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Findex acquires accounting group

The financial services and advisory firm has confirmed the news.

Findex has announced the acquisition of McGarva Accounting Group, which trades under Atticus Business Accountants and Basecamp Bookkeeping in Toowoomba.

McGarva founder and director May McGarva – who launched Atticus in 2016 followed soon after by Basecamp – said the group has partnered with Findex to further enhance its service offering.

The existing suite of services available to Atticus and Basecamp clients will be complemented by Findex’s accounting, wealth, tax and advisory services.

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Findex confirmed that Atticus and Basecamp Bookkeeping commenced in the Findex Toowoomba office on 16 May and started trading under the Findex name from 13 May.

“As someone who is extremely passionate about the accounting industry and the unique role accountants play in providing insightful advice to clients, we are excited to join the team and are very pleased to be able to offer our clients access to an international network of services through the Findex business,” Ms McGarva said.

“We strive to collaborate, inspire and innovate with our clients and strategic partners to drive their business success. With the enhanced service offering of Findex, we will be even better equipped to deliver on that.”

Findex currently boasts over $17 billion in funds under advice and a client base of over 250,000.

“Toowoomba is an important region for our growth plans, and we’re excited to welcome May and the team,” Findex chief financial officer, Matt Games, said.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the team come together to further build our presence and impact in Toowoomba.”

Senior partner at Findex Toowoomba, Brett Collins, added: “The team at Atticus Business Accountants and Basecamp Bookkeeping bring a wealth of experience, talented people and wonderful clients to the Findex business.

“They are a perfect complement to our business, and we are very excited to have them join us.”

The move comes after Findex announced in February that it has selected Iress’ Xplan to “increase efficiency and unlock scale across its operations”.

The partnership sees Iress support all areas of Findex’s advice and risk insurance business that chief executive Andrew Walsh said will leverage the entire range of functionality of its Xplan and CommPay.

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Neil Griffiths

Neil Griffiths

Neil is the Deputy Editor of the wealth titles, including ifa and InvestorDaily.

Neil is also the host of the ifa show podcast.

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