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“It’s our responsibility to do everything in our power to help clients and apply the law in their favour.”

James Northcote

Principal, Business Advisory

James is a person who likes to lead by example, and he’s not afraid to set the bar high. Consistent attention to detail, loyalty, integrity, and determination are the values he measures his performance against, driving him to achieve the highest levels of client satisfaction. 

James has applied his accounting and business skills to helping charities, volunteering as the Treasurer of the Cystic Fibrosis South Australia Board, where he has learnt invaluable skills in human resources, strategic planning, operational policies, financing decisions, and government relations.

“Being on the Board has helped me gain an understanding of some of the issues and thought processes that our clients go through with their businesses on a daily basis. What I didn’t realise was how much I would enjoy being involved, or of the benefits to my career in gaining new business networks.”

James joined the Business Advisory Division of William Buck as a Manager following the merger with MSI Tilley Adelaide in January 2011.

With more than ten years’ experience, James consults to a range of industries including small to medium enterprise, the wine industry, and medical professionals.

The Facts:

Core Expertise

  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Superannuation compliance
  • Management accounting, budgeting, cash flow analysis
  • Business restructuring and succession planning


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Board Member, Cystic Fibrosis SA
  • Diploma of Management


  • Private business
  • Agribusiness
  • Viticulture / wineries
  • Healthcare
  • Not-for-profits
  • Co-operatives

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