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The Brian Group, Chartered Accountants had its origins on Sydney's Northern Beaches servicing small

business clients and superannuation funds since 1978. The firm provides taxation, SMSF audit, and

consulting advice to a range of businesses, including individuals, sole traders, partnerships, companies,

trusts and self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).

 

The Brian Group is a family owned practice in its second generation and currently has two principals,

Anthony Brian and Greg Brian.

 

Anthony Brian C.A., B. Ec.


Anthony graduated from Macquarie University in 1992, whilst completing his undergraduate cadetship at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC). After graduating, Anthony continued on with PWC in the Audit / Consulting department until leaving as an Assistant Manager in 1997. During this time, Anthony completed his

professional studies and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia. Prior to

leaving, Anthony worked on many medium and large sized audit clients including various Manufacturing and Financial Services entities. Anthony also gained experience in trust account audits, controls reviews and organisational restructuring.


After leaving PWC in 1997, Anthony went on to gain commercial experience at Enterasys Networks, a multi-

national IT networking company. At Enterasys, Anthony worked as the Financial Controller of the South

Pacific, with several groups reporting to him including the Finance Department, Human Resources and

Operations. With the role came experience in implementing IT Systems, including accounting packages like

SUN Systems and SAP. He was also involved in orchestrating various restructures in cost and personnel.

 

Anthony left Enterasys in January 2005 and soon after joined Anderson and Brian as Senior Manager. In July

2006, The Brian Group was formed and Anthony became a principal of the practice. Anthony has since worked

extensively on small business accounting and taxation issues. Anthony's significant experience and training in

SMSF superannuation means The Brian Group provides SMSF audit services to many organisations. Anthony

will be working to grow the Tax, Advisory, and Business Services over the coming years.

 

Greg Brian C.A., B. Ec. LLB


Greg graduated from Sydney University in 1988 (B. Ec.) and 1990 (B. LLB) and then gained a Graduate Diploma

in Legal Practice at the NSW College of Law in 1991. Greg commenced his working career in 1985 as an undergraduate with Price Waterhouse in their specialist taxation division and remained there for the next

11 years as a corporate tax specialist, rising to become a corporate tax manager. During this time, Greg

completed his professional qualification to become a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia. Prior to leaving, Greg worked on many medium and large-sized businesses including many

multinational clients. He gained exposure to numerous business sectors including advertising, manufacturing

and distribution, computer and IT businesses as well as assisting with international expatriate tax programs.

 

Greg left Price Waterhouse in 1996 to take over part of the family's growing suburban accounting practice at Anderson and Brian and became a partner of the firm in 1997. In 2006, having left Dee Why, Greg's clients

became part of The Brian Group. Greg is a registered tax agent and has now had 25 years experience honing

his taxation skills as well as small business acounting, tax planning and advising on taxation planning and

compliance issues for SMSF superannuation.