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.

Bookkeepers

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

  • It’s Time!

    It’s Time!

    Business Advisory Services has been talked about for the last decade and has got a little bit closer to becoming a mainstream accounting industry service each year, over that 10 year period. The...
  • Diversifying Services - What Is Your  Firm’s Strategy

    Diversifying Services - What Is Your Firm’s Strategy

    The CommBank Accounting Market Pulse report released early in May 2021 identified that the firms that the review team had identified as “leading firms” are “looking to boost staff numbers...
  • Diversifying Services - Predictive Accounting

    Diversifying Services - Predictive Accounting

    Accountants who are committed to offering a broader range of diversified services, known as “Business Advisory Services”, to SME clients need to assist those clients in planning their future....
  • Business Advisory Services -  Where Do You Start?

    Business Advisory Services - Where Do You Start?

    Preparation is important and not trying to answer all potential questions about “Business Advisory Services” at the very beginning. Business advisory services is basically supplying to small...

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

  • Superstar for Budgeting and Forecasting?

    Superstar for Budgeting and Forecasting?

    In our final Business Advisory Services conversation on Wednesday 16th December at 12-noon AEDT (11.00am AEST), Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS BIZTOOLS will be joined by Paul Barnaby,...
  • Every Question Should Lead to a Service Engagement

    Every Question Should Lead to a Service Engagement

    Now is the time for accountants to be having a cup of coffee with SME clients to help set the business’ strategic plan for 2021. Some of the questions that you could ask include: What are...
  • Debtors’ Management a Problem Area for Many Businesses

    Debtors’ Management a Problem Area for Many Businesses

    Debtors’ management is often not given a high priority in a business and this can lead to high levels of debt owed to the business. Accountants can assist their clients to improve their...
  • Early Stage Innovation Company Principles Test

    Early Stage Innovation Company Principles Test

    Accountants, many companies will potentially need your assistance on this process. For young companies which have not been active for very long there is an alternative test to the Gateway Test...

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

Upcoming Webinars

  • Wednesday 23rd June 2021 at 12-noon
    Members' Webinar - Business Advisory Services Implementation Training:
  • Friday 25th June 2021 at 12-noon AEST
    Members' Webinar - Grant Awareness Helps Implement Business Advisory Services:
  • Monday 28th June 2021 at 12-noon AEST
    Members' Webinar - Implementation Business Advisory Services In 2021/2022:
  • Tuesday 29th June 2021 at 12-noon AEST
    How Do You Go About Attracting Clients To Business Advisory Services:
  • Tuesday 6th July 2021 at 12-noon AEST
    Members' Webinar - "Business Advisory Services Implementation Training - Debtors' Management:
  • Wednesday 7th July 2921 at 12-noon AEST
    Business Advisory Services Implementation Training - Getting Prepared:
  • Friday 16th July 2021 at 12-noon AEST
    Members' Webinar - Grant Awareness Helps Implement Business Advisory Services:
  • Tuesday 20th July 2021 at 12-noon AEST
    Prospects' Webinar - Business Advisory Services Implementation Training - Tradies' Charge Out Rate Calculator:

Business Advisory Services Update Webinars/Conversations with Our Affiliates

Business Advisory Services Update Webinar/Conversation with Jordan Lowry, Blackstone Business Group

Air Date: Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 11.30am AEST (12.30pm AEDT)

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)