We are 100% locally owned
- Anthony G. Smith, B.Bus, FIPA
- Vicki J. Dosser, B.Bus, FIPA
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.
Our directors have professional backgrounds in accounting and management consultancy. Our tax team continually monitor changes to tax law, government incentives and the general business environment to help you adjust and take advantage of opportunities. Technical competency, integrity and confidentiality are a priority for the whole team.
We understand that your needs are unique and how you can improve and strengthen your financial situation will also be unique. We know the best plans make sure you’re taking the risks you want and not the risks you don’t.
For our business clients, our expertise extends beyond industry specific tax knowledge to incorporate a detailed understanding of how a range of industries operate giving you fresh eyes on your business. We have successful clients in agriculture, health, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, trades, NFP, public sector and many more.
Whether you are new to the workforce, starting out in business, an experienced business owner or transitioning to retirement or aged care, we can advise, guide, offer direction and help you to overcome challenges and celebrate success.
A proud history in Benalla
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 (Tony) 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. Wal Pfeiffer and Vicki Dosser joined 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. Brendan Smith has stepped down as a partner but is still actively involved in the accounting business and continues his financial planning work with OzPlan Financial Services. The current partners are Tony Smith and Vicki Dosser.