• Creative business made simple

  • Click on a service for more detail

    Help me be more profitable

    Help me with my production

    Help me with my day-to-day finance and admin

    Help me write my document

  • Help for a specific project

    You're busy. Your team is busy. You need to get that project completed, but you don't have enough hours in the day or feet on the ground.

    You do now.


    Whether you need to restructure a division, buy another business, implement a new business management system, or get a grant application completed, we have the team that can step in and take care of it.


    We're like the SAS of the business world.


    With tentacles. 

  • Choose what you need

    You might need an entire back-office solution for your business, or you may only need particular services. With Untangled Octopus, we'll give you a hand in whatever areas you need.


    Book keeping, month-end, grant applications, finance applications, liaison with your accountant. We can help with any of these. Need a good accountant? We can suggest a few of them too!


    Building a business is a bit like building a house. If you don't have good foundations when you get too big you'll be in trouble. Building sound operational infrastructure is something we love.


    We have partnerships with a number of legal practitioners who have specialist experience in the enteratinment and creative sectors. Whether you're after a basic contract to engage with a client, need help with your IP protection, or are getting into some legal argy-bargy we have friends that can help.


    Finding good people. Keeping good people. Getting the best out of your team. We'll help you manage the performance of your dream team, and if you need help finding the right person we work alongside the specialist recruiters who know who's who out there.

    IT / Communications

    The speed of change in IT and communications is incredible. Keeping up with the latest technology and tools to help you with your business is something we love. And for the real propeller-head stuff we have some great IT suppliers who know their way around a routing table.


    It's well and good to have a business but you need to have clients too. Whether it's building a website, understanding social media, or getting some training on sales skills, we'll find a solution that's right for you.

  • Oh - did we mention we're Xero Certified Advisors?

    And we're also WorkflowMax Certified Advisors!

  • Meet the Untanglers

    Don't settle for second best

    Marc Ireland


    Production Untangler

    Corporate & Management Accounts


    Film Production Accounting


    Public Funding  


    Worked at: Walt Disney Animation, NBC Universal TV, TCN Channel Nine, Southern Star UK, UKTV, Freehand Productions


    Worked on: Meerkat Manor series and movie, Hotel Babylon, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Wide World Of Sports, Top Gear Australia, Dancing with The Stars, Whitechapel, Midnight Man, Lion King II, Peter Pan, Planet Cake, Micro Nation, Freshwater Blue


    Fully Qualified Accountant and Member of the Institute of Public Accountants (MIPA)

    Ian Murray


    Strategic Untangler

    Strategic and Tactical Planning


    Operational Systems


    Exit strategies & Business Transactions 


    Worked at: Pure Colours Digital Imaging, Boatrace, Bailey Daddo Douglas Lees, Essentially Invisible, Brand New Media, Destra Corporation, Freehand


    Fancy Letters after his name:



    BBus (Mgt)


    Stratton Powell-Hughes

     Strategic Untangler




    Operations & Scalability


    Strategic Planning


    Data analysis & optimisation


    SME Cloud Services


    Worked at: EP Australia, Big Bang & Fuzz


    Excel Wiz


    Fancy Letters after his name:

    BAgEc (Hons)



    Stephanie Chandra

    Corporate Untangler


    Book keeping


    Assistant accountant


    Accounts payable




    BAS and administration


    Production Accounts


    Leaps tall businesses in a single bound


    Fancy Letters after her name:

    Bachelor of Business & Commerce

    (Accounting Major / Finance Sub-major)

    Mitali Gandhi

    Corporate Untangler

    Book keeping


    Management Accounting


    Accounts payable




    BAS and administration


    Not entirely sure what a Millennium Falcon is


     Fancy Letters after her name:

    CPA, Masters of Accounting

  • Join the fun!

    We're always on the look out for new Untanglers to join our family. Contact us using the contact box at the bottom of this page and we'll be in touch!

    Strategic Untanglers

    If you have worked as the CEO, COO, GM, MD, or owner of a creative business and want to help others grow, give us a call.

    Production Untanglers

    If you're an experienced production accountant, production accounts assistant, or royalty accountant looking to work on television and feature projects, let's have a chat.

    Corporate Untanglers

    If you're an awesome book-keeper who enjoys working around creative people, let us know. But remember, when we say "awesome" we really mean it. We only work with the best.

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