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Accounting

At Accru Harris Orchard, accounting is the foundation of all our services. We focus on four major areas of business accounting, including:

Bookkeeping

Though it might sound simple, bookkeeping can mean the difference between success and failure for any company. Good bookkeeping requires a thorough understanding of all your financials, as well as the ins and outs of your entire business.

Accru Harris Orchard’s bookkeepers work alongside our accountants, as well as working directly with you. With our bookkeeping team, you’ll get accurate information, save money and free up valuable time. You’ll also get a deeper understanding of your business finances so you can strategise and make better decisions about the future of your company.

If needed, we can also offer advice about accounting software and help you find a regularly-updated system that is able to manage your cash flow, as well as debtor and creditor management.

Contact us today to find out how our bookkeeping services can help your business succeed.

Taxation

Taxation affects every part of your business – but it’s increasingly complex. Of course we provide all the normal tax compliance services you would expect. But what is different about Accru Harris Orchard is the expertise we have in-house, capable of dealing with extremely complex tax scenarios. ‘Big firm’ levels of tax expertise means that there are many possible areas where we can help to improve your tax position.

  • Advice and support during mergers, sales and acquisitions (our transactions have ranged from a $1m sale of a manufacturing company to a $90m online dating firm merger)
  • Pre-sale planning – undertaking a review of the business structure prior to sale to identify opportunities to make the business structure more attractive to a purchaser, whilst minimising transaction taxes where possible
  • Consideration of your entire range of exit options at a point in time (usually right now!) when planning can still make a major impact on outcomes. The tax system provides generous concessions in many scenarios that allow a client to sell their business with no or minimal tax liabilities. We engage with clients early on to ensure they can take maximum advantage of the concessions on offer
  • Assistance with planning and structuring major transactions to identify tax risks and implement mitigation strategies

Above all, we provide advice to assist clients navigate the tax challenges posed by all stages of the business life cycle. Our advice is long-term focused: when a client is just starting out in business, we are already thinking about exit strategies.

The head of our Tax division, Richard Bowden presents to the Tax Institute from time to time and has also been published in their national journal. Contact him with your tax query.