About Us


LG solutions provides specialist Accounting and Financial Management advice, assistance & software solutions to the Australian Local Government Industry and specifically to Councils across NSWQueensland & the Northern Territory.

Commencing in January 2005, LG Solutions quickly made an impression with its flagship product, LG "Debits & Credits" - an accounting & financial management newsletter specific to Local Government that gets distributed to subscriber councils on the first business Monday of every month. In NSW, with over 75% of Councils as subscribers,LG "Debits & Credits" has become the Industry newsletter !!

On 30 June 2006, LG Solutions launched its Year End Financial Reporting Templates for NSW Councils to give Council end of year Financial Reports the professional "look & feel" they deserve (being the primary financial reports). Since then over 100 Councils in NSW use our YE Reporting Templates each year and have set new benchmarks in the presentation of their communities financial reports.

In December 2009, LG Solutions launched its customised Long Term Financial Planning (LTFP) solution. Over 40 Councils now utilise our LTFP application to ascertain their Council's financial sustainability and to determine an appropriate financial strategy. January 2011 saw Darwin City Council become the first non NSW Council to take up our LTFP !!

From 1 July 2010, LG Solutions has now been "open for business" in Queensland & Northern Territory offering our full suite of existing products to local councils across the Sunshine State & Outback Australia !!

Ken CrawfordKen Crawford has been involved in Local Government Accounting, Financial Management and Auditing for over 21 years - having served in roles such as Senior Management Accountant, Senior Financial Accountant & Finance Manager at 3 metropolitan Councils in Sydney, followed by 6 years as a Local Government Auditor.

Ken is both a Chartered Accountant and CPA and is also a member of the NSW Local Government Auditors Association (where he has served as a both a committee member and also as chairperson of their Technical Sub Committee).



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Manuel SchuldtManuel Schuldt arrived at LG Solutions in 2008 with over 6 years of Local Government experience, having been a manager with Spencer Steer (Chartered Accountants) that specialised in the audit of NSW Local Governments.

In this audit work, Manuel played a leading role in the audit of over 25 Councils in NSW, and has been involved in all facets of Local Government accounting, reporting & control.

Manuel brings to the LGS team his talent for Excel programming, and plays a major part in the roll out of our a “tailored” Local Government solutions for your desktop !!

For the past 3 years, Manuel has used these talents to "bring alive" our YE Reporting Templates & LTFP products!!

Accordingly, he has well & truly earned (& rightfully deserves) his nickname as the "Mozart of Excel Programming".

Manuel’s arrival at LG Solutions also meant that should you require a need for some “hands on” help with your End of Year Accounts or require some “on site” assistance during the year on anything of a “local government accounting or financial management” nature, we are now able to make a visit to your doorstep!

Manuel successfully became a Chartered Accountant in 2008 reflecting his passion & ability for numbers & accounting.

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mobile: 0414 228 010

John O'ConnorJohn O'Connor heads up the QLD & NT arms of LG Solutions from his Brisbane base.

John previously worked directly with Ken & Manuel in Local Government auditing for 3 years in NSW.

John's working experience in between included accounting posts with BDO - Qld, Virgin Blue & for the last 21/2  years (until September 2010) John was based in London with the worlds largest shipping firm, Maersk as Group Reporting & Controlling Manager.

John is a Chartered Accountant, an all round good guy and is the best "THIRD MAN" we could want at LG Solutions !!

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mobile: 0401 019 201