Once you’ve decided it’s time to hire an accountant, the next step is to choose which accountant to hire.
It’s important to take the time to do this carefully, and there are a few things you’ll want to consider first. You’ll need to think about issues such as the accountant’s location, the division of workload and the type of accounting software you’ll use. Consider how much you’ll have to pay the accountant, and whether they can help to reduce your business taxes.
It’s in your company’s best interests to have an experienced, capable person handling one of the most important areas of your business – your finances. The right person will save you time and money year after year
On the hunt of business accountants in Melbourne, Victoria? Finding the right accountant for your business can be a stressful endeavour. After all, there are so many companies, people, and options out there to consider.
So, finding a business accountant that offers supreme service and a carefully curated selection of options is a true life-saver.
To help you get started on your accountant hunt, we’ve rounded up our favourite business accountants from right across Melbourne, Victoria.
Ultimate List of Business Accountants in Melbourne
Hillyer Riches Business Accountants in Melbourne
(03) 9571 5333
We provide peace of mind for you and your business by delivering taxation, accounting bookkeeping, and advisory services in Caulfield East.
Looking For An Accounting Firm As Agile As Your Business?
Our Caulfield tax and accounting firm include chartered accountants, tax specialists, business & marketing advisors, financial planners and wealth specialists all passionate about your business and personal success.
From BAS/IAS and business/personal tax through to strategies to help grow your business, improve cash flow, enhance profit whilst protecting assets and planning for succession. If you’re looking for more than just bean counters, then speak with our friendly team of tax and accounting advisors and check out our range of services.
Our services include all aspects of tax accounting and planning, pre-30 June reviews, tax cost minimisation strategies, capital gains tax record keeping, BAS and IAS requirements, and cloud bookkeeping services. We will make sure you comply with all statutory requirements at both state and federal levels – it is our job, not yours, to keep up with all the legislation.
Quality Accountancy Services With Efficiency And Accuracy
Whether your accounting needs are complex or straightforward, personal or business based, working with experienced accountants can ease your compliance burden.
Our people have strong technical skills and understand that having an accountant who is reliable, responsive and understands your needs is what matters.
The less time you spend worrying about the back-end of your business means the more time you have to focus on the front-end – where your business intersects with your customers and where your products and services solve real problems and deliver real solutions.
With our systems in place, we can provide expert knowledge in assessing your end of month financial statements and give you easily understood feedback on how your business is progressing.
Good Accounting Is A Game Changer Because It’s Not Just About The Numbers, It’s About Helping You Manage The Performance Of Your Business.
A team of highly specialised tax accountants within a firm established over 3 decades ago, and we offer quality accounting consultation in the Melbourne area. Learn more about us.
Based in Caulfield East, Hillyer Riches is a friendly dedicated team of qualified accountants, business advisers and mentors for family-owned businesses.
With over 30 years of experience, we don’t just talk about theory, and we give practical advice that helps you achieve real results.
Whether you’re a start-up with an innovative concept, establishing a new company, growing or consolidating your business, maximising your superannuation, or seeking the right advice about how to protect your investments, Hillyer Riches gives you an advantage.
Our accountants are trained experts in cloud accounting solutions and are able to provide advice and guidance on the adoption of the right technology to suit your business. As a partner with MYOB, Quickbooks & XERO, Hillyer Riches is able to review your needs and select the system that suits you best.
We’re Great At The High-Level Conceptual Stuff As Well As The Detail.
If you want us to, we’ll help you turn your vision into a finely honed plan. We enjoy brainstorming with you, scribbling down notes and coming back to you with a practical concept map of how to get to your goal.
We Know How To Run Our Own Business So We Can Help You With Yours.
We’ve been in business for over 30 years. Our experience growing our business means we don’t just talk about theory, we give practical advice that helps you achieve real results.
We’re Accountants. We Get Finances And Numbers.
We can read a balance sheet and P&L like a conductor reads a musical score. We can spot the core health of a business, knowing where the cash has gone and how it should be used.
We Help You Get Your Business Model Right.
If you’re an early-stage investor, just starting your business from scratch or growing it to something great, our senior partners will learn what makes your business unique and help you manage cash flow and costs, learn business disciplines and avoid costly mistakes.
We’re Part Of Your Team.
We are a proactive accounting firm. We learn your needs and share your objectives. We’re dedicated to helping you grow and developing your business throughout the year. We’re always at the end of the phone and are happy to catch up over a coffee and a spreadsheet at any time.
We Help You Through The Tax And Regulatory Maze.
While tax and compliance may not be your highest day-to-day priority, neglecting them can create costly problems down the track. We find the right tax strategy (concessions and exemptions) so that your journey to business success is smooth and smart. Support from our specialists helps you start right and keep things right without the stress of uncertainty or burden of doing it all yourself.
Hillyer Riches is a team of specialists with a real interest in your business. If that sounds like the kind of accountants you need, it’s time to take us up on a free consultation.
EWM Accountants & Business Advisors in Melbourne
03 9568 5444
EWM Accountants and Business Advisors are Chartered Accountants helping small business with their accounting, bookkeeping and taxation needs. Established more than 30 years ago, we are experts in helping small business and specialise in construction, investment, medical, dental and manufacturing industries. Based in busy Oakleigh in Melbourne, the firm is made up of a group of expert accountants who bring a wealth of experience to help fulfil our vision.
Why Choose Us
As specialist taxation and advisory firm, we don’t force round pegs into square holes. We build our procedures to fit your firms with specific requirements. Like to receive files by Dropbox®? We can do that.
Prefer to get old- fashioned correspondence by mail? Need bookkeeping or just payroll help in addition to accounting services? We can help. Need finance advice as well? Not a problem.
Business Accounting Services
We can relieve you and your team of the enormous burden of all your bookkeeping and accounting needs, including preparation of your annual accounts and periodic management accounts for tax, business appraisal, and planning purposes which also creates greater capacity internally so you can grow your business.
We will discuss your requirements with you and provide information relevant to your particular situation, as well as constructive advice, on a regular basis.
Accounting Services for Melbourne Businesses
We place a significant focus on building our clients businesses and profitability, as well as managing the demanding needs of complex compliance & regulation that businesses face. Our team of highly qualified accountants, bookkeepers and financial strategists are fully trained and experienced locally in using best practice financial management disciplines to support you’re accounting, and processing needs in Melbourne. Our streamlined policies and procedures ensure the outsourcing of your finance function is made easy whilst adding valuable expertise to your team and business.
We offer short and long term solutions as well as fixed price agreements to support your business at any stage in its lifecycle.
At EWM Accountants & Business Advisors, we aim to provide you with advice when your business needs it, not just when you ask for it. We help manage every aspect of your business and because we establish a one-on-one relationship with each of our clients. Our professional accounting advice is tailor-made for your business. In addition to the accounting services, we also provide business advice.
If any of the following is true, then we can help you with our world-class accounting services:
Business Accountants, you can trust
We offer a wide range of interrelated accounting and taxation services. With our end-to-end service, you’ll never worry about things falling through the cracks between your bookkeeper and accountant. Please consider us for your Melbourne Accounting Services. Rest easy knowing you’re supported by a team of caring and professional accountants. Come into our office for a chat, and we’re based in 63 Westminster St, Oakleigh VIC 3166.
Management & Tax Accounting
We stand in place of a full accounts department, but with zero hassle for you. You can relax with the knowledge that we’ve got it covered, so you can focus on your business becoming the best version of itself you can imagine.
Preparing and lodging all of your returns for both federal and state requirements to ensure tax time is a breeze year-round.
Strategic Accounting Advice
We review your existing operating structures and put tax-effective initiatives in place.
Accounting Protection & Planning
Comprehensive business services, asset protection, estate planning, and succession planning.
Effective tax planning and financial management to support the core of your successful business.
As specialist taxation and advisory firm, we don’t force round pegs into square holes. We build our procedures to fit your firms with specific requirements. Like to receive files by Dropbox®? We can do that. Prefer to get old- fashioned correspondence by mail? Need bookkeeping or just payroll help in addition to accounting services? We can help. Need finance advice as well? Not a problem. We will develop a service process that’s appropriate for your needs.
Bookkept – Business Accountants Melbourne
(03) 8568 3606
Bookkept are CPA qualified accountants and business advisors that provide quality professional accounting & business advisory to small & medium business clients.
We take care of small business compliance, bookkeeping & ATO issues. We’re specialists on Xero/MYOB & payroll on the accounting side and help with business process and systems to ensure you have the capacity to grow your revenue.
Tax & Business Accounting Services
Your end of year tax returns & financials is an undervalued part of your tax year. We make sure your financials are completed on time & correctly, and we are able to do this because of the focus we put on your books. We’re a small team of Chartered Accountants focused on giving you peace of mind. We offer a wide range of interrelated accounting and taxation services. With our end-to-end service, you’ll never worry about things falling through the cracks between your bookkeeper and accountant.
Bookkept is a cloud-based tax and business advisory firm located in Melbourne, servicing clients Australia wide. We offer a comprehensive range of accounting and business advisory services tailored to meet all accounting requirements across a wide range of industries.
We’re not just accountants, and we’re business people too. We know what it takes to start a company and risk it all to build a successful business. Our experience navigating the business world began with our own involvement in respective family businesses and grew through over 15 years of combined experience in the tax and business services landscape.
Cliché as it may sound, we are not your typical accounting firm. After working in various accounting firms with clunky software, cubicles and excessive middle management, Daniel and Brendan came together with a clear vision of what a progressive accounting firm should look like. We’ve thrown out all of the stereotypes; timesheets, charge out rates and silly overheads to deliver innovative and actual value to our clients. Your typical accounting firm has all these things and then inadvertently passes these costs on to their clients through inflated bills that increase every year. We provide complete transparency when it comes to our fees. We charge for delivering a service, rather than running a clock.
Bookkept helps clients manage their cash flow and delivers continuous value by providing high-level visibility on business performance. Besides handling tax and bookkeeping matters, we provide true value to our clients by guiding them through their financial reports, enabling them to better understand how to control their growth and take opportunities further and higher. We keep in touch with our clients on a regular basis to ensure they are on top of their taxes rather than meeting with them once a year to discuss a big tax bill for a tax period that ended 9 months prior.
We walk our clients through the many accounting processes within their business structure and provide guidance and insights on tax planning and asset protection. We call this ‘future-proofing’.
There is no greater thrill for us than when our clients hit and/or smash their goals out of the park! We are dedicated to creating innovative and bespoke accounting solutions for our clients using a suite of cloud-based products to achieve a customised birds-eye view of their business and how it is performing. We practice what we preach too, and our office is completely paperless and cloud-based – we don’t even have a printer!
Our ability to pivot and problem solve sets us apart from our competition and empowers our clients to unleash their full potential.
Bookkept are CPA qualified accountants and business advisors that provide quality professional accounting & business advisory to small & medium business clients. We take care of ATO issues, Xero/MYOB & payroll on the accounting side, and help with business process and systems to ensure you have the capacity to grow your revenue.
Tsiaras & Co – Business Accountants Melbourne
(03) 9484 0567
MELBOURNE ACCOUNTANTS WITH OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
When you choose Tsiaras & Co in Melbourne as your accountants, you will have the benefit of the technical skill and expertise you would expect from a professional accounting firm. Our experienced and qualified advisors take on a proactive approach to your small business accounting and financial planning needs, and we pride ourselves on delivering timely, quality service to improve the profitability of your business.
What is the correct structure for setting up a new business? Should it be a company, a discretionary trust, a unit trust, a partnership or even a sole trader?
Each of these structures has different outcomes from taxation, asset protection and personal liability viewpoint. We consider your plans and your circumstances when setting up the business structure that is right for you. Find out more
Most of us are required to prepare and lodge income tax returns each year. There is a compliance requirement to satisfy taxation laws, but there is also a skill in ensuring that the right amount of tax is paid and no more than is necessary.
Thorough knowledge of taxation laws by our tax professionals enables our clients to get the best service in minimising tax liabilities. Taxation services
Superannuation – SMSF
If you have a larger balance, specific investment needs or just a desire to have more control of how your super is invested, a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) may be the best vehicle to achieve your goals.
With recent research indicating that less than half of Australians currently working will have sufficient savings to support a ‘comfortable’ retirement, ensuring you have the right superannuation arrangements for your situation is more important than ever. Find out how we can help your superannuation & retirement?
In planning for the future, it is essential that estate planning and succession planning issues are properly considered.
What does a business owner do when they have reached normal retirement age with no plans for the business? What happens if a serious illness occurs at an earlier age and an urgent decision on the future of their business is required? We can help with strategic planning.
Whether you are a small business owner, farmer or large commercial operation, your time is valuable. We understand this, so we make managing your insurance needs easy by providing you with a single point of contact to look after everything for you. No hassle, no call centres.
We also understand that every business is different, and “one size” doesn’t fit all. We take the time to understand your business so that we can best identify the right type of insurance to protect you, your business and your assets.
Technology in many areas of our lives continues to advance rapidly, and this applies very much to the accounting profession. Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks Online are all systems that enable efficient bookkeeping and accounting records to be maintained. In a growing number of cases, these records are now maintained in a cloud environment. This process allows year-end tax and accounting obligations to be completed more quickly and more cost-efficiently. In addition, live data provides an opportunity for better monitoring and decision making in a business environment.
Mr Taxman – Business Accountants Melbourne
1800 829 629
Mr Taxman, aka Adrian Raftery, PhD, MBA, B.Bus, CPA, CTA, FCA, F Fin, FIPA FFA
Mr Taxman, Dr Adrian Raftery is the best-selling author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax – Legally! (now in its 10th edition) and is widely sought by the media for his views on tax, superannuation and financial issues. Adrian holds a PhD in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Journalism as well as an MBA and specialises in business consulting, accounting, superannuation and tax planning.
Mr Taxman has over 30 years’ experience in providing tax and accounting services to businesses, individuals and self-managed super funds. Adrian runs a COVID-19 proof award-winning accounting practice remotely down in the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne after learning his craft originally at Deloitte and Pannell Kerr Forster. Adrian spent a decade in academia and was an Associate Professor at Deakin University as the course director for their financial planning programs and the inaugural director of Professional & Executive Education (Domestic) at the Deakin Business School. He is the former chair of the Association of Independently Owned Financial Professionals (AIOFP) and of the Financial Planning Academics Forum (FPAF) and has had a number of research articles on audit, tax and superannuation published in the world’s top academic journals. He is a board member of Bears of Hope Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Inc.
Time to drop the shovel and become an accountant
Being born to Irish immigrants and from a line of 6 generations of bricklayers, helped laid the foundations for the approachable, down to earth nature of Mr Taxman. It was during a labouring stint at the age of 15 that Adrian’s father gave him two options. Get an education or grab the shovel and wheelbarrow from the back of the ute & become the 7th bricklaying generation … it didn’t take long for the accountant to emerge!
Whilst working with his father, Adrian would count the exact number of bricks required for each wall. He would make statements like “Dad I’ve worked out that if you didn’t have so many smoke breaks, you could lay an extra 113 bricks exactly per day”. It was soon after that his father suggested he drop the shovel and become an accountant.
The makings of Mr Taxman
To put himself through university, Adrian started an accounting cadetship with Pannell Kerr Forster before gaining more exposure as a manager with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He spent one year fulfilling a dream to work on the stock market as an options trader, before establishing ARW Chartered Accountants in 1997 and AccountantsRus in 2001.
PMCA Business Advisors & Accounting Melbourne
1300 744 544
There’s nothing small about your business
Your small business is a big deal in your life, and ours.
Make PMCA part of your team on the path to a stronger, growing business.
Many businesses struggle when it comes to problem-solving their financial and management issues. Sometimes the answer is as simple as a qualified pair of eyes who can apply years of proven experience to your unique situation.
Turn confusion into clarity with PMCA
Don’t let the worry about your financial situation keep you up at night. See how much better you feel after your first chat with PMCA.
An experienced perspective and a safe pair of hands
For over 40 years, Philip Martin has been changing the culture of businesses. Why do you need an accountant who can do this? Because when you’re in the frame, you can’t see the picture!
Beginning his professional career with Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young) in a role that saw him auditing some of the country’s largest corporations, Philip quickly gained a bird’s eye view of both positive and negative business operations.
Along with his status as a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, Philip began his own practice in 1980 intending to remove the word “small” from the title of small businesses. His range of skills and experience can be applied to a financial strategy to help a company grow and prosper, identifying issues they didn’t even know they had, and turning them into opportunities.
Philip goes above and beyond, dissecting a business and its culture, understanding staff and studying the elements that make the cogs turn. Why? Because they all directly affect your results at the end of the day. Philip’s unique tried and proven approach to business ensures success, making him someone you definitely want in your corner.
AIM S Australia – Business Accountants Melbourne
1300 112 461
Your Tax Return Your Way With AIM S Australia
At AIM S Australia, we aim to understand each of our clients’ needs and desires to ensure we can provide the best solution to maximise your business growth and financial gain.
Our dynamic team of highly qualified and committed Melbourne accountants, auditors and bookkeepers represent a combination of decades of experience and young fresh ideas.
Accounting and bookkeeping
Includes preparation of annual accounts, management of accounts for tax, business appraisal, planning purposes and constructive advice on a regular basis.
Involves preparation and lodgement of tax returns, preparing activity statements and advice on payments. GST/FBT obligations, tax minimisation and advice on the implementation of tax and effective trust structures for assets protection. Management of ATO audits or disputes.
Our team of financial experts guide businesses to reach their full potential in profit, focus and competition by offering flexible strategies and solutions.
Get real-time visibility into your business financial performance and opportunities to improve.
At AIM S Australia, our highly qualified professional accountants are CPA qualified or in training. Having a diverse variety of professional staff whom have undergone the industry’s most comprehensive training or are currently in training, allows us to provide high-quality financial services using up-to-date knowledge, innovative solutions and the most effective strategies. We pride ourselves on our ability to create and maintain strong relationships with our clients to guide and assist them in attaining their financial goals.
Galley Associates – Business Accountants Melbourne
0433 482 120
Galley Associates is committed to helping you develop and pursue the strategies necessary to build, manage and protect your business and individual wealth and prosperity. Our aim is to provide you with sound, logical and personal financial solutions through careful analysis of your financial needs in a way that is friendly, competent and professional.
Our priority is taking the time to understand you, your priorities and your objectives. For our clients, it’s not about a one-off service – it’s about the long term financial goals with long-term planning. We understand that everyone’s finances are different and that the economic sphere can change every and every minute, but we will strive to keep on top of these changes along with you.
Maximise your returns and prepare for next year with Galley Associates professionals.
A range of advisory services available for all business sizes, partnerships, and trusts.
Creation & Preservation
True wealth creation is not a gamble. Comprehensive research is the core of development in wealth.
We operate under our own AFSL issued by ASIC, which makes us distinct from others.
Basic and comprehensive returns, including capital gains and business returns.
The most useful Accounting services we provide turn client data into actionable advice.
We offer tailored plans and comprehensive strategies to turn your plans into profits.
We provide personalised advice to meet your business goals to achieve the best possible financial outcome.
Abound Business Accountants Melbourne
(03) 9071 4009
ACHIEVE YOUR BUSINESS & FINANCIAL GOALS
We go beyond the number crunching.
Getting it right the first time is an important first step in any business.
Our experienced team already understands what is required; it’s what we do.
We can help you:
- Decide on the most suitable structure for your business – sole trader, partnership or limited company
- Prepare a business plan, cash flow projections, budgets and trading forecasts
- Assess your finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance, and draw up the necessary proposals
- Establish a good working relationship with your bank
- Develop a fluid and easy to execute a marketing plan.
We also ensure that your business rests on a sound procedural base, by helping you:
- Complete registration procedures with ASIC and ATO
- Deal with the ATO on your behalf
- Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements
- Deal with any other company secretarial issues that may arise
- Provide referrals to other organisations that can assist you with other aspects as required, such as Information Technology and Digital Solutions.
Accounting / Management
Getting your accounting set up will stand you in good stead. We work with you to set up a service that is tailored to suit your business requirements.
Abound can take care of your monthly, quarterly and/or annual management of your accounting requirements with:
- Detailed accounts including Profit & Loss statements, balance sheet reporting and cash flow statements
- Desktop reporting ideal for management and/or board meeting processes
- Detailed analysis & interpretation of your reports
- Business dashboard and KPI analysis
- Budget preparation and analysis
- Variance analysis against budget and previous years’ results
- Quarterly client meetings to provide more detailed analysis
At Abound, we provide a complete corporate secretarial service. We oversee your company affairs, ensuring that the statutory corporate obligations of your business are fulfilled.
- file annual returns on your behalf
- prepare all documentation related to the minutes and resolutions of your board meetings
- maintain statutory books
- assist in changes of directors’ or shareholders’ addresses, or other office details
- organise share transfers.
We also provide a full Registered Office facility.
At Abound, our business is people, and our expertise is financial.
Our people ensure great outcomes for clients. We recognise and value our ability to truly partner with our clients and build long term relationships. All our people receive ongoing training and guidance in technical accounting issues and keep abreast of any changing legislation. Our team also has an engaging style that sets us apart from other firms – we are professional, approachable and are here to help you realise your vision for your business.
Abound was formed in 1993 by Anthony Brown. The practice focussed on accounting and taxation services in providing its client with full-service capabilities in these specialised areas. By 1995 an affiliate business was formed by Richard Brown in Abound Financial and Lifestyle Planning.
- We are a firm with a proud history of working with clients to help them achieve their business and financial goals.
- We believe in long term partnerships with our clients as we help you grow your business, profits and personal wealth. We ensure that your assets are protected through a sustainable approach that provides a strong foundation for future growth.
- If you are looking at starting up a new business, require loan assistance, tax compliance or complex financial issues to be solved, we are the firm to go to as your trusted advisor.
Partners, Anthony, Tanya and Keith have more than 60 years’ of combined experience and are able to offer you a safe pair of hands when it comes to realising your visions.
MDB Taxation and Business Advisors – Business Accountants Melbourne
03 9349 1483
MDB Taxation & Business Advisors has a proud history of delivering successful outcomes for its many clients since 1997.
MDB provides accounting and management services to large private organisations and ASX listed companies but is also proud of its ability to offer big business expertise to smaller businesses and individuals.
FRANK PETRUZZELLI, Principal Partner at MDB, has one mission:
“To help all MDB clients sleep well at night.”
Frank specialises in tax planning and asset protection and has built a strong and skilled team around him of 20 staff, putting MDB among a rare breed of accounting practice; one which can deliver services on par with the largest firms, but with the personal attention your business needs and deserves. Frank, holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) obtained in 1985 and is a member of the following Professional Bodies:
- Fellow Member of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
- Fellow Member of National Tax and Accountants Association (NTAA)
- Tax Agent
Frank also sits on the Board of the following ASX listed companies:
- Solimar Energy Limited (ASX Code SGY) Chairman. This company is an oil and gas explorer in California USA
- Golden Gate Petroleum Ltd (ASX Code GGP) Director. This company is an oil and gas explorer in Texas and Louisiana USA
- Also a former director of Orchard Petroleum Ltd which was taken over by a Hong Kong Company in 2006
Please peruse our services or contact us today to learn how MDB can help point you in the right direction.
MDB Taxation & Business Advisors has a proud history of delivering successful outcomes for its many clients since 1997.
MDB provides accounting and management services to large private organisations and ASX listed companies but is also proud of its ability to offer big business expertise to smaller businesses and individuals.
Please peruse our service menu to the right or contact us today to learn how MDB can help point you in the right direction.
Not only is your business burdened with tax rules and regulations – but you’re also constantly bombarded with changes! How on earth can you keep up and at the same time, keep your business moving in the right direction?
MDB has all the technical skills of larger accounting firms. The difference is that we specialise in providing very practical solutions. We work daily with businesses of all sizes in many industries. Knowing the business and the industry is one thing – knowing the driving forces behind a business is another.
As we spend time to understand your business, we can turn possible options into preferred recommendations, and bring the two together to provide highly practical solutions.
The tax services we provide include tax structuring, liability minimisation, international tax issues, GST, employment taxes, remuneration planning and liaison with revenue authorities, tax return preparation and ongoing compliance as well as that we take care of internal and statutory audits and of course now offer “Audit Management Service” protection.
Call MDB today, and we’ll help you find the right direction.
Nobel Thomas Business Accountants Melbourne
03 8679 6551
We’re A Full-Service Melbourne Business Accounting Firm
For over 20 years, Mert and his current team at Nobel Thomas have successfully established an impeccable reputation as one of the leading accounting firms in Melbourne. Our focus is on working with small, medium and large-scale businesses as well as large franchise chains. We also have a very strong niche with property investing and construction.
We offer a comprehensive suite of professional and expert accounting services for all types of businesses spanning across various industries. We are well-equipped to provide a personalised service tailored to your specific requirements and challenges.
We are a team of highly proficient and seasoned accountants and can help you:
- Assess your internal accounting requirements/systems;
- Provide assistance with data management;
- Prepare your Business Activity Statements, Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefits Tax & Worker’s Compensation Compliance requirements;
- Provide assistance with queries from statutory authorities;
- Provide regular monitoring & analysis of your cash flow, profit performance & balance sheet strengths & capabilities.
Avoid the stress and hassle of trying to constantly beat deadlines and keeping up with the latest legislation and policies that may affect your business. Nobel Thomas offers you peace of mind by providing expert assistance in the following:
- Preparing your taxation requirements and keeping you up to date with lodgement deadlines;
- Advising you on your superannuation obligations;
- Preparing margin and ratio analysis;
- Preparing monthly accounts;
- Preparing required financial reports.
Increase your business value & viability, as well as grow and protect your wealth with a strategic approach. Nobel Thomas can help you ensure your best interests are protected from startup to succession with the following services:
- Determining appropriate business structure (startups and restructures);
- Evaluating the impact of business strategies on cash flow, profitability and security;
- Providing business valuations;
- Preparing exit, transition and succession plans;
- Offering expert advice on buying and selling businesses;
- Negotiating contracts;
- Applying for grants and business incentives;
- Managing budget and cash flow, and preparing profit projections;
- Assisting with capital and finance applications;
You should focus on the important things about running your business and identifying new opportunities, and attracting new talents, taking strides to grow your business.
Allow us to take on the complex world of accounting, finance and taxes for you. It’s what we do. It’s what drives us forward.
- Transparent Fees.
- We listen and educate
Nobel Thomas Business Accountants places great emphasis on integrity, professionalism and trust with our clients. Over the years, we have steadily built and grown our accounting practice and expanded to key markets. We have the knowledge and expertise that one cannot glean from textbooks or handling a couple of accounts.
When a Nobel Thomas team member or bookkeeper is handling an account, you can rest assured that he or she is supported by years of knowledge, experience and insight.
eFirm Accountants – Business Accountants Melbourne
03 9034 7127
eFirm in Melbourne provide personalised professional services to our clients. Our team has comprehensive knowledge of taxation areas and in the business environment. We’re delighted to provide support whenever it’s required.
Our Premium Services in Melbourne
eFirm in Melbourne offers a fast and easy way to lodge your tax return online. Whether you are a company or an individual, we are here to ensure you get your tax returns lodged in the simplest, most efficient way.
Individual Tax Return
If you have personal tax returns to complete, we can help.
Company Tax Return
Let us take the workload from your business by lodging company tax returns.
Partnership Tax Return
Every partnership must lodge a partnership tax return at the end of the financial year. Let us help.
Trust Tax Return
A Trust is an obligation, allowing a person or entity to hold the property for beneficiaries. A trustee is responsible for managing the trust’s tax affairs.
Our specialist team offers complete bookkeeping services so that business owners can focus on their core business.
Our Virtual CFO provides an H.R. tool that can be used across your entire business for all departments.
eFirm in Melbourne provides personalised professional services to our clients. Our team has comprehensive knowledge in taxation areas and the business environment. We’re delighted to provide support whenever it’s required.
HID Group – Business Accountants Melbourne
03 9341 7338
Do you need a clear strategy for your business to grow?
HID Group are certified and expert accountants as well as business consultants.
Our Business Growth System provides an all-inclusive solution to getting your business on the right track.
Expertise includes, and not limited to, the following:
- Preparation of Statutory Financial Statements for Individuals, Companies, Trusts and Partnership
- Preparation of Statutory Financial Statements, Member Reports and all relevant documentation for Self-Managed Superannuation Fund
- Preparation of Interim Financial Statements
- Preparation of Periodical Management Reports
- Real-Time Bookkeeping Solutions for your business including data entry, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll services, superannuation, PRT and WorkCover
HID Group is dedicated to reviving the small and medium business community by providing accounting services and business coaching to business owners.
It’s quite simple, really. Our aim is this: ‘to create a relationship whereby the client sees us as a valuable asset in their business’.
In other words, ‘we put you first’. So what does this mean to you?
Well, a number of things…
A HID Accountant is one that gives your business the advantage it needs and demands. And that’s where we make the difference. It doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting, have an established business, or you’ve been around the block a few times. We know what’s required to create a win-win relationship for you.
To begin with, when you become our client you will wave goodbye to those unreasonable accountancy bills that so many accountants are guilty of… …and that’s because ALL of our fees are fixed, so you’ll never get any nasty surprises. And to prevent you from getting one account to pay at the end of each year, you can pay us a low monthly fee, easing your cash flow.
Neither will you have to worry about key filing deadlines, because if in the very unlikely event we miss one, we’ll pay ALL of the fines AND give you $250 for the inconvenience. Now, how many accountants do you know who are willing to go that far for their clients?
Plus, all of our support is free and unlimited (worth $2000 a year and subject to fair use policy). So if you have an urgent question or just a quick query, everyone here is ready and waiting to help you… …and that includes the directors of the firm, who you have direct access to whenever you need it. And still… we want to go that extra mile when helping your business succeed.
We have invested a significant sum of our own money, so you and all our clients get free and unlimited access to arguably the world’s most successful sales and marketing system. This alone is worth over $6000 to you …every year …and you get it for FREE when you become our client.
MAS Tax Accountants – Business Accountants Melbourne
1300 627 820
Welcome to MAS Tax Accountants!
Specialising in a range of Tax, Accounting, Superannuation and Business Services, we aim to deliver expert, reliable and cost-effective solutions to our clients. At MAS Tax Accountants, we work with Individuals, Families, Sole Traders and different-sized businesses, and assist them in understanding and managing their Tax and Accounting commitments.
Melbourne Chinatown Accountants
Expert Services and Advice – Melbourne Chinatown Accountants
Providing expert services to Individuals, Businesses and Companies, our Melbourne Chinatown Accountants can assist with all your tax and accounting needs. Our highly qualified and efficient team are committed to providing complete and reliable solutions to all our clients, with the goal to make your responsibilities simpler to manage.
MAS Tax Accountants Melbourne Chinatown is your one-stop destination for all your tax, accounting, business and financial requirements. Not only do we offer value-added services and products to our clients, but we also have an exceptional amount of knowledge and experience in working with a diverse range of clients; from basic individual returns to complex partnership and company matters.
Our team of professional Accountants understand the complex and demanding requirements a small business owner faces in today’s ever-changing business environment. Working with café’s, restaurants, contractors, IT professionals and Family Day Care centres are just some of the areas of our expertise. In addition to this, all our staff are fully qualified and remain consistently up to date with all the latest tax laws to ensure all our clients are receiving the best possible tax advice; and receiving the largest refund, they’re entitled to as a result.
Our Melbourne Chinatown Accountants can assist you with:
- BAS/ IAS returns
- Individual & Sole Trader tax returns
- Company, Trust & Partnership tax returns
- Group Certificates, Superannuation and Payroll tax
- Capital Gains Tax, Fringe Benefits Tax and Non- Resident Withholding Tax
- Self- Managed Super Funds
- Managing ATO audits and disputes
- GST compliance
- Bookkeeping and payroll services
- Business Start-Up & Strategic Planning
- Tax Planning
- Statutory financial year-end accounts
- Budgets and Forecasts
- Cashflow Statements
- Performance analysis and cash flow management
- Training on accounting and bookkeeping procedures to clients and their staff
Specialising in services and advice for:
- Cafes, Restaurants and Hospitality
- Contractors and Tradies
- IT Professionals
- Family Day Cares (FDC)
Audit & Accountancy
- Trust Account Audit
- Self- Managed Super Funds Audit
- Bookkeeping & Statutory Reports
- Cash Flow Projections and Budgeting
The MAS Tax Melbourne Chinatown Accountants Team is supported by qualified, friendly, efficient and courteous administrative staff who are able to assist with your general enquiries and booking appointments. Please give us a call today.
Business Tax Specialist
We are committed to helping you to effectively manage your business responsibilities and achieve your goals. Whether you are a sole trader, own a small business or run a large company, how you look after your business tax and accounting can affect your business’ financial situation.
Our expert Accountants offer a range of tax and accounting solutions that are tailored to fit your business. Working with businesses from different industries across Australia, we can assist you during any stage of development and help keep your business running smoothly.
Our services include:
Business Tax & Accounting
Working with Sole Traders, Small Businesses and Companies from a range of industries, to provide reliable and accurate tax and accounting.
BAS & GST Returns
Ensure that your business’ BAS and GST returns are lodged correctly and on time. Working with different-sized businesses from a range of industries, we can help you to remain organised throughout the year.
Keep your business organised and running smoothly. We provide a range of our regular and one-off bookkeeping services, including bookkeeping software setup and support.
Software Set-Up & Training
Manage your bookkeeping and reporting with the leading accounting software systems, such as Xero and QuickBooks Online (QBO). We can assist you in its setup and training, as well as provide helpful tips.
Business Tax Planning
We can help you to legally reduce your tax and gain an insight into your business’ tax position. Ensure that you are not missing out on available tax allowances, deductions and exemptions, and improve your cashflow.
Looking to start your own business? We can help you through every stage of your new business set up, including the initial documentation, ABN registration and business structuring. Receive expert services and advice on the key aspects of your business.
Our Accountants can help you to design, execute and review your business plan, and assist you in meeting financial goals. Working with new, young and established businesses, we can improve your processes and grow your business.
Small Business Advice
Looking to start your own business or need advice managing your current business structure? We can help you to evaluate your business’ financial position and work towards achieving your goals.
Some of our offices also offer flexible appointment options, such as after-hours or weekend times by appointment. Speak with your local Accountant to check current availabilities.
Brubacher – Business Accountants Melbourne
(+613) 9329 5338
With years of expertise and knowledge, we are confident that we will have a solution for your needs.
Tax & Accounting
Tax and AccountingTaxation and Accounting law are complex with compliance and lodgement deadlines critical. With all this complexity and confusion, it is often hard for business owners and senior management to maintain peace of mind.
At Brubacher Certified Practicing Accountants, we offer you that peace of mind! We keep up to date with all the latest tax law requirements and changes, which allows you to concentrate on your core business without distraction. Our highly qualified staff continually undertake extensive professional development to ensure you receive the best advice and guidance in relation to your comprehensive accounting and taxation requirements.
An important part of what we do for you is to provide you with timely and accurate advice on tax and accounting matters, including legitimate tax minimisation strategies – we deliver nothing short of smart taxation solutions.
We keep up to date with all the latest accounting requirements, professional development, and the 10,000+ pages of updated tax law requirements and changes – meaning you can rest assured that your accounts are correct each year – enabling you to make the business decisions that you need to.
Our Accountancy Practice has provided high-quality accounting & business services for over 25 years.
We operate across all industry sectors using the latest technology and methods to provide innovative services & solutions to our clients.
Our firm specialises in tailoring solutions to meet the needs of clients in the rapidly changing & challenging environment of today. To this end, we offer the full range of professional financial services through the following key areas:
- Accounting Services;
- Income Tax Return Preparation (all entities)
- Taxation Consulting;
- GST Consulting;
- Indirect Tax Consulting;
- Financial & Insurance Services(through our specialist authorised representatives);
- Information Technology Consulting Services;
- Business Advisory;
- Management Consulting Services;
- SMSF Audit Services;
- Business Recovery & Insolvency Services (through our specialist network);
- Superannuation Consulting;
- Superannuation Administration;
- Corporate Secretarial Services;
A significant core of our clients is small to medium-sized businesses which put our practice in a position to provide services such as:
- Development, Implementation & subsequent achievement of Business & Strategic Plans;
- Implementing structures for asset protection & tax minimisation;
- Design, Development, Implementation & Training of accounting & management information systems from the most basic, e.g. Quicken, MYOB, to complex networks;
- Business Valuations;
- Financial & Performance Analysis;
- Financial & Cashflow projections;
- Preparation of Tenders;
- Project Management;
Our firm has also played a major role in successfully listing clients on the Australian Stock Exchange.
We undertake extensive training programs to ensure that our team maintains the highest level of technical knowledge.
We pride ourselves on our personal approach. You will have direct access to experienced staff and partners. We take a proactive approach and provide solutions that prevent problems before they become apparent.
Zimsen Partners – Business Accountants Melbourne
03 9798 6221
Business Accountants In Melbourne
At Zimsen Partners, our small business accountants aim to create long-lasting relationships by accomplishing your goals and adding value to your business. We simplify the complex accounting and financial concepts and help you make well-informed business decisions.
Our accountancy team in Melbourne combines some of the most dedicated local experts and professionals. We love seeing our clients realise their true potential and want to be apart of your journey.
EXPERT ACCOUNTING TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
With almost two decades of experience behind us, our business accountants are more than just experts in their field. They take pride in seeing you flourish.
FULL RANGE OF SERVICE
We provide a full range of financial services to SMEs and large businesses. An accountant who is also your business adviser and financial planner.
LONG-TERM CLIENT PARTNERSHIPS
We’re not just your business accountant, and we can help you plan for the future, set your financial goals, and give you everything needed to exceed your expectations.
LEADING INDUSTRY INNOVATION
We are industry leaders in our field. Utilising the latest technology to deliver high-quality and efficient services for all our clients.
In today’s business climate, running a small business is a constant challenge, to say the least. Increasing regulations and obligations, continually advancing technology, intense competition. Because receiving the best business advice has never been more important, having the best Melbourne accountant is vital. How does yours measure up?
We measure our success by yours
We measure our success by yours. “Taking an active role in all facets of our client’s business has been of utmost importance to us since day one. Our client’s success is our main focus, and the only way to determine our success. Providing quality accounting and financial services whilst promptly attending to tasks is essential to our operations.”
Terry Zimsen, Managing Director, Zimsen Partners Pty Ltd.
At Zimsen Partners Pty Ltd, we like to get involved. Over the years, we have worked closely with hundreds of clients across a broad spectrum of industries and services, acquiring an in-depth knowledge of their unique business environments. We make it our business to know all about yours. We make it our business to see yours succeed. If you are looking for comprehensive financial services in Melbourne, look no further than Zimsen Partners. We understand the need to see your business in the right hands. Over the years, we have been provided financial services in Melbourne to our customers from diverse industries.
We have prepared a short-form questionnaire, for your consideration so that you may consider your business position and your relationship with your accountant.
Indus Accountants – Business Accountants Melbourne
1300 659 899
We are a team of Certified Public Accountants, Registered Tax Agents, ASIC Registered Agents and Mortgage brokers with a combined experience of over 15 years conveniently located in all major cities across Australia and catering to on-site and off-site accounting needs of clients from a diverse background.
We provide services related to Accounting & Bookkeeping, Tax, SMSF, Business Structuring and Strategy.
Bookkeeping services is an important process of small and large-sized business.
Our Indus Accountants information and accounting systems are designed to meet the various bookkeeping, payroll and tax services needs of your organisation.
- We remove all your workload by providing Cost-Effective and Accurate bookkeeping accounting services to you.
- We strive to help clients achieve Operational Efficiency by incorporating the required expertise and experience, with the flexibility to respond to the ever-changing business environment.
- Our Services are focused on helping our customers with their management, accounting and tax preparation needs, thereby reducing their Financial Operating Costs.
- We function just as customers’ virtual back-office for all their bookkeeping and accounting work right from setup, support, maintenance and consultancy with accounting.
With the current state of the economy, now more than ever, it is critical for a business to have their books in order not only to make financial decisions based on real and true numbers but also to plan for their specific tax situation.
We offer personalised and professional online bookkeeping services to cover the entire scope of bookkeeping and customers have the flexibility to choose what they require.
By outsourcing bookkeeping services to Indus Accountants, you can benefit from the cost advantages of customised finance and accounting services.
A One Accountants – Business Accountants Melbourne
TAX ACCOUNTANT MELBOURNE
We are a team of tax accountants with vast experience in tax accounting for individuals and tax accounting for businesses in various industries. Our tax Accountants and tax Consultants are degree qualified from Australian universities and are passionate individuals with a drive and a will to help you with your tax-related matters. They undergo rigorous and continuous training to keep them abreast and in line with the legislation as well as client expectations. As a team, we are Xero certified and Quickbooks pro-tax accountants Melbourne.
ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING:
We provide Accounting and Book-keeping services to businesses within any structures ranging from Sole Traders, Partnerships, Companies & Trusts. In some cases, a combination of these structures is also used. Our services include but are not limited to:
- Bank reconciliations.
- Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables & Invoicing
- Payroll & Payment Summaries.
- Cash Flow statements.
- Profit & Loss Statements.
- Balance Sheets.
- Financial Statements.
- Trust & Client Accounts.
- Set Up and administration of an accounting system.
We are Public Accountants, Registered Tax Agent, ASIC Registered Agent and Registered SMSF Auditor conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne CBD/Melbourne City and catering to on-site and off-site accounting needs of clients from a diverse background.
We provide services related to Accounting & Bookkeeping, Tax, SMSF, Structuring and Strategy as mentioned below:
Accounting & Bookkeeping:
This is the core area of our practice. There are numerous services we could mention here. Put simply, and we provide all Accounting and Bookkeeping services for small to medium businesses.
This mainly refers to Tax Returns for Individuals, Sole Traders, Partnerships, Companies and Trusts. The tax also refers to Activity Statements, Amendments, Objections and all services pertaining to the Australian Taxation Office.
This relates to new SMSF Fund Setup, Rollover from existing funds, Insurance for members, Trust Deed updates and upgrades, SMSF Administration, Transition to Pension, Actuarial Certificates, Financial Statements, SMSF Audit and SMSF Tax return Lodgements.
The structure is one of the most important components in determining taxation and legal obligations. We could help you understand and determine the correct structure for your new business. Structuring services include ABN registrations for Individuals, Partnership formations and setups, Company formations and all kinds of Trust formations and setups.
Most successful businesses have a plan or strategy that they implement and follow. The strategy includes everything from taxation, business succession planning, buy-sell agreements, legal obligations, licenses and all other aspects relating to your business. We could help you prepare a business plan and strategy for your proposed idea or business. In most cases, the strategic plan will also include structuring. Your strategy will purely define the structure you elect to use for your business. We specialise in all kinds of business plans, and we can help you create and implement an effective strategy to make your short and long term goals achievable and simple to understand. Strategy can also be extended to setting up an accounting system that is easy to implement, follow, maintain and manage. Strategy is, in fact, what modern accountants are expected to deliver for their clients.
WGC Business Advisory Pty Ltd – Business Accountants
03 9654 1810
The Australian Tax System is complex and dynamic. WGC assists individuals and businesses in understanding and managing the vagaries of State – Federal and International Tax.
WGC know that when it comes to Tax – failing to plan is planning to fail.
WGC can help individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of each Tax obligation so as to minimise the impact Tax has on business decisions and meet reporting and compliance requirements while getting on with the real work of the business.
Using WGC’s expertise across all areas of Tax will ensure a thorough approach to Client’s Tax needs.
WGC take the time to get to know Clients goals while combining Tax Services that cover all Australian State and Overseas dealings.
Engage WGC for advice – guidance and hands-on assistance in any or all of the following Taxation Services.
WGC comprehensive range of Taxation Services include the following areas of expertise:
- Tax Planning
- Taxation Structuring
- GST and Indirect Taxes
- Direct Taxes
- Fringe Benefits Tax
- ATO Dispute Resolution
- Tax Audit
- International Tax
- Payroll Tax
A holistic approach to providing advice – based on Clients business goals – economic and market influences.
Building and administering a thriving business requires not only to sound financial strategies – reporting and governance – but a commercial sounding board to assist Clients in developing practical solutions to business needs.
WGC deliver Business Advisory Service through an integrated group of specialists that is specifically developed and tailored to each business and who can act as an outsourced role on the Client’s Management Team.
In addition – WGC can also help Clients to develop better relationships with other stakeholders such as their banks and financiers.
Whether Clients are starting a new business – looking to grow an existing business – or planning to sell a business – Clients will require the assistance of an experienced Advisor to partner with to maximise success.
WGC comprehensive range of Business Advisory Services include the following areas of expertise:
- Financial Reporting
- Budgeting & Cashflow
- Corporate Governance
- Financial Modelling
- Reporting Structures
- Strategic Planning
- Generational Planning
- Retirement Planning
- Succession Planning
- Business Health Check
- Business Mentoring
- Advisory Boards
- Employee Share Ownership Plans
- Family Business
MC Business Advisors – Business Accountants Melbourne
The most trusted family business consultant team around you
We only focus on one customer group, family business customers.
Our experience comes from more than 10 years of experience in an Australian accounting firm.
These include the world’s four largest accounting firms and the world’s top 10 accounting firms.
Our chief accountant is a senior member of the Australian Institute of Tax Accountants.
It is served as a senior tax consultant and senior manager of the Big Four accounting firms.
The usual family structure of a family business is more complicated, and the tax requirements are also higher. The Australian tax law system itself is also very complicated. Providing customers with timely and necessary tax consulting services is a very important requirement for family customers. Because of the background, our company also needs to provide reliable international tax law support to customers. In the past few years, we have provided our clients with tax group establishment and integration services, trust fund establishment and restructuring services, family asset structuring services, and tax audit on behalf of clients.
Accounting and tax declaration
Accounting and tax declaration services are the final execution part of all services. In addition to the other services mentioned above, we also provide accounting and tax declaration support to family clients, including the establishment of financial systems for several large private companies.
Melbourne Accounting Partners
(03) 9654 8587
Welcome to Melbourne Accounting Partners
Melbourne Accounting Partners is a proactive and progressive firm based in the heart of the CBD. We offer strategies to maximise the success and growth of your business and pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients as both a business advisor and a business partner.
We believe that the advice and expertise of the team at the firm are capable of solving any issues that you may come across when it comes to the operations of your business.
Helping individuals and businesses save money and lodge tax returns.
Measurement, processing, and communication of financial information about economic entities such as businesses and corporations.
Analysis and reporting of the broad-based goods and services tax.
Guidance and support in managing your super fund to support your financial needs in retirement.
Examination of previous business performance, offering solutions and strategies to achieve the results you want for your business.
Identifying and developing methods to plan for the future of your business.
Melbourne Accounting Partners has been located in the central business district of Melbourne for the last 35 years. We are registered IPA accountants who focus on helping our clients understand and their business financially. Robert Luburic, The current Managing Director, graduated from RMIT with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has not looked back since. Robert has built a solid foundation of employees around him who are proud to work for the business.
We put the client first and have always done so since we opened business on Collins Street. The reason we believe we have been successful in attracting and keeping clients for many years is because of the results we have achieved with our clients. Our extensive analysis of business performance and our exceptional strategic decisions have to lead us to give knowledgeable advice to those in need. As the business continues, we constantly adapt and seek improvement in every aspect of the business to help our clients get the results they want. We hope that you become apart of our history in the near future.
Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants Melbourne
(03) 9802 2538
Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants Melbourne is driven, focused, and dynamic team providing bookkeeping, accounting, taxation and business advice services.
They’re driven to grow your business, not just check the compliance box. Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants Melbourne works with their clients to help them achieve their financial goals by running their business better – increasing its value and improving profit and cash flow while bringing fresh ideas to the table. Their hard-working, high-performing team are here to help you succeed.
Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants Melbourne focuses on their clients’ needs. Everything they do – from recruitment to planning, to investing in technology -is about helping you achieve your financial goals. Because Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants Melbourne are clear on what they do and the services they provide, they’re better placed to help their clients – businesses who want to grow, become more efficient, profitable and saleable.
Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants Melbourne is dynamic and constantly changing. They invest heavily in IT and optimising their systems and processes. Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants Melbourne’s staff are empowered to drive improvement across their business. They use the latest technology and quality assurance systems to allow them to consistently deliver a high level of quality work.
Their clients are generally privately held owner-operated businesses with employees, who require taxation, accounting and business advice.
Introducing our unique and tailored business advice program. Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants Melbourne Empowering business owners by enabling confidence, security and peace of mind.
Tax & compliance service
The bread and butter of Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants Melbourne and the cornerstone of our client relationships – tax compliance, tax advice and all other regulatory lodgements. A service which we demand ourselves is accurate, timely and tailor-made for our clients and their industry.
Self-managed super funds
A dedicated team of experts await you, covering tax advice, administration and audit services. With over 200 SMSF clients and a team of SMSF specialists at Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants Melbourne, why not discuss how our tailored and personal service can assist you. This is proudly a “non-sausage factory” operation.
Accounting and bookkeeping together at last! With cloud technology, Rogerson Kenny Business Accountants Melbourne can offer a tailored bookkeeping solution, providing your business with current data for you to make better decisions. Enjoy the comfort of your accounting and bookkeeping together, in sync, under one roof.
How do I choose the right accountant?
choose an accountant – smallbizladyIrrespective of the industry your small business falls into, you cannot understate the value of a good accountant. You can get a bookkeeper for basic accounting services, an accountant who has a degree in accounting for more complicated accounting and payroll services, or a certified public accountant who can help with tax planning and also prepare taxes. All of these people can share strategic advice for business growth.
If you run a small business, you need to hire a reliable accountant. But you need to do the required research to get a good fit. Here are ten tips that will help you choose an accountant for your small business.
What is an accountant?
An accountant can serve as your business’s financial guide by overseeing a large portion of your company’s financial planning and recordkeeping. An accountant can handle your bookkeeping, as well as help with tax planning and preparation of your financial documents, like tax returns. You can also use an accountant to find flaws in your money management, such as financial inconsistencies, overpayments and cash flow shortages.
During your search for an accountant, you may also come across a certified public accountant (CPA). A CPA is different from a typical accountant because a CPA can write audited financial statements, like balance sheets or income statements. Although accountants and CPAs both hold accounting degrees, CPAs are state-certified, meaning they must pass an exam to get their license and take an annual course to keep it. CPAs have unlimited representation rights before the IRS, which allows them to represent you on matters such as audits, payment-or-collection issues and appeals.
Tips to Choose an Accountant
Most accounting firms offer tax and auditing services. But what about bookkeeping? Management consulting? Estate planning? Will the accountant help you design and implement financial information systems? Other services a CPA may offer include analyzing transactions for loans and financing; preparing, auditing, reviewing and compiling financial statements; managing investments; and representing you before tax authorities.
Although smaller accounting firms are generally a better bet for entrepreneurs, they may not offer all these services. Make sure the firm has what you need. In addition to services, make sure the firm has experience with small business and with your industry.
Is the accountant’s style compatible with yours? Be sure the people you are meeting with are the same ones who will be handling your business. At many accounting firms, some partners handle sales and new business, then pass the actual account work on to others.
When evaluating competency and compatibility, ask candidates how they would handle situations relevant to you. For example: How would you handle an IRS office audit seeking verification of automobile expenses? Listen to the answers, and decide if that’s how you would like your affairs to be handled. Realize, too, that having an accountant who takes a different approach can be a good thing. Be sure that the accountant won’t pressure you into doing things you aren’t comfortable with. It’s your money, and you need to be able to sleep at night.
Ask About Accounting Software
Before you choose an accountant, you’ll want to ask what software they recommend for their small business customers. You may find some accountants who are using the same old desktop accounting software. They do not want to switch to the latest online accounting solutions. You want to invest in an accounting software system that you can grow into in 3-5 years. You also want an accountant who can teach you how to use your software and set up your initial chart of accounts. You should also inquire about whether they could help you get a discount on your accounting software.
Check If the Accountant Uses Cloud Technology
More and more accountants are switching to cloud computing. It is because of the number of benefits they can get, such as data security, remote data accessibility, flexibility to do work, and many other features like electronic invoicing, and ACH wire transfer. At all times, you want to have access to your accounting data. Plus, you want the accountant to be available to discuss urgent matters any time. This is possible when the accountant has opted for cloud services.
Ask About Reporting Frequency
It is important for you to know how often you will get financial statements from your accountant. Frequent communication is vital between you and your accountant, especially when you are growing your business. You want to use your accountant as a business advisor, not just to get help during tax season. So, set expectation about the frequency of reporting and communication in advance, and choose an accountant who meets your requirements.
You need an accounting professional on your team. Interview at least three candidates before you select your accountant. You need to choose an accountant that is a fit for your small business. If you hired an accountant that does not feel like they are on your team, move on. While you might feel some short-term discomfort while doing this, you will get long-term benefits for your business. You need up-to-date financial information to make the best business decisions. This starts with professional accounting services.
Ask about fees upfront. Most accounting firms charge by the hour; fees can range from $100 to $275 per hour. However, there are some accountants who work on a monthly retainer. Figure out what services you are likely to need and which option will be more cost-effective for you. Get a range of quotes from different accountants.
Try to get an estimate of the total annual charges based on the services you have discussed. Don’t base your decision solely on cost, however; an accountant who charges more by the hour is likely to be more experienced and thus able to work faster than a novice who charges less. At the end of the interview, ask for references — particularly from clients in the same industry as you.
After you have made your choice, spell out the terms of the agreement in an “engagement letter” that details the returns and statements to be prepared and the fees to be charged. This ensures you and your accountant have the same expectations and helps prevent misunderstandings and hard feelings.
Make the most of the accounting relationship by doing your part. Don’t hand your accountant a shoebox full of receipts. The better you maintain your records, the less time your accountant has to spend — and the lower your fees will be.
It’s a good idea to meet with your accountant every month. Review financial statements and go over any problems so you know where your money is going. This is where your accountant should go beyond number-crunching to suggest alternative ways of cutting costs and act as a sounding board for any ideas or questions you have.
A good accountant can help your business in ways you never dreamed possible. Spending the time to find the right accountant — and taking advantage of the advice he or she has to offer — is one of the best things you can do to help your business soar.
Good accountants help companies grow, by managing complex financial work and offering advice on practical business issues. This will be guaranteed to save you money in the short and long term. The best ones will be your partner in all but name – and as long as you choose wisely, you can’t go wrong.