Australia's best kept accounting secret

Welcome to SW, a hidden gem in the world of accounting,
where relationships meet technical know-how around every corner.

Our major brand awareness campaign, launched in October 2023, is designed to help you understand more about our purpose, our culture and what we offer to both our clients and our people. Over the years, we have had both clients and staff describe us as a ‘best kept secret’. We see this as a testament to the long-standing relationships we have built with many of our clients, that has extended over decades and even generations, and highlights the trust they place in us.

Businesses evolve all the time, and at SW Accountants & Advisors we are no different. We have been operating in Australia since 1935 and during that time, the original partner group has changed names and even international networks, all in an effort to provide greater value to our clients, and opportunities for our team members. In 2021 we globally rebranded from ShineWing to SW – yet another nod to support the global aspirations of the network.

As an Australian-owned and operated business, we have grown to 400 people, located across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. With 41 partners, we are a fully-integrated firm that was ranked #22 in the 2022 AFR Top 100 Firms; of all accounting ‘national’ practices that are financially integrated we are ranked 9th.

Worldwide in the SW International network, we have nearly 600 partners in 95 offices operating across 19 countries and regions.

Did you know?

Proudly, we have a range of specialist services that is not typical of a firm our size! In addition to Tax, Audit & Advisory services, we also provide:

– Corporate Finance
– Transfer Pricing
– R&D & Government Incentives
– Payroll Advisory
– Probity
– Debt advisory
– China opportunities
– Digital Cloud Solutions
– CFO advisory
– Audit litigation
– IFRS Advisory
– Complete Tax Solutions software (FBT)

Our ‘secret destination’ site is your passport to exploring the horizon of experience, outcomes and impact.
From tax, to audit and specialised advisory services, get ready to embark on a journey with a firm that has values that underpin a great culture.

Nestled in the heart of four Australian CBDs, SW is an accounting and advisory firm with 400+ people
servicing large well known brands in Australia and overseas. A national firm with no borders.


Why are you a secret?!

You might be wondering why you haven’t heard of us before. The answer is simple: we’ve been quietly and diligently working behind the scenes, focusing on growth and expansion into new markets and locations while continuing to serve our established clients with dedication. While we have deep roots in Melbourne, our partners recognised the need to support clients venturing into Asia and those coming to Australia.

To better align with our global mission, we’ve undergone a transformation and are now known as SW. Perhaps you’ve known us by our previous names, Moore Stephens or ShineWing. We felt now was the right time to tell our story.

Discover the difference of partnering with SW, where you’re not just another client but a valued member of our family.


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Range of specialist services that you don’t usually find in a firm our size

Corporate Finance, Transfer Pricing, R&D/GI, Payroll Advisory, Probity, Debt advisory, China opportunities, Digital Cloud Solutions, CFO advisory, Audit litigation, IFRS Advisory  

Independent Client Choice Award Finalist for six consecutive years, including Best CX out of 217 professional service firms

Unique set of values that define its culture: Own It, Love your Work, Share the Load, Open Doors & Embrace the Ride

Access to Asia and China with unparalleled bilingual capability

Industry focus | focus on sectors that have strongest trade with Asia

Size allows us to respond quickly to resolving technical issues

Our International Network | 13th largest in APAC region and #20 worldwide (International Accounting Bulletin)

Voluntary Modern Slavery Statement and focus on Sustainable Development Goals