a day in the life

We help people build better businesses 👋

Should your organisation be performing better? Are you working harder just to stand still? Our clients bring us in to help with challenges like these every day. We bring our skills, experience and design thinking to help discover what’s gone wrong. Then working together, we generate ideas and develop strategies to solve the problem & help you manage the numbers.

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A few reasons that you'll love working with us

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You Count. We Count.

Your business matters to us. We’re excited to work with you and help you understand your business finances better. Adding stuff up and making sense of the numbers is what we do. Managing your finances and helping you understand them makes us happy.

Winner of Xero's Small Firm of the Year 2020

We’re so humbled to be Xero’s Small Firm of the Year 2020. It means so much to the team and we know it’s going to help our cause so much. Back in 2017, we set up Ashton McGill with the aim of truly helping people. Helping them build better businesses, helping them build more purposeful businesses, helping them achieve their big, audacious goals. Two years on, and we’re so proud of the community we’ve grown and the wonderful communities we’re a part of. We feel truly lucky to work with such amazing people every day and receiving this award has really solidified our sense of purpose. We’re so excited for everything that’s to come and to help more businesses achieve incredible things.

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Our Why: We love helping people

At Ashton McGill we're passionate about people, and frustrated by the way many organisations behave today. They don't care about their staff or customers. Profit has become their only measure of success. They have no soul.

We're busier than ever, always connected, searching for that elusive work-life balance. We long for workplaces where we can be ourselves. Where community, passion and purpose sit comfortably together. Workplaces that feed our soul.

We've forgotten about compassion, about empathy, about treating people well.

And when we actually do all of those things; when we know Why we do what we do and share that, then amazing things start to happen.

Who We're Helping

Here’s a sample of some of the amazing businesses we have the pleasure of working with.

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Content Corner

This is our little corner of the internet, kick your feet up and stay awhile.

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The AM Gifting Edit

2020 has been a hard year in so many ways, especially for our small business community. Let’s show our loved ones we care with unique gifts from independents and small businesses this Christmas. Here’s a curation of our favourite products from some of our wonderful clients.

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Using business for good

Business can be a catalyst for change. Using business for good can benefit our organisations, our communities and the living world, and it’s a step to creating the kind of future in which we can all thrive.  The most impactful businesses are the ones that generate social and environmental value alongside financial value. They’re businesses…

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Introducing Powered by Positive

We believe in using business as a force for good to positively impact the communities and the environments in which we live and work. And we believe we can all make a difference when we come together towards a common cause. Powered by Positive is a community initiative built around these core beliefs. We exist…

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Business Expenses: A Case for Doing Things Differently

When it comes to finance, we can harness the power of technology to streamline our processes and help our businesses thrive. Why should expenses management be any different?  As businesses, we all incur some sort of expenses. Some businesses have more expenses than others and this is just due to the set up or type…

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A Day in the Life with Alicia Cots

At AM, we’re on a mission to help people build better businesses. It’s what we were born to do. Whether it’s demoing a new product for a client or running a workshop, everyday we’re lucky enough to work with some amazing brands who are leading the way in what they do. And nothing makes us…


Don’t Panic, Plan it

When we fail, we often look back and try and figure out the reasons why. But what if we took a more proactive approach? When a new client comes on board with us, Jared asks them one simple question: ‘if your venture was to fail in 4 years time, what do you think the main…

The Never Settle Podcast


When we’re not busy crunching numbers, we’re also the hosts of Never Settle, a podcast featuring creatives, entrepreneurs, ambitious individuals and leaders who do things differently.