Meet Our Team

We are not your
traditional accountants

At Hot Toast, we are truly passionate about the creative, technology and innovation industries. Our team of accounting and bookkeeping specialists has over 15 years’ experience working across a range of creative formats in Australia, the UK and the US, including television, production, advertising, technology and marketing companies.

As a cloud-based company, we pride ourselves on being proactive, nimble, and able to add value to start-ups and growing businesses in industries we know so well.

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Sarah Lawrance – CPA, B.Fin

Director and Primary Consultant

Sarah’s love of business began at just eight years old when she would get up early to watch Business Sunday with her father. What followed was a Bachelor of Finance and a stint in the UK perfecting the art of finance on small and medium sized companies throughout Europe.

Upon returning to Australia in 2014, Sarah found her niche working with film, media, advertising and marketing companies.

Sarah founded Hot Toast in 2015 with the goal of helping small to medium businesses scale. Being able to understand the story the numbers tell and provide insights and value to these businesses in a way that supports aggressive growth strategies is why she does what she does.

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Craig Heritage

Production Accountant and Bookkeeper

After many years managing large scale construction projects, Craig decided to make a career change to bookkeeping. Craig has always had a love for numbers, which he used to build a successful property portfolio that was featured in Australian Property Investor.

Craig’s love of the commercial aspect of business, attention to detail and ability to think outside the box are part of the unique skill set he brings to any bookkeeping job.

When he isn’t working hard to help businesses grow, he can be found down at Bondi surfing.

Tiffany Beck - CA, B.Com

Client Manager

Tiffany has had an eclectic career.

Before Hot Toast, she was an auditor at KPMG and worked in Germany as a financial accountant. Packed with a little bit of German and a lot of new ideas to implement, she returned home to become GM for various organisations including Gai Waterhouse Racing.

The 3 things she loves most about Hot Toast: being in a position to help businesses realise their goals, the variety of clients, and the flexibility of her role.

Her recipe to unwind? Diving straight into nature with hiking and competitive ocean swimming.

Olivia Mills - BSc (Hons)

Client Manager

Having worked in both the United Kingdom and Australia, Olivia has gained valuable and diverse experience in the accounting industry. Equipped with a First Class BSc Hons degree in Business Information Technology, Olivia combines her business acumen with a tech-savvy approach. This enables her to effectively manage client accounts and provide insightful solutions tailored to their specific needs.

Olivia finds herself truly at home within the collaborative work environment fostered by Hot Toast, where innovation and growth are paramount. This aligns perfectly with her professional values, allowing her to thrive in her role.

Beyond her work, Olivia is an avid netball player. This passion for sports reflects her competitive spirit and commitment to teamwork, qualities that seamlessly translate into her professional life.

Myra Somo - CAT, CB, RCA


Myra’s accounting prowess spans nearly two decades, firmly established in the Philippines.

Myra took a leap of faith, leaving corporate confines to upskill and venture into the global market. She found her new home at Hot Toast, where she thrives on teamwork, values the mentorship, and respects the work ethics.

Outside of number crunching, Myra satisfies her wanderlust by adventuring into new places, locally and internationally.

Maricris Cortez - MBA


Maricris brings over 15 years of rich accounting experience, honed as an Assistant Financial Controller in a private corporation in the Philippines.

A double graduate, with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Accountancy, and a master’s degree holder from De La Salle University, her knowledge is extensive. At Hot Toast, she appreciates the blend of fun and fulfillment, always open to new learning. She enjoys flexing her accounting muscles while also growing her skills.

Away from the books, Maricris loves to travel, diving into local and international explorations whenever she can.

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