Specialist Services



Buying A Business

There are several scenarios where you might wish to attain a business enterprise. Whatever the situation, Robert Goodman Accountants can remove the stress from the process and maximise the opportunity for you.

Whether you are considering buying a business or merging with another business, we have the experience and expertise you require. Are you getting a good deal? Is the business right for you? Can you afford it? Have all avenues for future growth been investigated? We ask the right questions, and find the required answers.

The services we provide cover every stage of the process - From identifying potential acquisitions and negotiating the commercial elements of the transaction to forecasting the future of the business. Our services include:

  • A review of your goals and objectives
  • Due diligence services
  • Preparation of financial forecasts
  • Advice on the potential pitfalls and rewards involved in a merger
  • Assistance with purchase negotiations
  • Advice on financing
  • Assistance with preparing a business plan

Drawing on the skills of professionals reduces your chances of purchasing an unsuitable business. Let Robert Goodman Accountants show you how our experience can save you stress and provide you with the great opportunity a business acquisition or merger can be!



Company Secretary

Company legislation requires businesses to perform several administration tasks that take up a lot of valuable company time. The last thing you need as a business owner is to be stressed out trying to ensure you comply with the Corporations Law. The possible threat of penalties for failing to keep up with the changing rules is too great a risk to take.

At Robert Goodman Accountants we can relieve this burden for you. Our services include:

  • General advice on company law
  • Company formations
  • Filing annual returns on your behalf
  • Preparing all documentation related to minutes and resolutions
  • Maintaining statutory books
  • Assistance with changes of directors, shareholders, addresses, and office details
  • Bonus issues
  • Share transfers
  • Registered office facility

Please contact us for further information on how we can help you get back to running your business.



Estate Planning

As unpleasant as the task is, estate planning is one of the necessities of life. Knowing your hard-earned assets will be dealt with in the manner you choose provides peace of mind.

For business owners, a plan for succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the process of providing for business continuity.

The executor and trustee of a will are required to perform a number of duties. At Robert Goodman Accountants we are experienced in estate planning and can guarantee no deviation from the succession plan for your assets.

The areas in estate administration that we can assist with include:

  • Meeting to discuss objectives for your estate
  • Confirming assets - Valuations, inventories, and appraisals
  • Court approval for a grant of administration
  • Documentation involved in estate planning
  • Protecting the assets
  • Paying taxes and debts
  • Estate distribution



Farm Accounting

Farm accounting involves specific business, financial, and taxation issues, and a specialist understanding of the industry. At Robert Goodman Accountants we keep abreast of the developments in both the farming and accounting industries, ensuring we are uniquely placed to provide up-to-date, accurate advice.

Our services include:

  • Farm budgeting and cash flows
  • Farm sales and purchases
  • Ownership structures
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Taxation
  • Seasonal planning
  • Succession planning



Human Resources

Your most valuable asset is your staff. In recognition of this, and in line with our aim to help you make the most of your business, we can refer you to an HR consulting service. The HR consultants can guide you into getting the best out of your team and can assist in the following key areas:

  • Employment Relations:
    • Advice on employment agreements, employment legislation, and employee policies and procedures
  • Health and Safety:
    • Assistance with implementing systems to ensure compliance with legislation
    • Training on health and safety
  • Recruitment and Selection:
    • Assistance with advertising for employees
    • Shortlisting and interviewing
    • Reference checking
    • Psychometric testing
  • Remuneration:
    • Support in administering the payroll
    • Advice on remuneration levels
    • Guidance with incentive and bonus schemes
  • Performance Management:
    • Assistance in identifying performance measurement criteria
    • Training on carrying out performance appraisals
    • Guidance for managers in dealing with non-performance problems
  • Strategic HR:
    • Aligning HR strategies with business objectives to ensure the development of a team drives the improvement of business performance
  • Team Building:
    • Implementing personality tests to aid resolution of communication problems
    • Team building workshops
  • Change Management:
    • Implementing plans to achieve change in the workplace
    • Training managers to guide their team throughout the transition phase
    • Counseling, interview coaching, and other outplacement services



Information Technology

We live in a computerised age where technology enables us to enhance a wide variety of business processes. Using software and hardware effectively can provide enormous benefit to your business.

Here at Robert Goodman Accountants we have embraced computerised systems, ensuring our experienced, trained professionals can:

  • Discuss the best system to further your business
  • Install and configure software to suit your purposes
  • Recommend processes to make your computer system more secure
  • Suggest accounting software applications suitable for your business
  • Train clients to be self-sufficient users of a range of software applications
  • Offer advice on electronic banking

Whether you are thinking about obtaining new computer hardware or looking at completely changing your business systems, our team is willing and able to assist you.



Rental Property

At Robert Goodman Accountants we have the expertise required to assist you in a variety of areas relating to residential and commercial property.

The services we offer include:

  • Advice on purchasing a property
  • Reviews of lease agreements
  • Advice on funding
  • Guidance in tax minimisation
  • Advice on ownership structure
  • Periodic reviews to ensure returns are maximised

The importance of forecasts in making a residential investment cannot be emphasised enough. We can provide you with forecasts for:

  • Revenue returns
  • Financial position
  • Potential growth

Contact us today for more information on how we can assist you in the business of rental properties!



Self-managed Superannuation Funds

 

At Robert Goodman Accountants we streamline all aspects of SMSF administration, delivering a truly automated and highly cost effective solution. Our cloud-based SMSF accounting software enables a wide range of users (including accountants, administrators, financial advisers and auditors) to manage all their SMSF administration and reporting needs from a single system – everything from set up to lodgement.

 



Selling a Business

Selling a business can be a difficult, disheartening time and the tasks involved can seem particularly arduous. At Robert Goodman Accountants we take the unwanted burden from you.

The services we provide for preparing to sell a business include:

  • Obtaining comparative results
  • Establishing a realistic sale price
  • Taking the business to the market
  • Negotiating with potential purchasers
  • Drafting a contract

Our friendly, professional team will help you obtain a maximum return for your business.



Succession Planning

To ensure the long-term success of your business, it is critical to establish a well-designed succession plan. Coordinating the transition of your business to your successors can be an arduous process. However, with our years of experience we can address the complex issues of business continuation, removing the stress from your shoulders.

Contact us for more information on forming a plan that facilitates a hassle-free continuation of your business!



Superannuation

 

Superannuation law is a specialised area and personalised planning is required for each individual.

Services we offer include:

· Establishing self-managed superannuation funds based on the recommendation of a licenced financial planner

· SMSF Administration

· Superannuation audits

· Advice on compliance matters

· Advice on taxation benefits

· Advice on employer obligations

We also have associations with Financial Planners who specialise in providing independent SMSF, retirement & Estate Planning advice.



Trusts

A trust provides a valuable way to protect the assets you have accumulated for the benefit of others. Our extensive experience with trusts enables us to offer specialist advice on trust formation and ensures all statutory requirements are met. Obligations for trustees can often be onerous, and our assistance in trust administration can prove invaluable. We can assist with:

  • Preparing and executing the vital documentation required for trust formation
  • Attending to the special requirements involved in reporting for trusts
  • Completing the trust administration:
    • Minute-keeping service
    • Annual accounts
    • Taxation
    • Asset management
    • Investment monitoring
    • Income distribution

Contact us today to ensure your trust is formed and administered as effectively as possible, covering all legal requirements and guaranteed to fulfill its purpose!