Australia

Local and international firms can benefit from Asia Pacific’s rapid development. However, having a detailed understanding of how each country’s markets are developing and how to take advantage of these opportunities is important.

William Buck has a rich history of over 125 years’ in Australia, 30 of which we have been helping clients and their advisors across the Asia Pacific. We bring global insights and local knowledge to help businesses navigate the international landscape. We’ve established our dedicated Asia Pacific team to assist:

 

  • Inbound – Businesses and individuals from across the Asia Pacific looking to invest in or establish operations in Australia.
  • Outbound – Businesses and individuals in Australia looking to invest in or expand into Asia Pacific markets.
  • International businesses – Cross border businesses with an Asia Pacific hub that provides finance and back office support or acts as a gateway to the region.
  • Local Asian businesses and families – Businesses and families, high-net-worth individuals settling in or establishing a base in Australia.

On the ground support

When you go global, we’re your overseas landing pad.

As part of Praxity (the world’s largest independent accounting and advisory alliance), we have access to 700+ offices in 110 countries and most major cities.

With a strong focus on creating connections, we’ve built a wide network of industry leaders and professionals from other disciplines that are active in the Asia Pacific markets to help our clients reach their business potential.

In recognition of our experience in assisting Asian businesses in Australia and overseas, William Buck Director, Ruby Cheung was recently appointed Chair of the Praxity Alliance’s Asia Pacific Region.

Multilingual experts creating community

Our teams of Chinese and Australian professionals are familiar with Chinese culture and language. We aim to create a real community for our Asia Pacific clients and we recognise the need to do business in your first language. Our multilingual experts provide advice in Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian and Vietnamese.

With advisors from a range of diverse backgrounds, each engagement is approached with cultural sensitivity and adherence to appropriate business practices.

Navigating new markets

Doing business in a foreign market can present a host of different challenges. Our team has extensive experience across a range of areas including legislative, compliance and tax to ensure that our clients can invest with confidence.

Well versed at assessing both merging and established markets, our experts can help you with your cross-border expansion including strategy, structuring and international tax, enabling you to make the most out of opportunities in the region.

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Our services

We’re focused on providing a seamless, cohesive service to our clients in Australia and across the world.

  • Registration of a company
  • Acting as a local resident director if applicable
  • Applying for ABN and TFN and relevant tax registrations and corporate secretarial matters
  • Day to day bookkeeping and accounting services
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Attending to payroll obligations
  • Providing monthly management reporting to key stakeholders
  • Including analysis of financial and non-financial KPI’s to drive business success and growth
  • For overseas investors prior to making investments and listing on the Australian Stock Exchange
  • Identifying businesses to be sold or acquired
  • Strategies for M&A and divestments (Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments)
  • Advice on business structuring
  • Transaction terms and pricing guidance
  • Due diligence
  • Inbound/outbound capital
  • Business and Financial Structures
  • Outsourced Accounting Solutions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment & payroll services
  • Virtual CFO services
  • Migration visa guidance
  • Managing tax offsets and liabilities
  • Regulatory & tax compliance
  • International legal entity structuring
  • Employment remuneration and expat salary packaging
  • Fringe Benefits Tax
  • Property & investment taxes
  • Income tax return activities and preparation
  • R&D Tax, government grants and incentives
  • Transfer pricing advice
  • Double tax agreements, GST, stamp duty

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