Previous known as Accounting With a Difference, Pat Robards Advisory is now about more than just offering accounting services.
Drawing on over 25 years in business and the accounting industry in particular, Pat offers advice and consulting to businesses throughout Southeast Queensland. While accounting is clearly one of his specialities, he can work with you no matter your industry.
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been running your business for a while with varying degrees of success, or if you’re a complete beginner. With his extensive range of services, Pat can assist you with several aspects of your business: accounting advice, lead generation, advice and coaching and, of course, cash flow.
30 Years’ Experience
Since entering the workforce, Pat has gained an impressive amount of experience in a variety of sectors. He has worked in industries such as construction and hospitality, working his way up to management positions in both. He’s worked in public practice and been a member of the Royal Australian navy.
Since graduating from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Accounting), Pat has held a number of high-profile positions in and out of the accounting sector. He’s been Senior Accountant for DKM Group, CEO and Financial Controller for the Southport Worker’s Club (now CSi Club Southport), General Manager for Dapco Metal Roofing and Principal and Tax Agent for Robards and Rose, his own Bellingen company.
Pat has also been involved in public life including being a member of professional bodies and associations. He’s been a member of the Bellingen Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Logan Chamber of Commerce and a Fellow at both the Institute of Public Accountants and the National Tax Agent Association.
At this stage in his career, Pat wants to not just be a leader in the field of accounting but to teach what he knows to others.
Consulting Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
As well as being an accountant, Pat is also a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). While an accountant manages a company’s records, a CFO focuses on its financial future and how it can bring in more cash flow. Pat is an expert on the financial health of organisations and a skilled and experienced accountant who has branched out into being a CFO. He can ensure that your company’s records are up to date and that you’re in great financial shape and help you plan for how you can reap greater rewards in the future.
As your very own part-time CFO, Pat can help you accomplish a number of business goals including:
Developing a business plan with clear strategies.
Understanding and increasing the factors that drive your profits.
Eliminating expenses and making the company more cost-effective.
Finding funding options for your business.
Helping you to expand in overseas markets.
If finance isn’t your main area of knowledge or expertise, dealing with the financial side of your business can be a lot harder than you think. That’s why it’s useful to bring somebody on board with experience like Pat’s. In order to grow your business, you need to make important decisions about the financial future of your company. Who better to help make them than a professional who has been at the helm of many companies?
As your personal consulting accountant, Pat will perform a number of vital tasks geared to take your business finances to the next level.
Sitting down with you and having a frank discussion about the viability of your business in a competitive and continually changing marketplace.
Teaching you how you can get the most out of your accounting software, including what to make of the results and how you can use them to make decisions about your business.
Figuring out what accounting services and practices you need and setting them up in a regular, methodical fashion.
Analysing financial documents and breaking down what they mean for you.
Making sure that everything complies with the relevant financial regulations and ensuring you stay out of legal trouble.
Who can we help?
We aim to help business owners in Southeast Queensland. It doesn’t matter the industry. If you’re in charge of a business and you live in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Logan, Ipswich or one of the Sunshine State’s other nearby regions, we can help your business flourish. In turn, that will help you strengthen the economy and the local business community of this vibrant state we call home.
Get in Touch
Whether your business could use some additional support or you’re already performing well, there’s always room for improvement. There’s always space to move to new heights and reach towards your full potential. Pat Robards Advisory can help you to get there, and it all starts with a simple phone call or e-mail. Get in touch today.