About Mark Jeffreson

My career commenced as a graduate accountant in the field of audit, where I gained exposure to the manufacturing and superannuation industries as well as non-profits, real estate and the legal profession. Moving then into the field of taxation business services I have had involvement in all areas of taxation compliance including income tax, fringe benefits tax, goods and services tax, capital gains tax and other obligations for a variety of business and investment structures. I have provided high-level taxation, accounting and financial advice including business structuring, investment and operational financing options, succession planning, applications for private rulings, debt negotiation, salary packaging and accounting systems advice. A 12 month secondment to an accountancy practice in London added to my experience with reporting companies as well as foreign compliance regimes, the private equity market and large private enterprises in civil engineering and high-tech supply logistics. I have also developed skills in the specialist field of forensic accounting and litigation support, authoring expert reports in the valuation of businesses and other financial interests in matrimonial disputes as well as the calculation of economic losses from breaches of contract in commerce and personal injuries. In recent years I have consulted to councils and local government authorities in the areas of asset management, accounting policies, procedures and practices, prudential advice and internal audit support. My firm is also currently contracted to supply internal audit support services to Santos Limited, in respect of which I have delivered several reports and advice in relation to certain procurement activities of the company. I am currently the Taxation and Business Services Partner of UHY Haines Norton Adelaide, maintaining specialist services in taxation consultancy, litigation support, business valuation and financial management. Specialties Tax and business services Business valuation Forensic accounting and litigation support

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Trusts and asset protection for your business

A recent decision in the Family Court has highlighted the usefulness of the traditional discretionary trust as an effective tool for the protection of assets that might otherwise be exposed to claims against an individual.   In Moreton & Moreton [2012] FamCA 30 it was held that the husband’s alleged interests in a discretionary family […]