We are pleased to work with great partners, who share our commitment to startups. We use technology partners, whose tools are built into our services, and other specialist service providers who help us provide the skills and services that you need. Here’s more information on the partners that support us in providing accounting services to Australian and UK startups.
“But what great partners you have!”
All the better to serve you with, my dear
Our sister company in Australia, General Standards, is Australia’s only dedicated startup legal firm. They provides low-cost, fixed-price legal services to help startups get going with the core legal structures in place. We work closely with them to provide a seamless experience in setting up your startup.
Xero‘s online accounting software is at the core of everything we do. Xero is used by thousands of accountants, bookkeepers and financial advisors and over 1 million business owners, worldwide. Its intuitive design, advanced bank feed and marketplace of integrated add-ons make accounting accessible for everyone. We wouldn’t use anything else for our own needs or for our clients.
We have partnered exclusively with Receipt Bank to manage your invoices and receipts. Once you email your invoices or snap ‘n send a picture via your iPhone App or Android App, our team can allocate them to the right account and correctly account for tax. Receipts are transferred into Xero, ready for bank reconciliation, paying suppliers and processing expense claims. Our system stores source documents electronically so you can access them online anytime, meeting record keeping regulations and cutting down on paper filing. Read our Receipt Bank FAQ for more on how all this works.
Spotlight Reporting & Cashflow Forecasting
We have engineered Spotlight’s reporting and cashflow forecasting tool into the core of our virtual CFO services. We strongly believe that forewarned is forearmed so we have included this even in our entry level CFO Lite Service. Using Spotlight, we can work with you to define end-of-month reporting processes, and build a six-month rolling cashflow forecast when you’re ready. Spotlight’s charts demystify the traditional sea of numbers and, combined with our virtual CFO services, you will have more timely actionable insights that can steer your business in the right direction.
We use PwC’s Nifty R&D online collaboration platform to prepare R&D tax incentive claims. PwC created the platform to streamline claim preparation and lodgement, building on its success as a leading provider of R&D tax incentive services. PwC assists thousands of companies, ranging from startups to multinationals, with tax incentive claims each year.
We work with Avant Group to assist in the identification, application and management of a range of Government grants and incentives for our clients. Avant Group is a Government Approved supplier of several programs including Commercialisation Australia, Jobs for NSW grants and in particular for our clients expanding overseas, the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG). The EMDG is an entitlement based program that provides up to $150k per annum over 8 years for businesses attempting to export Australian goods and services.
Hub is Australia’s premier coworking place. We believe strongly in the power of coworking to encourage collaboration amongst members and we’ve operated out of Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney locations since the early days.
Modern Risk Solutions
Modern Risk Solutions is our preferred insurance partner because it is passionate about startups and is the only dedicated insurance broker supporting Australian startups. It offers the core professional indemnity and public liability insurances that you need when starting out, as well as travel insurance, directors and officers insurance, and cyber liability insurance, to name a few. Just like us, this company gets startups and will take the time to listen to and understand your needs.