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Peter Radford : Principal

Peter holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy & Finance) and is both a Registered Tax Agent and Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants. Peter is also a Justice of the Peace (C.Dec).

Having 42 years experience in the accounting industry, with 16 years working in public practice you can be assured of Peter’s knowledge of taxation and small business expertise.

Contact: peter@radfordtax.com.au

Donna Irwin : Accountant

Donna has extensive expertise, experience and knowledge in accounting and taxation, having worked in public practices for over 29 years.

Donna is a specialist in preparing individuals, contractors and all business entities Tax returns, financial statements and Business Activity Statements.

Contact: donna@radfordtax.com.au

Neil Radford: Accountant

Neil is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with over 11 years experience in public practice. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy and E-commerce) and is a Registered Tax Agent. Neil is a QuickBooks Online Certified Pro Advisor and a Justice of the Peace (C.Dec).

Neil is experienced in individual and business taxation, fringe benefits and capital gains with a particular interest in SMSF’s and Business Planning.

As an Authorised Representative of the SMSF Advisers Network Pty Ltd, Neil is able to help you with your superannuation and self managed superannuation funds needs.

Authorised Representative No 124 7494 of
SMSF Advisers Network Pty Ltd
AFSL No. 430062 ABN: 64 155 907 681

In order to provide personal advice to our clients in relation to superannuation and self managed superannuation funds, Radford Financial Advisory Services (QLD) Authorised Representative No 124 7493 has chosen to be authorised through the SMSF Advisors Network Pty Ltd (SAN) – the Australian Financial Services Licence of the National Tax and Accountants’ Association Ltd (NTAA).

Contact: neil@radfordtax.com.au

Mary Radford: Receptionist

Mary has worked at Peter Radford Accountant and Tax Agent since its commencement in 2001. You can be guaranteed of Mary’s warm welcome to greet you when you arrive at our office.

Contact: info@radfordtax.com.au

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Conducting your business’ health-check

Posted on May 28, 2020 by admin

With the current economic slowdown, now is the perfect time to review your business strategy and conduct a business “health check” to come out the other side improved and ready to go. Analyse whether or not your business is in the state that you want it to be in and any improvements you can make to prepare for when the economy starts to recover.

Clients and customers

Client and customer loyalty is a trait all businesses should appreciate, but if your clients’ values are misaligned with yours, conflict is inevitable. Hence, now is the time to re-evaluate which clients you want to keep loyal and which ones you can see a cooperative future with. Re-assessing your target audience and deepening your understanding of the wants and needs of your clients would also be beneficial, as you can perfect your marketing strategies now while you have the time. If you have clients who frequently struggle to pay you on time, rude to your service and employees and generally disrespectful to your business, take the time to assess whether your attention is worthwhile and if you would like to continue to work with them when the economic situation improves.

Employees

Your employees are another stakeholder to check up on during this downtime opportunity. Your employees will always be your business’ representatives so make sure they are up to standard and help them improve on their skills now when they have the time to. Take the time to teach your employees more about your business goals and strategies and improve the team atmosphere by introducing team recreational activities. Your relationship with your employees now during a global crisis will dictate how they feel about you as a leader and if they can rely on you in the future. Foster respectful, strong and healthy bonds between you and your employees and only good things will be coming your way.

Suppliers

The key question to ask when reviewing your suppliers is whether or not you are getting what you need from them at a reasonable cost. Of course, not all sales deals are made equally and while you may get the bad end of the stick now, that is sometimes for the benefit of the long term. However, if this is not the case and you feel that your suppliers are asking too much from you, letting you down with their product quality or causing other complications, take the time now to look for other options. As most businesses struggle through current economic conditions, more and more suppliers are becoming competitive and hence, there are more options to consider. Do your research and decide on the suppliers you want to work with for the long-term future.

Financing

Managing your finances is always a difficult task but it is now more important than ever. Your budget and profit predictions for this year are likely going rogue so reevaluate your finances and research other funding options such as commercial rent, interest rates and banking services. Consider how you can minimise cost while maximising efficiency and productivity, save as much money as you can during these downtimes, and review your investments in detail to determine whether or not they are worthwhile.

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