Rob Knights & Co is an independent, specialist consultancy dedicated to improving the performance and management of professional accounting, financial planning and legal practices across Australia.

With more than 45 years' experience, we are the market leader in tried and tested advice and information for the complete life cycle of your practice – from purchase to sale.

We partner with you to ensure your practice has the latest data to make commercially astute decisions for a profitable practice.

At the heart of our business is information – collected, collated, validated and securely-kept. Our services are unrivalled.

Why partner with us?

We pride ourselves on our integrity, longevity and impartiality.

We are committed to providing you with all the information you need to run a successful and profitable practice.

We see ourselves as your trusted partner in running a prosperous and thriving practice. We have advised firms large and small, city and country, at inception, operation and conclusion all over Australia for over four decades.

Underpinning everything we do is the data we collect through our various services including our quarterly benchmarking surveys which is unmatched by any of our competitors. It is meticulously gathered, compared and analyzed, building on 45+ years of information collection.

This gives our data a breadth and depth which is unparalleled and we are widely acknowledged to be a leading provider nationwide.

Our story

In 1972 Rob Knights acquired a recruitment business which placed temporary and permanent professional and support personnel within accounting and legal firms. From the provision of these services grew our benchmarking services, in particular our charge rate and salary surveys for the accounting profession which commenced in June of 1974.

These services expanded to become the leading source of broad ranging key information beneficial to the Australian accounting profession, as well as the collation of charge rates and salaries applicable to the financial planning industry. This information is now supplied to hundreds of firms each year in addition to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The firm also became known as expert valuers of accounting, financial planning and legal firms. Likewise, Rob and later Michelle became highly sought after keynote speakers, facilitators and presenters amongst these select professions on all matters of practice performance, management, proprietorship or succession. Our firm is also periodically quoted in, or authors of, articles within professional journals, magazines and the boarder ranging press, in addition to our own email newsletter known as the MAP Memo.

Michelle Knights joined her father Rob at the firm in 1997,  initially as the Services Co-ordinator, then progressing to Associate. She retrained in accounting, financial planning, marketing, business valuation and exit planning and in 2004 succeeded Rob in the leading the firm, following his short battle with cancer. Rob often joked that he bred his own succession planning, with a 30 year lead time.

"Thank you for the Boardroom Briefing. Great tips! I found your documents, especially the Confidential Information Memorandum, very useful."


"... progressive, insightful and highly professional."



"Your June Survey was a comprehensive and excellent report, thank you."



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