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Matthew Stokes

Partner – Business Advisory and Consulting


Bachelor of Commerce/Science
Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


Matt looks after a portfolio of SMEs across a wide range of industries. He provides services such as: individual and corporate taxation advice, FBT and GST advice, business and tax structuring advice, accounting and cash flow analysis and general business guidance.

Matt's expertise in developing Excel based forecasting and modelling tools, helps businesses grow and understand their future needs.

Matt says, "One of the things I really enjoy about my job is developing long-term relationships with my clients."

When out
of the office

Interests

Reading
Spending time with his wife and daughters

Matt really values the time he gets with his family, especially going on walks together.

Taking time to slow down and reading a good book is one of Matt's favourite things.

Favourite Holiday Destination:

Matt puts it this way, "I don't really have a favourite. As long as it is somewhere quiet."

Matthew Stokes's Articles

Director Identification Numbers are now required

Directors are required to apply for a director identification number (director ID).  The purpose of this director ID is to help regulators trace directors’ relationships with companies over time and reduce unlawful activity.  Directors will keep their director ID even if they stop being a director of a company. Director IDs are issued by the […]

Could your business survive without you?

If you want your business to thrive in the marketplace on a long-term basis and to be of enduring value, you need to ensure that its success is not dependant on any one individual. In many small to medium sized businesses, that one individual is often the owner. The most effective way you can protect […]

Get professional advice

A business can be operated in your own name, or via a company or trust. Each one of these has its own advantages and disadvantages. Although it is easy to set up your own trust or company, it can be very difficult to move to another type of structure after you have commenced trading. Also […]

Separate business and personal assets

If you have a company, partnership or trust structure it is vital to understand what is a business asset and what is not. We find that the clients who get their affairs into a mess inevitably mix business and private expenditure in the business records.Firstly, ensure that you have a business bank account into which […]

Pay your PAYG and super obligations

Our tax system requires an employer to deduct tax from employees’ wages and at the end of the quarter give the money to the ATO. The tax deducted is then credited off the employees’ tax bill. This system leaves the tax deducted from wages in the employer’s bank account for up to four months. Similarly, […]