About Us

We’re passionate about helping Aussie accounting firms to thrive through the changes and challenges facing the industry. That’s why we’re on a mission to become Australia’s pre-eminent trusted provider of top-quality, reliable outsourced accounting services. We take care of the bread and butter work to help you get back to what’s important: growing both your clients’ business and your own.

Our Aussie Office

Our Australian team, based in Normanhurst, is in daily contact with our Mohali offices and senior accountants regularly travel to India to conduct training. We are led by Tim Davidson, a respected chartered accountant with 35+ years’ experience.

Our Mohali office

Our team in India is based in Mohali Northern India, and is managed by our senior accountant and customer solutions manager Shiv Kumar.

We have a dedicated resource of qualified accountants at our offices. In many ways our offshore operation in Mohali runs like a Australia CA firm, with junior, intermediate and senior staff.

Mohali has many international sporting venues consisting of a magnificent cricket stadium, hockey stadium, golf course and the newly built Mohali International Airport. All our team are cricket mad and we are really grateful that cricket matches happen in the evenings or we would never get any work done in the office!

Staff turnover is low because working and living conditions are excellent there are valuable career advancement opportunities and we pay above award wages. Mohali is considered one of the best places to live in Punjab and is developing rapidly as the IT Hub for the state.

Our capabilities

  • Proficient in Xero, MYOB, AO/AE, APS.
  • We have 500 + accountants trained to AU accounting standards
  • Partnered with over 25 + accounting firms in AU
  • We work with many different industries and understand farming compliance work
  • We have completed over 25,000 tax returns for the 2016/17 tax year

Meet The Team

Tim Davidson

Tim Davidson, B,Bus, FCA, SSA, CTA has over 35 years experience in the profession, 30 of which have been as a Partner/Director. Tim’s specialisations include audit, accounting and tax services to a wide variety of clients including the not-for-profit sector and small to medium enterprises. Tim is a registered Self Managed Superannuation Auditor. Tim helped establish Connect in Australia and regularly travels to Mohali to help train the Mohali team as well as improve the skills base and procedures of the Mohali office. Tim is also actively involved in assisting Australian accounting firms make the shift to outsourcing.

Edward Hayes

Ed brings a wealth of experience to Connect Outsourcing. With a background in sales and marketing for a major corporate brand Ed managed the technical sales team for over fifteen years.

Over the past four years Ed has helped Connect position itself as the most trusted outsourcing solution for NZ accounting firms.

Ed is passionate about helping NZ accounting firms position themselves to better serve their clients and make more profit as the accounting landscape changes.

Shiv Kumar

Shiv is a qualified accountant with a Masters degree in accounting from Chandigarh University. He has worked in the accounting and auditing fields for over 21 years, with the last 8 at Connect. Shiv is dedicated to helping our clients with all their resourcing and compliance needs. He loves to work closely with you to understand your business processes and then present advice and strategies to meet your goals.

Shiv is originally from the beautiful Himalayas, and now lives in Chandigarh with his two young children. His passions are playing cricket, watching movies, and listening to music.

Don't just take our word for it - read our client case study from Marion Garlick on the benefits of choosing Connect after 8 years of outsourcing.

"Our firm have been outsourcing for 8 years and enjoyed a competitive advantage over our peers. the connect team are a seamless extension of our in-house team and always great to deal with."

Marion Garlick
Gilligan Sheppard