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.
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.
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.
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.
CAAA were able to tailor a schedule and assurance program to suit our circumstances. 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.
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.
Planning was hugely important to us at that early stage and Commercial Associates were there for us straight away. They didn’t put us off until tomorrow or next week sometime and were really receptive to our needs there and then. Paul gave us a lot of insight on how the company should be structured, contracts should be drafted, and the parameters of the warranties. All the information was easy to understand and the strategies and ideas they presented have helped to significantly reduce our taxes while at the same time, they formalised everything with our banks to satisfy their requirements.