Landing in Australia with my family over 15 years ago as a British Migrant on a Victorian State Sponsored Visa our task was to create from scratch a new successful commercial photography business with sustainability to see us through to become Permanent Australian Residents before the eventual goal of Citizenship of Australia for the four of us. From our very first consultation, BCVFS has played a vital and integral professional financial advice role in assisting us meet all of our legal requirements.
BCVFS has played a hugely proactive role going forward in a very positive way for our business. Taking time to get to know our business and the way it operated resulted in BCVFS offering additional services to benefit us and our methods of operation. As their own in-house services continued to grow with expansion into larger more efficient premises they very much became a one-stop-shop for all things financial that we required. One serious benefit that transformed the availability of ‘LIVE’ information was the introduction ahead of its time by BCVFS of ‘a cloud based accounts package’ using Xero. A seamless transition managed to perfection, with excellent training from the experts within BCVFS allowed us quickly and efficiently to move on from time consuming manual entry accounting systems, giving us total confidence and knowledge that we had access to up-to-the minute key account information at the touch of a button.
We really appreciate the active and innovative way BCVFS continue to work. Always available with prompt return of calls, ensuring you never feel like a number, but a person with a genuine conversation pertinent to the situation and a care for their clients not exhibited across the board by all service-based companies. Support staff sending timely remainders, together with incredibly fast up-to-date Budget data and its relevant implications with the appropriate management waiting in the wings for more detailed explanations and how to best use any new information to the advantage of your personal situation. Year-end Financials and all submissions to the ATO, Tax Planning ahead of deadlines, creation of a Family Trust, Investment Property Mortgages, Superannuation Advice and Audit Shield Insurance, right up to the COVID-19 JobKeeper implications, all services professionally delivered to us with first class speed and without compromise.
Nearly 16 years on I am absolutely proud to confirm our choice to appoint BCVFS in 2005 as our preferred Financial Services provider was one of the most successful relationships we instigated. Credit where it’s deserved, their superior industry knowledge, attention to detail, speed of implementation, personal interaction and communication has without doubt assisted in us successfully achieving a successful profitable business and our end goal of Australian Citizenship and so much more too in this beautiful country we now call home.