PIA’s extensive range of capabilities has developed over many years of experience in the Australian corporate environment.

PIA aims to be an integral part of your finance department.

Our services are designed to meet all local compliance requirements going beyond the traditional accounting and tax agent services, PIA strives to be an integral part of your finance department adapting to your internal reporting needs and requirements.


PIA owes its success to an enthusiastic and professional commitment to its growing clientele base -not simply to provide services as a third party – but become a vital part of your business, making sure all your finance department requirements are met while maintaining external compliance requirements.

PIA can act as your local finance department dealing with all corporate financial overhead matters allowing your hand-picked and dedicated staff on the ground to focus on growing your business in Australia.

Maggie Prentice, Managing Director of PIA draws on her German background to assist clients of German speaking origin.  She is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and is a registered BAS agent.  Maggie has over 15 years of experience in financial accounting in Germany and Australia and for the past 10 years has assisted clients with the set-up of their local entities in both countries.

Maggie became keenly aware of both the difficulties and opportunities in establishing a business in Australia.  Her hands on approach resulted in a clear understanding of Australian business culture.  Consequently, PIA was established in 2014 to provide high quality services whilst adapting to each client’s needs.


Company incorporation and initial set up


If you intend to establish a permanent presence in Australia PIA can assist you with the incorporation of an Australian Pty Ltd or alternatively a branch office, or so called registered company.

Our services include:

  • Incorporation of an Australian Pty Ltd with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
  • Registration of a foreign registered company and application of an Australian Registered Business Number (ARBN)
  • Application for an Australian Business Number (ABN), Tax File Number (TFN) and other relevant taxes with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • Assistance with the Application for a Substituted Accounting Period (SAP) with the ATO to align your overseas financial year end with the Australian year end
  • Assistance with the establishment of Australian corporate bank accounts

GST Registrations for non-residents


The ATO has introduced various changes to the Australian GST Act allowing different types of registration to be available depending on your individual circumstances. PIA assists non-resident companies with their local GST compliance requirements including:

  • Initial assessment of your individual case
  • Registration for GST with the ATO
  • Ongoing preparation and lodgement of BAS with the ATO

Local Resident Representatives


Under the Australian Corporations Act and Tax Act an Australian Company is required to appoint local resident representatives. PIA assists by providing temporary or permanent solutions including:

  • Acting as local resident Director
  • Acting as local resident Public Officer
  • Acting as local ASIC Agent

Please note to enable PIA to provide the above-mentioned services, certain internal requirements need to be met.

For further information please contact us directly.


Ongoing Compliance Services


Once the company is established and all relevant tax registrations are completed the company is required to meet various local compliance obligations. PIA uses web-based software which allows our clients direct access to their local Australian accounts and for their employees to access an employee portal where they can view their payslips and payment summaries.

Our services include:


  • Bookkeeping and day to day administration
  • Monthly and quarterly management reports
  • Assisting with vendor payments
  • Issuing of sales invoices and subsequent debtor collection
  • Assisting with cash flow management
  • Annual Financial Statements


  • Processing of payroll
  • Maintainance of personnel leave balances
  • Superannuation reporting
  • Payroll Tax administration
  • WorkCover compliance reporting
  • Annual Payment Summaries

Tax Compliance

  • Preparation and lodgement of Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  • Preparation and lodgement of Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) return
  • Preparation and lodgement of company income tax return

Corporate Secretarial Services

  • Acting as the registered ASIC agent
  • Providing registered office facilities
  • Ongoing company secretarial compliance
  • ASIC Annual Review and Solvency Declaration

Committed to your success

We offer a unique suite of
foundational accounting and
administration services – contact
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