About NBC – Xero & Tax Accountants Brisbane. Northern Business Consultants

About NBC


Our advisors and support team works with entrepreneurs, business owners and managers to understand them, provide real-time solutions, practical advice and confidence to make informed decisions about what’s important to them.

NBC commenced in 1976 and continues to operate in the heart of Northern Brisbane. Our founder’s approach was “if we assist you in keeping your books accurate and up to date every month, we believe we can help you grow a successful business”.

Our current approach is largely the same; we’ve remained close to our roots, we don’t run a tax factory, it’s not about the numbers,

“it’s all about the decisions you make and the actions you take, that lead you to your goals”.

We care about people, the staff and families of our clients and of our own business, and are focused on working together as a team to understand and help each other.

Ultimately what motivates us and why we’re here is to add value and to make life easier for our clients, their staff and their families.


Understanding Through Involvement

With involvement and open communication we improve our awareness of the situation and mutual understanding. This makes working together easier and results in a productive and satisfying relationship.

Real-time Data

By having access to “real-time” data and timely solutions, you can be confident that the numbers actually reflect how you are currently performing and where you are heading.

Informed Decision Making

We support our clients with timely, practical advice so you have the confidence to make informed decisions about your priorities. Making decisions and executing the required actions is what will lead you towards your goals.


Robin Joe Kong

Business Advisor

Joe graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting. In 1994 Joe merged his Financial Planning practice with NBC and become a partner of the firm. Joe’s satisfaction in seeing business owners achieve their goals with the assistance of his enthusiastic and skilled team at NBC has always been a motivating force to ensure he is always at the forefront of providing timely, quality advice.

Tracey Chester

Self-managed Superannuation

It is Tracey’s personal specialty and mission to ensure that small business owners have the funds to retire in style and reap the rewards of their hard work through good management and advice in relation to their superannuation. Tracey is a small business owner herself and believes that too many small business owners work too hard for too many hours for too little reward.

Tony Madden

Business Advisor

Tony is enthusiastic and energised by working closely with his clients to provide solutions for business development and improvement, structuring advice, coaching, and taxation solutions. He has a realistic straight shooter approach in guiding clients to achieve their wealth creation and business goals. Tony is a director of NBC and a CPA with extensive experience in small to medium privately held and family based businesses.

David Robertson

Client Manager

David has worked with NBC since 2010, managing a range of clients and their taxation and advisory requirements. David completed his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Queensland before joining a mid-tier city based firm in 2005 where he built his experience prior to joining NBC. David also completed the Chartered Accountant program during this time and is now a qualified CA.

Vicki Horton

Client Manager

Vicki joined the NBC team in early 2013 from Far North Queensland. Vicki has had over 19 years experience assisting a wide range of clients with their tax, business services and superannuation needs. Vicki is now focusing on SMSF as her specialisation.

Martin McDonald

Client Manager

Martin has over 20 years firsthand experience of the operational and cyclical market challenges faced by small private and large corporate businesses operating in a range of supply chains. He commenced his business advisory and accounting career in public practice after completing a Masters of Commerce at UQ in mid 2010 and joined NBC in mid 2012.

Sarah Booshand

Client Service Assistant

Sarah started with the NBC team in late 2010 as an admin support for both the Accounting and Financial Planning team. She has come from a 5 year role as an administrator and para-planner at a sole financial planner’s office and also has over 10 years in customer service experience.

Rachael Douglas

Client Services Assistant

Rachael has been with NBC since 2016, Rachael started at NBC as a receptionist and has since progressed into a Client Services Assistant role in the area of Self Managed Superannuation.

Jennifer Perrin

Client Service Assistant

Jen has been with the team at NBC since 2011 starting as Receptionist and now has progressed to a more client focused role as a Client Service Assistant (CSA). The role also includes being a part of the consulting department where Jen assists the team with Business Development.

Celeste Denby

Client Service Assistant

Celeste began with NBC in 2011. She is a Client Service Assistant in the areas of Tax and Audit. Celeste has extensive accounting practice experience since starting her career in 2007.As a busy mum and wife, Celeste still finds time to studying an Income Tax Course and a Diploma of Accounting.

Jody Campbell

Client Service Assistant

Jody joined the NBC team in early 2016, she has joined the Accounting and Financial Planning team. Jody has come from a wealth of experience in client services roles and has a large amount of experience in the accounting industry.

Hannah Riley

Director of First Impressions

Hannah is the newest member to the NBC team, she has a passion for travelling and always strives to go the extra mile for our clients, greeting everyone with a warm smile and a hot cuppa.

Brian Young

Credit Controller

Brian has worked with Northern Business Consultants since 1998, managing the Credit Control of all debtors of the business. Prior to joining the team Brian was a career Banker, with over 35 years’ experience. During the time with the Bank he served in various positions at various locations in Queensland.

Tanya Clonan

Marketing Coordinator

Tanya manages the marketing and social media of NBC. She has Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing and Management degree at Queensland University of Technology.


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    Moved to new premises

    In November 2013, NBC relocated to our new offices at 605 Zillmere Road to support growing team.
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    NBC becomes a Xero Gold Partner

    In August 2013, NBC became one of the leading four Xero partners in Queensland.
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    NBC moves to Cloud Accounting with Xero

    NBC was one of the earliest adopters of Xero for cloud accounting.
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    Tony & Tracey become NBC partners

    Tony Madden and Tracey Chester join Joe & Alan as partners in NBC.
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    NBC Established

    NBC was established in 1976 offering advice to small business owners with the goal of improving their business and since then has always set out to improve on this advice.