About us

Joy Hassall & Diane Hyde are an experienced accounting, tax and bookkeeping team providing personalised service to small business, individuals and investors in Melbourne’s Outer East.
We specialise in small business, from sole traders to companies and family trusts. We use all the popular accounting programs, including Xero, MYOB and QuickBooks, and assist with new business start ups.

Diane is a highly experienced Tax Accountant who has developed streamlined processes designed to simplify tax time for everyone (personal and business), including rental properties and share portfolios.

Hassall & Hyde is a “Chartered Accountants ANZ” practice. This means we are bound by the CA ANZ Code of Ethics and must comply with the highest professional standards. Our technical staff are highly trained and undergo a continuous program of professional development.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation.


Our people


Diane Hyde

Principal | Chartered Accountant | Registered Tax Agent

Diane is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in Australia and internationally. She specialises in small business, investors, individuals/employees and superannuation funds.

Diane began her career working in small, medium and large businesses before moving to the accounting profession. As a result she has gained valuable experience in many business environments and expertise in accounting and taxation.

Through her exposure to a multitude of industries Diane has gained personal experience in:

  • Wholesale, retail and manufacturing
  • Taxation, accountancy and audit
  • Business management
  • Superannuation funds

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Joy Hassall

Bookkeeper | Office Manager

Joy's career began in the UK where she managed a large cash office in the retail environment. This role involved processing thousands of pounds per day, with particular attention to security practices.

Since arriving in Melbourne in 1988, Joy has worked in Administration and Finance for a range of businesses from small one-man operations to large multi-national corporations. Her most recent roles include Finance Manager in a medium-sized, local business in Melbourne and Rescue Bookkeeper assisting a rapidly growing small business in desperate need of admin organisation.

Through working in a diverse range of industries Joy has gained personal experience in:

  • Wholesale, retail and manufacturing
  • Bookkeeping and office management
  • Business management




Our experienced team provides personalised accounting solutions tailored to your business needs.
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Bookkeeping & office support

Would you like an experienced, professional bookkeeper to give you a hand from time to time?
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Tax returns

With over 20 years experience in Australia and overseas, we have developed streamlined processes for preparing tax returns.
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New business start ups

We are experienced in all types of business structures including sole traders, companies and family trusts.
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Tax Returns

Personal returns - most
$160 each
$95 each
Couples eg husband/wife - most
$280 / pair
Complex and longer returns
Includes rental properties
$180 / hour
Business tax returns
$180 / hour
Capital gains tax
$180 / hour

Discounts - pensioner, low income

A - total income below $25,000
$10 discount
B - total income below $20,000
$20 discount
C - total income below $15,000
$30 discount

Office Support

Initial setup
$90 / hour
Ongoing support
$70 / hour


$50 / hour
$70 / hour
$90 / hour

Other services

Accounting & financial reporting
$180 / hour
Budgeting & tax consulting
$180 / hour
Set up company
$1200 each*
Set up trust
$900 each*
Set up company and trust
$1,900 total*
*includes ASIC fees, stamp duty, ABN & TFN


What our clients say about us

  • Andrew Meadth, tax return client
    “Professional, friendly, courteous service without me having to run around or take time from my workplace, I recommend the services of Hassall & Hyde to family, friends and acquaintances alike.”
    Andrew Meadth, tax return client
  • Tilly Kooy, tax return client
    “Had to do my tax return for the first time this year and Diane explained the process very well. Overall very pleased with the experience.”
    Tilly Kooy, tax return client
  • Luke W, small business client
    “I spoke with someone at the ATO … and got confused. So I’d much rather come and visit my awesome, trustworthy, savvy and funny accountant instead.”
    Luke W, small business client
  • Juniper Salon, small business client
    “This woman is amazing! She makes all the scary spooky yukky bits of owning a small business not scary, spooky and yukky and talks proper English, not Accountantsenglish. She (and her bookkeeper homie) have saved my hyde and I’m forever grateful. And as an added bonus, is a sweetheart too!”
    Juniper Salon, small business client
  • Mark C, small business client
    “Since coming to see you everything is easier. I just focus on making money and I can sleep at night instead of staying awake worrying”
    Mark C, small business client

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