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FeeSynergy - Interview

In this edition, we interview Prime Financial Group's CEO, Simon Madder. What is the history of Prime Financial Group? Prime Financial Group is an integrated Accounting and Business Advisory, Wealth Management and Capital Advisory firm that operates on a direct client advice model as well as a partnership model with other Accounting & Advisory firms. We established Prime 20 years ago with a very simple philosophy all around helping accountants to deliver clients a complete Accounting and Wealth...

FeeSynergy - Interview

In this edition, we interview Bentleys Tasmania Director Robin Allardice. As we go to press, Robin is running as an Alderman and Deputy Lord Mayor in the October Hobart City Council elections. Robin Allardice | Director of Bentleys Tasmania What is the history of the firm? Bentleys Tasmania as it currently stands is the result of consolidating three firms which in the late 1990’s had split out of the Hobart office of one of the “Big 4” firms....

FeeSynergy - Interview

Person of Interest In this article we interview Sevan Tuna, Director of leading Melbourne accounting firm AS Partners. FS: What is the history of the firm? ST: The firm was founded in 1952 by Alexander and Spencer on the back of our first client Village Cinemas. The firm enjoyed rapid growth over the years and had offices in both the Melbourne CBD and Boronia.  In 1990 the 2 offices separated amicably and in 1995 the partners of the...

FeeSynergy - Interview

Person of Interest FS: What is the history of the firm? PL: We started the firm with 8 people in 2008, focussed purely on accounting and built on the belief that we could do things differently and have a heap of fun along the way. Our aim was to provide advice and create new opportunities for family owned businesses and entrepreneurial clients. FS: Awareness of The Blue Rock brand is growing rapidly in the Melbourne market. How...

FeeSynergy - Interview

Person of Interest FeeSynergy has had a long association with the Accru network going back some 9 years to when the Adelaide firm Accru Harris Orchard became accredited. We recently spent some time with Accru Rawsons’ partner and National Chair Melissa McCrystal to discuss the group and its plans for the future. FS: The Accru brand is perhaps not as widely known as many of the other top 30 firms however it is a highly respected brand...

FeeSynergy - Interview

Person of Interest FS: What is the history of the firm? AH: We have a long and proud history spanning close to 60 years. The firm was started by Doug Allan circa 1957 and merged with a firm owned by Ray Hall in 1987. They each retired in 1989 and 1995 respectively and at that time there were three of our current partners remaining; Bob Buckingham, Scott Somerville and Stephen Parsons. The firm now has seven partners including Scott...

Employee Skills

Transparency about role expectations can go a long way to driving individual performance and engagement. Competency frameworks are a simple way of describing the knowledge, skills and behaviours (i.e. competencies) required to perform job roles successfully.  Using competencies to describe job roles and integrating this information into the people processes most critical for your organisation’s success allows you to set clear role expectations that are aligned to business goals. Importantly, competency frameworks can underpin all people processes...

FeeSynergy - Interview

Person of Interest Mills Oakley is a national firm that has been named by the Australian Financial Review and The Australian as the country’s fastest growing law firm for two years running. We interviewed CEO, John Nerurker about the firm and his vision for the future. FS: It seems the legal sector has undergone a great deal of upheaval of late and a significant number of mergers have occurred. What are your thoughts on this and what...

FeeSynergy - Interview

Person of Interest In this interview we are delighted to profile Invercargill NZ chartered firm Malloch McClean. We asked Partner John Schol to tell us about the firm and what it is like to live in the southernmost part of NZ. FS: Malloch McClean can trace its roots back about 80 years. What is the history of the firm and how has it evolved into the large progressive firm that it is today? JS: 82 years is a...

FeeSynergy - Interview

Person of Interest January 2015 saw one of the most significant M&A events in recent accounting industry history – Findex’s acquisition of ASX listed Crowe Horwath. We met with Findex’s CEO Spiro Paule to discuss the acquisition and hear about his vision for the future. FS: Congratulations Spiro on Findex’s acquisition of Crowe Horwath. What has the last few months been like for you and your team? SP: Exhilarating and eventful. We join a great team to work together...