Traditions & Practices

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

The philosophy of the WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd Directors and Managers is to give back to the Community in an unheralded yet meaningful way.

This commitment is strong at WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd, with the establishment in 2012 of a Community and Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee at Management level to bring together the large pool of strategic and technical skills within the Firm and the determination of WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd to help those who need it most. Guiding principles established by the committee help to harness WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd’s strength and size by collectively giving to fewer initiatives, but making more of an impact.

Casual Clothes Day Gold Coin Donation

All WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd Employees are entitled to wear Casual Clothes every Friday.  As part of this entitlement all WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd Employees shall make a Gold Coin Donation which shall be donated on either a six monthly or annual basis to the nominated Charity as determined by WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd Employees and the CSR Committee.

Christmas Cards

All WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd Christmas Cards shall be purchased from the Salvation Army with proceeds assisting the various Community Needs supported by the Salvation Army.

A percentage of the Christmas Card purchase a percentage of the proceeds shall also be donated to a nominated Charity supported by the Salvation Army ie. Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital.

Donations

The WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd CSR Committee shall review the Social and Community aspects in reference to need in an ongoing manner and liaise with WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd Employees in reference to making cash donations ie. Victoria Bushfires with the Partners of WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd being committed matching dollar for dollar all cash donations raised. 

Staff Care Committee

WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd is committed to the support, development and well-being of the Firm’s greatest asset, Employees.

In support of this commitment, an initiative has been undertaken whereby a Staff Care Committee has been formalised.

The purpose of the Staff Care Committee is to allow all Employees of WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd to meet in an Informal manner without Partner presence, and openly express any issues, ideas or improvements for the Employees of WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd.

Issues and concepts raised at the Staff Care Committee are noted by the Practice Manager and where appropriate consideration and application is undertaken and actioned as appropriate.

Professional Recognition

WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd shall fund CPA/CAANZ Course Fees as long as certain conditions are met.  Upon attainment of CPA/CAANZ, it is recognised this is an outstanding achievement with a Graduation Gift provided.

Bonus Scheme

At WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd, all Team Members are eligible to participate in the Employer Bonus Scheme.

Training

WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd has a strong commitment to the development of its Team Members and integrity in its business practices.

WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd is committed to providing Team Members with Training and Development that is relevant to Team Member work needs and encourages Team Members to explore better work practices.

WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd will provide Team Members adequate training to do their job safely and competently. WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd believes training is a two-way process. WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd encourage Team Members to participate and to highlight any gaps in their own skills or knowledge they believe they possess.

Training includes Internal On-The-Job Training, Weekly CPE Training, Monthly Tax Barrister Training, written instructions such as Procedures and Worksheets, Coaching, External Training and Courses, plus ongoing support from the Senior Management Team.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

This policy applies to all staff including contractors and covers all work-related functions and activities including external training courses sponsored by WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd.

It also applies for all Recruitment, Selection and Promotion decisions.

The objective of WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd Equal Opportunity Policy is to improve WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd success by:

Flexible Working Arrangements

Employees may request flexible working arrangements based on Parental and Carer responsibilities.  Employees are required to put the request in writing.

To comply with the Equal Opportunity Act, WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd will consider this request, and consider all relevant facts and circumstances in deciding whether or not to agree to the request.  Such a request will not be refused unless it is reasonable to do so.

Employees utilising Flexible Work Practices will be treated no less favourably than any other Employee. Flexible Working is not a barrier to promotion or supervisory responsibilities.

Performance Dialogue

The WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd Performance Dialogue will address the Standard of Performance expected of the Employee and an Assessment of the Employees Performance against that standard and the short and long term goals and objectives to be achieved by the Employee.

The purpose of Performance Dialogue is to appraise and where appropriate improve Performance. It is an ongoing Process. It should include Informal and Formal Reviews. WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd encourage a two-way process, that is, Employees can also provide Management feedback on Performance.

All Employees will undergo a Formal Performance Dialogue with the Practice Manager and Representative Partner at least Two (2) times a year.

Employee Referral Scheme

Upon recruitment of a Team Member at WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd, there is the opportunity to refer Friends or Associates for the Vacant Position.  If a referred Full Time Candidate is successful in securing the advertised position, the referring Team Member will be eligible to receive a significant bonus subject to Director approval.

Occupational Health & Safety

WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd will, as far as practicable, provide a safe work environment and effective ergonomics for the health, safety and welfare of our Employees, contractors, visitors and members of the public who may be affected by our work, striving to ensure ‘Duty of Care’ and encouragement of well being.

Environmental Best Practice

WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd will comply with all Local, State and Federal Laws and Regulations on:

Influenza Injections

Every year WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd arranges for all Team Members to have Influenza Vaccinations at no cost.  This is not a Compulsory Service.

Staff/Team Functions

WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd celebrate End of Financial Year with a Dinner or Lunch for all Team Members.

WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd also celebrate the Festive Season with an End of Year Function for all Team Members.

Team Lunches and Monthly Beer and Pizza are also arranged with a rotational Menu as agreed by the Staff Care Committee.

A Team Members Birthday is celebrated with dietary choice of food.

Paper Cut

WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd currently utilises print management software ‘Paper Cut’ to be socially and environmentally responsible.

Through doing this WGC attempts where possible to monitor and eliminate paper wastage and undertake our current processes by way of an electronic medium, therefore providing a positive and proactive approach in helping to preserve the modern environment.

Last Word

The “Traditions and Practices” indicates the activities WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd undertake to ensure that Employees feel part of the WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd Team.