Darren Crothers

Partner, Business Services


+61 7 3237 5990


Darren is a Business Services Partner with BDO in Brisbane.

Darren supports clients maximise their wealth position by providing advice concerning operational improvement, strategic decision making and taxation planning and advice.  He regularly assists clients implement appropriate business systems and measurement tools, to help them manage and grow their businesses. Darren also assists clients on issues involving business acquisitions, valuations, asset protection, business and management structures together advice regarding income tax, capital gains tax, GST and other state taxes.

Darren joined BDO in 2001, as Partner. He is now Partner-in-charge of the Business Services team in Brisbane; a team of more than 100 staff, and involved in both the Automotive and Agribusiness industry sector teams for the national firm.


  • Accounting & advice to businesses
  • Business valuations
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Growth advisory
  • Financial projections & modelling
  • Financial accounting & reporting
  • Benchmarking & best practice
  • Taxation compliance & advice
  • Structuring to maximise wealth


  • Agribusiness & food
  • Automotive

Key assignments

  • Business sale – Provided extensive assistance to the client during their negotiations with a listed company that was keen to acquire the business. The advice included matters relating to how the deal should be structured, an opinion on whether the offer price was fair and reasonable, modelling of the after tax position of the sale and advice regarding strategies to enhance the sale price of the business
  • Restructure review – The review involved identifying assets (personal, investment and business) that were at risk through trading activities and determining a strategy to protect those assets from unnecessary risk. The review recommended changes to asset holding and was able to be achieved in a tax effective manner
  • Succession planning – Advice provided to facilitate the transition of the business to the next generation in a manner that was fair and acceptable to all parties. As part of this succession process we maximized the use of superannuation and new business structures to reduce tax liabilities and provide income streams to all parties and also facilitate asset protection strategies that were appropriate to the client


  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Registered Tax Agent


  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Tax Institute of Australia