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Media Centre

Here you will find up-to-date media information, including press releases, media kits and our media contacts.

Welcome to William Buck’s media centre. Here you will find our latest media releases, facts about our business and information about our specialist advisors.

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Our advisors understand what is newsworthy, and have experience and training in working with media representatives. Our spokespeople can provide timely, information to finance and business editors seeking quick turn-around commentary on topical issues.

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Dani’s contact details are:

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Recent Media Centre Updates:

Budget a missed opportunity, hampering growth for Aus business

By William Buck on 07/05/2021

In the lead up to May 11, our experts weigh in on their expectations and wish lists. While likely a ‘poll winner’ – the post-pandemic…

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Expect carnage” – new reporting requirements could cause mass exodus of AFSL licensees

By William Buck on 07/05/2021

Commentary from Nicholas Benbow, Director Audit and Assurance at William Buck Accountants and Advisors AFSL licensees will be caught in the crossfire of new financial…

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Revenue multiples for Aus tech companies 25% higher than US – can valuations hold? | Media Release

By William Buck on 30/04/2021

There’s been much talk recently around whether we are in another “tech bubble”, as valuations of tech companies close in on those seen during the…

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With JobKeeper ending – what’s next for struggling businesses?

By William Buck on 24/03/2021

A deluge of insolvencies is on the horizon with JobKeeper ending in a week, impacting on the cash flow of businesses and slashing the spending…

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Karl Bennett joins William Buck New Zealand as Director, Corporate Advisory

By William Buck on 16/03/2021

Leading mid-tier accounting and advisory firm William Buck has strengthened its Corporate Advisory team with a new director appointment. Highly experienced Chartered Accountant (CA) Karl…

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William Buck expands its tax team, delivering on firmwide growth strategy

By William Buck on 15/02/2021

Leading mid-tier accounting and advisory firm William Buck has strengthened its Tax Services team with new appointments in New South Wales and South Australia. Highly…

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Melbourne fintech startup assists Australians to seek help with their bills

By William Buck on 05/02/2021

A first of its kind fintech startup developed by key players in the Melbourne tech scene, will assist Australians to seek help with their bills.…

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William Buck explores options for struggling businesses to help halt a deluge of insolvencies

By William Buck on 05/02/2021

Anticipating a spate of insolvencies this year as we continue to grapple with the economic fallout of the pandemic, William Buck has created a series…

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Global appointment reflects William Buck’s commitment to Asia Pacific region

By William Buck on 03/02/2021

Ruby Cheung, Director at William Buck has been elected Chair of the Praxity Alliance’s Asia Pacific Region. Welcoming Ruby to the role, Graeme Gordon, Chief…

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Federal Budget 2020: five key focuses for SME business

By William Buck on 06/10/2020

Last night, the Federal Government announced more than $30 billion in tax cuts for business as part of its 2020 Federal Budget. Two initiatives, an…

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FBT changes will have little impact and be too late

By William Buck on 05/10/2020

While William Buck welcomes today’s announcement that the Government will remove Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) on employer-provided training and expand access to small businesses, these…

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Federal Budget 2020 – a missed opportunity to make substantive reforms

By William Buck on 05/10/2020

In the lead up to a Federal Budget that’s tipped to leave the economy in deficit until at least 2030, directors from William Buck Accountants…

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William Buck merges with MacKenzie Advisory

By William Buck on 31/08/2020

South Australia’s largest locally owned and operated accounting and advisory firm, William Buck, is merging with Adelaide-based MacKenzie Advisory. The merger, effective from September 1,…

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Rising star appointed as Director at William Buck

By William Buck on 30/06/2020

Accounting and advisory firm William Buck has promoted Andrew Barlow to the position of Director within its leading Wealth Advisory division. It is the second promotion in two years for Andrew who joined William Buck in 2013, initially as a senior paraplanner, and last year was appointed to the position of Principal. “Andrew is an [...] Read More >

Change is coming to South Australia’s economic engine room

By Jamie Mckeough on 29/06/2020

This was first published in The Adelaide Advertiser on 27 June. South Australia’s economic engine room is headed for a major upheaval that will reshape the SME landscape as we know it. The widespread consumer, industry and government response to the Covid-19 pandemic is causing a seismic shift in the fundamentals of SA’s business sector. [...] Read More >

William Buck Restructuring & Insolvency completes sale of MyHouse retail business

By William Buck on 10/06/2020

Michael Brereton and Sean Wengel, the administrators of MyHouse, have successfully completed the sale of the MyHouse retail business to Global Retail Brands Australia Pty Ltd. After a lengthy sale process, exacerbated by the difficult retail environment, William Buck has completed the sale of the MyHouse retail business comprising 23 stores and its online presence [...] Read More >

Agricultural sector a source of confidence for South Australia in tough times

By William Buck on 05/05/2020

For almost 75 years, advisory and accounting firm William Buck has been working with primary producers and agribusiness operators right across South Australia. While the COVID-19 pandemic brings with it a range of very real challenges for farmers and regional communities, William Buck’s Head of Agribusiness Ben Trengove said SA was better positioned than most [...] Read More >

Federal Court approves William Buck’s application to extend MyHouse convening period

By William Buck on 24/04/2020

William Buck Restructuring & Insolvency have obtained orders from the Federal Court to extend the convening period to hold the second meeting of MyHouse (Australia) Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed)’s creditors from 27 April to 27 May 2020. This will enable Michael Brereton and Sean Wengel, as the Administrators of MyHouse, to progress negotiations for a [...] Read More >

Flawed JobKeeper Payment could cause more harm to small businesses

By Greg Travers on 15/04/2020

Australia’s JobKeeper Payment will be a saviour for many businesses and their employees, but draft rules implementing the initiative contain a fatal flaw that will likely mean thousands of employees of small businesses miss out on the $1500 payment. For many businesses, the JobKeeper Payment will provide a financial safety net that enables them to [...] Read More >

William Buck bolsters private office Wealth Services

By William Buck on 29/03/2020

Leading accounting and advisory firm William Buck has appointed Andrew Bradley to its specialist South Australian Private Office wealth team. A highly experienced executive and financial advisor, Mr Bradley joins William Buck in the position of Private Office Senior Advisor. “Andrew is a very impressive individual with outstanding experience and expertise,” William Buck SA Managing [...] Read More >

Urgent expressions of interest | MyHouse

By William Buck on 24/03/2020

MyHouse (Aust) Pty Limited (Administrators Appointed) "MyHouse" Michael Brereton and Sean Wengel as administrators of MyHouse seek urgent expressions of interest in MyHouse’s business through: The acquisition of the business and assets or The recapitalisation by way of a Deed of Company Arrangement MyHouse have been creating quality bedding and homewares for over 60 years [...] Read More >

William Buck appointed Voluntary Administrators of MyHouse

By William Buck on 19/03/2020

Directors Michael Brereton and Sean Wengel of William Buck Restructuring & Insolvency were today appointed Voluntary Administrators of MyHouse (Aust) Pty Limited trading as MyHouse. Mr Brereton said “MyHouse, which has 38 stores across New South Wales and an online presence, has been impacted by an increasingly weak retail environment and difficulties in the market [...] Read More >

William Buck Group seals fourth M&A deal in 12 months

By William Buck on 03/02/2020

Commentary from Nikolas Hatzistergos, Chair at William Buck Accountants and Advisors and Managing Director, NSW Leading mid-tier accounting firm William Buck has today announced its fourth merger in twelve months, continuing a growth trajectory that’s seen the firm double in size over five years. I am pleased to announce that effective from 1 February William [...] Read More >

Investing in sustainable industries

By Adrian Frinsdorf on 10/01/2020

With climate change dominating the global headlines, it’s not surprising that more investors are turning their attention to sustainable industries. And for good reason. Reputable fund managers in this space have rewarded Australian investors seeking exposure to international companies with a focus on environmental sustainability and resource efficiency. High quality, growth-oriented companies operating within these [...] Read More >

Unlocking drought finance support

By Ben Trengove on 10/01/2020

South Australian farmers affected by drought may qualify for low interest drought loans to help ease financial pressure or fund new investment. Accounting and advisory firm William Buck is working with agricultural and rural businesses seeking to access available external funding. “Many farmers are doing it tough right now and facing significant balance sheet pressure,” [...] Read More >

When is a trustee’s work done? A registered trustee’s perspective

By Sean Wengel on 20/12/2019

This article was originally published in the Australian Financial Security Authority PIR Newsletter on 4 December, 2019 (Volume 17, Issue 4). Registered trustee Sean Wengel of William Buck shares his perspectives on the powers and obligations of trustees well after a regulated debtor is discharged from bankruptcy. A trustee might continue to realise assets, prosecute [...] Read More >

William Buck takes a strategic equity partnership in digital transformation agency Revium

By Lindsay Holloway on 26/11/2019

As William Buck approaches its 125th year of business, it continues its growth trajectory by expanding its service offering with digital transformation agency Revium. William Buck drives a new way forward for Australian mid-tier accounting and advisory firms by providing a new digital, customer experience and data capability service offering through partnering with award-winning digital [...] Read More >

South Australia business sector can rise above confidence challenges

By Jamie Mckeough on 22/11/2019

The latest Business SA – William Buck Survey of Business Expectations shows confidence has fallen for the third consecutive quarter. On first reading it paints an alarming picture for the local business sector and the state. However after much analysis and the temptation for hand-wringing, I really don’t think things are that bad. Yes, confidence [...] Read More >

Tips to a well-heeled life for South Australia

By William Buck on 15/11/2019

South Australian professional women have greater access to wealth creation opportunities than ever before, yet many still lack the financial security they deserve in retirement. William Buck’s Wealth Advisory Director Janine Williamson said more women are now in senior positions across industry and on career paths to management and leadership roles. “This brings higher earning [...] Read More >

Digital and M&A skills key for boards seeking growth

By Jamie Mckeough on 12/11/2019

This article was originally published in the Adelaide Advertiser on 12 November, 2019 (p.30). Directors with experience in mergers and acquisitions will be in strong demand in 2020 and beyond as more companies look to non-organic means to maintain growth, says a leading business and board advisor. William Buck SA managing director Jamie McKeough said [...] Read More >

William Buck expands R&D grants and incentives services for South Australia businesses

By William Buck on 09/09/2019

Accounting and Business Advisory firm William Buck is bolstering its support of local SMEs undertaking Research & Development (R&D). William Buck’s Adelaide-based R&D Grants and Incentives team has been expanded to assist local businesses investing in new products and services to identify and source potential funding support. “We see our role as helping South Australian [...] Read More >

William Buck QLD merges with Accounting One

By William Buck on 07/07/2019

Left to right: Angela Palmer, Paul Copeland and Kaye Worthington Our William Buck Queensland team have announced the acquisition of an accounting firm, today. Accounting One will move into the William Buck Gold Coast office, as they continue to strengthen their local presence as leading advisors to the middle market. Junaide Latif, Managing Director at William [...] Read More >

Internal promotions drive organic growth across the William Buck group

By William Buck on 01/07/2019

William Buck have announced the promotion of three new directors and three principals across the group, as of July 1, 2019. William Buck congratulate the following internal promotions, indicative of  increased growth across the group: New South Wales — Lynda Clark, Director — Charis Liew, Director — Nick Kenny, Director — Ricardo Poletti, Principal South [...] Read More >

William Buck SA merges with Tregloans

By William Buck on 30/06/2019

Accounting and advisory firm William Buck is merging with established Adelaide-based chartered accounting firm Tregloans. The merger, effective from July 1, further strengthens William Buck’s reputation as a leading provider of specialist services to mid-market businesses and high net worth individuals. As part of the merger, Tregloans’ two partners Michael Fairlie and Luciana Larkin as [...] Read More >

Seasonal holiday homes on ATO radar this tax season

By William Buck on 26/06/2019

Commentary from Craig Barry, Director of Tax Services at William Buck Accountants and Advisors Increased sophistication of data-matching means holiday houses rented on common share economy sites such as Stayz and Airbnb, that don’t derive income, will be on the ATO’s radar this tax season. The ATO are interested in periods of no tenancy - [...] Read More >

100-day action plan: a superannuation perspective

By William Buck on 22/05/2019

In continuing our election coverage, superannuation expert Tricia Kleinig discusses the top five superannuation changes that should be in Scott Morrisons first 100-day action plan.…

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The 100-day action plan

By William Buck on 21/05/2019

The top 3 things that should be in Scott Morrison’s 100-day action plan With a ‘miracle’ win for leader Scott Morrison and the Coalition over…

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Five times you might need to spend more than $3,000 on tax advice

By Greg Travers on 16/04/2019

Australia’s tax system is complex, meaning the ability for a taxpayer to comply with their obligations can be a big challenge. Recognising the likelihood that most taxpayers will require professional assistance in complying with their tax obligations, Australia’s tax laws allow taxpayers the ability to claim a tax deduction for the costs of managing their [...] Read More >

30 pc tax plan creates compliance, without the burden

By Greg Travers on 04/04/2019

94 per cent of individual taxpayers should have a 30 per cent or lower effective tax rate, by 2024/25. This is the single most effective…

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30pc tax plan is an effective anti-avoidance measure in Federal Budget

By William Buck on 03/04/2019

Commentary from Greg Travers, Group Director of Tax Services at William Buck Accountants and Advisors A leading tax expert says the 30 per cent tax plan is the most effective tax avoidance measure in the Federal Budget. Greg Travers, Group Tax Director at William Buck Accountants and Advisors, says having a 30 per cent or [...] Read More >

This Federal Budget, less is more

By Greg Travers on 03/04/2019

Sometimes less is more. The temptation for a Government is to feel that they need to announce a whole series of new tax measures every…

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Federal Budget 2019-20 update

By Greg Travers on 28/03/2019

The 2019 -20 Federal Budget is set to be handed down by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on April 2, 2019. This is Frydenberg’s first Budget and…

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What you can do about Labor’s proposed franking credit reform

By Andrew Barlow on 28/03/2019

With an election looming, it is currently forecast that Labor will take government. Perhaps Labor’s most contentious reform is the decision to remove tax refunds…

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Five tax changes Labor should make for small business

By Greg Travers on 13/03/2019

Greg Travers, Director of Tax Services at William Buck Accountants and Advisors Small businesses make up 35 per cent by value of Australia’s economy. They employ large numbers of Australians and play a key role in the prosperity of our country. Labor’s proposed tax policies target specific areas where they perceive abuse of the tax [...] Read More >

Digital marketing can be your competitive advantage – latest MWSG results out now

By William Buck on 26/02/2019

Stay ahead of your competitors – Latest insights from the Making Western Sydney Report now available Most B2B buyers perform eight to twelve online searches…

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2019 Venture Capital Report

By William Buck on 08/02/2019

Venture Capital investment in Australia reaches A$3 billion in 2018: William Buck 2019 Venture Capital Funding Report Key points in this release In the year ended 31 December 2018, the value which the Venture Capital (“VC”) groups invested in Australian deals grew by 122% to A$3 billion, compared to A$1.4 billion invested in 2017; 2018 [...] Read More >

Harnessing the economic benefits of scale in South Australia

By William Buck on 15/01/2019

A greater focus on growing the “M” in SME will help take the South Australian economy to the next level, says the head of a…

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Small companies may become large as a result of additional assets recognised under the new lease standard

By William Buck on 11/01/2019

All Australian business leases will be subject to new accounting rules from January 1 2019, which could have significant impact on an entities overall financial position. Cate Pozzi, Senior Manager Network Risk, at William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors, says under the new rules a small proprietary company meeting the gross assets test may mean [...] Read More >

What does Labor’s negative gearing mean for me?

By Greg Travers on 17/12/2018

Reform to negative gearing is one of the key tax policies of the Labor Opposition, and should they be elected into government at the next…

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Mid-tier encourages ‘fence sitters’ to innovate

By William Buck on 13/12/2018

Commentary from Dr. Rita Choueiri, Principal of Research and Development Services and Jack Qi, Tax Director. R&D tax experts say tech companies shouldn’t be deterred by the ATO's clamp-down on software companies’ eligibility for the Research and Development Incentive. Dr. Rita Choueiri, Principal of Research and Development Incentives at William Buck, says issues with R&D Tax Incentive [...] Read More >

William Buck appointed as Receivers and Managers to Carbon Energy Limited (ASX)

By William Buck on 05/12/2018

Robert Whitton, Michael Brereton and Sean Wengel, Directors of William Buck, Business Recovery Services have been appointed as Receivers and Managers to Carbon Energy Limited…

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SMSFs lowest in a decade

By Amy Kitson on 03/12/2018

According to ATO historical figures, the number of SMSFs being set up is at the lowest level in a decade. So, what’s the reason for the slow-down? We asked three experts across our network. According to our experts, policy has impacted the uptake of SMSFs. “Political risk has meant that people are concerned over the [...] Read More >

Government cuts red tape for Small-to-Medium Enterprises

By William Buck on 20/11/2018

New Thresholds for Financial Reporting of Large Pty Ltd Companies Under the Corporations Act Commentary from Nicholas Benbow, Director of Audit and Assurance at William…

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The ‘sleeper’ of Division 7a changes

By William Buck on 13/11/2018

Commentary from Greg Travers, Director of Tax Services & Head of the Network Tax Group. A tax expert says bringing in ‘Old UPEs’ into Division 7a could have a significant financial impact on mum and dad businesses. Greg Travers, Director of Tax Services and Head of the Network Tax Group, says the consultation paper on [...] Read More >

Old loans into Division 7a an ‘Achilles Heel’ for private business

By William Buck on 13/11/2018

Commentary from Greg Travers, Director of Tax Services & Head of the Network Tax Group. A tax expert says shareholders who used company money for private purposes will hurt the most if old loans are brought into Division 7a changes. Greg Travers, Director of Tax Services & Head of the Network Tax Group says the [...] Read More >

Mid-tier launches tax reform resource centre

By William Buck on 13/11/2018

Commentary from Greg Travers, Director of Tax Services & Head of the Network Tax Group. Australian private businesses now have access to a tax reform resource centre with the launch of a platform by William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors. Greg Travers said the dedicated platform launching on Tuesday 14 November, will house timely resources [...] Read More >

Taxation for Private Companies set for major shakeup

By William Buck on 09/11/2018

The following commentary is attributed from Greg Travers, Director of Tax Services and Head of the Network Tax Group at William Buck. Experts say taxation of private companies in Australia is set for a major shakeup after the Treasury released a consultation paper on changes to Division 7A. Greg Travers Director of Tax Services at [...] Read More >

William Buck liquidator appointed as Receiver to Goldsky

By William Buck on 02/11/2018

Anthony (Tony) Castley, Director Business Recovery Services at William Buck, has been appointed as the Receiver and Manager to the Property of Goldsky and Kenneth Grace. On 29th October 2018, a court order was obtained by the Australian Securities and Investment Committee (ASIC), whereby the Queensland Supreme Court appointed Tony Castley, Director of William Buck [...] Read More >

Health Innovation Series drives NSW Government MedTech strategy

By William Buck on 25/10/2018

Congratulations to NSW Government who announced their medical technology development strategy 2018 yesterday, with the aim of advancing the MedTech ecosystem for innovation and positioning NSW as a premier destination for medical technological development. The Hon. Bradley Hazzard MP, Minister for Health, and Minister for Medical Research said in the report; ‘the strategy recognises the [...] Read More >

William Buck strengthens Victorian team with appointment of two new directors

By William Buck on 15/10/2018

William Buck Victoria have announced the appointment of two new Wealth Advisory directors as they continue to strengthen their presence as leading advisors to the…

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Protecting yourself from the downside of crowd sourced funding For business and investors

By Amy Kitson on 14/09/2018

The Australian Federal Parliament recently passed an amended 2017 Equity Crowdfunding legislation, granting Small-to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) relatively inexpensive and timely access to capital markets,…

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William Buck Queensland announces acquisition of boutique firm

By William Buck on 04/09/2018

William Buck Queensland have announced the acquisition of a boutique firm, as they continue to strengthen their local presence as leading advisors to the middle…

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Tips to improve the relationship between a CFO and a board

By William Buck on 19/07/2018

Chief Financial Officers hold an integral position within an organisation’s most senior ranks but communication breakdowns can put their relationship with the Board at serious…

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Successful Habits of High Net Worth Investors

By William Buck on 17/07/2018

If you had a spare $10 million to invest – what would you do? Buy overseas shares, purchase property, buy a boat or two or…

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Learning and development drives organic growth at William Buck

By William Buck on 12/07/2018

Commentary from Nick Hatzistergos, Chairman at William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors. William Buck is on track to meet its 2018 growth strategy of ten percent, announcing eighteen executive promotions in the last six months. Nick Hatzistergos Chairman of William Buck, says the announcement demonstrates organic growth with purpose, crediting their firm-wide commitment to learning [...] Read More >

New Chief Operating Officer Appointed in South Australia

By William Buck on 11/07/2018

Amanda Anderson has been appointed Chief Operating Officer with William Buck South Australia. A Chartered Accountant with over 27 years’ experience, she will be responsible…

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Client-First Mindset Fuels Growth for William Buck SA

By William Buck on 11/07/2018

Already ranked among SA’s largest accounting and advisory firms, William Buck Adelaide is looking to cement its reputation as the leading provider of specialist services…

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William Buck Director, Leo Tutt Awarded Member of the Order of Australia

By William Buck on 13/06/2018

Congratulations to Leo Tutt AM, Director and Group Leader of Audit and Assurance at William Buck, who was appointed a Member of the Order of…

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Compliant SMSF’s are budget winners, but auditors have questions

By William Buck on 12/05/2018

Commentary from Charis Liew, Head of Superannuation Services at William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors and Robert Allan, Managing Director at AllSuper. Registered SMSF auditors are preparing to lobby government, in response to the Federal Budget announcement to change the audit cycle for SMSFs. Under the new measures, effective 1 July 2019, self-managed superannuation funds [...] Read More >

More compliance burden for R&D Incentive claimants

By William Buck on 10/05/2018

Federal Budget papers released by the Australian Government on Tuesday, reveal that R&D tax incentive claimants including SMEs and the start-up sector may be faced with additional compliance burden. Under the new measures effective July 1 2018, there will be additional funding for enforcement activity allocated to the Tax Office and AusIndustry. Jack Qi, Director [...] Read More >

The unintended benefits of a 32% effective tax rate

By William Buck on 10/05/2018

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s budget announcement to immediately lower tax rates will also have the unintended benefit of reducing tax avoidance.  The proposed personal tax rate changes mean by 2024-25, 94 per cent of individuals will have a 32.5 percent or lower effective tax rate. Greg Travers, Director of Tax Services says while the government may [...] Read More >

For SMEs, Budget silence is golden

By William Buck on 10/05/2018

Small to Medium Enterprises across the nation can get on with running their business, after Tuesday's Federal Budget focused on integrity measures rather than imposing significant additional compliance. Greg Travers, Director of Tax Services at William Buck Chartered Accountants said this was a welcome change; recognising that most Small to Medium Enterprises need less of a [...] Read More >

Victorian Budget signals warning for residential construction industry

By William Buck on 04/05/2018

Comments from Neil Brennan, Director of Business Advisory at William Buck Chartered Accountants. The residential construction industry has raised concerns of a declining demand for…

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Don’t cap funding to R&D – Improve the integrity of the system that supports it

By William Buck on 02/05/2018

R&D experts are urging government to rethink administrative functions of the R&D Tax Incentive Scheme, rather than impose more limitations on innovative enterprises in next week's Federal Budget. Dr. Rita Choueiri, Principal of R&D Incentives at Chartered Accounting and Advisory firm William Buck, says having R&D-specific professionals registered under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, [...] Read More >

Budget 2018: A tax list without the sugar on top

By Greg Travers on 02/05/2018

Originally Published in The Australian, May 7 2018. This week’s Federal Budget is a pre-election budget and they often bring out short term “sugar hit”…

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Building brand equity at board level

By William Buck on 16/04/2018

Driving brand value within an organisation should not be the sole responsibility of the marketing department, a gathering of leading finance industry professionals was told…

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Creating and maintaining a Board for the times

By William Buck on 12/04/2018

A board not in step with its organisation’s lifecycle can become a major impediment to business growth, a leading finance industry forum in Adelaide was…

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William Buck Auckland responds to growth in the Golden Triangle

By William Buck on 09/04/2018

Market growth across the Golden Triangle has seen Chartered Accountant and advisory firm William Buck Auckland respond to demand, announcing a merger with Ingham Mora…

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William Buck expands footprint with ambitious growth strategy

By William Buck on 13/02/2018

Chartered accounting and advisory firm William Buck boosts its business advisory capabilities with the recent acquisition of NSW-based firm, Elliott House. This latest merger represents…

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William Buck’s International alliance named Association of Year at IAB Awards

By William Buck on 09/10/2017

Praxity – William Buck’s international alliance – has been named Association of the Year at the 2016 International Accounting Bulletin Awards. It is the second…

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William Buck kicks off support of gender equality through VAFA Premier Women’s sponsorship

By William Buck on 06/07/2017

William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors in Victoria is delighted to sponsor the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) women’s competition in a three year sponsorship…

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Why I’m positive about the future for South Australia

By Jamie Mckeough on 05/07/2017

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing in recent months about the South Australian economy. Rarely a week goes by without another media report citing a…

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2017 Federal Budget: The Government takes “feather’ to fixing housing affordability

By William Buck on 09/05/2017

Comments from Greg Travers, Tax Director and Head of Tax Focus Group, William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors While the Government feels it has taken a scalpel…

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Finding the silver lining in coming superannuation changes

By William Buck on 02/05/2017

The 2016-17 Federal Budget delivered a surprise number of changes to superannuation with 11 announced changes including a $1.6 million cap on contributions in one…

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What makes an effective employee share plan?

By William Buck on 27/04/2017

Reviewed October 2020 There are many factors that impact on an employee’s commitment to a business, with incentive arrangements being a major consideration, says accounting firm William Buck Chartered Accountants. Greg Travers, Tax Director, says attracting and retaining key employees is a challenge for most businesses. “In the past year, we have observed an increasing focus [...] Read More >

William Buck and SP Accountants join forces

By William Buck on 04/04/2017

William Buck continues to cement its position as a leading South Australian mid-tier chartered accounting and advisory firm after merging with SP Accountants and Business…

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An entrepreneurial approach is needed to save the medical innovation funding crisis

By William Buck on 29/03/2017

Australia needs to look to the entrepreneurial approach of the United States to encourage more funding when it comes to driving commercialisation of medical research…

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William Buck Growth leads to Senior Appointments

By William Buck on 05/07/2016

William Buck has today announced a series of senior promotions across the network. In a year when the firm is expected to announce growth of over…

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Promotion strengthens William Buck’s SA audit division

By William Buck on 04/07/2016

One of South Australia’s mid-tier audit and assurance teams has been strengthened by a key management promotion. William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors has promoted…

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William Buck named Finalist in the Financial Review Client Choice Awards

By William Buck on 08/02/2016

William Buck is proud to be recognised for outstanding client service in Australia’s most prestigious awards program for professional services firms. Launched in 2005, the…

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10 Accounting tips for newly appointed Barristers

By Christina Helm on 23/11/2015

There are number of key accounting, tax, insurance and financial considerations when starting out your career as a Barrister. Gone are the days of your…

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Jason Yeap: Experience Counts

By William Buck on 18/11/2015

Jason Yeap has been around the property market for a long time. His personal philosophy is that you need to have invested through a full…

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Tech companies value determined by future not past

By William Buck on 07/10/2015

By Nicholas Benbow The recent upswing of tech IPOs and reverse takeover [RTO] transactions has highlighted a particular accounting judgment that is fast becoming the…

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William Buck Gives Back

By William Buck on 17/07/2015

Cleaning, cooking, sorting clothes… it’s been a busy six months for William Buck. Our people have been out and about in the community lending their…

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William Buck Celebrates its 120th Anniversary with a New Generation of Leaders

By William Buck on 10/07/2015

We’re delighted to announce a series of senior promotions coinciding with the William Buck’s 120th Anniversary. National Chairman, Nickolas Hatzistergos says; “As we celebrate our…

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How the Government can support SMEs – our submission on the Tax White Paper

By William Buck on 12/06/2015

William Buck has provided a submission to the Government Task Force for the Tax White Paper. We focused on the issues affecting a key sector…

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William Buck announces Master Builders Association Queensland Sponsorship

By William Buck on 30/04/2015

William Buck Queensland has partnered with the Master Builders Association in Queensland as the preferred accounting firm for members across the Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba…

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Tax paper is positive but more unique reforms are needed

By William Buck on 10/04/2015

National accounting and advisory firm William Buck believes the Tax Discussion Paper is an excellent starting point with addressing tax reform, however the cost of…

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William Buck’s International Alliance named Association of the Year

By William Buck on 23/09/2014

William Buck’s international alliance, Praxity has been named Association of the Year at the 2014 International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) Awards. The prestigious awards held in…

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William Buck expands into Western Sydney

By William Buck on 26/08/2014

National Chartered Accounting and advisory firm, William Buck Sydney will significantly increase its presence in Western Sydney through its merger with Priestley & Morris. The…

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William Buck promises life-changing results

By William Buck on 18/08/2014

Good accountants aren’t just trusted advisors; they create positive change in people’s lives. That’s the premise behind William Buck’s bold new “Changing Lives” brand promise,…

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Internal promotion strategy works at William Buck

By William Buck on 05/08/2014

A commitment to internal promotion over external recruitment has paid off this year for national Chartered Accounting and advisory firm William Buck. A commitment to…

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William Buck takes Corporate Responsibility seriously

By William Buck on 05/08/2014

William Buck QLD has provided Cunnamulla Health Centre with their first ever retinal camera and other urgent medical items. The provision of high quality eye…

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Scrap ‘barrier to start-up innovation’ tax rules: William Buck

By William Buck on 12/02/2014

National accounting and advisory firm William Buck is calling on Treasury to end up front taxation of employee share options to stimulate more entrepreneurship and…

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William Buck risk advisors named best in business

By William Buck on 03/12/2013

Two Senior Risk Advisors from accountancy and advisory firm William Buck have received honours in financial services. Karyn Hilton, Head of the Risk Insurance division…

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ASIC announces project targeting crowd-sourced funding compliance for companies

By William Buck on 11/11/2013

ASIC have announced a new project as part of their Corporate Plan 2018-22 which will see a focus on compliance for those companies engaging in…

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Mid-market CFOs break the ‘bean counter’ mould

By William Buck on 17/07/2013

The traditional view of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) as policy driven number crunchers couldn’t be more inaccurate for those working in mid-market companies, according to…

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Avoiding Insolvency – 10 Warning Signs to Heed

By William Buck on 12/03/2013

According to the latest Australian Securties and Investments Commission data, the number of companies entering external administration in 2011-12 was at its highest level (10,757)…

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William Buck Wealth Advisory awarded NSW Practice

By William Buck on 01/03/2013

We are excited to share that our Wealth Advisory team has been awarded the ‘Licensee Select NSW Practice of the Year.’ The award, presented on…

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Lack of life insurance threatens SMSFs

By William Buck on 19/02/2013

Hundreds of thousands of Australians managing their own superannuation continue to risk their retirement nest-eggs through a lack of insurance. This is despite legislation that…

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William Buck NSW growth to assist mid-market clients

By William Buck on 01/09/2012

We are pleased to announce that William Buck Sydney has merged with boutique accounting firm, Gateway Partners.  The merger, which became effective from 6 August,…

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William Buck Director Becomes Chair of Praxity Asia

By William Buck on 01/09/2012

William Buck Brisbane director, Junaide Latif, has recently stepped up to become the chair of the Praxity Asia Pacific Audit and Assurance Focus Group after being encouraged to do so by William Buck’s head of Audit, Leo Tutt.   Junaide had the opportunity to chair his first meeting during the Praxity Asia Pacific Conference in Shanghai [...] Read More >

William Buck grows to assist mid-market clients

By William Buck on 08/08/2012

Mid-tier accounting firm, William Buck is continuing to expand and increase its capability across the middle-market in both Australia and New Zealand with two significant…

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Melbourne opens CBD Office

By William Buck on 19/04/2012

We look forward to welcoming clients and friends to our brand new premises at William Street in the Melbourne CBD. After 45 years assisting its…

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