Are you looking for a Gold Coast accountant who can truly support you and your business?
Hi, I’m Mel Wear, the founder and principal of Wear Accountants. I’ve been supporting businesses in public practice for over 25 years. I know how hard business is; it’s complex, confusing and constantly changing.
It gets even harder when you have to navigate fluctuating economic conditions. That’s why I started Wear Accountants to support you in your business.
But we’re not your usual accountants.
- We are a boutique accounting practice that only works with a limited group of equally important clients to make sure you always receive the support you need.
- We are always accessible and approachable. We pride ourselves on being there for you, and you’ll always have access to me and the key team members working on your file.
- We’ve developed our unique 6-Step Service Plan™ to provide the support that business owners need from their accountant to help them make better business decisions.
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We have two ways to start supporting you in your business today:
HOW WE HELP OUR CLIENTS
We have developed Wear Accountants around three key features.
WHAT WE DO
We’ve developed The 6-Step Service Plan™ to provide the support that each business owner needs from their accountant to help them make better business decisions.
Every business needs accounting, tax and compliance services. This is the foundation of a well-run business, and something you can leave to our experienced team.
The second step is to use our experience to make sure your business is set up and managed properly with strategies to legitimately minimise your tax.
The fourth step is about making sure you have the right accounting processes in place and that you’re using your accounting software effectively.
Next, if you don’t have the time or staff to do bookkeeping and payroll, we can do it for you. We can support you on a daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly basis.
As well as our core accounting functions for business owners, we also offer support for our clients in the following areas.
We can support you with your SMSF and use our knowledge to help you stay compliant with the complex rules and regulations. We can prepare your annual SMSF financial statements helping you meet your statutory requirements while reconciling all accounts to check your figures are correct.
We can support you or a loved one to manage your financial admin, including cleaning everything up and keeping track of things going forward, streamlining your accounts, making sure you’re not paying for things you no longer need or being overcharged, helping you manage your personal budget.
We specialise in helping business owners who are in dispute. This could be disputes between family members or business partners. We work directly with them to help build the case to resolve the dispute, working closely with solicitors, mediators and forensic accountants, if required.
We specialise in supporting self-funded retirees and high net worth individuals, including helping to manage their affairs, detailed knowledge of SMSF, tax planning and giving them access to our network of trusted legal and other professional advisors for more complex transactions.
"We have had a long association over many years with Mel Wear who has helped steer our business very successfully to ensure we are a stable, profitable and dynamic business. Communication with Wear Accountants about issues relevant to our business is done in such a way that we understand with great clarity the advice we receive and the best way to implement it; in other words no corporate speak. Having a good accountant on board is an essential part of any business success and Wear Accountants are bloody good accountants."
Thomas Direct Pty Ltd
"Mel Wear and her team have managed our accounting, business structure, tax planning and self-managed superannuation needs for many years. We have the utmost faith in their ability. Wear Accountants support and advice is provided in a prompt, friendly, and efficient manner. Fees ….. it’s really difficult to be positive about fees! But its money well spent; overall I think we get a better return from investing a dollar with Wear Accountants than we do by investing a dollar in our own business! I would have no hesitation in recommending Wear Accountants. Mel and her team are experienced professionals and they have developed a friendly and accommodating culture in their practice."
Here is our team of professionals who will support you at Wear Accountants.
Mel Wear is the principal of Wear Accountants, a new firm established in July 2019. With more than 25 years of experience in public practice as a business adviser, tax professional and accountant, Mel is passionate about helping clients to maximise profits, legitimately reduce tax, and protect their assets. Mel is a Chartered Tax Advisor of the Tax Institute, and Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants. Mel holds a Master of Taxation degree (UNSW), and Bachelor of Commerce degree (USQ). She also holds a Diploma of Financial Services (FINSIA). Mel has a diverse client base of small to medium businesses, family businesses, self-funded retirees, and high net worth individuals. Throughout her career, Mel has worked with businesses across a wide range of industries – including thoroughbreds, farming, building and development, manufacturing, tradies, medico’s, not-for-profits, and many many more… Clients appreciate Mel’s professional and approachable manner, and her dedication to always having their best interests at heart. Contact Mel to get a complimentary tax review, to see how we can help you and to get a second opinion on where you are with your business and taxes.
PRINCIPAL / CHARTERED TAX ADVISOR
Claire Nolan-Epplere is a Senior Accountant at Wear Accountants. Claire has over 16 years’ experience in the accounting industry, and has a love of acronyms, being a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) specialising in SME’s and SMSF’s. Basically, Claire loves working with businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Matt Fender is an Accountant at Wear Accountants. Matt is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has over 5 years’ experience in the accounting industry, after making the change from hospitality business development. Matt has a real passion for working closely with clients to manage and achieve their goals…and subjecting the office to his afternoon tone-deaf singing!
Linda Hopkinson is a Senior Accountant at Wear Accountants and has held a Chartered Accountant qualification for 22 years. Linda has been working across public practice, digital commerce, property development, and financial services. Her experience spans from small businesses to large, publicly listed groups which means Linda has a significant understanding of the more complex corporate accounting and tax issues. Linda is an avid coffee drinker, and you can always find her at her desk with a warm cuppa and a big smile. Caffeine + numbers = happiness!
Sharon Caling is a Client Services Co-Ordinator at Wear Accountants. Sharon has an extensive background in client services, having worked for over 18 years in a management position in the retail industry as well as her family’s business. She has also recently completed her Cert IV in Bookkeeping. Sharon takes a great deal of care in her work to ensure clients are supported and we can deliver the best possible outcomes.
CLIENT SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR
Tracey Waddell is a Corporate Services Co-ordinator and Bookkeeper at Wear Accountants. Tracey has over 25 years of experience having worked in various industries, giving her a diverse skill set in bookkeeping, corporate services and administration management. Tracey has completed a Cert IV in Bookkeeping, Cert in Governance Practice, is a Xero Certified Advisor, and an ASIC guru. Tracey enjoys working with clients to keep their accounts up to date and on track. Tracey likes all things organised and balanced, so we know she’s working in the right profession!
CORPORATE SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR & BOOKKEEPER
BECOMING A CLIENT
To help you learn what’s involved to change accountants, we’ve developed our step-by-step process to becoming a client of Wear Accountants.
Your next step is to complete a tax review. This is a great opportunity to get a second opinion on your affairs and to minimise your tax and protect your assets.
Then, if we think you’d benefit from switching to us, we will complete a fixed-fee proposal for our services that are relevant to you from The 6-Step Service Plan™.
Next, if you so wish, you can use our easy change-over process to switch accountants to Wear Accountants with just a couple of signatures. We’ll handle the rest for you.
You’ll then be introduced to your team who will be supporting you. We’ll appoint ourselves as your tax and ASIC agent and set up access to your software.
Then we’ll complete a review of your accounting software to make sure you are operating effectively, and that the information is correct, giving clean accounts.
We’ll then transition you into your monthly, quarterly or annual client care cycle based on your service plan, including the ongoing support you need from your accountant.
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We have two ways to start supporting you in your business today:
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can you help me transition from my current accountant to Wear Accountants?
Changing accountants doesn’t have to be a daunting task! Wear Accountants can make the switch easy for you – we will take care of the transfer of files from your previous accountant and ensure that your accounting needs are seamlessly taken care of.
Our Gold Coast Accounting Firm can help you transition with as little interruption to your business as possible.
How much experience do you have in supporting businesses?
We know how hard business is; it’s complex, confusing, and constantly changing, which is why Wear Accountants is here to simplify your accounting process.
Can you assist me with my self-managed super fund?
In addition to assisting you in meet your legal obligations, we can help you prepare your annual SMSF financial statements by reconciling all your accounts and ensuring that your figures are accurate.
Can you help with any business or family dispute management?
This might involve conflicts between relatives or business partners. When necessary, we closely collaborate with forensic accountants, lawyers, and mediators as we directly assist them in developing the case to settle the conflict.
What challenges can you help my business prepare for?
In order to provide you with practical, professional, hands-on support and financial leadership for your company, we created the 6-Step Service Plan.
This includes but is not limited to support in:
- Staying Compliant
- Tax Minimisation
- Asset Protection
- Accounting Software & Systems
- Bookkeeping & Payroll
- Virtual CFO Support
How will you communicate with me?
Making sure we are available when you call or, if we are in a meeting, returning your call as soon as we can is one of our core values.
You can rest easy knowing that because we will be familiar with you and your company, and the person you speak with and who handles your finances will always be the same.
We also pride ourselves on our communication timeframes and aim to get back to email responses within a 24 hour period.
In what ways can you help my business grow?
Our 15-minute discovery session is where you should begin. This is a valuable 1 on 1 session with one of our advisors to help you gain clarity around your numbers and goals.