One attribute most businesses share is the desire to build and improve and evolve. In the volatile world in which we now live, maintaining a crystal clear focus on our business intelligence – what we know (or think we know) about our clients, markets and competitors – has become essential to tackling and overcoming the changes and challenges we, as business owners, face on an almost daily basis.
Think a career in accounting is all about the numbers? Think again! Accounting is a diverse field that offers opportunities to apply your talents in a range of areas and industries. And, while a defined career path, and structured professional development – like that offered here at Matthews Steer – is highly prized, that doesn’t mean you have to be pigeonholed. If you opt for public practice accounting, your technical accounting skills can take you in a range of diverse directions, focus areas and specialisations – a career ‘choose your own adventure’ if you like!
Many business owners – from start-ups to SMEs to major enterprises – wish they could delegate the financial oversight of their operations and free themselves up to focus on business development. The problem is, not all businesses can afford to employ a full-time CFO, particularly when they’re just starting out, or they’re undergoing an intensive period of growth. The good news is there is a solution to this catch-22.
According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), there are nearly 600,000* SMSFs with more than 1.1-million members, representing 30% of all super assets in Australia. So how do SMSFs work, why would you consider starting a SMSF, and how do they compare with industry or retail funds?
North West Melbourne’s premier accounting and advisory firm, Matthews Steer, celebrated the end of the financial year with the promotions of associates Nidal Mazloum and Matthew Caruso to partner.
Managing Partner of Matthews Steer Accountants and Advisors, Ken Matthews, shares insights, learnings and advice for Melbourne business owners gleaned through his own entrepreneurial journey.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s hotly anticipated Federal Budget 20/21 delivered a number of changes to superannuation that may have implications for family business owners. Here are the ‘super’ headlines you need to be aware of from the ‘coming back’ budget
May’s 2021-22 saw both the announcements of the Federal Budget and Victorian State Budgets, both of which had potential implications for Matthews Steer business clients.
Did you know ‘how do I choose an accountant’ is one of the most frequent financial services-related Google searches? There are many things to consider when choosing an accountant, many benefits to choosing the right person for the job (and numerous potential perils if you select someone who is not up to the task!). So, it makes sense that choosing an accountant can be one of the most important financial decisions you make.