The changing landscape of lending

DarnelleBusiness Process, Business Structures, Cloud Accounting

We have been working on exciting new projects over the past month. Not only do we have a completely renovated (and expanded) head office, we have also been working with some of our good friends and business partners, to create a series of insightful and informative content to help you along your business journey. Don’t forget to subscribe to our … Read More

Start the New Financial Year the 542 way

DarnelleBusiness Process, General

A new Financial Year means a fresh start! So, if you haven’t got your business processes in order, now’s the time to get organised so your 2019/20 financial year is smooth sailing. Mark your calendar First things first, get your calendar in order. If you’re not sure of important due dates for this Financial Year, don’t worry – we’ve done … Read More

Tips, tricks and helpful hacks to make tax time a breeze

DarnelleCloud Accounting, Tax

It’s no secret we love Xero! And even though the platform is super user friendly and easy to navigate, there are hidden hacks that our savvy senior accountants, use every day. Never ones to hold onto our knowledge, check out their favourite Xero hacks, that will save you time.   Holly’s Tip: Repeating bills and invoices For regular bills and … Read More

Key tax changes that may affect you

DarnelleTax

With less than four days until the end of the 2018/19 Financial Year, it’s time to pull out that tax time check list and make sure everything is in order. Particularly this financial year, there have been significant changes to business and personal tax, which you should be aware of, before lodging your return. Not sure what these significant changes … Read More

Preparing and prioritising your EOFY checklist

StuartTax

With June 30 fast approaching now is the time to start preparing for end of financial year. If you’re not sure where to start, keep reading for your guide to setting your budget and streamlining the tax process this financial year.   Start preparing your budget forecast for 2019/20 If you haven’t already, preparing a budget for the next financial … Read More

All the latest from Receipt Bank Exchange Conference 2019

CraigBusiness Process, Business Technology

As you know, we love utilising the latest technology to streamline processes and provide our clients service beyond compliance. Last month, 542 Partners Director, Stu, attended the Receipt Bank Exchange Conference in sunny Port Douglas to hear from one of the world’s leading technology innovators, Receipt Bank, to see what they have planned for 2019 and beyond. We’ve summarised some … Read More

When accountants and mortgage brokers collaborate

StuartGeneral

Due to the recent Banking Royal Commission, borrowing money is becoming increasingly difficult.  It has caused banks to tighten their lending policies which means loans are being assessed more stringently and a critical evaluation of 3 to 6 months of bank statements are being requested, which could ultimately lower your borrowing capacity. It’s now up to mortgage brokers to prove … Read More

2019/20 budget highlights and key takeaways

CraigAustralian Budget, Super, Tax

If you missed the recent announcement of the 2019/20 federal budget, 542 Partners has you covered! The ‘Ballot Box’ budget is designed to showcase the return to surplus and engage voters with initiatives to make them feel like they are more prosperous. A massive infrastructure spend adds to this sentiment. We partnered with Chris Fallico from ACADIA wealth advice to … Read More

Overcoming business growing pains

CraigBusiness Structures, General

The growth stage of every business, while exciting, comes with challenges. When revenue increases and more customers are putting trust in your product or service, common growing pains start to arise that businesses must tackle.   Cash flow and financial management Increased revenue doesn’t necessarily mean good cash flow. Managing a higher stream of cash flow is often challenging for … Read More

Essential 2019 business apps and integrations

StuartBusiness Process, Business Technology, Cloud Accounting

Technology plays such a vital role in business. And let’s be honest without it, you may be losing valuable time, which we all know, equals money! At 542, we love utilising the latest accounting and business technologies to save time and make everything work efficiently. Check out our top apps and integrations that we’re loving for efficient business in 2019! … Read More