Great accountants don't just take care of tax-prep and compliance issues. Numbers really do tell a story and today's entrepreneurs are turning to qualified business accountants to help drive success and business profits.
We often think of an accountant as the person that does our tax return or lodges our BAS statements each quarter. But an accountant with true commercial acumen can really make a significant difference in your business and help you.
Strengthening and developing your relationship with your accountant is really an investment in your long term business success.
Here are some examples of how your accountant can add more value to your business.
One area that many entrepreneurs and small business owners undervalue is math. What do we mean by math? The ability to, at any moment, know the critical numbers that calculate whether you are profitable or not.
If you are looking to operate your foreign owned business in Australia there are a few things you need to consider. Making sure that you get some of the key components right from the beginning can save you a lot of headaches and costs later on down the track. Here are some of the key things we think you need to consider before commencing your operations:
Small business owners need to be aware of tax concessions. While you need to check your eligibility, here are a few concessions may apply:
Negative gearing…..a topic that polarises most financial advisers and confuses most investors. So is negative gearing a good strategy? Can it be used to as a profitable strategy for Property Investors? In this article we look at exactly what negative gearing is and the difference between negative and positive gearing.
Often when we have a tough business decision to make we are at a loss as to who we should get advice from. There is often a fear that professionals have their own agenda so we shy away from asking. Instead many people turn to family or friends. While they might have your best interests at heart, they are often ill equipped to advise on business or finances. This can mean that you get the wrong advice and make ill informed decisions.
Previously the ATO has not focused its efforts on Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) and therefore many business owners have put their heads in the sand and ignored it. But this isn’t a great strategy and with the ATO now putting more emphasis in this area it could land you in hot water. Here is what you need to know.
Finances are always an issue with startups. In fact, good habits can often mean the difference between a start up that thrives and one that fails. So how do you give your start up the best chance at survival? Here are our top 7 tips for creating strong financial habits:
How to choose the right bank for your small business?
When you are first starting out in business you don’t know what you don’t know. There are so many decisions to make, and banking probably doesn’t seem like a big decision. You will probably go with who you have your personal banking with. But your banking choices can lay the financial foundations for your future financing opportunities. You should at the very least be looking for a bank that is supportive and reliable.
Dashboard reporting is designed to make life easier. They are a one page snapshot of the real time results of a business and how it is performing against key measures. It is a clear and concise, visually appealing representation of key business drivers and risks. Sounds great right? Well there are a few limitations and issues with dashboard reporting. Here are the key issues you need to be conscious of when viewing your report. The challenges of dashboard reporting
A good accountant is vital to your business operations. Not only for planning accounting and tax, but for advice on almost all aspects of your operations. Therefore ensuring that you have a good relationship with your accountant is critical.
So how can you increase your chance of getting what you need from your accountant to grow your business?
Ever wondered what a bank wants from a customer? Banks may seem unreasonable at times, but the truth is, what they want is actually pretty simple! Here is our guide to be being the perfect bank customer.