James Ainsworth

James Ainsworth

Partner, Business Services

Private Equity

Accounting Outsourcing | Planning & Business Growth | Tax & Compliance


James is a Business Services Partner with extensive experience assisting small and medium, and international businesses with their various financial needs. He adopts an entrepreneurial mind-set, always looking for ways to pro-actively service clients and identify opportunities. Effective use of cloud-based technology and accounting applications is at the forefront of James’ business engagements.

James services a diverse client portfolio focusing on business process outsourcing, management reporting, business advisory, always with a strong compliance focus.

James specialises in working with startups, scale-ups and high growth business - recently guiding a startup from commencement to series C capital raise, and international expansion. He has further sector expertise across technology, hospitality and the food and beverage industry, including wine.

Utilising his broad sector experience alongside strong commercial, technical and interpersonal skills, he is able to build trusted and long-standing relationships with clients - gained from his over 15-year career.

James prides himself on taking a hands-on approach to servicing clients, with accessibility and personal relationships being a priority across all engagements.


  • Business and accounting process outsourcing and control
  • Management & board reporting
  • Business advisory, planning and forecasting
  • Accounting technology and cloud adoption
  • Federal and state tax advisory and compliance
  • Payroll processing and compliance.



  • Technology
  • Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure
  • Food and Beverage
  • Financial Services


  • Bachelor of Business
  • Graduate Diploma, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Certified Xero Advisor

“The last 15 years at BDO has enabled me to work closely with both our wonderful team of staff and our clients to drive positive outcomes for people, their businesses and their livelihoods. This value is at the forefront of our offering at BDO, and one that I am proud to represent.”