AS Advisory is a boutique business advisory practice providing financial, operational and transitional advice for small to medium enterprises (SMEs). Our fresh approach delivers outcomes at a competitive price.

When challenges arise, it is difficult for owners and managers to maximise business value and achieve operational goals. Through our hands-on approach, your problem becomes our focus; relieving the stress and burden. We apply our knowledge, expertise and industry contacts to solve the problem at hand, improve performance and enhance value.

Quantification of loss calculation

Analyse and interpret complex sets of data to determine value of loss and documentation.

Asset tracing

Investigate flow of funds and reconstruct accounting information.

Fraud investigation

Detect and investigate instances of fraud, bribery, corruption and other employee misconduct.

Expert opinion and testimony

Investigate facts, provide account and financial analysis and present evidence to court in litigation matters.

Our Vision

“Solving business problems through real-time solutions”

Our vision is to deliver real time solutions to real time problems to business owners and operators within the Small and Medium Enterprise sector in an efficient and cost effective manner.

At AS Advisory we strive to relieve business owners of the burden of dealing with and worrying about a specific problem that is impacting their business.

We work with clients to solve business problems and optimise operational performance so that the owners’ vision for the business can be realised.

Your problems
are our problems

Our practice began with one clear goal; to provide SMEs with a fresh approach and comprehensive, real time advice. We assess your needs, assign a dedicated team, then diligently apply our knowledge, expertise and innovation to deliver an optimal result. Your problem becomes our focus.

Real time issues
need real time solutions

Managing a crisis while running your business means investing significant time and resources in solving the problem. We understand the worry, stress and value impact of financial, operational or transitional problems. AS Advisory has the depth of skill and experience you need to take control and partner with you, navigating through the issue to solve the problems and enhance value.

Your
Personal Advisor

To build a strong future for your business you need a trusted adviser; someone who will understand your individual needs, gain deep insights and take you on a journey to financial success. We are proud to provide a personalised service that is outcome focused.

Why choose AS Advisory?

AS Advisory was established to provide a fresh approach to Corporate Advisory with the sole focus of providing real time solutions to real time business problems.

Although every engagement is different, the overriding principles that we apply remain the same. With every role you can be assured that your problem will become our focus and we will apply our knowledge, expertise, contacts and imagination to create optimal results for you.

When you engage AS Advisory you get;

  • Professionals who have over 25 years’ experience partnering with business owners and financiers to resolve business problems;
  • A dedicated team with the skills and expertise to quickly identify and resolve the issues impacting your business in a timely and cost effective manner;
  • People who care about your situation and who will work tirelessly to solve the problem your business faces;
  • Expertise at the right price. Our contractor and outcome focussed model ensures that we will deliver outcomes that make a real difference at the right price;
  • Integrity and professionalism is at the heart of everything we do. We are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, CPA Australia and the Australian Reconstruction Insolvency and Turnaround Association

Our Team

AS Advisory is lead by Andrew Schwarz, an experienced and personable business advisor. To create the best outcomes for clients, he brings together a team of experts for each project based on the skills required. This helps to directly match talents to the position and maximise returns to the clients. 

AS Advisory has built a reputation for delivering high-quality, trusted advice and outstanding execution for all of its clients. Details of our industry credentials can be found in our Insights tab. 

Andrew Schwarz

MELBOURNE VIC
Director CA, CPA

Andrew is an experienced and personable Business Advisor who specialises in partnering with SMEs to resolve financial issues and maximise their success.

He has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance, working in public practice providing accounting and financial advice to small and medium-sized business owners and held senior finance roles in large private corporate entities.

This depth and breadth of experience add significant value to his clients in the three focus areas of insolvency, forensic accounting and corporate advisory.

Andrew favours strong relationships with prominent banks and financiers since he regularly assists them in dealing with their distressed assets.

Andrew is an expert witness that many seek on matters such as litigation that has a strong emphasis on family law, insolvency and loss of profit claims.

To read more about Andrew click here.

 

 

Email:
[email protected]

Mobile:
0408 317 984

Ben Conrad

MELBOURNE VIC
Director CA

Ben has over 20 years of experience in the insolvency industry, including roles in professional practice, the credit management division of a major Australian bank and ASIC. 

Ben’s areas of expertise include: dealing with a wide range of stakeholders and industries, having undertaken insolvent trading reviews of a diverse range of companies, managing impaired corporate loans and working at a senior level on various Voluntary Administrations, Deeds of Company Arrangement, Creditors Voluntary Liquidations, Receiverships and Court Appointed Liquidations.

 Having worked in banking, as a regulator and in the corporate insolvency practice space, Ben has an extensive insolvency and restructuring skill set. In these roles, has prepared detailed solvency, finance and regulatory reports for both internal and external stakeholders. He has experience in formal and informal appointments and an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory and banking framework that underpins corporate insolvency in Australia.

Email:
[email protected]

Mobile:
0408 327 430

Matt Adams

SYDNEY NSW
PARTNER CA

Matt is a highly regarded and experienced finance professional, developed throughout an impressive span of over 25 years in executive-level positions.

During his career, he is highly analytical and deadline-driven, delivering effective outcomes for stakeholders through engagement and providing commercial advice in complex and challenging circumstances.

Matt has vast experience in the corporate finance, restructuring and turnaround sectors whilst acting in executive positions (CEO, CFO and CRO) for unlisted and listed entities.

Matt commenced his career at a mid-tier restructuring firm. He was a partner for many years until his firm was acquired by an NYSE-listed consulting firm where Matt became its Senior Managing Director.

After leaving the professional services sector in 2015, he founded a boutique corporate finance firm, Dynamic Corporate Investments (DCI). As Managing Director, he completed many assignments ranging from formal C-suite roles to non-executive directorships to engagements on behalf of various stakeholders.

Matt currently acts as a director of various ASX and NZX listed entities.

Email:
[email protected]

Mobile:
0423 578 550

Community

AS Advisory believes strongly in corporate responsibility and giving something back to the community.

We provide support to community partners via:

  • Financial donations;
  • Pro bono work; and
  • Volunteering by our people.

Some of the causes we are passionate about include the following:

  • Development and empowerment of youth
  • Agriculture and primary production
  • Small business

The charities and organisations that we are currently supporting include the following:

Scout Association

Our principle Andrew Schwarz has had a lifelong involvement with Scouting and is currently a member of the Scout Fellowship and actively supports scouting activities and assists with youth activities at the local scout group.

Glen Eira Council

Andrew Schwarz is a business mentor for the Glen Eira council where he assists small business owners on a voluntary basis with business strategy, financial accountability and operational support.

Contact our firm directly to learn how AS Advisory’s award winning client service could help you or your business.