Boutique advisory Quay Associates joins Moore in Perth

23 October 2023 2 min. read
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Boutique suburban advisory Quay Associates has joined accounting and consulting firm Moore’s Perth office.

The Western Australian branch of accounting and consulting network Moore has welcomed the team from boutique tax and advisory firm Quay Associates Chartered Accountants into its mix, including managing partner Brett Beaver and business services director Laura Seabrooke. The pair established Quay Associates in Ardross in Perth after departing DFK Gooding Partners in 2018.

In line with its southern suburbs location outside of the CBD, the firm brings a local community and family focus to its practice (both Beaver and Seabrooke are local to the area), providing personalised accounting, taxation, self-managed superannuation funds and business advisory services to an established clientele of small to medium enterprises, family businesses, and high net worth individuals.

Boutique advisory Quay Associates joins Moore in Perth

Beaver, who was a partner at DFK Gooding Partners and spent the first 17 years of his two-decade tax and advisory career at the firm, said of the merger: “It is an opportune time to be joining Moore. It provides significant synergies and niche specialities across both firms, and gives us the ability to meet our clients’ needs in an increasingly complicated and heavily regulated financial world.”

For Moore, it’s the second expansion to its Western Australia practice in the space of two years, following the onboarding of Grobusiness Chartered Accountants in 2021, while the interstate network has recently seen the addition of ProAdvice in Geelong and Brisbane’s LNS Private Clients – adding a further 30 professionals to the firm’s 500-plus headcount across Australia as well as a new location in Launceston.

“The merger with Quay Associates is another key step in achieving our growth strategy and enhancing our service offering to add client value,” stated Western Australia managing partner and national chair David Tomasi. “Both Moore and Quay Associates share the same values, build lasting relationships, and provide exceptional services to our clients as they seek to meet their business, financial and personal goals.”

Rebranded from Moore Stephens in 2020, Moore’s Australian network is altogether made up of fifteen outlets across the country, including a branch in Darwin and regional hubs in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

The Perth office has a team of around 100 staff, including approximately 15 partners, with Nick Goosen, Carmin Johnson and Tanya Browning among its recent senior promotions.