New Roberts & Morrow partner has local ties

BRIGHT FUTURE: In the four years Matthew has worked for Roberts & Morrow, he has had the opportunity to gain experience in many areas of the firm, especially enjoying the work in primary production accounting.
BRIGHT FUTURE: In the four years Matthew has worked for Roberts & Morrow, he has had the opportunity to gain experience in many areas of the firm, especially enjoying the work in primary production accounting.

Roberts & Morrow is excited to introduce the newest partner to the firm, Matthew McCulloch.

With significant growth in services in the Tamworth region, the company is thrilled to introduce Matthew as an additional partner alongside the existing Tamworth Partners - Tanya Bagster, Chris Ingall and Annette Aslin.

Matthew’s journey to this exciting point in his career has taken him to Sydney and overseas, with him eventually returning to his roots in Tamworth.

“It can often be challenging to keep local accounting graduates in regionally based firms,” said Tamworth Partner Tanya Bagster. “The allure of a career in city locations can be quite compelling and it’s often felt that there are better opportunities in these places.

“However, the same opportunities and a breadth of experience can also be achieved in a  rural setting.”

Take Roberts & Morrow for example. A firm with not only taxation and accounting compliance services, but also with the addition of specialist experts in financial planning, specialist tax and estate planning, self-managed superannuation, audit and business advisory.

“Experiencing working life in the city is a great starting point,” said Mrs Bagster. “Matthew did this following his studies at Sydney University where he completed a Bachelor of Economics with a Major in Finance.

“Matthew then gained experience working in London for a while and then in Sydney for five years, completing his Chartered Accountant qualification in 2014.”

But at this point, he was missing his life in the country and he and his wife Tara, wanted to offer their children the same chance they had to grow up in a rural community, so returning to family in Tamworth was the obvious decision.

“In the four years Matthew has worked for Roberts & Morrow, he has had the opportunity to gain experience in many areas of the firm, especially enjoying the work in primary production accounting, being from a farming background himself,” said Mrs Bagster. “Matthew has also developed a keen interest in new technologies and online accounting and the benefits they bring to local businesses and farmers.”

“I am focused on helping businesses and farming clients in the North West region grow and be successful, especially in the face of change created by advancements in technology and automation,” said Matthew.

Roberts & Morrow encourages anyone who is planning a career in accounting or who has gained experience working in a city or overseas, to consider the benefits of working in a regionally-based firm.

They are always looking for talented people, who are passionate about business and rural enterprise. For further information phone (02) 6768 1111.

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