Walker’s Accountants and Advisers was established in 1990 during “..The Recession Australia had to have..” (Paul Keating), which followed a period of huge expansion of credit in the economy. The drought which commenced in 2002 was an even bigger challenge, but at least it was not a man-made disaster. Now we are back to flat economic times following another huge expansion of credit. Things move in cycles, but you just have to be careful not to fight the last war all over again. The experience we have gained over this 28 year period during good and ordinary economic times stands our clients in good stead.
We see our role as mentors and educators, and our technical skills are the tools we use to work to our clients best advantage, but the use of these tools must support the mentoring and education role, which we take very seriously.
We have found that the areas in which we can add the most value for our clients is planning their business operations, accounting for the business operations and reporting back. We also have experience in navigating the minefield of State and Federal Taxes, particularly Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax, GST, Payroll Tax and Workcover.
We understand the problem of small business, what makes small business people tick, and we know that small business requires strong, intelligent no nonsense advocacy when dealing with large business and with government departments who are generally not good in dealing with the concerns of small business. We are experts in negotiating with State and Federal Government Departments in the areas in which small business clients interests can be impaired.
Principal, B.Comm, M.Acc, Dip. Tax Law, CPA, F.Fin, SSA, CTA
Stephen is a Chartered Tax Adviser, accredited by the Taxation Institute of Australia, a Self Managed Superannuation Fund Specialist Adviser accredited by SMSF Association and a Fellow of the Financial Services of Institute of Australasia.
Stephen's specialist areas of expertise include Superannuation, Small Business Advocacy and Counseling, Retirement Planning for Small Business Owners, Primary Production Planning and Management and the Harness Racing Industry.