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QLD accounting division joins Crowe Horwath

The Queensland arm of accounting firm Moore Stephens will join Findex-owned accountancy and financial advisory group Crowe Horwath.

In a statement, Findex chief executive Spiro Paule said that Crowe Horwath already has the largest geographic footprint nationally in the accounting sector, and that the addition of the seven Moore Stephens offices will be valuable to the Findex network.

"All Moore Stephens clients will continue to be serviced by their existing adviser who will now have even greater resources at their disposal, courtesy of the Findex network, to help meet the evolving client needs," Mr Paule said.

Moore Stephens Queensland managing director Ken Pickard said they were attracted to Findex because of their approach to holistic advisory, delivered by one trusted adviser through their "Family Office" model.

"There has been a lot of change in the accounting profession and we believe Findex's focus on combining relationships and technology will enable us to meet the changing needs of our clients," Mr Pickard said.

ifa reported in November last year that Findex would be restructuring its operations, and have all businesses in the group transition to a "Family Office" service model.

Since 2000, Findex has acquired and integrated more than 45 businesses, including the purchase and privatisation of the Crowe Horwath Australia and New Zealand businesses in early 2015, the statement said.