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.
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.
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.
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By Professor Leon Piterman AM
Described by media as a ‘rampage,’ last month’s fatal car attack on pedestrians in Melbourne’s Bourke Street left Australia reeling.
As the headlines dissipate, life carries on as normal for most… but not for the victims’ families, emergency response teams and onlookers. Many who are involved in, or bear witness to, tragic events such as the Bourke Street attack or Sydney Lindt Café siege can go on to be impacted in ways that have serious issues on their relationships, work and day-to-day life.
Today, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is so commonplace that it’s become part of our everyday lexicon. As we deal with an increasing number of traumatic events, many General Practitioners are left asking; how do I spot PTSD? What are the latest treatment options? And how best can I help my patients?
The earliest systematic description of this disorder was “shell shock”, a term coined in 1917 in the midst of WW1. This afflicted one in seven troops, and in total 80,000 British troops were treated for “shell shock”, many of them not front line troops.
While many of our WW1, WW2 and Vietnam veterans suffered in silence, turned to alcohol, drugs and violent behaviour or simply became chronically anxious or depressed, the recognition of this syndrome has meant that early intervention using a range of established and novel treatments is improving outcomes.
More recently, 250,000 US troops and 3,000 Australian troops involved in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts have been diagnosed with and treated for PTSD.
Of course, PTSD is not confined to those serving in theatres of war. It can affect anyone exposed directly or even vicariously to trauma which is perceived to be life threatening. This includes traffic and work related accidents, natural disasters, criminal and terrorist acts, child abuse, and domestic violence. Those afflicted may not be the direct victims of the trauma but may have witnessed its horrific outcomes.
It’s estimated that the life time prevalence rate of PTSD in Australia is 7.2%, with a 12-month rate of 4.4%.
PTSD has a range of clinical manifestations. These include: recurrent intrusive memories, nightmares, poor sleep, flashbacks, negative thoughts and feelings, self-blame, physiological reactions such as sweats, palpitations, chest pains on exposure to cues, exaggerated startle response (for example to loud noise), avoidance behaviour, aggressive behaviour, loss of interest and poor concentration.
Symptoms that last longer than a month and interfere with a patient’s normal social, occupational, or day to day functions are likely associated with PTSD. It’s worth noting, however, that some of these symptoms are also manifestations of depression and anxiety.
Treatment of PTSD includes both psychological as well as pharmacological approaches. Early intervention generally provides better outcomes.
Psychological treatments include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) which involves talking about and reliving painful memories, Eye Movement Desensitisation Processing (EMDR), while thinking about painful memories focusing on other activities, such as eye movements or hand tapping.
Drug treatment includes the use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) which are also used to treat depression and anxiety.
Not everyone exposed to trauma will develop PTSD. For example, of the 2 million US troops who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, only around 10% developed PTSD. This raises interesting research questions regarding individual susceptibility. A better understanding of the neurobiology of PTSD is emerging which may help identify those most at risk as well as developing targeted therapies.
The latest research and treatment in PTSD will be presented by global experts at the International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health in Jerusalem on 21-23 May 2017.
Organised by the University of Melbourne, Monash University and William Buck’s partner Hadassah Australia this international conference will focus on the diagnosis and management of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions.
Please visit www.traumaandmentalhealthconference.org for information on the program and speakers.