More than just accountants + advisors

LBW is a client and community focused organisation that aims to grow together with the individuals and businesses we work with.

About Us

LBW is one of Geelong’s largest, locally-owned public accounting practices, delivering insightful financial partnerships for more than 30 years.

We are committed to elevating the potential of the people and businesses we work with, providing them with the compliance and advisory support they need to face the challenges of today, so they can prosper tomorrow.

Throughout our longstanding history, the core of LBW’s service offering is to develop a deep understanding of our clients, their business, their individual position, and their goals.

Our business is built on people and partnerships. Developing trust is essential to the expertise we provide.

We ask questions and we listen. We take an innovative approach and seek out opportunities to explore what is possible.

Our clients choose us and stay with us because of the peace of mind and empowerment we can provide throughout the journey with LBW.

Your financial future. Our priority.

Our Purpose

Partnering with our clients, our people and our community on a journey of success by growing together and thinking and acting differently.

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of everything that we do, driving our approach to our work, our clients, our culture and our community.


All people are treated fairly and as equals, regardless of their background, skills or role.


We communicate in an open and authentic way, maintaining an honest and transparent working environment to foster the highest professional standards.


Our relationships with each other and our clients are built on trust, delivering on our promises and expectations.

Continuous improvement

We consistently strive for high performance and excellence in all that we do, and the expertise we provide.


We look in different places for solutions and initiate communication to proactively identify opportunities to strengthen our clients' position.

Learning mindset

We seek out opportunities to learn, to understand, and to do things differently, building our knowledge for ourselves and our clients.


We approach our work and our relationships with a curious and questioning mind and are always seeking and exploring opportunities.

Working together

We work together to bring out the best in each other and strive towards shared goals. We support one another and our communication is open and transparent.


We take ownership of our roles and are fully engaged to achieve the best outcomes for our clients, LBW and the community.


We care and support each other, our clients, and the community. We take a genuine interest in others and spend the time to connect and contribute in meaningful ways.

Have fun

We enjoy where we work, who we work with and what we do, and take the time to have a few laughs along the way!

Community involvement

Read more about how LBW are involved in the Geelong community.

Why people choose LBW

We are more than just an accounting firm.

We are tactical. We are proactive. We are the trusted financial advisors you didn't know you needed. We take the time to understand your situation and goals to provide strategic advice and solutions to get you to where you want to be, faster.

We proudly support Geelong businesses.

We support the ongoing growth of local organisations, big and small, assisting them to face any challenge and prosper.

We go on the journey with our clients.

LBW builds partnerships on a foundation of trust. We genuinely care about you, your personal and business goals, and will leverage and share our extensive expertise and skillsets to get you where you want to be.

We believe in our people.

Our longstanding history is built around quality people, followed by quality work. Our team focuses on building strong, trusting relationships with clients that leads to confidence in the work we deliver.

Get to know the LBW team

Danielle is always professional and efficient. We have complete peace of mind having our accounts done through LBW. A great experience.
Amber Pope
Amber Pope
19:48 15 Nov 21
Danielle and the team at LBW are amazing, always helpful and quick to respond to any task. Construction work and finances are a complex thing at the best of times, i cant thank you enough for the sound advice and support you have given us.
Gareth Downes
Gareth Downes
00:41 15 Nov 21
Rachael makes doing our tax so easy and really takes the hassle out of tax time. I highly recommend LBW for prompt, professional and friendly service. Geelong (if not Victoria's) number 1 accounting firm!!
Justine Frost
Justine Frost
04:40 22 Jul 21
Olivia Johnstone has been assisting me with my business taxation and family trust matters for a number of years. Absolutely knows her tax, rings you back, I can highly recommend her.
Jeannette Ernst
Jeannette Ernst
06:02 19 Jan 21
Conscientious and professional. No task too big or too small. LBW have helped me through my first two years in business and I always feel like they have my best interests at heart. Highly recommended.
Sam Watling
Sam Watling
00:45 22 Feb 20
LBW Accountants have provided friendly and professional service to our small business and our family over many years. A pleasure to work with them.
Terri Allen
Terri Allen
21:41 18 Feb 20
Ive found LBW and particularly Nick and Melissa invaluable in managing our accounting needs. There knowledge is second to none and they are always on hand to answer any questions that arise.
peter clark
peter clark
04:44 03 Feb 20
I've been going to see Ben Cannard at LBW for the last 3 years and he is by far the best accountant I've ever had. Very reasonably priced for doing two tax refund applications for me and my partner. We always get a decent refund and Ben is always professional, on time and answers all of our questions. Can highly recommend Ben and LBW as a result.
Sean Gleeson
Sean Gleeson
22:07 21 Jan 20
We use LBW exclusively for our personal and business tax requirements. The team are very professional and competent. The coffee is good also 🙂
Benny Backflop
Benny Backflop
22:33 02 Mar 17
We have been dealing with Simon and Ryan for years for all of our tax requirements. They guys are super friendly and know their stuff.
22:24 02 Mar 17

Our Clients

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