Jodie Knowlton

Jodie Knowlton

Partner, Business Services

Food & Agribusiness


Jodie has extensive experience in providing advisory, taxation and accounting services to clients in a range of industries, across all stages of a business lifecycle. In particular, she has a strong passion for supporting clients in the food and agriculture industry.

Her advice is founded on strong relationships, which she builds through gaining a holistic understanding of her clients’ goals and factors that impact their decision making. She continually seeks to find fit-for-purpose solutions for her clients, utilising her knowledge and networks (both within BDO and external) to ensure the best outcomes.


  • Business advisory, including business reviews and action plans
  • Initial business structuring and restructuring
  • Management reporting
  • Three way budgets and business improvement recommendations
  • Assist in various aspects of business acquisition and sale
  • Taxation planning and advice
  • Annual tax compliance and financial reporting
  • Estate planning and family business support.


  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Family Business

Key assignments

  • Multi owner start-up farming business: Established three year forecast, appropriate operating structure and identified key commercial considerations prior to acquisition
  • Budgeting, forecasting and business mentoring assignments for multiple businesses where they have been provided assistance under federal government schemes
  • Advice on re-structuring large group entities with different ownership interests into consolidating vehicle to provide synergies and facilitate future sale
  • Advice on restructuring Australian operations and establishment of a foreign Head Company to facilitate international expansion into various international regions in the property development industry.


  • Masters of Professional Accounting


  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants
  • Member, Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Member, BDO National Food & Agriculture committee

“My passion is the Food & Agribusiness industry, which stems from being raised on a cattle farm. As a Partner, I enjoy leading and developing an exceptional Business Services Food & Agribusiness team who are equally passionate about helping people in the sector.”