Matthew Carter

Chartered Accountant MCom MA GradDip (Screen Business)

Matthew is a Chartered Accountant with a detailed understanding and appreciation of film and TV production. As well as being an experienced accountant, Matthew also holds qualifications from Metro Screen in Film/Video Production and a Master’s in Film and TV Production from AFTRS.

With a background in both big accounting firms and film, Matthew is well-versed in what goes into the production of a major project. With his assistance, overwhelming issues such as tax legislation are tended to with ease. Matthew’s presence provides peace of mind, ensuring proper tax compliance and maximum tax rebates.

Matthew can also assist with the preparation of the Provisional and Final Producer Offset, along with grant applications, tax advice, production budgeting and creative project management.

Ian Browning

Ian Browning

Chartered Accountant BBus (Accounting) BAnim (Screenwriting) GradCert (Screen Business)

Ian Browning is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in accounting and corporate finance, both within Australia and internationally.

Alongside his Business qualification he also has a Bachelor of Animation (Character Animation & Screenwriting) from Griffith University and has studied Screen Business & Producing at AFTRS.

Working primarily in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment sectors, his experience ranges from business advisory, income tax and GST compliance through to corporate financial management and production accounting. Following on from this, he has a thorough understanding of the concessions available to individuals and businesses with the sector, including special professional income averaging and the producer offset.

Ian’s focus is providing clear, reliable and accurate advice to help clients get their head around business challenges inherent within the creative industries, and working with them to obtain the best possible financial outcomes.

Dean Shen

Chartered Accountant MAcct BBus (eCommerce)

As an accountant within a creative industry, Dean’s commitment to providing accuracy and detail underlies everything he does.

Having gained experience in financial and management accounting, he now applies these skills to the world of media production. Dean understands the importance of both time-management and reliability within this industry, and has a strong focus on ensuring the best outcome for producers and their projects.

Dean’s motivation lies in assisting with the creation of successful budgets and maximising tax returns for those within media. A project which is well managed financially can make all the difference to production, and his focus is on ensuring each detail is noted along the way.

Dean is a qualified Chartered Accountant, with outstanding results in both his Master’s Degree in Accounting and Bachelor of Business (eCommerce). With over six years’ accounting experience with external auditors and tax agents, he has an advanced level of understanding around the industry and many of the accounting systems used.

Lyn Jones

Production Accountant

Lyn has spent many years as a Production Accountant, developing a complete understanding of the processes and requirements that assist producers with the financial side of their production.

Lyn’s experiences range across feature films, TV series, theatre productions, music festivals and tours. With over 35 credits, both nationally and internationally, Lyn is well versed in the importance of accurate, timely management reporting.

At a corporate level, Lyn has held roles as Company Accountant for a radio station, TV broadcaster, advertising agency, model agency, events company, live venue and an international rock band.

When not crunching numbers, Lyn can be found either in the kitchen whipping up a treat, or at her local, supporting the live music scene.

Jillian D’Ercole

Client Relations Manager

As Client Relations Manager, Jillian is your go-to point of contact at Above The Line Accounting. Her role is to create and nurture long-term relationships with clients and endeavour to ensure that your needs are always met, so please feel free to reach out to her at any time!

With over 20 years’ experience in customer service within the jewellery industry and membership associations, Jillian understands the needs of creative small business owners and has a strong personal commitment to effective service delivery and client satisfaction.

Jillian has a Bachelor of Art Theory and a Diploma of Business. In her spare time, she can be found swimming laps of the pool, reading a good book or trying to tame her jungle of a garden.

Lena Ling

With 10 years of experience working in office support, Lena has worked in lots of different environments, including work for both the private as well as the not for profit sectors. Starting off doing University administration (Imperial College, London) she later did extensive office support for the private sector, including admin support for Standard & Poors and PA work for the Financial Services Authority (UK). Apart office support roles she is also an experienced financial proofreader and bookkeeper. In her current role as an office manager Lena oversees the smooth running of the office.

Legal address:
Above The Line Accounting
Level 10, 418A Elizabeth Street,
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Public Transport:

  • Our office is conveniently accessed via train, light rail, buses and taxis.
  • We are located just a 3 minute walk from a Sydney Light Rail stop and Central Railway Station (Devonshire St exit).


  • Parking is usually available on a nearby side street. Parking time limits may apply.

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