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A Personal Touch With Commercial Realism

With over 32 years' experience, we know what your business needs.


Company Overview

We understand that business owners know the ins and outs of their operations, but sometimes you need some expert advice on how to meet your statutory requirements with the ATO, ASIC or even the bank. We can help navigate you and your business through these processes while also helping you understand how your business is tracking.

Your financial partner

Glenn Brereton is the director of GDB Business Services and has over 32 years experience in finance and accounting. Having worked with the State Bank of Victoria and numerous chartered accounting firms, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience assisting businesses across the banking, professional business services, hospitality, wholesale and import/export industries. Always looking to continually upskill Glenn is a qualified CPA, with a Bachelor of Business(Accounting) and a Diploma of Taxation.

Clients and colleagues have commented that they would be “lost without him“… and that “he treats the money like it is his own“. Many have also stated that “I wish I could find staff like him in his work ethic..


Our Mission

We are a virtual CFO business providing virtual cfo services. We also provide payroll outsourcing solutions, along with bookkeeping services. We are not just a bookkeeping services in Melbourne.

We are about helping business grow. Our focus is on improving and maintaining your business accounting processes, policies and procedures and financial systems to assist you on your path to business success. Help from our team of experienced CPA qualified accountants and combined with the experience in the public and commercial industry means your you are benefitting.


We specialise in totalling understanding your accounts and your business. Clearing up input errors, identifying and eliminating wasteful practices, and implementing efficient accounting procedures and robust reporting functions to ensure you are running your business as smooth as possible. We can analyse your finances and make your business grow in the right direction.


  • Understand your business
  • Ledger Setup
  • Set up of accounting policies and procedures
  • Accounts setup and migration to the cloud (Saasu, Xero & MYOB)
  • Financial Control & ongoing account maintenance
  • Budgets
  • Cash flow forecasts & optimisation
  • Financial Modelling
  • Payroll services including workers compensation, payroll tax, superannuation, leave entitlements management
  • Monthly management reporting package
  • Bookkeeping
  • General business tax advice
  • Board meeting attendance

GDB Business Services arose out of my desire to help people make good decisions. I enjoy working with people who are excellent at their craft, but may not have the desire, skill or time to do the books, and to worry about complying with tax departments, lawyers and/or bankers.

Glenn Brereton

Commercial Capabilities

Strategic Planning

Development and implementation of strategic plans geared towards supporting the achievement of business objectives.

Change Management

Finance lead in the due diligence & integration of business acquisitions and business restructuring across multi-site businesses to support overall business expansion objectives and growth platforms within the Asia-Pacific region

Your Business Partner

Providing practical, effective and achievable financial advice and counsel to business stakeholders all facets of the business to ensure achievement of Business Plan, Budgets and Forecast, as well as business advice as required.

Stakeholder Engagement

An engaging, collaborative, influential management style to effectively foster and manage stakeholder partnerships. Experience working within single site, private organisations through to global, multi-site and multicultural organisations.

Project Management

Significant experience in the identification, contract negotiation, business case preparation, development and implementation of key major projects including any potential M&A, IT implementation and Payroll systems.

Company Secretarial

Significant experience in the role of company secretary to ensure good governed and organised. Development & implementation of comprehensive company policies and procedures; as well as ensuring all statutory requirements are met.

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