Carrick Aland more than just accountants
Whilst that’s a tongue-in-cheek way to say their expertise goes beyond tax returns and beancounting, what does it really mean?
Business advisory is a growing service in the accounting community, as accountants increasingly prove themselves to be the preferred advisers for small businesses.
Carrick Aland will be celebrating our 70th anniversary next year. We have just been recognised as national award winners for the fourth year in a row by the Australian Accounting Awards — this time as Business Advisory Firm of the Year. It meant proving our firm’s mettle against formidable finalists from across Australia.
Director Greg Burton said, “During a period of serious regrouping after the pandemic, 2021 saw major enhancements to our CAConnect services and we were acknowledged for our rethinking on bookkeeping, agribusiness advice and succession planning services.”
Working with farm and business owners over the past 70 years has identified some clear patterns on what separates those who succeed from those who struggle.
“Offering unique expertise is not enough. Having an experienced and confident workforce with runs on the board, meaning accountants who can look at a business or farm from multiple angles and devise solutions that enhance performance or increase value so the owners can walk away from a successful handover or exit.”
“There needs to be a genuine benefit business owners get from our advice. This is usually learned by observing our clients and crafting solutions that are meaningful to them.”
Operating predominantly in regional settings, structured succession planning is now one of our key deliverables for multigenerational farming families.
Taking technology into the region’s farms and businesses has also become so ingrained that it’s taking Carrick Aland from strength to strength.
“Farmers can become disheartened if their agricultural operations are not hitting goals. By using our Agriplan expertise to help them reforecast and adjust accordingly, we can help provide a renewed sense of composure.”
“Our skills are channelled into making a positive difference for our clients. Without that, what’s the value of any advice?” Greg added.
Rural and small business financial specialists
Carrick Aland has the strong technology capability to assist our clients wherever they are located by managing the obligations they MUST do — tax, employment and government compliance — and providing guidance on what can help them achieve success — business advice, protecting their families with adequate insurance, investment advice, succession and retirement or exit planning strategies. Read more here »
About Daniel Bartkowski
Daniel’s primary focus is helping to grow businesses and implement systems that make life easier, as well as understanding how each business is performing. Being born and raised on the Western Downs he has a great appreciation for our local area and the diverse economy that supports us. He has a particular interest in agricultural businesses and working collaboratively with rural clients to understand each unique enterprise. Read more here »
Carrick Aland is Business Advisory Firm of the Year and previously Boutique Firm of the Year (2021), Multiservice Firm of the Year (2020) and SMSF Firm of the Year (2019).
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