Supporting Australians Affected by Bushfires

Similarly to all Australians, the O’Brien team are feeling saddened by the devastation of the bushfires that have ravaged Australia in the past few months. Those impacted, both personally and in business, along with the dedicated volunteers and emergency services, are in our thoughts. We are here to help First and foremost, if you have been affected by the bushfires, please reach out to us if you need assistance. You may be…  Read more

Now & Next latest edition

New quarterly newsletter published by Count, designed to give you valuable insights into a range of different topics affecting your financial situation – both now and in the future. In the Summer edition we take a look at: Summer spending and five tips to avoid breaking the bank: Summer can be a time when we throw caution to the wind: by letting our hair down, kicking up our heels or soaking up…  Read more

Market Wrap

Each month we publish Market Wrap, a summary of the previous month’s economic highlights. Read our Market Wrap for December 2019                                                                Read more

Team Achievement

Recently, the firm celebrated several significant achievements over a team lunch. Principals, Mark and Chris celebrated 20 years in partnership, Sally celebrated her 20th anniversary with the firm, we announced the appointment of our Emerging Leaders, Will, Alice and Samantha to the roles of Associate Director and acknowledged the appointment of Kirsty to Chief Operating Officer. Twenty years In 1999, Mark O’Brien acquired the practice from his father Des, and…  Read more

Avoid These 5 Costly Accounting Mistakes

A Canadian bank recently surveyed over 500 small business owners about what they love and hate most about owning their own business. Unsurprisingly, flexibility and feeling in control ranked first in the “love” category. Meanwhile, almost 60% said bookkeeping was hands-down their most hated task. Most business owners understand that effective financial management is key to their success. But lack of knowledge, frustration, and even avoidance can add up to…  Read more

Tips to Keep Your Business Finances in Order

If you are like most small business owners, you spend the majority of your time managing daily operations, keeping customers happy, and looking for new ways to grow. Spreadsheets, cash flow analysis, and financial projections are probably not your first passion. However, measuring profitability, creating realistic budgets, and planning ahead for the future are crucial to your professional success. Follow these four tips to get a handle on the numbers,…  Read more

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