MacDonald Dunlop offers a wide range of professional accounting and planning services to clients in regional and metropolitan areas. While our key specialties are in the agriculture, the wine industry, and regional businesses, we also have a number of large, city-based corporate clients, as well as individuals seeking advice on their personal finances and tax.

Our focus for all clients however, is to provide a holistic service, offering the full spectrum of advice, planning, preparation and assistance. This approach, combined with our commitment to genuinely understanding your business, allows us to help you not only meet any quarterly or annual obligations, but maximise your profits and plan for the future.

Why Choose Us?

Taxation Preparation and Lodgement.

Dealing with tax requirements is one of the most dreaded parts of running any business ­– from managing invoices and documentation to calculating deductions, understanding tax rules, complying with reporting requirements, making sense of new laws and rulings, and submitting tax returns and activity statements.

MacDonald Dunlop aims to take that stress away and make it easier for you to be confident that you’re not paying more tax than you should, and you’re claiming the deductions you’re entitled to. And that’s not just after June 30th. We also help out before tax time, to make sure you and your business are ready to optimise your tax position in the lead up to the end of the financial year. We work with you to organise:

  • Pre-tax planning
  • Preparing and lodging Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  • Managing GST, fringe benefits and payroll tax
  • ASIC and corporate compliance

Preparation of Financial Statements.

Almost all companies, community organisations, partnerships, trusts, and self-managed super funds (and even some individuals) require regular, professionally prepared financial statements. While some may be relatively straightforward, many are complex and involved, with rules determining their format, presentation or level of detail.

Our team can draft up financial statements that are accurate, reader-friendly and comply with specific regulations, including records for:

  • Internal administrative requirements
  • Management committees
  • Shareholders and members
  • AGMs and annual reports
  • Tax planning and returns
  • Interim and periodical reporting
  • Regulatory compliance

Advising on Business Management / Structure.

Whether you’re a sole trader, a family farm, a private business or a large enterprise, sound business management guidance is always a wise investment. From starting-up, to expansion, restructuring, dealing with challenges, selling the business or handing it on to the next generation, MacDonald Dunlop is there when you need us, offering a highly experienced, outside perspective, but with the right insights to provide tailored, practical guidance, whatever the circumstances.

We can provide advice on:

  • Choosing a business structure
  • Setting up trusts, corporations, partnerships and other structures
  • Establishing management and organisational efficiency
  • Monitoring key performance indicators
  • Protecting assets against internal or external challenges
  • Transition and succession planning and implementation
  • Divisions of assets due to separation or other circumstances

Advising on Planning, Admin, and Finance.

In addition to providing guidance on business structure and management, our team are experts in helping to ensure your finances are heading in the right direction, and you’re in the best position to maximise your profits.

Our advisors not only look at your business and its performance, but also the market you’re providing into, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

MacDonald Dunlop’s finance planning and advice can assist with:

  • Profit and loss analyses
  • Strategic planning
  • Business plans
  • Mitigation of loss
  • Profit maximisation

Debt mediation and reconstruction.

For many individuals and businesses, debt can feel like an insurmountable challenge. But with the right guidance, plan and support, it can often be turned around with minimal stress or sacrifice. MacDonald Dunlop are experts at helping reduce the burden of debt, negotiate repayment agreements and formulate strategies that not only alleviate the debt, but reduce the risk of it re-emerging as a problem in the future.

We can help with:

  • Identifying ways to mitigate debt
  • Balancing good debt against bad debt
  • Assessing current or potential debt levels
  • Facilitating repayment plans
  • Drafting up debt reduction strategies
  • Negotiating with bankers, lenders, creditors