Red Spark Consulting is an accounting practice with a focus on helping individuals to minimise their tax and small businesses to grow and prosper.
We believe in assisting all clients to understand the tax and accounting process and have the simple things set up correctly. We help our individual clients to gain a solid understanding of how tax works and develop a record-keeping approach that makes tax time as simple as possible.
For our health professionals and small business clients, we ensure that the correct and most effective business structures are in place, and we also believe in a proactive approach and encourage our clients to plan with us throughout the year. This puts our clients in a position to truly develop their business and tax minimisation strategies.
Michael Lawry CPA – Principal (he does the numbers)
Michael has worked in a wide range of public practice accounting firms over his professional career. He began his career in 2006, focusing on developing small businesses and undertaking tax planning for these businesses, individuals and their self-managed super funds (SMSF’s). He then spent the next five years focused on doctors and professionals, specialising in structural set-up and tax minimisation strategies for these clients. In 2016 he made the decision to move to a smaller firm to work with individuals and businesses in the local community.
In 2013 Michael obtained his tax agent licence, and in 2018 embarked on his long-held goal of running his own firm, Red Spark Consulting.
Michael has been involved throughout his career with CPA Australia. Obtaining his CPA accreditation in 2009, since 2014 he has been highly involved in examining CPA students on the Global Strategy and Leadership subject and been involved in the development of the CPA Practice Management Subject. Michael now holds his Public Practice licence through CPA Australia.
Outside of tax and accounting, Michael loves spending his free time with his wife, Katie, and their two boys. He also loves his sport, having played hockey at a high level for a number of years.
Katie Lawry – Communications (she does the words)
Katie is an expert in written communication, having worked in a range of roles in the publishing industry throughout her career. In 2017 Katie established her successful freelance editing business helping clients in a range of industries.
Katie’s career has involved working for a number of Australia’s largest publishing houses and in 2008 she became an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd). Katie has also been recently appointed as the Victorian representative to IPEd’s Accreditation Board.
At Red Spark Consulting, Katie lends her expertise to running the communications side of the business.
Location: We are located in Reservoir, Victoria.
Phone: 0407 007 730