WITH a mix of business, and individual advisors, working under the Sinclair Wilson banner on everything from annual tax returns to complex farm operations, the 70-year-old group offers a service for every client that's crossed the office threshold.
Since the Timboon branch opened more than 30 years ago, the size and diversity of the practice has provided a good match to the area. Partner Scott Dickie, who has serviced clients in the Heytesbury-Timboon region since 2001, said the region had many facets to it.
"There are individuals that we know we will meet with at least once a year to sort out their annual tax return," Scott said. "Perhaps more often when, during a year, they are looking to buy a new home, or farm equipment, and source finance via our mortgage broking division.
"Then, there are the small businesses in the area; the retail, the hospitality, the tourism operations, which we have enjoyed seeing go from strength to strength as the region's appeal has grown," he said. "Then we have the farming enterprises, which are like the backbone - they've been here a long time and help keep the area strong, and prosperous.
"Every part of this community has a need that we, as a locally-based group of accounting and finance professionals, are well-placed to meet, without requiring our clients to travel too far beyond where they call home."
Fellow visiting partner Steve Davies explained that Sinclair Wilson's business model, built upon the idea of strength in numbers, meant it could provide its clients the best of both worlds - one on one service, backed by a large resource of knowledge and expertise.
"We aim to provide small-firm service, that's supported by the kind of knowledge and expertise you'd get at a large city-based practice," Steven said, adding COVID-19 restrictions had prevented Scott and Steve from travelling to the area as much as they normally would.
"Like most people and businesses, we have found ways to work around what lock-downs and travel restrictions have imposed on us," he said. Sinclair Wilson has full COVID-safe plans in place to ensure the safety of those working with the Timboon team. "Bring on the new normal," he laughed.