Mid-tier firm boosts SMSF offering
On top of a host of other national appointments, one mid-tier firm has added to its SMSF division.
HLB Mann Judd has announced six new partners and two new directors across a range of divisions and capital cities.
Mitchell Markwick has been appointed SMSF division partner with HLB Mann Judd Wollongong. He joined the firm in 2006 and holds a bachelor of accounting degree from the University of Wollongong. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and a chartered accountant SMSF specialist with the association.
This comes as Tony Fittler, chair of the HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association, noted the firm is gearing for growth in the superannuation, tax and wealth management space in this new financial year.
On top of the appointment of Mr Markwick, HLB Mann Judd also announced Brian Sully as partner in business advisory services and superannuation in the Brisbane office.
Mr Sully is an industry veteran with more than 30 years’ accounting experience. He has worked as a company auditor and forensic accountant, is an ASIC-registered SMSF auditor, a fellow of CAANZ, a fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia, and an SMSF specialist auditor with the SMSF Association.
Brad McVeigh joined the firm as a partner in Perth’s corporate and audit services division, after 25 years within the Perth office of another international accountancy firm – 16 of those years as partner – where he served as leader of the audit and assurance team in WA. Mr McVeigh is a fellow of CAANZ.
Kirstin Stewart has also been made partner in Perth in the business advisory services division. She joined HLB Mann Judd in 2005, providing accounting and business advice to a “broad spectrum of clients”. Ms Stewart is an accredited adviser of Family Business Australia and is a member of CPA Australia.
Nicholas Guest has been appointed partner in HLB Mann Judd’s corporate advisory division in Sydney. He is a member of CAANZ and has experience in working with ASX-listed entities, private equity funds and private businesses across a range of industries.
Kinh Luong has also become partner in Sydney’s audit and assurance division. He has worked in the New York office of the HLB network and has “particular expertise” in financial modelling. He is a member of CAANZ.
Fiona Dixon has been appointed director of tax consulting in HLB Mann Judd’s Sydney office. She is a member of CAANZ, has previously worked in London and advises a broad range of entities, including private equity funds, in relation to a number of issues including structuring, Division 7A, payroll, capital allowances, GST and stamp duty.
Finally, Mike Gummery has been appointed director in the audit and assurance division in Melbourne. Mr Gummery has more than 10 years’ experience and joined the firm in 2012 after beginning his career with a big four firm in the UK.
He specialises in assisting ASX-listed and private companies, and has more recently been involved with various corporate finance transactions, including IPOs, IARs and due diligence assignments. He is a registered company auditor and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.