Find Accountancy, Audit and Tax expertise in Australia

Overview

Australia is home to many accounting firms, especially in Canberra and Sydney including those from popular international accounting networks and firms. Leading native accountancy firms include Kennas Chartered Accountants, Horwath Australia, Alan Morse and Co. Chartered Accountants, Felsers Corporate, Moore Stephens Priestley and Morris, William Cosson and Co, Sothertons Chartered Accountants and Ferrier Hodgson Chartered Accountants. Accountancy must be transparent, as per the Corporate Law Economic Reform Program (Audit Reform & Corporate Disclosure) Act 2004, the Australian equivalent to the United States’ Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The governmental organization responsible for monitoring and regulating the accounting industry is the Australian Accounting Standards Board. The Board has issued Australian equivalents to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which replaced previously accepted Australian accountancy principles in 2005. In doing so, Australia was amongst the pioneers in the developed world in adopting IFRS for domestic purposes. In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2012-13) Australia ranked in a very prominent 8th place in the world (out of 144 countries) in relation to the strength of its auditing and reporting standards. In the 2011 World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index it placed 17th in the world (out of 183 countries) in relation to resolving insolvency.

Accountancy, Audit and Tax organisations in Australia
Australian Accounting Standards Board, The
BCV Accounting
BDO
Bush & Campbell Pty Ltd
Camerons Accountants & Advisors
Crowe Horwath
Deloitte
Department of Finance and Deregulation, The
Ernst & Young
Grant Thornton
Haines Muir Hill
JBA Accountants Pty Ltd
KMPG
Moore Stephens
Owen & Plaistowe
Pitcher Partners
PKF
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Roberts & Morrow
Rowe & Co. Pty Ltd
RSM Bird Cameron
Sciacca Accountants
UHY Haines Norton
Wards Accounting Group
WHK Group Ltd
William Buck
WW Vick & Co.