About us

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 40 Partners and 300 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 10th 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 over 110 countries across the USA, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

Our purpose

To create opportunities throughout Australia and Asia for our clients and our people.


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.


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, ranked 20th in terms of fee income and 18th in terms of total headcount, with the highest growth rates among all top 30 networks globally according to the World Survey 2021 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 over 110 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 more than 850+ global member offices
  • Praxity is the world’s largest alliance of independent accounting firms and is ranked 6th in the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) League Table of international accounting networks and associations
  • Operating in over 110 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 60,530+ 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 assists Blackwattle establish new generation fund manager Australia, 24 May 2023 – SW Accountants & Advisors (SW), a leading financial advisory firm, is pleased to announce its successful collaboration with Blackwattle Investment Partners (Blackwattle) in establishing what has been described as a ‘new generation Australian fund Manager’.  Over eight months, SW worked closely with the Blackwattle team and Hamilton Locke lawyers to […] 26/05/2023
Firm news The SW Art Collection Showcasing our newly acquired Australian artwork collection, the SW offices feature works by renowned artists Daniel Boyd, Belinda Fox and Andrew Taylor. Learn more below about the artworks in SW’s offices. From Daniel Boyd’s striking 3 panel digital installation of ‘Teach a Man to Fish’ to James Tylor’s Fire Country photographic series which addresses the […] 24/04/2023
Firm news Media release | beaton Client Choice Awards 2023 Finalists We are thrilled to announce that we have been named a finalist in two key categories for the beaton Client Choice Awards. “For the sixth consecutive year, we have been recognised as a finalist for Best Accounting Firm ($30m – $100m revenue), and for the second year in a row, we have been named as […] 31/03/2023
Firm news 1 in 3 SME’s will struggle to meet their financial commitments in 2023 report SW Accountants & Advisors and Small Business Australia sentiment survey reveals alarming insights into the struggles and hardships faced by SME’s. A ‘Small Business Sentiment’ survey conducted by SW Accountants & Advisors in partnership with Small Business Australia has revealed insights into the struggles and hardships faced by SMEs in Australia, with 30% of the […] 01/03/2023