We understand your needs, issues and concerns.


Over the years Consultants, Architects, Engineers, Legal Practitioners and Barristers have become niche industries to our firm. As a result, we have a comprehensive understanding of the needs, issues and concerns that are unique to these professional service firms. This has enabled us to develop an expertise in respect of your taxation, accounting and advisory service needs.

We have helped professional service firms navigate through the various stages of the business life cycle, from start up to succession and sale. Our expertise allows us to provide a high level of value to you.


Key Consultants to the Building Industry

Legal Practitioners


We offer a free initial meeting to give you the opportunity to ask all questions and to see if we are the right fit for you.

Our services include


Budgeting & Cash Flow Management


Business purchase and sale


Asset protection strategies


Financial statements


Tax returns


Business Structure advice and establishment


Management/Staff buyout


Taxation Planning strategies


Record keeping (including Xero & MYOB)


Estate Planning


Business performance improvement


Wealth Creation Strategies


BAS returns


Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) maintenance

What our clients think


Richard Thomas

(Barrister – Canberra ACT)

Peter Roberson from Accrue is both professional and highly competent. He combines an old-world courtesy with a modern understanding of commercial reality. Well versed in accounting and relevant legal principles, he has a proven ability to negotiate with the ATO and to provide sound realistic advice on taxation and amounting issues. His prompt attention to client needs and his friendly attitude, provide a welcome respite from the stress which usually accompanies taxation and accounting discussions. Peter has excellent communication and listening skills and will attend to your requirements with earnest diligence.


Fiona O’Donnell

(Director – Canberra Early Learning Pty Ltd & Delcosta Global Pty Ltd – Childcare and Property Development)

Since joining Accrue, I have not only received astute taxation and financial advice, but I have received the support of advocacy and representation in negotiations and transactions.  Don and the team at Accrue have turned analytical information around with speed and accuracy during negotiations and having the support and wisdom in our corner has seen great success in some of the more complex transactions.  Accrue have a great understanding of the sector, the influence of Government Policy and funding and have helped to support the growth of our Child Care business to a national footprint.


Lou Forner

(Director – Rudds Consulting Engineers)

Rudds has had a professional association with Don and Accrue since 1990. Now 28 years on were are still with Accrue and have had no reason to look elsewhere.

Over this period Rudds Consulting Engineers has grown from a 15 person company to 70 staff over two offices one in Canberra and the other in Melbourne. This has been achieved with close corporation and sound advice from Don and the team at Accrue along the journey.


Justine Oldmeadow

(Prosbell Pty Ltd – Sydney NSW)

Peter has looked after taxation and accounting matters for our Sydney based company, our superannuation and our persona taxation for over 15 years.  Integrity and professionalism are the hallmarks of the service Peter provides. Peter is always available to deal with questions whether complex or simple. and his approach is backed by significant knowledge and experience. As a small business owner, we are confident that the service Peter provides us is the best available.


Mark Blumer

(Blumer Lawyers – Canberra ACT)

I have been working with Mark De Bortoli and his team at Accrue for 18 years and their advice and strategic contribution has been and is invaluable. It’s been a lot of fun.


Gary Spence

(Director Peakurban Development Engineers and Advisors)

Don and the team at Accrue have been much more than external accountants for us over the years, they’ve been an integral part of our team.

Whether it’s been developing financial strategies, completing due diligence on M&A opportunities or workshopping other key business initiatives; we’ve really valued having Don and his team as part of the extended Peak Urban family.


Shane Fracchia

(COO/CFO, Brown Consulting (2009-2013))

Mergers and acquisitions is often a complex and challenging area for any business, with few finance and business advisers having a practical understanding of the critical business and financial implications of getting it wrong. I have worked with Don for almost 5 years engaging him (with the support of the Accrue Team) to assist at every stage of a number of small to medium sized acquisitions (up to $72m). Don provided an exceptional level of service and delivered outcomes and value far beyond our expectations. He is a consummate professional with a high level of financial knowledge, business acumen and management experience. In the truest sense of the words, he was very much a respected trusted advisor and strategic partner for Brown Consulting. I would strongly recommend his services for any engagement; particularly those that involve increased complexity, sensitivity and a higher level of strategic business acumen.

Your industry specialists

Don Di Placido



Don Di Placido BEc CA CTA is a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience dealing with small to medium size businesses. He has extensive experience advising professional services firms in key areas encompassing structuring, performance measurement and analysis, reporting, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions. He assisted with the implementation of a broad-based ownership transition and growth strategy for a large engineering firm which resulted in 50 employees becoming shareholders in the company. The process involved the development and implementation of a comprehensive shareholders agreement, business valuation model, dividend policy and reporting framework for shareholders.

Peter Roberson



Peter Roberson BA CA JP has over 34 years’ experience working as a chartered accountant in pubic practice in Canberra. He has a wealth of experience in providing taxation, accounting and advisory services to professional services firms. He has a comprehension knowledge of the taxation laws that impact professional service firms. He is also experienced in areas of business performance improvement and management buyouts.