About us

SW is an Australian owned accounting and advisory firm with an 80+ year history that understands relationships make all the difference in delivering great outcomes.

We operate as one National firm across Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney with 31 Partners and 300 staff.

As a member firm of ShineWing International, it is one of the world’s leading organisations of independently owned and managed accounting and advisory firms.

With international headquarters in Hong Kong, ShineWing member firms provide assurance, business advisory, corporate finance and tax consulting services.

With access to a global network and a team of over 12,000 professionals in 80+ offices across 16 countries and regions, we work together to open doors to opportunity in Australia, Asia and across the world. We provide expertise across assurance, business advisory, corporate finance, tax, private clients and wealth management services. Industries that are important for bilateral trade, investment and economic prosperity for both Australia and Asia are supported by our firm. 

We are a values driven firm and our people and our clients are at the heart of all we do. 

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ShineWing International

ShineWing 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).

ShineWing International currently has member firms located in 14 regions, including Mainland China, Hong Kong , Singapore, Japan, Australia, Pakistan, Egypt, Macau, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Indonesia, India, 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, ShineWing was selected as the winner for the category "Rising Star Network" for the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) Awards 2015. 

Praxity International Alliance

SW is a member of Praxity International, 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 765 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 51,000 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.

Formerly Moore Stephens Melbourne 

SW was formerly Moore Stephens Melbourne, a firm that has its origins as HF&R in 1935 and has enjoyed an 80-year history of delivering exceptional service for Australian businesses. Over that time, we have built a reputation for our service, quality and commitment to the growth and success of our clients. We are proud to have created many long standing relationships that have often extended into decades and sometimes generations. On 1 February 2015, Moore Stephens Melbourne became ShineWing Australia. 

Statement of Intention to support Reconciliation and Modern Slavery

SW is committed to Reconciliation and is currently developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), together with a voluntary modern slavery statement. This forms part of our adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and framework that we believe will support inclusion, create opportunities of employment and support cultural safety of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people within our firm.

Diversity and inclusion are very important to our people and our firm. We recruit and select employees on the basis of merit (such as skills, experience or ability to perform the role), regardless of age, race, gender, religion, marital status and family responsibilities, or disability.

Due to the inherent nature of our diversity, inclusion is paramount for the success of our firm and our culture and this is based on respect, a desire to understand and a commitment to act where possible. Our strong firm values support this and are embedded in our everyday behaviours. As a value-led firm, we demonstrate this through our quarterly award recognition program, and formally through our formal review process. As our values are quite unique, the vernacular is also part of our firm language, instilling a greater sense of understanding and an ability to manage difficult conversations, while also celebrating wonderful achievements. We believe this assists in breaking down barriers and ensuring that every voice can be heard and respected. Our values are: Love your work, Own it, Share the load, Embrace the ride and Open doors.

SW acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 
Supporting our communities, people & clients

In professional services, the mental health and safety of our people is of utmost priority. This is not only driven by our Partners, but also by the staff and has particularly came to the fore during COVID-19 when we launched The Resilience Project.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Co2 Committee

 Our Co2 Committee provide a platform for our people to engage with and improve the lives of those less fortunate than themselves. It is also our aim to promote teamwork, work-life balance, empathy and compassion, increase team morale, commitment and truly live our values beyond our work environment.

 Mental Health is a contributing factor for many issues faced by Australians. In recognition of this, our annual staff and partner survey consistently demonstrates our desire to ensure that we show our support to assisting each other and organisations that support those that experience mental illness or health challenges, closely followed by Children and those experiencing homelessness.

 The major community programs we support each year are listed below. Beyond fundraising, our focus is on bringing to light the stories of our own people managing adversity and showing resilience.

Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Since participating in 2017, our people have raised over $185,000 in donations for this great cause. A significant portion of people experiencing homelessness are elderly, with a 28% increase in Australians aged 55+ experiencing homelessness between 2011 and 2016.

Health & wellness

For the past three consecutive years, when surveyed, all staff have nominated mental health as the number one priority for our firm’s engagement and corporate social responsibility focus.

Our ‘Community Opportunities Together’ group activates and promotes corporate social responsibility. During our mental health quarter from September to December each year we are involved in: RU OK Day?, Liptember (Women’s Mental Health), Mental Health Month (Walks, Mindfulness and meditation, Coffee breaks) and Movember.

R U OK Day?

We participate in R U OK Day each year to raise awareness of mental health and the important of asking each other and our staff. This involves running an initiative that encourages our staff to spend time together.

This has included a cookies and conversation morning tea in each of our offices, a free coffee at the local café to encourage staff to leave the office and talk with their colleagues and recognising the day to raise awareness via internal communications.