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Blackburn ' Prior has been part of the NSW Northern Rivers business community since 1958. We operate from offices in Lismore and Ballina, servicing clients locally and from areas as diverse as Hamilton Island and Central Queensland to the Hunter Valley and...read more

Privacy Policy

Blackburn'Prior Privacy Policy


All businesses in Australia are required to determine whether the Australian Privacy Principles apply to them or not.


Is Blackburn ‘ Prior required to comply with the Privacy Act 1988?

We have determined that we are required to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (the Act) and associated Rules & Regulations, including:

  • Part IIIA of the Privacy Act (handling of information that may get used for credit worthiness assessments):
  • Privacy (Tax File Number) Rule 2015, and
  • The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill.  

Blackburn ‘ Prior is not a reporting entity under The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 but we are related to a larger body corporate that is subject to the Act.

We do not trade in personal information.

We are not a Commonwealth contracted service provider, nor at the time of writing are we:

  • Registered or recognised under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
  • A protected action ballot agent under Part 3-3 of the Fair Work Act 2009
  • A service provider required to comply with the data retention provisions in Part 5-1A of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979


Consideration of the Australian Privacy Principles

We have considered the following and, where possible and applicable, maintain controls that we believe are adequate and appropriate:

  • the open and transparent management of personal information including having a privacy policy
  • considering if an individual can have the option of transacting anonymously or using a pseudonym where practicable
  • the collection of solicited personal information and receipt of unsolicited personal information including giving notice about collection
  • how personal information can be used and disclosed (including overseas)
  • maintaining the quality of personal information
  • keeping personal information secure
  • offering the right for individuals to access and correct their personal information

Should the reader have any questions about the above we welcome you to contact a director of the business.

BS Accountant


* Challenge yourself to develop solutions and become a trusted advisor for a wide range of small and medium businesses

* Opportunity to advance your career beyond traditional accounting with ongoing training and development

* Permanent / Permanent part-time role with flexible work arrangements

Are you ready to enjoy your work and feel like you are part of the bigger picture? Are you looking to work with the most relevant accounting technologies for real-time accounting? If so, this may be the role for you!

At Blackburn ‘ Prior, we are a modern accounting business helping our clients to gain competitive advantages in today’s working world. Operating out of Lismore and Ballina, we provide tax advice and business services for businesses and self-employed individuals.

Being part of an industry that is constantly changing challenges us to learn and move quickly. Our agile way of working enables us to offer flexible work and be responsive to the challenges small businesses are facing. Our team takes pride in investing time and resources into the ongoing training and development of all employees.


Who are you?

* A natural communicator with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and with co-workers;

* Technology-literate and willing to learn new, web-based accounting software;

* Task-focused and efficient;

* Motivated to achieve personal career goals;

* Open to being part of a close-knit team; and

* Encourages diversity and inclusion of others.


What does the role look like?

As an Accountant for Blackburn ‘ Prior, you will be responsible for providing clients with technical solutions, cloud software support and troubleshooting advice whilst remaining empathetic towards small business goals. You’ll have:

* Proficiency in use of Xero or similar cloud-based accounting software (preferred)

* Experience in BAS preparation, financial statements and tax returns

* Exposure to a variety of entity types;

* Experience working in a small to medium-sized firm;

* Interested and effective in working with banks, finance brokers, financial planners and insurance brokers to help clients manage their risks and achieve their goals

* Business acumen; and

* Degree in Business and/or Accounting (or soon to be completed).

At Blackburn ‘ Prior we’re always keen to promote work/life balance and are happy to consider applicants seeking flexible work arrangements in either Lismore or Ballina.

Get in touch today!

Living in the Northern Rivers

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Living and working in the Northern Rivers is the ideal combination of a tree change and sea change, mixed with excellent services and an exciting culture.

Blackburn Prior has offices in Ballina and Lismore placing us at the centre of worldwide events, community activities and surrounded by the most magnificent natural wonders. 

The Northern Rivers is renowned for its warm climate, natural beauty and diverse mix of people.


It is home to well regarded educational institutions that draw people from across the country and internationally to the region to further their studies. This includes Southern Cross University, North Coast TAFE NSW, SAE and many primary and secondary schools.


The Northern Rivers has a strong network of healthcare services including public and private hospitals, community health services and specialist services including Breast Screen NSW, brain injury rehabilitiation and mental health services. The region is also home to preventative healthcare including programs to stay active and smoke free environments and various alternative therapies.  

Arts & cultural hub

In the Northern Rivers there is an eclectic mix of actors, artisans, buskers, dancers, film-makers, musicians, painters, potters and performers – more per capita, than anywhere else in the country.

You’ll find an abundance of cultural activities from local markets throughout the region, to performing arts including NORPA, regional galleries showcasing exceptional work from local and touring shows, and live music filtering through the towns and village’s cafes, pubs and in the streets.


With the some of Australia's biggest and best festivals in our own backyard, why would you want to be anywhere else?

From the family friendly Lismore Lantern Parade, to the Byron Bay International Film Festival for flim buffs, internationally renowned BluesFest to the 4WD Caravan Camping and Marine Show, the Northern Rivers has it all and will keep the entire family entertained. 

Cafe culture

For the foodies and coffee aficionados the Northern Rivers will not disappoint.

Here you will find everything from award winning restaurants across cuisines to cafes showcasing the best blends of coffee that make even the most discerning palette sing.

The commitment and passion for seasonal, local and organic produce including blueberries, macadamias, beef and avocados is evident on every menu and will keep you coming back for more.

Natural wonders

The Northern Rivers is the most stunning backyard. Here you are surrounded by breathtaking natural wonders just waiting to be explored. From idyllic locations including Wollumbin National Park and Rocky Creek Dam to wonderous waterways and skylines like Minyon Falls and an expansive coastline, the Northern Rivers invites you to connect with nature. 


For more information visit Northern Rivers Tourism, Visit Lismore, Discover Ballina, Visit Richmond Valley and Visit Byron