We provide accountants with
Proven Tools, Templates & Training To Execute Business Advisory Services
Technological advancement has made compliance work more efficient and automation of lower-level tasks is providing opportunities for Accountants to broaden their skill set. Don’t spend hours re-inventing the wheel when we have already developed clear and easy to follow tools, templates & training to assist you in providing Business Advisory Services to your clients.


If you’re interested in providing Business Advisory Services to your clients within the next 30 days without needing to ‘reinvent the wheel’ or divert existing resources away from your current firm’s activities...
You’ve come to the right place!

At ESS BIZTOOLS, we know that every accounting firm has its own unique client base and opportunities within the Business Advisory Space. Discover how to execute these services profitably to generate more revenue and enjoyment for your team and your accounting practice.

You’ll be able to get started almost immediately even if you have little experience in providing these services to clients. We’ve got you covered!

A Few Of The Engagements You’ll Be Able To Execute

Here is just a sample of the many Business Advisory engagements our subscriber firms are executing with their clients.

Survival in Difficult Times

This is a crucial component of “Business Advisory Services”, especially in 2020/21. The 42 segments included in the survival questionnaire enables an Accountant to conduct a detailed review of all aspects of a business as the preliminary step towards the development of a Strategic Plan for the business.

Chief Financial Officer Services

An in-depth resource package to equip a firm that wishes to offer a virtual Chief Financial Officer services to clients and prospects. This package offers training, tools and worksheets on a wide range of issues that could confront an accountancy firm that is offering a virtual CFO service to its clients.

Business Funding for SMEs

A step-by-step blueprint on how to assist your clients in raising equity capital/loan funds for their business. Not only do we include training on how to execute this type of engagement, we have already created the ‘plug and play’ templates needed to help your client become “Investment Ready” to obtain funding from a variety of sources (including the banks, Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising and Section 708 of the Corporations Act).

Industry Specific Advisory

We’ve developed proven tools and worksheets to support you in helping your clients monitor their business health and achieve their profit targets across many industry niches, including, clothing, retailer, road transport, supermarkets and pharmacies.

I’m Peter Towers

Accountant and Managing Director of ESS BIZTOOLS

For 20 years ESS BIZTOOLS has been producing material to assist accountants all over Australia to deliver a wider range of services, commonly known as Business Advisory Services...

Who We Work With

Our mission is to make it as easy and seamless as possible for our subscriber firms to provide their clients with Business Advisory Services.

Accounting Firms

Our subscribers range from Sole Practitioners through to some of Australia’s top mid-tier accounting firms.

Consultants and Industry Experts

Industry experts and specialists looking to leverage proven, 'plug and play' templates specific to the challenges faced by its clients operating in niche markets.


We’ve found that with their grounding in the day to day transactions of the business, bookkeepers make for excellent Business Advisors and are well placed to successfully deliver such services to their clients.
Hear From Practitioners
Who Are Subscribed To ESS BIZTOOLS

...there’s a fabulous amount of material. It really helps you because you can hand out items to your clients, they can attend free webinars, there’s various planning tools of different sorts that you can access and utilize with your clients.
Andrew Geddes, Andrew Geddes Pty Ltd
Director, Former Chairperson of Greencross Limited, Accountancy Industry Mentor and Consultant

...so helpful

Angelo Coco - Chartered Accountant & Owner, Family Business Support

I've been familiar with Peter since the mid-80's when he was operating his accounting practice. The tools and papers prepared by ESS are so helpful. Instead of trying to create my own, they are already there, ready to go, and they just work.

Some of the tools I've referred to and used in serving my clients over one hundred times.

I recommend the ESS tool kit to other practitioners at any opportunity I get.

...full confidence in executing advisory services

Steven Thomas, Managing Director, Thomas Services
The tools and materials produced by ESS BIZTOOLS are complete and thorough, giving me full confidence in executing advisory services with my clients. The devil is in the detail in executing these types of engagements - and with the tools and support by ESS BIZTOOLS, I have all of the details and answers I need. Peter is also friendly and approachable which is a major help!

Enjoy a few of our recent blog posts...

Accountant's Minute

  • Predictive Accounting Will Help Plan 2021

    Predictive Accounting Will Help Plan 2021

    In our last Business Advisory Services Webinars/Conversation for 2020 Peter Towers, Managing Director, ESS BIZTOOLS and Paul Barnaby, Managing Director, Beyond Accounting Technologies and...
  • Predictive Accounting Helps Understand Impact of Decisions

    Predictive Accounting Helps Understand Impact of Decisions

    Knowing the financial impact of decisions before a client implements them is very important for financial stability.  This process is generally known as “Predictive Accounting”. The...
  • Planning Activities For 2021

    Planning Activities For 2021

    If you haven’t already started, now is the time to be thinking about the services that your accountancy firm is going to offer to your clients and prospects in 2021. We will all be glad to see...
  • Advising SMEs On  Funding Opportunities

    Advising SMEs On Funding Opportunities

    Despite COVID-19 Coronavirus and all of its associated problems Crowd Sourced Funding continued to grow in Australia during 2020 and the Joint Founder and Managing Director of Birchal Pty Ltd, one...

Latest Podcast

Business Advisory & COVID-19 - where are we at? With guest speaker, Peter Towers of ESS BIZTOOLS

For the first podcast episode, I asked Peter Towers to share what he has seen after talking to many accountants around Australia during COVID-19. He shares his view on how COVID-19 has affected accounting firms, what specifically he has seen with some firms really taking advantage of the crisis and how he thinks Business Advisory offerings should be managed out of this. Peter has worked with accountants for many years and his insights are very valuable.

Expert Tips & Podcasts - Business Advisory Services

  • Succession Planning Starts With A Conversation

    Succession Planning Starts With A Conversation

    Succession planning is not something that business operators should think about when they get old and are ready to retire. It is a process that should be thought about in every segment of the...
  • R & D Incentive Changes for Large Companies

    R & D Incentive Changes for Large Companies

    In the recent budget, the Australian government made changes to the research and development system applicable for large companies (turnovers over $20M).  In so doing, the government repealed...
  • Prompting SMEs to Think About Business Issues

    Prompting SMEs to Think About Business Issues

    Prompting small businesses and medium-sized enterprise leadership teams to think about business issues, that they might not be looking at on a daily basis, is an important aspect for an accountant...
  • Crowd Sourced Funding Game Changes

    Crowd Sourced Funding Game Changes

    Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising has certainly introduced new opportunities for SMEs as well as for accountants and business advisors. SMEs can access a retail investor audience for a...


Accountants Daily

New legislation an income opportunity for accountants

Companies looking to access capital through the new crowd-sourced funding (CSF) regime could provide Accountants with the know-how and opportunity to diversify service offerings.

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Media Articles

Articles published by the media on activities relating to ESS BIZTOOLS

Accounting Business Expo - Presentation by Peter Towers - "Delivering Business Advisory Services to Add Value"

Upcoming Webinars

Business Advisory Services Update Webinars/Conversations with Our Affiliates

Business Advisory Services Update Webinar/Conversation with Paul Barnaby, 'Predictive Accounting', Beyond Accounting Technologies

Air Date: Wednesday 16th December 2020 at 11.00am AEST (12-noon AEDT)

Business Advisory Services Update Webinar/Conversation with Mark Holton, Director, Smithink

Air Date: Wednesday 9th December 2020 at 11.00am AEST (12-noon AEDT)

Business Advisory Services Update Webinar/Conversation with Priscilla Bea Smith

Air Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2020 at 11.00am AEST (12-noon AEDT)

Business Advisory Services Update Webinar/Conversation with Trent Butler, Trent Butler Consulting Pty Ltd

Air Date: Wednesday 25th November 2020 at 11.00am AEST (12-noon AEDT)

Business Advisory Services Update - Discussion with Amanda Gascoigne, Amanda Gascoigne Consulting - "Reset Your Practice"

Air Date: Wednesday 18th November 2020 at 11.00am AEST (12-noon AEDT)