Whether your buying a business, starting a new business, looking to grow your existing business, planning to sell your business or exploring succession options, our experienced advisors will help maximise your success. Think of Symes Accountants as your sounding board to develop solutions to your business challenges.

All things financial should be easier - that's our promise to you.

It's tempting for small business owners to want to handle their own bookkeeping, after all there is a lot of excellent software and keeping good books is a business necessity. But just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should. There are indirect costs involved in everything that falls into the 'do-it-yourself' category. There's definitely overlap between bookkeeping and preparing tax. We have the expertise to make the process easy for you in both of these areas.

We offer a range of business services including compliance services, along with the bigger picture things that will really make a difference to your business.

For further information download our information pack here.

Accounting & Tax Services

We offer a full range of compliance services inclusive of annual income tax returns, financial statements, business activity statements, ASIC reporting, fringe benefit reporting, bookkeeping and basic record keeping.

Buying or Starting a New Business

Getting things right the first time is always more time efficient. We are here to assist you every step of the way when buying or starting a new business. This includes helping you with the most appropriate structures, taxation issues and regulations, GST and stamp duty considerations, obligations to employees, profit estimates and cash flow projections for the new business venture.

Family Business Planning

We know there is no one solution for everyone, and as such we pride ourselves on working with each client on an individual basis to establish plans for their future. A one page business plan outlines your goals, vision and key performance indicators to help you set the scene for the next coming years. Helping you to work smarter and not harder to maximise your rewards is our aim.

Asset Protection

Making sure your business assets find themselves in the right hands is essential. We can review your current business structure and find the most appropriate structure suited to you. Key considerations include changes to tax regulations, changing family and personal circumstances, income and capital gains tax.

Real Time Figures

Online accounting software helps you keep track of your cash flow in real time. This then saves you time to spend doing more important things, like the day to day running of your business or even better, spend extra quality time with family and friends.

Cashflow Planning

Knowing your cash flow is critical to knowing where your business is currently sitting financially. In order to run operations smoothly and pay bills you need to have the working capital. Knowing your projections of current and future cash flows is part of business forecasting which essentially will assist you with achieving business growth.

Profit Retention

It's always better when your business profits stay in your own pocket. Interim tax planning provides you with an estimation of your income and expenses, including your current tax position so that we can work with you to plan future strategies to maximise your wealth whilst reducing your tax.

Business Profitability Improvement

Many people find business financial statements to be convoluted lists of numbers involving income, expenses, assets and liabilities which doesn't make a lot of sense!  We simplify business financial statements into the following key profit drivers:

  • Turnover
  • Direct costs of actually doing the business activity (materials, wages etc)
  • Gross profit and gross profit margin
  • Overhead expenses
  • Net profit

By helping clients focus on these key profit drivers, we help them identify ways to greatly improve their profitability.

Cost Control

By creating a comprehensive view of your business operations in an easy to understand format, it's much easier to gain a better understanding of where your money is being spent. This is crucial analysis for gaining a full round assessment of your business status.

Virtual CFO

We can assist you by being your chief financial officer and providing you with all the essential management reports you need to make informed decisions.

Selling a Business

We provide specialised advice for people looking to sell a business including their financial status, tax regulations including capital gains and disposal of plant, equipment and stock, and GST considerations. This puts you in the box seat knowing just how much your business is worth.

Succession Planning

A succession plan that meets all of your personal and business goals is important for anyone looking to begin a smooth transition. It's important that you feel comfortable with any transition of taking a step back from day to day operations, it's also important that this transition is undertaken in the most cost effective and long term beneficial way for all parties. We can assist you to tailor your individual plan and guide you through implementing it and monitoring its progress. Read more.

Information Pack

For further information about the business services we offer please download our information pack here.