Client update – December 2016

AFS turns 70

In this month’s edition we cover the history of AFS. This year we celebrate 70 years of service in Bendigo and beyond. From humble beginnings to a team of over 70, we take a look back at the history of the firm.

 

BDG blogThe wonderful work from all of our team over the years has shaped AFS into the successful firm it is today. AFS now has seven Partners and over 70 staff, comparing itself to second-tier firms in Melbourne.

Our culture sets us apart from other accounting firms. It’s the customer service and respect with which we treat our clients that makes us stand out. It defines who we are and how we connect with our clients and community.

Read about where our firm began and how it became all that it is today here.

 


December newsletter

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Also in this issue:

 

  • December economic summary
  • Superannuation reform Bill passed
  • SuperStream compliance under the spotlight
  • Small business exit plan
  • Research and development tax rate change
  • Primary producer income tax averaging
  • Simplified record keeping
  • AFS takes the cup four years running
  • Toiletry packs for those in need

We hope you find this issue informative, should you wish to investigate any of these matters, we encourage you to contact our office.Christmas hours

Silly season scams: how to stay safe

There’s something about the end of year holiday time that makes people relax and let down their guard a bit. We all spend a bit more, eat a bit more, and stress a bit less. It’s called the ‘silly season’ for a reason.

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Toiletry packs for those in need

 

Kathy and Damien Zonta Club1

Kathy receiving the $300 cheque from Damien

Our recent casual cash quarter saw proceeds going to Zonta Club of Bendigo. Founded in 1980, the club works to advance the status of women through initiatives and projects locally and further afield. Read more

AFS takes the cup four years running

The annual Bendigo Bank Fun Run was held on Sunday 30 October with over 2,000 participants heading along to run or walk 5km, 10km, 15km and even the half marathon 21km!

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Client Update – October 2016

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Cystic Fibrosis a cause for casual cash

In this month’s edition we cover the fight for cystic fibrosis. Earlier this year we were saddened to hear the news that little Macie had been diagnosed with CF. Macie is the granddaughter of Danny Caulfield, one of our long time associates. Read more

Client Update – August 2016

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Community Foundation head up in the clouds

Our cover story is about our work with the Community Foundation for Central Victoria (CFCV) and what transferring to cloud accounting meant for them. Read more

Client Update – June 2016

Lets keep this 24 hour service open

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Our cover story is about our casual cash recipient Lifeline Central Victoria and Mallee who do amazing work in Central Victoria. Read more

Client Update – April 2016

April Update

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A million meals to share

Our casual cash recipient Bendigo Foodshare do amazing work in Central Victoria. Read about their ambitious campaign to raise money for a million meals in March. Read more

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Eliza’s Heroes

Last year, Righteous Pups dared AFS Partner Graeme Stewart to join a basketball team, promising it would be a fun, rewarding, unique and life changing experience to help raise funds for a young girl, and many other children living with Type -1 Diabetes. Read more

Client Update – February 2016

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Eliza’s Heroes

Our cover story this issue tells the story of young Eliza and how Righteous Pups will change her life for the better. Eliza’s Heroes are a group of community-minded people who have trained for months to take on the Bendigo Braves at 2pm on Saturday 19 March 2016 at the Bendigo Stadium. Read more