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.
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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.
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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.
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When we are younger we often think that nothing serious will happen to us in regards to our health. Right? We are generally looking forward to things ahead of us (whether it be planning for a holiday, the next job opportunity, getting married, having a family, etc.), not even considering anything that could get in our way.
I often have young people say to me “why would I need trauma cover”, “Can’t I just get it later when something might be more likely to happen to me”, “I have no family history of cancer”. The unfortunate thing for all of us is none of us are immune from cancer (or any other trauma condition for that matter). There are things we can try and do to reduce our risk such as not smoking, eating more vegetables/fruit/whole grains, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, minimising sun exposure and minimising stress.
However, this doesn’t necessarily mean we won’t get cancer if we ‘do the right things’. A prime example of this is my 28 year old colleague who has recently been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She couldn’t be much healthier in my eyes- doesn’t smoke, drinks minimal amounts of alcohol, is vegan, fit and healthy, uses natural/organic products, is a care free person with minimal stress and no family history. Go figure!
Some interesting facts:
A lot of us will know about Life cover and TPD cover but not many people know about Trauma cover. It is a lump sum payment that you insure for and is payable upon diagnosis of many different critical illness such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, MS, head traumas, severe diabetes, and many more. The money can then be used to help with those out of pocket medical expenses, give you choice of treatment, provide money to allow your partner to take time off of work to care for you and also help supplement your time off work. It’s worth thinking about what you would do personally if you were to suffer a critical illness and how this would affect your own personal/family situation.
The purpose of insurance is to help keep life as ‘normal’ as possible when these situations are thrown at us. I know in my personal situation I took out trauma cover years ago as I didn’t want my parents to sell assets in order to pay for any treatment/medication should I be diagnosed with something like cancer.
I think a lot of people don’t realise the out of pocket cost of having cancer (any medical condition really) which isn’t necessarily picked up by Medicare or private health cover. Let alone the cost of lost household income and the cost to have a choice for what treatment and doctors you would like to use. To give you an idea, the average out of pocket costs of some cancers are as follows: Melanoma (approx. $20,000), Breast Cancer (approx. $35,000), Prostate (approx. $35,000), Ovarian/Uterine/Cervical ($45,000), Leukaemia (approx. $125,000) with brain cancer being the highest at around $180,000. This out of pocket cost can escalate even further when you look at the level of care you want.
A minority of cancer patients can require treatment that is not supported by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the public health system. Our experience suggests that the costs of non-PBS drugs and other associated treatment can be in the order of $50,000 per year. If treatment is successful, it can be required for number of years.
If you ever need to chat to anyone about trauma cover (or any other life insurance for that matter), please don’t hesitate to contact me.
By COURTNEY PURL, RISK INSURANCE MANAGER, WEALTH ADVISORY | ADELAIDE
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Courtney is a Risk Insurance Manager at William Buck, helping her clients protect their most valuable asset, themselves. She always goes the extra mile to assist, especially in times of need. Courtney is on maternity leave with a newly born baby boy, but she is available via email.
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