Many businesses start from a similar place of passion, with a yearning for flexibility and security. Whatever motivated you to start your business, we want to help you make it work.

who is cocoon?

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At Cocoon, we tailor our business solutions to help you grow in a sustainable way that aligns with your ambitions. Our small team of specialists are here to support your business every step of the way. As a trusted partner, we help you plan the big moments and are there for the day-to-day ups and downs too.

We take a personal approach to our client relationships and aim to alleviate undue stress by keeping your business organised and compliant. We believe this is key to success and business well-being, two things we want for each and every one of our clients.

our values

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The way we treat each other; the way we treat those we support, with dignity, valuing the collective power of teamwork and relationships to achieve common goals.

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Respectful

We want to be kind and understanding, and have a willingness to give our clients things that have value to them on many levels.

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Generous

We want to be open-minded to ensure we can learn and grow, as we are not
all-knowng. Having fully transparent relationships with our clients, and each other, builds trust. 

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Open Minded

We value structure as it provides a full understanding of expectations and deliverables internally and externally. 

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Structured

It means something when you love what you do, you love why you do it, you love the team you work with and you love the clients you serve.

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Passionate

our team

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Roger Larkin

Director

I'm Roger, director of Larkin Partners and Cocoon Business Solutions. With a Bachelor of Economics – Accounting and +29 years of experience under my belt, I've developed a quality team of expert accountants and bookkeepers; all with the commitment of providing above-and-beyond services to Cocoon Business Solutions and Larkin Partners’ clients.

Julie Doyle

Principal

I am the Practice Owner and have been running this business (and its predecessor) for over 20 years. I love working with small businesses, maybe a little too much. But when the language gets fruity or the numbers get tight, you'll know just how much I care.

I have a background in mainly service-based careers: law enforcement, administration & customer service roles and teaching. I have a Degree in Education, Cert IV in Bookkeeping and a Postgraduate Certificate in Accounting. I've worked in businesses of all shapes and sizes across Australia and in North America, but Melbourne is home to me. I am a stand-up comedy tragic and my record for a Melbourne International Comedy festival is 25 shows.

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Nadia Panteleeva

Senior Bookkeeper

Hello my name is Nadia and I joined the Larkin Partners/Cocoon Business Solutions team back in early August 2021. My background is in accounting and bookkeeping, with a Degree in Accounting and a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping. I love being busy, solving problems and I am studying to achieve my CPA certificate in the coming two years. I have worked across several businesses in Australia and internationally, living in Russia and Saudi Arabia and settling in Australian 6 years ago.

Corann Sharma  

Bookkeeper

My name is Corann Sharma, and I am a bookkeeper here at Cocoon Business Solutions.
I've been part-time with Cocoon for 18 months, and am currently working through my BAS Agent's Registration course, giving me vital education for the development of my career. Once this is complete, I intend to resume my Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) studies.

My other part-time passion is bartending at Whisky Den. I've worked there for 3 and a half years now, and the small family we have there has become a big part of my life. 

The biggest personal challenge I've had to overcome was the diagnosis of Juvenile Arthritis the year I entered high school. It taught me resilience and

strong personal resolve. I also played a lot of team sports throughout my childhood, and this has greatly added to my leadership and interpersonal skills.

Caitlin Arnott

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Social Media Manager

My role at Cocoon Business Solutions is managing our social media, updating our website and creating our monthly EDMs. I also support the team across a wide range of administrative activities… hint hint doing whatever jobs are thrown at me. With the variety of training courses I’ve had since I’ve been here, I’ve actually developed a love for the purpose of bookkeeping … which is quite amusing based on the fact I dropped out of maths in my final year of high school (and there may be film evidence of me burning my year 11 math book but I will deny it if ever asked.)