Business Advice and Services

Gilligan Rowe & Associates

Business Advice & Services

As a business owner, you started business with a dream. No doubt you had a set of expertise in a particular field that you sought to use to your strength.
Time moves on and the grind of making a dollar sucks that dream from the front of your mind and you fall into a trap of working, often long hours and you can start to wonder why you got into it in the first place.

At GRA we strive for our clients to be "A-Ha" not "O-hh" people. We have a range of Business Advisory Services to assist small to medium size business to get a head and make the right decisions.

We tailor a solution for you based on your needs and wants and price it according to our level of involvement, don't get caught with the generic offering of services offered by others. Get a tailored solution that meets your needs.

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Board Advisory/Virtual Chief Financial Officer
Need help with understanding just exactly what the numbers mean or set direction? A board advisory role is an independent external ear to the internal operations of your business, with strategic recommendations based on our depth of experience across industries and sizes. Such a role is relevant for businesses with 5+ employees.

Business Improvement
Your an expert at what you do, so are we. We can provide a flexible service to suit your business needs with a focus of setting a direction for your business and overall business improvement. We have a range of tools and experience that we use to assist business owners to step back and "work on this business, not in the business". You get the expertise you need to assist with making decisions and the impacts that may have on the business as a whole.

Business Appraisals
Are you looking to buy into a business? Do you know where to start? We have the tools and advice to guide you whilst you undertake your own due diligence.

Cashflow is the life blood of any organisation. Whether it be assistance with putting in place a system for weekly, monthly or yearly cash flows, we can assist you with implementing a system that will enable you to make better decisions and plan ahead to mitigate unexpected cash flow surprises.

Costing & Pricing
Reviewing costs and how you price your products and services should be reviewed regularly, without it, margins get eroded or even worse you sell products and services that are actually loosing you money. We have tools for service and product based businesses to assist with defining the correct pricing structure based on your expected turnover.

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Financial System Selection & Implementation
Is Xero the right fit for you? What about all the add-ons? Would you be better off with just one comprehensive system? Finding the right accounting and management system for your industry and your business can be difficult when you canvas the many options available in the market place. We have experience across many systems, across many industries, we've seen what works and what doesn't. A bit of thought towards defining what it is you need now and need in the future will save you thousands of dollars when compared with choosing the wrong system. We can assist not only with the initial selection but also implementation.

Management Accounting & Reporting
What get's measured is what get's done, If you do not monitor and measure financial performance, how can you expect to succeed? Monthly Reporting against forecasted performance is a catalyst for change and improvement. This vital role should exist in any business, but it doesn't mean you need to do the leg work, we can tailor a solution for you that delivers the information you need to make decisions. Combined with a Board Advisory role, and you've got a recipe for success.

Matrimonial Separation
A separation is a difficult time, let a lone trying to get your head around the numbers and division of assets and the implication (including tax) of dividing those assets. It makes sense to engage us, along with a good solicitor to guide you during this time.

Succession Planning
The average succession plan takes between 3-5 years to implement, but for many it is a transaction that will be completed within a 6-month timeframe. Whatever your situation may be, you can maximise the value by having the right team on board, lawyers, brokers, accountants all have their part to play in such a transaction, consider us for your team.

Do you need to perform a valuation on your existing business for the purposes of bringing in a business partner, or are you looking to buy a business and need assistance ascertaining the fair value, or perhaps you are in dispute with your existing business partners and there are contentious issues. Whatever the situation, having the confidence of a robust valuation makes the difference in any negotiation.

For advice on any of the above services and recommendations please contact us to arrange an appointment so we can help your business grow into the future.

This letter is to express my appreciation for the assistance and encouragement of both Anthony Lipscombe and particularly John Heaslip over the last financial year. The period since activating my trading trust has been one of considerable stress, as well as personal development, as I embarked on this as a relative business neophyte with virtually no awareness of the contemporary requirements of running a business, particularly the financial records aspect. During much of this period I have therefore felt considerable out of my depth.  However I have been lucky enough to have had the benefit of the advice and support of John Heaslip in rationalizing what was a fairly chaotic set of records of the first year property trading. I am able to say that John in particular, has been unstinting in his attention to my needs and has done so in a manner which has never alluded to my extremely rudimentary grasp of managing a business, or even of being unable to set out a spread sheet properly.  The result of the above guidance is that now, although my trading trust would still not be able to operate without the advice of GRA, I do least feel a sense of satisfaction that I have got to my present point without major disaster and that my property trust does now have some kind of firmer basis for any future activities - Name withheld by request

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Gilligan Rowe and Associates is a chartered accounting firm specialising in property, asset planning, legal structures, taxation and compliance.

We help new, small and medium property investors become long-term successful investors through our education programmes and property portfolio planning advice. With our deep knowledge and experience, we have assisted hundreds of clients build wealth through property investment.

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