The Practice was founded by Graham Walsh in 1976. Mimicking the growth of the Gold Coast, the firm has evolved and expanded over the past 40 years.
"As the business world has changed, so have the needs of our clients' Graham explains.
The firm over this time has successfully assisted its clients to navigate through the various business cycles as well as the business and tax changes that have occurred during this time. We have assisted our clients in managing their operations from record keeping on hand written ledgers, the introduction of Capital gains tax, superannuation and GST, transitioning to computer based accounting systems and now the advent of cloud based accounting systems and international trade.
Through the ongoing support of local business clients the firm has expanded significantly since 1976. Graham merged the practice with Paul and Lynn Yates in the late 1990's. Graham's son Tom Walsh joined the practice in 1994 and the firm became known as Walsh & Walsh in 2000. Murray Kilpin joined the company in 2010 and brought with him his experience and knowledge in many areas including franchising and management rights, and become partner in 2014.
From humble beginnings of a sole practitioner operation on the Gold Coast, Walsh & Walsh now has a client focused team of over 20 people with a wide range of experience and expertise. The firm services a diverse range of local, national, and international clients. Testament to the relationship focused approach of our people, there are still a number of clients from the first years of Graham's practice that still rely on the firm to manage their business, family and descendants affairs.
One of our major strengths has been the longevity and specialist knowledge of all our staff members, said Tom Walsh who has been managing partner of the firm for the last 15 years. "We wouldn't be where we are today without the dedication and input from our staff; it provides me with a great deal of satisfaction that we can internally assist on virtually any issue that a small-medium sized business organisation may come across.
The firm is deeply entrenched in the fabric of the local business community and is well positioned to assist clients who wish to grow their business and provide opportunities for themselves, their family and the greater community. Over the last 40 years, we feel proud to have supported the businesses that have helped to grow the Gold Coast from a beachside community to the vibrant young city that it is today and look forward to working with current and future business owners to continue to create opportunities and prosperity for themselves and the wider community.