Resident Director Services

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Resident Director Services

When you’re setting up a new business or a subsidiary in Australia, Government regulations require you to appoint a director who lives there. If you’re a private company, you’ll need at least one director residing in Australia and if you’re a public company, you’ll need at least three. This can be challenging when you’re a foreign investor with few local business contacts.

How we help you

At Pitcher Partners, we act as Resident Director for numerous Australian subsidiaries with head offices in countries such as the UK, USA and China. We can help you, too, by performing the following essential duties:

  • Setting up your company, including Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) regulatory requirements
  • Setting up your accounting systems and processes, including ongoing support 
  • Managing your annual compliance obligations
  • Becoming your CFO, providing ongoing accounting and tax advice.

Why choose Pitcher Partners?

You’ll work with a proven provider who will save you time and get your business up and running with greater efficiency. What’s more:

  • you’re in reliable, trustworthy hands – given our proven track record
  • you have access to a wealth of practical business knowledge – we know all regulations and compliance requirements, inside out
  • you’ll be supported by a strong national network of expertise.

How we work with you

Building an open and honest relationship with you by getting to know you and your business is our top priority. We’ll initially do this by:

  • Understanding your financial position (if not newly incorporated) and that of the parent and its ability to support the Australian operations
  • Reviewing your company’s structure through an ASIC search (if not newly incorporated)
  • Confirming your company fully complies with its obligations with the ATO, ASIC and other Government organisations that it operates under
  • Where required, understanding why a director has resigned or is being replaced.

Given the responsibilities and, sometimes, personal liability involved in offering this service, to safeguard our interests we also require from you, as owner:

  • a fully executed Deed of Indemnity
  • a letter of financial support (in certain circumstances)
  • coverage by a Directors’ and Officers’ insurance policy.

How to make it happen

For absolute peace of mind and to find out how we can help you appoint a Resident Director quickly and efficiently, contact us today.

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