Who We Are
We are Accountants, registered tax agents, business advisors, financial planners, loans specialists and superannuation consultants.
With more than 40 years experience in various sections of the finance industry in Australia, England, Malaysia & other Asian countries. Our multicultural background will make you feel more confident when dealing with us.
We are committed to meeting your most demanding requirements and to delivering the most customer-focused solution in the market.
Meet us in person
Jacob Thomas is the director of both Accounting Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd. ( Accounting, Taxation Business Advisory ) and Auzwide Finance Pty. Ltd. (Loans & Financial Planning)
He is a Chartered Accountant and a Registered Tax Agent and has more than 40 years experience in various sections of the finance industry in both Australia, England, Malaysia and other Asian countries and is easily able to accommodate people from all cultures. He has worked in a range of range of different industries and positions which includes professional accounting & taxation, auditing financial controller and business analyst roles. He also has exposure to large multinationals as well as working with individuals & small businesses.
He has excellent knowledge of structuring loans and finance to borrowers.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Degree in Accounting from Victorian University in 1990. He then went on to achieve his CPA status . He is also a Registered Tax Agent,He has over 25 years experience in the Finance and Management Accounting & Taxation.
His strength are as follows:
· Looking for opportunities and
· Highlighting risk
· To ensure maximum Working Capital, Cash Flow and Tax benefits.
Over the years he has worked for large corporate in various financial & management accounting roles and has proven leadership quality with ability to motivate, train and develop staff and have them perform at optimum levels.
He will be a great asset to the ASA management team as he will be able to incorporate the high end corporate world procedures and strengths into the small business world. This will involve the business advisory and management reporting tools for small businesses.
leads ASA’s Financial Advisory arm, and provides ASA’s franchisees with the opportunity of providing value added services to their clients including;
· Full Financial Planning Service
· Investment and Superannuation advice
· Cash Flow and Budget Planning
· Wealth Creation and Taxation Planning advice
· Pre & Post Retirement Planning
· Social Security Planning
· Salary Packaging
· Self-Managed Superannuation Funds advice
· Wealth Protection / Personal Insurance
· Portfolio reviews
Anthony graduated with a Bachelor of Business Degree in from RMIT in 2000, and commenced his career in Human Resource Management. However, he quickly realised that his passion was in providing financial advice and so furthered his studies and subsequently graduated from the Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. Anthony went on to been awarded the CFP Mark (Certified Financial Planner), which is the highest designation available to the industry and recognition of his experience and education in the Financial Planning arena.
He became Financial Adviser with the Commonwealth Bank in 2002, and went on to commence his own successful financial planning practice in 2005. Highly recognised in the field, he has completed many short-term contracts to train and develop new and existing Financial Advisers at some of Australia’s largest financial institutions. Anthony is a Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.
Outside of work, Anthony enjoys working out, following his beloved North Melbourne AFL football team, and spending time with his young family.
He will head the Business Development area of ASA. He has great leadership and marketing qualities and has excellent interpersonal skills. ( developed from his exposure to the Music promotion and production sector since age 15 and handling a franchised banking branch – Customer service, Loans, Insurance, Branch admin – at the age of 22)
Commenced as General teller at a Retail Bank, progressed to Loans Manager and general administration. Later worked at NAB – Loan Processing
Joined ASA in Oct 2009
He has completed Degree in Accounting plus attended various courses in banking
Interests: Music Production, Basketball