About Us

Fides Commercial Risk Solutions

Our Skills & Expertise

FCRS brings a lot to the table for our Melbourne based clients. We offer professional taxation and accounting services, including individual tax returns, trust returns, company tax and partnership tax returns. We can also offer business consulting, R&D and EMDG assistance and registered ASIC services.


The commercial risk and strategy aspect of our business brings you tailor made risk assessments and strategic solutions, from streamlining your business procedures, through to comprehensive risk assessments, financial modelling and contractual development and management.

Belinda White

As the FCRS Corporate Strategy and Risk Specialist; Belinda is committed to helping you build a better business with sustainable growth through utilisation of strategic practices which minimise risk improve quality and maximise profitability of your innovation and hard work.


Sustainable business success is not about the innovative idea that has allowed start-up, or the hard work and dedication of business owners and staff. A successful business needs to recognise, exploit and mitigate risks through adoption of appropriate strategies and processes. With good governance, review and understanding business owners can focus on marketing their business rather than facing litigation, or lost profits.


Using FCRS allows a business to access experienced, skilled professionals as consultants, thus avoiding the additional costs and complexity of employment. FCRS seeks to thoroughly know and understand your business and your personal objectives to deliver the best possible value to you by forming a trusting relationship, determining issues and then offering value based practical solutions.


Belinda comes to FCRS with a desire to add value to the ‘little guy’ where results are so much more than what is on a balance sheet.


Served in the Australian Military focusing on security, optimisation of team delivered solutions, dependability and problem solving in a wide range of scenarios.

Extensive experience in private and public practice in driving improved value and returns through strategy, processes, commercial and contractual management.

Qualifications in engineering (Bachelor of Engineering UNSW) specialising in weapons and electronic engineering.

Qualifications in law (Bachelor of Law UNE and experience practicing as a lawyer in Western Australia), and finance.

Experience in operational and project management for both government and private organisations throughout Australasia.

Qualifications in finance (Graduate Certificate of Finance Kaplan).

Experience in military, logistics, mining, utilities, construction, government and transport.

Maintains ongoing connections within the wider industry and current projects.

Inspired by those seeking to add value to their business through innovative entrepreneurial sustainability focused strategies with a long-term focus.

Belinda has over 20 years’ experience in resolving problems in business and seeking to add value to clients and shareholders alike.

Commercial Risk and Strategy Services

Michael Leyland

As the FCRS Business and Tax Advisory Principal; Michael is committed to helping you build a better business with the correct structure, systems and advice to protect the assets that drive your personal and business wealth.


Building a better business is not just about business owners, it is about the business of wealth creation, wealth protection and protecting your greatest assets, you and your family, from adverse consequences. FCRS Tax believes that the only way to problem solve is to get up close and personal with the clients, this means meeting them, forming a trusting relationship, determining issues and then offering value based practical solutions.


Michael comes to FCRS Tax with a desire to add value to the ‘little guy’ where results are so much more than numbers.

Served in the Royal Australian Engineers as a Field Engineer for 3 1/2 years – learning the value of teamwork, dependability and delivering while obtaining a range of automotive and plant licences.

Served in the Royal Australian Navy as an Electronics Technician – focussing on problem solving, leadership and technology.

Completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Finance and Financial Planning – an education should always be maximised.

An introduction to private practice accounting - MGI Perth, developing experience in the small business sector and leading the R&D division.

An introduction to the world of commerce – Financial Controller Rimex Wheel, the world’s largest privately owned wheel and rim manufacturer.

Commerce applied – The Chia Co, producer, wholesaler and retailer of Australian grown Chia products.

Back to the future; private practice accounting in Melbourne – The Practice.

A new beginning – FCRS Taxation Services, a Tax and ASIC Agent that specialises in micro and small business.

The philosophy of micro and small business – accountants can make a difference, the same advice can make or break a micro business therefore charge out rates do matter.

Working from home – meetings in coffee shops with clients, flexibility that promotes contact with your business advisor and the provision of services to the client when they want it.

Michael has committed in excess of 20 years to protecting Australia’s interests while serving in the Defence Force, now let him assist you in protecting your interests.

Taxation and Accounting Services