The SLA Difference – More Than Just Small Business Accounting

People often believe that the best way to save money on accounting is to do everything yourself or go for the cheapest option available. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth – especially for those with more complex financial arrangements.

Through our line of work, we support a wide range of different businesses, family trusts and estates. To ensure that we’re doing right by our clients, we are constantly learning about the latest updates to tax law and how they impact people that we represent.

How do we help?

The first step is getting to know you and establishing a relationship of trust. We take the time to learn about your income and tax position, legal entities, assets, liabilities and aspirations for the future.

By understanding the complete picture, we can structure your finances, expenses and legal entities to take advantage of the best possible tax scenario – saving you money and reducing risk exposure in the process. Quality accounting services are an investment, not an expense.

We are detectives

Accountants often define their role within a narrow set of parameters that mostly involves preparing accounts and filing tax returns. Instead of asking the right questions and gaining a detailed understanding of your situation, they tend to jump straight into it. Whilst this might seem like a good idea on the surface, it generally leads to clients paying too much tax.

In our experience, we have found things that other accountants have never asked about resulting in significant tax savings and less risk for our clients. Delivering the best results begins with asking the right questions to ensure that we’re doing right by you.

Going beyond the call of duty

We are here to help your business and investments grow. Through supporting your success, we both win. At this point, you might be wondering ‘how exactly do you provide further support?’

  • Educational resources and workshops – we have a wide range of resources and knowledge that can be provided as required to help you stay at the top of your game. We also host workshops and networking events to help you learn new skills and make more money.
  • Connecting the dots – we are connected with a wide range of quality service providers and other professionals (from marketing to legal). When you need a contractor or consultant who knows what they are doing, we can normally help by introducing you to the right people.
  • Business advisory – we can support your unique requirements by providing skilled guidance with planning and goal setting, assistance with banking requirements, management reporting and establishing the optimal business structure for ultimate tax efficiency.
  • Company management – filing annual company returns, complying with anti-money laundering regulation and high level administration is often a nuisance for business owners. We can look after this so that you can focus on more important work.
  • Payroll support – we can provide advisory and support services to help ensure that your payroll operates smoothly. Depending on your requirements, we can either advise you on how to remain compliant with the latest regulations or take care of it all for you.
  • Virtual CFO – how about a full suite of financial administration services, tailored to fulfil your exact needs? As your virtual CFO, we can handle cashflow management, debtor administration, day-to-day bookkeeping, paying the bills, dealing with banks and identifying trends in your business to help you remain one step ahead. Simply choose the services that are most useful in your business and we will look after it for a small fee.
  • Automation, innovation and cloud technology – the accounting industry has changed significantly over the past decade. Rather than perpetuating the ‘business as usual’ approach, we are constantly on the lookout for new accounting automations and ways of becoming more effective. Through our partnership with Xero, we can help you to automate repetitive parts of your operation such as inventory management and invoicing – providing time and cost savings well into the future.

The Future is Bright

Our world is changing very fast. New opportunities are emerging every day through technological advancement, which we are excited to embrace. To remain at the top of our game, we are constantly adopting new ways of doing things to save you money.

Spencer Lawrence accounting operates in a paperless environment, with most work being done in the cloud. When required, we use electronic signing to make your dealings with us convenient and easy.

By working with SLA, you can relax knowing that we have your back. Contact us today to find more about how we can help.

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