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MEDIA RELEASE 12 January 2009

Hands on accounting helps keep Gold Coast Helitours soaring
Gold Coast Helitours utilises an innovative hands on accounting firm, Azure Group who have made a big contribution to the business' success. Azure has recently opened offices in Southport, to service their growing number of Queensland clients.

Established in 1991 by Scott Menzies, Gold Coast Helitours operates out of the Marina Mirage Heliport and runs charter and aerial work, such as motion movie filming, rescue, bush fire relief, heavy lifting, VIP charters and joy flights (from 5 to 45 minutes). The business runs seven helicopters, the smallest being a Robinson 44 and the largest being a Squirrel long range chopper.

"We started using Azure Group in 2002 when we started growing and we have worked closely with Michael Derin who has been instrumental in implementing effective financial systems," said Gold Coast Helitours owner Scott Menzies.

"Azure Group is a very hands-on accounting firm. Michael Derin knows how to read the business and together we can make reasonable changes in regards to the financial structure of the business."

"Gold Coast Helitours plans to keep consistency in the business and to develop better efficiency. We will work closely with Azure Group to implement a number of strategic plans to further the business," added Menzies.

"Gold Coast Helitours was one of Azure Group's first clients," said Azure Group managing director Michael Derin. "We've seen the company evolve and show continual growth and success.

"Initially Azure helped to streamline and simplify the accounting systems and ensured they were maintained accurately on a monthly basis. Presently we act as tax advisors and manage the company's annual and monthly tax affairs. On occasion we also provide corporate advisory services when the company undertakes capital acquisitions.

"Azure Group recently opened an office in Southport on the Gold Coast and has attracted a number of clients with our unique outsourced chief financial officer (CFO) service. We noticed that many Queensland SMEs rarely get the level of strategic advice that a CFO can provide but with an outsourced CFO service they can benefit from the experience and knowledge of a CFO but on a part time basis," added Derin.

As well as the CFO outsourced service, Azure Group is an experienced chartered accounting firm that provides ongoing service and handles one-off projects for clients. It provides its clients with proactive compliance advice to ensure that a client's tax position is considered throughout the year, not just at tax time.

For more information on Azure Group call 1300 4 AZURE or 1300 429 873 or visit

For more information on Gold Coast Helitours call 07 5591 8457 or visit

Released for Azure Group by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (
For further information please call Joanna Gitsham or Nicola Rutzou on (02) 9413 4244

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