General Practitioners &
We’re fully committed to building the value of your practice to ensure a financially secure future – not just for your private practice, but also for yourself. We are extremely passionate about helping doctors, medical specialists, and other allied health professionals in private practice to identify key opportunities present in their current practice that would guarantee long-term success.
Some of the advisory services for general practitioners and medical specialists that we provide, include risk assessment workshops, practice performance programs (to attract and retain high quality contracting doctors), financial and industry performing benchmarks, valuation models to determine the true ‘goodwill’ value for your practice, and succession planning processes to map out the future of your practice.
General Dentists &
Our team here at Astute Advisory Group specialises in helping dentists and other dental specialists optimise their practice and business by growing patient numbers, improve profits and cash flow, as well as effectively plan for succession.
It’s time to push your private practice forward with the help of our professional insights into the most up-to-date dental practice research, trends, and benchmarking information. These will yield to substantial data including, but not limited to, factors that make a successful dental practice, key strategic threats facing the industry, and top business concerns and needs of dental industry` professionals. Through our collaborative partnership, we’ll be able to strategically plan for a more secure and sustainable growth future of your dental practice.
Among our expertise here at Astute Advisory Group, is providing professional advice to pharmacists in private business around how they can retire financially secure, by increasing sales and overall profitability through better staff engagement.
Most pharmacy businesses are too reliant on owners, making it inefficient once you take the owner out of the picture. With our help, you’ll be able to guarantee the long-term sustainability of your pharmaceutical business through securing key personnel to run your business, harnessing their productivity and work output, minimising business risks, and optimising the value of your business for cash flow finance, succession and sales purposes towards a more foreseeable steady growth.
Not For Profit
Just because you’re running a Not-For-Profit business, it doesn’t mean you have to overlook the potential for financial growth. Here at Astute Advisory Group, our team is more than ready to lend a professional helping hand in mapping out a strategy to ensure your NFP company’s long-term growth and sustainability.
Our NFP services include conducting online risk assessments, SWOT analyses, and crafting strategic improvement plans with the main goal of adding substantial value to your NFP. Don’t leave your company’s success to chance; instead, leave it to us to take care of identifying potential opportunities for growth and expansion of your NFP organisation.
Sandeep took over as our accountant only recently, however, in a very short period he has strategically cleaned up and fixed our previous accounting system and management structures and as a result has revolutionised our processes and have provided us with the in-depth reporting procedures. We have been thoroughly impressed with Sandeep’s technical skills and professionalism. Sandeep is incredibly generous with his time and expertise and his technical knowledge and ability to problem solve and think outside the box has greatly helped us achieve our business goals. As an accountant and business associate, Sandeep earns our highest recommendation.
Les has spent countless hours providing a coaching / mentoring role to assist us to change the way we behave in relation to our finances and has opened opportunities that we did not even know exist. Our experience with Les has been nothing short of amazing. How one person can not only hear what is being said but is able to understand the emotional/psychological drivers underpinning the situation and respond with non-judgemental, well considered and highly documented advice is simply outstanding. In my mind, there could not possibly be a more caring, technically brilliant, financial adviser.
Les has been involved with the Cancer Council Pro Bono Program since its inception. Since then, financial advisors across the firm’s offices in Lismore and Ballina have assisted many clients, with a variety of financial issues including in relation to superannuation, Centrelink and debt management. To date, they have assisted 23 clients on a pro bono basis. Cancer Council would like to acknowledge the role Les takes in advocating for the benefits of Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Program within the financial planning community. Cancer Council values the commitment of the whole team at Future Proof Financial Planning to assisting people affected by cancer.
Engaging & working with Les was one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the outset he impressed me as an individual that not only possessed acute financial acumen and integrity, but also a real desire to “make a difference” for his clientele. Les has provided me with a variety of services; finance brokerage, varying insurances, debt recycling & investment strategies. Each time, the service & outcomes have far surpassed my expectations. It has taken me a great deal of time to find someone of his calibre and in the bargain, I have acquired a friend that has a vested interest in my future. I have recommended Les to several colleagues & friends in the firm knowledge that their experience will mirror my own.
Over the past 7 years Les’s professional advice and friendship has been the cornerstone in allowing both me and my wife to start our own business and I can attest that the businesses continued success and substantial growth over the past 3 years has been in no small part the ongoing mentorship and advice that Les continues to provide. To try and sum up I can honestly say that my life is better knowing Les McGuire. His continued support and friendship is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. There a very few people in this world that can make such a significant impact in one’s life just by being there. Les is certainly one of these, he is my rock in a stormy sea he is someone that I not only call a friend, but I am proud to call Brother. As Les would say ‘if you do the job right, everything else including the money takes care of itself.
Sometimes in life, you the client, can have all the money and houses you could ever need. But the pain of life and the reason for even being can negate any purpose of financial safety. It takes more than a degree or some fancy marketing talk and catchphrases handed down by head office, to make a difference. Sometimes it takes a human being, with a heart, a sense of humour, and with a familiar story, to actually save that client. Sometimes, it takes someone with an understanding that you need to invest in the person before you get to invest in the funds. Today I remain, with a secured future, and secured friendship. Today I continue with an outlook on understanding financial matters more. Today I chose, as easily as it is, to say thank you to Les Mcguire, for providing the knowledge, the understanding, the time, and the care.
Les has a real desire to help those in need. Not only has his vast knowledge of industry placed us in a position to be able to nurse this structure with a better cash flow but his unquestionable care and consideration have also assisted us in times of personal and emotional advice. Les shows incredible care and passion for our personal needs and professional needs at all times. To this day I am eternally grateful for the time and effort, far and beyond at the wee hours of the morning given by Les for our cause. Les has also been there when my husband and I were struggling personally and he helped us mediate an exceptional outcome. This has led to us now being in a far more positive personal position also.
As a small business owner and client, I have been extremely fortunate to have met Mr Les McGuire. Les had helped me immensely in both business and on a personal level, his wealth of financial knowledge and professionalism goes far and beyond, what I would have ever expected to have received when I was referred to Les. Les is always available regardless of the hour whether it be day or night to offer advice, to ensure we are on track which is something I have never experienced before. In this day and age to find a gentleman of this calibre is nothing short of astounding.
While we are only recent clients of Sandeep Singh, who was recommended by our financial consultant, we have received the best of service and consideration usually reserved for longer-term clients. Sandeep has provided us with up to date taxation advice and at competitive rates and on a timely basis. We look forward to a continuing relationship with Sandeep, and we would not hesitate to recommend his services to any of our friends or family.
I just wanted to say what an excellent accountant you are Sandeep! Your genuine support in keeping my finances straight – whether this is prompt replies, answers to questions or advice and tips, have been helpful, imaginative and very encouraging. Above all, I find you friendly, approachable and accessible, and I would recommend you dearly to any clients who are looking to build a profitable and innovative business.
I have used Astute Advisory and Sandeep Singh for three years as my trusted adviser. Their professionalism and industry-leading technology and knowledge have helped streamline my accounting practices and tax obligations. Astute has helped me negotiate with the ATO while managing complex forecasting and monitoring of my financial position. I would not hesitate to recommend (and have done so on many occasions) their services to my closest friends, family and co-workers.
I see Sandeep not only as a trusted advisor – using his business acumen to be candid about when I should and should not do something – but also as an extension of my team. He ensures that I get on with running my business, so I can sleep at night knowing I am not going to be caught out by any tax and compliance issues. Additionally, I find that Sandeep is able to understand the complexities within my business and explain the impact of industry changes and business decisions on our bottom line in a way that I can understand, an attribute I have found incredibly lacking in the accounting profession where my previous discussions with accountants were in terminology and jargon which I had no hope of comprehending. He is patient, thorough and thoughtful. I have already recommended Sandeep to other medical and dental professionals and will continue to do so.
Sandeep is hands down, the best accountant I’ve ever had. I had a real mess on my hands from my previous accountant when I first started working with Sandeep. He quickly and properly sorted things that I thought had been done and were not. He then sat down with me and put a plan in place that organised my business and family accounting processes. Several years later, I was facing a difficult business decision. Again, Sandeep gave me sound advice and also tremendous accounting support through a very difficult time. I am now in the best place possible for his help and accounting knowledge and expertise.
Sandeep Singh is my accountant for many years now. I am satisfied with how he handles my accounts and the services that he has provided throughout the years. I am always grateful for the time that he spent to explain things to me. He always replies to my after-hours emails and calls. I have learned a lot about accounting and running a benchmark business from Sandeep. Sandeep very passionate at his job and I have been and will always recommend all my friends and family to seek accountant advice and services from him.
I would highly recommend Sandeep as an exceptionally responsive accountant with outstanding interpersonal, technical and punctuality skills. He was able to advise and establish appropriate corporate and personal structures to position my personal and business finances in a tax effective way. Sandeep goes out of his way both with time and geography to support and assist clients achieve their goals. By far the best accountant that I’ve had the pleasure of doing business for over 26 years.
Sandeep has been a truly invaluable asset to Tow.com.au throughout a period in which been awarded as one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups. Sandeep has provided us with a reliable and yet flexible advisory framework to support us through three years of rapid growth. Sandeep has a unique ability to be able to understand our business needs and objectives and provide virtual CFO service, as opposed to providing a rigid and unscalable accounting framework to build a business.
Or indeed a third or fourth chance? Les McGuire, CEO & Cofounder of Astute Advisory Group, Managing Director of Future Proof Financial, and 2017 Australian Financial Adviser of the year, along with numerous other business awards, has literally come back from the dead twice, both in his personal life and in business. Pronounced clinically dead, LesMarch 30, 2018
The question of deductions in the context of investment properties is a particularly contentious one and one that is quite topical for many Australians around tax time. In Australia, there are over 2 million people who claim some $46 billion in rental property deductions in their tax returns, and this number appears to be growing. TheJuly 4, 2019
The Queensland Treasurer, Ms Jackie Trad, handed down the State’s 2019/20 Budget on 11 June 2019. It includes the following tax-related measures. Payroll tax changes The following changes to payroll tax will be introduced: reducing tax payable for small businesses by increasing the exemption threshold to $1.3m introducing a 1% rate reduction for regional employersJune 11, 2019
We asked SME owners about the risks in their business – by completing our one-minute Business Risks Survey they identified key indicators of their business’s strengths and weaknesses and pinpointed areas for improvement. Their responses are set out below (from 245 SMEs in the period 1 January to 31 December 2018). Financial Analysis 66% canJune 7, 2019
According to research, over 70% of small, and primarily family-owned businesses in Australia are likely to experience a change in ownership in the next five years. Change, however, is an integral part of running a company and through effective succession planning, you can ensure that you have a potential successor for every role in yourMay 9, 2019
Would you like to speak to one of our financial advisers over the phone? Just submit your details and we’ll be in touch shortly. You can also email us if you would prefer.