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.
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This year is big for NFPs that report in compliance with accounting standards.
The following complex accounting standards apply for annual reporting commencing on or after 1 January. Year-enders on 31 December are first cabs off the rank. The standards to watch out for are:
AASB 15 Revenue from Contacts with Customer is operative for NFPs for financial years that began on 1 January 2019. Implementation guidance and illustrative examples may be consulted.
The Australian Accounting Standards Board late last year issued amending standard AASB 2018-8 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Right-of-Use Assets of Not-for-profit Entities, which affects leases.
AASB 2018-8 provides a temporary option for NFP lessees to elect to measure a class (or classes) of right-of-use assets arising under ‘concessionary leases’ at initial recognition, either:
There are important disclosure requirements where the ‘cost’ option is chosen.
This extra information helps financial-statements users to assess:
Information must be provided separately for each material lease that has significantly below-market terms and conditions principally to enable the entity to further its objectives or in aggregate for leases involving right-of-use assets of a similar nature.
You will need to consider the level of detail necessary to satisfy the disclosure objective and how much emphasis to place on each of the various requirements.
Remember to aggregate or disaggregate disclosures so that useful information is not obscured by either the inclusion of a large amount of insignificant detail or the aggregation of items that have substantially different characteristics.
If you are looking for application of accounting standards, they are identified in AASB 1057 Application of Australian Accounting Standards. Its objective is to specify the types of entities and financial statements to which Australian Accounting Standards (including Interpretations) apply. Australian Accounting Standards Board staff have posted eight new frequently-asked questions that will help NFPs.
They concern AASB 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, AASB 1058 Income of Not-for-Profit Entities and AASB 16 Leases.
They cover the standards’ scopes and effective dates, performance obligations under research grants, and identifying and recognising performance obligations in NFP schools.
Are you a not-for-profit entity with December year-end that receives research grants? If so, you will now have an option to apply the AASB 15 Revenue from contracts with customers and AASB 1058 Income of Not-for-profit entities to research grants for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 July (instead of 1 January) last year.
AASB 2019-6 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Research Grants and Not-for Profit Entities provides you with an extended implementation period for research grants only.
It also amends illustrative examples accompanying AASB 15.
Under AASB 2019-4 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Disclosure in Special Purpose Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Private Sector Entities on Compliance with Recognition and Measurement Requirements new disclosures are required – effective for annual reporting periods ending on or after 30 June.
The extra disclosures will provide clarity on compliance with the recognition and measurement requirements in Australian Accounting Standards.
Research has shown that the quality of disclosures in a significant number of special-purpose statements has not been enough to enable a user to determine what additional information they might need. For example, 44 percent of medium and large charities lodging SPFSs with the ACNC failed to clarify whether they complied with recognition and measurement demands of accounting standards.
NFPs are not required to change existing accounting policies.
You must disclose why you chose to prepare an SPFS.
Except for consolidation and equity accounting, for each material accounting policy applied and disclosed that does not comply with recognition and measurement requirements in Australian accounting standards, you must indicate where it does not comply, or disclose that an assessment of compliance has not been made, and whether or not the SPFS complies overall with the recognition and measurement requirements or state that such an assessment has not been made.
If the NFP entity has determined that its interests in other entities give rise to interests in subsidiaries, associates or joint ventures it must disclose whether or not it has consolidated or equity-accounted for those interests in accordance with the requirements in AASB 10 Consolidated Financial statements and AASB 128 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures.
If it has not, it must say so and say why.
If the NFP entity has not made this assessment and was not required by legislation to do so, it must instead disclose that no assessment has been made.
Implementation guidance and illustrative examples to help preparers understand the new disclosures is available.