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Starter Pack

We’ll look after your essential accounting, tax and compliance needs. Great for family groups and individuals or even self-managed businesses that just need an extra hand.

Package Includes:

  • Unlimited support calls and emails
  • Financial Accounts
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Quarterly BAS Review and Lodgement
  • Software Subscription *when subscribed to Xero
  • Software Set up Training and support *when subscribed to Xero
  • Annual Tax Planning Meeting to help set goals for the year commencing

Booster Pack

Looking after you and your business, we’ll offer additional support with Quarterly Review meetings and offer advice tailored to your specific needs.

Package Includes Everything from the Starter Pack, Plus:

  • Quarterly Review and Strategy Meetings
  • Quarterly Management Reports
  • Budget and Cash Flow Preparation

Power Pack

We’ll help you grow your business, create more profit, manage your cash flow, protect your assets and plan for your future with Monthly review meetings and in-depth reports to help you power your business forward.

Package Includes Everything from the Starter Pack, Plus:

  • Monthly Review Meetings
  • Monthly Management Reports
  • Monthly BAS review and lodgement
  • Budget and Cash flow Preparation
  • Bookkeeping Services (Optional)

Accounting and Tax Services

Services for Businesses

Our aim is to become part of your team and to provide you with support throughout the year and not just when your accounts or tax are due. We can help you to grow your business, create more profit, manage your cash flow, protect your assets and plan for your future.

Services for Family groups and Individuals

We take time to understand your personal circumstances and your long-term goals so that we can provide you with a personal proactive service tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Fuel Tax Credits

The Fuel Tax Credit system directly reduces the cost of fuel to your business by providing refunds (Fuel Tax Credits) for the fuel tax included in the price of fuel.

Most businesses that use fuel in their business are entitled to recover some or all of the amount of fuel tax paid as Fuel Tax Credits. The amount of Fuel Tax Credits available depends on the type of fuel used and the activity in which it was used. Retrospective refunds are available for businesses that have incorrectly claimed their Fuel Tax Credits entitlements in the past.

Forward Focus (formerly Clarke Whiteside Consulting) removes the burden of you having to prepare your Fuel Tax Credit claim inhouse; a process which is compromised by busy staff who may be inexperienced in this area. With our extensive expertise and committment to staying abreast of legislative changes, we help all types of businesses claim the maximum refund of Fuel Tax Credits they are entitled to.

We specialise is preparing current and retrospective Fuel Tax Credits claims. Our Fuel Tax Credit clients operate in all types of industries. We offer a free review service to help you identify if Fuel Tax Credits refunds exist for you. Forward Focus works on a No Refund – No Fee basis.

All in all, Forward Focus means peace of mind, you can rest assure your Fuel Tax Credit claims are prepared and completed on a regular, timely basis, helping to optimise your cash flow.

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All businesses are required to maintain records for both taxation and BAS purposes, and most business choose to manage their books themselves. However it can be extremely beneficial for businesses to use an experienced bookkeeper to provide an extra hand and help manage and control finances, plan for future growth and ensure that your accounts are completed more efficiently. That’s why at Forward Focus we are now offering bookkeeping services!

How can we help? We manage your records according to systems and processes that we easily understand in order to efficiently complete your accounting work which helps us identify and resolve issues before they become serious problems. We also help ensure your customers are paying you sooner, help take care of your obligations with the ATO and help ensure everything is lodged on time saving you hundreds of dollars on late fees and penalties.

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Cloud Based Accounting

Cloud based accounting is literally taking accounting to the next level, providing you with real time access to your accounting data.

Advantages of cloud based accounting for you are

  • Anywhere, anytime, 24/7 access from any internet connection in the world, including via your smart phone;
  • Real-time view of your cash flow and bank balances;
  • Automated bank feeds, so no more manually entering bank statement transactions;
  • Real-time collaboration with your Accountant – sharing same data at the same time.
  • No hardware installations, manual backups or maintenance/support costs.
  • Automatic software updates.
  • Private and secure.

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Xero Setup and Support

Try the world’s easiest accounting software and you’ll see why so many people around the world love Xero.

Xero is an online accounting software program designed for small businesses

Online Accounting

Run your business and access your accounts from work, home or on the go. Invite others to view your accounts and provide valuable real-time advice. Your data is completely secure even if your computer is lost or stolen.

Bank Reconciliation

Get your bank statements imported and categorised automatically. Including credit cards, PayPal and support for over 160 foreign currencies. It’s effortless to keep your accounts accurate and up-to-date


Get paid faster, receive updates when the invoice is opened and connect seamlessly with customers through online invoicing. Create professional repeating invoices and schedule bill payments to manage cash-flow. Payments, returns and credits are all tracked automatically.


Manage all aspects of your business by integrating applications with Xero.
CRM, inventory management, invoicing & job systems, plus a wide range of other specialised software

MYOB Setup and Support

Their business management solutions have been designed to help you to be more productive, which gives you more time to build your venture or to enjoy life outside work

MYOB started out over 21 years ago with a clear vision … to make business life easier. They continued to invest over $20M each year in enhancing and extending their business solutions as well as investing in new products and services that use the power of the cloud. More information

Benefits of MYOB”s cloud accounting solutions:


Stay on top of your business when and where you want.


Anyone, anywhere – if you have teams in multiple locations or a remote bookkeeper they can (with your permission) work on your accounting data, saving time and increasing efficiency.

Bank feeds save time

LiveAccounts and AccountRight Live automatically link to over 100 banks and building societies in Australia and New Zealand. They will automatically bring your bank transactions in and allocate them to the right account, reducing data entry and saving you time.

Easier and safer

ou can use MYOB’s cloud solutions with the confidence that your vital business information is automatically backed up in a secure offsite location.



Business Advisory and Coaching

We work with a wide range of businesses to support them in maximising their profit and growing their organisation. Drawing from a strong financial foundation and many years of practical business experience we pride ourselves on delivering informed and actionable advice that delivers value.

In taking on this role we see ourselves as an extension of your executive team, being far enough removed so as to make independent and honest recommendations but close enough to acknowledge the specific dynamic of your business model and address your particular needs.

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Succession Planning

An important consideration in the running of any business is its succession plan for the future. Inevitably, there will come a time when you will exit your business. Whether you sell the business, hand it over to the next generation or provide opportunities for employees to take ownership it is important to have a plan in place. This can be a highly emotional and complex time when many options to consider.

We have worked with a multitude of businesses to develop road maps for their future operation and ownership. A well-considered succession plan will ensure you to reap the rewards from your efforts when you retire and/or move on to a new business venture when the time comes.

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What Clients Say

I have recommended them to many people.  They are great at providing timely, accurate advice on tax issues but also general financial queries.
Client Survey Response 3, 2016
They have always provided me personally and the companies I have been involved in, good, timely, well informed accounting, tax and secretarial services.  Yes I would certainly recommend them to friends and have already done so.
Client Survey Response 2, 2016
They are professional and efficient at preparing and submitting tax returns.  They follow up any queries or areas that we are unsure about and they are always helpful in making an appointment time that suits us.
Client Survey Response 1, 2016

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