About Mark Shepherd
Mark has a calm and considered approach to all he does, with a sharp, focussed and analytical mind to help you with all your accounting and business advice. He commenced his career in Business Services and Financial Planning in 1994, joining Allan Hall in 1997 and became a partner in 2002.
Having grown up on the Northern Beaches, Mark has a large client base from his local networks and the referrals they provide. He has a strong reputation for providing professional, straightforward and honest advice and personalised service.
Mark works with professionals through to small and medium businesses. He has worked with a number of businesses from the day they first commenced and assisted them through to sale to large public companies. This has added to his skill set in business structuring and guiding his clients through accounts and taxation management/compliance, business operational matters, KPI and cash flow reporting/planning, dealing with staffing matters, assisting with banking advice, advising on software, advising the management team, and assisting with CFO duties until the clients were large enough to appoint full time CFO’s.
Whilst his client base is diverse across a range of industries Mark has become a specialist in the media/film/television industry. With family working in the industry he looks after a large number of cinematographers, directors, cameramen, producers, sound engineers, and media personalities. Other specialist areas are property and construction due to a number of contacts in the trades that have established successful businesses.
As a licenced financial planner, Mark is also able to add to his business and tax services with fully tailored advice to his clients that covers personal financial planning needs and long-term planning.
Industries Mark specialises in:
- Media, Marketing and Creative
- Importing, Wholesale and Distribution
- Property and Construction
- Medical and health
Qualifications and Memberships
- Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
- Diploma of Financial Services, Financial Planning
- Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants
What you may not know about Mark
Mark has a love of adventure, travel, water and snow sports, especially surfing, sailing and snowboarding, and enjoys sharing these times with his family and friends.
Allan Hall: Multi-award winning firm
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