Shirley and her family own a chain of cafes in Malaysia and wanted to start a new chain in Australia. Whilst she has lots of experience in managing cafes in Malaysia, she needed lots of help to get it started correctly in Australia due to the myriad of rules and regulations and compliance requirements.



  • We explained to her the different business structures and taxation for each structure and set them up with a company structure with a family trust as part of the shareholders
  • We referred them to lawyers to assist with settlement of the purchase of the existing restaurant and the take over of the existing lease
  • We help them to understand the operational side of business requirements including
    • employing staff – provided templates to capture basic employee information and documents to complete
    • request for employees’ superannuation fund details
    • due dates for Business Activity Statements
    • Record keeping of cash and non cash income and expenses
  • We set up Xero for their bookkeeping requirements so they can monitor the accounts even from Malaysia
  • We provide cost effective bookkeeping services so that their accounts are timely and accurate
  • We provided fixed price engagements so they can budget their tax and accounting costs



  • Business is up and running within a very short space of time
  • Clients are confident that all tax and accounting compliance requirements are met and can focus on working on the business
  • Clients can manage their cash flow and keep track of the key performance indicators (KPI) for the business as accounts are always up to date and accurate
  • Clients have peach of mind knowing that they will always have advice that they can trust
  • Clients have a one port of call with regards to requirements for other consultants that they may require to mange their business effectively


Tax and accounting services provided:

  • Business structures set up and advice
  • General business management
  • Business tax and management accounting
  • Payroll tax
  • Xero accounting and bookkeeping
  • Capital gains tax planning advice
  • GST and BAS compliance
  • Effective tax planning and tax minimisation


Alliance partners services provided

  • Lawyers and settlement agents