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As one of Australia’s largest transport and logistics companies still in private ownership, our affairs are sophisticated and global. For any large business looking for a capable alternative to the top end of town, take a look at Commercial Associates. We’re certainly glad we did.

Vittorio Tarchi, VI.SA Global Logistics

VISA Global Logistics was founded in 1982 and has grown to be one of Australia’s largest privately owned global freight forwarding companies.


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They say accountants are staid and boring,
Not known for panache,
But it’s not true and I have to say,
You’ve done wonders with my cash.

All the old perceptions,
Just simply don’t apply,
To this little bunch of wonder kids,
Who’ve helped us reach the sky.

Yvonne Wallace, Cape York Helicopters

Cape York Helicopters is the oldest and most established charter operator in North Queensland. A genuine market leader in its field, Cape York Helicopters is also the pioneer of adventure tourism in Australia.


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After a poor experience with our previously engaged assurance professionals I was relieved to be working with Commercial Associates Audit and Assurance. Understanding that seasonal compliance work and the associated assurance engagements are the fulcrum of annual reporting, CAAA were able to tailor a schedule and assurance program to suit our circumstances. The knowledge that was brought to the table for moving forward with the execution of audit and assurance matters enabled the process to move much more expeditiously than had been experienced previously. Whilst the undertaking was performed in a thorough manner, the pressure placed on internal resources was minimal due to the collaborative planning approach taken. I have placed a great amount of value on the outcomes from our engagement due to the internal improvements we have been able to gain thanks to the holistic view adopted with engagements for our business.

Andrew Reynolds, Cook's Plumbing Supplies

Cook's Plumbing Supplies Sales have been in operation for 40 years and has become one of Sydney's largest major independent plumbing and bathroom suppliers. A genuine force in the market place, they have been able to deliver a personalised service to the plumbing industry.


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These guys are wizards with SMSF. They gave me a structure that fit with my business and helped me achieve my goal of acquiring properties. Their big picture approach helps me manage my tax and ensures that all my affairs work well together and are driving in the same direction. Commercial Associates helped me take control of my super and avoid the GFC, and for that I am very thankful.

Michael Brown, Progressive Air Conditioning and Engineering

Progressive Air is a highly regarded industrial air conditioning firm operating in the Sydney market. As a family operated company, Progressive Air is a multigenerational success story, and a strong believer in real estate backed businesses.


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Planning was hugely important to us at that early stage of starting our business and Commercial Associates were there for us straight away. They didn’t put us off until tomorrow or next week and were really receptive to our needs there and then. We wanted a good sized accounting firm but knew we couldn’t afford a big 4 firm as we were a start-up company at the time. It was a really good fit from the very beginning.

Paul gave us a lot of insight on how the company should be structured, contracts should be drafted, and the parameters of the warranties. The information was easy to understand and they also worked very closely with our solicitors to push it all through without complications. Four years on and we now have a team of 35 staff and a national presence so our specific needs have changed yet the way we work together has not. Larger firms I’ve worked with want to take the control away from us but we always felt comfortable that Commercial Associates are giving the advice we need, but at the same time we felt very much part of the process and that’s hugely important to us.

I believe Commercial Associates have the full range of services for companies and individuals at all levels. In everything we have done, Fleming and Paul have come to the party with structures on how to set it up, provided some great strategies and ideas to reduce our taxes, and formalised everything with our banks to satisfy their requirements. I now consider Fleming a good mate and very much part of our group of advisors.

Chris Zanoni, Asean Cargo Pty Ltd

Asean Cargo is an Australian-based provider of worldwide freight forwarding, logistics/supply chain management and special transport project services. With the extensive infrastructure and professional personnel required to exceed client expectations, Asean provide the complete package for small and large businesses who are looking for the right, most cost-effective logistical solutions.


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After years frustration with my previous accountant a friend of mine recommended I give CAAA a call and I’m glad I did. When I first met Fleming I could see he took an active interest in me and my business, and unlike other firms I’ve been with, that feeling has never changed;  we’ve had a great relationship for 5 years now and I know he’s always looking out for me. Fleming is very efficient, very consistent, personable, and will always take your call. Above anything else, it’s the tax strategies that CAAA provide me that I love. I think that CAAA is very ‘in the now’ with what’s happening, and it always benefits the client.

Gregory Malouf, Epsilon Healing Academy

Author Gregory Malouf spent thirty years building highly successful businesses in real estate, property development and investment. Despite outstanding financial success, he experienced a lack of balance in his life and began searching for, and found, the keys to all-round success, happiness and fulfilment. Gregory now helps people around the globe through his workshops, presentations and publications.


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Having been with our previous accountant  for over 20 years I was initially a little sceptical on whether Commercial Associates would be as receptive and responsive to our needs. However, the transition was seamless and Andrew and Fleming really made us feel part of the family after just a matter of months and the service we receive continues to be at the high level it has always been. Without having to go to the additional expense of a big 4 firm, our access to resources and opportunities has been greatly enhanced both for the Bright Group and for the personal situations of each of our directors. An excellent fit for our growing business

Brian Heath, Global Chief Financial Officer, The Bright Group

The Bright Group (TBG) is a dynamic multi-national group servicing the needs of the global OEM industry with design, manufacturing, assembly and component distribution


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Since coming across to Commercial Associates, we no longer have to ask direct questions to get the answers we need. They are very proactive and forthcoming when giving advice which has been terrific and very refreshing. When we purchased another company in our industry from its foreign owners 18 months ago, CAAA were always available whenever we called and made the process of bringing the organisations together a whole lot easier. CAAA also provided timely and valuable advice on the impacts of consolidating the two companies

George Brown, Director, TEMA Engineers

Tema Engineers was established in Australia in 1960, serving the mining, minerals, food, water, wastewater, chemical and process industries for over 40 years. Tema Engineers are specialists in liquid separation equipment, which includes Centrifuges, belt press filters, gravity belt filter, CWUF sand filters, membrane filters and vibrating screens.


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