Cole Wilkinson


Partner - Private Business and Family Advisory

Private Business and Family Advisory

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Professional Background

Cole has a depth of experience working with clients ranging from start up technology ventures to large private companies and Australian subsidiaries of internationally listed corporations.

His services provided to these clients go beyond the required compliance activities, with an in-depth understanding of their business and industry allowing Cole to provide more meaningful advice on a variety of financial management, business and taxation matters. This deep understanding of his client’s affairs also provides a stronger base to assist clients with the capital raising process, three way modelling and other management reporting requirements to assist them in building successful businesses.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Advice and Accounting: statutory and management financial statements, structuring and general business advice.
  • Early stage technology ventures: early stage business models and financial strategies, forecasting and business modelling, employee share schemes, international structuring and capital raising, and taxation consulting and advice.
  • Construction and Property Accounting: construction accounting and licensing compliance, cash flow and profitability modelling and forecasting, development feasibility analysis, cash flow forecasting and project reporting.
  • Tax compliance: annual taxation compliance, structuring advice and taxation reporting for audited entities

Community Engagements

  • Mentor at River City Labs and RCL Accelerator
  • Mentor at iLab Incubator
  • Mentor at Creative Enterprise Australia Incubator

Industry Experience

  • Property
  • Web and Mobile Technology
  • Construction
  • Mining & Mining Services
  • Creative Industries

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business and Accountancy (QUT)
  • Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Representative (Australian Financial Services Licence)

Articles Published

Spare Workspace puts empty meeting rooms to work

23rd January 2019

Cole Wilkinson

“I was having coffee one afternoon when the owner of the café came past and told us they were closing at 3pm,” he says. “I got to thinking...

Crowdfunding start-ups - dumb money or smart move?

31st October 2018

Cole Wilkinson

For small businesses and start-ups, the announcement in September that new legislation had opened up greater access to equity crowdfunding was wel...

Keys to success for startups

15th September 2017

Cole Wilkinson

The journey of an entrepreneur to develop, grow and potentially exit a startup is not for everyone however, and the skills and attributes required...

Services & Specialisations

Accounting and Business Advisory

Accounting and Business Advisory

Information in business is the key to being able to make the right decisions at the right ...

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Tax Consulting

Tax Consulting

A key business strategy for any organisation is to manage their tax obligation at the same...

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Tax Advice and Compliance

Tax Advice and Compliance

Tax affects every individual, public, private and multinational company, each with their o...

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International Business Advisory

International Business Advisory

Forward thinking businesses who strive to maintain competitiveness or achieve strategic gr...

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Business Structuring

Business Structuring

The business structure should balance between your short and long term objectives, success...

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