Transport & Logistics

Williams Hall Chadwick has over 35 years of experience in providing advice to businesses in the Transport & Logistics sectors.

The firm was originally established in Western Queensland and still acts for a number of rural livestock and general freight companies. In addition, over time we have come to act for numerous city based freight and logistics companies and couriers and more recently several specialist heavy haulage companies serving specialised industries.  We also act for procurement and logistics companies operating throughout Australia and overseas.

The firm has existing clients in all areas of Queensland, NSW, and the NT. In order to service these clients, our directors regularly visit Toogoolawah, Roma, Longreach, Mt Isa and Cloncurry, Emerald, Mackay and Darwin.

Over the past 35 years, Williams Hall Chadwick has developed the following capabilities:

Taxation & Accounting

  • Detailed specialist knowledge of industry specific issues, including employee remuneration and taxation issues, asset protection, capital write off provisions, fuel tax credits, GST compliance, subcontractors and equipment financing
  • Regular detailed taxation planning process conducted prior to year end to optimise the tax position
  • Advice in relation to business structuring and set up
  • Advice regarding the tax implications of offshore operations such as the use of foreign tax credits and tax requirements of employees based in foreign countries throughout Asia and the South Pacific

Business Planning

  • We can prepare detailed 5 year business plans for clients based around key drivers that can then be subject to sensitivity analysis and scenario testing
  • We also regularly prepare 3 way cash flow modelling for business clients

Estate & Succession Planning

  • We are regularly involved in the succession planning of a large number of clients as their business and assets are passed from one generation to the next
  • Our firm has both the financial and interpersonal skills to assist clients with this transition
  • We also have close, long term relationships with legal experts working in this field

Banking & Finance

  • Our firm has close relationships with all major and second tier banks as well as several specialist finance brokers
  • Multiple successful applications for banking facilities for a wide variety of transactions including reviews, business acquisitions, carry on funding and working capital requirements
  • Assisting with finance applications and liaising with financial institutions regarding plant & equipment finance

Due Diligence & Valuation

  • Our corporate services division can undertake and prepare valuation and due diligence reports in respect of sales and/or acquisitions
  • We believe a thorough due diligence process should be conducted when acquiring new business acquisitions or undertaking mergers both from a financial, operational and governance viewpoint

Superannuation

  • Our Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) administration area looks after the administration and compliance obligations of our clients' SMSF’s. We can advise in relation to the taxation and other benefits involved with establishing and running SMSF’s
  • Our financial advice division, headed by Toby Winten, who is a SMSF Accredited Specialist, has expertise around structuring and the use of SMSF’s to own commercial land and buildings

Insolvency

  • Through our network we can provide insolvency advice from either a creditor or business owner perspective

Corporate

  • While the majority of our clients are family based businesses, we also represent corporate owned businesses
  • We offer a full range of audit, specialised tax advice and corporate advice to corporate clients

Director contacts

Dugald Warby                 -          Freight & Logistics
Craig Torry                       -          Freight & Logistics
Michael Cameron          -          Procurement, Logistics & offshore operations   

 


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