Home' Border Enterprise : Summer-Autumn 2011-2012 Contents 35
Vol 5. Summer/Autumn
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Johnsons MME's Gary
Essex and Jeff Stirling.
THE merger of two highly respected
and long established Border
accounting firms, Johnsons MME
and Stirlings, will benefit both
clients and staff. The alliance was
successfully completed on July 1 this year -
with the united firm trading under the Johnsons
MME name - and continuing to provide the high
level of service to which clients of both firms
have been accustomed.
"A major benefit of merging the two firms
is that it will enhance our people's ability to
specialise, which will in turn allow us to provide
a greater breadth and depth of services to our
clients in a seamless manner," said Johnsons
MME principal, Gary Essex.
"It will allow us to continue to provide a wide
range of services to our clients in the ever
more complex business environment that they
"A current example of this is the impending
imposition of a carbon tax by the federal
government which has created a deal of
uncertainty within the business community. We
already have professionals within the firm who
have an understanding of the implications of
the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting
Act," Mr Essex said.
"We will be well placed to advise business
as to how the carbon tax will affect their cost
structures and accordingly help plan the actions
needed to counter its impact.
"The merger also allows the professional
teams of both Johnsons MME and Stirlings
to focus more on our clients' goals and less
on compliance and administrative functions.
Importantly, they can focus even more keenly
on the matters that are of value to our clients.
"Internally, our people will have a greater
opportunity for career advancement that
might usually be associated with a capital city
environment. Instead, this can now happen
in the wonderful Albury-Wodonga region," Mr
Johnsons MME places great value on its staff
by supporting them in their careers.
"We empower and trust our staff and provide
quality mentoring and feedback to them," Mr
Under the merger arrangements, Stirlings
partners Jeff Stirling and Barry Weissel have
become associates of Johnsons MME.
The Johnsons MME partnership comprising
Mr Essex, Rod Mullavey, Hugh McKenzie-
McHarg, Stephen Clarke, Cameron Diffey,
Lynette Barber and Paul Goonan has remained
The Stirlings team has relocated to the offices
occupied by Johnsons MME at 520 Swift
Street, Albury. The expanded business now
comprises close to 60 people.
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