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Bookkeeping file maintenance
Xero Silver Certified Partner

Who We Are

Hayden Cotsford
Hayden Cotsford

Hayden has over 10 years' experience providing tax advice to private clients and businesses of all sizes. He strongly believes in knowing his clients and their businesses well so he can deliver the best advice both now and for the future. Clients value Hayden for the strategies he delivers enabling them to maximise their goals at every phase of their businesses, from starting up, stabilisation and growth, to winding down.

Hayden has a strong personal interest in effective tax and debt structures for property investors and developers. Aware of the ever-changing legislation to superannuation and its impact on increasing numbers of Australian retirees, he also has a keen interest in formulating strategies for clients to maximise their superannuation outcomes as they approach and enter their retirement.

Hayden is an enthusiastic and talented sportsperson, playing competitive tennis for the Currawong Tennis Club every summer and football for the Donvale Football Club each winter since 2004. He combines his talents in professional and sports life by holding the positions of treasurer and committee member on the executive for Donvale Football Club since 2007.

Derek Ma
Derek Ma

Derek has over 9 years' experience advising a wide range of clients ranging from employees, family-owned businesses, multi-national corporations to retirees. Aside from being a Certified Practising Accountant, he is also an Accredited Self Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor.

Derek has a strongly personal approach to advising clients, with all work based on understanding clients' present situations, their aspirations and working closely together to provide up-to-date advice and ongoing support to enable clients to achieve and exceed their goals. He is particularly experienced in advising businesses operating in the following industries both domestically in Australia and overseas: aged care facilities, medical practices, property buyers' advocates; audio-visual suppliers and engineers; supermarkets and software development firms.

A keen sportsman, Derek enjoys most outdoor activities, travelling and is a passionate skier.

Get In Touch

Office: Suite 3, Level 1, 9 Church Street, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Phone: 03 9853 2811
Email: accounting@cotsfordandma.com.au
Hours: 9am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday