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Accounting Professionals is a collaborative, innovative and energetic firm in Shellharbour City Centre, located in the Illawarra. Our point of difference is our preparedness to examine our clients’ businesses, understand how they work, identify how they can be improved and to partner with them during the change and implementation process. The overriding focus of our firm is to assist our clients implement sound organisational infrastructure, robust financial management frameworks and ultimately to be more successful.

Most people accept that they need an accountant for taxation and keeping their books up to date. Accounting Professionals is more than just accountants. We believe in becoming an integral part of our clients business and personal strategies.

Our professional and highly trained staff are dedicated to providing specialised services to conquer any challenges in pursuit of financial independence. We help our clients proactively manage assets and liabilities, critically examine the way they do business, focus on key success factors and help effect change within the business to facilitate growth, increase profitability and improve cashflow.

Our firm has the ability & resources to provide ongoing services to businesses and business owners. We have been operating for 15 years and have built a reputation on the basis of a long term commitment to the success of our business clients.


Our goal is to ensure our clients perceive us as their primary business advisors and value us as their business partners and advisory consultants. The resources we use include highly educated and well-trained accountants and business consultants working with clients as part of their management team.

Professional development, training, exemplary standards of service and professional ethics ensure our firm’s expertise remains at the highest level.


Our firm continues to be actively involved in numerous local business & community groups, including: –

Through our experience in conducting various business improvement workshops and training sessions we have access to a vast array of specialist business service providers that are capable of complementing our services, including business law specialists and human resource service providers.

Client Testimonial

We were very fortunate to select Accounting Professionals Shellharbour as our accountants two years ago. Mark Placek has helped us to simplify and improve the management of our super fund, lower our operating costs and address the ever changing superfund rules and regulations.
He is a professional who is honest, trustworthy and is always responsive to our financial enquiries. We are very pleased with the all the services which Accounting Professionals provide to us and the staff are always courteous and helpful.
We highly recommend Accounting Professionals to any individual or business.

Joseph & Maria Zahra


Taking out a chattel mortgage

October 19, 2016

Taking out a chattel mortgage to finance the purchase of a business vehicle is an attractive option for small business owners from a tax-saving perspective.

A chattel mortgage is a mortgage on a movable item of property i.e. motor vehicles. A finance company lends money to a business to purchase a car, which the business then pays back through regular repayments.

Among the many business car finance options available, a chattel mortgage can provide significant financial advantages for companies, partnerships and sole traders looking to buy a vehicle to be used primarily (50 per cent or more) for their business. The interest rates for chattel mortgages are also generally quite low, as the finance is secured against the purchased vehicle.

While the business takes ownership of the vehicle at the time of purchase, the finance company takes out a mortgage over the vehicle to provide security for the loan.

Chattel mortgages are a viable vehicle financing option for certain businesses, as they can claim any GST paid on the purchased motor vehicle in their business activity statement (BAS). Business owners can also claim depreciation and interest charges on their BAS.

Other benefits include flexible contract terms ranging from 12 months to five years, fixed interest rates and fixed monthly repayments.

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