Canberra accounting firm Joyce Dickson Accountants has joined the MGI network.
Managing partner Lorin Joyce said MGI was chosen ahead of several other networks after careful consideration by the firm.
According to Mr Joyce, MGI stood out because of its extensive experience and knowledge of family and private business clients.
"We were looking to partner with a group who operate in a global village as a number of our clients are doing business interstate and overseas," he said. "Through access to the resources and insights of MGI it means we have a safe pair of hands to look after our clients wherever in the world they may do business.”
MGI Australasia chairman Grant Field said the alliance with Joyce Dickson is just one part of an aggressive expansion plan that has already seen Melbourne firm MPR join the MGI group recently.
“We are actively looking to double the size of MGI group across Australasia in the next 12 months to two years so we've been on an active program of contacting potential new member firms in various cities and that’s how we came across Joyce Dickson,” he said.
Mr Field said the MGI network could offer boutique firms a number of benefits, both through size and expertise.
“Increasingly, the firms I’m talking to are looking for ways to develop their people and share best practice ideas. I believe our leadership development program is second to none and also we have an open culture of sharing and leveraging the strengths of each other,” he said.
MGI’s aggressive expansion plan centres on regional growth, with Mr Field telling AccountantsDaily that the network is looking to expand into a large number of regional cities, both in Australia and New Zealand.
“We have firms pretty well now in all the major capital cities, but in both Australia and New Zealand there are major provincial cities so we are certainly looking at all of the major provincial cities in Australia and New Zealand where we currently don’t have representation,” Mr Field said.