Matthew Allington

Matthew Allington

Partner, Business Services, Automotive Retail and Franchising

Automotive | Retail

Tax & Compliance


Matthew is a Business Services Partner with BDO in Brisbane. Combining his technical and commercial expertise, Matthew’s key driver is to improve business performance and is to be a trusted business advisor who helps his clients’ achieve their goals through building meaningful relationships.

Matthew started his career in 2008 and has extensive experience in providing advisory, taxation and accounting services to clients in a range of industries and through differing stages of their business’ lifecycle.

Matthew is solution focused and utilises his knowledge and networks within BDO and external to ensure the right outcome is delivered while providing exceptional client service.


  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Tax structuring and restructuring
  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Business acquisitions and sales
  • Budgeting, forecasting and profit improvement

Key assignments

  • Automotive services - compliance functions of accounting, audit and taxation for motor vehicle, agricultural, caravan & motorhome, marine, truck and motorcycle dealerships throughout Australia.
  • Valuation services -  dealership valuations for the purpose of establishing a commercial value of the goodwill and net business assets
  • Profit enhancement - reporting and benchmarking with particular focus on the profitability of both franchisor’s and franchisee’s.
  • Advisory services - tax planning, business reviews, strategic action plans, budgets, forecasts and management reporting
  • Structuring services - corporate and private group structures including assistance with international expansion


  • Franchising
  • Retail
  • Automotive

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA)
  • Member, BDO National Retail Committee
  • Member, BDO National Automotive Committee

Our wonderful people, collaborative culture and authentic core values are what sets BDO apart and makes it a fantastic place to work for over the last 10+ years. My purpose as Partner is to become a trusted business advisor who helps people achieve their goals #One #Bold #Human #Heart #Strive