What it does: Accru is a leading network of award-winning Australian Accounting Firms.
Mission: Accru group is unified by a shared vision: to provide responsive, personalized, and proactive accounting, business advisory, and financial services to our clients.
Size and presence: Accru is a member of MGI Worldwide, one of the Top 20 international accounting networks of independent audit, tax, and accounting firms, which brings together the expertise of more than 5,000 professionals in over 260 locations around the world.
Best known for: Our membership enables us to keep abreast of new and important developments while providing a seamless international service to any of our clients looking for support abroad.
The good bits: Hands-on training Learning from others Very social team.
The not so good bits: No room for progression Very high staff turnover There are favorite members of staff, who are treated better than others
The Accru Felsers story begins in 1941. As we celebrate over 80 years in business, we look at key milestones that have shaped our international and niche capabilities and culture.
30-year-old Viennese accountant Gerhard Felser establishes ‘Felsers Chartered Accountants’ in Sydney, after narrowly escaping wartime Europe to save his Jewish wife.
1940s – 1960s
Gerhard Felser builds a large clientele of European immigrant businesses and becomes Consul General for Austria. We retain close ties with Advantage Austria (the Austrian Trade Commission) today.
Fellers is a founding member of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, established in Sydney to support German businesses in Australia. We remain active participants. Read about Accru Felser's 75 years serving German businesses here.
Filters Managing Partner, John Westmacott, establishes an Australasian accounting network known as ‘CA Associates Australasia’.
We join the global association CPA Associates International (CPAAI) and start using our international connections to help clients invest, export, and manufacture overseas.
German-born partner Michael Kersch builds partnerships with Roedl & Partner, one of the largest accounting firms in Germany, and with Interest international business outsourcing specialists. He also reinvigorates relationships with the German & Austrian business communities.
Led by Michael, Felsers builds strong audit expertise for German-speaking, privately-owned multi-nationals with Australian operations. Rebecca Beitzel establishes a successful outsourced accounting division and Glenda Nixon builds our international tax services. We provide a full range of services for global businesses.
Greg Newbury establishes Accru Financial Planning which grows into a high net wealth practice managing over $200 million in client funds.
Our experience with German clients in manufacturing, wholesale and high tech helps develop our strengths for local businesses in these industries. Some of the grandchildren of our original European clients have become lawyers, doctors, dentists, and pharmacists leading to a specialization in the legal and health sectors, led by Greg Newbury.
Glenda Nixon becomes Managing Partner, having built a strong tax practice and industry profile – a progressive move for women in accounting at the time.
The ‘CA Associates’ Australasian network, now a Top 30 firm with over 30 partners and 200 staff, is rebranded ‘Accru Chartered Accountants’. ‘Felsers’ becomes ‘Accru Felsers.’
Brett Cox boosts our tax practice by bringing a wealth of tax advisory experience. Rebecca Beitzel leads our early move to utilize software convergence and cloud accounting. Over the last decade, our experience with high-tech clients and love of new technologies has led us to work with venture capitalists and exciting young businesses in digital media, artificial intelligence, fintech, and big data.
Accru Felsers begins working closely with CPAAI partner firms in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia to service clients expanding to those countries. Steven Zabeti leads diverse inbound engagements for Asian businesses, such as stock market listings, agribusiness investments, and property ventures.
With our long-standing international partnerships and high caliber, of bilingual accountants, we continue to grow and support clients across the world. Our Sydney team speaks German, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, and Tamil. Read more about Accru Felser's multicultural history and multilingual ability in Chartered Accountants ANZ Acuity magazine article “Speaking in Tongues” May 2016 and in CPAAI EMEA region newsletter June 2016.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. If you join Accru, you’ll find:
Our partners and managers encourage open communication, fairness, and flexibility. Whether it’s your career aspirations, study pressures, or a desire to work overseas, you’ll find people to talk to who will support you if they can.
To get more insight into our culture, read some of our team’s personal stories here.
Putting our values into practice
Our culture is built on three simple values:
We continually put these into practice by encouraging:
Strength from diversity
With around 200 staff from over 20 different nationalities, different generations, and social backgrounds working together, Accru is a very diverse workplace.
We understand that talent comes in many packages, and it helps us hire the best. Our people’s diversity is a key business strength and brings us many benefits:
Accru works with a great mix of clients. Our broad range of services includes tax and accounting, outsourcing, audit, financial planning, and human resources consultancy. Few accounting firms can match the diversity of work we offer, and you’ll get involved with a wide range of activities right from the start.
Because of our focus on small to mid-sized companies, you’ll work with key decision-makers and company owners sooner. You’ll gain valuable exposure by developing solutions to improve your business.
As part of a national network, you’ll have access to some of the best financial expertise and resources across Australia. And even greater opportunities are available through Accru’s international membership of MGI Worldwide, giving us an exchange program with firms in 64 countries.
We strive to create a great organizational culture, by giving you:*
We encourage our staff to put forward charities they would like to support. This has led to teams from each office getting involved in causes that matter to them. Here’s a sample:
Please apply now online or forward a current resume, cover letter and copies of academic transcripts to Nicola Brown, HR Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, due to the high number of applications we anticipate, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in this position.
As a Graduate at Accru Felsers you will receive the following benefits:
At Accru Felsers, you’ll enjoy regular social functions, an annual conference, sporting events, and environmental and charity support. Inclusiveness is fundamental to our culture you’ll find people at all levels friendly and supportive.