We go beyond accounting.
At Mitchell & Partners, we go beyond the traditional accounting
framework to achieve the best commercial solutions for our clients. We
strive to do this with integrity, professionalism, and care; qualities that
we trust will enable our clients to turn to us, as genuine and reliable
partners in business.
We are structured to best service the broad needs of each of our
clients. We do not assume any single specialty, but rather, choose to
develop a breadth of expertise, enabling us to offer our clients a
multi-faceted approach to their business.
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The nature of taxation consulting has changed drastically over the
past decade. In the past, staying abreast of technical and legislative
changes was adequate for achieving favourable outcomes for clients.
Today however, a greater depth of understanding is required if we are
to offer superior solutions. A genuine understanding and
appreciation of the commercial drivers behind a client's business is
fundamental. We present the best range of practical options,
highlighting the issues and preferred recommendations.
- Preparation and advice on income tax, fringe benefits tax,
capital gains tax, stamp duty, payroll tax, GST, and land tax.
- Assistance with taxation law compliance and
- Tax effective structuring for small to medium sized
- Superannuation advice and structures.
- Business succession planning.
- Corporate and international taxation advice and related
services, including transfer pricing and debt/equity rules.
- Taxation advice on trust structures including unit,
discretionary, and hybrid trusts.
- Tax litigation support, including prudential audits.
- Year end tax planning.
Our work provides a vital link between shareholders, management, and
other users of financial statements. A thorough understanding of the
environment in which our clients operate, the control procedures they
adopt, and the systems implemented, enable us to identify actual and
potential problem areas. Our success comes from being proactive in
protecting the interests of the shareholders or members.
As auditors, we recognise the importance of maintaining our
independence and objectivity at all times. Our Partners and staff are
well trained and experienced in identifying and overcoming issues that
may arise during the conduct of an audit.
We provide services to all types of businesses including public
companies, large private organisations, educational institutions,
subsidiaries of multinational companies, and non-profit
- Ensuring compliance with statutory obligations
- Internal control reviews
- Assistance in the design of control systems
- Taxation compliance audits and asset verifications that may
be required by financiers
- Trust account or superannuation fund audits
- We are also able to assist our clients with valuations of
possible acquisitions, due diligence tasks, and independent
expert reports where required
At Mitchell & Partners, we are committed to providing quality
service to our ever-growing client base. It is our friendly and
efficient work ethic, attention to detail, and willingness to
incorporate each and every client into the Mitchell & Partners
family that sets us apart from most other accounting firms. Whether it
be the large manufacturer, the foreign investor, the .mum and dad.
corner store, or the individual who needs us, we have the range of
taxation and accounting services, coupled with vast experience in all
areas, to get it right the first time, time after time.
- The most suitable vehicle or taxation structure in which to
conduct their business
- Income tax effects on the business structure chosen
- The implications of other taxes such as pay-roll tax, stamp
duty, GST, capital gains tax and fringe benefits tax
- Business activity regulations
- Estate Planning: planning for the effects of disability or
- Succession planning
- Opportunities for government assistance
We also recognise that the life-blood of the business community
in Australia is small business, and small business is a significant
part of our firm. The relationship we have with our business
clients is, and must be, very strong. They rely on the accuracy and
timeliness of our advice, to navigate them through the myriad of
complex and ever-changing legislation.
To ensure their compliance, our clients need to know what to do,
when to do it and the impact these changes may have on their
business. Knowing our clients' businesses, growing with them, and
providing them with the services they need - when they need them -
this is the essence of ‘beyond accounting', and reflects our own
professional and family values.
As the Federal Government continues to introduce measures aimed at
encouraging Australians to take responsibility, and act decisively, to
achieve their own retirement fund outcomes, Australians today are
obliged to deal with complex retirement issues. Many of our
clients are now very much retirement-focused. This mindset is even
starting to take effect on younger clients of the firm.
We, at Mitchell & Partners, can assist our clients to achieve
their retirement goals by helping them achieve a reasonable balance
between other long term obligations, such as housing loans and child
education costs, and the commitment of funds for retirement.
Many of our clients have established their own self-managed
superannuation funds. The use of such vehicles has become increasingly
popular, as investors remain dissatisfied with the returns achieved by
fund managers of public superannuation funds.
At Mitchell & Partners, we work with our clients to ensure that
their self-managed superannuation funds comply with the fairly complex
legislation that regulates them.
We help our clients move from the investment stage, to the
retirement stage, by advising on the taxation implications of lump sum
or pension strategies to maximise the funds available to them in their
Australia has always been a popular destination for foreign
investors. Our politically stable environment and favourable economic
conditions continue to encourage international property investors, and
entrepreneurs, wanting to establish or expand their business in new
markets. Foreign investment is equally well regarded by the Australian
government and business communities alike, and as such, offers the
astute investor a wealth of opportunity. Mitchell & Partners offer
a unique advisory service geared towards assisting foreign investors to
make the right investment decisions. By having worked closely with a
range of clients in the past, we are able to offer valuable insights
into what works and what doesn't.
We advise clients to contemplate their investment strategy with
careful consideration of factors such as location, product quality,
return on investment, and prospective long term opportunities. We help
facilitate this process by ensuring that proper and due consideration
is also given to the setting up of appropriate tax and legal
structures. After all, commercial returns and capital gains should not
be impaired by the lack of poor long term planning from the
In order to go beyond accounting we also provide the following services:
- Registered office facilities
- Lodgement of company transactions with ASIC such as share transfers, share splits, director appointments and resignations etc.
- Training, Setup and/or Bookkeeping services of accounting packages Xero, MYOB and Quicken.
- Setup and compliance of Private Ancillary Funds, whereby clients can create their own charitable foundation with a high level of control