This year marks the 30th anniversary of our family accounting firm. We would like to thank all the staff, clients, suppliers and partners who joined us for our cocktail birthday party last month.
Our firm was started by Sheryl Haslam in the 1980s when she left her job at another family accounting business to go it alone. Since then we have had a few identity changes and the landscape of the accounting industry has changed a lot – but Sheryl’s core values of offering great service and value on family accounting matters is still at the heart of what we do.
We call ourselves a family accounting firm not just because we offer services to Mum and Dad style clients, but because we do keep it all in the family. Since 2013 our firm is owned and run by Sheryl’s nephew Brock and many other family members have been on the staff over the years.
To celebrate this exciting milestone, Sheryl and Brock threw a cocktail birthday party for the business at the City Golf Club in June. Staff, clients, suppliers and partners – past and present- came in droves. Speaking on the night Brock said “I will always be grateful to Sheryl for encouraging me, supporting me and driving my passion in my own education. That tradition of helping our staff be all that they can be is something I’m still passionate about today. Danielle and Sharon have done diploma courses while working with us and Laura, our office junior is doing a school-based traineeship with us while finishing high school.”
“Another of Sheryl’s passions that I’ve inherited is client and community education. That spirit is something we’re continuing with our free Information Evenings. We held our first one last month and had a great response and we will be continuing those later this year” said Brock on the night. “Sheryl is an amazing businesswoman and a very generous person. I am proud to call her my mentor and I’m proud to take on the family accounting business.”Our 30th anniversary is an important milestone to us, having recently restructured our business and overhauled our practice we see ourselves as service leaders and a model of what a family accounting firm should be.
We are one of the few Toowooomba family accounting firms to fully embrace digital commerce. We have now fully digitised internal records, become accredited with all the leading cloud-based accounting systems and this year we are moving to a digital-by-default model with our client engagements.
We also see ourselves as a leading family accounting firm when it comes to offering our clients a choice of payment and billing options. This revolutionary system lets clients choose the level of support they need and a payment system that suits them.
Check out the photos from our anniversary party on Facebook
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