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Enterprise1, your trusted business advisor.
Enterprise1, big firm advice delivered better.


Enterprise1 is a Chartered Accounting firm based in Sydney's CBD.

We advise Australian grown businesses, entrepreneurs, HNWI and foreign subsidiaries in all facets of enterprise, ensuring goals and objectives are met.

Our approach of proactive advisory combined with open dialogue and thought leadership ensures needs are identified and tailored solutions are delivered.

Our partners have all gained their experience from publicly-listed large accounting and financial services firms. At Enterprise1 we are able to offer the highest level of client focused service across our speciality areas including:
 

  • Accounting & Tax   

    - Preparation and lodgement of Income Tax Returns.

    - Preparation of statutory Financial Statements.   

    - GST, FBT, payroll tax, land tax, stamp duty preparation and lodgement. 

    - Setup of accounting software and implement accounting procedures.

     

  • Business Advisory

    - Structuring and restructuring.

    - Business plans, budgets, cash flow forecasts.

    - Asset protection and exit strategies.

    - Transactional advice.

     

  • Self Managed Superannuation 

    - Setup of fund including deed and trustee appointment.

    - Annual compliance including Income Tax Return and Financial Statements.

    - Procurement of annual statutory audit.

     

  • Virtual CFO

    - Setup and maintenance of cloud-based accounting software and payroll.

    - Preparation of monthly/quarterly financial performance reporting pack.

    - Presentation at Board meetings.

    - Manage tax compliance obligations.

     

  • Government Grants

    - R&D Tax Incentive.

    - Export Market Development Grant.

    - Accelerating Commercialisation Grant.

    - NSW / SA Employment Grants.

    - Early Stage Investor Tax Offset (ESIC).

     

 
Our Team
Luke Pearce CA
Director

Luke@Enterprise1.com.au  |  +61 431 571 304

Hilal Ghenim CA
Director

Hilal@Enterprise1.com.au  |  +61 431 156 857

Experience

Luke is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years' experience across business services, taxation, insolvency, and complex international taxation.

Luke holds a double degree in Applied Finance & Commerce-Accounting from Macquarie University, and a post-graduate diploma in Chartered Accounting with Meritorious Performance (Top 5% in Australia) for the CAANZ Taxation Module.

Prior to graduating from university, Luke worked with insolvency clients for mid-tier firm, Hall Chadwick.

Post-graduation, Luke transferred to a taxation position with BRW Top-100 accounting firm Lomax Financial Group. Luke dealt almost exclusively with high net-worth individuals and companies operating in the Australian medical industry, with a focus primarily on tax-planning strategies.

Prior to founding Enterprise1, Luke spent several years as a manager with Australia's largest mid-tier accounting firm, Crowe Horwath Australia, working with a large portfolio of SME clients.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Applied Finance + Bachelor of Commerce

  • Chartered Accountant

  • Meritorious Performance (Top 5% in Australia) in CAANZ Taxation Module

  • Registered Tax Agent

Industry Specialisations

  • Medical Practitioners

  • International Businesses

  • Superannuation

Specialist Skills

  • Tax planning and minimisation

  • Business advisory

  • Asset protection and business structuring 

  • Insolvency, bankrupt estates and forensic accounting

  • Capital raising including debt and equity funding

  • Self managed superannuation funds

Major Projects

  • Assisting Australian start-up entities to secure short-term and emergency funding;

 

  • Complex deferred tax calculations for an Australian agricultural conglomerate;

 

  • Design of finance back-office and point-of-sale functions for an Australian reality TV show;

 

  • Development of successful tax minimisation strategies for several Australian celebrities and numerous medical professionals;

 

  • Enabling an Australian hotelier to secure a large-scale commercial funding facility;

 

  • Uncovering vast errors in the automated annual reports of a large Australian stockbroking firm.

Experience

Hilal is a Chartered Accountant with over 8 years' experience in business advisory. Hilal specialises in tax compliance, complex transactional tax advice and business advisory strategies for SMEs, large private family groups and high net worth individuals.

As an experienced Virtual CFO, Hilal is able to design and implement customised cloud-based accounting packages to suit his clients needs. Hilal is also skilled in procuring government grants/rebates/incentives for his clients including Export Market Development Grant (EMDG), Research and Development (R&D), Industry Skills Fund Training Grant and Accelerating Commercialisation grants.

Hilal has gained his professional experience working for Australia’s largest publicly listed accounting firm and also from Australia’s largest independent and diversified financial services group.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Business

  • Chartered Accountant

  • Registered Tax Agent

Industry Specialisations

  • Manufacturing

  • Wholesale Distribution

  • Construction & Property Development

  • Medical and Professional Services

Specialist Skills

  • Tax & business advisory

  • Business structuring 

  • Complex tax matters and disputes

  • Advising foreign subsidiaries investing in Australia

  • Virtual CFO and cloud accounting

  • Export Market Development Grant and other government grants

Major Projects

  • Advising clients on appropriate business structuring in view of commercial risk, tax issues, wealth protection and succession planning.

 

  • Provision of advice on complex tax matters including Div.7A, capital gains tax, tax consolidation, employment taxes and property development.

 

  • Assisting clients with accessing Australian government grants, rebates and other incentives.

 

  • Preparation of tax effect deferred tax calculation for large Australian and foreign companies.

 

  • Successful negotiation with the ATO on tax issues including 509H Creditors Statutory Demand, GST, Penalty remissions and superannuation compliance.

 

  • Resolving audits and disputes with the Revenue NSW on payroll tax issues including grouping arrangements, contractors and deemed employees.

 

  • Formation of MEC group for subsidiaries of US multinational.
     

  • Acting as Virtual CFO for the Australian branch of multinationals from USA, UK, Europe.