APAC 2017 Australian Enterprise Awards

44 APAC / Australian Enterprise Awards 2017 , AE170074 Best SME Accountancy Firm - Melbourne Scott Partners is a Chartered Accountants based in East Malvern supporting a wide range of clients. We profile the firm to find out more and explore the secrets behind its success. Scott Partners believe that business performance relies on more than annual financial statements and tax returns. Instead, the firm aims to become a valuable member of your business management team by providing in-depth analysis to improve the clients’ business operations. Through broad and detailed research, the firm take into account business planning, forecasts, profitability analysis and a system of regular management reporting. Research indicates that accountants are a primary source of advice for business owners. In particular, astute advice into future planning and business analysis is valued highly. As such, Scott Partners aims to provide this by identifying key areas of frustration then setting goals based upon identified weaknesses, as well as analysing current situations vs. ideal scenarios using software modelling that predicts possible effects of business decisions before they are made. The firm also offers regular coaching, designing industry-relevant strategies to achieve goals and finally ensuring that clients are using control mechanisms such as working to a cash flow budget and tracking performance against intended targets and readjusting strategies over time. The firm’s client focused approach starts from the very beginning. The team’s process of introducing themselves to new clients is to get them to very quickly tell us a bit about themselves. They then schedule in a 30 minute, free, no obligation meeting with our industry specialist Client Service Manager. From there both parties can decide together whether there is a good fit and the clients can decide on the value of working with this dynamic and innovative firm. Ongoing interaction with clients is conducted through the accounting software base of Xero, a cutting edge software which offers clients the chance to work at the forefront of the latest market developments and provides efficient, effective support. To ensure client satisfaction the company also utilises Agreed Fee, pay by the month technology so that clients do not receive shock bills. Overall, Scott Partners Chartered Accountants aims to take the hassle out of accounting and provide clients with the support and solutions they need. This will remain the firm’s ongoing focus as it looks towards a bright and prosperous future. Company: Scott Partners Chartered Accountants Contact: Scott Trevethan Contact Email: [email protected] Address: Suite 6, 1949 Malvern Rd, East Malvern, 3145, Australia Phone: 1300 365 455 Website: scottpartners.com.au

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