Matthew Swannie is a Certified Practising Accountant and Business + Practice Development Manager at Koustas + Co.
He joined in 2011 and is responsible for the firm’s marketing, business development, knowledge management, human resources, training, financial analysis and logistical activities. With over 15 years management experience in large corporates and dynamic private enterprises, he is well placed to fulfill his role. In particular, he maximises the benefits of both traditional and technologically advanced platforms to create integrated branding and communication strategies.
Matthew’s strong accounting and business administration background is credited to his previous roles in various industries including the finance, accounting, legal and software/IT sectors. He was a founding Partner at Summit Accountants & Business Advisors. Combining his technical accounting skills with his sales and business management experience, he advised both Australian and foreign businesses on matters including compliance management, company secretarial services, facilitating business plans, business valuations and due diligence reviews, business funding and developing sales and marketing strategies.
Before this, he held account management roles at Australia’s leading provider of accounting and small business software and a large salary packaging programs provider, where he worked closely with clients designing and presenting solutions to meet their varying needs.
As Financial Controller at one of Australia’s pre-eminent law firms, he managed diverse tasks from daily reporting and budgeting to helping prepare statutory accounts and tax returns.
Matthew graduated with a distinction in Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at RMIT and has an MBA from Deakin Graduate School of Business.
Through having worked for both market leaders and innovators, Matthew has gained an appreciation for thought-leading initiatives and for thinking differently.
Qualifications and Professional Accreditations
- Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) Distinct – RMIT
- Master of Business Administration – Deakin University Graduate School of Management
- Fellow of CPA Australia
- Panalitix Accredited Business Adviser