Strengthening services

Strengthening services

Drive your business to efficiently outperform in today’s fast-paced economy.

Drive your business to efficiently outperform in today’s fast-paced economy.


The need for effective risk management and controls is crucial in an environment of increased scrutiny. It is important to minimise these risks, not only for the business itself, but also for the family, property holdings and capital. Implementing controls, securing new financing, efficient tax management and optimisation can all have a positive impact on the bottom line of your business.

Fraud risk management

Fraud, corporate crime, commercial disputes and litigation: any of these can negatively impact your reputation and undermine your stakeholders’ confidence. Regardless of your size, you should understand your key risks and have plans in place for mitigation.

We use investigative techniques, specialised technologies and forensic accounting to help you prevent and resolve disputes. If an incident has occurred, we can conduct investigations to help preserve evidence, assist with recoveries and lay a foundation for action. During a litigation or commercial dispute, we can also provide independent and objective analysis of any accounting and financial issues involved.

Cyber security 

When it comes to cyber security, the world is constantly changing. New threats come up every day, while information security is becoming a critical focus of governments and regulators. Do you know your biggest cyber threats? Are you managing and protecting your client information appropriately?

You might think because of your size or your location that you’re not at risk. That’s not the case. Every business faces cyber threats. We can work with you to understand your biggest cyber threats and help you create a smart and cost effective approach to make sure your information remains safe – along with your reputation.

Cash and working capital management

When it comes to business costs, many entrepreneurs have challenges understanding their working capital requirements and how they can align their operations in order to maximise cash and reduce debt costs. You may not realise there are tools and processes that can help you manage your working capital far more effectively than ever before.

We can work with you to understand and forecast your cash flow streams, optimise your processes, and develop reporting policies to support and encourage better cash management. We can also help facilitate training and skills transfer so any improvements can be sustained within your organisation.

Financing and M&A

Mergers and acquisitions can be a great way to grow or diversify, but navigating the options can be challenging, especially for entrepreneurial businesses. How can you be confident that the deal you’re making will achieve your desired outcomes?

We can help you get the most value out of a deal by providing objective advice across all stages of the transaction – from strategy development and target identification to implementation. Our advisers can also work with you to evaluate financing options and structure debt solutions that may give you the financial flexibility you need to deliver on your growth plans.

Business strategy

When it comes to doing business, maintaining the status quo will not work for long. There’s little doubt you’ll face ongoing threats, whether from new technologies, competition, or industry changes. As an owner-manager, you need to think about the future today so you can build a sustainable model for your business.

We can work with you to review your business model and help identify strategic initiatives that will support your objectives. We do this through facilitated sessions focused on helping you develop the right strategy for your business – and by helping you execute, monitor and make ongoing adjustments to your strategy.


An effective, well-managed information technology (IT) system is one of the most valuable business advantages an organisation can secure. The right technology, implemented properly, appropriately managed and monitored, can lead to significant gains in growth and efficiency. It is essential to get sound business advice to ensure technology risks are managed. IT is challenging to get right and expensive to get wrong — not only in terms of dollars spent, but also in lost efficiency and potential regulatory infringements. We work with clients to analyse business technology issues within their businesses.

Corporate tax

Having an effective corporate tax program means keeping on top of trends and key issues. When tax changes or rulings are announced, timely analysis can help you understand how your business will be affected so you have time to adjust your tax processes accordingly.

Our advisers work with businesses like yours to develop comprehensive plans that can manage or reduce your corporate tax burden. From assessing the effectiveness of your business structures to helping you identify tax savings opportunities, we can work with you to develop a customised tax program that works for your business.

Personal tax

As the owner-manager of a business or a new entrepreneur, corporate tax shouldn’t be your only concern. To manage your overall tax burden effectively, you need to understand how tax rules and changes may affect both your personal tax situation and that of your family.

The challenge is that personal tax law is complex and rules can change quickly. Our advisers can work with you to assess the tax rules and tax issues that affect, or may affect, your personal and family taxes, so that you can better manage your overall tax burden while remaining compliant with all tax laws.

Transfer pricing tax

Regulatory authorities in many geographies are strengthening their local legislation regarding transfer pricing and increasing penalties for non-compliance. Whether you already have operations in different countries, or plan to expand as part of your strategic goals, understanding tax rules for multinationals is a critical step toward making sure your business is commercially viable and tax-efficient.

We can assist you with creating a commercially viable global tax strategy – one that recognises global issues while incorporating local knowledge and requirements. Our advisers across our global network help you see beyond your borders and manage transfer pricing in effective and efficient ways.

M&A tax

Every transaction has tax implications. Whether you’re contemplating an acquisition, a merger, or restructuring – understanding the relevant tax issues will let you take advantage of tax opportunities while reducing your transaction risks. If you’re considering a cross border transaction, getting specialised tax advice can assist in the deal being commercially viable.

Our advisers can work with you to understand the tax implications of potential deals and help you to structure transactions in ways that are tax-efficient. No matter where you are in the deals lifecycle, we can help you determine a tax structure to support your endeavours.

R&D incentives

As an entrepreneur, you recognise the importance location has on business success. When it comes to research and development (R&D) initiatives, location can have a major impact on your costs due to the availability of R&D incentives and the impact of R&D costs on other tax benefits.

We can help you conduct a review of R&D incentives and tax implications so that you can better evaluate the after-tax cost of performing your R&D in one country, state or province over another. Our advisers can also highlight other government grants and incentives that you can tap into. We'll work with you to help determine the best location for your activities – so you can focus on the future.

International executive services 

Whether you’re sending employees on international business travel or multi-year expatriate assignments – proper tax planning, compliance services and technology tools can help you operate more efficiently and reduce assignment tax costs. To do this, you need to know the tax opportunities and challenges of working in different countries. Non-compliance can result in costly penalties and unrecorded liabilities.

We can work with you to develop tax programs that support your strategy while complying with local tax rules. They can also help review your current programs to improve your tax efficiency and give you straightforward answers on the tax implications of international work your employees do.

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