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
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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By Nikki Page
FINANCIAL OFFICER, BUSINESS ADVISORY | ADELAIDE
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With many Australians still eyeing property as part of their wealth and retirement strategy, it’s more important than ever to make a wise investment choice. There are a few things to consider before you invest.
Do your research
Recommendations and reports can be helpful but nothing beats first-hand experience when it comes to property. Spend time in the suburbs you are researching and take note of what is hot and what is not. Are the local shops busy? Are the schools in high demand? Are people out and about in parks and playgrounds? Is there a changing demographic in the area? Are a younger generation populating the area? Remember, it’s not about whether you would like to live there, but rather the suburb or town’s ability to attract and retain others so it is important to detach yourself emotionally when searching for the right property.
Capital growth is important but so too is cash flow. Do your homework on vacancy rates and rental returns in your target market. An empty property won’t repay your loan. A vacancy rate of two – three per cent is desirable. A higher vacancy rate may not signal a poor investment – just as a low vacancy rate is no guarantee – but it does mean being prepared to cover any rent gaps if the property is vacant. It also pays to be wary of building booms. An increase in development doesn’t necessarily equal demand, so research the volume of properties in your market, and in the pipeline, against population and jobs growth. Keep tabs on property news websites and real estate research sites for useful free stats, including vacancy rates and rental yields.
We’ve all heard about the worst house in the best street, but what about the next best or even third-best suburb? Keep an eye on sought-after suburbs and, particularly those surrounding it. As popularity drives up prices in one postcode, it’s not uncommon for demand to eventually ripple out to one or two suburbs further. Use the current hotspots for renters and buyers as pointers to more affordable, emerging locations nearby.
What should you pay?
The saying that a property is only worth what someone is prepared to pay rings true. However, what should you pay? An independent property valuation might have the answer. We have access to RP Data which provides an indication of expected value and also expected rent depending on recent sales and leases surrounding the property. If you have found a desired property, we also have access to upfront valuations with various lenders to obtain the best outcome for you. It is important to seek advice on what you can afford to determine what you should pay for a property. We can assist with that also.
Infrastructure is key when it comes to property. Renters are looking for convenience and connectivity, which means reliable public transport, easy shopping and proximity to jobs. Ask the local council what projects are on the slate to improve access, drive economic growth or regenerate disused zones.
Capital gains vs rental return
Rent is your cash flow to retain the property, but capital gain is what creates equity and an opportunity to secure other investments. New investors should aim to strike a balance between a sustainable rental return and a steady increase in value over time.
Get your strata straight
If buying an apartment, make sure you know exactly what’s included in the strata title and have it included in the sale contract. Is there, for example, a garage, and parking space or storage facilities? Apartments also attract body corporate fees. Usually, the fancier the complex – pool, gym, plush gardens – the higher the fees. Ask to review the financials in the body corporate disclosure. This will tell you how much is in the sinking fund for building repairs or upgrades, and what projects are being planned. An insufficient sinking fund could mean owners are asked to cough up for extraordinary expenses such as roof replacement or external rendering. You should also check the disclosure for adequate insurance cover on the building and other communal assets. If underinsured, and disaster strikes, owners could be asked to make up the difference on repairs.