April 2013 Issue 81

Open for business; Beames wants you!

B2B Editor1 April 2013
Beames and Associates, one of Canberra’s most reputable and well regarded mid-size accountingfi rms has recently admitted its 5th partner making it truly open for business and ready to service new clients.
“It was with great pleasure that we admitted one of our longestserving employees Andrew Nesbitt into our partnership ranks in July2012,” says founding partner Peter Beames. “Andrew started with us asan undergraduate over 10 years ago. It is a fantastic example of what ayoung person with the right attitude and work ethic can achieve in arelatively short space of time”
Andrew Nesbitt joins accounting partners Peter Beames, RossBeames, James Watt and financial planning partner David Rae in runningBeames and Associates, one of Canberra’s most reputable and well regarded mid-size accounting firms has recently admitted its 5th partner making it truly open for business and ready to service new clients.the successful Deakin based accounting and financial planning practice.
Both Andrew and James began their careers under the guidance ofPeter Beames, which means even now, as partners in their own right,they share a large number of clients and client relationships with Peter.
“This is a great situation for our clients” says Peter. “Whilst James andAndrew handle the day to day work associated with running a clientbase, I’m always available for high end consulting work for both existing and new clients.
Some of the clients I servicewith Andrew and James havebeen with us for almost twentyyears, so I like to think I’ll alwaysbe involved in their affairs insome way. However as a practice we alsorealised we had to innovate to remain relevantand we believe that we’ve found a great model where I can utilise my breadth of experiencein the industry to help our clients with their high end issues whilst Andrew and Jamescontinue to provide them with the superblevel of service and advice they have become accustomed to”.
As James Watt explains, it is also a riskmitigation issue for their clients. “Our clientshave peace of mind that if something wasto happen to their advisor in any way, forexample sickness, accident or even annualleave, there is another person they canimmediately deal with who has the sameintimate level of knowledge about their financial affairs”
Another reason the practice has thecapacity to service new clients is the fantastic,young and motivated team of Chartered Accountants currently on board. “We’ve gotthe strongest team of staff we’ve ever had”says Ross Beames. “They’re motivated, healthy,energetic and keen to provide quality service,which really puts us in a great position to accept new clients – after all accepting new clients is great, but is pointless without havinga powerful engine room of committed staff to deliver a quality service”.
This, coupled with the firms dedicationto utilising the latest technology in terms of accounting systems (for example the relativelynew online accounting software Xero) andits commitment to regular professional development and training for all staff ensuresnew clients will receive the most up to date,innovate service in Canberra.
If you would like some advice and guidanceto take your business and finances to the nextlevel, the team at Beames & Associates wouldbe delighted to assist you.
Beames & Associates is currently welcoming new clients.
If you would like to discuss your personalsituation with one of the team please phone6282 9500 to make an appointment.