Nuwaru selected as finalist for 2022 Australian Accounting Awards ‘fast growing firm of the year’

‘Nuwaru has been short-listed for the Australian Accounting Awards 2022. 
The Australian Accounting Awards is the premier event in showcasing the depth of talent in the nation’s accounting professionals and businesses, recognising their success and their passion for the sector. 
The finalist list, which was announced on Tuesday, 26 April, features over 290 high-achieving professionals across 34 submission-based categories. 
Reaching the finalists stage is regarded as an incredible achievement across the Australian accounting industry, showcasing the depth of dedication and commitment each individual and business brings to advancing the industry.
Accountants Daily editor Philip King said: “The Accountants Daily Australian Accounting Awards night is renowned as the premier event each year when the profession recognises and celebrates those right at the top of their game.
“This year it is especially poignant as the first face-to-face awards night since the onset of COVID. It offers the whole industry a chance to come together and mark its exceptional contributions to the national wellbeing through the trials of the pandemic and testing natural disasters.
“Under such difficult circumstances, to be shortlisted from among the hundreds of high-quality entries is a mark of high achievement, one that echoes throughout the profession.”
James Jobson, CEO at Nuwaru, said that he was humbled to be recognised and proud to be named as a finalist in the Australian Accounting Awards 2022.’

MNE Tax: David Early discusses reforms to LIBOR and other inter-bank office rates

Our very own David Early recently wrote an article for MNE Tax, discussing important tax consequences resulting from reforms to LIBOR and other inter-bank offer rates.

‘So first and foremost, if you have any loan agreements that reference LIBOR, or Euribor or other ibor, you need to update the agreement urgently (if you haven’t already). It is then a matter of how it is updated (ie is it just an amendment, or a rescission and new agreement) that will determine the tax consequences.’ – David Early

Click here to check out the article.

Nuwaru advises Vulcan on IPO

Nuwaru congratulate Vulcan Steel Limited on its successful initial public offering and listing on the ASX, with a foreign exempt listing on the NZX, on 4 November.

Nuwaru is delighted to have assisted Vulcan in relation to the listing, providing both Australian and New Zealand tax advice. Corporate and M&A Tax Partner, Sam Lo Ricco, led the Nuwaru team supported by Angela Melick (Stamp duty), Leslie Prescott-Haar (Transfer pricing), Peter Chiswell (Corporate tax) and Patrick Hunt (GST).

Founded in 1995, Vulcan processes and distributes steel products, including carbon steel, stainless steel and engineering steel. The company has 29 operating sites across New Zealand and Australia, providing a strategic link in the steel value chain between producers, traders and end-users.

About Nuwaru

Nuwaru provides a full suite of tax services blended with a unique and industry leading combination of commercial experience and acumen to help identity, manage and resolve tax risks.
In short, we do tax better, focused on building a partnership with our clients where we strive to be a valued part of their team and at a price point and value that is without comparison.
We have built our firm on our unique mix of experience seamlessly blending ex-Big 4 partners with former Tax Directors and Heads of Tax to provide a differentiated service that prioritises both technical expertise and commercial acumen packaged in a manner that our clients clearly understand, want and need.


Sam Lo Ricco – Partner 
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Nuwaru’s William Xu promoted to Tax Manager

The team at Nuwaru would like to congratulate William Xu on his recent promotion to tax manager! 

William started at Nuwaru as a tax consultant over two and half years ago. During his time at Nuwaru, William has grown his technical knowledge, commercial experience and enhanced his professional qualifications (including now becoming a CTA) to become an extremely valued tax advisor for both Nuwaru and our clients. William has taken to becoming a mentor in the business and proudly leads a team of tax consultants.

Whilst we will continue to encourage his bubbly personality, he has carved out a pivotal role in the Nuwaru family and we look forward to further encouraging his growth, ensuring he continues to take a leading role in expansion and development of the firm for years to come.

Please join us in congratulating William on his promotion!

Nuwaru is Seeking: Tax Manager

Life is short. Work somewhere awesome.

Passionate about tax and looking for a change from the everyday? Join the team!

Are you seeking a change from a traditional Tax Consulting or an in-house Tax role? Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Are you in a big 4 role looking for a change from the everyday?

Nuwaru is a professional services tax consulting firm that integrates tax consulting with innovation to help transform the tax functions of our clients.

About The Role

In this new opportunity as Tax Manager you will be responsible in ensuring the delivery of a varied and challenging range of tasks from tax advisory, tax compliance, business advisory and technology implementation for our clients.

  • Support our corporate tax, funds management and specialist tax partners with respect to client tax lodgement and compliance deadlines, including work in relation to income tax, GST and FBT.
  • Working with Nuwaru partners to provide support for the corporate income tax provision and tax accounting processes for our clients, which may include secondments to those clients.
  • Working with Nuwaru partners to provide support and assistance on governance and tax reviews of clients.
  • Provide support and assistance to research tax matters for our clients and assist with drafting of advice.
  • Be involved in technology implementation and build outs for our clients.
  • Involvement in marketing and business development initiatives.
  • Ability to provide insight into clients’ tax needs and identify any process improvements.

About You

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or commensurate practical experience. Other professional accreditation is highly desirable (i.e. CA, CPA).
  • 3-6 years of experience in a corporate, financial services or taxation environment. Big 4 and commercial TEA (tax provision) experience is an advantage.
  • Sound demonstrated and technical understanding of Australian corporate tax legislation and compliance matters. 
  • Strong interest in technology and software is desirable. Familiarity with tax software-based business products (such as TR OneSource or CCH Integrator).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

Why Nuwaru?

At Nuwaru, our people and our collective experience are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Competitive package
  • Collaborative and collegiate team culture
  • A progressive co-working environment that offers ongoing flexibility and a work from home policy. 
  • Learning & development opportunities: Monthly tax technical training sessions and career ongoing learning and development.
  • Technology focus to help future-proof your career

Next Steps

Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the future of the tax profession. Apply now via LinkedIn:


We rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees regardless of race, colour, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law.