More About Us

In 2004, the lure of a better, more relaxed lifestyle with the security of an established accountancy practice led Michael Van Dyk and Jarrad Newbold to take a leap of faith.

The establishment of Van Dyk Newbold meant the partners could bring their combined knowledge and skill set from working on a relatively large regional base across South Australia to their own southern regional accounting practice.

Since then, the McLaren Vale accounting duo, along with a handful of long-standing staff, have built the business into a respected accounting firm that is a little different from the established norm.

Realistic and unpretentious, it is abundantly clear when people sit down with the team at Van Dyk Newbold that we are very different. You will not find any fancy catchphrases, but you will find us sympathetic to your needs. We are here for you and are good at what we do. We look after people. We care for people. We respect people. And we are comfortable having hard conversations, when necessary, that earn us respect in the long run.

Our professional advice and services are delivered in a relaxed, personal way. We understand the pressure of day-to-day business and recognise the need to respond quickly to a client’s concerns and issues as they arise. We believe in taking time to understand how a client’s business operates and that a mutually trusting relationship helps shape our advice to be more accurate, relevant, and timely.

Business is changing. It is a fast-paced, online world, and it seems everyone has the next great online idea. While we welcome fresh business ideas that may be out of the ordinary, the way we advise on running a business and its structure is still the same. We work with clients to understand their niche and the industry specifics that go along with it. Then it is a matter of applying good, solid business practices to ensure success.

That said, we tell it like it is. If we do not believe there is synergy, we are not afraid to let businesses know that we are not the right fit for them.

And it is this down-to-earth, honest, no-nonsense approach that has endeared us to not only our long-standing local clients but clients throughout South Australia.



Building long-standing, beneficial relationships with our clients has been the cornerstone of our success. Here is what some of them have to say:

We have used Van Dyk Newbold for several years now and we have always found their service to be very professional and helpful in all of our taxation and investment decisions.

Jarrad has assisted us with creating and managing our own Self Managed Superannuation Fund, business investment decisions regarding ownership structures, establishment and management of family trusts and advice on many tax related topics including personal, investment and business issues.

Equally importantly, we have found their honesty in dealing with areas outside of their expertise refreshing, and on a couple of occasions they have directed us to more appropriate advisors to assist us, rather than guessing or giving us inaccurate information.
We are very happy with the service and quality of information we receive. If you are looking for honest, reliable service and advice, we would happily suggest you contact them.

Matt & Sonia

Glandore, SA

Our business and personal taxation matters have been handled by Van Dyk Newbold & Co for the past 3 financial years. It is the rapport, manner, professionalism, knowledge and willingness to know our business that I am most impressed with. There are no stones left unturned. We have 2 businesses and the overall knowledge of both the primary production industry and our book-keeping business that make me confident using Van Dyk Newbold & Co.

Our business has been through 2 business structure / ownership changes within the past 3 years. This can often be a daunting process, however, with the help and advice from Jarrad and Van Dyk Newbold & Co the procedure ran smoothly both times. All steps involved in the change were explained clearly so it was easy for our business to carry on without any interruptions or business loss.

We also use the tax planning service offered by Van Dyk Newbold & Co just before the end of every financial year and have found this to be very valuable in our situation and for our business.

I highly recommend Van Dyk Newbold & Co for any taxation, business or planning needs you may require as we have always received professional, timely and relevant advice for any questions we have had.

Robin & Ned

Crystal Brook, SA

Since changing our accountant five years ago we have been delighted with the friendly service and advice of Van Dyk Newbold & Co. We are constantly amazed at the level of help and knowledge we receive whenever we have a problem, something we have not been able to receive over the previous 30 years that we ran our business!

Jarrad Newbold was involved in the negotiations in a takeover of our business and his advice was pivotal in the meeting we had with the other listed company. We will be putting into practice a succession plan in the coming few years and we look forward to an easy transition with the help of Jarrad.

In every regard the level of service and friendship has exceeded our expectations.


Pinnaroo, SA

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Jarrad. The professional and friendly manner in which you and your team work has been invaluable to us on a business and personal level.

Over the years Jarrad has assisted us with business planning and structure, tax planning and consultancy, ownership changes to our private and rental properties and succession planning for the future.

During this time we have found you to always be extremely accessible and prompt in response to our requests and we have always been given professional yet friendly sound advice at all times.

Cindy & John

Gawler, SA

We found Van Dyk Newbold & Co to be most informative and helpful in getting us set up in our small business. They are available to answer any questions whether on the phone or by appointment and always respond in a timely manner whilst always being a pleasure to deal with. We would recommend there services to any who ask.

Keep up the good work boys.

Sharyn & Danny

McLaren Vale, SA

We have been associated with Van Dyk Newbold & Co for the past 3 years and were referred to them by friends when we decided to purchase an existing business. They assisted with all financial and legal matters in purchasing the business, making the transition very smooth.

Van Dyk Newbold & Co has assisted us in many ways including tax and superannuation planning and the purchase of company cars. We have used their expertise to turn our business into a very profitable venture.

Both Michael and Jarrad are incredibly helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. We are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Van Dyk Newbold & Co.

Vicki & Lindsay


Michael Van Dyk and his firm have been providing advice to us since 2004. In that time we have maintained a partnership that runs a vineyard, had help with buying and selling investment house’s, setting up a company, structured leasing vehicles, and assistance with a Self Managed Superannuation Funds.

We have enjoyed our relationship with Van Dyk Newbold & Co and learnt much along the way, as well as being sure that our affairs are dealt with correctly. We have always felt that we can discuss exactly where we are with our affairs and have not taken any advice which we have regretted. It has always been sound and worked out.

Simon & Cecelia


We began our association with Van Dyk Newbold & Co several years ago with the auditing of our Trust Account. During this time we have been mainly dealing with Michael (Jarrad we have known for many years!) and he has always provided us with excellent service.

Our trust account audits and all of the associated documentation have been completed in a timely manner and with a minimum of disruption to our office. We are very happy to recommend Van Dyk Newbold & Co’s auditing services.

Kym & Karen

Minlaton, SA