About Us

The Brian Group had its origins on Sydney's Northern Beaches and has been servicing commercial and small business clients, high net-worth individuals and superannuation funds since 1978.

We provide business services, superannuation, taxation, accounting, assurance, and audit services to a wide range of clients, including individuals, sole traders, partnerships, companies, trusts and self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).

Our two principals, Anthony Brian and Greg Brian, own the family run practice in its second generation. They are supported by a fantastic team of technical and administrative staff who are looking forward to meeting you.

Why don’t you meet them all below:

Anthony Brian
C.A., B. Ec.
Director Principal

Anthony is a Director Principal with over 30 years of experience. Anthony brings his caring approach to all his work providing taxation, accounting, business advisory, superannuation and audit services to a broad range of clients including subsidiaries of multinationals, privately owned businesses and high net-worth individuals.

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Anthony graduated from Macquarie University in 1992, whilst completing his undergraduate cadetship at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He has since worked with PWC (Assistant Manager Audit/Consulting), and Enterasys Networks (South Pacific Financial Controller), which have provided him with experience in trust account audits, controls reviews, organisational restructuring and IT Systems implementation. It has also given him extensive experience with medium and large sized audit clients including various Manufacturing and Financial Services entities. Anthony has been a principal of The Brian Group since it was formed in 2006, and has worked extensively on small business accounting and taxation issues.

Greg Brian
C.A., B. Ec. LLB
Director Principal

Greg is a Director Principal with over 35 years of experience. Greg provides a high level of technical expertise with a caring nature to his specialities including taxation, accounting, business advisory and superannuation services. He services a broad range of clients including high net-worth individuals and privately owned businesses.

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Greg graduated from Sydney University in 1988 (B. Ec.) and 1990 (B. LLB) and then gained a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the NSW College of Law in 1991. He has since worked with PWC where he was promoted from an undergraduate position as a Corporate Tax Specialist to Corporate Tax Manager, where he gained experience in many business sectors including advertising, manufacturing and distribution, computer and IT businesses as well as assisting with international expatriate tax programs. It has also given him extensive experience with medium and large sized businesses including many multinational clients. Greg has been a principal of The Brian Group since its 2006 formation, and has worked extensively on small business acounting, tax planning and advising on SMSF superannuation taxation planning and compliance issues.

Nathan Townsend
CA. B. Financial Administration
Senior Business Services Manager

Nathan is a Senior Business Services Manager with over 20 years of experience. Nathan is an easy going "country boy" who brings a calm practical approach to solving any problem. Nathan enjoys helping clients understand their wealth management and specialises in providing taxation, accounting and business advisory services to a broad range of clients.

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Simone Brian
C.A, B.Ec
Senior Manager

Simone is a Senior Manager and specialises in audit and assurance services in the self-managed superannuation fund area. She has over 25 years of experience providing audit and assurance services to a wide range of entities including listed entities, private entities, real estate agencies, charities and both APRA funds and SMSFs.

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Trish Thompson
SMSF Supervisor

Trish is an SMSF supervisor with many years of experience in the finance industry. Trish has spent the last 5 years at The Brian Group specialising in providing superannuation and administrative support to SMSF trustees. Trish is always ready help. This together with her infectious smile and relaxed attitude make her a delight to deal with.

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Carine Brown
Business Services - Client Manager

In 2020 Carine became a Business Services Client Manager. She has many years of professional accounting experience. Carine spent several years specialising in SMSF administration and is now focused on providing taxation, accounting and business advisory services. Her former work as an auditor has given her a keen eye for detail and a great ability to see the big picture.

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Andrew Kwon
Senior Accountant

Andrew is a Business Services Senior Accountant with over 15 years experience in the industry. Andrew is considered the quiet achiever. Andrew specialises in providing taxation, accounting and business advisory services to high net worth individuals and small to medium businesses.

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Nivia Wilson
Senior Accountant

Nivia is a Business Services Senior Accountant. Her background in legal services has provided her with a keen analytical mind. Her quick thinking allows her to provide excellent services including back-office support to multinational corporations. She is now also expanding her taxation, accounting and business advisory offering.

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Julie Rock
Bookkeeper

Julie specialises in providing back office administration and bookkeeping services to Self Managed Superannuation Funds, high net worth individuals, and investment entities. You may hear her voice at the end of the phone asking for that last missing document.

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Fiona Nimmo
Client Relations Administrator

Fiona is our friendly Client Service Administrator. Fiona is always ready to help and give direction to your needs. If you need administrative guidance or directions Fiona will help you out. Fiona is essential in managing our job workflow.

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Lucinda Koenig
Receptionist and Office Administrator

Lucinda is the welcoming face and voice for our practice. She looks after our reception and is happy to organise an appointment for you to meet with one of our team.

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Tracey Brian
B.Ec. LLB
Office Administrator

Tracey runs our internal Finance and Administration. She also provides back-office support to our team.

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Debra Attwooll
B.Ec. C.A.
Senior Manager - Contract

Debra is a contract Senior Manager. Debra has been with The Brian Group for over 20 years. Whilst her family keeps her busy most of the time, she is a delight to work with and specialises in providing taxation and accounting services to individuals and businesses.

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