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Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness)

The Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) is now available at La Trobe campuses!

The link below downloads a PDF document which provides all the details you need to know.

Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness)

New Grants Available

We have attached a list of grants available that you may be eligible for. If you are wanting to expand your business or upgrade equipment then one of these grants may be for you! Enquire with Plus 1 Group about the newest grants available and let us help you and your business grow and succeed!

Better Commercial Buildings

Provides matched funding of up to $30,000 to make commercial buildings in Victoria more energy efficient.

The grant provides assistance for commercial owners to:

-          Conduct energy audits via a panel of pre-approved service providers

-          Implement energy efficiency upgrades of their choice

-          Measure and verify building efficiency improvement

Gas Efficiency Grants

Offers matched funding of up to $50,000 to assist eligible businesses with the cost of a variety of gas-related projects.

The grant will assist eligible businesses with the cost of a variety of gas-related projects that will:

-          Improve energy productivity and affordability

-          Support jobs

-          Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Materials Efficiency Program

Funds manufacturers looking to find materials efficiency solutions to their waste problems.

There is up to $10,000 available to be used for expert advice from a materials efficiency assessor or up to $3,000 as an incentive to start putting in place materials efficiency solutions

 

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings from Plus 1 Group!

CPA Review

We are delighted to advise you the Plus 1 Group have had a very successful Professional Standards review with CPA Australia with the best result by some way we have ever achieved.

The CPA review is conducted every 4 years and requires substantive testing of the caliber of our internal work papers, Quality Assurance, Compliance, Professional Development and Training and Statutory requirements across taxation, GST and both general and specific advice.

We were also approached by our comparable industry professional body to consider moving to their designation.  Whilst we were extremely honored to be considered, we have decided to stay with our current professional accreditation.

Thank you to those who have given letters of recommendation and made their files available for the review process.  We hope you are equally thrilled to know the quality of your files are maintained by Best in Practise standards.

Single Touch Payroll

New ATO legislation commencing from 1 July 2018  


To download the payroll chart click here

For further information regarding Single Touch Payroll click here 

 

Tax Season 2017

Employment Opportunities

 

Want to join Plus 1 Group in 2017? 

We have the below job opportunities available:

Intermediate Accountant

Financial Planner

 

From the 1st July 2016, the ATO is requiring all employers to comply with new regulations relating to the payments of superannuation. SuperStream is a package of reforms designed to enhance the 'back office' of superannuation and is part of the Australian Government's Stronger Super reform.

SuperStream provides a simpler, consistent method for making super contributions, registering new employee super accounts and providing associated data. There are a number of options available for employers to use which ensure they meet the new reporting requirements. These include software packages such as Xero and MYOB, as well as Clearing Houses provided by the ATO, Retail, and Industry Funds.

If we haven't already done so a member of our team will be contacting you shortly to ensure you are ready for the 1 July deadline.

More information can be found here and a video explaining further can be found here.

Foodshare update

Foodshare update

Plus 1 Group Accountants recently presented Shepparton Foodshare with a cheque for $4,468. Kelly Jeffers from Plus 1 Group presented Ron Nicholls with the cheque for amounts raised by Plus 1 Group staff.

Plus 1 Group was thrilled to have raised an amount that will help so many members of our local community in need, and is committed to supporting Shepparton Foodshare and the great work it does into the future.

Supporting Shepparton Foodshare


SHOWING OUR SUPPORT TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

As a firm, Plus 1 Group have been searching for local organisations that are making a difference to the lives of people in the Goulburn Valley. In late 2013 we came across Shepparton Foodshare â€" an organisation that is based on giving to those most in need. This organisation works closely with local businesses to reclaim food that would otherwise end up as waste. Foodshare then distribute the reclaimed food to local organisations that support the underprivileged. Sometimes this is a matter of a family being able to have food for Christmas lunch, or for parents to be able to feed their children breakfast, or provide a packed lunch for school.

Plus 1 Group are teaming up to try and raise funds and awareness to help support the positive impacts that Shepparton Foodshare is having on the local community. Over the next 12 months Plus 1 Group will strive to raise $50,000 to support Shepparton Foodshare. We are seeking the support of the local community to contribute to this worthy organisation, to ensure that it is here to stay for the long term.

Fundraiser committee members, Jacqui Pell, Kelly Jeffers and Matthew O'Bryan have set the wheels in motion to help get the first $10,000 raised before the end of September. Each staff member will be working towards raising $250 each, to help support the local organisation. 

Help us to support Foodshare, and make a difference! If you would like to donate, please email bba@brownbaldwin.com.au and we will make arrangements with you.