About Brown & Bird Accountants

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Brown and Bird is a progressive company that offers a diverse range of accounting and financial services. We deliver friendly and professional service tailored to assist our clients in achieving increased wealth and security. We take pride in creating an open and trustworthy environment for all. Brown and Bird is a well-recognised and respected Read More...accounting firm that was founded in 1966 by Alan Brown on the corner of Sydney and Shakespeare Streets under the name of AHE Brown. A few years later John Bird went into partnership with Alan Brown. The firm?s current partners are Chris Wright, Ian Joblin and Andrew Duck. Chris and Ian were welcomed as partners in 1999 and Andrew in 2006. Together they have a combined total of over 60 years of accounting experience and lead a team of staff who pride themselves in the personal quality service they offer our client base, which extends throughout Queensland and other parts of Australia and overseas. A long-term relationship with satisfied clients is the goal we strive to achieve. To complement its accounting side, Brown and Bird introduced a financial planning division in 1998 and is partnered by James Harris and Mike Browne and ably assisted by their team of staff. The firm supports a number of community and charity organisations with partner and staff involvement. At Brown and Bird, we offer an in-depth accounting service with degree qualified professionals. Our services include taxation, accounting, audit, superannuation and tax planning. We also specialise in consulting, management accounting, business services, business broking, financial planning and finance. Additionally, several of our accountants are working towards achieving their CPA, having undertaken comprehensive post-graduate studies and ongoing skills training. With a combination of qualifications, skills, experience and client commitment, Brown and Bird accounting is at the leading edge of the profession. We pride ourselves on thinking outside the square to find the best possible solution for your personal and business requirements. Brown and Bird can assist business, individuals and other organisations in various areas of taxation, accounting and other services from our Mackay office. These specialist services include the following: Management Accounting Budget preparation Preparation and advice on cash flows Advice on purchases and sales of farms and businesses Advice on purchases and sales of plant and equipment Evaluating methods of finance Advice on office systems and procedures Cost Volume Profit and break-even analysis Business taxation advice Tax Planning Electronic lodgement of tax returns Advice and lodgement of fringe benefits tax Advice and lodgement of the GST Advice and lodgement of payroll tax Advice and lodgement of land tax Attending to application forms (eg to become a registered employer, Workcover, etc) Audit services Licensed clubs and poker machine sites Superannuation funds Local government Trust accounts for real estates, solicitors and travel agencies Sporting and community groups Company and general business audits Superannuation services We boast a wide range of knowledge and experience in the area of superannuation and we continually look for original ways to help clients build their asset base and create a solid future. Specific services include: Administration of funds to comply with the Insurance and Superannuation Commission Assistance in the management of client funds Consulting on tax implications of funds Estate Planning Audit Services Professional Services for Business We offer the following professional services for business: Operational Help Profit Measurement and Budgets Cash Flow Management Key Ratios and Benchmarks Systems for Managing and Improving your HR Obligations Salary Packaging for Staff & Owners Building your INTRANET to Improve Internal Procedures and Efficiency Tips and Traps When Engaging Contractors Strategic Help Strategic Planning Review your Business Structure Partner or Director Entry and Exit Making your Business "Sale Ready" Business Planning Corporate Governance Professional Services for Individuals We offer professional services for individuals including tax planning, negative gearing (both property and shares), salary packaging and financial planning. Our taxation system has a core principle that those on higher personal incomes pay a greater percentage of their income as income tax, than those on lower personal incomes. Tax Planning involves reducing the amount of tax paid by an individual or their entity through diverting, delaying or deferring the income tax. Carbon Audit Brown and Bird, in association with Carbon Audit Partners, can now assist you to calculate your business's carbon footprint and implement carbon pollution reduction strategies that will save you money! Whether you believe in the Global Warming message or not, the fact is that governments around the world are moving to put in place carbon reduction schemes. In Australia, our Government has recently passed carbon pricing legislation, meaning the top 500 polluters will be required to pay for their emissions. It is widely expected that these larger companies will pass on these costs, meaning that all businesses will be directly or indirectly affected. Consulting Brown and Bird Consulting division provides high level, practical solutions to our clients in a professional and ethical manner. The division is results driven, aiming to achieve the highest possible level of client satisfaction, across a range of areas. With several areas of specialisation, the division draws on the experience of long serving partners and senior staff, as well as the knowledge of over 30 staff members. We have the power to engage all business units of the firm to provide knowledgeable, specialist advice to our clients in the following areas: Business performance improvement Superannuation consulting Local Government Specialisation We also have professional relationships with other specialist consultants in a number of business disciplines. As such, we?re able to provide a holistic approach to an overall business review. Specialist consultants can be sourced in the following areas: Human resources Manufacturing process improvement Marketing Corporate governance Project planning Business Broking Brown and Bird offers a professional and reputable business broking service through our wholly owned company, East Coast Business Brokers. We offer a highly focused and dedicated approach that concentrates on professional integrity and client confidentiality. Staff work closely with clients to strategise the most appropriate methods for the purchase or sale of a business. Additionally, we work closely with associated professionals, including preferred solicitors and accountants to provide a thorough, end-to-end service that achieves the best possible results. Our specialist services include: Business sales Strategic acquisitions Mergers Management buy-outs and buy-ins ^ Less


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