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Partner - Taxation and Business Consulting Services
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Joseph is a Partner within the firm’s Taxation and Business Consulting Services division.
As a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in professional firms, Joseph has a solid background in accounting and tax compliance including businesses in logistics, health, manufacturing, agriculture, hospitality, property, retail and not for profit.
This experience means Joseph can approach client engagements with a holistic view.
Joseph completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Major in Accounting and has passed and qualified for Certified Public Accountants in the Philippines. He also completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration in the Philippines subject to completion of his thesis. His studies in the Philippines were assessed and recognized with equivalent degrees in Australia by the National Office of Overseas Skills and Recognition.
In Australia, he completed his Graduate Australian Accounting Conversion Course at the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney which led him to being accepted as an Associate of CPA Australia. He completed and passed his Chartered Accountants qualification with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand thereafter. He also completed an Accounting certificate with NSW TAFE.
Joseph shifted from Sydney to Darwin in July 2008 when he was seconded by his previous employer. He liked Darwin so much that he decided to reside permanently in Darwin.
Accounting and tax compliance
Joseph enjoys working with his small to medium sized enterprise (SME) client base. Assisting them with their day to day accounting and tax issues. Joseph has extensive experience working on different accounting and tax software and related apps, preparation of financial and management reports, attending to client tax issues and tax audit.
Business advisory services
With Joseph’s good relationship with his SME clients, he has become their trusted business advisor. He has assisted clients with preparation of financial projections, budgets and 3-way cash flows and0 availing of government grants and incentives. In addition, he has attended to preparation of business plans, review of business structures and business diagnostics. He has also attended to financial due diligence review of targeted acquisition by clients. High net worth clients also consulted him for their family constitution and business succession.
Joseph is also passionate about attracting investments to the NT. Actively involved with the Australia China Business Council NT. He has joined the NT government delegation in 2018 and 2019 to Shenzhen, China for the Reaching South to the Territory events. He has met foreign delegations to Darwin through connections with Austrade and DFAT and presented snapshot of how to do business in Australia. He has assisted foreign investors in setting up their business in Australia advising on structuring, debt/equity funding of investments, business set up, accounting and tax compliance.
Joseph takes great pride watching clients achieve success. When he was new in Darwin, he met a new client, a couple who just bought a business. He has supported them in their journey to success, helping them to grow their business to revenue of >$10 million.3