BDO Melbourne expands Business Services team

David Garvey , Melbourne Office Managing Partner
Partner, Audit & Assurance

18 May 2017

BDO is pleased to announce the merger of Whelan & Cook (W&C) with the existing BDO Business Services team from 1 July 2017. W&C is a Melbourne-based business advisory, tax and accounting firm.

David Garvey, Managing Partner, BDO Melbourne, said “This is a very exciting development for BDO Melbourne and is perfectly aligned with our strategic direction. W&C has a strong and growing client base and a merger of this size allows an acceleration of our growth plan.”  

When W&C joins BDO, Sharron Kyroussis will continue as a Partner, Malcolm Fielden as a Consultant and Koraly Georgiou will join as a Principal. An additional 11 W&C team members will also move to BDO’s Docklands office.

Commenting on the merger, Sharron said “We believe BDO is the perfect fit for us. We will join a growing business services team in the Melbourne office, where the strengths of both firms can be drawn upon, to ensure that all clients are serviced in the best possible way.”

W&C has particular expertise in superannuation and self-managed superannuation funds, a growing area which is becoming increasingly more complex.

David continues “This is a further step forward in the demand for BDO’s technical expertise in business services and will allow the firm to further strengthen its offering to the SME sector.”

Sharron Kyroussis

Sharron has more than 25 years’ experience in public accounting practice, advising small and medium business and private clients, including large family groups and self-managed superannuation funds. She was made partner of W&C in 1998, 10 years after joining the firm. Her specialisations include manufacturing, importing and property. Sharron holds a Master of Taxation Law degree from Melbourne University and is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.

About BDO Business Services

BDO Business Services offers a partner-led, full-service platform to assist our private clients and entrepreneurs build and sustain the growth of their organisation over time. Our Business Services team brings decades of experience and a diverse range of expertise to our clients. The advice we give is based on a deep understanding of the stages of business growth from start up through to maturity and diversification.