I have 4 IPs and a small business and I need an accountant to look after everything for me. I'm very hands on and each year around tax time I submit a large excel spreadsheet detailing all business expenses / employee wages / wages to myself / property deductions etc. I like to fine-tune numbers to make sure I minimise tax and basically the accountant just formats and submits the data I give him. I'm pretty sure I already optimise my situation and I just need a tax agent to submit it for me. For someone like me, how would a 'good' accountant add value to my situation? For my situation, how much per year would it typically cost? Any recommendations? I'm in Sydney.