• 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.

    Finance

    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!

    Operations

    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.

    Legal

    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.

    HR

    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.

    Marketing

    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

    Co-Founder

    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

    Co-Founder

    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:

    AIMC

    JP

    BBus (Mgt)

     

    Stratton Powell-Hughes

     Strategic Untangler

     

    Commercialisation

     

    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

     

    Payroll

     

    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

     

    Payroll

     

    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.

  • Sydney HQ: Level 1, 116 Kippax Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia

     

    Sydney: +61 (2) 8006 8843

    New York: +1 (646) 652 6286

     

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