Professional Services Firm

April 1, 2021

ATO targets profits of professional service firms

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been concerned for some time about how many professional services firms are structured – specifically, professional practices such as lawyers, architects, medical practices, engineers, architects etc., operating through trusts, companies and partnerships of discretionary trusts and how the profits from these practices are being taxed. New draft guidance (PCG […]

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September 28, 2020

5 Steps to Growing your Professional Services Firm

This focuses on the elements we think need to be in place before you grow your professional service firm…but firstly, a diversion. Have you seen the movie, The Founder, with Michael Keaton? The Founder is the story of Ray Kroc and McDonald’s. The opening scene (about 2 mins) of this movie draws some fantastic parallels […]

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Taking Financial Control of your Professional Services Firm

If you are a partner or owner of a professional service firm, and you: Don’t take regular profit distributions Run the business from your bank account Have no idea how the business is performing Don’t know what the capacity of the firm is and if you do, if you are under or overachieving Don’t receive […]

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September 22, 2020

The Black Hole between Billings a Capacity in your Professional Services Firm

Once we have an understanding on the capacity of your professional services firm, we then work to understand the ‘gap’ between the capacity in your professional service firm, against what it is actually billing. We call this gap the ‘black hole’ in a professional service firm. You need to calculate the billing capacity of your […]

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Calculating Capacity in your Professional Services Firm

The first thing we do when working with a professional service firm is to calculate the billing capacity of that firm. In this guide, we will explore these so you can apply to your business, but note, every professional service firm is different and these should be used as a guide only. Fees Generated per […]

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