Tom Paine

Advising on taxation and accounting, cloud accounting, financial forecasting, asset protection and business structures. Tom has a particular focus on primary production, thoroughbred racing, breeding and hospitality.

Tom joined Perks in 2000. During this time he has made a significant contribution to the growth and culture of Perks, which resulted in his promotion to the Director group.


Tom prides himself on putting his clients’ needs first by gaining an intimate understanding of their businesses. Knowing the challenges they face allows him to provide tailored solutions around their specific needs.


Drawing on his technical expertise and vast experience, Tom advises on all areas of taxation and accounting, to a wide variety of businesses. Other key strengths include advising in the areas of Cloud Accounting, financial forecasting, asset protection and business structures.

Tom has a particular focus on primary production, thoroughbred racing and breeding, as well as hospitality. With over 16 years’ experience, Tom has developed a high level of knowledge in these areas. Combined with his professionalism and client-centric approach, Tom is sought out to manage clients with needs in these specifics areas, assisting them to over-come business challenges they may face, but more importantly getting them to places they didn’t know they could reach.


Tom enjoys developing and maintaining relationships with his clients, enabling him to assist them to grow and prosper through their business and personal journey. After many years at Perks Tom truly appreciates the diverse client base he works with that present him with interesting and challenging work on a daily basis.

Tom gains an in-depth understanding of his client's business in order to deliver outstanding results.

Qualifications & Associations

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • Holds a Certificate of Public Practice
  • Board member for Prince Alfred Old Collegians Football Club Incorporated
  • Sits on the Perks Chartered Accounting Board

Tom as an individual

If you weren’t an accountant what would you like to be: I think I would like to have been a livestock farmer, farming sheep and cattle specifically.

Outside of work: My hobbies include playing golf, supporting the Adelaide Crows and watching the footy at Adelaide Oval. In general I always enjoy spending time relaxing and catching up with friends and family. My partner and I have recently had a son so now my time is very much dedicated to them. I also continue to have a passion for owning and racing thoroughbred horses.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 2 items would you take: A fully stocked bar and a sand-wedge and balls to practice my bunker shots!