Walsh Accountants is a Gold Coast based Accountancy firm who for over 40 years, have been at the cutting edge of professional expertise and tailored client assistance. We're very proud to state one of our greatest strengths is our history of solid relationships with our clients which as been instrumental to the continual growth and expansion of the firm.
The firm was established by Graham Walsh in 1976. Graham operated as a sole trader out of Southport and grew to a team of four before merging with Paul and Lynn Yates in 1988. The firm traded under the banner of Walsh & Yates until the year 2000.
In 2000, Graham's son Tom Walsh became a partner and the firm rebranded to become Walsh & Walsh Chartered Accountants with Paul & Lynn Yates staying on with Tom & Graham to continue to assist in growing the business and servicing their clients needs.
In 2005, the firm moved from their office on Ferry Road in Southport to our current location at the Pegasus Centre in Bundall. This move was essential so we could have a larger premises to accommodate the continued expansion of our firm and also to provide a more functional facility for our clients.
In 2013, we welcomed Murray Kilpin as the new partner of Walsh & Walsh Chartered Accountants. Murray had been with the firm for 3 years as a Senior Accountant and we were thrilled to have him join Graham & Tom to make Walsh & Walsh Chartered Accountants a three partner firm.
With Murray becoming partner, it was decided that the firm was in need of an image overhaul and a rebrand. Working with a creative agency, it was decided that the firm would rebrand to Walsh Accountants - we felt this was the perfect as it was only a small name change recognising our history and heritage and it would feel familiar to our clients.
In December 2016 the Firm welcomed our first female partner Donna Bruce. Like Murray, Donna had been with the firm for 3 years as a Senior Accountant before taking the leap to partner level to join Tom Walsh & Murray Kilpin as the three partners of the firm. Whilst still very involved with the firm, Graham Walsh made the decision to step back from being partner taking a more relaxed role as a consultant.
February 2017 brought forward major change and expansion for the firm as we merged with Alchemy Wealth Accountants. The merge was the result of Walsh Accountants continued growth and expansion and our need for more office space. We were very reluctant to move from our premises in Bundall but needed more space so we approached Bob Ritchie and Roxanne Hoskinson so enquire about their office space across the hall from us. As luck would have it, they were not only looking to sell their office but also their firm. Tom, Murray, and Donna took the opportunity and bought the clientele and also took on their whole team including Bob & Roxanne who have joined us as consultants proving to be a vital addition to the firm to support and assist their client base with the transition over to Walsh Accountants.
Walsh Accountants has grown steadily over the years in its range of services, level of our staff, and both the number and diversity of clients and the services we provide to them. Currently, Walsh Accountants consist of 3 Directors, 7 Administration, 15 Accountants, and 3 Consultants.