Our Services

One of Melbourne’s leading full service accounting firms.

Moran Accountants provide services in the key areas of Financial Management, Taxation, Audit, Business Advice and Superannuation.

Regardless of the area in which we are providing you services, you will find us to be knowledgeable, accurate and timely. We pride ourselves on ensuring all our clients have a senior partner assigned and available to them with responsibility for overseeing every aspect of the services being delivered.

Moran Accountants will work with you across our range of services to reach the most successful outcomes possible regardless of your situation.

We are here to assist you in any way possible.

We offer a wide range of services.

Accounting

Our focus is always on achieving maximum profits for our clients in both the short and long terms. We employ our expertise to give our clients day-to-day support such as bookkeeping, accurate forecasts and reports to reveal the financial performance and state of their business.

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Auditing

Whether you like it or not, most businesses have to run audits from time to time. We can take the stress and hassle out of auditing, providing accurate and timely results.

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Taxation

Our accountants are very experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to all aspects of taxation, ensuring your tax is completed accurately, on time, and in line with both the ATO and your best interests.

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Business Advisory

Whether you’re just starting out, have reached a crucial turning point, or feel that your business isn’t performing as well as it should be, Moran Accountants can provide you with the advice and assistance you need.

Corporate

Moran Accountants can provide all the administrative services required to set up companies (including registration of business and trading names), establish and maintain all types of trusts, as well as the services required for compliance with corporation law.

Superannuation

We can help to ensure your super is on track. We not only help to make sure that your super is working for you, but can also check that it is compliant in regards to taxation and auditing.

GST Management

If you require assistance managing the complexities of GST such as when to apply it, payments, credits and completing Activity statements, Moran Accountants has the expertise to ensure this aspect of your business activity is managed and controlled.

Succession Planning

We can assist with developing business transition and exit strategies so that the issues surrounding the transfer of personnel are minimised. We work with you to ensure there are highly qualified people in all positions, not just today, but tomorrow, next year and five years from now.

We’re here to help you

For more information, please contact us today on (03) 9482 1955 for an obligation-free chat.

Accounting

 

Moran Accountants offers a comprehensive range of financial and management accounting services. By providing reliable and timely information we assist our clients to make informed decisions for their businesses.

Our focus is always on achieving maximum profits for our clients in both the short and long terms. We employ our expertise to give our clients day–to-day support such as bookkeeping, accurate forecasts and reports to reveal the financial performance and state of their business.

Within financial and management accounting we provide the following services:

Auditing

 

Moran Accountants provide a wide range of audit services including statutory audits, company audits, special purpose audits, due diligence reviews and superannuation fund audits.

Here are some of our Auditing services:

  • BAS Audits
  • FBT Audits
  • GST Audits
  • Income Tax Audits
  • Payroll Tax Audits
  • Solicitor Trust Account Audits
  • Special Purpose Audits
  • Statutory Audits
  • Superannuation Fund Audits
  • Workcover Audits

 

ATO Audits and Reviews

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Audit Insurance   ➔

Taxation

 

Taxation advice and services are key service areas of Moran Accountants. We have a depth of experience across a diverse range of industry and business models which allows us to assist you to achieve the best outcome possible.

All our senior partners are experts in specific areas of taxation including planning and minimisation, payroll tax, capital gains tax, fringe benefits tax (FBT), goods & services tax (GST), land tax, PAYG, and the rules surrounding superannuation.

We work with individuals to ensure your deductions are maximised and accurately claimed and that all sources of income are considered before preparing and lodging income tax returns electronically.

For our corporate clients we also assist in areas such as group restructuring, taxation compliance, shareholder issues, depreciation, income and business activity statements and annual returns as well as meeting the requirements of Government in relation to stamp duty, WorkCover certifications, etc.

  • Annual Payment Summary Reconciliations
  • ATO Liaisons
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Debt Restructure
  • Depreciation schedules and Rates
  • Dividend 7A Agreements
  • FBT Returns
  • Franking Accounts
  • Payment Summaries
  • Payroll Tax
  • Private Rulings
  • Registration/Deregistration – TFN, ABN, PAYG, FBT
  • Salary Sacrifice
  • Shareholder Loan Agreements
  • Software Training
  • Stamp Duty
  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Structures
  • Workcover

Why is it important to find the right taxation advisor?

When it comes to finding a tax accountant, Melbourne based businesses and individuals need to choose wisely. There are many taxation advisors out there, but it’s no secret that some are better than others.

The ‘right’ advisor should be professional yet approachable; when it comes to tax, transparency and honesty are very important factors. It’s also imperative that your advisor of choice is qualified, up to date with current practices, and available when you need them. For businesses in particular, the ability to form a solid working relationship is essential; your advisor needs to understand how you operate.

Why is so important to find the right person?

Even if you have paid someone else to prepare your tax return, you’re still legally responsible for it. It’s therefore your responsibility to find a taxation advisor you can trust; if they make a mistake, you wear the consequences.

If your return is incorrect – whether it’s intentional or not – you may come under scrutiny should you find yourself subject to an ATO audit. You will not only have to pay back any money you owe – you’ll most likely be fined as well.

The importance of finding the right accountant cannot be underestimated.

If you’re looking for a reliable advisor, choose the tax accountants Melbourne businesses trust – Moran Accountants. When you enlist our help, you’ll be able to breathe easy come tax time.

 

Tax Checklists

2019/20 Individual Tax Return Checklist   ➔

2019/20 Year-end Checklist for Business   ➔

Business Advisory

 

Running a successful business is not easy, even in the best of times. When times are tough receiving accurate information, getting the right advice, and making sound decisions is critical.

Within the team at Moran Accountants is a wealth of business experience, knowledge, financial acumen, and a strong desire to see our clients succeed in their endeavours. We are informed and up-to-date on the latest legislation and business compliance requirements.

No matter what stage of the business cycle your business is in, nor the size of your business, Moran Accountants can assist you to take the next step with:

  • Asset acquisitions or disposals
  • Business acquisitions
  • Business appraisals
  • Business health checks
  • Business needs analysis
  • Business planning
  • Business structures
  • Business valuations
  • Cash flow projections
  • Debt restructuring
  • Due diligence
  • Exit strategies
  • Finance proposals
  • Financial planning
  • KPI analysis
  • Lease vs buy
  • Loan agreements
  • Profit & Loss – Balance sheets
  • Management meeting preparation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk management
  • Salary packaging
  • Strategic planning
  • Succession planning
  • SWAT analysis
  • Tax structures
  • Tax planning
  • Wealth creation

Corporate

 

Moran Accountants can provide all the administrative services required to set up companies (including registration of business and trading names), establish and maintain all types of trusts, as well as the services required for compliance with corporation law.

Companies

  • ASIC Compliance
  • Changes to Officeholders & Addresses
  • Company Deregistration
  • Company Name Change
  • Company Registration
  • Company Reinstatement
  • Company Review – Annual Returns
  • Company search
  • Constitution
  • Copy of Certificate of Registration
  • New company set up (including all registrations)
  • Share Transfers

Other

  • Australian Business Numbers (ABN)
  • Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)
  • Goods & services Tax (GST)
  • Pay As You Go Taxation (PAYG)
  • Registration / Deregistration
  • Tax File Numbers (TFN)
  • WorkcoverBusiness Name

Trusts

  • Discretionary Trust Registrations
  • New Trusts (including all registrations)
  • Superannuation Registrations
  • Trust Deeds
  • Trust Name Change
  • Unit Trust Registrations

Superannuation

 

As the rules around superannuation change, so too does the complexity of this important aspect of financial management for individuals and business.

Regardless of whether you have a self-managed super fund or contribute to a large corporate fund, Moran Accountants has the expertise to ensure you are compliant in regard to your taxation and audit requirements.

Our superannuation services include:

  • Auditing
  • Deed amendments
  • Establishment of self-managed superannuation funds including all registrations
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Reporting of member entitlements and ETP calculations
  • Superannuation guarantee contributions
  • Tax calculations & preparation of taxation returns

Moran Accountants operate the accounting and auditing arms of their practice independently of one another.

GST Management

 

If you require assistance managing the complexities of GST such as when to apply it, payments, credits and completing Activity statements, Moran Accountants has the expertise to ensure this aspect of your business activity is managed and controlled.

We can assist with:

  • Annual GST returns and reconciliations
  • Business Activity Statements
  • Instalment Activity Statements
  • Registration/Deregistration – GST, ABN, PAYG

Succession Planning

 

“Who will take over?” can be one of the most difficult questions to answer for small to medium enterprises (SME).

In a family owned and operated business succession can appear to be relatively easy, however it is our experience that these transitions need to be handled very delicately.  It should also be remembered that succession planning is not always limited to just the owner / managing director, succession planning may have to consider several key positions. Skills and knowledge need to be passed down and we work with you to plan how this occurs.

Moran Accountants will assist with developing business transition and exit strategies so that the issues surrounding the transfer of personnel are minimised. We work with you to ensure there are highly qualified people in all positions, not just today, but tomorrow, next year and five years from now.