Welcome to Glance Consultants

At Glance Consultants our experienced team is committed to providing a personalised service to meet our clients’ diverse needs. We offer up-to-date, tailored advice and take great pride in ensuring our clients are well-equipped with the knowledge & skills they need to succeed. Read More

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Glance Consultants Chartered accountant Ashburton – offer a range of accounting, taxation & business advisory services to businesses, individuals & SMSF clients. We are here for all your accountancy, bookkeeping and business advice needs. You can rely on Glance Consultants chartered accountants to take care of your finance requirements

Our Services

We provide a tailor made service to our clients to meet their specific needs.

Business Taxation Services

  • Business Taxation Advisory & Planning
  • Taxation Audit Support and Australian Taxation Office Liaison
  • Preparation & Lodgement of Annual Taxation Returns

Business Advisory

  • Management & Financial Reporting
  • CFO Services
  • Strategic Business Advice & Planning
  • Due Diligence Process – Purchase of Business
  • Cashflow Management, Forecasting and Budgeting expertise

Individual Taxation Services

  • Taxation Advice & Planning
  • Preparation & Lodgement of Annual Taxation Returns
  • Taxation Audit Support and Australian Taxation Office Liaison

Self-Managed Super Fund
Taxation

  • Formation of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds including all required registrations
  • Financial Statements and Returns including the preparation of Annual Accounts, Member’s Statements, Income Tax and Regulatory Returns
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Audits

Audit and Assurance

  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (“SMSFs”)
  • Owners Corporations
  • Solicitors’ Trust accounts/External Examination for Lawyers
  • Real Estate Agents’ Trust accounts

Bookkeeping Services

  • Xero Accounting Software Integration
  • Bank account and credit card reconciliations
  • BAS Services
  • Payroll Services

Wealth Creation & Risk
Management

  • End to end Financial Planning
  • Residential, Personal and Business Finance
  • Insurance
  • Property

Client Testimonials

Glance Consultants provided us with invaluable guidance in setting up our unit trust and corporate trustee. We also use their expertise on an ongoing basis for both our business and individual accounting needs. Kavi and the team are always ready to answer our questions. We have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Mustardseed Capital

Just wanted to mention how happy I was with your service. Thank you very much for your quick turnaround and a very healthy return, appreciate that you made it so simple and painless. Highly recommend to anyone else who is interested in getting their tax done .

Brian

The 10 ways to lift your margin

Improvements can always be made at the margin. Small tweaks to your processes or systems can make a massive difference to the end result. It’s the same with your business margin – a 1% increase in your gross margin on $500,000 of sales is an extra $5,000 on your bottom line.

The best part about improving your margin is that you increase your profit without needing to lift your sales.

Here are 10 strategies to lift your margin:

  1. Negotiate better prices with your suppliers.

As they say, ‘the squeaky wheel gets the oil’, so if you don’t ask, you won’t get.

  1. Update your pricing model.

Make sure you’re using the most recent supplier prices and that all costs are included in your price.

  1. Back cost jobs regularly.

Review exactly what you spent on 2-3 jobs each month and compare the actual cost to what you anticipated the cost would be when you quoted the job.

  1. Get rid of slow-moving items or work that has a poor return.

Selling old stock at cost will drop your margin, but if you replace those items or jobs with higher-margin items, you’ll achieve a higher return in the long run.

  1. Set budgets and targets with your team.

Give your team something to aim for. Celebrate success when the targets are achieved.

  1. Report your results on a cloud-based, real-time system.

You can’t manage what you don’t measure! Regularly monitor your most important Key Performance Indicators on your dashboard.

  1. Reduce wastage and re-work.

What processes need to be updated to help reduce wastage and re-work? Or, if the processes are correctly documented, what training do you need to provide to your team to ensure the processes are being followed to reduce wastage and re-work?

  1. Review your sales process.

Does your sales team know which products or services have the highest margin? Do they know how to upsell to those higher-margin products or services? Identify the sales skills gaps in your team and implement training.

  1. Make a plan.

There are plenty of areas for improvement in your business. Unless you write them down, you’re unlikely to bring the correct focus to them. Make a plan to improve one area at a time.

  1. Involve your accountant.

Not only to help you with idea generation and building a plan, but also to hold you accountable to do the things you need to do.

Need more help or information? Contact our team of skilled accountants at Glance Consultants on 03 9885 9793.

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