Media release | SW proudly appoints three new Partners to drive growth

Media release | SW proudly appoints three new Partners to drive growth


SW Accountants & Advisors (SW) is thrilled to announce the appointment of three highly accomplished professionals as partners, solidifying its position as a leading provider of exceptional accounting and advisory services.

Effective 1 July 2023, Janelle McPhee and Laura Toscano will join as partners, followed by respected tax partner, Paul Hum, in mid-July. These new partners will serve clients both domestically and internationally, further expanding SW’s reach and expertise.

Mr. Duane Rogers, CEO of SW, conveyed his congratulations to the three new partners, underscoring how their appointments symbolise the firm’s continued growth, success, and unwavering commitment to supporting its talented professionals in realising their career aspirations. “The increasing demand for exceptional talent in serving our clients positions us favourably to promote our exceptional professionals,” remarked Mr. Rogers.

With the addition of these experienced individuals, SW’s partnership now boasts a strong team of 41 partners strategically located across Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth. Mr. Rogers emphasised the firm’s steadfast dedication to nurturing aspiring leaders within the firm, providing them with opportunities to develop important skills that drive both clients and the firm’s success.

SW Accountants & Advisors eagerly anticipates the continued outstanding contributions of Janelle, Laura to their clients, and looks forward to welcoming Paul. Their appointment not only marks an exciting new chapter in their careers but also reinforces the firm’s unwavering commitment to opening doors of opportunity and consistently delivering quality outcomes for both its talented professionals and valued clients.

Janelle McPhee has been promoted to Partner. Janelle has been with SW for seven years and has 25 years’ experience delivering tax and accounting services along with CFO outsourcing and payroll services for large complex clients.

Janelle heads up the Business Private Client & Advisory (BPCA) Outsourcing and Payroll offering and is also a member of the Praxity Global Alliance outsourcing working group. Janelle partners with her clients to deliver accurate, timely and valuable information to assist with decisions in real time and to remain compliant. Janelle delivers webinars regarding Casualised Workforce and Superannuation changes, and has written several alerts on Working from Home Claims, Payroll Tax Mental Health & Wellbeing Levy, Super Stapling and STP Phase 2.

Laura Toscano has been appointed as a Partner. Laura has been with SW in the Internal Audit and Risk Advisory team with the Assurance & Advisory Division for over seven years and has over 14 years’ experience. Laura works across multiple industries and markets, servicing clients in financial services, education, government and public and private sector clients. Laura presents for clients, at industry conferences and for webinars on topics that includes risk management and Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF).

Paul Hum joins us with 15 years of specialist experience across a range of employment tax and payroll related obligations. He started his career with KPMG in employment taxes and has experience in the mid-tier where he was technical lead for employment taxes for Pitcher Partners for four years. He also spearheaded KPMG’s move into employment tax data analytics and technology related offerings. Paul comes to us having led some of the largest and most high-profile superannuation and payroll remediation programs in Australia.

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