Media release | SW Accountants & Advisors grows with addition of Walker Wayland WA
We are excited to announce that, as part of our strategic growth strategy, the well-established and locally respected Walker Wayland Perth team are joining our expanding national firm effective 1 July 2022.
Current Walker Wayland Perth Managing Director, John Dorazio and fellow Directors Richard Gregson and Iggy Moro, and their teams are integral to the expansion of SW’s Perth presence, launched last May.
“We are excited to expand our national footprint and grow our presence in Western Australia. It is a key market in which many of our clients are established and they require on-the-ground support. As such, we are thrilled to have this talented team join our firm,” said Mr Duane Rogers, CEO of SW.
“The team brings strong local market standing, a clear focus on a client-first approach and a team hungry for growth. We believe our cultures and values are well aligned, which further sets the stage for our national growth strategy,” said Rogers.
John Dorazio has led the Walker Wayland WA team for six years, and will continue to act in a leadership position based in Perth following the move.
“We are proud to become part of such a dynamic national firm. SW has a reputation for delivering excellent client service and has been very supportive of its people through the global pandemic. With our aligned cultures and combined talent this will provide expanded services for our clients and great career opportunities for our people,” he said.
“Having been part of a federated model, we believe the future of the Perth market will be well supported by joining a truly national firm committed to building scale in key industry sectors and market segments,” said Mr Dorazio.
Walker Wayland WA is known for its expertise in supporting start-up businesses and those wanting to grow or sell. It has a leading-edge reputation in providing financial services and chartered accounting support in several key industries, including franchising, health, and real estate.
“We believe we can add great value to SW clients in Western Australia, while joining SW will provide us with additional resources to support the increasing needs of our clients looking to expand or do business across the country or globally,” said Mr Dorazio.
SW has consistently ranked as a Finalist in the Beaton Client Choice Awards since 2018 as Best Accounting & Consulting Firm (revenue category $50m – $200m), Most Innovative firm and Best CX Firm, and is ranked in the AFR Top 100 Accounting Firms at #22 in 2021 with a turnover of $60m.
Said Mr Rogers: “We have unique service capabilities and we are strategically positioned to deliver these domestically and internationally. WA is a key market for some of Australia’s most important industries, so we believe this expansion will support the foundation required for our long-term growth and provide a stronger national presence for our clients and our people.”
With office locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, this move will see SW grow to 38 partners and 300 people, with support for its core industry segments in energy and resources, education, financial services, property and infrastructure, agribusiness and tourism and hospitality.