Hi, my name is Peter Smith, CEO and Founder of New Era Management Services and specialist lead for hundreds of successful finance and management projects Australia wide

I started out my career as a senior manager in local government achieving qualification as a municipal clerk via RMIT. Worked closely with multi-disciplined leadership teams helped me to deliver projects, improve business systems and turn around financial performance.

Encountering many conflicting priorities and few resources really honed my skills on doing more with less!

Fast forward 20 years and having sharpened my role as a financial strategist I can readily identify the underlying issues getting in the way. The lack of accountability, few people investing in themselves and in their enterprise, managers become swamped by detail, taking on too much and devoting an inordinate amount of time to putting out fires.

Modelling the correct roles for finance, management and accountability to turn around financial position is my passion. To equip you with the practical tools and processes to be able to deliver the result that you need.

Nothing thwarts sustainable growth more than finance taking a tokenistic role, there is too much as stake from such little value add!

Here’s what you can expect from me.

The FAST approach, that is a Financial and Accountability Swift Transition, whether that be financial trouble shooting support, financial strategy consulting or Your Business Success Coaching, to find the 10% of your turnover in hidden profit that you are giving away. Do your own sums on what this means, $$$’s wise.

All services are backed by a return on your investment.

My MOTTO is simple. I believe that the underlying motivation that people hold is the need to invest in themselves and their organisation, sometimes they just need to know how to do this.

If I can breakdown these barriers, I will serve the dual purpose of sustainable business growth and put belief into action for hundreds of people each and every year.

WITH you

We work WITH you to build organisational capacity

No Fuss

We offer a no fuss, easy to understand approach


We offer well researched strategic solutions that work


We offer guarantees and a return on the investment that you make with us


We offer tools to back our methodology and keep you on track


The right advice to put you back in control of your organisational strategy.

CEO, Founder and Financial Strategist
     New Era Management Services
   M Bus, PGrad Bus, Bach. Bus, CMA.


About Peter Smith

Peter Smith has studied in people behaviour and performance management. He has a strategic finance and lean management background. He is an experienced an accredited partner MAUS Business Systems, coach, consultant and managerial accountant.

Peter has delivered many innovative projects including corporate strategies, business improvements, service reviews, economic assessments, government submissions, the National Reform Fund and a financial sustainability program to most of Victoria’s 79 councils.

In addition to his coaching and consultancy work, Peter’s management experience includes CEO, GM and Director. He is well credentialed in working on corporate strategy and governance and in fashioning ways to achieve significant savings to the bottom line.

Peter’s qualifications include Bachelor of Business, Certificate of Qualification as Municipal Clerk, Graduate Diploma of Business and Masters of Business Administration. He is a Certified Management Accountant, MAUS Certified Advisor and Certified Professional Business Advisor.

Contact Peter and the team at New Era Management Services