Moore Stephens significantly expands Australian network

Merged firms re-establish Moore Stephens in Queensland and Northern New South Wales

Melbourne, Australia: Global mid-market accounting and advisory services network Moore Stephens today announced a significant expansion of its Australian presence, with two local firms merging to form Moore Stephens Queensland and Northern New South Wales (Moore Stephens QNNSW), trading as such from May 1.

Formed from the merger of Central Queensland’s Powers Financial Group and South-East Queensland/Northern New South Wales firm DKM Group, Moore Stephens QNNSW re-establishes the Australian network’s presence in Queensland, with the new entity well positioned to take advantage of anticipated growth across the state and into Northern NSW.

Moore Stephens Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Antonius, welcomed the formation of Moore Stephens QNNSW, whose addition to the network reinforces the firm’s credentials as it joins one of the world's largest mid-tier accounting networks.

“Moore Stephens QNNSW’s established regional footprint, depth of expertise and unwavering commitment to delivering value for clients aligns with our vision for the network in Australia and around the world,” he said. “Our advisors are recognised leaders in their respective fields and, with an expanded presence into Queensland and Northern New South Wales, the Moore Stephens Australia network now has a defined footprint in key geographies across the nation.”

“Moore Stephens QNNSW offers a full suite of accounting and advisory services, with the expertise to support clients in key industry sectors including agribusiness, health, property, professional services, mining, advanced manufacturing, information and communications technology, and tourism,” Mr Antonius said. 

Moore Stephens QNNSW Chairman and former Powers Financial Managing Director, Ian Congram, said joining the Moore Stephens Australia network was the result of more than a year of decision-making and negotiations, not taken on lightly but, on balance, presented an excellent opportunity.

“This merger and subsequent joining with the Moore Stephens network cements our position as one of the leading mid-market audit, accounting, advisory services offerings across the region today,” he said. “As Moore Stephens QNNSW, our clients not only have the opportunity to access the world-class expertise, systems and services they need to grow locally, but also to get that same standard of support wherever in the world they want to do business.”

Greg Mallam, Managing Director for the new Moore Stephens firm and previous Managing Director for DKM Group shares the sentiment.
“Moore Stephens QNNSW clients will continue to benefit from a full-service offering that includes business advisory, taxation, general accounting, SMSF, corporate finance, research and development, and auditing.”
Moore Stephens QNNSW comprises 16 directors and principals, and 115 staff members across seven offices reaching from Rockhampton in Central Queensland to Coffs Harbour in Northern NSW, including a new combined office in Brisbane’s CBD, with total annual revenues expected for year one of AU$20 million.
About Moore Stephens:
Moore Stephens is one of the world's largest accounting networks boasting over 30,000 partners and staff in 271 firms across 614 offices, collectively generating fees in excess of USD$2.9bn. In Australia, we have more than 51 partners and over 450 staff providing accounting, audit, assurance, business advisory and taxation services to our clients. Our network of five independent firms of business advisors and chartered accountants, across 14 office locations nationally enables us to share expertise, knowledge and best practice to ensure our clients receive the best advice and highest quality of service wherever they do business in Australia.

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