Your local Melbourne
accounting partners

We make your business ours because we know when you flourish, we do too!

For almost a century our team has delivered accounting support and guidance to the people and businesses of St Kilda and Greater Melbourne. Our vision has always been to partner with you – to take ownership of your numbers – providing you with accounting strategies and planning tools that will help you grow your business and wealth. As your Melbourne accounting partners, we’re here to guide you through the complexities of Australian tax laws.

We support individuals, sole traders and entrepreneurs, partnerships, trusts, super funds, investors, and company structures from small businesses to large multi-million dollar corporations.

Our team of tax accountants supplies a wide range of tax and accounting services including, but not limited to:

Our biggest goal is to help you and your business to meet and exceed your financial goals.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Arthur Katos

Partner | MBA, CA

Arthur commenced with the firm in 1999, and currently advises clients on tax and business matters. He values building close relationships with his clients and provides exceptional personal service.

He is a passionate Collingwood AFL supporter and a car collectables enthusiast.

Sam Di Francesco

Partner | BBus(Acc), Affiliate, ICAA, CPA, CTA
Sam's first joined us in 1975 for work experience. He stayed on and became full-time at the end of 1977. Now Sam heads up our tax department. His business advice, development experience, and skills are also part of his specialty.
Outside the office, Sam enjoys playing volleyball, billiards, and is a keen Carlton AFL follower.

Don Phillips


Don qualified with PWC in Adelaide before moving to London with Deloitte. He has worked in the stockbroking and corporate advisory fields in London and Melbourne and moved back to the accounting profession in 1998. Don was in partnership with lan Unkenstein, for 20 years before starting UPA Accounting in 2018. Don's firm merged with T H White in 2023. He is a SMSF Specialist and has extensive experience in business advice and investment theory.

Don is a keen cyclist and poker player (Texas Holdem) and is an avid reader and follower of politics.

Our History

In 1914, Thomas Henry White began working as a young Chartered Accountant in Melbourne’s Essendon area, quickly establishing himself as a dependable and competent accountant. His reputation soon spread and, as the business grew, he partnered with another accountant named Rankin, forming the firm Rankin and White. Rankin and White developed a large client base, providing services such as taxation advice, business advice and auditing services to companies located in the Melbourne area.

In 1929, White left the Rankin and White partnership to establish his own accounting firm, T H White & Co, which quickly became one of the leading accounting firms in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria. T H White & Co has built a reputation for providing “old-fashioned” service that puts an emphasis on client’s individual and business needs to ensure the best accounting and taxation advice is given. Our growth and success has come from the growth and success of our clients.

T H White & Co’s client base now includes sole traders, small businesses and large national corporations, which means we have broad experience that allows us to provide clients with the accounting services they require, from basic bookkeeping to complex tax issues. With a reputation for excellence, we strive to provide our clients with the best possible solutions for their accounting & taxation needs.

Don't wait! Contact us today and get your numbers working for you!

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