Business Advisory Services

business advisory services, corporate structuring, employee incentives, raising finance, succession planning, exit strategies

When successful businesses are owned and driven by key individuals, the decisions they make are closely linked with their own personal welfare and with the ultimate wellbeing of their families.

Boroughs has been built around the protection of wealth for our clients and we understand that entrepreneurial business owners have very particular circumstances and needs.

We have many entrepreneurial clients who have made a significant emotional and financial investment in their business. For many, the business is part of their life and part of their family. Our role is to act as both a business partner and protector of the individual’s own interests and those of their family. While the firm has considerable expertise in advising on commercial and tax issues (both corporate and personal) we go further than this. Where required we become closely involved with the operational aspects of the business and have partners with the experience to provide high level strategic support to the directors.

How we assist

To help you achieve your strategic goals, the tax and business expertise of Boroughs can assist at every step of a business’ life:

  • Efficient corporate structuring when setting up a new business or restructuring an existing business;
  • Advice on raising finance for the business;
  • Managing growth and expansion;
  • Employee and management incentives;
  • Extracting profits from the business in a tax-efficient way;
  • Succession planning;
  • Exit routes and value realisation.

OUR SPECIALISTS

Alan Moffat

Director

Alan Moffat

Business Services

Alan is a business services director, who joined the firm in February 1991. He was previously with Pannell Kerr Forster for 15 years, the last 8 as a partner in the firm’s business services division.

Alan gained a number of years’ experience in commerce prior to moving to the profession. He has gained a wide range of experience through his involvement with a diverse range of clients, including both public companies and private client groups, operating in the areas of technology, IT outsourcing, investment, hospitality, property development and retail and wholesaling areas. Alan also has experience in taxation, superannuation and estate planning related matters.

Alan is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and a Registered Tax Agent.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:amoffat@boroughs.net.au

Brenden Hughes

Director

Brenden Hughes

Business Services

Brenden has been a business service director since July 2007. He originally joined the firm in February 1995 as a trainee accountant and since that time has gained extensive experience in the business services and assurance areas.

From 2002 to 2007 Brenden specialised in providing assurance and related services to small and medium public and private groups in a diverse range of industries, including consumer and industrial products, advertising and agriculture. More recently he has specialised in providing taxation, superannuation and other business services to privately held groups.

Brenden is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, a registered SMSF Auditor, and a Registered Tax Agent.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:bhughes@boroughs.net.au

Stephen Austin

Director

Stephen Austin

Business Services

Stephen has been a business services director since July 2008. He originally joined the firm in 2001 as part of the taxation advisory division and has more recently focused on business services clients that have specialised tax needs.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephen conducted his own private practice as well as acting as the Group Financial Controller for his family’s manufacturing and distribution business prior to its sale.

He has wide experience in taxation advisory, accounting, superannuation, family office and estate and succession planning matters.

Stephen is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, CPA Australia, a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Taxation Institute of Australia, a registered SMSF Auditor, Registered Tax Agent, and a Justice of the Peace (NSW).  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Management (with a sub major in Marketing), and a Diploma of Financial Planning.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:saustin@boroughs.net.au

Chris Allen

Director

Chris Allen

Business Services & Assurance

Chris has over 35 years’ experience in the profession, advising the SME sector on all aspects of taxation, accounting and business management, as well as conducting audits of large enterprises and foreign-controlled Australian companies under the Corporations Act.

He has undertaken valuations of SMEs for both family law and business sale purposes, as well as leading due diligence engagements for clients looking to acquire businesses. In both the audit and advisory areas, Chris has particular expertise across builders and developers, agribusiness, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, aged care and health care service providers.

Prior to joining Boroughs in 2014, Chris spent 27 years with BDO and its predecessor firm PKF where he served on the firm’s executive in his capacity as Partner in Charge of the Private Client service line, as well as the firm’s National Head of Private Clients.

He is a registered company auditor, an approved SMSF auditor, a Registered Tax Agent and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. He also holds a diploma in Financial Planning.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:callen@boroughs.net.au

Matthew Thorncraft

Director

Matthew Thorncraft

Business Services

With big four firm experience, Matthew has been a business services director since 2014.

Working with large privately-owned businesses, subsidiaries of multinational companies, entrepreneurs and high net wealth individuals, Matthew takes a proactive and hands-on approach to advising clients on the full suite of accounting, taxation and business-related matters.

Whilst industry experience is diverse, Matthew has extensive experience working with large privately held businesses operating in the property development and construction industries where he has acted as an outsourced CFO and provided finance function services.

Matthew is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, a Registered Tax Agent and member of the Tax Institute of Australia. He also holds a diploma in Financial Planning.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:mthorncraft@boroughs.net.au

Stephen Viski

Director

Stephen Viski

Business Services

Stephen is a business services director who joined the firm in 2013, previously having been part of a large mid-tier firm for over 10 years.

He has experience in all aspects of accounting, including statutory and management accounting, structuring, outsourcing and taxation compliance and advice. He has been involved in a broad range of clients in various industries, including aged care, property & construction, professional service providers, primary production and sport and entertainment.

Stephen is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and is a Registered Tax Agent. He also holds a diploma in Financial Planning.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:sviski@boroughs.net.au

John Leece AM

Director

John Leece AM

Corporate Advisory

John has been director of the Firm since 1979, and specialises in corporate financial strategic advice, mergers, and acquisitions. His experience includes roles in business advisory services, auditing, accounting services and taxation advice.

John is a Fellow Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, as well as CPA Australia. He is also a Registered Tax Agent, and a Justice of the Peace (NSW).

John has given extensive service to the accounting profession particularly as a member of the New South Wales Divisional Council of the Australian Society of CPAs and of a number of Expert Panels and Professional Committees, including the joint committee between Government and the profession.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:jleece@boroughs.net.au

Brian Vogel

Director

Brian Vogel

Business Services

Brian is a business services director who joined the firm in 1969.

He has extensive experience in accounting and business services. He also advises on taxation, superannuation and voluntary liquidations. He is corporate adviser to many substantial private investment and corporate groups.

He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, CPA Australia and is a Registered Tax Agent.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:bvogel@boroughs.net.au

Justin Fletcher

Director

Justin Fletcher

Business Services & Assurance

Justin is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. He is a registered Company Auditor, and holds both a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting.

He provides a broad range of business and corporate advisory services – including statutory financial reporting, taxation compliance and external audit services. His advisory skills also extend to superannuation, business group restructuring, completion of business and share valuations, due diligence reports and financial analysis and modelling.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:jfletcher@boroughs.net.au

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