As your financial partners, we provide the expert advice and personalised services you need to manage and achieve your goals with confidence.
Services catered to your individual needs
At Rundles, we are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals both professionally and personally. Our passion for solving problems and delivering solutions to accelerate our clients’ success is the driving force behind our high level of expertise.
Rundles’ personalised and responsive approach to business advisory and compliance allows us to adapt and develop customised solutions that cater for the individual needs of your organisation.
When working with Rundles, our clients are not just working with accountants, but a full team of experts that understand the personalised needs of their clients.
Delivering solutions that accelerate our client’s success
Where are you within your business journey? That’s what we want to find out.
In this free survey, we look at you as a whole. We delve deep into your values and aspirations - whether you want to grow, or have more autonomy, or whether you simply would like to create more time to enjoy your personal life. We want to help you set realistic goals to get you where you want to be.
Our survey is designed to help identify concerns, personal risks, and express your thoughts. Take the next step to understaning your position with Rundles Chartered Accountants
Rundles Charted Accountants & Financial Planners
The advice provided on this website is general advice only. It has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this advice you should consider the appropriateness of the advice, having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs. If any products are detailed on this website, you should obtain a Product Disclosure Statement relating to the products and consider its contents before making any decisions.
Rundles Chartered Accountants & Financial Planners disclaim all and any guarantees, undertakings and warranties, expressed or implied, and shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever (including human or computer error, negligent or otherwise, or incidental or consequential loss or damage) arising out of or in connection with any use or reliance on the information or advice on this site. The user must accept sole responsibility associated with the use of the material on this site, irrespective of the purpose for which such use or results are applied. The information on this website is no substitute for financial advice.
1.1 Rundles (Company) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy. The Company understands the importance you attach to information that identifies you (your ‘personal information’) and we want to help you protect it.
2.1 We will only collect personal information which you have voluntarily provided to us or consented to us collecting the information. We may collect personal information about you in a variety of ways, for example:
2.2 From time to time, you may be able to visit our website or deal with us anonymously or by pseudonym. However, we require certain personal information to be able to provide you with the services and information you request. If you do not provide us with certain personal information, we may not be able to provide you with access to those services or respond to your request.
3.1 The type of personal information we may collect from you includes (but is not limited to):
4.1 The Company will use the information you supply for the purpose of providing you with the service(s) agreed under our engagement, such as accounting or business advisory services.
4.2 We may also use the information we collect for our internal business and management processes (for example, accounting or auditing purposes), monitoring and improving our website, keeping you informed about our services and company news, and for any other purposes that would be reasonably expected by you and to allow us to comply with our obligations under the law.
4.3 The Company may also use your personal information for the purpose of marketing our services. If you do not want to receive marketing material from us, you can unsubscribe by contacting us as detailed below:
5.1 Your personal information will only be disclosed to those employees or consultants of the Company related to the agreed provision of services. Depending on the nature of the engagement, we may need to disclose your personal information to third parties which may include service and content providers (for example accounting or auditing service providers or our website hosting service providers), dealers and agents, or our contractors and advisors.
5.2 The Company shall not knowingly provide personal information to any third party for any other purpose without your prior consent unless ordered to do so by a law enforcement body, court of law or other governmental or regulatory body or agency.
5.3 The Company may store, process or back-up your personal information on servers that are located overseas (including through third party service providers). The privacy laws in other countries might not be the same as in Australia. However, where the Company provides your personal information to third parties overseas, the Company will take such steps as are reasonable to ensure that your information is handled and stored in accordance with Australian privacy laws and this Policy.
6.1 You can request us to provide you with access to personal information we hold about you by sending us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org (no spam please) or writing to us at PO Box 223, COLLINS STREET WEST VIC 8007.
6.2 We may allow an inspection of your personal information in person, or provide copies or a summary of relevant documents, depending on what is the most appropriate in the circumstances. Any charge we make for providing access will be reasonable and will not apply to lodging a request for access. Your request to access your personal information will be dealt with in a reasonable time.
6.3 Note that we need not provide access to personal information if a request is frivolous, or where to provide access would pose a threat to health or public safety, unreasonable interference with another person’s privacy, or be a breach of the law. If we refuse access, we will provide you with reasons for doing so.
7.1 To enable us to keep our records properly, please notify us if you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date and we will take reasonable steps, in the circumstances, to ensure that it is corrected. You can notify us by sending us an email: email@example.com (no spam please) or writing to us at PO Box 223, COLLINS STREET WEST VIC 8007.
8.1 The Company takes your privacy very seriously. We will take reasonable steps in the circumstances to protect any personal information you provide to us from misuse, interference or loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
8.2 We will also deidentify and destroy the personal information we hold about you once our legal obligations cease. Our security procedures are reviewed from time to time and we update them when relevant.
8.3 Please be aware that the transmission of data over the internet is never guaranteed to be completely secure. It is possible that third parties not under the control of the Company may be able to access or intercept transmissions or private communications without the Company’s permission or knowledge. The Company takes all reasonable steps, in the circumstances, to protect your personal information. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Such transmissions are done at your own risk.
9.1 Under the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth), the Company is required to give notice to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and affected individuals of an “eligible data breach”. This means that if we hold personal information about you, and there is unauthorised access to or disclosure of your personal information, and if you, as the “affected individual” would be likely to suffer serious harm from this access or disclosure, we must notify both you and the OAIC.
9.2 “Serious harm” could include identity theft, threats to physical safety, economic and financial harm, harm to reputation, embarrassment, discrimination or harassment. The test is whether a “reasonable person” would expect you to suffer serious harm.
9.3 If you are likely to suffer serious harm from a data breach, we will notify you of:
9.4 We will notify you using the same method that we usually use to communicate with you. If it is not practicable for us to notify you personally, we will publish the notification on our website.
9.5 There are some circumstances in which we do not have to notify you of a data breach. These include:
9.6 Depending on the nature of the breach and the harm, we will also consider informing other third parties such as the police or other regulators or professional bodies.
10.1 We will not adopt as our own, any government identifiers you may provide to us such as TFNs etc.
12.1 The Company’s website may deposit “cookies” in a visitor’s computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies are only sent back to the website that deposited them when a visitor returns to that site.
12.2 Cookies make it easier for you by saving your preferences while you are at our site. We never save personal identifiable information in cookies. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can, however, reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
14.1 The Company is committed to providing a fair and responsible system for the handling of complaints from parties whose personal information we hold. If you have any concerns regarding the way we have handled your privacy, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at PO Box 223, COLLINS STREET WEST VIC 8007. We will address any concerns you have through our complaints handling process and we will inform you of the outcome of your complaint within a reasonable timeframe.
14.2 If after receiving our response, you still consider that your privacy complaint has not been resolved, you may refer your concerns to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.oaic.gov.au
Revised Terms of Business – for Rundles Website
Terms of Business – Engaged Clients of Rundles
1. Who may instruct us
As an engaged client, you, and any other person you nominate in writing from time to time (provided we have acknowledged such nomination), are authorised to give us instructions and information on behalf of all persons we are acting for and to receive our advice and documents on their behalf.
If we are acting for a business, and we receive conflicting advice, information or instructions from different persons, we may refer the matter to the board of directors, partners or proprietors (as applicable) and act only as requested by them.
2. You and your spouse/partner
We will advise you and your spouse/partner on the basis that you are a family unit with shared interests. We may deal with either of you and may discuss with either of you the affairs of the other. If you wish to change these arrangements, please let us know.
3. Know your customer
We may be required to verify your identity for the purposes of the anti-money laundering laws. We may request from you such information as we require for these purposes and make searches of appropriate databases.
4. Your responsibilities
You must provide us with all information necessary for dealing with your affairs including information which we reasonably request, in sufficient time to enable our services to be completed before any applicable deadline. We will rely on such information being true, correct and complete and will not audit the information except to the extent we are specifically engaged to provide audit-related services.
You authorise us to approach such third parties as may be appropriate for information that we consider necessary to deal with your affairs.
You must keep us informed on a timely basis of changes in your circumstances that may affect our services.
5. Qualifications on our services
To the extent our services involve the performance of services established by law, nothing in the engagement letter or these terms reduce our obligations under such law.
You must not act on advice given by us on an earlier occasion without first confirming with us that the advice is still valid.
Our services are limited exclusively to those you have engaged us to perform. Unless otherwise specified in the engagement letter, our services cannot be relied upon to disclose irregularities and errors, including fraud and other illegal acts, in your affairs.
Where our engagement is recurring, we may amend our engagement letter and these terms where we consider it is necessary or appropriate to do so. If you do not accept such amendments, you must notify us promptly in which case you may terminate our engagement in accordance with section 18 below and those amendments will not apply prior to such termination.
6. Reliance on advice
We will endeavour to record all advice on important matters in writing. Advice given verbally is not intended to be relied upon unless confirmed in writing. If we provide verbal advice (for example during a meeting or telephone conversation) that you wish to rely on, you must ask us to confirm the advice in writing.
7. Investment and financial advisory advice
We will not provide you with investment or financial advice regulated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) unless we have expressly agreed to do so in writing, specifying an applicable Australian Financial Services Licence number.
8. Professional obligations
We will comply with the professional and ethical standards of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board, available at apesb.org.au. This includes APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including Independence Standards), which among other things contains provisions that apply if we become aware of any actual or potential ‘non-compliance with governing laws or regulations’ (NOCLAR). Where any such non-compliance poses substantial harm (such as serious adverse consequences to investors, creditors, employees, auditor, group auditor or the public), we may be required to disclose the matter to an appropriate authority.
9. Conflicts of interest
We will inform you if we become aware of any conflict of interest in our relationship with you (including between the various persons your engagement letter covers) or in our relationship with you and another client. Where conflicts are identified which cannot be managed in a way that protects your interests then we will be unable to provide further services to some or all of the persons to whom this engagement applies. If this arises, we will inform you promptly.
We may act for other clients whose interests are not the same as or are adverse to yours, subject to the obligations of conflicts of interest and confidentiality referred to above.
10. Fees and payment
Our fees will be charged on the basis set out in the engagement letter and have been set based on the level of skill, responsibility, importance and value of the advice, as well as the level of risk.
If we have provided you with an estimate of our fees for any specific work, this is an estimate only and our actual fees may vary.
We may provide a fixed fee for the provision of specific services. If it becomes apparent to us, due to unforeseen circumstances, that a fixed fee is inadequate, we may notify you of a revised figure and seek your agreement to it.
In some cases, you may be entitled to assistance with your professional fees, particularly in relation to any investigation into your tax affairs by the ATO. Assistance may be provided through insurance policies you hold or via membership of a professional or trade body. Other than where such insurance was arranged through us, you will need to advise us of any such insurance cover that you have. You will remain liable for our fees regardless of whether all or part are to be paid by someone else.
We will bill periodically and our invoices are due for payment within 14 days of issue. Any disbursements and expenses we incur in the course of performing our services will be added to our invoices where appropriate.
Unless otherwise agreed to the contrary, our fees do not include the costs of any counsel, or other professionals or third parties engaged with your approval.
We may charge interest on late paid invoices at the rate of 2% above the RBA cash rate. We may also suspend our services or to cease to act for you on giving written notice if payment of any fees is unduly delayed.
We intend to exercise these rights only where it is fair and reasonable to do so.
If permitted by law or professional guidelines, we may exercise a lien over all materials or records in our possession relating to all engagements for you until all outstanding fees and disbursements are paid in full.
12. Client monies
We maintain a trust account for dealing with client monies on their behalf. We can only accept money into our trust account on your behalf if you have provided us with a written trust account authority letter which details the authority given to us in relation to that trust money.
We will take all reasonable steps to keep your information confidential, except where:
· we need to disclose your information to our service providers (including auditors of client monies if applicable) or regulatory bodies in performing the services, our professional advisers or insurers or as part of an external peer review from time to time. Our files may also be subject to review as part of the quality review program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. By accepting your engagement you acknowledge that, if requested, our files relating to your engagement will be made available under this program. We will take reasonable steps to ensure any such recipient (other than a regulatory body) keeps such information confidential on the same basis;
· we are required by law, regulation, a court of competent authority, or those professional obligations referred to in section 8 above, to disclose the information;
· we provide limited information (but only to the extent reasonably necessary) to potential purchasers (or their professional advisors) of our practice but we will take reasonable steps to ensure that any such recipient keeps the disclosed information confidential; or
· you give us permission to disclose the information.
We may retain your information during and after our engagement to comply with our legal requirements or as part of our regular IT back-up and archiving practices. We will continue to hold such information confidentially.
We may mention that you are a client for promotional purposes.
15. Ownership of materials
We own the copyright and all other intellectual property rights in everything we create in connection with your engagement. Unless we agree otherwise, anything we create in connection with your agreement may be used by you only for the purpose for which you have engaged us.
16. Limitation of liability
Our liability is limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.
You agree not to bring any claim against any of our principals, partners, directors, shareholders or employees in their personal capacity.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, we are not liable to you for:
· indirect, special or consequential losses or damages of any kind; or
· liability arising due to the acts or omissions of any other person or circumstances outside our reasonable control, or your breach of these terms.
17. Limitation of third party rights
Our advice and information is for your sole use, and we accept no responsibility to any third party, unless we have expressly agreed in the engagement letter that a specified third party may rely on our work.
Each of us may terminate this agreement by giving not less than 21 days’ notice in writing to the other party except where a conflict of interest has arisen, you fail to cooperate with us or we have reason to believe that you have provided us or any other person with misleading or factually inaccurate information, in which case we may terminate this agreement immediately. Termination will not affect any accrued rights.
You must advise of any changes to your contact details. We may send any communications to the last contact details you have provided. Unless you instruct us otherwise we may, where appropriate, communicate with you and with third parties via email or by other electronic means. The recipient is responsible for virus checking emails and any attachments. There is a risk of non-receipt, delayed receipt, inadvertent misdirection or interception by third parties in any form of communication, whether electronic, postal or otherwise. We are not responsible for any such matters beyond our control.
20. Applicable Law
Our engagement is governed by Victorian law. The courts sitting in Victoria will have non-exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute between us.
If any provision of the engagement letter or these terms is void, that provision will be severed and the remainder will continue to apply. If there is any conflict between the engagement letter and these terms, these terms prevail.
22. Disputes and complaints
If you have any concerns about our costs or services, please speak to the person responsible for this engagement, who is identified in your engagement letter. To resolve your concerns we have policies and procedures in place to deal appropriately with complaints and will use best endeavours to resolve a complaint or dispute to the mutual satisfaction of the parties involved. We may require you to detail your complaint in writing to allow us to fully investigate any concerns that you raise.
23. Third party responsibilities
We may utilise outsourced service providers and cloud computing service providers, who may be located within Australia or overseas.
To perform the services, we may provide these third parties with access to your data, to the extent this is required to perform the services.
24. Consumer Data Rights
You may consent for an Accredited Data Recipient under the Consumer Data Right (CDR) to disclose your CDR data to us. You may nominate us as your Trusted Adviser for this purpose. As your Trusted Adviser, we will only access the data necessary to provide the services in your engagement letter.
25. Professional Charge Rates
The following table outlines our current hourly charge rates for the professional services we provide. These rates are updated annually.
Professional Hourly Rate Services (excl GST)
For the safety of all our staff, clients and visitors, we are requiring all clients and other visitors to adhere to our COVID-19 safety protocols.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
At Rundles, we have all of your accounting and taxation services covered, irrespective of the type of business or size. We understand that the level of services required by one business can differ significantly from another business. We therefore work closely with you to understand your needs and how we can assist.
We work alongside you in all phases of your business journey from start up, through to retirement.
The areas we specialise in are as follows:
We have expertise in all areas of taxation. We aim to provide our clients with comprehensive tax planning advice and strategies, to ensure the best tax outcomes possible.
Our compliance service offers preparation and lodgement of income tax returns for all types of entities, from individuals, to companies, to trusts and self managed super funds.
We can also assist with the following taxation services:
At Rundles, our Business Advisory Service aims to improve your business’ performance, leading to greater profitability and, ultimately, improved net wealth. This is a shift from the mandatory compliance services to value-added services, seeing us as a partner of your business, assisting you in making well-informed decisions and planning for success.
As your business transitions through various stages of its lifecycle, we assist clients across several areas, including the following:
The underlying purpose of our business advisory service is to add value to your business, ensuring you meet your goals and achieve the success factors that are important to you.
We want to support our valued clients to understand and improve their business and, where possible, personal affairs. It starts with a simple 2 minute survey, free of any cost or commitment. Click here to find out more.
Survey Landing Page
Interested in determining where your risk areas and blind spots lie, both in business and personally? (on home page: CLICK HERE to find out more).
The below Surveys help our clients to identify concerns with their business and risks personally. This only takes a minute, and you get the result straight away on your screen.
There is no cost or commitment request when completing the surveys. Once completed, we will receive a copy of your Scorecard and one of our team will call to discuss it with you, should you wish to do so. Anything more than that is entirely up to you.
If you do want to go further and implement strategies to improve your business, we can talk about that once we know what your main risks and concerns are.
Additional – Business Advisory & Virtual CFO Services
How are you progressing with your goals and aspirations as a business owner?Are you profitable and creating wealth from your endeavours, or simply cruising along wishing it would all get better?
As it can get quite lonely at the top, imagine having a partner to lean on for support, guidance and assistance in achieving those goals and aspirations to succeed.
Rundles can be that partner, our advisory service is quite broad and will be tailored to suit your needs and future plans, varying from management reporting, preparing and monitoring a business plan, valuations to closing the exit gap, our service shifts the mandatory spend on compliance work to a value spend. Our aim is to provide a service you can derive maximum value from.
In need of an internal finance lead but can’t justify the cost? Rundles offers a Virtual CFO service (VCFO) to clients in need. Ultimately, we provide all the support and skills of a CFO without the cost and input of a full-time position. Whether this be at the high level to oversea and lead your current finance function or taking over the finance function entirely, we’ll tailor the engagement to suit your needs.
Do you know where your blind spots are? We want to support our valued clients to understand and improve their business and where possible, personal affairs, and it starts with a simple 2 minute survey, free of any cost or commitment. Click here to find out more.
Rundles Corporate Secretarial Service is here to assist in managing our client's corporate administration needs.
The service ensures your company’s ASIC obligations are always met on a timely basis.
This service includes:
WEALTH MANAGEMENT & PROTECTION
Are you ready to start planning your financial future?
When it comes to achieving your financial goals, it is never too early to start planning. Our team of experts can assist you by providing tailored strategies to build and protect your wealth, empowering you to fund your ideal lifestyle. Our areas of expertise include:
Whether investing for the now or for the future, we structure your investments in a tax effective environment allowing you to build wealth. Our experts will devise a comprehensive investment strategy with you that aligns with your short and long-term goals. We provide ongoing portfolio management to ensure your investments are working for you.
Your superannuation is your future. More and more Australian’s are relying on superannuation to fund their retirement, so it’s important to review your superannuation to ensure it is meeting your expectations. Our experts will guide you through the process of choosing the right super fund for you, along with determining your optimal contributions and investment strategy.
Whether you are planning to retire in the next couple of years or well into the future, our experts will help you find the right balance of planning for your retirement with fulfilling your immediate financial goals. We’ll review your circumstances to obtain a better understanding of your current financial position, determine when you can realistically retire and provide guidance on how much you’ll be able to spend in retirement.
Asset protection should be a consideration in any financial plan. Although it can be hard to talk about, accidents and illness happen. An unexpected loss of health, physical ability, or even life, can leave your family suffering from an unplanned loss of income in addition to the emotional trauma. Insurance can financially help protect you and your family through risk insurance policies that meet your needs and the needs of your family.
Self Managed Superannuation
Setting up a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) is a major financial decision. We understand that you’re busy and that the SMSF rules are complicated. We will provide you with an end to end solution giving you access to all the support and expertise you need to ensure your SMSF is well managed and compliant.
A SMSF can have many advantages but, equally, you need to consider the reasons why a SMSF may not suit your needs. We can help you decide if this is the right option for you.
We can attend to all your SMSF needs, including:
Your estate is made up of everything you own. This includes your home, property, furniture, car, personal possessions, business, investments, superannuation and bank accounts. Firstly, having a legally valid will is extremely important, as without one it is called 'dying intestate'. This can be costly and create added stress for loved ones at an already difficult time.
You may think that having a current will outlines what will happen to your estate should you die or become unable to manage your affairs. Unfortunately, for those with more complex financial structures this may not be the case.
To make sure your affairs are in order an Estate Plan will:
Rundles can assist with your bookkeeping requirements, allowing you to concentrate on growing your business. Our bookkeeping services include the following: