Our History

Formed in 2005, at Lucent Advisory we consider ourselves part of a new generation of tech-smart, cloud-savvy business advisors.

Initially born to help businesses move into computer-based cloud accounting, HR and payroll, we have evolved into an end-to-end business management solution.

Proactive advice is at our core, and as highly motivated finance and HR professionals, we believe in a single shared philosophy.

About Lucent Advisory

Our Philosophy

In our view, traditional accounting, HR and advisory models tend to be retrospective in nature and focus primarily on process and compliance. Undeniably these are functions that every business must undertake, but they do nothing to improve your performance or bottom-line. We take a very different approach. For us, the objective of these activities is to automate and systemise in a way that brings efficiency to your operation, truth to your numbers and productivity through your people.

We believe if you can trust your data and get the most from your people, then you have the tools required to make informed decisions and grow your business with confidence.

But data you can trust is only part of the picture. The real value is in how you interpret and use this data to drive strategy. This is where Lucent Advisory’s services play their part.

Your business deserves high-level, strategic advice.

At Lucent, we have dedicated professionals in each of the finance and HR disciplines because we believe that for businesses to really thrive these two functions must work in harmony.

Although our services are offered independently of one another, we offer a solution that can be easily integrated, if and when the need arises.

Data integrity together with high-level interpretation equates to your ‘best business’.

Meet Our Management Team

Lucent Advisory is a team of 15+ highly accredited accounting and HR professionals located in Adelaide.

As a team, we are passionate about delivering proactive accounting, HR and business advisory services. We leverage technology, innovation and the cloud to deliver exceptional results for SMEs across Australia.

Rachael Turner

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Lucent’s passionate Managing Director, Rachael Turner leads over 15 highly accredited accounting and HR professionals who are also dedicated to the Lucent philosophy of assisting Australian to expand their businesses in profitable and sustainable ways.

Fraser Barry

MANAGER, OUTSOURCED SERVICES
Fraser’s background in customer service roles has left him with great communication and relationship-building skills. In addition, he has completed his Bachelor of Commerce, his MBA and he’s a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

Sophie McDonald

MANAGER, TAXATION & ADVISORY SERVICES
Sophie’s focus has always been obtaining the best outcomes for clients. She achieves this through attention to detail and a positive attitude, which she brings into her role at lucent, along with many years of experience and knowledge.

Why Choose Us

What People Say

“In addition to regular face-to-face business review meetings with Rachael, ours is largely a virtual relationship where bookkeeping and general accounting needs are serviced remotely. Lucent Advisory team members are available for advice and support as needed by phone and more and more by email. High-quality management reports are generated monthly for regular review with a senior member of the Lucent team. The service is provided on a fixed annual fee which provides for budgeting certainty.”

Conor McKenna, Managing Director, Kid Sense Child Development

With a team that is available, approachable and professional, they now take care of my business bookkeeping, accounting and taxation needs. I find that Lucent advisory will work with their clients to achieve the results they need to make timely business decisions, even if it means that they customise your reporting needs to suit your style. I have referred several people to join as Lucent Advisory clients who are now grateful to finally find a financial team that cares. I recommend them for all accounting services no matter how big or small.

Cara Miller (Kirsten), CEO, Sound Radiology

After implementing ReceiptBank & ApprovalMax, our day-to-day data entry is almost non-existent. We get a daily log to approve, which includes actual invoices and accounts. Batch payments are logged in to our cloud-based accounting system (Xero), then sent direct to our online banking for payment with 1 push of a button. We now have more time to focus on our work.

Regan Leuders, Director, Adelaide Flooring Company

A really great job to get the annual payroll tax reconciliations done so efficiently and with great understanding.

Greg Hayes, Norbar Financial Accountant

To my Lucent dream team, thank you so much for all of your help, support, guidance and hard work this year in supporting clarity; it has been a crazy year and a stressful time that has been made much easier knowing there is a kind, helpful and caring team behind it. I’m really grateful for all your hard work, thank you.

Sarah Watson, Managing Director, Clarity Massage & Wellness
One of our biggest challenges is to keep abreast of all the awards and legislation when it comes to managing our staff. Lucent advisory not only offered competitive pricing but were very thorough and transparent. Engaging their services has definitely saved us time and improvement has been noted. Lucent advisory are efficient, professional and approachable.
Ros Daniels, Mordangood Maintenance
Since working with the team at Lucent we have achieved a better understanding of our business performance.
Brigitte Lane, Adelaide Obstetrics & Fertility

Thank you for everything – there’s not a day that I am not so very grateful to have made the change to Lucent and have you supporting me. I really can see light at the end of the tunnel in the near future. Thank you sincerely.

Katrina, Director, Pinky’s Fencing