RSM Australia

Simon Brown
Manager - Busselton

Biography

Simon is a chartered accountant with a wide range of experience in providing advice on taxation and business matters. He manages a diverse range of business assignments and is responsible for providing clients with high level strategic and business advice. He works closely with his clients to deliver results and outcomes that make a real difference to their business and personal goals.

Solutions Simon provides

As well as assisting clients with compliance matters Simon is able to analyse the financial performance of clients. He often finds that small to medium enterprise(SME’s) operators regularly lack the time and knowledge to plan for their business properly. Simon can provide the strategic advice necessary to improve a business operator’s structure and performance. As an acknowledged early adopter of cloud based accounting, Simon is always looking for ways that technology can be used to provide better and more cost effective business solutions. 

Simon provides commercial advice and solutions in the following areas:

  • business planning and enterprise resource planning
  • business strategy and development
  • cloud accounting
  • industry specific cloud accounting add-ons
  • employment taxes
  • financial management
  • financial reporting and advice
  • GST consulting and compliance
  • income tax consulting
  • international tax
  • profit and growth improvement
  • R&D tax
  • self-managed superannuation funds
  • structuring advice
  • succession and estate planning
  • tax compliance

Professional associations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Community associations

  • Finance director, Busselton Chamber of Commerce Inc.
  • Vasse Zone President, WA Farmers
  • Volunteer Firefighter, Acton Park Fire Brigade

Qualifications

  • GradDipCA (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand)
  • Bachelor of Business (Edith Cowan University)
  • XERO certified advisor and payroll specialist
  • Figured certified advisor
  • Intuit Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor
Publications

The essentials of Cloud Accounting

6 December 2018
Transitioning from a desktop product to a cloud accounting package is one of the best decisions you could make for your business this year. Single touch payroll is fast approaching all employers. If you haven’t made the switch already, now is the time to consider transitioning to a cloud accounting system.  Here’s what you need to k...

Caveat Emptor - Let the buyer beware

4 May 2017
Let the buyer beware - a simple and obvious statement but one which is particularly relevant to business people.  This period running up to the end of the financial year is a popular period for vendors to dispose of their business. If you are considering purchasing a business, it is worthwhile considering a few issues. Beware that t...

What is tax planning?

17 April 2015
Often accountants can be heard talking about and encouraging taxation planning to our clients. It is an oft used catchcry in the business world that ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’, this may well be an accurate statement, but how much taxation planning and strategy is acceptable before you raise the ire of the ATO?  There are effe...

Caveat emptor - let the buyer beware

17 April 2015
Let the buyer beware - a simple and obvious statement but one which is particularly relevant to business people.  This period running up to the end of the financial year is a popular period for vendors to dispose of their business. If you are considering purchasing a business, it is worthwhile considering a few issues. Beware that the ma...

Advantages and disadvantages of cloud accounting

20 March 2015
The term cloud doesn’t really describe an actual thing, it is simply a metaphor to describe the process of you using your computer or device to access data and applications that are hosted remotely. Cloud accounting is a version of the same process and most accounting software companies are scrambling to get versions of their software into th...
Events

So you want to go into Business? - Bunbury, Busselton

22 March 2016, 5.30 - 7.30pm
Are you considering starting your own business? Would you like to know what’s involved and what you should know about starting a business? Are you new to business and want to know more? Do you know what assistance is available for you? Find out how the tax system works for all business types Find out what is the best...

Am I Making Money? - Understanding your PnL - Bunbury

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
For anyone in business or looking to start, one question that is always posed is ‘Am I making money?’ You may seem like you’re busy, but not sure where the cash is going or you just can’t understand why you aren’t making anything, or sometimes how you can’t make more - understanding your profit and loss is an important skill in h...