Accounting and Tax

Cloud Accounting

Cloud-based accounting software, such as Xero, MYOB and QuickBooks, gives you secure Internet access to all your financial information. You can enter, review and track your financial data in real time, from wherever you are.

Plus, it gives you the chance to share access with your accountant at any time to manage expenses, payroll, purchase orders, invoices, reporting and more. Instead of dealing with surprises at tax time, we can regularly review information with you, to plan and fine-tune strategy during the year.

Outsourced Accounting

Don’t have the space, staff or software to create your own accounting department? Outsourced accounting may be the right choice for you. Our team of experts can handle anything from accounts payable and receivable, general ledger and billing to payroll and month-end reporting.

You’ll reap the benefits of savings, greater in-house productivity, more accurate transaction processing, advanced reporting and forecasting and regular access to our team’s advice.

CFO Services

Need ongoing financial advice – but not a full-time Chief Financial Officer? Our CFO service offers the expertise and skills you need to make informed business decisions without the cost of hiring a full-time staff member.

Accru Harris Orchard provides help with financial budgeting, forecasting, reporting, risk management, strategy development, operational advice and much more.

Corporate Compliance

Corporate compliance work is time-intensive – and as your company grows, it becomes increasingly complicated.

If done incorrectly, it can result in fines and serious business implications. We can handle all your compliance documentation, leaving you free to focus on your business.

With the latest information on regulations and requirements, we can handle all your needs in a timely, efficient manner.


Good bookkeeping requires a thorough understanding of all your financials, as well as the ins and outs of your entire business. Our 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.


In addition to the normal tax compliance services you would expect, we have in-house capability to deal with extremely complex tax scenarios.

  • 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.

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