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Colin Thompson

As an accountant of many years, Colin has worked in a range of settings and taught accounting and business courses. His specialties include taxation, rural farming, succession planning and training in small and large businesses. Colin is very much people focused and enjoys helping others achieve their business-related goals.
2020 Australia Day award for Citizen of the year for Shire of Sthn Grampians


  • Exit/Succession-
  • Finance-
  • Management-
  • Relationships-
  • Sales-
  • Planning-


  • Administrative and support services-
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and rural-
  • Construction-
  • Education and training-
  • Financial and insurance services-
  • Franchising-
  • Manufacturing-
  • Newsagency-
  • Professional, scientific and technical services-
  • Retail trade-
  • Tourism, hospitality, accommodation and food services-
  • Transport, postal and warehousing-

Spoken Languages:

State: Victoria

Primary Locations:

  • South West VIC-
  • Hamilton-
  • Western Victoria-

Locations by request:

  • Horsham-
  • Warrnambool-
  • Ballarat-

Mentoring available by:

  • In Person, Face to Face in (Victoria)

Current Occupation:

SBMS Mentor, Trainer and Accountant. Small Business Assistance and Support officer for Shire of Southern Grampians

Detailed CV:

As a qualified accountant, Colin has worked for banks and an accounting firm in public practice. He has conducted many training courses in areas such as record keeping, monitoring business performance, cash book records and computer programs.

Colin has been involved in various community organisations including the Hamilton Regional Business Association (past President), Hamilton Brass Band, North Hamilton Fire Brigade, Top of the Town Charity Ball (raised $600,000) and Baimbridge College Music Auxiliary.

  • 1970-1982. Various senior positions including Accountant, Corporate banking and Management roles in Commercial Bank of Australia (now Westpac).
  • 1982-2019. Public practice accountant with clients in small and large businesses, rural farming, auditing, salary/wage earners,  and succession planning.


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Commercial Law)
  • Registered Tax Agent (Since lapsed)
  • Associate Australian Society of Accountants
  • Cert IV in Workplace Training

SBMS is proudly supported by the Victorian Government & Small Business Victoria