Can I use your accounting services if I do not live locally?

GW Capital Group has a diverse client base both within Perth and throughout Australia. If it is difficult for you to come to us and you live in Perth, we will come to you. We actually prefer to visit our clients at their own premises. One of our core values is offering each and every one of our clients focused attention and a personalised service. For our clients outside of Perth, we regularly keep in touch with them via email or telephone to ensure all their accounting needs are up to date. How often should I see an accountant? This really depends on your business activity. For complex portfolios, we like to see our clients on a monthly or quarterly basis. However, for straight forward individual tax returns, we only need to meet with you once per year, however we do encourage communication via telephone or email a few times throughout the year just to touch base in case you have any queries. It’s all part of the personalised service you get with GW Capital Group.



How can you help make my business profits grow?

GW Capital Group are experts in this area. We can formulate budgets to help direct your business towards growing profits. We will also spend time with you at your premises setting up management reporting systems so that you can easily monitor your business’ activity. A business plan is also an important tool, we can help you develop one so you can define your business objectives and target markets.



What are the different types of legal structures I should consider?

There are a number of structures that you can choose from when creating your business. The staff at GW Capital Group have the knowledge and experience to guide you in choosing the structure that best suits your business needs. It is important to keep in mind that there are advantages and disadvantages for each so seeking professional advice is vital when deciding which one to choose. An incorrect choice could lead to the payment of excessive tax and difficulties in succession or retirement planning in the future.

Generally, there are four main types of business structures commonly used by small businesses:

  • Sole trader - this is an individual trading on their own.
  • Partnership - two or more people or entities running a business together.
  • Trust - An entity that holds property or income for the benefit of others. It can be fixed or discretionary.
  • Company - a legal entity separate from its shareholders.



The structure of our practice enables us to offer fees substantially lower than our larger competitors. Whenever possible, we will try to give you upfront quotes before work commencement. Unlike other firms, we do not charge our clients on general telephone and casual enquiries.