GHR Accounting Group carries on the accounting practice initially established by Garry Gleeson in the early 1970’s, when Garry, formerly a life insurance agent, decided to provide taxation preparation services to individuals and partnerships.
As the business grew, Garry enlisted the services of Robert ‘Bob’ Gordon to provide further services for companies and trust clients of the practice. Bob’s son David came on board in 1988 and the practice became known as Gleeson & Gordon. Bob decided to continue as a sole practitioner in 1991; in April 1992 Ian Rae was employed with the intention of becoming a partner in the practice. In July 1993 Garry Gleeson retired from the practice.
In July 1996 Brian Hrnjak became a partner and the business was rebranded as Gordon, Hrnjak & Rae. With the acquisition of the accounting practices of Beale, Gaertner & Young and W A Nunn & Co in July 2001, and G C Olsen & Co in September 2002, GHR Group Pty Ltd was established along with the introduction of Bernadette Gore and Barbara Scott into the business as stakeholders. The current entity was established in 2006 to merge the operations of all businesses under a combined banner. Brad Cuss replaced Bernadette Gore in 2010 and Nicholas Delaney replaced David Gordon in 2017 to become our newest Partner.
The firm has consistently ranked in the BRW Top 100 Accounting Practices in Australia and today continues to offer taxation and accounting services from its office in Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The practice additionally has resources in the Sydney CBD to cater for the needs of city based clients. Our client’s are drawn from all walks of life and all types of small to medium sized enterprises, they are increasingly also based all over the world as the internet and email makes remote access so much easier. In 2015 GHR increased it’s footprint on the Northern Beaches, opening a second office in Manly.
Our sister company, GHR Financial Planning Pty Ltd was established in 1993 to cater for the financial planning needs of the accounting clients of the practice. The company was a corporate representative of COUNT Financial Group until July 2000 when the Directors of the company in conjunction with nine other financial planning practices created Premium Wealth Management Ltd (formerly Premium Accounting Group Ltd). Premium held an Australian Financial Services Licence until it was merged with Australian Unity. The Practice is now a Corporate Authorised Representative of Addition Wealth Pty Ltd (AFSL:507865)
The practice is accredited by CPA Australia and as a member we participate in an ongoing program of quality assurance and review.