Craig

Craig Casagrande

Partner, Advisory

Brisbane

+61 7 3237 5747

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Craig is an Advisory Accounting Solutions Partner with BDO in Brisbane. 

Craig works with CEOs and CFOs, providing advice and support across the entire finance function.  This includes the establishment or transition of entities; implementation or improvement of accounting systems, processes and procedures; assistance with financial, management or project reporting; and ongoing accounting and taxation compliance requirements.  As an extension to these services, Craig and his team also operate as an outsourced or contract finance and accounting function.  Beyond this, Craig supports clients with a range of consulting services including business valuations, due diligence, human resource consulting including fringe benefits and salary sacrifice advice, systems review and establishment, benchmark reporting as well as regular compliance issues such as the lodgement of income tax, GST, FBT and payroll tax returns and annual financial statements.

Craig has over 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant.  Prior to BDO, Craig worked as an accountant in public practice.

Services

  • Business advisory
  • Structuring for acquisitions & disposals
  • Implementation of computerised systems
  • Business valuation
  • Due diligence
  • Financial projections & modelling
  • Benchmarking & best practice
  • Goods & Services Tax
  • Employee remuneration, share plans & salary packaging

Sectors

  • Government & public sector
  • Agribusiness (including wine)
  • Education
  • Natural resources
  • Franchising

Key assignments

  • Assistance with the establishment of Special Purpose entities and Statutory Authorities for the Queensland government
  • Various finance and accounting projects for Local Government including business coaching
  • Acting Chief Financial Officer for various public and private sector entities

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (SIA)

Affiliations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand