“When we started working with Etlanda I was quite young and new to my position. At the time, I needed guidance from an experienced tax accountant so we set-out to find someone that would take the time to get to know our company and not just see us as another generic client.
I knew Etlanda was the right choice when I started working with Geoff.
In the early days I really appreciated Geoff’s on-site mentoring. His friendliness and straightforward explanations combined with his down-to-earth nature and extensive experience really put me at ease and helped me to get ahead.
Thanks to his expertise, it wasn’t long before our processes improved, staff knowledge and confidence increased and our accounting costs were reduced.
More recently, due to rapid business growth, our accounts team started to fall behind. We needed to hire a new team member but the recruitment process wasn’t fast enough.
Etlanda were able to support me by bringing in one of their experienced accountants, Yen Tran, to help with Month end reconciliations. Yen then trained our new recruit which allowed me to focus on other matters. It was a huge relief!
I’ve personally recommended Etlanda to my family and friends.
– Crystal Skinner, Financial Controller, Collective Intelligence
“Before I became an Etlanda client my business accounting was in a mess. My former accountant simply didn’t offer the help and advice I needed to get ahead. Instead, I got a “shoe-box” service which meant I was ATO compliant but that’s about it.
All that changed when I met Geoff and the Etlanda team 15 years ago.
Today, thanks to their vast accounting knowledge and caring, friendly approach, my business continues to thrive and prosper. I’ve even started a Self-Managed Super Fund with their help – something I wouldn’t be able to do on my own.
The Etlanda team truly care about my personal and business goals and are always available to solve my bookkeeping and accounting challenges.
I’d recommend them to anyone who wants to grow a business with the right set-up and know-how.”
– Brett Solo, Principal, Padstow Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre
“Geoff Rhodes has been my accountant for over 20 years. Always ready with advice and a sympathetic ear, he shares my entrepreneurial view of the world. Geoff is genuinely committed to achieving the best financial outcomes for my business and for my Self-Managed Super Fund. I would recommend Geoff and the Etlanda team to any of my friends – without hesitation.”
– Graham Reymond, Westside Ceramics
“Our business was set-up by an accountant without franchise experience. As a result, our accounts were disorganised and our records were not up-to-date. It made running our business difficult and our sales were suffering.
After 12 months of frustration, I called the team at Etlanda and I haven’t looked back.
The frequency (and quality) of contact I receive from Etlanda is outstanding. I now understand and appreciate what it means to have the right tax structures and processes in place.
My sales have increased and so has my confidence because the team has so much experience they help me with everything from getting the best from MYOB to general reporting.
I’d recommend Etlanda to anybody who needs an accountant with a real understanding of how franchises actually work.”
– Jacob McKay, Macarthur Square Franchisee, Boost Juice Bars Australia
“Over 20 years ago I was introduced to Geoff Rhodes through a business colleague and immediately recognised and benefited from his wide corporate business and financial experience.
Back then Geoff then managed all the financial affairs of a company I bought into.
Now, almost 20 years later, Geoff and his team are again managing and training my financial team.
They have structured our International business (and accounts) allowing system/account consolidations, hedging tools, international compliance (Hong Kong and Europe) and an inventory management system that optimises control (a crucial aspect of our distribution business).
Our internal accounting team is overseen by Geoff who spends one day a week at our offices. This has been an amazing improvement to efficiency and is almost entirely due to Etlanda’s training and on-going support (plus our hard work too!).
Having the Etlanda team alongside me allows me to discuss strategy and direction and receive not only financial advice but solid and robust commercial opinions that is an enormous help in making key decisions.
On a personal front Etlanda set-up my family SMSF which we successfully used to borrow funds to invest in residential investment property.
The structure successfully past the many bank hurdles and proved fully compliant allowing the necessary non-recourse lending. Have you tried that? It’s very difficult!
I strongly recommend Etlanda at two levels, as a personal financial adviser who can also action the recommendations (be they SMSF, yearly tax advice and returns, financial coaching etc.)
But also at a business level, be it a family/private owner who may be seeking independent advice on his/her business, be it simply a one off review/audit or on-going experienced commercial opinion and staff training.”
– Trevor Morrow, Chief Executive Officer, Australis Music
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To find out more about Etlanda and how we can help you to grow your business, call us today on 02 9533 7599