Why Partner With Kelly+Partners?

Whether you're thinking about your succession or looking for a partner to supercharge your growth, we're here to talk.

Build the lasting legacy you deserve

Building an accounting practice, growing it, and managing it from the beginning to the end of a career takes a huge personal investment of time, energy and sacrifice. We understand more than anyone how challenging it can be to achieve balance between professional success and personal fulfilment.

Wanting to do right by your clients and your team often means juggling the responsibilities of being an accountant, marketer, salesperson, business manager, human resources managers, IT technician, and more, all at the same time. Whether you’re trying to create a legacy or grow your firm, everyone needs a support system. Kelly+Partners could be yours.

Over our 17-year history, Kelly+Partners has helped transform 31 accounting firms and launched 18 greenfield offices to establish our existing accounting network across Greater Sydney. We have a long track record of working with leading accounting firms to solve their succession pathway and talent issues. Our proven Partner-Owner-Driver™ operating model delivers a number of key benefits including:

  • Proactively managed succession planning, talent attraction and retention
  • Long-term strategic alignment of operating partners via an ongoing ownership stake
  • Enhanced staff culture as part of the strong and growing Kelly+Partners network
  • Better client outcomes with the introduction of our proprietary accounting systems
  • Greater breadth of service offering from leveraging the broader network skillset
  • Improved firm profitability via centralisation of back office functions and new business procedures
  • Enhanced marketing and brand presence under the Kelly+Partners banner.

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Partner-Owner-Driver Model

Our proprietary Partner-Owner-Driver™ model stands as a proven ownership and operational structure, a rarity in the global accounting market. Within this framework, the Partner-Owner-Driver™ function as the on-the-ground Partners, representing the respective business partners of Kelly Partners Group Holdings.

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Supercharge your accounting firm

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Find great people

Our Talent Acquisition team finds and attracts the best people to your team.

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Offer rewarding careers

Create opportunities for your people, with clear pathways into leadership and partnership.

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Enhance team culture

Measured brand values, all-company events, Managers training and more.

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Future-ready workspaces

State-of-the-art office environments equipped with the latest technology and tools.

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Lean on shared resources

Leverage our centralisation of back office functions and new business procedures.

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Join a global network

Make friends, share best practices and lean on a global network of specialists.

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Certified B Corporation

Do business for good and join Australia's only listed B Corp certified accounting firm.

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Great Place to Work

Attract the best team members through our Great Place To Work Certifications. 

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Employer of Choice

Improve recruitment, engagement and retention with our award-winning processes. 

Are you a fit for Kelly+Partners?

Kelly+Partners are eager to hear from accounting practitioners about their businesses that meet the below criteria. 

The larger the business, the greater our interest.

We can promise complete confidentiality and a very fast answer — customarily within five minutes — as to whether we're interested. We will only buy for cash.

Brett frequently gets approached about acquisitions that don't come close to meeting the above tests: we've found that if you advertise an interest in buying collies, a lot of people will call hoping to sell you their cocker spaniels.

A line from a country song expresses our feeling about new ventures, turnarounds, or auction-like sales: "When the phone don't ring, you'll know it's me."

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Transaction Process

We know every accounting firm is unique. However, we require specific financial details to ensure that you receive a fair offer for your practice. In our experience, the process typically takes between 7 to 90 days to complete. We will request the following information.

  • Your current legal and ownership structure
  • The last 3 years of profit and loss statements
  • The last 3 years of tax returns
  • A list of employees and their benefits
  • Pictures of your firm's premises (inside and out)
  • Your business and personal plans, and time frame.

We will schedule a short non-intrusive visit from a member of the Kelly+Partners executive team. Assuming your firm meets the criteria outlined above, we will submit an offer to partner with your firm or merge your firm into the Kelly+Partners group. When you accept our proposal, our legal team will send you documents for the proposed transaction. These documents are for you and your stakeholders to review.

Please complete the confidential enquiries form located below. Once it has been submitted, you will receive a phone call within 1 business day.