OLD [currently hiring] Tax Accountant – Flexible & Remote Part-time Time (Australia)

Bean Ninjas CEO, Meryl Johnston and COO, Wayne Richard
Bean Ninjas CEO, Meryl Johnston and COO, Wayne Richard are looking for an Australian tax partner

Want to grow your own business with the support of an established client base and brand? We’re hiring!


We are looking for an experienced tax accountant to join our team. 

This role will suit an entrepreneurial tax accountant who is looking to build their own business, leveraging off the support of an industry leader and established brand.

You may currently be working as an employee, however, this role may also suit a tax accountant who has recently started their own business and is looking to scale up quickly.  

You will initially work as a tax advisor with our cloud accounting team and clients. 

As our client base continues to grow, this role would evolve into an opportunity to partner with Bean Ninjas running your own tax accounting business. 

You will have around 10 years of tax experience working with an Australian firm, CA / CPA qualifications and excellent communication skills.  



Who are we?


Bean Ninjas is an award winning Xero cloud accounting services business, offering bookkeeping, reporting and VCFO services. 

Bean Ninjas was founded on Australia’s Gold Coast in 2015 and now has a team of 15+ staff across Australia, the US, the UK, Europe and the Philippines. 

We specialise in bookkeeping, reporting and financial education for two main industries:

  • Ecommerce 
  • Digital Agencies

Our mission is to create financial freedom through stress-free business finances for our clients

To understand more about our beginnings and vision, watch this video of our Founder and CEO Meryl Johnston



For more details about Bean Ninjas and our values refer to the Bean Ninjas jobs page.


Industry leaders


Bean Ninjas are recognized as industry leaders. You will be working alongside Chartered Accountants and CPA’s who have come from firms such as Ernst and Young and BDO.

We were awarded the Xero Australia Bookkeeping Partner of the Year Award in 2019 and the Queensland Bookkeeping Partner of the Year in both 2017 and 2019.

We regularly attend speaking events, as well as hosting our podcast and webinar events.

We run an active community, servicing our clients by providing timely up to date industry information. 


BN Xero Awards 2019


What’s it like being part of the Bean Ninjas team?

Working at Bean Ninjas has changed the way I look at work

                                                      – Michael Wark, Bean Ninjas Financial Coach



Team attending a strategy day

Anf (Learning & Community Lead), Michael (Agencies Finance Coach) & Meryl (CEO) attending a strategy day.


We believe in developing our team and promoting internally, which is why we want a tax expert to join the ranks, before establishing their own partner business.

We have an established client base that we would like to provide tax services to, complimenting our bookkeeping, reporting and vCFO offering. 

By coming on board as an in-house specialist, you will go through a mentoring program to equip you to grow the business as you evolve into a business partner.


Meryl & Team

Meryl leading the discussion with the Bean Ninjas team at the 2019 retreat on Australia’s north coast of NSW.

Whilst you will service clients based in Australia, you will be part of a global business that is geographically distributed across the US, the UK, Philippines and Europe.  You will work with leading-edge technologies and form part of our agile business.

You will be mentored by our CEO Meryl Johnston to coach you on your journey to owning your own business. 

You will attend our annual retreat to meet the team face to face and workshop and strategise for the coming year.



Product Partner


Becoming a Bean Ninjas Product Partner will provide you with the freedom to set up your own business with the support and client base of an existing brand and client base. 

Initially, you will work closely with the team, operating as an in-house team member, learning the ninja ropes, before branching out into a Partner arrangement, where you are able to grow your client base and business beyond the Bean Ninjas doors.



An example of a successful product partner is Michael Wark, who came to us an Accountant from a major firm, before cycling through our Cloud Accounting Services and Sales teams, as well as being key in several systems and marketing projects. 

Michael is now a financial coach for Digital Agencies, offering financial coaching services to Bean Ninjas clients and wider customer base.


Leader in a workshop

Michael leading a Profit First workshop

“I’m passionate to get you results and am flexible with how we connect. I am completely focused on optimizing your business and delivering you results. Coffee catch-ups, phone calls, zoom calls, and emails are all part of how we can work together. Get in touch when you are ready to level up!




Similarly, COO, Wayne Richard, became Partner in 2018, after commencing his Bean Ninjas career as a Cloud Accountant and Sales team member

Wayne quickly moved through the ranks to become Manager and then Director of Global Operations.  Wayne is an e-commerce cloud accounting expert and has appeared and hosted many key industry podcasts.  

Wayne is responsible for the impressive growth of our US business and is a well-known expert in the eCommerce space, having recently published the state of the industry eCommerce Recession Impact 2020 Report.




Here are some specifics of the role:


Flexible and remote role

This is a part-time remote role and you will have some flexibility in choosing your regular work hours. You can also decide whether you’d like to work from a co-working space or from home.

Tax Accounting delivery

  • You have worked for an Australian accounting firm for approximately 10 years as a tax accountant 
  • We’re looking for someone with both strong technical skills and excellent communication skills 
  • We take a proactive approach to accounting and would like our tax business to run in the same manner, for example with scheduled tax planning meetings 

The opportunity

  • You are entrepreneurial and would like to grow your own business, you are a self-starter who has acquired their technical skills but is ready to branch out on their own. 


How Do I Apply?

Step 1: Complete the online application form below

Step 2: Record a 2-minute loom video discussing why you think you are a great fit (this is not an exercise in video editing it is just to get a sense of who you are).

Step 3: Bean Ninjas review submissions and schedule the first interview

Step 4: Second interview 

Step 5: Test project together

Step 6: Tax Accountant role announced

Step 7: Commence work orientation

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