About Us

Chris Paton Financial Services provide professional accounting and business related services. We are a small boutique firm that services the NSW north coast from Tweed Heads to Evans Heads. 

As a small firm we pride ourselves on customer service and giving our client’s quality service and advice that is simple to understand and meets their needs.  We have an in-depth technical knowledge and understanding of how tax fits into the broader business picture. We work with our clients to help them manage their taxation obligations and are also proactive by highlighting their other financial needs.

 We have a team of dedicated accounting and support staff, who are qualified and/or independently trained in a variety of areas, and utilise the most up-to-date cloud based computer and other electronic facilities. 

Our accounting fees are very competitive as we don’t have the overheads of large accounting practises. If you would like a fixed price quote, we are happy to discuss this as an option.

Chris Paton

Chris is the principal/owner of CPFS Accountants and is a qualified Certified Practising Accountant.  He has worked predominately in public practice for over 30 years and provides his clients with professional accounting and business related services. He has extensive experience in the diverse areas of taxation, audit, financial and business consulting.

In addition to running the accounting practise, Chris has more recently been involved as a Board member of The Family Centre (Local Northern NSW not for profit organisation). He has also acted in advisory roles for company boards over the years.

Chris has a proven ability in assisting clients achieve business success and provides practical advice that is easy to understand and not full of accounting terminology.

Outside of work he enjoys tennis, surfing and is a keen mountain bike rider.

Key Skills and Knowledge


Accounting Auditing
Financial and Business Solutions Business Growth Strategies Business Structural Advice

Sarah Beaumont

Sarah has worked as an Allied Health Practitioner for over 12 years in private practice. She has completed a post graduate degree in public health and subsequently a master’s in business administration. She has developed the “Evolve” brand for accounting and business solutions and works closely with CPFS Accountants. Her specialty is new business start-up advice and mentoring.

Consequently Sarah is passionate about wanting to assist fellow health practitioners and other SME’s to create a business model that works efficiently in balancing life and work, but is also profitable!
She moved into business consulting after years and years of working in the allied health industry and witnessed numerous times that health and fitness business owners are often excellent health professionals and fantastic at what they do, but fall down in the ‘running of their business’.

Sarah takes pride in providing innovative ways to add value to your business!

Gail Sugden

Gail is registered as a BAS agent and has been working closely with Chris Paton for over 12 years. Her professional qualifications include Bachelor of Business (BBus) – major in Accounting. Her experience and willingness to assist clients with their bookkeeping needs is second to none.

 She has her own small client base providing bookkeeping and BAS agent services.  Due to family commitments she has been working mainly from home, over the last 15 years.  

  • Intuit Quickbooks online ProAdvisor Certification – 2014
  • Reckon Professional Partner
  • Member : NTAA since August 2015
  • Member : Tax and Super Australia 2019