Client Focus: How Sky Accountants helped Latte Cartelle grow its business into Franchising


Business accountants take on a variety of roles in businesses in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and even the academe.  The importance of accountants in ensuring the quality of financial reporting can’t be overly emphasized. They remain at the frontline of safeguarding the integrity of financial reporting and contributing to the overall progress and stability of organisations. Latte Cartelle is proof that a competent small business accountant is an invaluable asset to a company.

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Latte Cartelle is a coffee drive-thru known for its highly skilled baristas, a delicious range of food and drinks and its Latte Cartelle Signature Blend. In 2004, the first Latte Cartelle was launched in Melbourne. It was a runaway success that a second store was opened soon after. Since 2009, the coffee drive-thru has opened two more stores and new franchise sites are set to open around Australia soon as well.

Linda Tsiokas, Owner and Managing Director of Latte Cartelle met Jamie Johns of Sky Accountants in 2003 when she established her business. She says that Jamie and Tim Goode, also of Sky Accountants, have been instrumental, influential and helpful in establishing a correct business structure so her business was able to branch out into a franchising one. Sky Accountants also help protect the assets and intellectual property of the existing company.

“We have found that the advice and support that we have received from Jamie and Tim has been invaluable – they are always available to speak to by phone provide us with industry averages and comparisons for our business so that we know where our margins are supposed to be in comparison to other coffee operators – we find that that their information is really helpful in benchmarking our business.

We also appreciate the relationship that we have built with Jamie. It’s of mutual respect, understanding and friendship,” Linda said.

“Jamie gives advice that’s easy to understand for non-accountants like us. You must give Jamie and Tim a call – even though they are in Ballarat, they are probably more accessible than any accountant I have come across in Melbourne. In terms of the relationship and friendship that you will build with these guys, I think it far outweighs proximity of the location,” Linda added.

Accountant for small businesses

Small business accountants assist with corporate strategies, provide advice and help businesses reduce costs, improve their bottom line and mitigate risks. If you need a bit of assistance with your hospitality business, contact a Sky Accountants representative today and learn more about our fixed fees. You won’t regret it.

Some of our clients include Buckley’s Entertainment Center, Ballarat Leagues Club, Daylesford Hotel, Bacchus Marsh Golf Club, Campbell Point House, Midlands Ballarat, The Urban Newtown, Maryborough Midland Society, Brink Drinks, Dontek, UV Wraps and many more.

Aside from business consultation, we also offer accounting, bookkeeping, back office, SMSF and POS services designed to help you achieve greater financial success.

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