Why should I choose you over other accounting firms?

We are a small business so have time for you. We care about your results and our concentration on accuracy and thoroughness means you can make business decisions based on your true figures.

I don’t want to have to tell my current accountant I am moving.

You don’t have to. If you choose to start using our services, we contact your previous accountant to request the information we will need from them.

What payment methods can I use?

An EFTPOS facility is available. We also accept cash, cheque and deposits direct to our account.

My current accountant doesn’t explain the figures.

You need to understand what is going on in order to make the be st decisions for your business. We can ‘step’ you through the reports we produce to make sure you understand what is happening and why. This means that you can have the confidence to make the day-to-day decisions required for your business.

Do you hold online meetings?

Yes. We typically use GoToMeeting, Zoom or Skype. If there is another meeting service you prefer to use that we are able to join on, let us know and we can use that instead.

Where are you located?

Our premises are at 1/88 Mair Street East, Bakery Hill, Victoria, 3350, but we can also meet offsite, at your workplace or online.

What do you charge for your services?

The fees we charge depend on the size of the business, the number of transactions and the quality of the bookkeeping provided to us. All jobs are quoted upfront so you know the price before we start. We would be happy to meet with you to understand your needs and prepare a quote.

I had to pay a lot of tax on my last tax return.

Contact us for an appointment. We can check on whether that amount of tax was realistic and also make sure you are on track for minimising your tax this year.

I have not done the last few tax returns.

We can work with you to get those submitted. Where appropriate we will work the ATO on your behalf to minimise late fees.

I want to set up a SMSF

For many people a SMSF is the right choice but sometimes the setup and ongoing expenses aren’ t worth it. Please contact us for a meeting so we can make sure it is the best choice for you. Once that is confirmed we can work with you to set up and establish the fund and make sure you understand your ongoing obligations.

I am finding SMSF administration hard to deal with.

There is a lot of paperwork. Please contact us to arrange a meeting, where we can work out where you are at. Then we can work through the issues so you can self-manage it with confidence, or we can quote on managing it for you.

What accounting software should I use?

We have some favourites but it should be a considered decision, no one solution fits all. Please contact us to arrange a discussion to determine what would be your best option.

My bookkeeping is getting beyond me.

Accurate bookkeeping is critical if you want reliable financial reports. We can help you move to a cloud based bookkeeping solution if you are currently using a manual system, or if you are already using a cloud solution we can help you through the trouble spots and streamline your systems. We can also quote for providing bookkeeping services for you.

I want to protect my assets from risk

To help with that first we need to understand your current business structure and financial position. Then we can work with you to progressively minimise the risks. Please book a meeting for an initial discussion.

We are being audited

Please get in touch and tell us about what is being audited. We can work with you to ensure you meet the auditors requests and implement any of their recommendations.

I am paying my tax but the ATO keeps telling me it is overdue.

Please give us a call. The ATO holds multiple accounts for some people and it doesn’ t make it easy to keep track of payments sometimes. We can work out what account they want the payment made into, where your payment did go and request an internal transfer. The transfers can take up to a month so we can ask them to stop sending the debt notices until the transfer should have occurred as well.

How much tax should I be paying?

This is a big question, and the answer depends on lots of variables. We would need to understand your income and business activities to be able to advise on this. Please set up an appointment where we can discuss this. There may be ways you can minimise the tax you pay.

I have not lodged BAS’s in a while

We will need a copy of the last BAS that has been lodged and access to the bookkeeping completed since then. We can work with you to bring the lodgements up to date and if applicable ask the ATO to credit any penalties incurred.

What do my financials mean?

Financials tell a story about your business and what has been happening. Please get in touch so we can discuss them. If you invest in understanding your financials your financials will improve, because you will be able to make the right business decisions based on the indicators.

How do I know how well I am doing in business?

Your financial reports will tell you how well you are travelling. Therefore it is important to have regular and accurate financial reports prepared, to track your progress and monitor the health of your business. Please contact us to arrange a preliminary meeting to discuss this.

We are busy at work and seem to be making profits, but cannot understand why we don’t have money to pay our bills?

Profits do not equate to cash in bank. In a business “Cash is King” and it is a well known fact that profitable businesses can go out of business quickly due to insufficient cash flow. Please request an appointment in the next few days – we can analyse your situation, advise where your cash is going and suggest methods to reverse your situation in view of restoring a positive cash flow.

Looking For A Clear Picture
Of Your Finances?

Focus Accounting and Financial Group offer clarity and insight into your current position, as well as a reliable strategy for future success. For tailored accounting services, business advice, SMSF support and a partnership you can trust, book your free consultation today.


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