While growth over the past few years has been exceptional, over the past few months the figures have been phenomenal. July 2016 up +125% on July 2015, and August 2016 up +119% – both months fee more than doubled. The trend continues with March 2017 up +222% and April 2017 +138% on prior year comparable periods.
Granted Fellowship – Roger Booker was presented to the Global President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants during his recent visit to Melbourne from the UK. Roger has now been elevated to a Fellowship in recognition of his service on the Board of CIMA Australia and representing CIMA to the ATO, TPB and Treasury.
After two years of operation from an office in the industrial area of Milperra, the member for Bankstown relocated and changed the office name to SBA Rockdale – they now occupy a shop in a small shopping mall in Rockdale.
On 18th May 2017 members were welcomed to introductory drinks sponsored by the IPA. During the following three days the ATO presented on two topics, along with a presentation on Pathways to Registration by the TPB. There were presentations from the IPA, MYOB (Gold Sponsor), Intuit and Reckon (Silver Sponsors), Topline Consultants (Marketing & Business Growth) and presentations on future trends by the Managing Partner, Roger Booker.
We are pleased to announce that Raghu Garipally and Faisal Siddiqi through their business, FAR Professionals P/L, have acquired SBA Blacktown, NSW and are now operating from two offices in the area.
We are pleased to announce the opening of SBA Clarkson and SBA North Perth. Alan Dawson brings many years’ experience in the finance industry to SBA Clarkson, and Kai Shang has acquired SBA North Perth, bringing in his expertise in loans broking and property development. We warmly welcome both men.
Michelle Kong has sold the business to Lilibeth & Rolando De Asis on a walk in / walk out basis – the first time an office in the SBA Australia network has changed hands.
Chongchin Chang of SBA Moorabbin and Jaewoong An of SBA Clayton have both been granted Registered Tax Agent status, bringing our number of new RTA’s to 6 and our total RTA’s in the network to 9. Currently there are four more members ready to apply, and a further three will be ready by the end of 2017.
SBA Australia are pleased to announce their 24th office, with SBA Redlands, Qld opening in mid-July 2016. Colin Edwards & Linda Ezzy have joined our network, bringing considerable additional expertise to the network.
The 4th Annual Conference in Adelaide, attended by all except seven members, was a resounding success. Speakers included Andrew Watson, ATO Assistant Commissioner. Matt Golley from the IPA and Phil East, a marketing expert. Other presenters were from Reckon and Xero. The main focus was a tax update delivered by SBA Australia Technical Director Beth Booker in 3 sessions of 2 hours each. At the Awards Night, Chongchin Chang of SBA Moorabbin, Peter Lemoine of SBA Mona Vale and Sultan Kakar of SBA Parramatta were recognised for their excellent achievements.