Matthews Steer Accountants & Advisors celebrate 25 years
North West Melbourne’s premier business consultants, Matthews Steer, celebrated its 25th anniversary on November 25, 2015, with a gala cocktail party at the Melbourne Museum.
Originally a one-man practice operated from the garage of Ken Matthews’ family home in Keilor in 1980, Matthews Steer was established as a partnership with Geoff Steer in 1990.
Over the course of 25 years in operation, the two-man partnership has evolved with the establishment of a Board of Directors, the addition of Adrian Misiano and Anthony Flapper as partners and members of the Board, the appointment of Catherine Duncan as General Manger and Board member, two Associates – Damian James and Stephen Wooster – who are Partners in training, and an expanded team of more than 40 staff.
Having built the business from scratch Matthews Steer is a living example of what can be achieved through astute financial management, strategic business development and innovative financial planning.
The team has built its reputation as trusted, reliable, knowledgeable advisers, but the firm’s remit extends far beyond traditional accounting services. Matthews Steer’s Strategic Focus Program, which provides innovative business development strategy, advice and mentoring, has had a significant impact on clients’ businesses throughout Melbourne’s North West.
And the firm is extremely active in the local community, supporting the Victorian Police’s ‘Kopkoda’ Project with a fundraising breakfast for the past 10 years, and supporting a range of other charities and community projects including Heart Kids, The Rotary Club of Tullamarine and Avondale Heights Football Club.
“Our business success has been driven by the search for excellence and continuous improvement,” said Matthews Steer CEO Ken Matthews.
“As we move into our next 25 years our twin-focus will be on technical innovation and the professional development of our team.
“I’m immensely proud of the quality and capability of our people. Our goal is to continue to employ Australian kids, rather than outsourcing overseas. We will continue to equip them with the analytical and strategic skills to enable them to reach their full potential as world-class accountants and advisors within our firm, and empower them to have a measurable impact beyond the firm, on the clients we work with, their businesses, our economy and our country, for years to come.”