Testimonials/Case studies

Good accounting in practice… seeing is believing

Investing in a good accountant is like investing in a good suit… over time it saves you money.

Family Owned Bakery & Café – rakes in the dough

Unhappy with the lack of regular contact and information regarding their business performance received by their previous accountant the owners of a small family owned bakery sought the services of Archer Business Consulting.

To overcome this lack of knowledge, Archer Business Consulting developed a monthly profit and loss budget and met on a monthly basis to compare the actual results from the prior month with the budgeted figures. The owners now benefit from being able to identify those aspects of the business that are performing well and/or need improving in a timely manner.

In conjunction with the budget analysis an industry analysis was conducted to compare the performance of their business with those of their competitors

The regular meetings have also provided an avenue for resolving other business matters that may arise during the course of the month.

On ending their initial meeting with Archer Business Consulting the now happy clients declared:

“I have learnt more from you in an hour than I learnt from my other accountant in two years”.

Tony Wansey from Raine & Horne Charlestown

I recently changed to Archer Business Consulting as my previous accountant only discussed my figures if I asked and even then they were not explained in an easy to understand manner.

I spent the first hour with Melissa Archer and learned more about cash flow, BAS statements, balance sheets and profit and loss statements than I had in my previous 4 years.

I would be happy to recommend the services of Archer Business Consulting to anyone.

Regards Tony Wansey

Barb Sutherland from Advanced Electrical Wholesalers Pty Ltd

We have been using Archer Business Consulting since 2007, and have always found Melissa & her staff to give high quality, effective service. We value their flexibility, approachability and easy-going yet professional manner, and have always enjoyed working with them. No request is ever too difficult, and they are just as available for the simple questions. We have recommended Archer Business Consulting to both our clients and friends, and will continue to do so.

Ed King from Inkquip Mayfield

Ms Melissa Archer has been our Accountant for the last 10 months. She has completed our BAS statements and our personal Income Tax Returns.

After completing each of our BAS Statements she has produced a detailed account of our profit and loss, with a full breakdown and advice for the future growth of our business.

She has visited us at our shop premises on a regular basis. On these visits she goes through all our finances and points out ways in which we can improve our customer services, our computer system for our records and guides us in ways to develop our business growth.

We have found her to be very friendly, helpful and professional. Her advice has always been thoughtful. We have been happy to follow her suggestions and we have seen our business grow in this time. As new and first time business owners we have found her assistance invaluable and we would certainly have struggled without her support.

Jeff Crawford from JL Mechanical Pty Ltd

We have had Archer Business Consulting looking after our tax information and returns for the last two years, and life has never been easier. We pay a small monthy fee and all our tax accounting is taken care of dilligently and with no fuss. I would recommend Melissa and her team to anyone looking for accounting help.

Pip Passfield from Newcastle Florist

Dear Melissa & Team,

Just a note to thank you for your ongoing support with all our accounting needs. I’m still amazed at how reasonable your rates are as compared to my previous accountant and yet the service and advice has doubled! Thank you for taking the stress out of my BAS and other taxation requirements that I simply don’t understand or want to do. I can’t speak highly enough of your business and I so appreciate just knowing I can hand everything to you and not have to worry about it. What used to be quite a stress and time consuming is now a breeze – you’ve made it all so much easier.

Again, Thank you.

Pip & Geoff

P.S. The monthly payment plan is brilliant and again, I don’t have to think about it at all with an automated direct credit in place – too easy – I love it!

Craig McGregor from Hunter Recruitment Group

In passing a testimonial to Archer Business Consulting, it is best to start with the reasons behind me moving from my old accountant. As a new business owner I was guided by past partners when sourcing suppliers such as an accountant and I never valued the input until I moved to be under Mel’s wing. To my last accountant I was simply a number and I was a business with which they just flicked the paperwork for BAS etc. I did all of the work and was charged a hefty fee to be on their books.

Since meeting Mel and joining her client base I now understand what value small business can derive from a great accountant. Mel is easily accessible for advice, keeps me up to date with changes and cost effectively handles all of my accounting needs including book keeping.   Hunter Recruitment Group has grown in the time that Mel has been our accountant and she has assisted with rebranding / name changes / removal of partners and is always available with great advice.

Her monthly fee structure is a godsend for my cash flow and is just one of the innovative functions of her business thinking.

Archer Business Consulting is keeping me on target.

Niall Burns from Tyrone Mining 4 Pty Ltd

I first started using Archer Business Consulting 2 years ago and immediately I found my time was totally freed up. This allowed me to concentrate on my own business and not get caught up with everyday issues in relation to tax laws and never ending paper trail.

Melissa Archer heads up the company and I have found Melissa to be very professional and patient.

My first impression was “Wow, I can’t believe I can get all my questions answered so quickly and without any need to leave several messages on an answering service, or mobile phone message bank”

I have no doubt, Tyrone Mining 4 will have many years of continuous service from Archer Business Consulting and I know they will be around for many years to come with their professional attitude.