Damian O’Donnell


About Damian

“By listening to what motivates people I can help them articulate their goals, understand what their real financial position is, advise on the best structure and create clarity about what to focus on to achieve growth.”

Damian has been working in public practice since the mid 1990’s having owned and operated a long established family tax and accounting practice, Hillard O’Donnell & Associates, throughout the 2000’s. In late 2020, Hillard O’Donnell merged with O’Brien’s where Damian is now Principal and Director.

Damian works with his clients – many of whom are small business owners – to help them understand their true financial position in order to achieve growth. Having naturally mastered the numbers through training and experience, Damian sees value beyond this and strongly believes in coming to understand what drives business owners, their personality and individual approach to business in order to best advise them.

With insight into the particular needs of small to medium sized businesses in dealing with their tax and compliance obligations, Damian is able to provide the right tax advice for people in business, or with passive investments, and help them navigate the complex issues around business structures. Damian’s goal is to help business owners feel confident about their finances and future direction.

Outside of work Damian enjoys time with his family, surfing, wine, reading, gardening and beekeeping.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics & History)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Member of CPA Australia