Our Background History

In July 1982, the firm was started by Peter Edwards and James Lynch, trading as Edwards Lynch Pty. The business was located at premises on the corner of Broun Ave and Coode Street, Bedford. In June 1986 the partners went their separate ways, with James Lynch moving to Kalamunda and Peter Edwards remaining in Bedford under the name of Peter Edwards & Associates Pty. Since then the practice has grown considerably. Pauline Howatson joined the firm in July 1992 and became a partner in July 1998 when the practice relocated to Brockman House, 143 James Street Guildford. Peter Edwards retired in 2010 and Pauline took control of the whole practice. The name was changed in 2012 to pHaccts accountants.

The Difference

We believe that what sets us apart from our competitors is that we are genuinely interested in you, the client. We strive to be ethical in our approach, informed about your industry and to build relationships on trust. As a local suburban accountant we are easily accessible being “just down the road” and pride ourselves on being part of the community.

Mission Statement:

At pHaccts we take the time to get to know our clients, enabling us to deliver a totally focused and personalised service. We aim to provide timely, accurate and relevant advice in plain English which will encourage clients to maximize their resources and achieve their financial goals.


To delight clients, take the worry out of their tax affairs and be their trusted advisor in taxation and business matters.


Genuinely interested in our clients. Ethical in our approach, informed about our client’s industry and build relationships on trust.