Findex targets regional growth

24 September 2019

Findex has announced 57 new partner appointments, with almost a quarter of them to be based out in regional areas such as Coffs Harbour, Toowoomba and Mildura, in a move to expand its presence outside the major cities.

The appointments would include John Baillie who would join as a senior partner with the corporate and international tax business, which operated as Crowe Australasia, and Mark Azzopardi who joined from Grant Thornton and was appointed Findex’ new managing partner of the tax advisory service line.

Further to that, the new appointments included:

  • Naida Beltrame, formerly principal of Beltrame Consulting, had been appointed Partner for National R&D and Tax Leader
  • Tony Newham, formerly Program Manager with Tabcorp, had joined as a Partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions team
  • Tony Krohn, formerly a consultant with Richmark, joined as a Partner in Corporate Finance.
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Findex COO Tony Roussos said the new partner appointments came at a pivotal growth stage for the company.

“In 2020 we want to get closer to our clients, and these appointments add to the depth and quality of our advisory ranks. Findex has expanded significantly this year across several divisions and we have no doubt that our new partners will play a critical role in future growth,” he said.

The firm, which is in over 110 locations, said it had experienced expeditious growth over the past year with five Australian acquisitions, including tech start-up, LendEx, as well as one New Zealand acquisition.

Reflecting on Findex’s expanding international advisory capabilities, several of the new appointments will be based in the Crowe Australasia team, the firm said.

Findex operated as the Australasian arm of Crowe Global, which was ranked the eighth largest accounting network in the world, according to the company.

“We’re proud to be a member of the Crowe Global network, and celebrate that for over 100 years, members of Crowe have made smart decisions for multinational clients working across borders,” Roussos said.

“These global ties are crucial for our work with governments, regulatory bodies and industry groups to shape the future of the profession worldwide.”

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