Bruce Catling

Bruce Catling

  • Senior Client Manager | Accounting & Business Advisory | Tax Advisory
  • Melbourne
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Bruce Catling is a highly experienced accountant and tax advisor. He has been with BG Private for more than 10 years and is a valued member of both our Accounting & Business Advisory and Tax Advisory divisions.

Bruce Catling helps clients comply with their annual reporting obligations by preparing their financial statements, tax returns, BASs and FBT returns. He also assists business clients in dealing with the ATO and other government agencies. In addition, he prepares tax calculations for large, audited companies to ensure they fulfil their statutory reporting obligations.

He also writes tailored tax advice for both our own clients and those of other accounting firms. Areas include business restructuring and tax residency.

Bruce is incredibly thorough and experienced. You will regularly find him digging through complex tax legislation and court rulings to provide clients with the most accurate advice.

As a highly regarded advisor, our accountants turn to him for advice and insights on more complex matters.

On Thursday nights, Bruce volunteers for a soup van that operates in inner-city Melbourne. And, in his spare time, you’ll also find him attending indie rock music concerts at various live music venues in Fitzroy and the CBD.

Experiences of note

  • Bruce advises the Australian arm of several overseas-based businesses. He has prepared countless memorandums of tax advice regarding business restructures, tax residency, and many other matters.


  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Applied Finance


  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)

Highly regarded in

  • Small business CGT concessions
  • Restructuring and rollovers
  • All CGT matters
  • Division 7A
  • Tax residency
  • Land tax


  • Professional services
  • Music and entertainment
  • Retail and wholesale
  • Manufacturing