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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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
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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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By JAMIE MCKEOUGH
MANAGING DIRECTOR, BUSINESS ADVISORY
If the South Australian economy was an Adelaide-based AFL team, you could be forgiven for thinking its fate hung in the balance like the Crows or the Power.
Commentary on our economy can play out like the highs and lows of a football season – confidence is there one week and appears not to be the next – such are the results of the most recent Business SA – William Buck Survey of Business Expectations. We’ve gone from record highs a year ago to record lows at present. But, as many AFL Commentators have said over the last couple of years things are generally never as good as they appear or never as bad.
Confidence has fallen for three consecutive quarters in the Business SA – William Buck Survey of Business Expectations, but after much analysis and the temptation for hand-wringing, I really don’t think things are that bad. We shouldn’t necessarily be listening too much to the negative external noise of which there is plenty at present.
Confidence has fallen significantly over the past 12 months to what could be considered a dramatic low, but they’ve come from a similarly dramatic high. In June last year confidence was riding high at 116.2 points, hovering around that marker throughout September and December. A year ago we had the highest levels of confidence since the troubled times of the late 2000s, now we have the lowest.
If you sit for a minute and consider the volatile and “short termism” times in which we live, underlying confidence levels and business conditions aren’t that bad. Business conditions are less volatile than confidence, and that’s a good thing. There’s also less negative movement on the scale of conditions.
Uncertainty influences confidence, and it’s logical to see a slide when major economic factors underpin the way we live and work. Business owners and tenants are facing changes to land tax, the continuing drought is affecting the majority of the nation, the economy is tight, interest rates have been cut to historic lows and there’s a steady stream of commentary around international instability – whether it’s Brexit, Trump or US/China relations.
But the bigger question to be asked by all businesses when they start talking confidence is whether their own circumstances are being affected by internal factors – such as overheads, sales, profitability and wages – or incessant external noise.
If the rumblings are internal, then a business owner could do well to focus on controlling what they can control. When times were tight a decade ago, business owners pulled up their socks and played to the best of their ability. They got on with doing business and shut out the external noise.
Control what you can, whether it’s executing growth plans or focusing on productivity. Review your strategy and operations, embrace technology and seek advice from people who can take a different outlook.
It’s concerning that we’ve now had a number of state-based negative surveys. Pessimism can feed on itself and have a detrimental impact on an entire state’s psyche. But just like a footy team at the end of the season, if we work hard and focus on what we do best, there’s no reason why we can’t climb the ladder again.
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