Accountants & Advisers in Devonport, Hobart and Launceston TASMANIA

Whether you are coming to us as an individual, a small or medium business, large corporation or not-for-profit, we’ll get to know you and your unique needs. Whatever it is that’s important to you, it will be important to us too.

Accountants & Advisers to Tasmanians for over 35 years

A short history…

Synectic was formed from the restructure of Atkinson Gibson in 2004 and traces its origins in Tasmania to 1979. Gareth Atkins (Director) started his career with us as a trainee accountant in 1992. Ben Coull (Director) joined us in 2013, bringing with him over 20 years of audit and business services experience with a well-established accounting firm in the Launceston region. Matt McConnell (Director) came on board in 2017 with qualifications in Accounting and Financial Planning and 20 years experience in the financial services industry.

Proudly Tasmanian, Synectic has its roots in the traditions of the accounting profession handed down through its long history. However, as a modern and growing firm, we continually embrace innovation with an inspired and creative team. Our industry has seen huge changes over the last two decades, as have the needs and expectations of our clients and staff. The Synectic team reflect these changes in the quality and range of our services, the relationships we maintain with our clients, staff and community and our investment in industry leading work practices and technology.

About Synectic Accountants and Advisers

We help people and businesses prosper by delivering creative yet practical advice and accounting solutions.

Our Values

Our purpose is to enhance the prosperity of our people, clients and community. Client-centric and team-focused, we deliver results that are second to none, by staying true to our values.


We are leaders in our profession. We focus on quality and best practices, without compromising value.

Through our commitment to great people, systems and technology we consistently deliver a standard of service second to none. Our people are enthusiastic and take pride in being at the leading edge of their profession.


We never compromise our advice with individual bias, self-interest or perception.

We continually test our work to ensure our actions and outcomes are in our client’s best interests. Our policies and procedures ensure that we maintain independence, neutrality and support our clients to reach their goals.

Keep it real

We give straight-forward, pragmatic advice and practical solutions,

We operate with openness and transparency, and deliver no fee surprises. We keep the complex simple. Our clients value our honesty and appreciate that we have the hard conversations; telling them what they need to hear.


We are prepared to challenge the status quo. We show leadership and trust in each other. We take ownership and learn from our mistakes.

We support each other to be bold. We are flexible, innovative, and ready to embrace opportunities.

Relationships that last

We build lasting and sustainable relationships that deliver mutual prosperity for our people, clients and community.

Our people get to know our clients and our directors keep their doors open. Our clients never feel treated like a number.

Our purpose is to enhance the prosperity of our people, clients and community.

Our Community

Enhancing our community

Our people have a variety of interests, motivations and personal passions. We welcome #teamsynectic’s community engagements and actively support a range of events, charities, clubs and change-makers, including:

  • Devonport Apex Regatta
  • Devonport Football Club & Junior Club
  • Devonport Golf Club
  • Devonport Motor Show 2018
  • Devonport Racquetball Club

This Christmas, Synectic are proudly supporting Youth, Family & Community Connections (YFCC) with a

Book and Toy Appeal

Youth Family & Community Connections logo


YFCC is a not for profit, community organisation that provides a range of holistic programs promoting the wellbeing and safety of children, young people and families across the North West and West Tasmania.

Their mission is to provide encouragement, support and resources to enable individuals and families to participate positively in the community. YFCC’s work includes:

  • Transitional accommodation services for young parents (aged 15–20 and their child/ren) and young people (aged 13–20), providing support to build their living skills to live independently.
  • Crisis accommodation (13-20 year olds).
  • Parenting, relationships, and education support for young families with children up to 12 years old.
  • Counselling and support services for young people (and their families) affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • Inspiring and supporting disadvantaged youth, particularly aged 12-24 years, through their drop-in centre, school holiday programs, film festival, youth awards and more.
  • School programs around safety, wellbeing, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • Emergency relief, including food, transport, clothing, pharmacy, utilities, and assistance with special needs (e.g. education and health costs).
  • Employment programs for young jobseekers (aged 16-25 years).

Learn more about YFCC here:  YFCC Website  |  YFCC Annual Report  |  YFCC Facebook

From 15th November until 10th December 2020, Synectic will collect books and toys for distribution to children and young people in YFCC’s services.

Gift-giving tips: 

Please check our GIFT-GIVING GUIDE before making your donation, for great gift ideas and information about gifts we can’t accept.

A few other tips:

  • Gifts must be unwrapped. Donations of wrapping paper are also welcome.
  • Books are awesome for all ages – and they support YFCC’s mission! Young people in YFCC’s services and programs are encourage to read themselves and/or to their children. There are oodles of suitable books for all ages – see our gift ideas or pop into your local bookstore for advice.
  • Babies tend to be the recipients of gifts from others so, whilst those gifts are most welcome, please don’t overlook the other age groups.
  • Vouchers make a great gift for teens, providing them the opportunity to choose something special, according to their specific needs. (Please note, vouchers must exclude the ability to purchase tobacco or alcohol.)

Gifts can be dropped off to any Synectic office, prior to 10th December.

49 Best Street, Devonport  |  Level 3, 46 St John Street, Launceston  |  30 Burnett Street, North Hobart

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