There have been many stories written of recent regarding our local business climate and the impacts on small business. Symes Accountants however is looking to buck the trend after successfully negotiating to transfer BDO Gawler clients to its firm.
“We feel privileged to have the opportunity to extend our services to new clients”, CEO Peter Caddy said. “This opportunity arose following an ongoing review of BDO’s operations and we were successful in negotiating the transfer of their Gawler clients to our firm, which took effect from April 1, 2014. We look forward to providing our new clients with the same quality and service that we extend to our existing clients,” Peter continued.
Symes Accountants is a Gawler based firm that was established in 1986 when local identity, Peter Symes, commenced practice on Adelaide Road. In 2003, a merger between Symes and Associates and Foxfords Accountants resulted in the practice that exists today at 27 Twelfth Street, Gawler South. The practice remains locally owned by three partners. What makes Symes different from other Accounting firms is their Client Guarantees – fixed pricing, no charge for general calls and emails, calls returned within 24 hours and each client is assigned a dedicated team of Accountants.
Symes Accountants welcomed the principal of BDO’s Gawler office, Stephen Arthur, together with their experienced accountants, Tracey Barnes and Shavone Schedewy, to their team this week. Their familiarity with clients’ specific circumstances will enable a seamless transition across to Symes.
“What’s important for us is that our existing and new clients have the opportunity to tap into quality services, that remain completely locally based, including the opportunity to attend any number of our free educational seminars. We will continue to have only one office in Gawler and all of our clients’ work will be done here at our premises. We will continue to deliver on our client guarantees and our philosophy; to quote Oscar Wilde, “The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. Yes we take care of the tax and other compliance issues, but our real interest and passion is looking to the future with all of our clients.” Peter concluded.
Symes Accountants next free educational seminar is on Monday 14Th April. An invitation is extended to all the farming families in the area to attend this seminar. The seminar will explore asset protection and succession planning for primary producers. Contact Symes today to register.