Economic and social benefit statement - our commitment to Tasmania

We are a locally owned, independent Tasmanian firm with a long history of supporting Tasmanian businesses and families.

Our Partners and staff live and work here. We know what it means to be Tasmanian – the benefits and the strengths, the challenges, the sense of pride, and the importance of local connections.

We are committed to playing a role in moving Tasmania forward, economically, socially and culturally.





Established in 1890 as Wise, Lord & Ferguson, all our Partners operate solely from Hobart, and service clients across Tasmania, nationally and overseas.




Championing local education and building capability 

Our Graduate Accountant Program hires a minimum of 4 Tasmanian University graduates each year.

Our Undergraduate Cadetship Program is open to Tasmanian year 12 students, providing full-time employment and paid leave for study and exams.

We provide a comprehensive professional development program for staff, including Chartered Accountants qualification, plus leadership and management training through a local business.



In 2023 we recruited 7 University of Tasmania students and 3 undergraduate cadets.





Furthering Tasmania's economic prosperity

A contract with WLF supports approximately 90 full-time Tasmanian jobs.

We never offshore our work.

Wherever possible we purchase local goods and services, including office supplies, technology, cleaning, marketing services, graphic design and other support functions.








Making a difference in our community

In 2023 our firm:

Provided support to 73 Tasmanian not-for-profit organisations including Hobart Legacy Incorporated, Variety the Children's Charity, St Vincent Industries Incorporated and Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation.

Contributed over 230 hours of pro bono work to not-for-profit organisations.

Contributed over 840 hours of discounted work to support not-for-profit organisations.


Our Partners

volunteer on not-for-profit boards and committees, supporting improved governance and financial literacy for more than 15 organisations.

Our staff 

contribute to local charities through our Friday Fundraising program, providing multiple organisations each year with $1000 to assist their work at a grassroots level.



As locals, we know Tasmania 

We operate in the same business landscape, so we understand your context.

We know the Tasmanian environment, the economy, and the way to do business.

We are connected right around the state, through business and personal relationships.



WLF Accounting & Advisory is a proud Tasmanian firm working to move our state forward.




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