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BUSINESS SERVICES

Modern business demands up to date accurate financial information.

We can relieve you and your staff of an enormous burden by taking care of all your bookkeeping and accounting needs, including the preparation of your annual accounts and periodic management accounts for tax, business appraisal and planning purposes.

We will discuss your requirements with you and provide you with tailored information and constructive advice on a regular basis.

Have you ever wondered how your business performs compared to your competitors? Are you spending enough on advertising? Are you paying too much rent? Are your staff costs too high? What is the average bottom line of your competitors?

Survival in today's business climate requires you to spend more time working on your business rather than in the business.

We can provide you with accurate, timely and informative benchmarking reports - allowing you to:

  • See how your business compares against your competitors
  • Understand how the rest of your industry works
  • Analyse the key performance indicators of your industry

Armed with this information, we'll work with you to develop action strategies to improve your bottom line.

A good budget is a necessity in a good business plan. It is one of the best business tools we have, allowing us to set financial targets and measure our performance.

In addition to goal setting value, budgets will often improve your chances of acquiring funding. Financers often require budgets as a prerequisite for funding approval.

The techniques we utilize in the formation of financial projections will allow you to consider future scenarios and give you goals to strive for in your business. There are many types of budgets and we can help you design the right budget for your needs and requirements.

Let us show you how a budget is able to provide feedback to allow you to prepare for the future of your business.

Let us help you turn your business idea into a reality.

If you have a good idea for a new business venture but don't have expertise in the legal or financial aspects of creating a new business, we can help you:

  • Decide on the most suitable structure for your business - sole trader, partnership, or limited company
  • Prepare a business plan, cashflow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts
  • Assess your finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance, and draw up the necessary proposals
  • Establish a good working relationship with your bank
  • Register for an Australian Business Number with the ATO
  • Complete registration procedures with Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Deal with company secretarial issues
  • Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements

Have you ever wondered if you are holding too much inventory? Is this the right time to expand your business? Are you going to have enough cash to pay all expenses every month?

Survival in today's business climate requires you to spend more time working on your business rather than in the business.

We can provide you with accurate, timely and informative cashflow forecasting reports - allowing you to:

  • Realize and understand when cash is available
  • Plan and prepare for expansion, stock control, and taxes
  • Analyse and anticipate key expenses

Armed with this information, we'll work with you to develop action strategies to improve your bottom line.

Our aim is to ensure your business achieves the potential it's capable of. We have the knowhow and experience to offer advice to help you run your business more effectively.

We are practiced in acting as a sounding board for management, bringing to the relationship years of experience in business growth. We can identify key performance indicators in your business, through which you will see the positive changes occurring with the help of our professional consultants.

We are able to check that your business is as competitive, focused, and profitable as it can be. We then offer flexible strategies, designed to address the issues affecting your business.

Let us give your business a health check. Take the practical advice we can give to ensure the continual success of your venture.

Here at AIM S AUSTRALIA we understand the day to day office duties are not everyone's cup of tea. To this end we are happy to help out with some or all of the following services:

  • Wages Processing
  • Payment and processing of creditors
  • Collection and banking of debtors
  • Various secretarial tasks
  • Training in Office duties

Administering your payroll can be time-consuming and divert you from the core activities of your business. Payroll & employment legislation is growing increasingly complex.

We can relieve you of this burden by providing a comprehensive and confidential payroll service, including:

  • Customised payslips
  • Administration of PAYG, statutory sick pay, annual leave etc.
  • ATO filing
  • Summaries and analyses of staff costs
  • Administration of incentive schemes, bonuses and termination payments
  • Even if you have only a few employees, you will make savings by engaging us to administer your payroll.

Let us help you make the right choice when it comes to accounting software.

A decent accounting system will help you keep track of your cashflow and give you the option to complete GST Returns easily.

Choosing the right system for your business can be a difficult one - after all there are over sixty different accounting packages available in Australia. Here at AIM S AUSTRALIA we have invested considerable resources into on-going staff training to ensure we are able to recommend the best accounting solution for your business.

The pressures of daily business can often mean strategic planning takes a back seat - but to have a successful business you must plan ahead.

We'll help you establish a strategic plan that looks at where you want your business to be in the next 3-5 years and exactly how you and your team can achieve these aims and objectives.

Your strategic plan will:

  • Define the characteristics of your company in three to five years
  • Identify your competitors
  • Define your objectives and financial goals
  • Put in place an effective implementation plan to achieve your goals

TAX SERVICES

Taxation

We complete:

  • Individual Tax returns
  • Company Tax returns
  • Trust Tax returns
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Tax Returns
  • Partnership Tax returns
  • Estate Tax Returns
  • Fringe Benefit Tax returns
  • BSA obligations
  • Payroll Tax obligations
  • Capital Gains Tax registers
  • Withholding Tax variations

To assist in the collation of records, for the preparation of the above returns and financials, we have a number of entity-specific checklists available.

GST Management

The GST system is a complex and confusing one. For this reason AIM S Australia ensures its staff are continuously up to date on the changes, and able to offer you accurate advice.

Every transaction now brings with it a GST issue. We have experience with these issues and are able to offer expert advice on the implications of GST for your business. The GST related services we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Advice on registering for GST
  • Filing and adjusting GST returns
  • ATO audit assistance

SPECIALIST SERVICES

Company Secretary

Company legislation requires businesses to perform many administration tasks take up a lot of valuable company time. The last thing you need as a business owner is to be stressed out trying to ensure you are complying with the Corporations Law.

The possible threat of penalties for failing to keep up with the changing rules is too great a risk to take.

Our services include:

  • General advice on company law
  • Company formations
  • Filing of annual returns on your behalf
  • Preparation of all documentation related to minutes and resolutions
  • Maintenance of statutory books
  • Assistance in changes of directors, shareholders, addresses, and office details
  • Bonus Issues
  • Share transfers
  • Registered Office Facility

Trusts

A trust provides a valuable way of protecting the assets you have accumulated for the benefit of others.

We have extensive experience and so are able to offer specialist advice on Trust formation, ensuring that all statutory requirements are met. Obligations for trustees can often be onerous, and our assistance in Trust administration will also be invaluable.

We are able to:

  • Prepare and execute the vital documentation involved in Trust formation
  • Attend to the special requirements involved in reporting for Trusts
  • Trust administration
  • Minute keeping service
  • Annual accounts
  • Taxation
  • Asset management
  • Investment monitoring
  • Income distribution

Buying or Selling a Business

Buying or selling a business can be a difficult, often disheartening time. In this state the tasks involved in buying or selling a business can seem particularly arduous. Here at AIM S AUSTRALIA we are able to relieve that stress for you.

The services we provide in relation to organising the buying & selling of a business include:

  • Obtaining comparative results
  • Establishing a realistic purchase or sale price
  • Taking the business to the market
  • Negotiating with potential purchasers
  • Drafting a contract
  • Our friendly and professional staff are able to assist in such a way that a maximum return for your business can be achieved.

Superannuation

As the Government encourages Australians to take responsibility for and reach their financial retirement goals, citizens are repeatedly required to deal with Superannuation funds.

Self-managed Superannuation is a means of saving for retirement. It allows you to control your investment strategy, reduce tax while obtaining tax benefits, and control administration costs.

Services we offer include:

  • Establishment of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds
  • Advice concerning Compliance Matters
  • Advice concerning Taxation Benefits
  • Advice on Employer obligations

Buying or Selling a Business

Buying or selling a business can be a difficult, often disheartening time. In this state the tasks involved in buying or selling a business can seem particularly arduous.

The services we provide in relation to organising the buying & selling of a business include:

  • Obtaining comparative results
  • Establishing a realistic purchase or sale price
  • Taking the business to the market
  • Negotiating with potential purchasers
  • Drafting a contract