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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. Bill is secretary of Cowra Rotary and President Elect and spends his spare time in the garden or reading.

Paul Ryan

Manager

Paul was born in Cowra and has had 20 years’ service with Steel Walsh & Murphy and precedent firm prior to that he had 17 years Business Management experience with national corporations. Paul specialises in individual tax returns, business financial statements, Cashflow Forecast, GST and tax reporting. Also has a vast depth of knowledge of business accounting packages including MYOB, Xero and Phoenix Farm Accounting Software.

Peter McDonald

Manager

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.

David Symons

Manager

David has been with Steel Walsh & Murphy since 2011. He has completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) with Charles Sturt University and is currently studying to become a Chartered Accountant through Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. David’s areas of expertise within the firm is very broad including individual tax returns, GST reporting 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

Manager

Ryan was born and raised in Cowra and has worked at Steel Walsh & Murphy since January 2011.  Ryan is in the office on a part-time basis and mainly works in the areas of financial statements and income tax returns for both individuals and small businesses. When not at Steel Walsh & Murphy, Ryan enjoys most things sport and fitness with a particular focus on rugby league. He likes spending spare time with family and friends and he would love to travel more.

Tanya Sirol

Manager

Tanya has completed her studies in a Bachelor of Business (Management) and has nearly competed her degree in a Masters of Professional Accounting.  Tanya recently moved from Camden to Grenfell with her family. Tanya enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and watching TV.

Victor Parakkal

Bookkeeper

Victor is one of Steel Walsh & Murphy’s newest recruits. He and his family relocated to Cowra. Victor is originally from India, where he worked in financial roles for over 10 years. He has studied further in Australia and continues to learn. Victor provides bookkeeping support for our accountants. He and his family take an active role in the St Raphaels school and church communities. His enjoys cricket and reading.

Fiona Ferson

Receptionist

Fiona Ferson is the first friendly face you see when you visit Steel Walsh & Murphy. As our main receptionist, Fiona brings with her a huge amount of experience in customer relations, having worked for many years at Cowra’s NRMA office. Fiona loves to garden, her cat and spending time with friends and family.

Cheryl Downing

Office Duties / Receptionist

Cheryl Downing carries out the back up Receptionist role. Her duties are wide and varied from record keeping and general office duties to being the lady who buys the biscuits. Cheryl has worked in customer service for many years and enjoys meeting new people. Away from Steel Walsh & Murphy Cheryl enjoys reading, craft and spending time with family and friends.

Richmond Bush

Trainee Accountant

Richmond is a Trainee Accountant with SWM having just completed his HSC at St Raphael’s in Cowra. He is undertaking a Bachelor of Accounting at CSU by distance alongside his training with SWM. Out of the office, Richmond’s interests involve reading and cooking.