BLUE DRAGON ARE NOT YOUR AVERAGE TAX ACCOUNTANTS!
Our background, experience and how we engage with our clients sets us distinctly apart from almost every other Tax Accountant out there. Our experience and expertise has been gained through working in real businesses not just in an accountants office and this is the number one thing that stands out to us in our engagements and the feedback we get from clients. Our Principal, Michael, has a Bachelor of Business – Accountancy from QUT, is a CPA and has been for over 20 years, is a member of the IPA, NTAA, ICB and is a registered Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board. Michael has over 30 years of commercial accounting and finance experience in diverse industries from agriculture, banking and finance, construction, retail, labour hire, manufacturing including brown goods, food, perishables and FMCG, international trade, infrastructure, import, export, wholesaling, engineering, health and even fin-tech. Michael has been a CFO across emerging corporates and large family businesses for over 30 years and started 5ivestar Business Services in 2013. 5ivestar evolved into Blue Dragon Business Services after we acquired the clients and IP of Blue Dragon in 2020. As a part of this business acquisition we moved our office from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast, however, our clients are national and global enabled by technology.
Apart from vanilla tax work, Michael is also a virtual CFO for start-ups and growing businesses in the $1m to $10m turnover space and growing rapidly. This means these developing businesses benefit from many years of experience and expertise in much larger and more complex organisations. Our Senior Accountant, Micaela has worked a Finance Manager and Accountant in many commercial enterprises as well as having her own business providing accounting services. Our Bookkeeper and Business Analyst, Taryn works remotely and has been mentored by Michael for the last 8 years and has worked in Accounts Payable in a high volume engineering business and is studying her Certificate IV in Accounting and Certificate IV in Bookkeeping. Our Graduate Accountant, Chandan, has a Masters of Professional Accounting, has experience in high-volume tax return environments and is being trained further by the team in all areas of Accounting, Tax and Bookkeeping. Our Marketing Co-ordinator, Freja, is studying a Bachelor of Business & Journalism at UQ and works tirelessly to ensure the brand evolves as the business changes and our engagement with clients and future clients is first-class.
Over the last 8 years we have developed a clear set of values and a healthy corporate culture;
We are Authentic: We have transparency in our dealings with each other, suppliers and clients; we are genuine and operate with integrity; we are honest and ethical and uphold the truth; everyone in the team knows where they stand.
We are Clear: Our thinking is clear which results in good, open communication; our goals are well defined which ensures the team knows what needs to be done to achieve them; with clarity of purpose the team delivers to the best of their ability.
We are Collaborative: We function as “one-team” through genuine collaboration, and business-partnering to deliver our goals; with high levels of trust and respect for each other we achieve more and faster than we think is possible.
We are Determined: We work hard and have high standards of each other and the outcomes; our high standards mean that we have the courage to call-out any behaviour that lets the team down; our determination is demonstrated through our passion in achieving positive outcomes in our business dealings and the high stamina of our work-ethic.
We are Innovative: Our team is always forward-thinking; always evolving and known for embracing and supporting change; our business is continuous developing, becoming efficient, and is lean with agility and responsiveness;
We are Precise: We are precise; accurate; and our processes deliver outcomes and products of superior quality and performance; our standards of accuracy are reflected in high-levels of safety and the health and wellbeing of our team
We do it with Enjoyment: We have fun while we get it done; always in cheerful readiness; and not taking ourselves so seriously.
We celebrate the wins and support each other through the learnings.
At Blue Dragon our passion is to support business owners in achieving their goals.
Philosophy of Success
When it comes to making a change in your business we commence with interpreting your requirements. We are skilled with the cut through to the core issues. You are reaching out to us for change. We start the process with describing two businesses: your business now and your business in the future. See what our clients had to say about Michael’s ability to interpret business requirements>>
We spend time to collaborate on ideas before developing strategy and solutions. We describe before we prescribe. This way key stakeholders are on the same page before moving forward. See what our clients had to say about Michael’s strategy development process>>
We are not all about just coming up with the strategy we have the team to implement and work along aside you and get our hands dirty. See what our clients had to say about Blue Dragon’s ability to execute >>
A Premium Experience
Blue Dragon Business Services is a boutique consultancy focused on delivering outstanding value to our clients. We are a small team of dedicated professionals. Our core business philosophy is about making your business fly. We draw upon our real life commercial experience and know-how so you get a premium experience.
work with us?
We are easy to talk to | We are down-to-earth | We speak your language |
We are experienced and knowledgeable | We will tell it to you straight |
Reach out. You will be surprised how simple we can make change. Together.