OUR PEOPLE

To succeed, you need the right people

And here we are

Our people

Accounting is a serious business. That’s why it’s expensive, traditionally speaking.

But you’re not traditional so neither are we. We’re not a bunch of stuffy accountants sitting around in a stuffy office.

Instead, we’re the right mix of experienced accountants supported by customer service managers and an offshore team to deliver the expertise and quality that you need at a startup friendly price.

Our directors have experience in accounting firms, venture capital firms and on the coal face, inside startups. We use this to guide our team, working together to provide affordable accounting – from bookkeeping to virtual CFO services – that grows with you.

Our aim is simply to take care of today, so you can focus on tomorrow. Here’s how we do it for Australian startups and for UK startups.

Remco Marcelis
Managing Partner and Founder

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

Michael Budnow
Partner

Michael’s expertise includes financial analysis, reporting and modelling, local and international taxation, and financial structuring. He is a trusted advisor to privately listed companies and high net worth individuals, assisting with their commercial activities.

Kurt Falkenstein
Co-Founder

Kurt co-founded Standard Ledger and our sister law firm, General Standards. He commenced practice in 2005 and has advised hundreds of early stage businesses through their formation and growth. He is also an investor and director of Australian and American startups.

Customer Service

Fiona and Jane are our Australian customer service managers, based in Melbourne. They’ll interact 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 for most of our day-to-day work. They rock at doing your books accurately and on time, and are an integral part of our service. You’ll hear from them as they have queries on doing your bookkeeping, payroll or tax.

We help startups become stayups