Merry Christmas from everyone at Allan Hall

The Partners and staff at Allan Hall would like to thank all our clients, staff and community for your support throughout the year and would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New year break. Please note the Allan Hall offices will close at midday on Friday 22nd December and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 2nd January. Happy holidays to all!    Read more

Tips for keeping your business data secure

It’s no secret that data loss can be a costly nightmare for a small business. Unfortunately, cyber attackers increasingly target small businesses because they are less likely to have security protection in place. Accidental loss or loss due to a natural disaster can be just as harmful to a business, with recovery efforts and delays grinding productivity to a halt. Follow these tips to improve security and protect your small…  Read more

Selling your business – it is all in the timing

We are often asked by clients when is the right time to sell my business. The answer is that it depends on a number of factors and it is invariably different for different business owners. The one constant is that it is never too early to plan. The factors that determine when you should sell include: A. Is your business saleable? Where your business income is based on personal skills…  Read more

Friends + business partners = Recipe for Disaster OR makings of success?

There are often times we are called upon to make a ‘captain’s call’ on various company situations when business partners are in dispute. As the company accountants, we are the ‘trusted advisors’ and when partners cannot resolve an issue amongst themselves, they often reach out to the ‘voice of reason’ for the solution. Unintentionally this puts us in an unenviable position, especially when we might be personal friends with both…  Read more

Family business succession

Blood may be thicker than water, but when it comes to the family business, there are certain pitfalls that can be avoided to ensure longevity and livelihood for future generations. Bringing in outsiders and professionalising a board of directors can really pay off for family businesses. Keeping it in the family Family businesses are the backbone of our Australian economy, employing more than 50 per cent of the workforce, yet…  Read more

SME Alert: Avoiding the pitfalls and liabilities of financial difficulty

This article focuses on the responsibilities of company directors, when the ‘health’ of the business is not great. As advisors, there are often times where we are asked by the owners or directors to give our opinion on the financial ‘health’ of their business or company. This most often occurs when the key financial indicators are all below budget, (if there are budgets) or suppliers accounts have piled up so high…  Read more

Allan Hall Business Advisors wins three major awards

Allan Hall Business Advisors was extremely proud to win the major award of Best Accounting Firm in Australia and New Zealand and to be the overall winner of Best Professional Services Firm (revenue under $50 million) in the 2016 Financial Review Client Choice Awards. In 2017, our partner, Scott Somerville took out another major win in these awards, winning Most Client Focused Accountant in Australia and New Zealand.

Global alliance focussed on business excellence

Allan Hall is the Sydney member of Alliott Group, an award winning, growing, global alliance of 160+ accounting, law and consulting firms in 60+ countries.