At McCourts, we specialise in working with businesses to define and deliver on strategies to achieve business goals. ensuring our clients are equipped to deal with the fast paced, ambiguous environment of doing business today.

With top tier accounting expertise and proven commercial acumen our services are personalised to suit each individual client and their specific business needs. We understand that relationships are essential for delivering informed, strategic advice and services and we work hard to understand key business drivers and commercial imperatives.


John McCourt — Director

John McCourt — Director

A highly experienced chartered accountant, John has 20 years’ experience across all areas of tax, accounting and strategy.

Most recently, John was a partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, responsible for advising clients on business and tax strategy, strategic and succession planning, as well as asset protection.

John’s passion is working with family-owned and operated businesses where he can leverage and tailor his large corporate business and accounting expertise to help them achieve success in all aspects of business.

John is a fellow of CPA Australia, a Chartered Accountant, a fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia and a registered tax agent. He is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Maria Alviar-Laroza, McCourts

Maria Alviar-Laroza — Manager

Maria has more than 30 years experience in business services and taxation in both commerce and public practice. She specialises in providing tax compliance and financial and management reporting to large companies, as well as accounting services for small to medium sized businesses. 

Maria has worked for a range of clients in vast and varied sectors including not-for-profit, entertainment and cinema industries.

Maria is a strong advocate of “cloud” accounting and she believes in simplifying the financial aspects of her clients business. This enables them to make better and more informed decisions with accurate real time information.

The most rewarding aspect of her working life is the relationships fostered between her clients, team members and management based on mutual trust and respect.

Maria has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accountancy and holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in the Philippines. She is a Member of CPA Australia as well as a Certified Reckon One and Certifed Xero Advisor.