Plan. Control. Grow.

At Helm Accounting, we specialize in helping people who make things. If you own a business in building and construction, engineering, or a specialist trade then we want to meet you.

We will help you plan your business and control your money so your business can grow. We want you to succeed.

We are committed to giving our clients the best solutions and advice.  We are great at accounting and tax but that is just the tip of the iceberg. We keep the big picture in mind, looking at where you are now and providing you with the focus and planning to get where you want.

Whether you are just looking for help to survive the tax office requirements or you want to take your business to the next level, we are the people you need to see.

The latest from the Helm Accounting Blog

Xero Accounting asset protection for builders

As a business owner, there are plenty of things you need to manage, and two of the most important of these are assets and risks.

In other words, building your wealth and protecting your wealth.

There’s no point building a lot of wealth if the way you have things structured behind the scenes means that someone could take your assets away from you.

Sadly, many business owners are in precisely this predicament…

…without knowing it!

Following are some crucial concepts that, if you as a business owner don’t understand them and put protective measures in place, your family home (and all personal assets of you and your family) are at risk of being lost if someone decided to take legal action against your business.

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There’s a saying in business, “You can go broke making a profit.” And another, “Cash is king. Profit is theory.”

As you know only too well, you don’t pay rent, meet payroll or pay your bills with profit.

You pay them with cash.

A business can make a lot of sales, have a book full of orders, have delighted customers and clients, have a great reputation, be growing, and yet still go broke.

Why? Cash flow.

The business might be profitable on paper, but have no money left in the bank. They become insolvent.

A growing business is often hungry for cash … hungry for inputs so it can make the business’ outputs, be they physical products, services or a combination of both.

The tragedy in this is that cash flow crises can often be averted. They can be predicted, planned for, and then contingency measures put in place.

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Two things first up: (1) If you want to (or have to) work past the age of 55, you need to read this article; or (2) If you know someone else who that applies to, please forward them this article or a link to it.

They’ll thank you for it.

There are now ways you can ease into retirement, tap into your super before you fully retire, save tax and potentially boost your super as you do it.

Before this legislation came in, people had to fully retire and leave the workforce before they could access their super. These days, the ‘cold turkey’ approach to retirement where all of a sudden one Monday you’re fully retired, is far less common.

It makes sense, for many, to instead gradually transition to retirement.

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