At Knights Accounting we take enormous pride in our business and this reflects in the level of service we provide to our clients. As regional accountants we know and understand the local community. We really do understand the challenges regional businesses face. Our goal has always been to provide a personalised service that answers your financial problems through effective strategies and solutions.

Our practice can deliver a wide range of services and solutions. This includes standard compliance services such as tax and BAS processing. We also assist a wide range of clients to grow their wealth. Help them to improve their profitability. Help them to better manage their business, to achieve a better work / life balance and various other specialist services.

We are locally owned and staffed so we really know our clients and their needs as we share the same space and experiences. We also draw on the experiences of our network partners and advisers to ensure we can find an effective solution for just about any issue you may have.

For a firm that will treat you like part of the family, think Knights Accounting.

Contact our office today on 5385 5330 or info@knightsaccounting.com.au for tax effective solutions and great business advice!


Our Values

  • Confidentiality: No exceptions ensure that identity of our clients not disclosed and their affairs kept private.
  • Approachability: Establish partnerships with our clients and team.
  • Fairness: No surprises, be upfront, build community relationships, bill clients what we are worth.
  • Respect/Valuing People: Treat everyone with respect and make them feel valued
  • Loyalty: Be committed to our clients and our team.
  • Quality Results: Provide best product we can, adapt to client needs.
  • Flexibility: Create a supportive working environment.
  • Profitability: Run a profitable practice. Fair return on our investment.

Our Core Principals

  • Provide a Positive Impact
  • Protect the Asset – Grow from the asset
  • Watch your blindside – understand risks and guard for impact of change
  • Compliance is not optional – these are things we must do

About Knights Accounting

Knights Accounting has offices in Rupanyup and St Arnaud with our team spread over the Wimmera area. Our aim is to create a positive impact on your business by offering quality services with respect to all compliance work as well as tax planning and business consulting. We provide more than just processing a tax return, our aim is to form a partnership with our clients to support them in achieving their goals.

We are focused on supporting business and individuals in our local communities and being good community members. We would ask you to consider supporting a local firm employing local professionals. We have a strong focus on professional development ensuring that our team keep up to date with industry standards and legislation.

We have a strong background in the agriculture industry as well as business advising.

The practice was established in 1994 when Peter and Natalie chose to make the move back to the family farm at Gre Gre (Between Marnoo & St.Arnaud) after working in Horsham. The aim of this move was to combine both pursuits by establishing a small practice servicing predominantly farming clients, based from the farm and travelling to clients as required, allowing flexibility to be involved with various farm jobs. By utilizing the rapidly developing use of computerization of accounting and bookkeeping as well as traditional services, the practice established quite quickly.

Changes to the taxation system, and economic reality of farming in the last decade however has meant this initial goal has been redefined several times since 1994.

Whilst establishing at Gre Gre, Peter worked in a locum capacity for several accounting firms both for continuing development and to supplement income. This provided exposure to a variety of systems and clients. Whilst working in this capacity with Sam Matthews in Rupanyup during 1996, it became obvious that firstly it was not ideal to have your office in your home (especially with small children!), secondly that Rupanyup was at the centre of our client base (being spread mostly between Horsham and St.Arnaud), and thirdly that it was professionally beneficial to work with peers with whom you could confer.

As a consequence, the main operation of the practice was relocated to Rupanyup in 1997. The practice continued to grow with an emphasis on looking after the work we already had. Hence we did not advertise or actively chase work, maintaining a low profile. Allison Laidlaw commenced work for both Samantha Matthews & Associates and Knights Accounting. Aileen Douglas joined our firm later in 1997, providing accounting, taxation and audit support. Jane Reading was our admin support during the late 90’s until moving away, being replaced by Gaileen Webb.

The commencement of GST in 2000 was the one biggest influence on why our firm has grown so much. We went from having just the right amount of work to keep everyone busy and fully utilizing the resources and premises, to having double the workload, double the paperwork, double the meetings and double the pressure.

It was at this point that it was realized that we either reduce workload or expand resources to cope, and more importantly, that in this environment, work could not continue to be produced accurately, and clients serviced adequately if it was dependant on one person only. Simply because if that person paused or stopped, the whole practice wouldn’t function. At this point Matt Webb was appointed, closely followed by Bernadette Taylor, while Aileen continued to increase hours and direct involvement with clients.

We survived the initial introduction of GST intact, however the increase in resource requirements meant our practice and Sam’s practice had outgrown 16 Cromie Street, resulting in a move by Sam to combined offices with Wimmera Grain, leaving Knights Accounting room to setup on its own and to accommodate the compliance work.

It was also from this that we have developed the policy of having two accountants at any time conversant with each file, and maintaining the same personnel on each job to provide consistency, and more importantly enable all matters to be dealt with promptly, accurately and regardless of availability of specific team members at the time. To achieve this, we appointed Tony Roberts in April 2004 and Naomi Medlyn (in conjunction with SMA) in November 2004.

To accommodate clients from the St.Arnaud area, Peter set up a separate practice in St.Arnaud in January of 2005. There is also an office in Horsham by appointment, with Peter attending twice monthly.

In April 2011, Knights Accounting Rupanyup partnered with Horsham accounting firm Watts Price Accountants as a way to grow the business and further extend the services we currently provide our valued clients. Peter now shares his time between Knights Accounting Pty Ltd in Rupanyup and his other separate business in St Arnaud – Knights Norfolk.



Our Services

Knights Accounting Services

Satisfying the Tax Office

Whether you’re a small business, a large company or an individual, our expert team will assist you to fulfil your tax obligations and make the process as simple as possible.

We prepare financial accounts, GST, annual company returns and more.


  • Auditing
  • BankLink
  • Business Structure Analysis and Review
  • Compliance – (Income Tax, Fringe Benefits Tax, Capital Gains Tax, PAYG)
  • GST Services, BAS preparation and related advice
  • Individual Wage and Salary Returns
  • Tax and Property advice
  • Tax Planning Analysis & Reporting

Want Your Business to Excel?

Grow your business with our expert business advice, whether you’re starting a business or you’re an established company.

We take the time to get to know your business and address your issues through our wide range of services.

We customise a solution to fit your personal and business needs as well as offering the following business development services:

  • Business Coaching
  • Workshops
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • In-house training
  • Business Tools including:

Business Plans
Exit Strategy Advice
Scorecards for your key performance indicators
Marketing, Systems, HR reviews
Profit Improvement & more

Agribusiness Assistance

We understand just how complex running a farm enterprise can be. Therefore we have a range of specialist services that will assist you with planning as well as assisting you with the various types of paperwork unique to farming.

We can prepare farm financial accounts, GST, annual company returns and much more.


  • Farm Risk Management & Strategic Business Plans
  • Farm Viability Assessments
  • Farm Business Appraisal Analysis: Farm Benchmarking
  • Lease vs Buy Analysis for new plant purchases

Specialist Small Business Services

Running a successful small business is no easy task in the Wimmera. Our expert team have been assisting business owners and managers in all industries reach their potential.

We offer peace of mind and honest advice in plain English. Our expertise and tailored services will save you precious time and money.


  • Business Benchmarking and Management Advice
  • Business Development & Coaching/Mentoring Service
  • Business Development Reports and Business Plans under Victorian Government Funding Programs
  • Business Health Checks
  • Small Business FMRC Benchmarking
  • Asset Protection / Business Structure Advice

Investment Advice

Need assistance on the best strategy for your investments or just want to know how to get started?

Knights Accounting enlist the professional services of Paul Block (CFP, DipFP) of Grampians Investment Services.

Paul is a Financial Planner with more than 20 years experience in advising clients about their financial planning needs.


  • Retirement Planning
  • Superannuation
  • Investment
  • Insurance Advice
  • Property Advice
  • Estate Planning
  • Share market advice

Managing Your Nest Egg!

There are a number of benefits in creating a Self Managed Super Fund. We have a team of experts that work in conjunction with our Financial Planner (Paul Block) to deliver you and your family outstanding results.

Our philosophy is simple, we listen to your family needs and provide easily understood solutions that facilitate wealth creation, succession, provide a tax effective income during retirement and much more.


  • Self Managed Super Fund Set up
  • Management assistance
  • Review of tax effectiveness in your situation
  • Explanation of benefits

Need Finance?

Which will be better, lease or purchase? When is a rate not really a good rate? Talk to us about the best leasing options for your business.

Knights Accounting are affiliated members of finconnect (a wholly owned subsidiary of Count Financial Limited) allowing us to provide a range of finance & leasing solutions which will save you time, provide peace of mind pre-approvals and credit limits, maximise flexibility, provide a quote of the costs up front and best of all provide you with a great deal sourced from a pool of leading financial institutions!


  • Commercial and Rural Finance Loans
  • Motor Vehicle Finance
  • Owner Occupied & Investment Property Finance
  • Plant & Equipment Finance
  • Review Home Loan / Debt-Recycling Advice
  • Savings plan / gearing

Other Client Services & Products

We pride ourselves on being the first port of call for all your financial needs. We take an active interest in your needs, we act in your best interests and we achieve superior results for you!

Talk to our friendly team today about how we can simplify your tax and business affairs!

Additional Services:

  • Asset Protection Appraisal
  • Audit Insurance
  • Bank Finance/Loans/Submissions
  • Capital Purchase Budgeting
  • Cash flow Budgets
  • Computer Based Accounting Software Implementation and Assistance
  • Estate Planning (appraisal & guidance)
  • Financial Position (Financial Health Check)
  • New Business Valuations and Appraisals
  • Record Keeping Assistance
  • Succession Planning
  • Articles, Newsletters & more

For further clarification on any of these services or discuss a more personalized business solution contact the friendly team at Knights Accounting today!

Phone: (03) 5385 5330

Our Team

Peter Knights





Grant Kuchel





Lee O’Grady





Margaret Mewburn







Address: 16 Cromie Street, Rupanyup Vic 3388.
Postal Address: PO Box 95 Rupanyup, Victoria 3388.
Phone: 03 5385 5330
Fax: 03 5385 5375
Email: info@knightsaccounting.com.au
Opening Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Mon – Fri

Appointments are available in Horsham if required at:

Watts Price Accountants

Address: 44 Wilson Street Horsham, Victoria 3400.
Postal Address: PO Box 118 Horsham, Victoria 3402.
Phone: 03 5382 3001
Fax: 03 5381 1357
e-mail: mail@wattsprice.com.au
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 8.30 AM – 5.30 PM

Web: www.wattsprice.com.au

Knights Norfolk Business Navigation & Tax Consulting

Address: 10 North Western Road, St Arnaud.
Postal Address: PO Box 248, St Arnaud VIC 3478
Phone: 03 5495 2166
Fax: 03 5495 2155
e-mail: Peter@knightsnorfolk.com.au