About us

About MacBride Hinton & Co

Looking ahead


MacBride Hinton & Co is a firm of Chartered Accountants, proudly established since 1912. Our aim is to provide a high standard of professional services to assist our clients in meeting their compliance obligations with the Australian Tax Office (ATO), Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), and their local state of revenues. We provide a customised service solution to our clients based on their needs using our sophisticated integrated accounting solutions. 

We also aim to assist our clients with their wealth creation strategies and have the knowledge around asset protection and corporate structuring. We also make it our business to get involved in your business, we like to see our clients achieve their growth strategies and make it our role to be actively involved in building and managing your strategic goals and plans.

Since 1912

remember the past

This long-established firm goes back to the horse-drawn vehicles and grain merchants of Sussex Street, it is unique as it is believed to be the only remaining firm to have in its name one of the signatories to the application for, and member of the original Council of the Institute named in, The Royal Charter granted in 1928.

William Thomas MacBride founded the firm in 1912 and admitted Hugh F. Hinton into the partnership in 1925. In 1934 William Thomas MacBride was President of the Commonwealth Institute of accountants subsequently renamed the Australian Society of Accountants. Both the original partners died in 1966.

Up until 1997, MacBride Hinton & Co had five principals including John McBlane admitted 1956, Peter Murphy admitted 1961 and Robert Abell admitted 1964. Today, Mr. Abell is our long serving member still in practice.

Over the years the practice has changed from the Sussex Street involvement during its early development, through the strong mining connections in the pre Second World War period into the middle 60’s, to a broad general practice with clients in a wide field of endeavors.

Many of those clients have been associated with the firm for generations, some whose ancestors were amongst the firm’s earliest clients.

Today, MacBride Hinton & Co continues its traditional style of business, accounting and taxation services to its existing and new clients paving the way for many years ahead. We pride ourselves on our history and embrace modern society having experienced vast changes in how we do business.

Our Logo, Our Identity

Macbride Hinton and Co logo

MacBride Hinton & Co is a name that dates back to 1912, it has experienced vast changes throughout its existence, as you can imagine, legislative changes, technology advancements, geographic evolvement and population growth. 

MacBride Hinton & Co continues its endeavours as a professional service provider to its many clients, applying the same principles and business ethics it has always delivered. Our Logo was designed to depict a pyramid structure that resembles its solid existence having experienced vast changes throughout time. 

 The triangular lines meets evenly to connect and unite its history, presence and future


Have peace of mind knowing your compliance obligations are being monitored and managed by MacBride Hinton & Co. Our systems and procedures ensure you have every opportunity to keep on top of compliance, allowing you to focus your valuable time on wealth creation strategies and business goals. Beyond compliance, we are here to help you succeed with your business and investment strategies to keep you on track with your goals and objectives.


Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

What you should expect

Our clients are central to our core business and should always expect a high standard of professional service. We aim to exceed our client’s expectations by doing our very best to deliver exceptional services. Our mantra is always about helping our clients succeed and achieve great outcomes, this is why we are in business.

Our core values

Our core values are centered around our clients and the professional services we provide, it sums up who we are:

We are client focused, always ready to meet the needs of our clients and always ready to welcome our new clients. Our goals that we aspire to achieve are shared with the goals of our clients, as our clients achieve success we too achieve success. 

We take pride in the services we provide and it is important to us that we deliver these services with a high standard of professionalism and apply our knowledge and experience to helping our clients.

Achieve your goals with us

We want our clients to be successful and together we can achieve great things. Let’s get the conversation started about you and your business today. Connect with your accountant here


concentrate on the present

Aaron Davis

Aaron Davis is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent, and holds a Public Practice Certificate. With over 25 years of industry experience in both public practice and commercial roles, Aaron has a vast background and knowledge in Australian Tax Law and administration as well as business structures and management of companies under the Corporations Act.

Stuart Robertson

Stuart Robertson is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Public Practice Certificate. With over 45 years of industry experience in both public practice and commercial roles, Stuart has a Big 4 background having worked at Price Water house Coopers as well as Deloitte’s. Stuart has a long history in taxation law and advice, business consulting, and assisting our clients with their Self Managed Super Fund compliance.

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