We’re accountants and advisors who have a deep understanding of the tech sector. Helping tech companies to grow from startup to exit, our passion is working with people who put everything into a business to commercialise ideas that change lives.

We’ve built our experience over the years working with the tech sector to deliver services such as tax advisory, virtual CFO, outsourced accounting, capital raising, M&A advisory, structuring for international expansion, R&D tax incentive claims, employee share schemes, valuations and ESIC advisory.

Who we serve

SaaS and cloud Blockchain
IoT Fintech
Mobile and apps Agritech
Data science Edutech
Digital media Regtech
Advanced manufacturing Medtech/Biotech
AI, machine learning and automation Virtual/augmented reality 

Services that grow with you

You’ll have a core team as your first point of contact, who can bring in other specialised capabilities at the right time to provide you with holistic advice through a ‘One Firm’ approach.

Our goal is to be your trusted advisor and sounding board on all financial matters by providing transparent and honest advice.

We’re accessible. You’ll meet every team member on your account and have access to us on a timely basis.

Resources to go global

When you go global, we’re your overseas landing pad.

Our Praxity network has over 700+ offices in 110 countries and most major cities. We have the global reach to help you access overseas markets and investors.

No matter the market or business model, we can provide the support you need to make your mark on the world.

COVID-19 and Startups

Learn about the latest government support for startups such as the JobKeeper Program, and the expert tips that will help you evolve and emerge stronger...

Our services

Employee share schemes >

Competition for talent is fierce. Attract, retain and motivate the best people with the right employee share scheme. We will help you navigate the complex commercial, valuation and tax considerations to deliver a highly effective ESS which aligns company interest with that of the employees.

Accounting and CFO services >

We are strong believers in establishing a robust and efficient accounting system that makes use of cloud and automation. To optimise your finances, we can help manage your cashflow, establish financial reporting systems and deliver virtual CFO services.

See more on Outsourced Accounting >

Tax advice and compliance >

Despite the prevailing image of the loss-making tech company, tax is an ongoing consideration for the tech sector. We are a team of tax professionals who use forward-planning to deliver the sharpest solutions in the market in an approachable and commercially-realistic manner for tech companies, founders and investors. Our deep experience in Capital Gains Tax, shareholder issues, restructuring, international tax, tax concessions and business sales and acquisitions can position you to take full advantage of opportunities and avoid common industry pitfalls.

R&D Tax Incentive >

Not all R&D claims are created equal. Our holistic approach harnesses effective forward-planning to get the best results and withstand ATO scrutiny of the technology sector. To minimise the burden on your development and promote efficiency of the claim process, we will utilise existing internal records and adopt efficient interview techniques.

Corporate advisory >

Raising capital, working with investors and preparing for a liquidity event – these are of crucial importance yet they distract you from your core business. Our experienced corporate advisors specialise in “investor readiness”, preparing for a liquidity event, financial modelling and valuation.

Audit >

Having your financial statements audited is a key step towards a successful exit via IPO or being acquired. Our client experience is unique – we are supportive and seek to work with you to navigate the complex financial reporting and auditing standards so that the burden on your finance team is minimised. We believe that this collaborative experience is key to auditing technology companies whose internal processes and controls have yet to adapt to the rapid growth in scale and complexity of their business model.

Other grants and incentives >

Grants are an important source of non-dilutive capital. For Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) tax incentives, we can advise on your eligibility and seek ATO rulings. We prepare Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) claims and provide guidance on other government grants.

IPO >

The path to IPO is a complex one. Our specialist services catering for IPOs include advice on the listing process, audit, Investigating Accountant Reports, strategic advice and introductions to brokers.

Networking and mentoring >

We are passionate advocates of the technology ecosystem. Through mentoring and facilitating introductions within our network of contacts, we extend our contribution to the sector by paying it forward.

Resources

Why hiring a virtual CFO can be a game-changer

9 common accounting mistakes of fast-growing startups – and how to avoid them

Four tips to secure adequate cash flow for your startup

5 tips for structuring (and restructuring) startups

Latest updates

Podcasts

The Jumpstart Series

The Jumpstart Series – uncovering the financial strategies to successfully scale a tech company. If you’re interested to know how some of the best tech companies got to where they are, then this is the podcast for you. We’ll be sitting down with founders, experts and investors to discuss their experiences and insights on the realities of managing business finances and gaining a competitive edge.

We’ll also be having some fun along the way, so join us!

Listen now >

Upcoming events
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Save the date!

Spark Festival is Australia’s largest event for startups, innovators and entrepeneurs.

In 2020 the Spark Festival program will be taking place online, bringing together people and organisations from across Australia, from October 12 to 23.

Visit Spark Festival for more information.

Partnerships
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About the William Buck and Spark Festival partnership

As startup-friendly accountants and advisors, we understand the passion and the pain of a startup’s journey.

Our business experiences mean we know the challenges of being a startup, whether it be scaling, raising capital, attracting talent or navigating the changing regulatory environment.

We also know the opportunities startups have when they’re part of a network – thriving in an ecosystem where they can be inspired, supported and united for success.

That’s why, as business enablers, we’re following that Spark.

Find out more about the William Buck and Spark Festival partnernship >  

About the William Buck and StartUp Victoria partnership

With every stage of business growth comes new challenges and compliance regulations, as well as employee and business changes. Our specialised team has a full service offering available to guide StartUp Victoria members through each stage of building a profitable start-up company. Our dedicated start-up and technology team are resourced with scientists and business advisors to assist with your journey from ideation to commercialisation.

Find out more about StartUp Victoria >

About the William Buck and IPO Network partnership

The IPO Network was established in 2010 to assist companies to successfully navigate the ASX-listing process and beyond. We bring together diverse range of skills in a co-ordinated manner essential to meeting the far-reaching requirements of listing a technology company on the ASX. As a network of professional services businesses, we work together to deliver high quality services in a cost-efficient manner, maximising shareholder value, successfully listing equities and provide ongoing support services beyond the IPO.

Find out more about the IPO Network >

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