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Accountant Services

More than Just Another Accounting Firm

Do you require accountant services in Brisbane to help your business manage its finances and accounting? Choose Affinitas Accounting! As a professional accounting firm, we go beyond that. We believe in providing our customers with the support they need to grow their business and achieve their financial goals. That’s why we provide our clients with year-round support.

If you’re looking for business accounting services in Brisbane to provide your business with financial and accounting advice and guidance or to help achieve your business’ financial goals, please get in touch with a member of our friendly staff. Let’s start making a real difference to your business, today!

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Affinitas Accounting is not just one of the many accounting firms in Brisbane. Our team is committed to helping you get back in control of your finances.

Our firm holds over 20 years of collective experience in delivering high-quality accountant services to individuals and business owners alike. We work with businesses, professionals, and individuals offering a comprehensive plan to foster growth, improve cashflows, and increase profits. Our firm in Brisbane offers a variety of services, ranging from bookkeeping and business management to taxation to risk assessment and cash flow advice.

Affinitas Accounting is more than just a firm in Brisbane that prepares and reviews last year’s numbers. We are partners who can provide proactive and practical guidance, backed up by a variety of experience and knowledge. The team at Affinitas Accounting work together to ensure we cover all your personal and business needs. We’re not just another firm in Brisbane, we dedicate ourselves to helping our clients achieve their financial goals.

Affinitas Accounting specialises in accounting, management, and administration in all phases of a business’ operations. Our accountant services provide a balance of personal interest as well as an ability to meet a broad variety of business accounting needs at affordable prices.

Our goal is for you to feel as if you are our sole client – your business priorities are our priority and we will work quickly to help you run your business profitably. Regardless of your company’s size, you can expect our utmost attention. Our philosophy regarding our expert accountant services offering is to provide the best accountant services possible while striving for 100% customer satisfaction.

Our professional accountant services can help you establish control over your financial situation. Modern life is complex. At any one time, you can be facing a combination of business, career, finance, and family challenges. And on many occasions, these challenges can be interconnected on multiple levels. The outcome of your tax return can affect your business expansion plans, investment plans, and your ability to borrow money. Other times, the way you structure your business can affect your tax, investment, and lending outcomes.

To make properly informed decisions, you need the services of a trusted and professional accountant. You need advisers who can get to know you, your business, and your family. Your advisers need to be able to assimilate, analyse, and explain information to you in all these important financial areas.

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Why Choose Affinitas Accounting?

We don’t just provide you with a small business accountant service offering: we are your partners, providing expert financial advice that can help you see financial success and see the growth of your business. A thorough understanding of business and financial structures means our experienced team can help navigate the complex tax obligations of your business. If it feels like you’re doing two jobs at once by turning over your work and trying to maintain your financial systems, we can help with a sound accounting structure and a financial plan that will guide our business partnership and help you avoid common pitfalls.

We will keep your business healthy and heading in the right direction with quality business and management advice. All your accounting, tax, and bookkeeping needs are in good hands with us. We know that having the right finance and cash flow management systems in place is important for business owners.

Ensuring your business’ finances are in healthy shape can be a daunting task. Let us tailor our accountant services to suit your requirements! We will work with you in your Brisbane based business to create a plan to improve growth, limit unnecessary spending, and increase your bottom line.

Here are some of our additional services offered:

Four Pillars Approach

Affinitas Accounting has adopted a “Four Pillars Approach” that recognises this need and provides resources and services where we can act as:

  • Your Business and Management Adviser
  • Your Taxation Specialist
  • Your Superannuation, Investment and Risk Adviser
  • Your Finance and Cashflow Adviser.

We realise that not everyone will require all the services we offer; but they are there if, and when, you need them.


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Business Accountant Services

We provide the following professional business accounting services:

1. We help business clients plan strategies and manage the day-to-day challenges of being in business.

The Affinitas Accounting team takes pride in being an important partner for its clients. Whether it’s a simple enquiry over the phone or a more complex situation which needs to be analysed, we encourage clients to contact us and stay connected.

2. Affinitas Accounting Helps You Meet Your Tax Requirements

Taxation and GST liabilities need to be monitored and planned for in advance. The Affinitas approach is to stay involved with your business numbers throughout the year and tackle issues before they become surprises and problems. If the Australian Taxation Department needs to be contacted about your situation, we represent you.

3. Affinitas Accounting Helps You Manage Cash Flows

Understanding the connection and the differences between profit and cash flow is one of the keys to running a successful business. Prices and margins need to be set to make a profit and expenses must be controlled. However, this profit needs to be collected and placed in the bank before it is truly of value to a business owner. Our Brisbane based accounting firm can help business owners implement strategies to keep their trade debtors under control and keep money in your bank, where it belongs.

4. Experience with Client Onboarding and Clean Up

If the relationship with your accounting firm is not working for you, it might be time to consider a change. These professional breakdowns can happen for a variety of reasons, but they are usually marked by communication breakdowns, work that has not been completed to the client’s satisfaction, and/or work that has not been completed at all. Our experienced team has many years of experience discussing these issues with prospective new clients, identifying the priorities, establishing a relationship, quoting fees upfront, and then getting people up to date. The most common outcome of this process is happy and relieved clients who can get back to running the core functions of their business.

5. Experts with Backdated Tax Returns

Sometimes individuals and/or businesses disengage with the tax department. They just fall behind with their tax returns and it seems easier (in the short term) to not deal with the backlog. But there ALWAYS comes a day when reality knocks at the door and these backdated returns need to be dealt with – whether it’s for a bank loan, dealing with Centrelink, a deceased estate or when the dreaded demand letter turns up from the ATO.

After 20 years, there is almost nothing we have not seen when it comes to late tax returns. The experienced Affinitas Accounting team knows how to analyse the overall situation and then manage the process to get you up to date. We even have backdated software going back more than 30 years to ensure that the right tax rates and rules are applied to each back-dated return. Our team got one couple up to date after being a combined 21 years behind. We have also recently completed 12 years for another client.

We’ve cleaned up businesses’ and trusts’ returns stretching back more than a decade. Back-dated individual tax returns can often result in large back-dated refunds. Getting businesses up to date can ensure that if the tax, fines, and penalties are accruing, they can be put on hold and payment arrangements negotiated.  

6. Help When it’s Time to Restructure Your Business

Most successful businesses start small and then grow. After a period of time, the tax set-up that suited you as a start-up business may no longer be working for you and you need to consider alternatives. There are some tax laws that can permit these restructures and produce some great outcomes, but they are complex and need to be very carefully applied. Affinitas Accounting is a Brisbane accounting firm that has experience in helping businesses achieve restructures that have allowed them to grow beyond purely family based business. Depending on the circumstances, these new structures can allow them to access tax benefits, bring in equity partners, and/or be able to consider an external sale.

7. Getting Business Valuations

Whether you just want to get a sense of what your business might be worth, or you need a valuation for a specific legal purpose, this is a specialised area that requires identification of various important numbers in your accounts.

The Affinitas Team can help prepare the numbers needed and then arrange for a professionally prepared report to be produced to suit your needs. Most important is that you end up with a valuation that is specific to your business and your industry.  

8. Shareholders/Partnership Agreements

If you are in business with someone, you need an agreement in place that deals with how you run the business on a day to day basis, make big business decisions, and manage the entry and/or exit of partners. This needs to be outlined in an official legal agreement that is drafted by a lawyer. Affinitas Accounting can help prepare you for a meeting with the lawyer – the numbers you need and questions/issues that must be discussed prior to the meeting.

9. Keyperson Insurance to Protect Your Business Assets

This is a specialist form of insurance policy designed to protect a business against losing key people and skills. It requires skills in business analysis, accounting, and insurance law. The overall skill set of the Affinitas Group is ideally suited to being able to calculate the insurance needs, research the best policies, and implement the policies in the right ownership structure.  

10. Offer Advice on Investment and Superannuation Strategies

If you run a profitable business or have good cash flows from your employment income, you need to turn this into investments. Our investment and superannuation team can work with you to design strategies to build your personal wealth.

Whether it be property, shares, managed funds, superannuation, or geared investments, we have someone you can talk to about these strategies.

11. Give You Professional Advice Related to Income Protection 

And while your personal wealth is growing, you need to protect you and your family what you already have by having appropriate levels of insurance in place. Our team of risk specialists can help you understand the differences between death, total and permanent disablement, trauma cover, and income protection. They then calculate levels you need of cover you require and source quality policies. Most importantly they are there to guide you through the process and the paperwork should you need to make a claim.

12. Getting the Right Finance Advice

Getting the right finance is much more than just securing the lowest interest rate. The accounting qualified Affinitas Finance team will help you to structure your finance correctly and ensure you are getting a great deal. By understanding your tax set-up and your current and future requirements, they can research the options and arrive at the solution that best suits your needs. The Affinitas Finance team then helps walk you through the myriad of paperwork that banks require nowadays to process, complete, and settle a loan application.


Starting with Us is Easy

Getting started with Affinitas Accounting is easy:

  • We meet and assess your business and personal needs
  • We tailor a package of services to meet these needs
  • We provide peace of mind via a fixed fee quote and easy payment options
  • We ensure that your needs are regularly reviewed and updated

 

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Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our range of services or to start with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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  • I’ve been dealing with Affinitas Accounting for about 3 years now and I have found them to be nothing but friendly and helpful. I’m a Bookkeeper and on occasions have been stuck with various accounting problems. Affinitas have not hesitated to spend time with me until the problem was solved. Any queries or questions have always been answered in a timely manner.

  • I highly recommend coming here for all your tax needs! They explain everything you need to know about tax thoroughly and go about there jobs professionally, always leave here with a cheery smile and satisfaction.

  • Affinitas Accounting has been so helpful with the restructure of my business. They made it an easy process and explained it in a language that was easy to understand. My ongoing tax and gst is all prepared by them, they’ve really taken the stress out of it all to let me focus on growing my business.

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    Rebecca & Russel Johns

    Since moving to Affinitas Accounting we have a clear understanding of companies and trusts. We have no hesitation in saying the team here will meet and then exceed your expectations! I never feel like i am annoying them. Thank you Team Affinitas

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    Paul Maclaine

    Affinitas has looked after all our financial needs for our business and personal tax returns. We have been with our accountant for 10+ years. I have no hesitation in recommending Affinitas to anyone looking for an accountant or any financial advise. We have always found and received friendly professional and practical advise.

  • For the past 6 years, Tammy has been lodging our tax. The team always spend the time to explain how things will affect us and always manage to maximise our returns. We highly recommend the team to anyone we speak to and have had friends move to do their future tax with the team at affinities accounting. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

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    Kirsty Whittaker

    I’ve been using Deb from Affinitas Accounting now for many years and have found her to be excellent in looking after my taxation needs. I’m in Tasmania, Affinitas Accounting is in Queensland and distance is no barrier. She understands my business needs, everything is done in a friendly and efficient manner and I happily recommend to anyone looking for ‘down to earth’ taxation advice.

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    David Williams

    We’ve been with Affinitas Accounting for over 5yrs when they were known as Online Accounting & Taxation Solutions. From our initial phone call with Brad looking for an accounting team that would meet our expectations as well as provide efficient service, we’ve been really impressed with the team’s professionalism, knowledge & expertise.

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    Allyson O'Connell

    Debbie is our accountant and has been for seven years. She is thorough and always does what she can to honestly get us the best return but always adheres to the ATO guidelines. We recommend her to our friends and wouldn’t take our business to anyone else. Thanks Debbie.

  • We have only been with Affinitas Accounting for the past 12 months but in this time they have by far exceeded our expectations of an accountant and far surpassed previously used accountants.
    Affinitas are not just about annual returns, BAS statements etc, they take the time to get to know you enabling them to provide advise to help you work toward personal & business goals.

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    Mark D’Andrea

    Can’t fault Affinitas.

    Have been coming here for years (when it was then called online tax). Deb has been happy to always go the extra mile and doesn’t mind dispensing helpful advice throughout the year.

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    Deagon Fixing

    I have been a client of Affinitas Accounting (previously Online) for the past 8 years. It is like a one stop shopping experience, all my needs were addressed in the one office.

    Thanks Affinitas you for all your assistance and I would strongly recommend them to anyone to use

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