Just in time for the new financial year, AMD Chartered Accountants in Bunbury have confirmed Steven Florance as the firm’s newest associate.
Mr Florance has spent the last eight years with the company. He joined as a mature age graduate having initially worked in construction.
The Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School graduate said it was a real honour to be climbing the ranks of the regional business that has offices in Bunbury, Mandurah and Geraldton.
“Since joining the firm as a graduate, I’ve pushed on with my studies and built up experience to make a strong career in this profession,” he said.
“I specialise in small to medium business accounting and often help clients with complex tax issues including capital gains and the GST.”
Mr Florance said technological changes have made the profession more exciting in recent years as clients come to terms with the vast number of tools available to assist them in their day-to-day lives.
“Here we are no longer just accounts doing tax returns once a year, we have more of an advisory role where we do our best to help grow local businesses throughout the year,” he said.
As a Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association premiership player and Hay Park Cricket Club president, Mr Florance has a strong knowledge of Bunbury and the needs of the growing City.
“The WA economy is slowing bouncing back and hopefully it will continue to improve more in the next 12 months,” he said.
“Money will be fairly cheap with the Reserve Bank of Australia unlikely to lift interest rates too quickly so there will be opportunities for businesses to afford new projects.”
As for individuals looking to get the most out of their tax returns, Mr Florance had one surefire piece of advice.
“Gather all your receipts and documents and let an expert work their magic – the more information you can provide to your accountant, the more chance they have of getting you back any money you are entitled to.”