4 Ways your accountant should offer more than a tax return

StuartBusiness Process, Tax

Choosing the right accountant for your business is essential for so many reasons. But we’ll get to that in a moment. At 542 Partners, we value client relationships and have a genuine interest in guiding your business journey with smart technology and clever processes. So if you’re used to only seeing your accountant at tax time, here’s a few more … Read More

E-signatures: the missing link to your lodgement

StuartBusiness Process

We believe the right tools make all the difference. As an Xero Platinum Partner, 542 Partners chooses to send documents for signing via Xero Portal. As agents, we are legally required to have all documents signed before lodging with the ATO. By making the process digital, we hope to streamline the process and make it easier for you to view … Read More

How to avoid blurring the lines between business and personal finances

StuartBusiness Process

Whether you’re a sole trader or in an alternate business structure, managing your personal and business finances separately is essential for good financial management. We know it’s not uncommon to use personal savings, particularly when bringing your business idea to life, but as your business grows, it’s important to track business and personal incomings and outgoings separately. Spot The Difference … Read More

Long Service: What Building and Construction Industry Employers Must Know

StuartBusiness Process

What Building and Construction Industry Employers Must Know

Traditionally designed to reward employees who stayed with the one employer for a period of service, long service leave in this form has quickly became inaccessible to most Australian workers. For workers in the building and construction industry, the thought of long service leave seems only a distant dream. Whether it’s contract tenures or simply site availability, long service for … Read More

2018/19 Budget changes that may affect your business.

StuartBusiness Process, General, Super, Tax

2018-19 budget changes affect small business

Reward for work is a dominant theme in this year’s Budget. The seven year personal income tax plan initially targets low to middle income earners before making significant changes to the tax brackets. While there’s much to be said about the complete budget, we’ve reviewed the key highlights that may affect your business. $20k accelerated depreciation extended until 30 June … Read More

The accountant and the bookkeeper: A match made in financial heaven

CraigBusiness Process, Cloud Accounting, General

With 1,440 minutes in a day, it’s no surprise small business owners hustle to make every minute (and dollar!) count. We know tracking financials can be a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. Tell-tale signs you need a bookkeeper  No time to work on the business You don’t understand your compliance requirements You don’t understand your cash flow Invoices … Read More

Spotlight on Tradies: Solutions for 2018 and beyond

CraigBusiness Process

If our recent blog got you thinking, then we’ve got you covered. The New Year may be just around the corner but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some business resolutions now. To get you inspired, check out our top 3 ways to boost productivity and profits for a successful 2018. Get Your Business In Shape Money matters, so it … Read More

Spotlight on Tradies: Issues affecting trades people in business. What you need to know.

StuartBusiness Process, Business Structures, Uncategorized

Long hours and physical demands characteristically common of tradespeople, often sees financial and business obligations not given the right amount of attention. As a result, in correct structures, missing legislative requirements and licences and paying penalties can play havoc with cash flow and hamper the path to success. Below we’ve outlined some common pitfalls many tradies face in business. Employee … Read More