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Based in the thriving rural centre of Hamilton in Western Victoria, CoggerGurry Chartered Accountants are a progressive and innovative firm, setting the pace for financial services not only in the Southern Grampians Region but also in many other rural centres and capital cities.

Boasting a team of more than 25 local people - CoggerGurry provides taxation and accounting solutions to business of all sizes, and specialises in servicing farm-based businesses.

We have dedicated teams for Taxation and Accounting, Superannuation, Financial Planning, audit services and more.

CoggerGurry are proud of our rich history and community involvement and will continue to strive to offer the people of the Southern Grampians region excellent service into the decades to come.

Directors

 

Laurie Cogger

   Laurie has been a Certified Practicing Accountant for almost 30 years. He joined the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1989 and recently was recognised by the industry with inclusion as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

During this time, Laurie has established long lasting professional relationships with a broad range of clients. These include a number of successful businesses which are based in capital cities and operate on a national scale.

Being a registered Company Auditor and Liquidator since 1983 - Laurie's main areas of expertise are business structuring, taxation and general business advisory and development.

He has also developed a special interest in Financial Planning and has been providing high level Wealth Creation, Superannuation and Estate Planning advice to clients since 1985. He is a fully qualified Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

Laurie's outstanding commitment and expertise has seen the practice grow significantly since its inception.

Outside of his role as Director at CoggerGurry, Laurie also acts as a Director for a number of highly successful companies and is also actively involved in a number of not-for-profit organisations including his current role as Chairman of the Foundation of a large private secondary college.

 

Andrew Heazlewood

 

Andrew has a close affinity with the Hamilton community, having grown up on a cropping and grazing property at nearby Penshurst - which he now operates in conjunction with his wife and his parents.  He attended Hamilton College before studying Commerce / Science at Melbourne University.

Whilst working within an audit role with KPMG in Melbourne - Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003, and since returning to Hamilton he has worked primarily with rural, and small to medium commercial clients.

Andrew specialises in taxation and business advisory services; including taxation compliance and planning, cashflow budgeting, preparation of business proposals and sourcing finance, and business valuations.

Together with his wife Vicki , Andrew is raising a young family and is committed to the future of this wonderful rural community.


Hamish McDonald

  Hamish grew up on a family farm in the Nareen district, was educated locally and in Ballarat, before completing his degree at Warrnambool.

He has had over fifteen years' accounting experience including working overseas in Ireland and in Northern Australia – Cairns. He specialises in superannuation and heads up the superannuation division of the firm.  He is a member of CPA Australia and the SMSF Association.

Hamish is married to Marie and they have young twin boys. Outside work he is a keen lawn bowler and has already made his mark in this area.  


Michael Fitzpatrick

  Michael is a well-known Hamilton identity. Michael was educated in Hamilton and Ballarat and has worked in accountancy practices for over fifteen years. He is a member of Chartered Accountants and New Zealand (CA ANZ), and is a registered SMSF Auditor.

Michael's expertise is in general taxation and compliance. He has a special interest in accounting systems & IT, taxation planning, family tax benefits and business advisory.

Michael is married to Mel and they have three young children. He is a keen sportsman and is well known for his expertise on the cricket field and playing table tennis.  


Lachlan Wark

 

Lachlan has been with the firm for over ten years and became a Director in early 2011.  During this time, Lachlan has become a specialist in general tax compliance and tax minimisation strategies.  He has also gained a detailed understanding of business and strategic planning advisory services.
           

Lachlan was educated in Hamilton and Melbourne, graduating from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Business in 2004.
He is a member of CPA Australia, an affiliate member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and is a registered Self Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor.

Lachlan
is married to Jessica and has one child. He is involved with local sporting clubs and enjoys spending time in the outdoors partaking in various recreational activities.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Services

Our goal is to help you build a better business and ultimately achieve greater wealth. 

Accounting & Taxation
Income Tax Planning & Minimization
Business Services
Self Managed Superannuation
Financial Planning
Audit
Finance Assistance
Industry Focus

We have a deep understanding of the issues facing small to medium enterprises but we recognise that to be trusted business Advisors to our clients we also need to understand the industry you work in.
Resources

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Our Location

44 Gray Street
Hamilton Vic  3300 
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P: +61 3 5571 0111 
F: +61 3 5571 0100 
E: reception@coggergurry.com.au

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