Michael took over the role as Secretary/Treasurer of our Not Profit Committee that operates the Yarrawonga Holiday Park in 2009. Through his firm of O’Bryan & O’Donnell they have provided specialist advice in operating Holiday Parks including GST Applicable to Holiday Parks, investment of funds, Management Agreements, business plans incorporating projections including both dollar and visitor number and numerous other advices relevant to the operation of our business.
Geoff Campbell - President Committee of Management - Yarrawonga Holiday Park
We have been with Michael O’Bryan and Josh Vagg at O’Bryan & O’Donnell accountants for more than 20 years. As well as our year to year accounts, they have helped with company reporting requirements and most importantly for us they have given invaluable help during the millennium drought with advice and applications for interest rate subsidies. They have recently assisted with securing the farm household assistance package after our business was dealt a fairly severe blow in the price clawback from our dairy company in May ’16.
We have found them to be across all areas involved in a farm business and have achieved excellent tax minimisation over the years. Our net worth has steadily grown despite the effects of the drought and water reform, and I’m sure we will weather the current dairy price situation as we make decisions in our business based on feedback from Josh Vagg who has been our go to person at O’Bryan & O’Donnell for a long time now.
Tim & Bridget Goulding - Dairy Farmers – Kutunga VIC
We made the switch to Josh and O'Bryan and O'Donnell around two years ago, after a tip from a colleague. We are a small but expanding business, and I have found our experience with O’Bryan and O’Donnell to be all positive.
Understanding the complexities of tax, and tax time, is difficult to me. Josh is able not only to give us the best advice to optimise our tax returns, but he is practical in his advice to our individual business situation. During our regular discussions, we have had a distinct focus on how to maximise income and future earnings, which is refreshing and infinitely important for us and our security. Developing these effective strategies to keep us moving forward business-wise has been awesome, and we have increased profit margins each year with Josh and O’Bryan and O’Donnell’s assistance.
Dan Thomson - Barefoot Lifestyle - Accredited Practising Dietitian
(and doggies supporter)
Michael has been very valuable to us in assisting with the restructure of our business including negotiating with our banker and financiers.
He has provided timely advice and is always available or replies in a very timely manner. O'Bryan & O'Donnell were also of great assistance in the setup and ongoing support of our Xero software.
Neil Cameron Earthmoving - Berrigan, NSW