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About Deciphered

Xero bookkeeping and management accounting firm helping small businesses in the Gold Coast & Brisbane area achieve profitability.

Deciphered was born of the idea that things need to be done differently and a need to understand small businesses AND the people who run them. We want to help busy small. business owners convert those sometimes overwhelming (sometimes overlooked) numbers and statistics into normal language to drive business success.

We focus on where you are, where you are going and how to get there – not just your bookkeeping.

Looking for a Xero certified bookkeeping and accounting firm on the Gold Coast or Brisbane area?


As a Xero Certified bookkeeping firm, the team at Deciphered offers a range of services from Xero set-up and training to bookkeeping, data analysis, business compliance and reporting. We offer specialised business advisory and compliance systems to maximise small business profitability and growth.

Our team at Deciphered is made up of many ‘pieces’ who each serve a different purpose but collectively we come together.

We all share a common passion to help small businesses succeed and flourish. At Deciphered we recognise that not everyone has the same strengths so it is important to carefully match our team to your individual business needs. By doing this we can ensure our clients are getting the very best business advice, support and insights.

Our Team

Monique D’Castro

Monique D’Castro

Partner / Management Accountant

Monique understands the needs of business owners and makes it a priority to work with them right from the grassroots bookkeeping level. At the other end of the scale, complex business strategy, processes and systems are her other passions. She loves nothing more than watching her clients’ businesses grow and prosper through the considered advice she has provided.

  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Management with majors in Marketing and Business Communications
Libby Swanson

Libby Swanson

Partner / Management Accountant

Libby has a keen interest in organising businesses of all shapes and sizes to run more efficiently and productively and a passion for technology and attention to detail. Educating clients is another focus for her – she loves helping business owners truly understand their financial situation so they can make informed decisions.

  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
  • Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management specialising in Events Management.
Alicia Crowther

Alicia Crowther

Senior Bookkeeper

Alicia is an expert at deciphering complex data and ensuring clients accounts are the best representation of their performance. Passionate about business organisation and simplicity through business systems, Alicia has a willingness to take the time required to help all clients really understand their books.

  • Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting.
Caroline Gould

Caroline Gould

Office Coordinator

Kyle Dryburgh

Kyle Dryburgh

Assistant Advisor

Mikaela Cohen

Mikaela Cohen

Office Administration

Marcel Jacobs

Marcel Jacobs

Financial Planner

Jacobs Financial Advisory

Our Business Services

Let us help you with the ABCs of your business – Advisory, Bookkeeping and Compliance.


Personalised strategies to help you move your business forward and grow. Let’s get to know your numbers together!


Keeping your books’ integrity intact to enable you to make informed decisions. Let us organise your shoebox of receipts.


Reporting and Systems to help keep your business on track. More than just filling in forms. Let’s get you on the front foot!

What others are saying

“Such an amazing supportive company, helping build small businesses confidences 😍

Amazingly helpful, the Deciphered team are always so helpful to answer any questions no matter how silly they might be and as a new business owner, my partner and I couldn’t recommend them more highly “


Owner, Oh So Smoked

“Without a shadow of a doubt, I would not enjoy the business success that I do today if it was not for Deciphered Pty Ltd.”


Director, Belle PR Pty Ltd

“Thank you so much Deciphered for being a support for us and being there for us as we navigate change to get things happening.”


Founder, Ace Sunglasses