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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 […]

Put aside funds for tax

If a new company starts now it does not have to pay any tax until the end of this financial year and depending on the when the tax return is lodged, it may not have to pay tax for another 11 months after the end of the financial year. This seems like a tax holiday […]

Be prepared to chuck it in

Being realistic about the prospects of success is essential. It is better to walk away from a business with your marriage intact and some home equity left. Before starting, we recommend that you work out your breakeven point and how much capital you are prepared to lose in developing the business.If the business is losing […]

Don’t give up your day job

Most small business owners start out in salaried employment and then pursue an idea or opportunity that arises. As a result, there can be a fast transition from a steady income which regularly pays the bills to a cash dependent business with no returns to the owner. If you have employment, explore the options of […]