FAQs

Answers to your questions about us…

If you’re wondering about the why and how of working with our team of accountants, tax experts, and business advisors, most of yours answers can be found below… if not, get in touch.

WHAT TYPES OF CLIENTS DOES KRESTON STANLEY WILLIAMSON WORK BEST WITH?

We find that our approach is best suited to entrepreneurial business owners and managers who are keen to grow and develop their business.

We help work out the financial measures you can put in place to support your ambitions, rather than acting as a handbrake.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE KRESTON STANLEY WILLIAMSON OVER OTHER ACCOUNTANCY PRACTICES?

There are plenty of accountants who can do your year-end financial accounts and tax returns. In our experience, however, many business owners and managers are looking for much more than this basic level of service.

We can add considerably more value to your business by being proactive, and by helping you plan ahead to structure your financial affairs more effectively.

This helps you gain a stronger financial position, compared with a year-end service that can only report on what has already taken place, and which may be too late to fix.

With our forward-thinking approach, we can help you achieve a range of positive outcomes, including:

  • Minimising tax liabilities;
  • Establishing tax-effective business structures that protect assets;
  • Developing key performance indicators that regularly track how your business is faring;
  • Planning for the transition and sale of your business via succession planning;
  • Protecting your assets through assistance with estate planning; and,
  • Reducing your exposure by implementing sound risk management principles.

We take the time to understand your business and your goals, and focus on helping you achieve what you set out to do, rather than your past financial history.

In doing so, we hope you’ll come to regard us as an important partner in the strategic development of your business.

WHAT OTHER COUNTRIES DOES THE KRESTON INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FIRMS OPERATE IN?

Kreston International comprises of more than 22,000 professionals from 170 independent firms in more than 120 countries worldwide. Please speak to your client manager for a more comprehensive list.

MY NEEDS ARE COMPLEX. ARE YOU ABLE TO LOOK AFTER ALL OF MY REQUIREMENTS?

We have expertise across a wide range of disciplines, including accounting and tax, business advisory, finance, estate planning, succession planning, risk management, audit and more.

We are able to coordinate and integrate each aspect of your financial affairs to provide the best possible outcome.

Our partnership with Kreston International enables us to manage all international accounting requirements if your financial interests extend beyond Australia.

In summary, we’re large enough to attend to every need that your business has but small enough to be hands on, timely and accessible.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

Transparency is very important to us. We set out our fees upfront, so you have certainty regarding your commitment.

Our year-end tax compliance work is provided under a set fee, agreed upfront. This also applies to the following:

  • Tax planning services;
  • Business Healthcheck services;
  • Business structuring services;
  • Management accounting services; and,
  • Bookkeeping services.

There will be no surprises when it comes to your fees for these services.

Other project work is provided under an upfront estimate, so you still know what it will cost. We then communicate with you regularly during the process to ensure that there is transparency with all fee agreements.

We believe that our fees are fair; and the feedback we receive from clients is that we provide great value for money.

WILL YOU BE IN REGULAR CONTACT WITH US?

We recognise that every client is different. Some may wish to have more regular contact than others. We therefore tailor our services to suit your needs.

At the minimum, we will conduct tax planning during the year and provide year-end compliance support.

We also offer a regular newsletter, which provides valuable information in easy-to-understand terms.

You will be allocated a partner. He will be responsible for you and oversees all work done by the accounting team assigned to take care of your ongoing needs.

You will have ready access to your partner or a member of the team as often as you wish.

WHAT DOES BEING A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT MEAN?

Kreston Stanley Williamson are Chartered Accountants. This means that the majority of our staff have acquired industry-leading postgraduate training and qualifications in specialist accountancy skills.

Our membership of The Institute of Chartered Accountants recognises our firm’s high level of professional standards.

By engaging us as your accountants, you gain access to a team who value continuous learning and who apply what we know to help your business advance and prosper.

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