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Lyn is very knowledgeable about tax returns, including advice on rental properties. I found her to be extremely efficient, helpful, trustworthy and thorough. Money well spent and will definitely use Lyn's services again and refer her to friends.
14 Oct 2017 (last edited 14 Oct 2017)
My husband and I used Riverwood Accounting for our tax return. We found Lyn very professional, helpful and knowledgeable. We do not have any hesitation in recommending Lyn and her business, as a matter of fact we have decided to engage Lyn to help us with some financial planning as well.
23 Sep 2017
Lynn came over to my place to do tax return and we went through what I have prepared and what I have not prepared to get the best tax return outcome that we would possibly get. I am very happy with Lynn's service. She took her time to explain everything and make sure I don't have any other questi... Lynn came over to my place to do tax return and we went through what I have prepared and what I have not prepared to get the best tax return outcome that we would possibly get. I am very happy with Lynn's service. She took her time to explain everything and make sure I don't have any other questions. So I would definitely recommend her. Read more
07 Aug 2017 (last edited 07 Aug 2017)
Riverwood Accounting & Financial Services Pty Ltd offers the following services:
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should a customer hire you over another service provider?
We pride ourselves on providing a personalized quality service at competitive prices. Our staff are dedicated and experienced in all aspects of corporate and public accounting and we provide continuous online support through phone or email. We will also travel to visit our clients and offer after hour and Saturday appointments.
What experience, skills, qualifications or training do you have to make you the right person for the job?
Our firm is an IPA pubic practice, with a registered tax agent, an SMSF specialist advisor and SMSF specialist auditor, and an ASIC registered SMSF auditor. We have extensive experience in both corporate business and public accounting enabling us to offer a holistic approach to business solutions.
Is there a particular aspect of your trade or industry that you specialise in?
We are an accounting firm that caters for all aspects of our clients financial needs, whether it be minimizing personal tax, providing solutions for small business or planning for retirement. We also specialize in SMSF setups, administration and audit.
How do you normally charge for your service?
We usually set quotes for accounting and audit after consultation with clients. Bookkeeping is charged on an hourly basis. We invoice for payment, and accept EFT transactions.
What makes your pricing competitive?
We provide comprehensive solutions where we can provide a range of quality services at reasonable rates. We provide the convenience of a variety of consultation solutions: including over the phone, via email, Dropbox or by appointment. Our charges are reasonable for our professional services. Our first priority is helping our clients achieve their goals.
Are there any special offers you would like to offer to Oneflare customers?
We provide a quality professional service and package solutions for all clients. All of our clients are important to us and we pride ourselves on our personal service.
How can a customer save money before you start the work? Please give 3 tips
1. Have your TFN, Medicare number, private health statement, payment summaries and receipts for deductions (or a written list) available for appointments. We will provide a questionnaire at interview.
2. Have your business records computerized if possible on a software program like Excel spreadsheet (income and expenses) or Cashflow Manager, MYOB, Intuit or Xero. Bring the data on a pen drive for first appointment, or upload to secure FTP.
3. Keep records up to date, if you need help doing this just ask. You are the expert in your profession, we are the experts with your books.
What are the typical things that you need to know before you can provide a quote to a customer?
What type and size business you have, ABN number, annual turnover average, your requirements specified, e.g. bookkeeping, accounting/ tax preparation. For SMSF clients, the fund's investments mix, whether it is in accumulation or pension mode or both. For financial planning, we will need to have a meeting first to establish what your specific needs are.
Are you an insured business and do you guarantee your work?
Our practice has professional indemnity insurance, to provide you with the assurance that we will provide the best service, and guarantee to provide client satisfaction. We also have public liability insurance, and can provide audit insurance for an extra cost.
What makes you the most reliable and trustworthy person for the job?
We always have time to talk to clients. We have loyal satisfied clients, most of whom have been with us since the practice began. All of our staff are highly qualified in tax, accounting, auditing and bookkeeping. We attend continuing professional education courses throughout the year, to ensure our knowledge and skills are up to date with legislation and other changes.
What questions do customers commonly ask and how would you answer them?
The most common questions we are asked are related to providing advice on tax minimization. We answer specifically to each client depending on the circumstances. Obviously it is important to understand the law relating to tax so we explain these so clients understand what they can do to achieve their goals.
What questions should a customer ask to hire the right service professional?
Ask about qualifications, pricing, and serviceability (turn around time).
Ask about your professional's fields of expertise to ensure your service provider is qualified to advise on your circumstances.
What do you like most about your job?
We love helping people achieve their goals. We pride ourselves on empowering business owners with the tools to make their businesses succeed.
Do you have a favourite customer story you would like to share?
Many of our clients have become friends over the years. For privacy reasons I cannot disclose any customer stories. Confidentiality is extremely important to our firm.
How did you decide to get into your line of work?
It began with an interest in business from a management point of view, progressed to focus on tax, accounting and audit, specialization in SMSFs and expansion into financial advisory services.