Fearless and hardworking “we are here to represent you to the Australian Taxation Office.
With attention to detail and a strong focus on the latest changes in tax law our aim is to be the best resource a small business can have. Our staff are well experienced, here for the long haul and more importantly are chosen for their communication skills.
“It’s one thing to do a great tax return & entirely another to have the client understand what is going on.”
Founded in 1998 our firm started with just Louise Bloomfield as a sole trader. There are now 7 staff and we are growing every year. We understand the practical mechanics behind the functioning of a business. Being able to walk a client through the intricacies of establishing a new employee position and then hiring a staff member in a way that meets fair work and the ATO’s compliance requirements. Being able to explain and walk a client through compliance issues regarding a business name or changing the directors of a company. Or dealing with disagreements between directors in a company! The relationship between our firm and the client is more team related – we are there with you, front and centre, helping you tackle your business dealings as and when they happen. It’s why we push to work to a clients time frame, not ours. Life generally doesn’t play to a date on a calendar!
Tax strategy forms part of the founding elements of the relationship between the client and our firm. It has to be a strategy that supports both functions today and functions in upcoming years. It has to be legally strong as well as flexible for alteration as the firm morphs and grows. Asset protection for instance has had a significant change in legal address over the past 5 years in Australia- and tax structures have had to alter to work with this. Please continue to read down the page to see what our staff are great at!
The Principal Accountant
Louise holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Fellowships in both the IPA (Institute of Public Accountants), NTAA (National Tax Agents Association) is a member of AICD and a registered Tax Agent. Inaugural Chairman of the Confederation of Greater Hobart Business Louise is now an Alderman of the Hobart City Council.
Having worked for a number of years as a professional book keeper prior to attaining tax agent status Louise gained great insight into how businesses best function. She was involved in a number of large local business conglomerates, managing more than a few of them successfully over a number of years. This experience meant Louise has been consulting in both tax strategy, human resource and management issues as well practical administration of business. Further to this Louise has lectured on areas such as integrity for undergraduates and regularly provides real world experience to those participating in local NEIS programs.
The Senior Accountant
Bill Seddon is an integral part of Bloomfield and Associates, working as the senior accountant with a strong specialty in Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF)
With 30 years or more working in both public practice and the Superannuation industry Bill is well equipped to professionally and effectively navigate complex taxation and superannuation legislation, applying it intelligently to suit his client’s needs..
A straight talker, you will find him honest with a sincere interest in seeing his clients thrive and succeed. Compassionate and ethical, Bill relates well to people from all walks of life, being able to easily explain complex issues so that clients can understand more readily their tax position and strategies.
Bill is looking forward to welcoming both his old clients to our firm, along with anyone interested in having a professional tax provider take care of your SMSF needs.
The Office Manager and Bookkeeper
Damien Wells has worked at Bloomfield and Associates for nearly a decade and is an important member of our strong team. Whilst he works primarily in a book keeping role, Damien manages the tax compliance lists so that the 150 plus BAS’s a quarter are professionally completed and lodged on time. He also supports the lodgment of TPAR and PAYG summaries, STP setups and lodgments as well as the Superannuation Clearing House systems. With a strong prior IT background, Damien is our go-to man for MYOB installation troubleshooting and often provides support and training in both MYOB and Xero for clients.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Except as is specified in clause 19 of the terms and condition of trade, the liability limitations of Bloomfield & Associates, its partners, associates, and employees shall be as detailed in the IPA Australia and/or the Institute of Public Accountants.
Notwithstanding the above paragraph the maximum liability of Bloomfield & Associates under this Agreement shall at no time exceed the amount of Professional Indemnity insurance cover carried by Bloomfield & Associates.
The Client agrees to indemnify Bloomfield & Associates, its partners, associates, employees and any other person who may be sought to be made liable in excess of the limit of liability as described in the above paragraphs in respect of any activity arising from or connected with these terms in respect of any claim of whatever kind, including negligence, that may be made by any person and any costs and expenses that may be incurred by Bloomfield & Associates.
Bloomfield & Associates shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Client for any indirect loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Client arising out of a breach by Bloomfield & Associates of these terms and conditions.