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Business Advisory

Business Advisory

Maximising your business potential

Managing cashflow and sustaining business growth are challenges most businesses face, regardless of the industry. To prosper in a volatile economy and manage rapidly-changing technology, your business needs to be forward-thinking and flexible.
 
Your partner in business
 
We can guide you through the whole life cycle of your business and help you maximise your profits using business tools and software comparable to those used by large organisations. We will also give you peace of mind that you are meeting all your legislative and taxation obligations.
 
Bentleys expert business advisors work with:
 
  • small to medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • larger enterprises
  • publicly-listed companies
  • public-sector organisations
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • professional services.
 
Just starting out?
 
If you’re establishing a new business we can help you by:
 
  • structuring your business
  • establishing business strategies and monitoring your business
  • advising on your taxation obligations
  • preparing financial viability assessments
  • managing your business’s financial risk
  • preparing budgeting, cashflow and profit projections
  • managing and modelling cashflow
  • coaching you in business skills
  • managing working capital
  • meeting all your accounting obligations
  • advising on products costing
  • providing private office and outsourced chief financial officer (CFO) services
  • preparing financial statements.
 
Ready to grow your business?
 
Spending too much time and energy working ‘in’ the business (doing) rather than ‘on’ the business (building your business) can prevent you from achieving your business’s potential.
 
We can help identify opportunities for growth by:
 
  • comprehensively reviewing your business operations
  • formulating action plans and managing change
  • identifying opportunities for growth to enhance your financial performance
  • effectively managing your business’s financial risk
  • providing strategic planning
  • managing costs and expenses
  • preparing business and management reports
  • setting up accounting systems and software
  • providing corporate secretarial services
  • managing recruitment, staff appraisals and training
  • marketing your business.
 
Ready to hand over the reins?
 
Moving on is a big decision that involves careful planning. We can make the transition as smooth as possible by:
 
  • planning for succession and transition
  • preparing business valuations
  • managing due diligence
  • preparing your business for sale
  • providing merger and acquisition advice
  • providing purchasing advice
  • negotiating contracts
  • managing risk
  • advising on corporate governance.

For expert advice on how to make your business more profitable, contact a Bentleys Advisor today.

Case Study

Revitalising a family business

From humble beginnings, our family business client of 30 years now enjoys a revenue of over $1million with around 20 diversified trading entities and five individual family groups. With technology and innovation having enormous impact on their industry, the business’s structure and operations have evolved dramatically.

Over the past 30 years, Bentleys has provided day-to-day operational advice as well as business solutions and management advisory services including: planning new revenue streams, preparing restructures, minimising tax, identifying and managing risks, guiding intergenerational wealth transfer, and reviewing and restructuring financial systems and processes. 

Talk To Your Bentleys Advisor

Kevin Cranfield

Director, Business Services, Audit, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0702
Kevin Cranfield is a founder and Managing Director of the Sydney practice and a member of the Bentleys Australia Board. With a diverse client base, Kevin specialises in Business Advisory and Audit services.

John Delmo

Managing Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
John Delmo is the Managing Partner of McLean Delmo Bentleys. John has more than 30 years’ experience in professional and commercial accounting.

Ben Cameron

Managing Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Ben Cameron is the Managing Partner of Bentleys Brisbane and head of the firm’s specialist Agribusiness Team.

Peta Grenfell

Managing Director, Caloundra, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
Peta is the Managing Director of the Bentleys Sunshine Coast office and works closely with clients in many industries.

Michael Ruggiero

Managing Partner, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Energetic leader of Bentleys SA, Michael actively advises a broad range of organisations, at all stages of the business lifecycle, to support their development.

Nigel Banks

Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0701
The Chairman and founder of the Sydney practice, Nigel Banks specialises in Business Advisory, assisting high-net-worth individuals and SMEs. Nigel also represents Asia Pacific as a Board Member of Kreston International.

Adam Roberts

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
Adam is a Chartered Accountant with more than 27 years’ experience in audit and business services.

Tim Lack

Director, Hobart, TAS +61 3 6242 7062
As a director in the business services division, Tim advises a wide range of clients with varying business structures in the small-to-medium enterprise market, as well as individuals requiring expert assistance with their taxation affairs.

Paul Mazzachi

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Director, SA +61 8 8372 7900
A senior member of the Bentleys SA team, Paul works closely with his clients to support their growth and development.

Alan Ling

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
Alan Ling is a Partner and leads McLean Delmo Bentleys' International Business services.

David Francis

Director, Audit & Assurance, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
David supports public sector, private and not-for-profit organisations in a broad range of industries to facilitate compliance, risk management and strategic development.

Roger Ellinson

Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0700
Roger Ellinson joined Bentleys in 2013 as a Director in Business Advisory and Audit services. With over 32 years experience, Roger has particular expertise in the Health and Aged Care sector.

Peter Tran

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Peter is a Partner in the Business Services Division of Bentleys. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than fourteen years’ experience in the accounting profession. Peter joined Bentleys in 1998.

David Taylor

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
David Taylor consults on taxation and financial matters to a range of small to medium size enterprises and high wealth individuals. He is the Partner in Charge of the Estate and Succession Planning division of our practice.

Peppe Fusco

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
A senior business advisor and a leader of Bentleys SA, Peppe provides strategic and practical support to support growth and development of enterprises.

Chris Hope

Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0704
As a founder and Director of Bentleys Sydney, Chris specialises in Business Advisory services and advises clients across all types of family and business structures in the SME market.

Tina Kiernan

Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Tina is a Director in the Business Services division of Bentleys, and has been with the firm since 2000.

Karen Gambles

Director, Ulverstone, TAS 1300 361 346
Karen Gambles is a CPA with over 10 years’ experience in the public accounting industry and a number of years’ experience prior to that in education, government business enterprises and private business.

Tim Siebert

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Tim works closely with a broad range of enterprises to support their ongoing success. Tim believes access to timely information is critical for informed decisions and management of business risk.

James Allen

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
With a passion for entrepreneurism and a background in agribusiness, James supports a diverse range of clients in their growth and development.

Edi Carlesso

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Holding positions of leadership in South Australia and on the National Board, Edi actively supports a diverse client base and contributes to the development of the Bentleys brand.

Andrew Keily

Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Andrew is a Director in the Business Services Division at Bentleys. He joined the firm in 2005.

Sam Woods

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Sam has significant expertise in primary production across a broad range of industry sectors, including cattle, sheep, wineries and viticulture.

Fab Fanayan

Director, Taxation & Business Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I love working closely with my clients and being part of their success! Giving client’s peace of mind that their financial affairs are in order and being their trusted advisor is what I enjoy”

Hamish McIntosh

Director, Finance and Lending (Bentleys Finance), Brisbane , QLD +61 7 3222 9648
Hamish McIntosh is the Director of Finance and Lending with Bentleys Finance. Hamish has over 10 years' experience in commercial and working capital and past and senior positions with National Australia Bank, Bank of Queensland and Scottish Pacific.

David Wilson

Managing Director, Hobart, TAS +61 3 6242 7000
‘I particularly enjoy assisting people with making their businesses successful which in turn opens up many options for them in their personal lives.’

Robert Tenbensel

Director, Hobart, TAS +61 3 6242 7013
With more than 25 years of professional experience as an insolvency practitioner and business advisor, Robert has extensive experience in managing, restructuring, valuing and selling businesses and their underlying entities.

Carlo Negri

Director, Hobart, TAS +61 3 6242 7000
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Jake Selinger

Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0760
With more than 42 years experience in Business Advisory and Audit, Jake Selinger joined Bentleys in 2013 as a Director after merging his practice, Selingers Chartered Accountants.

Robin Allardice

Director, IT and Innovation, Hobart, TAS +61 3 6242 7008
‘I enjoy solving clients’ problems!’ As a passionate proponent of quality technology within the accounting industry, particularly cloud based solutions, Robin has demonstrated that the paperless office is not a myth but can be a reality.

Leonie Taylor

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
After joining Bentleys in 1979, Leonie was appointed associate in 1988 and admitted to partnership in 1991.

Bob Evett

Director, Audit, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0716
As the lead Audit and Assurance Director in Sydney, Bob has over 30 years experience in Business Advisory and Audit services. Bob's specialties include clients in the Charities and Not-For-Profit sector.

Jon Carcich

Director, Taxation & Business Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I get a real buzz when I coach a company through a particularly difficult time and see the management success and reach their business goals”

David Papa

Director, Assurance & Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
David supports public sector, private and not-for-profit organisations in a broad range of industries to facilitate compliance, risk management and strategic development.

Leonie Taylor

Partner, Caloundra, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
After joining Bentleys in 1979, Leonie was appointed associate in 1988 and admitted to partnership in 1991.

James Hyett

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
James is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0957324).

Patrice Sherrie

Director, Specialist Advisory, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Patrice has three decades experience in chartered accounting and commerce and an extensive background in the finance and property sectors.

Lauren Welk

Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Lauren Welk is a Director at Bentleys within the Business Services division. Lauren has over fifteen years' experience specialising in business advisory and tax planning services.

Nick den Heijer

Director, Auckland, New Zealand +64 9 600 3901
Nick den Heijer is a director of the Auckland practice and one of the firm’s founders. He leads the transaction services, financial reporting and outsourcing teams.

Rick Basheer

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Rick is a senior business advisor who specialises in providing advice to the hospitality industry, particularly in the areas of food, beverage and gaming.

Gary Olsen

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
A seasoned business advisor and skilled mentor, Gary works closely with a broad range of organisations and individuals to support their longer-term financial success.

Brendon Murray

Partner, Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
Brendon Murray is a Partner in the Business Services division of Bentleys Chartered Accountants. He has been with Bentleys since 2002.

David Spurritt

Director, Taxation Services, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
David is the leader of our taxation consulting team. David supports a diverse range of enterprises, and is a specialist in the manufacturing and property sectors.

Ranko Matic

Director, Corporate Advisory, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I enjoy building long term relationships with my clients and taking the time to really understand their business and processes”

Philip Rix

Managing Director, Financial & Corporate Advisory Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I’m excited about the opportunity to have a positive impact on the financial affairs of each and every one of my clients. It is enormously satisfying knowing that I have assisted them in some small way, whatever that may be

Brendon Murray

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Brendon Murray is a Partner in the Business Services division of Bentleys Chartered Accountants. He has been with Bentleys since 2002.

Tina Polimeni

Partner, Melbourne, VIC 03 9018 4666
Tina Polimeni is a Partner with more than 25 years’ experience in management consulting, taxation, strategic business planning and structuring, business valuations and computer system evaluation and review.

Harold Lourie

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
Harold provides professional and personal services to a wide variety of business and high wealth individual clients including business structuring, taxation, management consulting, accounting and executorships.

John Morgan

Director, Assurance & Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
An experienced management consultant, John has worked with a broad range of organisations to help

Heath Shonhan

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Heath is a Business Advisory Partner in Brisbane. His national and international experience is underpinned by specialist focus in industries including health and aged care, family-owned businesses and community organisations.

Mark Wachtel

Director, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Mark is a Director within the audit division at Bentleys and is a registered company and SMSF auditor, as well as a registered tax agent. Mark has over 23 years’ experience working within business services, taxation and audit and assurance.

Cristina Clemente

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Cristina supports small to medium sized businesses in achieving their goals and aspirations. She provides advice to a wide range of clients, including primary producers, service providers and investors.

Richard McArtney

Director, Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW +61 2 4940 6100
Richard has been self employed for most of his working life so has a wealth of knowledge and experience in running small business meaning he has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to helping clients improve their businesses

Jodi Lupton

Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Jodi is a Director in the Business Advisory division, and is a Self- Managed Superannuation Specialist.

Brendan Goulding

Director, International Advisory, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD 07 3222 9633
Brendan Goulding has been working in international trade and investment since 2001 and has recently joined Bentleys Queensland as the Director of International Services.

Jamie Bishop

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
Jamie Bishop is a Partner and has over 16 years’ experience in public practice and has been with the firm since 1999.

Jannie van Deventer

Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0706
Jannie is a Business Services Director, specialising in outsourced services for Australian subsidiaries and branches of overseas companies.

Renee Ross

Client Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0708
Renee Ross is a Business Advisory Client Director in Sydney. Renee's specialties include outsourcing and CFO services, as well as assisting legal clients with their personal accounting and taxation affairs.

Gemma Cook

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
With over 10 years of experience in the accounting profession, Gemma provides business and taxation advice to private and family owned business, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and high net wealth individuals.

Gerald Kenehan

Client Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0707
As a Business Advisory Client Director, Gerald is responsible for a wide variety of clients including high-net-worth individuals, professionals and business groups.

Michael Senchenko

Client Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0726
As a Business Services Client Director, Michael is responsible for a wide variety of clients, including all types of family structures and business groups including foreign subsidiaries and branches of international companies.

Ross Prosper

Director, Taxation & Business Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I enjoy tucking into complex tax legislation, seeing how it all fits together, then coming up with user friendly advice for my clients.”

Rohan Dunsdon

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Rohan is an Associate Director and an active member of the Bentleys Agribusiness specialist team. He is a key member of the team for advising on large scale transactions in the cattle industry.

Scott Field

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Scott is an Associate Director within the Business Services division of Bentleys. He has over eleven years experience in the accounting profession.

Ryan Rostron

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Ryan joined Bentleys in 2007. He is a Chartered Accountant and an Associate Director in the Business Services division.

Nick Storer

Consultant, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
Nick is a Consultant for the Business Services division and has been in private practice since 1983, having spent several years prior to that in commerce both in sales and administration.

Peta Bourne

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Peta Bourne is an Associate Director within the Business Services division of Bentleys. She joined Bentleys in 2004 as an undergraduate and has qualifications in Business and Information Technology.

Ulli Bendle

Consultant, Caloundra, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
Ulli joined the Sunshine Coast office in 1983 and has over thirty years experience in the region.

Jamie Rossington

Associate Director, Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW +61 2 4940 6100
Jamie has a background in large supermarket chain management so understands the logistics of running staff, inventory and supply chains.

Sharon Waldron

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Sharon is an Associate Director within the Bentley’s Business Services division. She joined Bentleys in 1998.

Nick Gahan

Senior Financial Advisor, Perth, WA 9226 4500
I'm passionate about helping my clients to think about and to define their lifestyle and financial goals.

Andrew Bertoia

Senior Manager, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0713
Andrew is a business services manager, specialising in providing taxation and accounting services for clients in the middle market.

Mai Quang

Senior Manager, Business, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0724
Mai is a business services manager, responsible for a wide variety of clients including high net worth individuals, professionals, small-medium size enterprises and Not-For-Profit entities.

Matina Politis

Senior Manager, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0723
As a Business Services Manager, Matina is responsible for a wide variety of clients, including High-Net-Worth individuals, professionals, and small-medium size family businesses.

Shane Brennan

Senior Manager, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0730
Shane is a Business Advisory Senior Manager, specialising in providing taxation and accounting and strategic business advice for clients in the middle market.

Andrea Betti

Senior Manager, Corporate Advisory, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
I pride myself on being able to critically think, to strategise and assist my clients to think outside the square.

Jeremy Elias

Senior Manager, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0737
Jeremy is a Business Advisory Senior Manager providing taxation, accounting, and business consulting to clients from a broad cross-section of industries.

Tanya Bowen

Manager, Taxation & Business Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
I enjoy helping clients with the complex tax requirements faced by businesses, so they can focus on growing their business

Kim Lambert

Ms, Newcastle, NSW 02 4940 6100
Kim has more than eight years' experience in business services and business improvement with Bentleys Newcastle.

Eric Ballard

Manager, Taxation & Business Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I enjoy the challenge of continually improving on the quality of the financial advice that I provide and seeing the positive impact that this can have on our clients”

Margaret Tanwan

Manager, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Margaret commenced work with Bentleys in the Business Services division in 1983 and was appointed a manager of the firm in 1989.

Hasitha Samaratunga

Manager, Technology & Business Systems, Brisbane, QLD 07 3222 9777
Hasitha is the Business Systems Advisor within the Technology & Innovation division at Bentleys Queensland. Hasitha joined Bentleys in mid-2016 to spearhead the firm’s Technology and Innovation division.

Janelle Preston

Manager, Caloundra, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
Janelle is a Manager with more than 30 years industry experience. She is an SMSF specialist.

Teresa Marsoke

Manager, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Teresa is a Manager within Bentleys Business Services division and has over 14 years experience in the accounting profession.

Ilona Caruana

Manager, Research & Innovation, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9641
Ilona is the Manager of Research and Innovation within the Technology and Innovation division at Bentleys.

Liz McCabe

Associate, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
An experienced business advisor, Liz has local and international experience across a broad range of industry sectors.

Heidi Mayhew-Sanders

Manager, Human Resources, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Heidi joined Bentleys in 2010, moving from a Human Resources role in the finance sector. She has over a decade of experience and has worked globally within high performing cultures in the financial sector.

Jo Adams

Manager, Business Development and Marketing, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Jo is the Business Development Manager for Bentleys. She joined Bentleys in 2008 following over 12 years’ experience in marketing roles in the property management and education sectors.