Coming together is a beginning, 

 staying together is progress,

working together is success

Henry Ford


Our Team

Bill Murphy – Principal – Business Services, Taxation and Financial Planning

B. Comm. F.C.A. Financial Planning Specialist
Authorised Representative Number: 231641

Bill Murphy completed a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW in 1973. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a registered tax agent and a company auditor. Bill provides more than just traditional accounting services; he would like his clients to receive a total financial solution. With many years' experience across a broad range of businesses and audits, Bill is very ably supported by a number of enthusiastic accountants and staff.


Meet the Managers...

Paul Ryan

Paul was born in Cowra and has had 18 years' service with Steel Walsh & Murphy and precedent firm. Paul specialises in individual tax returns, business financial and tax reporting and Phoenix Farm Accounting Software.

Peter McDonald

Peter was born in Cowra and has had 30 years service with Steel Walsh & Murphy and precedent firm. Peter is a well known Cowra identity and is involved in many community activities. Peter specialises in accounting and tax for business and individuals.


More of the SWM Team...

David Symons

David has been with Steel Walsh & Murphy since 2011. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) with Charles Sturt University and has only 12 months of study until he graduates. David's areas of expertise within the firm are individual tax returns and business financial statements and tax returns; his main area of work is completing end of year reporting for Self-Managed Super Funds.


  Ryan Downing

Ryan was born and raised in Cowra and has worked at Steel Walsh & Murphy since January 2011. He is part-way through his university studies at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst. Ryan mainly works in the areas of financial statements and income tax returns for both individuals and small businesses as well as auditing for local Cowra and surrounding community groups and organisations. When not at work, Ryan enjoys most things sport with a particular focus on rugby league. He likes spending spare time with family and friends and is keen to do some travelling.



Stuart Wheeler

Stuart Wheeler is an Accountant with SWM and is currently completing his studies in Accounting at Charles Sturt University. He has been at SWM for four years. Prior to joining SWM, Stuart worked in the fields of irrigation and horticulture and holds a degree in Environmental Science. Stuart has experience in all aspects of accounting and specialises in accounting for agricultural and other small businesses. Stuart lives in Cowra with his young family and spends his spare time renovating his home.



Sharryn Markham

Sharryn is undertaking study in a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) with the University of New England. She has 21 years' experience with the daily running operations of small business and understands the pressures small business owners can face so Sharryn like to keep a simple approach to their bookwork and take the worry and hassle out of the process. Sharryn has been with SWM since January 2015 In her time out of the office, Sharryn's interests include reading, animals, cars, motorcycles and watching movies.



Toby Nobes

Toby is also Cowra born and bred. He has worked at Steel Walsh & Murphy since 2014 and, having completed two years of full-time Accounting study at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Toby is completing the degree on a part-time basis whilst he simultaneously gains some hands on learning and experience with the team at SWM.



Cheryl Downing


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