Shane Macfarlane CA

Shane’s a Chartered Accountant and tax & business management specialist who founded Live Accounting over 8 years ago in 2008.

Shane has lived and worked as an accountant, working with businesses in USA, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam . . . and of course, Australia!

He’s not only been recognised as a skilled tax specialist but also as an innovator and successful startup entrepreneur in the Australian accounting industry, having founded, launched & sold Fifo Workpapers to Accounting industry giant, Intuit.

Beyond startups, Shane has also founded and run accounting practices both in Australia and overseas, including Australian Top 100 practices and all with the same common threads . . . a total focus on solving customer needs, utilisation of technology to generate efficiencies and constant improvement in everything we do.

So its probably no surprise to you then, that outside of accounting and tax, Shane’s next love is technology . . . Apple products, computers, electronic gadgets . . . you name it! In fact, if it it’s cool software, or if it is electronic with flashing lights (or an Apple logo) Shane has to have it immediately!

Greatest accomplishment:
Putting it all on the line, to conceive, found and create Fifo Workpapers before exiting to Intuit!

Never leave home without:
An iPhone charger . . . I’d feel naked if disconnected from the world). Oh, and according to my Mum . . . always wear a clean pair of undies!

Best advice Shane’s ever received:
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life