What is a virtual CFO and how can they help your business?

What is a virtual CFO and how can they help your business?

Are you looking for a way to optimise your business’s financial management and strategy? Look no further than a Virtual CFO.

What is a virtual CFO?

A Virtual CFO, similar to a traditional CFO, provides businesses with expert financial management and strategic planning services. However, Virtual CFOs offer added flexibility and cost-effectiveness. They can work with businesses of any size on a part-time, full-time, or project basis, allowing the business to choose the support level they require and scale the services as needed. Additionally, by working with a Virtual CFO, businesses can save money on salaries and other expenses associated with in-house employees.

How can a virtual CFO help your business?

What exactly can a Virtual CFO do for your business?

  1. Financial planning and forecasting: Virtual CFOs can aid in developing short and long-term financial plans and forecasting future cash flows. They can also assist in setting financial goals and developing strategies to help you achieve them.
  2. Budgeting and cost management: Virtual CFOs can help create and maintain budgets, which is essential for controlling costs and maximising profitability. They can also identify areas of improvement within the business and suggest ways to achieve cost reduction and increased value.
  3. Compliance and risk management: Virtual CFOs can ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, protecting the business from legal issues. They can also aid in identifying and managing potential financial or operational risks.
  4. Strategic guidance: Virtual CFOs can provide strategic guidance, analyse company financial data and suggest ways to improve efficiency, increase profits, and achieve business goals.
  5. Performance tracking and improvement: Virtual CFOs can track the business’s financial performance and identify areas for improvement. They can provide regular financial reports and analysis and aid in implementing systems and processes to improve financial management and decision-making.

Virtual CFO Association

GAP Advisors is a member of the Virtual CFO Association, an elite peer network made up of experienced professional accountants with extensive backgrounds in commerce and various industries. We draw strength from combining our members’ industry vertical knowledge with our capacity to collaborate with each other.

As Australia’s strongest association representing these specialist professionals, we set the standard within the accounting profession.

Don’t let a lack of in-house resources hold your business back. A Virtual CFO can provide valuable financial expertise and guidance without the commitment of a full-time employee. Whether you’re a small startup or an established company, a Virtual CFO can work with you and your existing finance team to make informed financial decisions and achieve your business goals.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take your business to the next level! Schedule a discovery call today and see how we can help you optimise your finances, streamline your operations, and reach your financial goals. Click here to book your call now!

TPAR – What is it and are you required to lodge

TPAR – What is it and are you required to lodge

Some days it feels like the list of obligations never ends for small business owners.  One of these obligations is TPAR, however, it does not apply to all businesses, so you need to ensure it does not get overlooked.   

What is TPAR

Taxable payments annual report or TPAR is an industry-specific report for businesses to report the total amounts paid to contractors.  

TPAR was introduced to assist the ATO with their data matching processes.  The reach of TPAR has been extended over the years to include more industries.  

Relevant Industries

If your business is in the following industries, you may need to lodge a TPAR

  • Building and constructions services
  • Cleaning services
  • Road freight services
  • Courier services
  • Information technology services
  • Security, investigation, or surveillance service

It is important to note that you may need to lodge a TPAR if you provide any of these above services, even if it’s not your main business activity.

Payments to Include

The total amount of payments to contractors needs to be reported.  This includes invoices for both labour and materials.  

Payments not Included

You do not need to include the following payments in your TPAR:  

  • Payment for materials only
  • Incidental labour
  • Unpaid invoices as at 30 June
  • workers engaged under a labour hire or on-hire arrangement.
  • PAYG withholding payments
  • payments to foreign residents for work performed in Australia.
  • foreign residents for work performed overseas
  • contractors who do not quote an Australian business number (ABN)
  • payments in consolidated groups
  • payments for private and domestic projects.

Due Date for TPAR Lodgement

You must submit your return by 28 August each year.  

How to Lodge

You can lodge your return via the ATO Portal, via your accounting software or through your BAS or Tax Agent.  

You may still be required to lodge a nil return even if you have any paid any reportable payments to contractors throughout the year.  

Need Help?

If you need any help with determining if you need to lodge a return or are unsure on payments are to be included, contact us today.