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What Is The SBA Service Advantage?

EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE WITHOUT EXCEPTION

 Knowing the three main reasons why an accountant can lose a client became the motivation to create the ‘SBA Service Advantage’; it’s not just an expression but a core component of who we are and what we do. These three main reasons can be brought together into one word ‘uncertainty’.  

Through periods of financial uncertainty, consumers make choices to enable them to survive and prosper; after all financial security is absolutely necessary.

So it’s hardly surprising that one of the three main reasons leading to customer dissatisfaction is the lack of service (or contact) from their accountant. At SBA, we’re a little different. We often communicate with our clients and remain truly committed to keeping every client as happy as possible. The team is highly competent in delivering an extraordinary level of service that can adapt to clients’ needs.

The second reason for customer attrition is the lack of transparency regarding fees. A customer simply wants to know how much a service will cost. When it comes to the matter of fees and charges, SBA enjoys open and clear conversations with clients; and a promise of complete transparency. Customers know what our services will cost before the invoice is even created.

The third and final reason a customer may leave their accountant is concern for a lack of knowledge. If there is any ambiguity in advice or information, the client will lose trust. For 18 years, SBA has been successfully serving individuals and businesses, with commitment to quality and continuous improvement. Our orientation is geared towards helping clients remain up-to-date and to meet the regulatory demands of the commercial and financial landscape.

The SBA service advantage eliminates uncertainty, adds back the value and provides opportunities to deliver new levels of service. A client can expand and prosper or consolidate and prepare ahead for change. More than this, a client can reduce costs, improve efficiencies and gain invaluable advice and support from a trusted advisor.

The SBA service advantage is an extraordinary service without exception. Explore possibilities.

OUR MISSION

Ultimately to serve and add-value! SBA is a progressive, ambitious, determined organization that strives to deliver a service unparalleled in the marketplace. The team’s mission is to aim high and provide over and- above any other Accounting, Taxation and Advisory Co. in Australia

ACCREDITATIONS

Institute of Public Accountants

WHY CHOOSE US?

  1. We Offer Practical Advice and Personal Attention

    SBA is committed to building strong client relationships that are based on a foundation of personal attention and practical advice. We provide a prompt, responsive, and professional service to your personal and business requirements.

  2. We Have Expertise in All the Right Areas

    We have expertise in all your business needs. SBA’s professional team has the right experience required to help you or your business. The entire team undergoes continuous professional development to ensure that their knowledge is in line with industry standards.

  3. We Need to Know You

    Nothing is more important than knowing all we can about you, your goals and aspirations, and helping you to maximise your potential.

  4. The Right Choice for You

    When considering the ‘Why’, SBA has a broad range of services to meet the needs of individuals, businesses and corporations. Making the right choice gives you peace of mind and getting the right advice can be a game-changer.

MEET OUR TEAM

Sam Gorgi

Sam Gorgi

Director and Tax Agent

Saad (Sam) has had a successful international career working with a number of major global banking organizations at an executive level. His exceptional journey continued while in Australia when he joined a large Australian Retail Chain with a turnover in excess of $250M. After successfully completing studies including an Advance Diploma of Accounting, Saad became a professional member of the Institute of Public Accountants and became a member of the Australia Tax Practitioners Board. In 1997, Saad established Sydney Business Accounting Pty Ltd (‘SBA’) in North Sydney to provide accounting, taxation and business advisory services to SME’s and individuals. Through SBA, Saad continues to provide technical advice and guidance to a broad range of inter-state and international clients.

Lee Seigenberg

Lee Seigenberg

Director

Commencing his career as an auditor and due diligence officer, Lee completed his formal education in finance, accounting, anti-money laundering, legal studies and compliance and corporate governance; achieving the highest ever grade in the industry examinations and the coveted top FDA student award in England and Wales. Between 2000 and 2007 Lee successfully established an outsourced servicing company and provided a variety of services to the asset based lending industry, whilst concurrently providing private equity and venture capital products to SME’s through Geneva, Switzerland. After arriving in Australia, Lee was appointed by a leading non-bank lender to develop a debtor finance product for Australian SMEs. His in-depth knowledge and experience in credit, risk and relationship management as well as compliance and corporate governance was highly valued. Today, Lee is responsible for leading the growth and development of SBA’s entire suite of products and services. He also provides support in areas of accounting, taxation and advisory.

Peter Mikhail, CPA

Peter Mikhail, CPA

Senior Accountant

With 7 years of professional experience in accountancy, Peter has worked with various international financial institutions. Peter joined SBA in 2008 as an accountant and has completed courses in Advanced Taxation, Strategic Management Accounting and Ethics and Governance. In 2015, Peter qualified as a CPA. Throughout his tenure, Peter has assisted SBA clients with strategic financial planning, operational management and day-to-day financial advice and guidance.

Nancy Youssef

Nancy Youssef

Senior Accountant

Nancy commenced her career as an internal accountant in the pharmaceutical industry. After ten years of working as an accountant, she relocating to Australia and started her journey with SBA in 2008. Today, Nancy is one of SBA’s most experienced accountants with extensive knowledge in financial reporting, financial analysis and taxation. Through the CPA, she continues to add knowledge as well as provide key support to the SBA directors.

Fady Hanna, MBA

Fady Hanna, MBA

Accountant

Prior to joining SBA, Fady had been working with multinationals such as Nestle, Thomas Cook and Avon. His 15 years of industry experience has provided him the expertise in budgeting, business plans, financial analysis, management reporting and cash-flow projections. He brings highly valued skills and knowledge, which helps create additional value to the SBA range of services.

Lana Richards

Lana Richards

Finance Officer

Though advice from her teacher didn’t persuade Lana to take a career in accounting, after a distinguished international career in the hospitality industry, she decided to commence formal study in accounting and finance. In 2014, Lana gained her Cert IV in accounting six months ahead of schedule and has already commenced her Diploma in Accounting. Lana is a certified member of the Australian Institute of Bookkeepers as well as being a passionate advocate of local small businesses. Additionally, she is an affiliated member of the SME Association of Australia. Lana provides accountancy, bookkeeping and payroll assistance to several SBA clients on a day-to-day basis, and is a valued member of the SBA team.

Emad Mohareb

Emad Mohareb

Business Development Executive

Having enjoyed thirty-years at the helm of several international companies, Emad joined SBA as a Business Development Executive. He delivers strategic support for new business development and drives growth across all service and product offerings. His extensive professional network includes stakeholders in government and non-government sectors and within industries such as pharmaceutical, manufacturing, technology and biotechnology and retail. In former roles, Emad was responsible for managing, leading and motivating medium-sized sales teams to achieve consistent growth in highly-competitive environments. For SBA, he will focus on promoting the SBA service advantage throughout NSW, as well as managing interstate campaigns and identifying unique opportunities to expand the SBA brand. Emad is an excellent communicator and negotiator, as well as a consummate professional.

Marina Hilst

Marina Hilst

Accountant

Before joining SBA, Marina was as an accountant and consultant in Brazil. Her various roles for international companies such as PwC and BDO, gave Marina the opportunity to work on key projects in corporate compliance and technical analysis for international clients. Her formal education gained her a Degree in Accounting and since being in Australia, Marina has continued to study accounting subjects, as well leadership and management. Marina brings to SBA a wide-range of skills in financial analysis, reporting and payroll and has recently become a member of the Institute of Public Accountants.

Suteera Thammanu

Suteera Thammanu

Administration Officer

Having studied as a Nurse in Thailand, Suteera decided to follow her interests in Business and Marketing. So, after graduating, she moved to Sydney to pursue her new career and is currently completing a Diploma in Business Administration. Suteera joins SBA as an Administration Officer.

Don't take our word for it

What Our Clients Say About Us

Lee was quick to act and was very professional when negotiating the Debtor Finance Facility for my business. The facility provided immediate working capital and will continue to help the business going forward - Thank you!

Elisabeth Huckerby
Elisabeth HuckerbyDirector ofRecruitment Co, Sydney

SBA has been working with Mr. Switch since 2009 and has demonstrated that when it comes to Payroll, Taxation and Accounting, the SBA Team is the ‘go-to’ team. SBA provides vital support to Mr. Switch, especially with Payroll Services. And, as the business expands inter-state, we will continue to use SBA for all our business planning, accounting and taxation requirements. Recently Lee assisted the Company to secure new finance facilities; saving the company and the Directors a considerable amount of interest per year. We are delighted with the service from SBA.

Anthony Bedrosian
Anthony BedrosianMr. Switchwww.mrswitch.com.au

Sam has been assisting me and my company since it began; his advice and guidance has been invaluable. To any SME, having the security of advice and onhand assistance is vital. Without SBA, I would not have been able to achieve all that I have in such a relatively short space of time. I am extremely grateful for the team at SBA. On a personal note, Sam has been kind and generous with his time and provided invaluable guidance and advice to help me over the last 5 years.

Lisa Kennedy
Lisa KennedyLike IT Recruitmentwww.likeit.com.au

I’ve known Sam for 14 years and cannot think of anyone else I would trust to assist me and the Accounting and Taxation requirements for the company. Sam and his team have always been professional. They are flexible and helpful with all aspects of my business and recently, have been able to secure funding via Government Grant assistance whilst making the entire process ‘pain-free’. If anyone is thinking of changing their Accountants or Tax Agent, and want the benefit of a range of additional services, use SBA – as simple as that!

Brian Carpenter
Brian CarpenterHelconwww.helcon.com.au

My experience with SBA has been exceptional – I'm always left impressed after each interaction with the SBA team – regardless of who you speak to, everyone goes above and beyond to ensure your queries are addressed. I have found the team at SBA to not only be professional and knowledgeable, but also extremely helpful, friendly and responsive. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to any other business or friend in need of a real accounting & business consulting partner.

Fatima Said
Fatima SaidE-Wavewww.madebyewave.com

I consider the team at SBA as much friends as well as professional advisors. They have helped me and my business in so many ways; I doubt any other provider could have assisted like SBA did. After going through all my financial records, they discovered errors which resulted in a saving of several thousand dollars. Very, very grateful.

Lena Archdjian
Lena ArchdjianSydneywide Commercial Cleaningwww.sydneywideclean.com.au

SBA has been a great help to my wife and I and to the entire Ozlocks operation. The business has grown from strength to strength with constant accounting and taxation assistance from SBA. We are very happy with the SBA service advantage; fast, reliable and effective.

Ohanes (John) Ohanessian
Ohanes (John) OhanessianOz Lockswww.ozlocks.com.au

SBA is a comprehensive and proactive financial advisor, always working to better my position with the right advise and their prompt attention. I would always recommend SBA to my colleagues and business associates. Finally I find that all the team members at SBA are extremely helpful and friendly.

Mark Mina
Mark MinaSenses Directwww.sensesdirect.com.au

I approached SBA as a recommendation from another business owner. SBA has been my Accountant and Tax advisor now for 10 years. The SBA team is consistently professional and dynamic and provides all the assistance that I need on a day-to-day basis, to run a large retail operation. SBA has been supportive to my team and has helped me position the business that now incorporates four stores across two-states; Digidirect has a long-term expansion plan and is confident that this can be achieved with the support and assistance of SBA. In particular, Sam’s knowledge regarding taxation and accounting is a ‘must-have’ for any business owner; especially when considering expansion and growth. Lee has also been instrumental in securing finance facilities and providing ongoing business strategy and support.

Shant Kradjian
Shant KradjianDigidirectwww.digidirect.com.au

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