Smart, personalised business and accounting services for busy SMEs.

About Silk

Established in 2015, Silk Business Advisors is passionate about helping small to medium-sized businesses re-align and run their bookkeeping, finance and administration functions efficiently and without unnecessary complexity. 

Having worked as a partner for a Melbourne-based mid-tier firm, Silk’s founder Karen Stecki, recognised the need for SMEs to better refine, simplify, and think more strategically about the way their accounting and administration functions in order to cultivate improved performance and growth. 

Whether its general process improvement, end-to-end accounting and bookkeeping, or needing advice on how to scale your business up and grow effectively, Silk Business Advisors proudly leverage their diverse wealth of experience, skills, and insights to deliver bookkeeping, finance and accounting advice and strategy in plain language, allowing anyone the ability to successfully adopt and implement without fuss.

Comprising a small, close-knit and highly approachable team, Silk are passionate about helping businesses map out and achieve their goals in the most accessible and efficient way possible.

What we stand for

Meet the team

Karen Stecki

Principal Consultant, CPA

CPA-qualified, Karen has over 27 years’ experience in accounting and advisory, and is inherently passionate about helping small to medium-sized business operate and thrive. Karen set up Silk Business Advisors in 2015, after returning from maternity leave, and has since nurtured a flair for helping other small business owners grow, prosper and successfully juggle all of life’s demands. Having formerly been a partner for a mid-tier firm, Karen has successfully applied the insights and knowledge gained from her own trajectory, to helping clients with business growth and improved overall performance.

Julie Matthews​

Corporate Secretarial Administrator

Julie joined Silk in 2015 along with Karen and has been involved in looking after the Corporate Secretarial needs of the firm’s clients. Having studied a Bachelor of Accounting, Julie has over 10 years industry experience. 

Julie runs her own small business and understands the pressures and formalities that come with it; she is passionate about helping clients with the administration aspects of setting up and maintaining successful businesses with government bodies.

Dale Sadler​

Bookkeeper

Dale joined the Silk team in March 2017, bringing with her extensive project management and business analysis experience from the financial services sector. Dale has postgraduate qualifications in business management and applies this in conjunction with her financial background to assisting clients progress within their businesses through smart bookkeeping solutions. 

Being a mother of two children, Dale understands and fully appreciates cultivating balance between work and family, and is passionate about helping her clients successfully achieve this. 

Julie Hodsman

Bookkeeper / Accountant, CA

Having joined the Silk team in January 2020, Julie is a CA qualified accountant with over twenty years’ experience in a mixture of public practice, funds management and banking.  Julie has gained a broad spectrum of experience across varied industries to meet many different requirements including audit, management accounting, bookkeeping, governance, operational risk and taxation.

Julie has two children, works part-time, and values the unique dynamic a family-work life balance brings.

Carly Murphy

Graduate Accountant

Carly joined Silk in October 2020, and completing her Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Accounting, and aims to be CPA qualified in the future.

Carly is passionate about building client relationships and aims to prioritise this while gaining experience in the industry. 

Carly is a qualified swim teacher and previously studied nursing. She enjoys socialising with her friends and family.

Bec Foote

Team Assistant

Bec has worked in numerous corporate and not for profit industries across the globe.
Her background includes roles focused on administration, marketing, communications and PA / EA work.
 
When not working as our Team Assistant, Bec has two young children who keep her very busy.

Our services

We provide practical, implementable advice in layman’s terms, enabling busy SMEs to get on with what they are good at – running their business!

  • End-to-end bookkeeping
  • Payroll consulting and management
  • Business, income, and capital gains tax
  • Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)
  • GST and superannuation
  • Strategic taxation consulting, planning and implementation
  • Outsourced C-level (CFO) advisory services
  • Credit control analysis
  • Implementable advice for start-up businesses
  • Implementable advice for businesses looking to scale up
  • Systems and process improvement
  • Administration and operations ‘health checks’
  • Business and accounting IT advisory (specialists in MYOB and Xero)
  • Profit and Loss analysis
  • Break-even and financial ratio management
  • Cash flow and budget reporting
  • Strategic analysis for improved business performance
  • Forecasting, objective setting and planning for business growth
  • Strategy planning and alignment
  • Maternity leave/return-to-work planning and support
  • Organisational structuring and re-structuring
  • Succession planning and exit strategy advisory

Get in touch

Location

106/75 Tulip Street, Cheltenham VIC 3192

Contact us

Phone :+61 (3) 8560 6890

Email : info@silkba.com.au