Minna

Minna Zhu

Partner, Business Services

Brisbane

+61 7 3420 8420


Minna is a Business Services Partner with BDO in Brisbane. Minna believes delivering exceptional client service is paramount and she is always willing to go the extra mile to exceed clients’ specific needs.

Minna’s clients include fast growing SaaS and technology companies, eCommerce businesses, large franchising groups and leading professional consulting firms. She works closely with her clients to provide practical, real world solutions to complex taxation and accounting issues.

She also has a particular interest in SaaS, tech start-ups and high growth businesses. Minna is passionate about helping clients to implement business growth strategies and exit strategies.

Minna started her accounting career in 2005. She joined Consolid8 in 2013 and became a partner in 2016. She became a Business Services Partner of BDO in February 2019. Her previous role as financial controller of an ASX listed company also gives her the ability to adopt a commercial approach towards problem solving.

Services

  • Tax compliance and advice
  • Business structuring
  • Tax planning
  • Small business CGT concessions
  • ATO liaison relating to tax reviews and audits
  • Business performance improvement and board of advisory services
  • Business valuation
  • Business growth and exit strategies

Sectors

  • SaaS and Technology
  • Ecommerce
  • Franchising
  • Professional Services 

Key assignments

Business restructuring – reviewing the business structure of a large franchising group with 108 entities to improve asset protection, optimise tax position and wind up dormant entities resulting in cost savings.

Tax planning – conducting proactive tax planning to enable a national consulting group to manage complex Div7a loans, utilise surplus foreign tax credits, distribute profits in the most tax effective way and manage tax debts.

Small business CGT concessions – assisting with the planning and implementation of tax strategies to fully utilise CGT concessions for shareholders of a large national technology consulting firm, resulting in multi–million-dollar savings.

Growth strategies – assisting an Australian SaaS company in its expansion to the US and Asia, including the restructure of shareholding and streamlining global financial reporting.

Due diligence in equity raising – assisting a leading eCommerce platform provider in equity raising and liaising with investors and other professionals to successfully complete the assignment.

Business performance review – assisting key clients to set up business KPIs and conduct monthly/quarterly meetings to review KPIs, growth trends, key growth drivers, operational efficiency and cashflow.

Qualifications

  • Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Economics

Affiliations

  • Member, Certified Practising Accountant Australia
  • Member, Chartered Tax Adviser, The Tax Institute Australia
  • Registered Tax Agent

Consolid8 merged with BDO (QLD) Pty Ltd in February 2019.