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Fergus Roughley

Client Service Partner

Who requires this service?

This service is for entrepreneurs looking to set up a business or international businesses looking to set up in Australia. 

What is this service?

We take the time to work through your business objectives and goals. We devise solutions tailored to your circumstances and this normally starts with ensuring you have the right structures in place on day one. Having the right structure is important as the common areas we typically address upfront in any structure advice are:

  • Who are the intended shareholders / beneficiaries
  • Level of risk and asset protection required
  • Taxation outcomes (CGT, Income Tax etc.)
  • Ability to raise finance and attract outside investment
  • Who should be a Director and what are their duties
  • Cost and complexity considerations

On setup of the business we can advise you and handle the registration of various matters including:

  • GST
  • Payroll tax
  • Fringe Benefits Tax
  • PAYG Withholding
  • Payroll setup

Beyond setup of the business we provide commercial advice and accounting services from audit through to specialist financial reporting, local tax services and international tax advice. See our other services pages. 

Why Spry Roughley?

We bring expertise in privately owned business structure, strategy and advice. We take the time to understand your business and objectives. We ensure our advice is tailored to your individual circumstances and gives you the long-term flexibility in managing your business.

Beyond start-up we have the capability to continue to provide accounting services and proactive advice to assist you meeting your business goals. 

Fergus Roughley

Client Service Partner
Our long-standing business relationship is a testament to the value that we see in Spry.
Group Financial Controller
Large Engineering Group
The responsiveness and willingness to assist us when we need it, is valued and greatly appreciated.
Group Financial Controller
Large Engineering Group
It’s not just about the relationship - you get the right people with the right knowledge with the dedication to get outcomes to get the job done.
Private company >$500m turn-over
I feel I am talking to people who have a vested interest in making sure my business is going well.
Privately Company >$300m turn-over
Accessibility and being available at any point. Being proactive to avoid panic / urgency and action is timely.
Manufacturing Company
Partnership with a capital P – We own the opportunities, issues and challenges together.
High Net Wealth Investor
Accessibility, responsiveness, forward planning. Proactive
Multiple Pharmacy Owner
Spry Roughley know my business - you have a handle on what I need. The little stuff is important because that’s what enables the big stuff to happen.
Entrepreneur / Engineer
Manufacturing business owner
Value the processes around what we do. The structure and rigor. Structuring and reporting information. Phone calls and teams meeting to engage with Directors on the business.
Electrical Manufacturing
Strategic advice and carrying projects through to completion. Beyond just completing compliance
Third Party Logistics provider
Relationship. Strong believer in the success you surround yourself with. Morale changed when you came on board. Confidence in us is great.
Construction Materials Import and Wholesale
Personable - you are a reasonable size but you are still personable
National Retailer
When we have a scenario or a goal, you think about it and give us options so we can make informed decisions. It's more of a partnership
Chief Executive Officer
Vehicle Manufacturer
Able to adjust and continue to provide value as we grow and change
IT start-up Founder
Thank you for all your support throughout the sale process...It was good to have you on my side, not just from an accounting and compliance aspect but from the personal support you gave me.
Former Business Owner