COVID-19 Preparation Checklist for Businesses

Stuart542 Clients, Business Audit, Business Process, COVID19, General, Tax

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we are across important updates around the economic response and stimulus package announcements. And will continue to share these important updates with you via email and our social channels. The below PDF is free to download and contains a summary of action items to review immediately to ensure your business is prepared. Don’t wait before acting, get started … Read More

COVID-19 Preparation Checklist for Business Owners

Stuart542 Clients, Business Audit, Business Process, COVID19, General, Tax

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we are across important updates around the economic response and stimulus package announcements. And will continue to share these important updates with you via email and our social channels. The below PDF is free to download and contains a summary of action items to review immediately to ensure your business is prepared. Don’t wait before acting, get started … Read More

2020: The year for smarter business decisions

CraigBusiness Audit, Business Process, Business Technology, Cloud Accounting, General

We know every dollar (and minute) counts in business and regardless of where you are in your business journey, understanding the numbers is key to making smarter business decisions. Do your figures add up? It may not be the end of financial year; however, year-end is a great time to assess your figures. 542 Tip: A well-run business has well-managed … Read More

5 Ways to prepare your business for the festive season

StuartBusiness Audit, Business Process, Business Technology, Cloud Accounting, General, Tax

They know when you’re sleeping, they know when you’re awake, they know when you’ve been bad or good, so be good for the ATO’s sake. Celebrating the holiday cheer can have far-reaching consequences but planning ahead and budgeting appropriately can save you from much bigger headaches in the New Year. 1. Give yourself a tax-free Christmas As small business owners … Read More

How to safeguard your business against future audits

StuartBusiness Audit

Last year the ATO scrutinised over 760,000 business operations, resulting in, close to, an extra billion tax dollars for the Australian Government. While an audit can be a good learning experience for business owners, it can also be a time-consuming lesson. The investigation can take months, or even years, and requires a lot of time and energy regardless if you … Read More

How does your business stack up?

CraigBusiness Audit

Understanding your business and using the data to make effective, strategic decisions is vital to the success of your business. And with the help of your accountant and accounting software, you should be able to identify and measure your key areas on a regular basis. The trouble most business owners have with setting business targets is that many businesses don’t … Read More

How to avoid audit agony

StuartBusiness Audit

For most small business owners, the thought of getting an audit notification from the ATO is horrifying. But if you’re well prepared, patient and co-operative audits don’t have to be as painful as they sound. The ATO orders audits based on suspicion of incorrect or fraudulent tax returns. Audits can involve varying degrees of scrutiny, from a simple phone call … Read More

5 signs you need a new auditor and what to do about it

CraigBusiness Audit

Now more than ever, a robust and objective audit function with skills to identify risk, control problems and the authority to pursue concerns, is essential for sound corporate governance. Corporate governance has been widely criticised in recent years, in the wake of falling market confidence and integrity. The community’s expectations of boards, senior management, and those charged with providing an … Read More

The benefits of buying an existing business

StuartBusiness Audit, Business Structures, General

Buying an existing business can be a great opportunity to hit the ground running and avoid the disadvantages of starting from the ground up. In a majority of situations, buying an existing business is considered a safe option. You acquire a business that already has a loyal customer base, regular cash flow and hopefully goodwill associated with the business name. … Read More

3 Things to ask your accountant before you buy a business

DarnelleBusiness Audit, General

Industry commentators are predicting as baby boomers move to retirement there will be a surge of established businesses becoming available for purchase. And as the economy continues to improve, it may just be the perfect time to fulfil your dream of being a business owner. But before you ready yourself for ruling a business empire, assemble a team of experts … Read More