A snapshot of Saward Dawson

Understanding the boots will help you understand us.

History and location

Our origins stretch back to the 1960s. The firm as we now know it commenced in 1981 when Bruce Saward joined with a former colleague in practice. Cliff Dawson joined the firm shortly thereafter in 1984. Since then the firm has grown and developed and now reside in excellent offices in Blackburn, in the heart of Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

25 years in the City of Whitehorse

Our team

The firm has five partners: Bruce Saward, Jeff Tulk, Joshua Morse, Matthew Stokes and Peter Shields. With more than 60 people in our team, our partners are supported by dedicated and experienced Chartered Accountants and other accountants at all stages of their careers including several cadets working part-time as they progress through their university studies.

Our clients

Some of our most established clients have been with the firm since our very earliest days. We have a long history of delivering specialist services to clients across a diversity of industry sectors including manufacturing, distribution, retail, service and not-for-profit.

We aim to serve our clients with excellence and take pride in our professional services. However, we are pleased to go an extra mile to keep our client community informed with developments that affect them. Our client seminars, regular newsletters, email bulletins and publications, and this informative website are just some of the additional ways that we provide more than you would expect from your accountant.

Extensive services

Our diverse range of services extend beyond the preparation of tax returns and financial statements. We are able to offer additional services that add real value to clients. These non-compliance services include:

bullet Business Advisory services such as assisting with business coaching and business planning, strategic planning, business sale and acquisition assistance, project evaluation, succession planning and and leadership development and business structuring and specialist taxation consulting.
bullet Assurance Advisory services such as systems and control reviews and due diligence assistance.
bullet Wealth planning and Finance services including superannuation and retirement strategic planning, financial planning development, implementation and monitoring and finance solutions for both business and personal needs.

Our team is focused on delivering the range of professional services that provide real value and results for our clients.

Our terms of engagement

Our culture

We strive for excellence in everything we do. We know and appreciate the value of enduring, personal client relationships. We recognise that the world is changing and we embrace that change. We support our staff, giving them the opportunities to develop both personally and professionally.
We encourage our staff to be dedicated to their professional careers whilst ensuring that they leave adequate time for family and community involvements. Read about some of the great community projects our team get involved in.

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