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Karen McDonald

Experience You Can Count On

Our service includes a comprehensive consultation to help identify gaps and  opportunities, a comprehensive report that includes a project plan with  timelines and milestones, a cost analysis, and a schedule. We also offer  a suite of quality products that will help you get there quickly and  smoothly. That’s how we ensure your success.

My Brands Include

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Some of my background

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Karen McDonald

 

I have a solid career in accounting and accounting software.   Since the beginning of my career a substantial proportion of my client base has been law firms.


With a wealth of experience across small businesses, manufacturing and government organisations, I am most passionate about accounting software with a special focus on legal practice management software and small business operations. 


The experience gained throughout her time in government roles adds to Karen's invaluable set of skills that allows me to help small businesses work quickly and efficiently through red tape.


My career started in the accounting industry, with over 10 years experience employed in small business accounting and taxation firms.  


From 1994 to 1997 I held a finance position at Griffith University.  1997 to 2004 saw me contracting to Government departments and Government agencies while building the client base for Cascade  as we know it today.


My favourite past times include bush walking (especially when there is a waterfall to find),  feeding wild birds each morning, travelling, live music and movies.

Testimonials

See what our clients have to say on various sites including Wise Owl Legal   Cascade and  Intuit (apps.com)  

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 Our onboarding processes are designed  to empower your team and outfit them with the tools they need to  succeed. 


Talk to us today about how we can support your growth, limit  your turnover, and put you on a solid track to success and increase your profit. 

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Wise Owl Legal - Practice Management for the Wise Lawyers

Future Proof your Law Firm

Wise Owl Legal was incorporated in December 2011.   It was born from a combination of: 


(a)  Karen's frustration of trying to automate and improve processes in law firms that were based around out dated in efficient software

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(b)  several lawyer clients challenging Karen to write a system that would better suit their law firms. 


Wise Owl Legal is a truly cloud based legal practice management system that automates the repetitive tasks that need to occur in a law firm allowing the lawyer to focus on adding value to clients enabling them to increase your profit and their bottom line. 


www.wiseowllegal.com.au

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Cascade Accounting & Tax

Experience You Can Count On

Our service includes a comprehensive consultation to help identify gaps and  opportunities, a comprehensive report that includes a project plan with  timelines and milestones, a cost analysis, and a schedule. We also offer  a suite of quality products that will help you get there quickly and  smoothly. That’s how we ensure your success.


Cascade Consulting Services


Cascade was founded and commenced operations in 1985 by Karen McDonald. The name Cascade Accounting Solutions was registered in July 1998. Since 1999 we have been trading under the name of Cascade Consulting Services Pty Ltd when we incorporated.  we were excited to be celebrate our 20th Anniversary on 16 July 2018.


Karen McDonald, our director is a fully qualified accountant, and Tax Agent with extensive business systems experience that always assist you to earn money and increase your profit. 


Cascade has connections to a complete range of industry specialists that allows us to offer clients a full range of business computing solutions to provide the best solutions to all of our customers.​


Since 2011 we have offered full accounting and taxation services and also operate under the brand of Cascade Accounting & Tax


www.cascadeconsulting.com.au


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The Legal Bookkeeper

Supporting the Business of Law

The Legal Bookkeeper is a Brand of Cascade Consulting Services Pty Ltd that provides bookkeeping services to law firm for Trust Accounting, General Accounting and Payroll services.  This service frees you up to earn money while we look after your compliance.


www.thelegalbookkeeper.com.au



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