Craig Stephens, Partner, Business Services

Craig Stephens

Partner, Business Services


+61 3 6234 2499


Craig is a Business Services Partner with BDO in Hobart. He brings an experienced perspective to any assignment, having worked across a range of businesses and industries.

Throughout his career, Craig has worked as an accountant, auditor, business and tax advisor. He has undertaken an extensive range of audits, including those with diversified and large business groups. He provides key management and taxation advice to a wide range of private business clients.

Craig has worked as an accountant for more than 40 years.  He commenced his career in public practice in 1980, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1983.  By 1986, he was promoted to Manager, then admitted as a Partner in 1989.  In 2004, he assumed the role of Managing Partner of the Hobart Practice and held that position through to 2021 when he relinquished the role as part of an orderly succession plan.


  • Business advisory
  • Forensic accounting
  • Taxation compliance & advice
  • Management advisory
  • External audit.


  • Family Business
  • Property & construction
  • Transport
  • Food & agribusiness.

Key assignments

  • Ongoing relationship with business and private clients providing key management and taxation advice
  • Attendance to Forensic Accounting and Valuation assignments for various Tasmanian legal firms
  • External audit of medium to large private company groups in Tasmania.


  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Tasmania
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors


  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Chairman, Public Trustee
  • Chairman, Theatre Royal Management Board