Meet the people behind The Real Thiel.


Founder & Principal

Lauren Thiel IS The Real Thiel. She is a registered tax agent and Chartered Accountant with a passion for the arts. As a stage performer, Lauren co-founded her first Company, a dance school, at a young age. The Real Thiel was founded after realising that her creative friends and broader community needed someone in their corner who could ‘speak money’. Switching between suits and sequins frequently, she may be one of the only accountants who knows all of the moves to “single ladies”. Lauren still contributes to the creative industry on and off stage in various roles, including as a Board member (Treasurer) of Cabaret Fringe Festival.

Lauren is your primary point of contact and will be the accountant looking after your tax and accounting needs. You are way more than ‘just a number’ to her.



Junior Accountant

Mike joined The Real Thiel in July 2019 all the way from the Philippines. Not only is he a whizz behind the keyboard, he has a passion for singing, and has recently started learning the ukulele. Mike works behind the scenes helping get all your data organised and making sure everything is ready for Lauren’s expert advice and review.


EA (stands for Everything Assistant)

She’s more than an executive assistant, she is an everything assistant! This wonder woman is the virtual office manager in charge of proposals, checklists, documents, signatures, making sure Lauren eats and sleeps… everything that keeps this show running. She is a dancer, a beer drinker, the biggest sweetheart and an all-round legend.

Erin is your go-to-gal when you have a question, need to book a meeting, or want to check on the status of your work. Reach her at [email protected].


Creative Director

Steve is responsible for making us all look good! Our beautiful logo, branding, styling and marketing strategy are all thanks to him. It’s a tough job to make accounting and tax beautiful, but I think we can all agree he nails it, right!?

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