Over delicious canapes by the RK Group, we chatted and made new friends. Guest presenter, the inspirational Diana Taylor, shared stories about life in Football, a sport which truly brings people together. The PRA Ladies Cocktail Luncheon held during November at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club raised over $2,000 for the Christ Church Meals Program and Anam Cara House.
Could you benefit from a SWOT analysis? Knowing your business Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats can help your business survive. It’s been some time since you started your business. Many business owners have mixed emotions as they experience the highs and lows of owning and running a small business. Very few small business owners take the time to sit back and analyse the changes taking place in their business and…
Like nearly everything in life, a career in accounting has its ups and downs. But for Geelong Accountant and Partner at Patrick Rowan & Associates, Helen Pemberton, accounting remains her perfect career choice.
“I love my job,” says Helen who is celebrating 25 years with Geelong Accounting Firm, Patrick Rowan & Associates.
Helen believes the accounting business is as much about people as figures and number crunching.
Recent warnings from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has highlighted the number of fraudulent and unsolicited emails, SMS and phone calls.
Scammers, pretending to be from these organisations have been contacting people asking them to pay outstanding debt and fees and to disclose personal information.
As we approach the end of the financial year, it’s time for both individuals and businesses to ensure tax affairs are in order and to consider key tax planning strategies. In this article, we highlight some of the more general tax planning strategies. Please contact the team at Patrick Rowan & Associates to discuss your personal situation. End of Year Tax Hints Make a Superannuation Contribution HINT: Tax deductions…