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YOUR BUSINESS

IT'S OUR BUSINESS.

At Ingram Cole & Land we offer friendly, accessible accountancy services. We are a small boutique firm based in Newcastle NSW. Our team is kept nimble allowing us to act and react quickly to daily items in your business. At Ingram Cole & Land you always have direct access to your accountant.

We offer traditional accountant and taxation services, and push to go that extra step to help your specific needs. We offer tax minimisation plans and strategic advice. As small business operators ourselves, we understand the pressures and challenges small businesses face.

Our firm offers a highly experienced team of qualified and motivated individuals who pride themselves on offering the highest level of service. Our focus is on you, our client, ensuring that every effort is made to provide the service required.

We will take the time to listen to you and offer our advice in practical, useful terms in an effort to help your businesses prosper and grow.

Don’t own a business? No problem. We offer personal tax return services, ensuring you receive the best return for your hard earned.

Our team is kept nimble allowing us to act and react quickly to daily items in your business.
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WHAT WE CAN DO

FOR YOUR BUSINESS.

The services offered at Ingram Cole & Land are wide and varied, from individual personal tax returns to the complex intricate advice of a multi-entity business. We understand your needs are different and we pride ourselves on being able to offer tailor made advice and guidance to solve your problems. Our flexibility and adaptability ensure we help you get the best results.

Listed are the services we offer. This list is by no means exhaustive and our team of friendly staff are more than happy to talk about any services not listed here that you might require.

Business Services

  • Benchmarking
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Business Start-up
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Financing
  • Management Consulting
  • Software Solutions
  • Strategic Planning

Specialist Services

  • Acquisitions and Mergers
  • Company Secretary
  • Rental Property
  • Selling a Business
  • Succession Planning
  • Superannuation
  • Trusts

Taxation Services

  • GST
  • Taxation
  • Personal Returns
  • Business Returns

Superannuation

More Australians are taking a greater interest in managing their own superannuation and establishing Self Managed Superannuation Funds. As a small boutique firm, superannuation is one of our strengths.

Ingram Cole & Land are able to provide our clients with expert services to enable them to control their investment strategy, reduce tax while obtaining the maximum tax benefits, and control administration costs. Whilst not offering specific investment advice, we are able to help our clients through the complicated minefield of administering the fund within the ASIC and taxation requirements. We simplify the pressures our client face.

We offer:

  • Establishing self-managed superannuation funds
  • Completing information for the Insurance and Superannuation Commissions
  • Superannuation audits
  • Advice on compliance matters
  • Advice on taxation benefits
  • Advice on employer obligations

Taxation

At Ingram Cole & Land we offer a full range of taxation services. The back bone of any accounting practice, our staff is highly trained and we offer advice based on proven knowledge and experience. Working closely with our clients, our proactive approach ensures we deliver efficient service and build solid relationships that stand the test of time.

Taxation can be a major cost to any business. We will work with you to minimise your tax and help you achieve your key objectives. We are able to provide assistance and advice in each of these areas:

  • Preparation of income tax returns
  • Preparation of activity statements
  • Preparation of fringe benefits tax returns
  • Advice on, and implementation of, tax effective  structures for asset protection and tax minimisation
  • Advice on goods and services tax

Rental Property

At Ingram Cole & Land we have the expertise required to assist you in a variety of areas relating to residential and commercial property.

 We offer:

  • Advice on purchasing a property
  • Reviews of lease agreements
  • Advice on funding
  • Guidance in tax minimisation
  • Advice on ownership structure
  • Periodic reviews to ensure returns are maximised

Trusts

A trust provides a valuable vehicle for asset protection. Ingram Cole & Land can offer you specialist advice on trust formation and ensure all statutory requirements are met.

Obligations for trustees can often be onerous, and our assistance in trust administration can prove invaluable. We can assist you with trust formation and administration including taxation, annual accounts, income distribution and minute keeping service.

Benchmarking

The taxation office is increasing using benchmarking to identify businesses that fall outside the norm for their industry. If a business’ key financial ratios are different to competitors, it may increase the likely hood of an audit. As part of our accounting process we use benchmarks to compare your business to other like businesses. This will allow you to see how your business compares to your competitors, understand more about how the rest of your industry works and analyse the key performance indicators in your industry. Equipped with this information, we’ll work with you to develop action strategies that improve your profitability.

Bookkeeping

With the need for lodgement of quarterly activity statements, business’ require up-to-date, accurate financial information. We can meet all your bookkeeping requirements including preparation of your annual accounts and periodic management accounts for tax, business appraisal, and planning purposes.

Budgeting

A good budget is a necessity in a good business plan. It will enable you to set financial targets and measure your performance. Budgets will often improve your chances of acquiring finance as financiers often require budgets as a prerequisite for funding approval.

The techniques we utilise to form financial projections enable you to consider future scenarios and provide you with goals to strive for in your business. There are many types of budgets. We can help you design the right budget for your requirements.

Business Start-Up

If you have a good idea for a new business venture but don’t have expertise in the legal or financial aspects of creating a new business, we can help you:

  • Decide on the most suitable structure for your business — Sole trader, partnership, company or trust
  • Prepare a business plan, cash flow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts
  • Assess your finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance, and draw up the necessary proposals
  • Establish a good working relationship with your bank
  • Register for an Australian Business Number and GST
  • Complete registration procedures with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Deal with company secretarial issues
  • Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements

Let us help you turn your business idea into a reality!

Cashflow Forecasting

Cashflow forecasting allows you to plan for future cash requirements, will help you be aware when cash will be required to meet oncoming commitments and help you identify what needs to be done to ensure this cash will be available when needed.

We can help you realise and understand when cash is available, plan and prepare for expansion, stock control, and taxes and anticipate key expenses.

Financing

A wide range of financing options exist, some may suite your business, some may not. At Ingram Cole & Land we understand the financial market and have the experience to assist you in securing the best financing option for your personal and business goals to maximise tax advantages.

Management Consulting

With our advice and guidance, we can help your business achieve the potential it is capable of. We have the know-how and experience to offer advice that helps you run your business more effectively.

Ingram Cole & Land staff have years of experience helping businesses grow, acting as a sounding board for management, we can identify key performance indicators in your business and help you identify changes and improvements as required.

We check that your business is as competitive, focused, and profitable as it can be, then offer flexible strategies, designed to address the specific issues.

Software Solutions

A decent accounting system will help you keep track of your cash flow and make completing activity statements easy. Choosing the right system for your business can be complicated with the many different software packages available. At Ingram Cole & Land we can recommend the best accounting software solution for your business.

Acquisitions & Mergers

If you are considering purchasing another business or merging with a competitor, Ingram Cole & Land can remove the stress from the process and maximise the opportunity for you.

We have the experience and expertise you require to ensure you getting the best deal and the business is right for you. We can help you finance the purchase ensuring the most tax efficient finance is used. We can help you identify potential acquisitions, identify the commercial elements of the transaction and to forecast the future of the business.

Company Secretary

Company legislation requires businesses to perform several administration tasks that take up a lot of valuable company time. At Ingram Cole & Land we can relieve this burden for you.

We offer:

  • General advice on company law
  • Company formations
  • Filing annual returns on your behalf
  • Preparing all documentation related to minutes and resolutions
  • Maintaining statutory books
  • Assistance with changes of directors, shareholders, addresses, and office details
  • Share transfers
  • Registered office facility
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OUR STAFF.

YOUR BEST ASSET.

Ingram Cole & Land staff have over 120 years of combined experience. Our staff are professional and approachable. They all offer traditional accountant and taxation services, and push to go that extra step to help your specific needs. Please contact Ingram Cole & Land and we can pair you up with an accountant that best suits your specific needs.

 

Wayne Cole

B.Bus, CA

B.Bus, CA

Owner | Chartered Accountant

Wayne’s initially worked in the banking industry before obtaining his Bachelor of Business Degree from Mitchell College in Bathurst. After working at the tax office he moved to Forbes, then Parkes working in small firms. He eventually established his own practice in Parkes, which he operated for 5 years before moving to Newcastle in 2000. Wayne purchased the practice from Graham in 2001 and established Ingram Cole. In 2009, with Rod, established Ingram Cole & Land

With over 30 years of experience working with small to medium businesses, Wayne has developed a broad set of professional skills assisting a varied and geographically diverse range of clients. These skills and experience allow Wayne to provide specific advice on various taxation matters including use of the most appropriate structure, issues with respect to the sale or acquisition of businesses, the use of self managed superannuation funds together with general advice on the myriad of issues impacting on small to medium private businesses.

He is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent, Registered Superannuation Fund Auditor, a member of the National Tax and Accountants Association and has a Bachelor of Business degree.

 

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GRAHAM W. INGRAM

FCPA

FCPA

Accountant

Graham has been involved in the practice of accountancy in the Newcastle area for many years.

His resume includes public practice, and wide experience in the accounting fields of taxation, hire purchase, insurance, retail and agriculture and he has been involved in these activities for 66 years .

He commenced his accounting career on 5th January, 1948 and is well known in the fields of accounting and has a rapport with many members in the legal fraternity.

He is currently the convenor of the Newcastle Tax Accountants Group in which he has been active for over 20 years.

He holds a President’s Award from CPA Australia for services rendered to the Newcastle area and holds a fifty years continuous membership certificate from CPA Australia. This will soon be extended to a 60 years certificate.

Graham is a justice of the Peace.

Graham always extends the hand of friendship to all of his clients, enjoys their company in a professional and social context. He looks forward to meeting new clients and has a reputation of resolving the majority of clients concerns.

 

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Rod Land

BCom, FIPA

BCom, FIPA

Owner | Accountant

Rod completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Newcastle, is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, Tax Agent and a registered Self Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor. With over 30 years experience in public practice, Rod likes working alongside clients to better gain an insight and understanding into the clients financial situation, working primarily in the areas of taxation & business advisory services, including GST, business structuring, tax planning, capital gains tax and fringe benefits tax specialising in small to medium sized enterprises.

Providing individuals with advice on taxation matters, including tax planning, investment properties, superannuation and capital gains tax is an area in which Rod has decades of experience.

Over many years Rod has gained an in-depth knowledge of Self Managed Superannuation Funds, from start up through the various phases from accumulation to pension through to the eventual wind up of the fund.

 

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Scott Gresham

BCom

BCom

Senior Accountant

Scott is a senior accountant at ingram cole land.

Scott has over 7 years experience in accounting and tax, all with novocastrian firms. Scott completed his commerce degree at the university of newcastle and is currently in the last stage of completing his cpa designation.

His experience extends not only to accounting, but to involvement in a vast array of small business activities including developing business plans, establishing new businesses including owning restaurants and personal service operations as well as managing service stations and workshops over a period of 15 years.

In his spare time scott loves to spend time with his family as well as being involved in cycling and golf.

 

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Kylie Callinan

Director of First Impressions

Kylie joined Ingram Cole in July 2009. She brings over 10 years’ experience in administration and has successfully completed her Certificate III in Business Administration. She is the first point of contact on most occasions for our clients – our Director of First Impressions!

Kylie is a mum of two Teenage Children and has been married to Glenn for 20 years. In her spare time she enjoys Cheering on her Children’s various sporting Teams, Walking, Tennis & Softball.

 

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CONTACT US.

Street Address

1/65 Brunker Road,
Broadmeadow NSW

Postal Address

PO Box 259,
Hamilton 2303

P: (02) 4940 8010
F: (02) 4940 8020

 

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