Is an Accountant the same thing as a Tax Agent?

Despite common belief no they are not the same thing. Just like there are numerous different types lawyers e.g. criminal lawyer, family lawyer, property lawyer, there are also lots of different types of accountants too. The title accountant is a broad term for anyone who has a qualification in accounting. In the accounting profession there are management accountants, tax accountants, financial accountants, cost accountants and the list goes on....

September 2015 Newsletter

Happy Spring and welcome to our September Newsletter. In this newsletter I will cover a few things such as – what happens if you leave our lucky country and decide to work overseas for a while? what can you do if you realise you forgot to put something in your tax return or worse still put something in you shouldn’t have? what can you do if you think the tax...

5 signs you might need a bookkeeper

Most people start a business because they are good at something – be it plumbing, photography or designing – and not because they’re good at paperwork. So when exactly does it become worth hiring a bookkeeper? This is different for everyone and every business. The answer is not how much you turnover, but rather it’s about your situation, your level of financial expertise and the complexity of the business.