Our People

Ben Smid
Manager - Katanning


Before joining the firm in 2003 to service the varied compliance and consulting needs of our rural clients, Ben gained experience with other local accounting practices after obtaining his commerce degree in 1997.

Ben has extensive knowledge and experience in providing taxation, accounting and business services and advice to individuals and small to medium enterprises of many types. This includes farming and a varied range of businesses operating as sole traders to partnerships, trusts and companies and various combinations a business structure may entail.

Solutions Ben provides

Ben has experience providing advice on the following:

  • Tax compliance including income tax, GST and capital gains tax
  • General tax advice and planning
  • Business structures
  • Business acquisition reviews
  • Business solutions
  • Rural accounting
  • Succession planning
  • Superannuation

Professional associations

  • Member, Chartered Practicing Accountants in Australia


  • Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting (Edith Cowan University)

A super second chance for tax deductions

10 February 2020
When it comes to tax matters we plan and often rush madly to put things in place by the end of the financial year. If we don’t it’s usually a missed opportunity that has passed never to return, leaving us to bemoan “If I could turn back time”. This has been the case for claiming tax deductions for superannuation contributions, otherwise ...