Media release | SW announces new partner promotion – Trent Godden-Minette

Media release | SW announces new partner promotion – Trent Godden-Minette


SW Accountants & Advisors (SW) is excited to announce the promotion of Trent Godden-Minette to partner, effective 1 January 2024, growing its partner ranks nationally and demonstrating an ongoing commitment to growth and client support.

Mr. Duane Rogers, CEO and Partner of SW congratulates Trent on his appointment and is pleased to see the firm’s purpose ‘Build lasting relationships with our clients and people to achieve shared success’, being demonstrated today. “Trent has displayed exceptional talent over many years to be promoted. His milestone achievement today is a testament to the firm’s unwavering commitment to support dedicated and talented individuals on their career journey,” says Mr Rogers.

“Our values are at the heart of our culture and Trent was the inaugural winner of the Open Doors Values Award, recognising his technical skill, approachability, and consistent positive demeanour towards colleagues at all levels,” remarked Mr Rogers.

National Head of Assurance & Advisory, Mr Rami Eltchelebi congratulates Trent: “Trent has been part of our growth story since he started with us as a graduate. We are so pleased to now have him join our partnership. Trent’s admission will create further capacity for growth and allow the firm to achieve its aspirations around creating a growing national practice with full capability in every area.”

Having been with the firm since accepting a graduate role in 2015, Trent became a Chartered Accountant in 2018 and has been busy building his knowledge and capability, having undertaken two secondments, one in the UK and the other at the University of Melbourne to facilitate the adoption of AASB 15 & 1058 (revenue standards). His deep technical accounting expertise has led him to present financial reporting and accounting standard updates across various platforms.

The firm’s recent record growth has coincided with the development of SW’s Senior Leadership program. Says Mr Rogers, “We have invested in developing our people with the right mix of skills required to not only service our clients, but also become great leaders in our business. I look forward to seeing Trent continue to open doors to opportunities for his team, his clients and the firm.”

Trent’s promotion is in addition to the three appointments made in July this year, with Laura Toscano and Janelle McPhee, and the lateral Partner appointment of Paul Hum. SW now has 42 partners across Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

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