Professional Services Firms

Archer Gowland Family Office Service

Sep 14, 2015

The Archer Gowland Family Office is your single, trusted point of contact for your business advisory, taxation, insurances and wealth management.

Australian Share Market Slump - Recommendations for Business Owners in Queensland

Aug 24, 2015


Last week the Dow fell more than 1,000 points. Today we have seen the Australian share market experience the same volatility as in the 2012 global financial crisis with a four per cent slump equating to almost $60 billion being wiped from the value of Australian companies.

Market Opportunities for High Net Worth Income Earners

Aug 17, 2015

This blog article has been written for high net worth professionals, business owners, and partners and directors of professional services firms, including law firms.

As a Professional Services Partner, Am I Paying Too Much Tax?

Aug 10, 2015

"Am I Paying Too Much Tax?" is a common and valid question in the market. Partners and directors of professional services firms (including law firms, financial services, IT, HR and management consultancies) need to regularly assess their taxable situation and generate tax efficiencies wherever possible. 

How Effective is Your Personal Wealth Plan? Quick Self-Check for Partners / Directors

Aug 03, 2015

Partners and directors of professional services firms are typically focussed on meeting the needs of others. You work hard to advance and protect your clients, however how often do you stop and consider your own growth needs? For example, do you have a personal Wealth Plan / Lifestyle Plan?

Establishing a wealth management plan for partners and directors

Jul 27, 2015

Your personal Wealth Plan / Lifestyle Plan should include strategies for accumulation, preservation and distribution at every life stage. Investment strategies typically include:

ATO Changes for Partners of Professional Services Firms and Lawyers

Jul 20, 2015

The ATO has changed how risks are assessed in relation to profit allocation within professional services firms. While the changes are not a ruling, they will affect tax returns lodged in FY2015 and will target schemes that purposely avoid tax (Part IVA). This post outlines the tax changes for law firm partners.