About us

Сore values

and our advantages

Partnership based on trust

Accosec & Associates prides itself on professionalism, integrity and experience – we consider ourselves your governance partner.

Value-based pricing

Allows you to focus on your core business; providing cost and efficiency benefits; reducing overheads and improving operational controls.

Fast paced diligence

We create, advise and maintain your governance platform, allowing you to increase productivity while we manage your corporate administration operations.

At Accosec we:

Allow you to focus on your core business;

Provide cost and efficiency benefits;

Reduce overheads and improve operational controls;

Increase in-house efficiency;

Provide ongoing advice and support;

Identify and improve risk management controls, processes and procedures; and

Educate/develop internal staff.

We offer value-based pricing; setting a value on each service for our clients.

DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL

Andrew Metcalfe (B.Bus. CPA, FGIA, FCIS, MAICD, Grad. Dip. CorpSecPrac & AppCorpGov) is Principal of Accosec & Associates and leads a qualified and experienced team of professionals. Along with Andrew, the team at Accosec & Associates provides clients with expertise in Chartered Secretarial and Governance Advisory services, along with a range of financial and commercial skills that support the client in meeting and achieving its corporate, regulatory and statutory compliance requirements.

 

Our Team

Philip Thomas

Philip Thomas

Expertise in non-for-profit entities M CommLaw, B Bus (Bkg & Fin), Grad Dip CSP, ASA, FCIS, FGIA, F.Fin, MAICD

Specialises in Management and Boardroom Governance, particularly the more complex matters.

Andrew Beeson

Andrew Beeson

Expertise in financial accounting CA, MAICD, AGIA Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with over 20 years of experience of conducting a variety of financial roles in Australian manufacturing companies
Geoffrey Widmer

Geoffrey Widmer

Expertise in SME entities MBA, B.Ec, FAICD, GIA, SPE, AIPN Honorary Consul for the Republic of Colombia in Victoria Specialises in energy, corporate secretariat & governance and financial management services.
Linda Dillon

Linda Dillon

Expertise in corporate actions B.Comm, FCA, FAICD, F FIN, FGIA, FCIS Experienced commercial Global and ASX Listed CFO and Company Secretary. Experienced Non-Executive Director.
Philip Thomas M CommLaw, B Bus (Bkg & Fin), Grad Dip CSP, ASA, FCIS, FGIA, F.Fin, MAICD Specialises in Management and Boardroom Governance, particularly the more complex matters. Clients range from international and Australian Listed entities, large private companies, Not for Profits in a variety of sectors and industries. He is a frequent guest speaker to industry on development, Board control and assessment practices including governance procedures for management oversight.  This area includes training in aspects and support for directors and company secretaries for practical governance and business solutions.
Andrew Beeson CA, MAICD, AGIA Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with over 20 years of experience of conducting a variety of financial roles in Australian manufacturing companies, Andrew has spent seven years as CFO of ASX listed companies and currently provides a range of “CFO” advisory services, aimed primarily at medium sized companies, both ASX listed and large proprietary. These services include interim CFO roles, business planning, budgeting and other financial modelling activities and Company Secretarial support. In addition, Andrew conducts strategic business reviews and provides support for acquisition, IPO’s and divestments. Andrew is also well experienced in managing, or assisting with, the end of year financial reporting process for ASX listed companies with particular emphasis on valuation/goodwill testing and careful management of key stakeholders in the process ( Finance team, Audit team, Audit Committee, Board, shareholder communications) Andrew’s experience as an Interim CFO covers engagements ranging from 6 months to 12 months for several FMCG companies. These roles have focussed on improving business systems and processes, and conducting structured longer term strategic planning with Boards and Shareholders
Geoffrey Widmer MBA, B.Ec, FAICD, GIA, SPE, AIPN Honorary Consul for the Republic of Colombia in Victoria Specialises in energy, corporate secretariat & governance and financial management services. He is a director and company secretary. Geoffrey is an active member of the Governance Institute of Australia (“MGIA”) society and an active member of their Professional Development committee. Geoffrey has secretariat experience in 7 SMEs both ASX Listed and Private Public companies and had board experience as director in 5 companies in energy and resource development. He has being a director in the “NFP” sector with the company (Ability Works Australia) for 6 years. In this position, he was also Chairman of the Audit Committee. He was on the board of the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies for 10 years and as Chairman for 4 years. This group is a joint venture between University of Adelaide and Flinders University. He also has extensive board and executive commercial experience in upstream oil and gas exploitation both in Australia, Asia and the Americas, infrastructure and technology industry sectors. His commercial experience is in energy project evaluation and analysis, business strategy and corporate governance.He currently involved in the Australian Colombia Business Group and previously as the Victorian Vice-President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce. He speaks Spanish and is a frequent visitor to both Colombia and Spain.
Linda Dillon B.Comm, FCA, FAICD, F FIN, FGIA, FCIS Experienced commercial Global and ASX Listed CFO and Company Secretary. Experienced Non-Executive Director. Strong skills in acquisitions due diligence, negotiations and integration, restructures and transformations, governance and compliance. Extensive international reporting and international tax management skills. Strategically gained experience in a wide range of industries including mining, commodities, agriculture, architecture and engineering consulting. Highly qualified and recognised in the leading professional organisations including Finsia, Governance Australia and Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.

FAQ

the most popular questions

Q: How big does the scale of the company need to be that you will work with it? Do you accept requests from SME's or only from big corporations?
    A:  We’ve never had strict benchmarks on how big or small a company must be. All companies have similar governance issues and requirements. We’ve always welcomed the SME businesses to become our clients and in the modern competitive rhythm the business world operates in, SME’s need our help to establish a strong governance platform.    
Q: Do you offer not Australia based, overseas consulting management?
  A: Of course. Though our company is registered and based in Australia (Melbourne), we can work with any other jurisdiction or country.  
Q: Do you work in Tax management optimization field?
    A: No, this is not our field of specialization.  

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