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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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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.
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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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This month we spoke with Brett Kean a Director in the Business Advisory division about Strategic Planning. Brett is responsible for delivering quality advice to privately owned enterprises and leading our strategic advisory practice. Brett likes nothing better than talking about strategy and assisting clients with the formation and implementation of strategic plans.
What is strategic planning and how does it benefit businesses?
Strategy is about ‘thinking like a general’. The ‘general’ oversees what is happening across all units as the army fights to meet their objectives. The business owner has a similar role when it comes to achieving the businesses’ objectives. So strategic planning is about identifying where your business wants to be, understanding where it is and formulating actions to bridge the gap.
It’s about achieving your long-term business objectives and benefits your business by allowing these objectives to be articulated and effectively communicated to each part of your organisation. Good strategy aligns your business, leads to an effective use of resources and ensures accountability and control for the owners and stakeholders.
What is effective strategic planning?
Strategic planning is a process, not an event. It is dynamic, agile and changes over time.
The process starts with a discovery and planning session in which in depth questioning uncovers what is really important, to determine the direction you wish your business to take.
The result of the session is the creation of a vision for your organisation. This vision will be clear, concise, achievable and visible from all directions. Setting the vision is like placing a “flag on the hill,” it identifies and defines a common goal for the organisation.
From here the strategic plan is developed, a roadmap which focuses on action, empowering business owners and holding the organisation accountable. It is a roadmap which acknowledges that strategy is living and breathing within an organisation. Something which is defined and shaped by culture and something that everyone must understand, embrace and work on.
What happens if a business has a goal but no strategy?
Without strategy a business runs the risk of inertia, a paralysis which causes the organisation to stay where it is, not growing, not changing with its environment and not being in touch with its customers. The ultimate example is an organisation failing to move with the times and eventually going out of business. The good news is, that it’s easy to stop this gradual decline through the use of strategy. Having a goal is the first step and strategic planning sets the path and creates the actions and steps to achieve this goal.
What is the relationship between strategy and the financial results of an organisation?
A business is much more than a set of financial statements, it’s about the people and culture, the processes, the use of technology, the customers and the environment in which it operates.
Strategy allows you the business owner to understand how these critical pieces fit together while the results allow owners to identify and monitor key drivers within each element of your organisation.
It provides you with insight into the organisation’s effectiveness and provides you with focus and clarity on improving these measures that matter, allowing you to drive the business forward.
When should a business invest in strategic planning?
It’s never too late, nor too early to adopt a strategic approach irrespective of size or the business’s evolution. Without a plan there can be no direction for the organisation. Strategic planning provides that roadmap and action to drive the organisation to be profitable, sustainable and to reach that flag on the hill.