Michelle MacFarlane

Founder & Director

Michelle is a passionate, energetic and motivated business person who enjoys being challenged and assisting businesses grow to their full potential. 


She is a results-driven Business Improvement professional with 25+ years of diverse experience in delivering change including analysing processes and controls, and developing processes to improve efficiencies. With the ability to call  on all her experiences and knowledge gained over the years in her previous roles and in her role with Bulimba Business Development and Bookkeeping she offers a wealth of information and strong solid advice and guidance.  

Michelle also has proven experience in building trusted working relationships with Boards, Senior Leaders through to frontline staff and external stakeholders. 


Bulimba Business Development and Bookkeeping Services is the brainchild of owner operator Michelle MacFarlane. Michelle has had a long career in business management and development.


Michelle turned a casual high school job with one of Australia’s most successful big box retailers into a career spanning 20 years, going from a register operator to District Manager in this time.  As District Manager Michelle was responsible for 16 stores in both Queensland and Northern NSW with an annual turnover of $160 million and managing up to 500 team members at any one time.

Michelle choose to leave retail to concentrate on starting a family.​​ Next came motherhood and managing a small family roof plumbing business. It did not take long for the business to start to grow with Michelle at the helm using her business development skills in the following areas:


With a marriage breakdown a new challenge presented itself and Michelle was able to fulfill her own dream of creating her own business that could help and support other small businesses– and that is how Bulimba Business Development and Bookkeeping came into being, with the goal of helping business owners get back to what they do best.


Michelle is a self-confessed “numbers nerd”  who derives pleasure from analysing financial records and formulating strategies to improve  business efficiencies. Passionate, energetic and motivated, Michelle loves being challenged and takes great pleasure in helping businesses grow to their full potential while helping their owners to find the work-life balance they yearn for. 

Meet The Team


Business Relationship Manager


Construction bookkeeping and industrial relations


Graphic Designer


Web & Digital design

Curious Cat