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Success Starts Here

Australia’s Startup Accounting Solution

About Standard Ledger

Standard Ledger are dedicated startup accountants.
We believe entrepreneurs should focus on taking over the world, so we provide bookkeeping and accounting that scales as you grow.
Easy setup.
Beautiful Accounting with Xero.
Accurate and timely processing.
Simple pricing.

Our sister company, General Standards, are Australia’s only dedicated startup lawyers. General Standards provide low, fixed-price fees to help you get your business up and running.

Exclusively focused on startups, together Standard Ledger and General Standards look after all your accounting and legal needs, so you can focus on doing what you do best.

Remco Marcelis
Managing Partner

Remco is a virtual CFO, VC and entrepreneurial educator. As a CPA and CFO/COO he has worked in entrepreneurial technology businesses for the last 10 years, preceded by 4 years in venture capital and 10 years in multinational consulting/services companies.

Michael Budnow

Michael’s expertise spans the breadth of financial analysis & reporting, taxation, and financial modelling. He is a trusted advisor to privately listed companies and high net worth individuals bringing his passion and experience to bear in assisting their commercial activities.

Kurt Falkenstein
Kurt Falkenstein

Kurt is the founder of Standard Ledger as well as sister law firm General Standards. He commenced practice in 2005 and has advised hundreds of early stage businesses through their formation and growth, as well as being an investor and director of both Australian & US startups.

Customer Service

Fiona and Jane are our customer service managers, based in Melbourne. They’ll be interacting with you directly as part of weekly processing and are your first point of contact for any questions about our bookkeeping treatment or service.

The Team

We use a dedicated offshore team to do the bulk of the day-to-day work. While you probably won’t be interacting directly with them a lot, they are an integral part of our service. They rock at doing your books in a timely and accurate manner.

Our Services


Setup Xero with a simple chart of accounts, bank feeds and provide you basic overview training to get you up and running.


We will prepare and lodge your BAS statements, including employee PAYG withholding.


Core bookkeeping services that scale as you grow to process your bank transactions, supplier invoices and expenses.

Monthly Financial Reporting

Simple monthly reports are included in our core bookkeeping service.   We can also work with you to develop more sophisticated financial and metric reporting.


Setup and maintain your employees, process their pays and superannuation and end of year payment summaries.

Budgeting / Modeling

We can prepare detailed financial models that clearly set out the key assumptions, KPIs and targets underpinning revenue and expense forecasts.