William Buck Australia
As a fully integrated firm of Chartered Accountants and advisors, William Buck provides a complete solution. Putting you at the core of the business, our advisors work together to ensure that careful consideration is given to your business and personal wealth affairs.
Working closely with you and your team, our Business Advisors can help you plan and implement contemporary business strategies and practices to meet your business’s full potential.
Our commercially minded tax specialists offer clear, responsive advice to manage your tax risk, address local and international issues, and develop strategies to optimise your tax position.
Our audit team has extensive experience in a range of engagements, giving stakeholders independent and objective assurance on financial information, transactions and processes.
Our Corporate Advisory team provides objective, strategic and commercial advice across a broad range of business issues. Our work spans the breadth each engagement from the origination of ideas to managing the transaction process, valuation and structuring.
Our highly experienced team of liquidators and trustees use their extensive expertise to assist in times of financial distress, achieving the best outcome for all stakeholders.
By understanding not only what you want to achieve but why it’s important, our wealth advisors can create strategies attuned to your key priorities. The end result is a plan focused on your life goals.
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Sweeping changes to financial reporting may impact your financial position and business operations.
Our experts are here to help you understand what you need to know about Safe Harbour legislation.
Check our Private Business Tax Reform resource centre to see how the most significant changes may affect you and your business.
William Buck has a team of professionals with specialist experience and know-how on a range of industry sectors.
Our advisors understand the risks and opportunities unique to the agribusiness sector. Taking a strategic view of your operations they provide relevant guidance and advice.
Assisting public and private schools, vocational colleges, universities and private training providers, our education specialists provide timely and valuable assurance services together with strategic, financial and management advice.
Our Government and public sector team has substantial experience in assisting all levels of government to review their structures and develop strategies, in line with relevant legislative requirements and accounting and audit standards.
Working with over 1,600 clients in the health sector, our advisors help practitioners and health care corporates achieve their business and personal goals
Our hospitality and tourism team has a working knowledge of the industry which, when combined with our technical knowledge, can assist you in reaching your commercial goals.
By staying on top of changes in the manufacturing sector, our industry experts provide relevant and timely guidance to a broad range of manufacturing business.
Our mining and energy team has the experience and resources to help start-ups, developing businesses and well-established companies to meet their commercial goals.
Integrity and transparency are at the heart of the best Not for Profit organisations. These values re shared by our dedicated Not for Profit team, which helps entities to establish to improve performance and develop strategies for long-term growth.
Our advisors understand the challenges and opportunities facing the professional services sector first hand. This experience together with our expertise helps to determine your strategic objectives and provide concise, relevant advice to help you achieve your goals.
Our property and construction team assist on a wide range of assignments from property development to construction and large infrastructure projects. Their diverse experience, technical expertise and commercial know-how to help you tackle the important issues.
Our retail and wholesale team works with a variety of businesses from family owned operations to franchises and larger chains, to provide advice and guidance on the issues that count.
With the skills to help tech companies grow from startup to exit – we provide tailored tech company solutions, supported by access to a range of specialists across numerous service lines and industries.
Our transport and distribution team works with businesses to review their operations, improve efficiency and productivity and ensure compliance with the latest regulatory developments.
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We work with individuals, businesses and community organisations with a particular focus on the mid-market. Drawing on our extensive experience, our advisors will challenge your thinking and re-frame problems to understand their root-cause.
We’re more than just accountants and advisors, we aspire to create positive change in the lives of our clients and our people.
Life as a CFO can be complex, exciting and demanding. Combining technical excellence with decades of working closely with and listening to the needs of CFOs, our advisors understand the competing demands of your role.
Whatever your needs, we have the expert resources to create the best outcome for you and your business. As our client, you’ll benefit from our integrated services model that puts you at the core of its business.
We create and implement personal wealth plans and tax strategies that give our clients greater certainty that their financial and personal goals will be met.
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Imagine it’s early Saturday morning, your favourite time of the day – the world is asleep as you sit outside, savouring your cup of coffee…
You turn as your husband walks to you, dressed in his suit, documents tucked under his right arm as he fastens his tie.
“I’m heading into the office, I’m running late, can you quickly sign some documents for me?” placing them in front of you.
“What’s this about?” you ask.
“Just tying up some loose ends…”
We have found the above circumstances to be quite common and a good helping hand and guidance can help you fill the holes and get an overall picture of your financial situation.
We’ve listed the top five things to consider so you can be well onto the path to taking control of you and your family’s finances.
1. Understand your current financial situation
Getting an overview of your current financial situation prior to settlement should be done before anything else. It’s crucial to understand the assets that are available to you – specifically liquid assets such as cash or credit cards available to meet your immediate needs. In addition to your assets, its key to understand immediate financial commitment such as home loan repayments, school fees, and credit card payments etc. and details of any loans and borrowings in place.
Re-visiting your financial position throughout the process and following the final settlement of your divorce is important. We can work with you and your lawyers to help you understand and manage your current financial position.
2. Take control of your banking needs including bank and loan accounts
Once you get have an understanding of what bank accounts and loan accounts you have, it’s important to determine the following:
Ensure you know the answers to the above questions, and that you have a full understanding of your financial commitments. We can assist you with establishing your online banking facilities and provide training. We can also liaise with your bank manager or relationship manager to understand and re-structure accounts and/or loans to suit your specific needs.
3. Create a budget and develop an understanding of your income and expenses
Understanding your monthly income and expenses is vital. Creating a monthly budget will help you get a good picture of your regular expenses and ensure all your commitments are met. It’s important this exercise is undertaken immediately; and is continually re-visited during and after the settlement process. A bookkeeper or an accountant can assist with the set up and ongoing management of your income and expenses and your budget.
4. Review your superannuation and insurances
Typically, your superannuation and your insurance policies are ‘set and forget’ items – meaning that once established, individuals usually neglect to regularly review. However, superannuation is a great avenue for wealth accumulation and insurances. Ensure you don’t lose more when faced with a crisis that impacts your earning capacity. A significant life event such as a divorce can have a large impact on the effectiveness and relevancy of both your super and your insurances. Therefore, these should be reviewed.
We recommend you speak to an expert to understand your current position, and formulate a plan to ensure that both your superannuation and insurances work to meet your personal needs.
5. Understand how your assets are structured and your tax lodgement requirements
Often assets are held in various tax vehicles such as trusts or companies, depending on their use i.e. income producing assets such as a rental property, versus personal use assets such as a holiday house. Understanding the nature and structure of these assets and relevant tax requirements and consequences is imperative prior to settlement, to help you determine the right assets for you.
We recommend that you speak to an expert to gain a clear understanding and ensure the best result for you.
Even at the best of times, managing your finances can cause stress and confusion, but these feelings are often heightened during times of emotional turmoil. If you need assistance or guidance in respect to any of the items listed, please contact Diana Dimitrov our specialist in assisting women and families. (03) 8823 6884.
By DIANA DIMITROV, DIRECTOR, BUSINESS ADVISORY | MELBOURNE
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