Shaun Ward, CPA

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  • Certified Practising Accountant – CPA Australia
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Cert IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Registered Tax Agent

Shaun Ward, CPA

Accounting & Tax Partner

About Shaun Ward – Passionate About Nurturing Financial Success

Shaun has been working in the accounting industry since 2015 and has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of the Sunshine Coast. In 2023, Shaun also became a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).

With a genuine passion for helping clients, Shaun goes beyond mere number-crunching. He actively supports his clients’ business growth by providing valuable insights and strategic financial advice. By leveraging his extensive knowledge and skills, Shaun helps businesses make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their financial well-being.

Specialties that Set Shaun Apart

Shaun specialises in various areas, making him a trusted partner for businesses seeking financial clarity and strategic growth:

  1. Agricultural and Small Businesses: Shaun understands the unique financial challenges faced by agricultural and small businesses. He offers tailored solutions to optimise financial operations, manage expenses and drive profitability in these industries.
  2. Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs): Shaun’s expertise extends to SMSFs, where he provides comprehensive guidance on managing and maximising the benefits of SMSFs. He ensures compliance with regulations while helping clients achieve their retirement goals.
  3. Tax Planning: Shaun is a tax planning expert, helping businesses minimize tax liabilities while staying compliant with tax laws. He develops tax-efficient strategies that align with your business goals and financial well-being.
  4. Business Advisory and Strategic Growth: Shaun’s strategic advisory services are designed to accelerate business growth. He collaborates closely with clients to create customised roadmaps for success, offering actionable insights that drive informed decision-making.
  5. Business Structure: Shaun assists businesses in optimising their structures for tax efficiency and operational effectiveness. Whether you’re starting a new venture or restructuring an existing business, Shaun provides guidance to ensure you’re on the right path.

Business tips from Shaun

  1. Take the time to review and analyse your financial statements. These statements provide valuable insights into your business’s profitability and overall financial position.
  2. Develop a budget that aligns with your business goals and monitor your cash flow regularly.
  3. It’s essential to maintain separate bank accounts and credit cards for your personal and business finances. Mixing personal and business expenses can create confusion and make it difficult to track your business’ financial performance accurately.

Get to know Shaun

Shaun’s vibrant personality shines through his great sense of humour. With his wit and clever GIF selections, Shaun effortlessly lightens the mood and creates a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.

Outside of work, Shaun enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He also enjoys camping and exploring new places in Queensland.

Having enough cash on hand is essential for every business. Cash flow is like the heartbeat of a company, keeping it alive and thriving. It's not just about making sales; it's about managing the timing of money coming in and going out. By prioritizing cash flow, businesses can seize opportunities, navigate uncertainties, and fuel growth. Cash is king, and keeping a close eye on cash flow is vital for a successful and resilient business.

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