Our purpose is to
enrich the lives of professional firm owners and managers and the people they work with.
Are you an accounting firm owner or manager?
We work with firm owners and managers who want to run better businesses and achieve their version of success.
We have the experience and knowledge to help you get clear on what that success looks like for you and partner with you on the journey to achieve it.
Meet Rob Pillans
Rob is the owner and founder of Planet Consulting and has been working in and with accounting firms for 30 years. Few people, if any, can match the breadth and depth of his experience in the management of firms.
“Rob’s knowledge of accounting firms is broad, deep and practical. His review of our firm was insightful and has helped us focus on what is important for our success.”
Robert Shelton – Managing Director, DFK Everalls
“If you are running an accounting firm, then a day with Rob is almost not negotiable. You need to go through the various parts of your firm so he can point out your blind spots and make sure you are heading in the right direction.”
Mark Cottle – Director, Frontline Accounting
“Rob attends our partners meetings as an advisor and we really value his experience. He challenges our thinking and helps us stay focused on what is important. He also ensures we remain accountable.”
Steven Coffey – Partner, Watkins Coffey Martin
“We chose Rob to do a review of our firm due to his friendly, approachable nature and his exceptional experience in his line of work. And he delivered. He presented us with a document filled with useful information and recommended action for each area of concern. All good, practical, realistic tasks for us to complete. We have been able to implement and make changes to improve our business. We are already noticing the difference and will continue to work with Rob on this.”
Karen Kemp – Partner, Kemp & Partners
“Rob did a review of my firm which provided many useful recommendations to improve it. He also facilitated a planning day for me where I was able to set growth targets for my firm and document a plan to work towards achieving the targets. This included getting clear on the products and services I am offering and the ideal team structure needed to achieve the targets. The plans made and implemented as a result are already having a positive impact.”
Jared Balkin – Director, Catalyst Financial
“Rob’s insights and guidance have been fundamental to the accelerated development of my practice. My sessions with Rob help me to keep focus on what is important and to keep me aligned with my goals. It has also been valuable to explore ideas, discuss issues and draw on Rob’s experience with many other firms of what works and what doesn’t.”
Jason Macdonald – Founder, White & Black Chartered Accountants
“It was invaluable to have Rob Pillans for a day at our accounting practice. Rob has seen it all! Rob has pointed us in the right direction for systems, procedures & KPIs. Thank you Rob! “
Liz Gibbs – Principal, Robert Goodman Accountants