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John Harrison Accountants

497 Main Road, Glenorchy Tasmania 7010
Phone: 62713000, Fax: 62730010

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation


John's qualifications include majors in geology and physical chemistry and sub majors in botany & zoology. He is an internationally recognised materials scientist and has a good knowledge of the tourist industry having owned a tourist ferry and of farming and horticulture having owned his own farm and nursery. John has worked as a geologist and in the mining industry as well as consulting to some of Tasmania's largest employers in the chemical industry. More recently he has been involved in project start ups in the aqua culture, mushroom, chemical and cement industries.


Clients should be doing budgets for themselves even if not required by a bank or other financial institution

Business Advice and Planning

Businesses should have a plan as to where they are going. We believe that thorough business planning is essential.

Grant Applications

There are many grants available and we have a good understanding of where you may be able to get assistance in this way.

Marketing Plans & Appraisals

Don't go into a new business without first assessing the market for the goods or services you wish to supply. We can help you do this

Product Development & Marketing

In this technological age product development can take a fraction of the time and money that it previously took. We can help you turn into reality products and services you may have only dreamed about.

With our desktop publishing expertise & equipment we can then assist with brochures. Marketing campaigns are a breeze. We also have listings on CD Rom of virtually everybody in Australia who has a listed telephone number.

Research and Development

We have a good working knowledge of all the research and development provisions of the tax act and the various grants and incentives available.

Rural Assistance Advice

John is aware of most rural assistance packages and is able to assist.

Software Advice

We are very skilled with computers and can assist you choose from the plethora of available programs.

  • Our own easy to use GST & wages software©
  • MYOB & Quicken partner.
  • Microsoft partner

Software and Computer Set Ups

Once you have purchased your new software and computer systems you will need to set them up. We love doing this, especially when it is not tax season and are familiar with the major office and accounting programs. John is a microsoft partner.

Systems Analysis and Set Up.

Once your business gets to a reasonable size systems analysis is important to make the accounting function flow smoothly and minimise risk of internal theft. We have experience with systems right through to multi million dollar companies.

Technology Startups & Project Management

John and staff have been involved in many startups and can help you get there. We work with the department of state development and other agencies to get you on your way.