The Accountant for Creatives

BCom, CA






Outsourced bookkeeping to manage your daily transactions



Personal and business tax returns


Growth Advisory

Business guidance to growth


Educational Coaching

Understand your accounting



Complete software integration


Powering Creative Businesses

Focus on what matters

Need someone to sort out your accounting?



Lauren Thiel is The Real Thiel, the accountant for creatives. She is a Chartered Accountant on a mission to educate, empower and motivate small business owners to be more organised, more informed and more profitable.


As soon as you meet Lauren it will be obvious that she is a born performer… who somehow got stuck behind a desk working on spreadsheets. How could this be? Well, Lauren has been a dancer all her life, but also a  product of her Mum, a visual artist, and her Dad, an Accountant. She grew up learning the value of both art and business, and soon realised there was a gap in knowledge and respect between the “arts” and “business” worlds. Lauren decided to bridge that gap, to translate the accounting lingo, and to educate and empower the more creatively minded people… including her mum!


She is, after all, an artist and an accountant.


She understands that business admin and accounting can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming when it’s not your ‘thing’. Let her help you free up your valuable time so you can focus on your creative strengths.


After running her business as a side hustle for 2+ years, Lauren joined Accodex in 2018 to take her business and her clients to the next level. She offers tax compliance, advisory, business coaching, goal setting, organisational and motivational services – think of her as a personal trainer for your business.


The Real Thiel has got your back. Let’s do business.




  • Accodex Partners – Accounting Partner


  • Duxton Asset Management – Business Development, Investment Analyst


  • The Real Thiel – Founder


  • Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (LMBDW) – Member


  • Bey Dance Pty Ltd – Co-Founder


  • University of Adelaide – Academic Tutor


  • KPMG Australia – Senior Consultant


  • Adelaide Comedy – Personal Assistant


  • National Wine Centre of Australia – Reception/Sales


  • Inglewood Inn – Function Coordinator, Waitress & Bar Maid



  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand – Member


  • The University of South Australia – Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major), Bachelor of Tourism & Event Management, Meeting and Event Planning


  • Kaplan Professional – Certificate, RG 146 Generic Knowledge (Tier 1), RG 146 Managed Investments (Tier 1)


  • Endeavour College

Get your business back on track!


  • Naveesh SharmaNaveesh Sharma

    Lauren 'Lolly Dolly' Thiel is proactive, focused and diligent! She is creative and she finds a clever way to solve problems.

    Unlike other accountants, she is fun to work with.

  • ChrisChris

    Lauren is motivational and her passion for work and life is infectious. She is committed, efficient, caring and honest.

    I find her inspiring.

  • Carla ConlinCarla Conlin

    She’s like the Fairy Godmother of Taxes! After 3 years of not getting on top of my Taxes, Lauren met me and helped me sort everything out! She made systems and explained everything so even I could understand it! She even looked like she was having fun while doing it! Best tax experience I’ve ever had!

  • Aleksandra PinneriAleksandra Pinneri

    I hired Lauren to help me with my bookkeeping so I could stop juggling excel spreadsheets and notepads around, and boy did I get this and more! Lauren is so easy to deal with, approachable and makes things so simple. She really takes the “ugh” out of bookwork. I highly recommend The Real Thiel and can guarantee you will love her energy, passion and how much value she will bring to your business.   

  • Anna ScottAnna Scott

    In a world of dreary numbers, and "hard think" comes a breath of fresh air! - The perpetually energetic and focussed Lauren Thiel and team - If you want to look forward to tax time and enjoying accounting, then engage The Real Thiel for a totally new experience that is light, fun, focussed and fashionably en pointe!

Written by Lauren

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