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As an independent, national firm with a strong presence across Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, SW offers a wide range of accounting and business advisory services. With over 42 Partners and 400 staff, we are committed to delivering exceptional value to our clients. We are proud to be ranked as the 22nd largest firm by revenue in the 2022 AFR Top 100 Accounting Firms and the 9th largest national practice in Australia.

At SW, we believe in building real relationships and connectivity, both locally and globally. As a member of the SW International network , we provide integrated global services to our clients. Our international headquarters are located in Hong Kong, and our member firms offer assurance, business advisory, corporate finance, and tax consulting services. Additionally, we are a member of the Praxity Alliance, which enables us to leverage our combined global footprint and connections in 120 countries across the USA, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

Our purpose

Build lasting relationships with our clients and people to achieve shared success.

Building lasting relationships for our clients and people to achieve shared success is a purpose that is built on the foundation of growth, collaboration, helping others, solving problems and supporting opportunities.

It requires a commitment to continuous growth and improvement. This involves learning from past experiences and constantly seeking new opportunities to enhance our skills, knowledge, and capabilities.

 

We are invested in our relationships, getting to know our people and clients and their needs, and working together to achieve shared success.

 

Building lasting relationships creates opportunities for growth, learning, and development. By prioritising these opportunities, we can help our clients and people to achieve their goals and unlock their full potential.

 

We take pride in helping each other to be successful. By being proactive and attentive to the needs of our clients and people, we identify opportunities to offer assistance, advice, or resources that can help them achieve their goals. We enjoy working as a team unit to overcome complex and challenging issues for our clients.

 

We are committed to building lasting relationships based on our values of ownership, resilience, passion, collaboration, and inclusivity. We believe that by working together with our clients and people, we can achieve shared success and make a positive difference in the world.

 

Committed to creating value for both our people and our clients, working collaboratively to identify opportunities for growth, innovation and having a positive impact.

 

Collaboration also fosters a sense of shared ownership and accountability, which we know can strengthen relationships and promote long-term success.

Our values

We are a values led firm with these values embedded into our everyday behaviour and language and are unique to our people. They also reflect the manner in which we work with each other and our clients.

Own it

We help our clients by showing spirit, giving our opinion, and being accountable for delivering what we say we will do. We work with clients that believe in themselves and that are prepared to have a go and speak their truth.

Share the Load

We work together as a team to solve problems and provide great client support. We work with clients that see us as part

of their team; building relationships and creating opportunities. We take away the stresses and complexities that you face. We can act as a second set of eyes to your key strategic priorities as a trusted partner.

Open Doors

We make and take opportunities for our clients to grow. We have a diverse, flexible and approachable style that fosters innovation.

Through our international network, our teams assist clients in opening doors to new frontiers. We think outside the box to make opportunities real. We work with diverse clients and embrace difference across the globe.

Embrace the Ride

If you’re going to look at expanding, growing or diversifying, then our team understands there will be challenges. Along your journey there will also be successes and we will be there to celebrate with you. We see our relationship as a long term investment that will create opportunities for future growth and success.

Love your Work

Our clients are at the heart of all we do. Relationships make all the difference. Our teams thrive on being able to help a client achieve their best. We love what we do, that’s why we look to take the lead and deliver results.

Value Awards

Each quarter our people can nominate their peers as a Value Leader for exemplifying the firm values in their interactions with each other and clients.

Awards

Our commitment to providing exceptional service to our clients and fostering a supportive and rewarding work environment for our employees has been recognised through numerous awards. For six consecutive years, we have been honoured to receive the beaton Client Choice Award, which reflects the feedback and appreciation of our clients.

In addition, our internship and graduate programs have been recognised as award-winning for four years running, reflecting our commitment to developing and supporting the next generation of professionals in our field. These awards are a testament to our dedication to excellence, both in serving our clients and in cultivating a supportive and rewarding workplace culture.

 

beaton Client Choice Awards

Finalist Best Accounting Firm $50-200m | 2018 – 2023

Finalist Most Innovative Firm | 2020 – 2022

Finalist Best CX Firm, Accounting & Consulting | 2022 – 2023

Top Graduate and Intern Programs

GradConnection & AFR Top 100 Graduate Employers | #42 in 2023

Listed in the top 100 in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 & 2023

AAGE Top 35 Graduate Employer | 2017, 2019, 2020 – 2023

AAGE Top 10 Intern Program | 2017 – 2020

Our history

SW Accountants & Advisors has been operating in Australia since 1935.

SW, formerly known as Moore Stephens Melbourne, has a rich history of delivering exceptional service to Australian businesses. With origins dating back to 1935 as Hughes Fincher, we have built a reputation for our commitment to quality and the success of our clients. Our long-standing relationships with many of our clients, extending over decades and even generations, are a testament to the trust they place in us.

 

On February 1, 2015, Moore Stephens Melbourne rebranded as ShineWing Australia, and in May 2021, we further evolved our brand to become SW. Our rebranding reflects our ongoing commitment to growth and innovation, as we continue to provide exceptional service to our clients across Australia and beyond. As a national firm with a global network, we are well-positioned to deliver comprehensive accounting and business advisory services to clients of all sizes and across all industries.

International network

SW International

SW International is a global network of independent accounting and consulting firms, with over 12,000 people, including 580+ partners, in more than 95 offices across 19 regions, connecting and collaborating to take care of your needs locally, nationally and internationally. The revenues of the year of 2022 reached approximately USD 685.9 million. We are ranked 21st in terms of fee income and 18th in terms of total headcount among all top 30 networks globally according to the World Survey 2023 of International Accounting Bulletin (IAB).

SW International currently has member firms located in 16 regions, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Pakistan, Egypt, Macau, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Indonesia, India, Turkey, Thailand, Taiwan and Germany. Well-positioned in the Asia-Pacific region, further expansion is occurring across Europe, North America, Africa, Middle East and Latino America. With the progressive expansion, SW International was selected as the winner for the category “Rising Star Network” for the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) Awards 2015.

 

Praxity Global Alliance

SW is a member of Praxity Alliance, a global alliance of independent accountancy, tax and business consulting firms that have a presence in 120 countries. So, whatever or wherever your growth ambitions may be, we can help connect you to opportunity.

  • Praxity is an award-winning alliance of global independent accountancy, tax and business consulting firms with 817 global member offices
  • Praxity is the world’s largest alliance of independent accounting firms and is ranked 1st in the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) League Table of international accounting networks and associations
  • Operating in 120 countries across the world, Praxity has a strong presence throughout the USA, Asia-Pacific, Africa and The Middle East regions
  • With access to a pool of more than 71,000 professional and independent minds worldwide, Praxity has the ability to quickly source the very best experts to meet the needs of businesses on a global scale.

Firm news

Firm news Media release | SW announces new board member – Matt Birrell    SW is delighted to announce the appointment of Matt Birrell, Director, to the SW Executive Board, effective 1 July 2024.   Says Chair of SW, Mr Stephen O’Flynn, “As the leader of the Property & Infrastructure Group and the Business Development Tax Partner, Matt has demonstrated exceptional leadership and expertise. He is also well-known for hosting […] 26/06/2024
Firm news Media release | SW announces new partner promotion – Luke Fernandes SW Accountants & Advisors (SW) is excited to announce the promotion of Luke Fernandes to partner effective 1 July 2024. This expansion of the national partner network reflects the firm’s ongoing dedication to growth and client support. Mr. Duane Rogers, CEO and Partner of SW congratulates Luke on his appointment, stating, “Luke’s dedication and commitment […] 25/06/2024
Firm news Media release | SW announces new partner appointment – Christine Krause SW Accountants & Advisors (SW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Krause as a Director in our Risk Advisory and Internal Audit team. “We are thrilled to be able to attract such quality talent in Christine. This not only demonstrates our commitment to supporting our clients’ needs, but also to our culture that […] 04/04/2024
Firm news Media release | SW Finalist for the 7th Consecutive Year in Beaton’s Client Choice Awards, taking out three spots For the seventh consecutive year, SW has been recognised as a finalist in Beaton’s Client Choice Awards, solidifying its position as one of the leading accounting and consulting firms across Australia and New Zealand. This year, SW proudly secured three finalist spots, reflecting its unwavering commitment to excellence in client service and innovation. CEO Duane […] 22/03/2024