Richard’s background in small business, going through
the good, the bad and the ugly of being self employed 
in a wealth of experience that he is able to pass on to clients.

Richard has over 25 years of experience in accounting and business development, he has been a director at Bentleys Newcastle since July 1999.

Richard has experience in operating businesses in industries such as retail and fashion, wholesale, printing industry and yacht charter. This diverse background means that Richard has been through the tough times and the good times and knows what it is like for clients going though cash flow crises.

Richard currently specialises in analysing business performance, undertaking business valuations and analysing businesses against industry wide benchmarks. He advises in client areas involved in the automotive industry, medical, golf pro’s, music industry, charter yacht industry, financial services, cafes and restaurants, construction and related services.

We greatly appreciate the advice and assistance so capably provided by Bentleys. It's comforting for us to preserve the continuity that now stretches back over four decades.

Leigh and Christine SME Clients, NSW

Qualifications & Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of CPA Australia
  • Chartered Tax Accountant
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Member of Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Member of National Tax and Accountants Australia
  • Bachelor of Business
    University of Southern Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science
    University of Otago

Major Projects

  • 3 way forecasting and ongoing monitoring for large independent liquor wholesaler and associated companies.
  • Valuation and eventual sale of Learning Management Service company.

Industry Involvement

Richard has specialist industry involvement in the following areas:

  • CPA Branch Council – past councilor
  • NSW Public Practice Committee  – past member
  • CPA Tax Discussion Group – current convener
  • Bentleys Australia IT Working Group
  • Bentleys Australia Agribusiness Group

Specialist Areas

Richard has specialist expertise in the following service areas:

  • Budget and Cashflow Forecasting
  • Business Improvement
  • Business Valuations
  • Benchmarking
  • Certified Xero Advisor
  • Business and Taxation Advice


Resources and Examples of Work

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