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.
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.
Whatever your needs, we have the expert resources to create the best outcome for you and your business. As our client, you’ll benefit from our integrated services model that puts you at the core of its business.
We create and implement personal wealth plans and tax strategies that give our clients greater certainty that their financial and personal goals will be met.
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By CASSANDRA MACOLINO
SENIOR ADVISOR, WEALTH ADVISORY | ADELAIDE
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We all know there are many more thought processes that go into having a baby besides just the question to be addressed here – can I afford this? However if you can rest easy knowing what is expected financially, then I will need to leave the rest up to you. Here are the top eight financial things to check before you go down this path:
Do you get paid maternity leave through your employer?
Have you got any Annual Leave or Long Service leave accrued – sometimes you may like to take this on a part pay basis to get it spread over the entire year you may like to take off.
Human Services provide financial support for up to 18 weeks at minimum wage and this can be paid directly from them or through your employer. You need to meet a work test to receive this payment and it is not payable whilst receiving other benefits.
Dad and Partner Pay is also available and pays minimum wage for a period of 2 weeks.
Once you have had the baby Family Tax Benefits and parenting payments may also be available depending on your situation.
It’s a good idea to check what you are actually entitled to if you plan to go through the private health care system. One word of warning is that even having the top level of cover won’t mean there aren’t out of pocket expenses. Private health insurance only kicks in once you are in the hospital meaning that you are paying the gap to see your private doctor, as well as paying for scans along with the hospital gap that your fund may charge you. Expect an out of pocket expense of having your baby in the private system of around $3000.
There are other options such as the public system or a GP shared maternity care program that can be investigated.
Can your home loan repayments afford you to drop to a one income household? Getting advice on this early and restructuring to make the most of your situation is definitely important. You can consider offset accounts or interest only repayment options.Just remember reducing your repayments is a short term fix – this loan still needs to be repaid and changes to your future incomes should be considered when taking out the loan.
How much will it cost to raise a child and how much are you willing to go without? The initial years of having a family don’t impact too badly on your spending (probably just your income) with the average couple aged under 35 spending $1429 per week and the average couple with kids under 5 spending $1484 per week (see https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/ for other statistical data).
So many people wait until they are pregnant before reviewing their life issuance requirements but this can seriously hinder the type of insurance and the conditions around it that you can get. Have this sorted out earlier by a qualified expert in the field and ask that they insure you with the expectation that you will have children in the future.
Have you thought about the cost of childcare? Especially the cost of childcare on a part time salary. This will need to be factored into your budget planning and can influence your decision on how many days you return to work for.
Not to dwell on the morbid but this is the time when one’s thoughts turn to protecting their families in the case anything should go wrong. Write your wills in contemplation of children and ensure to include a guardian for them. Also make sure you get your Power of Attorney and Advanced Care Directive done at the same time.
Women live longer and hence require more superannuation savings to get them through and yet our superannuation takes a hit at times when we take unpaid leave. You should consider ways to keep your superannuation growing – consider the government co-contribution or spouse tax offset or just non concessional contributions. You can also consider increasing your superannuation contributions upon your return to work.
If you need assistance with your financial situation, drop me an email email@example.com or call on 08 8409 4333.
Cassandra is the mother of two young boys and Senior Advisor at William Buck. She has been assisting clients achieve their financial goals for over 10 years with a focus on holistic strategic financial advice.
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