About us

Kickstart Advisory is a Sydney firm of Business Advisors established on the Northern Beaches in 2014 by Leigh Paillas, Managing Director of Chartered Accounting Firm, LPR Advisory.

We are an experienced team of business advisory specialists with expertise in partnering with Australian businesses to assist them in obtaining Government incentives and grants. We work hard to make sure Australian businesses receive the entitlements they deserve to ensure a strong and sustainable future.

Since inception, Kickstart have built a strong reputation for providing Australian businesses with professional, straightforward and cost-effective solutions. We take the time to understand your business, the industry you operate within and where you would like to be in the future to ensure you receive all incentives you are eligible for.

Australian businesses we have assisted in obtaining tax incentives and grants range from small businesses, agribusiness', start-ups, incubators to large Corporations, who choose Kickstart Advisory because we offer accessible, value-for-money advice with positive outcomes and financial returns.

Leigh Paillas, Managing Director

With more than 15 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant, Leigh Paillas, established Kickstart Advisory in 2014 to provide Australian businesses with an all-inclusive business and tax advisory service delivering specialist solutions and advice focused on growth, innovation and profitability.

Leigh’s experience has seen him work with one of Australia’s leading accounting Firms as well as across a diverse range of industries and with high net-worth clients. During his career, Leigh has acquired an in-depth understanding of accounting, taxation and business advisory strategies that he draws upon when advising clients. He is an active member of the accounting industry and maintains a current knowledge of legislation and Government procedure.

Leigh holds a Masters in Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.


Matt McGoldrick

Drawing on more than a decade’s commercial business management experience, Matt joined Kickstart Advisory on inception and has successfully grown the business to where it stands today. Matt’s in-depth understanding of commercial transactions, financial arrangements and business management procedures ensures that his clients receive well-rounded and trusted advice.


An active member of the local community, Matt’s experience has seen him manage a large portfolio of clients across a diverse range of industries including agriculture, manufacturing, IT, start-ups and small business.


His ability to gain an in-depth understanding of his client’s businesses and provide accurate and realistic advice is reflected through proven results.