Accountants exclusive to construction

We understand the unique complexities of the construction industry, and we service NO other industry!

Our Mission statement

“To help construction businesses complete their projects ahead of schedule and under budget, ensuring asset protection and minimal tax liability. We focus on maximising profits and increasing cashflow for our clients, so they can fully enjoy their success.”

About Pallium Construction Accountants

At Pallium Construction Accountants, we’re more than just accountants – we specialise solely in the construction industry. We understand the financial and operational sides of construction, which lets us create financial solutions specifically for this field.

We work closely with our clients, getting to know their specific needs and making plans to help them succeed. We’re known for responding quickly because we know that’s important in construction. Our services and tools are made just for construction businesses. This shows our dedication to being experts in this area. At Pallium, we offer more than just tax and accounting – we use our deep knowledge of construction to help our clients thrive.

How we work with Construction businesses


Stage 1: Comprehensive Business Understanding

Our journey begins with a deep dive into your business. By sitting down with you, we develop a thorough understanding of various facets of your company – from financial health and cash flow to operational efficiency, business model to name a few. Our goal is to pinpoint cash flow challenges and operational deficiencies, assess the business structure for potential exposure, and review tax positions and planning. This stage is crucial in identifying areas for improvement and growth potential.

Stage 2: Tailored Proposal Development

With insights from Stage 1, we craft a custom proposal that targets four critical areas: tax minimisation, asset protection, business growth and efficiency, and achieving your personal business goals. This proposal is designed not just to solve immediate issues but to set the foundation for sustained growth and success.

Stage 3: Execution and Transparency

Upon your approval, we meticulously execute each element of the proposal. Our process is transparent, with a clear timeline for the completion of each task. Unlike traditional accounting firms that bill by the minute, we offer a monthly retainer model based on the outcomes we aim to achieve for you. This approach ensures clarity and aligns our efforts with your business objectives.

Our Journey – Pallium Construction Accountants

Founded in 2009 as a general accounting firm, Pallium Construction Accountants has since evolved into a beacon of specialised financial guidance for the construction industry. Our journey began with a resounding early success, as we were privileged with the Nine Networks Small Business of the Year and Professional Services of the Year awards in our first year. This recognition sparked a period of rapid growth, expanding our client base from a handful to over 900 in just a few years.

Despite our success, our founder, John Maklouf, yearned for a deeper connection and purpose beyond the numbers and compliance. With a vast array of clients across various sectors, the firm felt impersonal and lacking in specialised focus. This realisation prompted a pivotal change.

John restructured the firm with a renewed vision: to concentrate exclusively on construction. This shift allowed us to offer more than just accounting services; we began providing a framework for business owners in the construction industry to build their businesses confidently and efficiently, without the need for a full-time financial controller.

Today, Pallium Construction Accountants stands as a dedicated partner to the construction industry. With specialist staff around the globe, our sole focus is on helping construction businesses manage more efficiently, improve cash flow, and increase profitability. Our journey has been one of transformation and specialisation, and we are proud to be a trusted advisors in the construction sector.


We’re not just your regular accountants doing the books; we understand how job sites work and all the challenges that come with running a business there.

“We’ve been with Pallium for just over two years, and they’ve been amazing. Our turnover has more than quadrupled and our fleet size of earthmoving equipment has doubled, all thanks to their solid advice and understanding of our goals. They take the time to really listen and make the financial side clear and easy to understand, which has been a huge help in making smart business decisions. We definitely recommend Pallium to any construction business looking to grow or improve efficiency.”

CDA Group

Chad Anderson – Managing Director

“Pallium Accountants helped us restructure the way we manage jobs so that we can quite easily control pluming works on multi-tower tenders. Highly recommended.”

Soneta Plumbing

Steven Dib – Director

“After 12 years with Pallium as our accountants, we’ve recently decided to close our business for lifestyle reasons. Throughout this time, Pallium stood by us in both good times and tough periods like COVID, the extended rains in 2022, and rising material costs. Their support was crucial in helping us navigate these industry-wide challenges. We’re grateful for their guidance and wholeheartedly recommend Pallium to any construction business seeking reliable and knowledgeable accounting support.”
Dontarna Concreting

Chris Citroni – Managing Director

Accountants that actually return my phone calls and meet deadline. Try and find that in the construction game.”

Designcorp Architects

Joe El-Sabbagh - Managing Director

“When I launched Brickwood Homes, it was just a small operation with a few minor projects. Two years into our partnership with Pallium Construction Accountants, we’ve transformed dramatically. Today, we’re managing over 50 active jobs simultaneously. The secret behind this growth? Comprehensive management of every project detail – from budgeting and tracking progress to forecasting costs to complete the jobs. Thanks to Pallium Construction Accountants, we’re not just efficiently managing our projects; we also have a real-time, bird’s eye view of our entire business. Their expertise has been a game changer for us.”

Brickwood Homes

Albert Chahda

“I’ve run my plumbing business for over 20 years and partnered with Pallium for the last 10. They’ve been a big help, especially last year when they showed us, we had too many staff. After some smart changes, we’re now saving thousands every week on labour costs, which has really boosted our profits. Super happy with the results and the help from Pallium!”

RNB Plumbing

Rony Boustani – Managing Director

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