Accounting & Bookkeeping
Discover how Pat Robards can assit you with your business’ accounting and bookkeeping needs.
Accounting services might be easy enough to find, but how do you know the accountant you’ve hired truly offers quality and value for money?
What if they aren’t the right fit for your business? As your business grows, it becomes necessary to hire an employee who can take care of the financial side of your business while fitting into the culture of your workplace and being able to fit in with the other team members.
The wrong sort of hire can spell disaster for your business and set off a chain of negative circumstances that impact on overall productivity and staff morale. An accountant who underperforms, who lacks genuine interest in your business or who is too nervous to confront you about legitimate financial problems within your business is a hire you’ll come to regret.
Pat Robards knows what it takes for an accountant – and a business – to perform.
He’s been at the helm of a number of successful businesses in Australia – finance-based and otherwise – including his own partnership Robards and Rose. With more than 30 years’ experience including as a General Manager and Senior Accountant, he definitely has all the knowledge you could require. Having branched out from a more straightforward accounting role to a consulting one, he’s invested in helping small businesses succeed. He’s also willing to give you exactly the information you need in order to improve your business’s financial prospects – even if it’s uncomfortable to hear, Pat will always phrase it in a constructive and solution-based way.
Keep reading to find out more about the particular services that Pat offers and how you can get in touch with him.
Pat Robards Advisory was formerly known as Accounting with a Difference, so accounting is Pat’s main area of expertise, first and foremost. He’s been a Senior Accountant with DKM Group as well as a Principal and Tax Agent for Robards and Rose. He’s as passionate about seeing small business succeed as he is about working with numbers and he’ll do what needs to be done to manage the finances for yours – and to help them grow long into the future.
Income Tax Returns
If you run your business as a company, you need to lodge a company tax return. Your company tax return is different to your personal one and you have to lodge it with SBR enabled software or a registered tax agent. As well as taxable income, it needs to include tax offsets and credits and Pay As You Go instalments. Tax time can be confusing at the best of times, so why not let Pat draw on his decades of financial knowledge to take care of it for you?
Company Secretarial (ASIC Compliance)
In their role as the company’s foremost governance officer, secretaries have a number of responsibilities including the responsibility for compliance with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). When there are large amounts of money involved or the public has a stake in the company, you need to lodge a financial report with ASIC. Pat can make sure that your financial reports are ASIC-compliant and contain all the information legally required.
Cash Flow Improvement (More Money in the Bank)
As well as balancing the books and working within your budget, Pat is an expert at increasing your cash flow for the future. There are very few businesses that are getting all they can out of their investment, especially financially, but there are ways to boost what’s in the bank. Whether it’s getting as much income as possible out of your assets, cutting needless expenses, adding more valuable services and products or making use of your unused space for rent, Pat knows every possible way to get the most money out of your business.
Pat has been involved in various different types of accounting over the years, including in the field of construction. He’s also the former general manager of Dapco Metal Roofing, so he’s no stranger to the trades or to hard work.
For accounting and bookkeeping services in Southeast Queensland, contact Pat Robards Advisory today.