Dr Sanjay Warrier speaks with Salisburys

Breast Oncology and Oncoplastic Surgeon, Sydney

Salisbury’s client Dr Sanjay Warrier is a dedicated and compassionate Consultant Breast Oncology and Oncoplastic Surgeon at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Royal Prince Alfred and Mater Hospitals.

After qualifying and then completing a period of Fellowships, Sanjay decided to set up his own practice in 2014 to establish a positive and hopeful outlook among patients and their carers at what can often be a very difficult time in their lives.

Assisting him in his business start-up journey was Salisbury Accountants & Business Advisors.

“Being a medical professional and trained to have a dedicated patient focus, I decided that I needed an accountant as I was not skilled in how to run a business,” says Sanjay. “Setting up a new business with expert assistance made sense of that process.”

Salisburys’ compliance-plus-commercial focus was key from the outset. Getting the business structure right early in the piece gave Sanjay peace of mind and a solid foundation on which to build for the future.

“Salisburys talked me through getting that right with a trust and, from there, having a company with the appropriate structure for tax purposes,” says Sanjay.

Ben Gay also covered things we didn’t think of like interviewing and recruiting our first clinic secretary, having the right team set-up, making sure we had appropriate insurances including Workcover, setting up our medical practice software and even helping us pull together the first landing page of our website.”

Six years on, Sanjay has the correct set-up and support to be able to practise from three clinics across Sydney.

“I generally focus on patient care from a primary clinic and rely on our Practice Manager to be our day to day conduit with Emily at Salisburys on all our tax, accounting and business matters,” says Sanjay.

“Distance is not an issue; communicating with Salisburys’ team in Albury is easy, especially in the cloud where we use Zoom to obtain proactive advice relating to our staff and JobKeeper, for example.”

Now as an established business owner with bookkeeping and payroll running smoothly thanks to Salisburys, Sanjay is thinking about appropriately maximising income, having more conversations around operations, strategy and planning and keeping an open mind about any upcoming opportunities.

“Overall, that’s where we are heading,” says Sanjay. “Making sure that tax is covered as the business grows of course, but also optimising future growth and how to approach that.”

“Salisburys have a personable team and I feel a connection because they are very proactive. They definitely assist us with well-rounded business advice, from the time my clinic opened up to the present time.”

“They are also good at what they do so, ultimately, we have a strong and seamless relationship and I can only see our business planning and interactions increasing because of that,” Sanjay added.

Sanjay is an Associate Professor of the University of Sydney with the Royal Prince Alfred Academic Institute. He is lead researcher at the Institute with goals of developing and creating a culture of academia within the Breast Department. He is also a Visiting Medical Officer at BreastScreen NSW.

Salisbury Accountants & Business Advisors is proud to commercially support Sanjay and his team in their vital work. Read more about Sanjay’s medical expertise on his website at https://www.drsanjaywarrier.com.au/.

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