Small Business Accounting in Gold Coast

Our experts provide strategic business consulting and tax advice for business owners

A business is an ever-evolving entity. Even in the early stages of planning, those that set out to create a particular kind of business may find that their strengths lie elsewhere, and so they will tweak their business plan to create the kind of organisation they believe stands the best chance of survival.

At Watson & Watt, we deliver small business accounting services to Gold Coast entrepreneurs and those that are navigating the often-choppy waters experienced when a business enters the market place and vies for its share. Too many small businesses fail every year and the reality is that this happens because the majority of them do not have proper advice from the get-go.

Small Business Accounting On The Gold Coast
Our team seeks to fully understand the financial position of our clients and we build strategies that enable them to not only get off the starting blocks but to grow quickly and gain a competitive advantage in their chosen field.

By taking advantage of the technological advances and cloud-based software that is now accessible, we reduce the time required to complete the smaller, but important menial tasks, and invest the time freed up in helping our clients to create plans that will help them achieve their goals.

Accounting Advice for All Stages of Business
Regardless of what stage of business you are currently in, seeking the assistance and advice of accountancy specialists is always worthwhile. Those that are currently drawing up their business plans stand to gain just as much as those that are already trading.

Having the support of experienced and knowledgeable strategists can help you determine the best business structure and afford you a more comprehensive analysis of the financial projections you have in place for your endeavour.

Depending on the level of support you require, you could also stand to gain advice on how best to proceed in terms of tracking expenses and where deductions for tax purposes could be made as you proceed through the financial year.

Small business accountants allow Gold Coast entrepreneurs that are already up and running the chance to consider their current financial position and identify growth areas within their operation.

Naturally, you will have advice on tax payments and expert support that will ensure that your financial reports are properly put together, but this is backed by industry-specific information that could enable you to take advantage of seasonal trends and cash flow patterns.

Here at Watson & Watt, we believe in forecasts and budgeting for those that wish to leverage their current position and make smart decisions throughout the year that enable them to remain competitive and, of course, viable. Inventory management, pricing decisions, identifying where expenses could be curbed and creating a strong plan are all essential to helping your business thrive.

How to Save With Small Business Accounting
We want to help all of our clients succeed and in doing so reduce their tax bills. Cash is the lifeblood of all businesses and ensuring that you are in a position that reduces your risk is one of our key objectives. Those interested in saving thousands of dollars every year are invited to download our free eBook, which details 4 tax strategies that could do just that for you.

At Watson & Watt, our dedication to small business accounting for Gold Coast entrepreneurs is second-to-none. We know how tough it is starting out, but we are here to make it possible for you to gain the same advantages that the major industry players avail of and do so from the start. We look forward to discussing your business and illustrating the kind of savings our team can make for you.

Accounting services in Gold Coast
Count on us for expert
Business Accounting support
Accounting & Tax
Stay on the front foot with the ATO when we take control of your lodgement program. Know what taxes are due when, and budget for it.
What we offer:
  • Up to date & squeaky clean with ATO
  • Direct access to experienced advisors
  • Pragmatic advice
  • We know the people you need to know
Business Consulting
Stuck in your business? Ready to turn your dream business into reality? Our 3-step process brings freedom from frustration.
What we offer:
  • Clarify the direction for your business
  • Build rock solid foundations
  • Understand your numbers and how to 
maximise them
  • Accountability
why choose us
We give solutions, not just information
Experts who know the ATO
We understand how to navigate tax successfully
No surprise fees
No surprise invoices, our fees are fixed and agreed in advance
We are your growth partner
Pragmatic advisors with a focus on your profit
Your safe set of hands
We give confidence that your tax lodgements are up to date and under control
why clients love us
We help business owners like you take control of their finances
Nathan added value right from the start. He thinks around a problem rather than just attacking it, and in doing so has provided clear-sighted, refreshing thinking to my business. Melissa Donnelly, Affinity Communications.
Nathan knows his stuff. Easy to talk to, happy to help wherever necessary and most importantly, is a fantastic accountant. Highly recommend!
Watson & Watt is extremely professional and knowledgeable when it comes to all things tax related. I find them incredibly easy to deal with, efficient and always professional. I would highly recommend Watson & Watt!
Partnering with Watson & Watt was a game-changer for DataSights. Their expertise in accounting, tax planning, and business consulting allowed me to take control of my finances and set my business on a path to sustained growth. I can't thank them enough!
Over the last 3 years, Nathan has assisted as our accountant as well as led monthly advisory meetings to assist in our companies strategy and growth! We’ve managed to exceed our original targets and appreciate his goal oriented approach. We highly recommend Watson & Watt!
Nathan is great! He took all the pain out of tax time and looked after everything for us. He Helped us in buying business and kept us informed and was available to answer any questions we had. The fees are reasonable. We will be using Watson & Watt always and highly recommend them.
We have used Watson and Watt's services for the last 3 years and have found them to be of the highest professional standard, very competitively priced and always able to explains complex matters in plain english. We couldn't recommend them highly enough to anyone looking to start a business or looking for a more personalised approach to their business accounting needs.
Nathan from Watson & Watt has been great to deal with and we look forward to continuing to work with him. He has helped us with everything from the day-to-day management of our business to long-term strategies. I would highly recommend Watson & Watt to any businesses looking for a fresh approach to accounting and business consulting.
We are SO glad we switched accountants and began using Watson & Watt. Nathan has been incredible from the start, we could not recommend more highly. Also, with all the confusion regarding COVID-19 and businesses, Nathan has been on top of it from day one, and has guided us through a difficult time and make it so much easier and less stressful to navigate. We're so grateful for all the assistance and information provided.
You ask. We answer
What services do you offer?

At Watson & Watt we provide a wide range of professional accounting and financial services to meet your individual and business needs. Our services include:

1. Tax Compliance:

We specialize in tax compliance, ensuring that your financial statements are accurately prepared and tax returns are filed on time. Our expertise includes;

  1. Bookkeeping
  2. Preparation & Lodgment of Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  3. Financial Statement & Income Tax Preparation
  4. Fringe Benefits tax returns and advice
  5. Managing company registers and liasing with ASIC.

2. Tax Planning:

Our tax planning services are designed to help you minimize your tax liabilities while staying compliant with the latest tax laws and regulations. We work with you to develop strategies that optimize your tax position.

3. Business Consulting:

Our experienced team offers comprehensive business consulting services, including:

  • Goal Setting: We help you define clear and achievable goals to drive your business forward.
  • Strategy Development: We work with you to create a tailored business strategy that aligns with your goals and helps you navigate challenges effectively.
  • Accountability: Our accountability services provide you with the guidance and support needed to ensure you're on track to meet your business objectives.
  • Budgeting: We assist in creating budgets that allow you to manage your finances effectively and reach your financial targets.
  • Forecasting: Our forecasting services provide insights into future financial performance, enabling you to plan and make informed decisions for both cash and profit.
  • Performance Analysis: We evaluate your business's financial performance and provide recommendations to enhance profitability and efficiency.

How does your pricing work?

All our pricing is fixed, agreed in advance and paid via direct debit. And for those that qualify we offer a 12 month payment plan at no extra cost where we spread the costs of the year’s services over 12 equal instalments.

Each year we will send you a new proposal with updated pricing and schedule of services.

Should you require additional services in the period we will provide you with a proposal for those services before we do any work. That way you are always in control.

What happens after we enquire?

After you submit an enquiry we will organise a time to for a free video meeting or phone call at a time suitable for us both. This meeting can go up to 30 minutes long and is a chance for us both to get to know each other, find out what you are looking for and whether we are a good fit for each other.

If we both agree that we can work well together and deliver you the outcomes you are looking for, we will provide you with a proposal for our services which will outline the services, costs involved and our terms and conditions. Once that is accepted there are some compliance requirements we need to satisfy such as ID verification and tax agent linking on the business portal. But we will outline all that in detail once that time comes.

Do you do individual tax returns?

We only do individual tax returns for those individuals who are part of a business group (e.g the shareholders/directors) we do the accounting for, and for those with substantial investments and investment structures such as family trusts or self-managed super funds.

How do you work with clients?

We work with our clients through a combination of email, phone, video and if the case requires it, face to face meetings.