Our firm is 100% locally owned.

Executives

  • Brendan J. Smith, B.Bus, FIPA, CFP (Principal)
  • Anthony G. Smith, B.Bus, FIPA (Principal)
  • Vicki J. Dosser, B.Bus, FIPA (Principal)

Independence

Our firm is totally independent and provides all services and advice without bias or influence from any external parties. The interests of clients are paramount.

Professionalism

The firm’s management all have professional backgrounds in accounting and management consultancy. Technical competency, integrity and confidentiality are highly valued.

Size

The total number employed including executive staff, is 15 of which the senior executive each have some 30 years’ experience within this industry. Smith Dosser is affiliated with a number of other accounting service providers. This enables the firm to offer a range of staffing and specialist services as and when required.

Experience

A wide range of services to private sector clients; numerous public sector engagements and special assignments, including local government, health industry, State Government utilities, public schools and adult education & training bureaux.

A proud history in Benalla.

Timeline

HF Fox & Co - 1940's

During the late 1940s, the Melbourne-based public accounting firm: HF Fox & Co. established a branch office in Benalla. The principal “Henry Fox” later employed Jim Smith as a young trainee accountant in 1957.

JH Smith & Co - 1962

After stints in both the Benalla and Melbourne offices, Jim Smith purchased the Benalla business from Henry Fox in 1962.

Smith O'Shannessy - 1975

In 1975, Ray O’Shannessy was admitted as a partner. In 1995, Brendan Smith was admitted as a partner. In 1999, Anthony Smith was admitted as a partner.

Smith Pfeiffer - 2001

On 1st  July 2001, the firms of Smith O’Shannessy, Pfeiffer Jennings and System Operated Business, merged to become Smith Pfeiffer. This included the addition of Wal Pfeiffer and Vicki Dosser to the partnership.

Smith Dosser - 2006

In 2006, in recognition of the changes to directors of the firm, the current name was adopted. Jim Smith, Ray O’Shannessy and Wal Pfeiffer have since retired. The current partners are Brendan Smith, Anthony Smith and Vicki Dosser.