Our professional services are designed to support business growth and set you up for long-term success.
We're here with all the knowledge and understanding to support your trade business, using skills that have been finely tuned over the past 40 years.
Whether you're facing cashflow management challenges, OH&S issues or bookkeeping and tax planning requirements, we have in-depth experience working with trade professionals like yourself.
Job quotes and costing
Cashflow management and forecasting
Invoicing and accounting software
Tax planning and accounting
Draw on our 40 years of trade-focused experience to help you navigate even the most complex of accounting issues.
From business structures and costings to financing and tax planning, we offer a full range of services tailored to your requirements.
We're with you every step of the way, as we work to understand what you need and when you need it, both now and into the future.
Our software and technology solutions are here to make business easier for trade professionals.
Cumming Brothers are bespoke cabinet makers and joinery experts based in Melbourne.
With ambitious plans to grow their business, they were looking for a more proactive accountant and advisory firm to help them scale their business to the next level.
We helped with a restructure that better suited their situation – and we also took over their bookkeeping and payroll functions, so the owners could focus on delivering great products and service, rather than worrying about admin.
We also developed financial goals, profit targets and key performance indicators for the financial year, backed by quarterly catch ups to check on progress and set new goals.
Our accounting team offers 40 years of experience working with cabinet makers and many other types of trade professionals.
Whether you need strategic advice in areas like business structures and costings, or ongoing tax planning and accounting solutions, Liston Newton Advisory are the experts in your trade.
Let us help you craft a solid, more profitable business and realise your financial goals.
If your item is under $30,000 you can reduce your overall taxable income by deducting the whole amount in one financial year. If over $30,000, you can depreciate the asset and claim it over a number of years – for example by deducting 15% in the first year of use, and then 30% for each year following.
Ensure you choose the right award/agreement for your apprentice, and decide whether to offer full time or part time status. Also keep good records and produce accurate pay slips. Remember to cover your apprentice under your workcover policy.
Change to Xero and you'll be able to quote and invoice on a job straight away. It's also one of the easiest ways to streamline processes and track time, costs and overall profitability.
We're here to help you build a strong and successful business. For expert advice, talk to us today.