At A & C Accounting and Taxation Services, our objective is to service you, our valued client, pro-actively.
The CPA practice is focused on providing accounting and taxation services which is what it does best. It is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses realise their full potential.
We are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of professional service which is personalised, prompt, flexible and cost-effective. We constantly keep abreast of the ever-changing business climate in order to provide service which is practical and current with today’s trends. We work closely with you to develop individual solutions to your varied needs.
A & C Accounting and Taxation Services consists of years of tax, accounting, and business knowledge experience, and is dedicated to providing the highest quality taxation, accounting and wealth management services. We have adopted a dedicated approach to client service and a commitment to understanding our client’s personal and business needs.
At A & C Accounting and Taxation Services we are committed to making your business successful. We believe in becoming an integral part of the team and working closely with you to help you achieve your goals and objectives.
We are small enough to provide you with personalised services and be highly professional and experienced in our approach.
Our approach is to provide you with a complete financial and tax service which extends well beyond the traditional services provided by accountants. Our pro-active approach to servicing you means that we can assist you in all major business decisions.
To be a successful business you need access to accountants with a practical and hands on approach.
Our years of experience have enabled us to develop the following key strengths from which our clients benefit:
- Anticipating your financial needs and providing relevant solutions
- Providing tools and ideas on how to grow your business
- Managing and minimizing your tax and other financial risks
- Investing surplus cash flow to build wealth through sound investment advice
- Communicating with you about your financial affairs in a way you understand
What we do at A & C Accounting and Taxation Services is focus on your future as well as your current profit and financial position.
We understand the importance of designing, planning, forecasting and setting goals to keep businesses and individuals financially on track. Our role is to help you clarify and then achieve your goals. Like building, this is a step-by-step process that leads to a sustainable future with you having much greater control.
We also understand that growing profitability, managing risk and maximizing after tax cash flow are the keys to financial success. Put simply, we help our clients build their business profitability and cash flow; we manage their tax obligations to maximize their retained profit and we help them invest this cash to create independent income streams.
What is a CPA?
A & C Accounting and Taxation Services is a CPA firm which follows the high standards required by CPA Australia.
A CPA, or Certified Public Accountant, is an individual who has met certain requirements in education, experience and examination. This usually requires a 3 year University degree in accountancy, 3 years supervised working experience under a qualified CPA, and successful completion of professional exams and the CPA Program.
A CPA is also required to undertake continuous study /training throughout the duration of their CPA membership.
CPAs are certified to provide a broad range of financial advisory and external accounting services for their clients. Some services provided by public accountants include assurance (audit), tax compliance and advisory, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, and estate and financial planning.
In order to complete the CPA certification process, public accountants must pass the CPA exam and work in public accounting for at least three years. CPAs are not only required to pass a professional exam, but they must also meet continuing professional education (CPE) requirements on an annual basis to maintain their license.
CPA Australia members who wish to establish themselves in public practice, whether within or outside Australia, can undertake the Public Practice Program with CPA Australia to develop their non-technical skills such as business planning, risk management and practice development.
The Public Practice Program has two components:
- Practice Management distance learning program
- Public Practice Program Residential
Successful completion of both components is required to be eligible to apply for a Public Practice Certificate. The Public Practice Program has been developed to help members establish themselves in public practice. It builds on the technical expertise and experience gained from the CPA Program and through hands on business experience. It focuses on non-technical skills such as strategic planning, marketing, risk management and practice development.
What is a Registered Tax Agent?
A & C Accounting and Taxation Services is a registered tax agent and we are registered with the Tax Practitioners Board and follow strict regulations that ensure we act in a professional manner.
If you want to have someone prepare or lodge your tax returns, notices or statements, or to provide you with taxation advice, you should ensure they are a Registered Tax Agent and registered with the Tax Practitioners Board.
Only registered agents can legally charge a fee or other reward for providing tax agent or BAS services.
Most registered tax agents have special lodgment schedules and can lodge returns for their clients later than the usual 31 October deadline. But if you did not go to a registered tax agent last year – or you will be going to a different tax agent this year – make sure you see them before 31 October.
Registered tax agents must comply with the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA), including the Code of Professional Conduct (Code) and civil penalties provisions.
The Code sets out the professional and ethical standards required of tax and BAS agents, including the obligations agents have to their clients, to the Tax Practitioners Board (Board) and in relation to their own conduct.