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pathway after retirement days a success

Twomeys held two successful Pathway after Retirement Information Days in Young and Cootamundra in March/April.

The information days showcased exhibitors from a variety of local aged care service providers and featured guest speakers from Centrelink, Twomeys, local legal firms and aged care providers. Please

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twomeys community involvement

Twomeys regularly donates both time and funds to organisations within the local community.

Young Regional School of Music

Twomeys Young Office is a major sponsor of the Young Regional School of Music, which held its 2016 Finale Concert on 19 November 2016. Veronica Boler of the Young Office was invited alongside Elke Cleverdon (Chair of the YRSM Board) to present the 'Friend of YRSM' Award to Jennie Peady.

Photo – from left to right: Veronica Boler, Jennie Peady, Elke Cleverdon.

Congratulations to Amanda Isbester of the Young Office who was awarded the Young Art & Craft Club Scholarship – Piano on the evening.

Movember 2016

The Movember Foundation tackles men's health on a global scale, year round and is addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Matt Moon of the Cootamundra Office committed to growing a spectacular moustache throughout the 30 days of Movember 2016 helping to raise awareness for the cause, as well as raising a total of $432.00 for the Foundation.

Geoff Twomey celebrates 55 years with twomeys

Geoff Twomey commenced with Twomeys in 1961 at the tender age of 16.

He had just completed his Leaving Certificate and despite being offered a Commonwealth scholarship to

study at Sydney University, he chose instead to stay in Cootamundra and work under the guidance of his

father Frank Twomey and Michael "Mick" Howse.

He enrolled to study his Accountancy Certificate by distance education through Sydney TAFE (nowUTS), and in 1969 became a registered Tax Agent. In 1970, he was awarded his Australian Society of Accountants (now Certified Practicing Accountants)membership and Geoff was admitted as a partner in his father's firm, which then became known as Twomey & Twomey.

Geoff took advantage of his father being away overseas to purchase the firm's first computer for $19,000 in 1979. Complete with dot matrix printer, this computer enabled the firm to complete monthly accounts for many clients in a fraction of the time it used to take them to perform this task manually.

The return of Michael Twomey, Geoff's younger brother to Cootamundra in 1980, enabled Frank Twomey to retire, but allowed the firm name Twomey & Twomey to continue.

It was about this time that Geoff began his association with the Southern Highlands, and until recently travelled there for a couple of days at the end of every month to service his ever growing client base. Geoff's cites one of his career highlights as the opening of the Young office in the early 1990's, enabling the firm to better service many of the clients from Quandialla, Bribbaree and surrounding areas who had been nurtured by Frank Twomey over many years.

Another pivotal moment was when Twomeys joined the Count Financial network of Advisors in 1996 and Geoff became an Authorised Representative, providing financial advice to his many and varied clients.

Geoff's passion for his work and his genuine concern for his clients continues to this day. He enjoys helping families find a solution to their problems and he is inspired by the challenge of continually having to broaden his knowledge.

Despite celebrating his 70th birthday last year, Geoff does not look like stopping any time soon.

We congratulate Geoff on achieving this significant milestone of 55 years with Twomeys.

Pictured below:

Geoff Twomey, Kath and Frank Twomey, Michael Twomey.


National Alliance To Provide Stronger Auditing Services

Issued - April 1, 2015

Twomeys National Audit team today becomes Countplus National Audits.

Driven by Twomeys working with the Countplus group, the aim of the alliance is to expand Twomeys auditing services across the nation.

The alliance driver, Mr. Steven Watson, Audit Director and Principal of Twomeys, observed a void in the market, particularly in regional areas across the country.

"The idea was conceived, following recognition of an emerging shortfall across many industries of qualified auditors with sufficiently extensive knowledge and experience.

"The alliance allows us to access over 600 talented staff from across the nation," Mr. Watson said.

Mr. Watson expressed that the alliance was more than rebranding.

"Our team will be working with clients from other Countplus accounting firms from over 40 locations across the country in an exciting new venture."

"For clients, the changes mean that they will have the same great local staff but with the support of many additional firms, meaning our knowledge base will be substantially extended," Mr. Watson said.

The new initiative will provide many additional services including Internal Auditing, Risk Management, Corporate Governance reviews and Regulatory compliance services.

"We are more than accountants and auditors at Twomeys and Countplus National Audits and we want to provide the best possible service to meet the needs of both business and the community across the nation."  Mr. Watson said.

 


National award for Twomeys

Media Release - Release issues - August 25 , 2014

Local accounting firm, Twomeys, was awarded the National Marketing Innovation Award at Xero's annual conference, Xerocon, that was held in Sydney last Friday night.

Xerocon is one of the largest accounting tech conferences in Australia, with over 1300 attendees from the accounting, bookkeeping and financial advice industries.

Ms Erin Adams, Twomeys Xero Specialist and Marketing Manager, represented the firm at the conference and said the award was a pleasant surprise, but it was great reward for the efforts in bring an easy to use, on-line accounting package to small businesses and those who want to better manage their personal affairs.

"At Twomeys we seek to give our client the best through smart, innovative approaches to all we do and having this recognised at a national level is a great honour". Ms Adams Said.

The award panel looked at all Xero partner firms that did good marketing well, while stepping out and providing unique services that set their firm apart from their competitors, not just in quality but in innovative approach.

"Twomeys is one of the only firms in Australia with an in house Xero Specialist who helps guide clients though the changeover to Xero. Our specialist not only helps with conversions but also with add-ons and ways to improve whole business performance" Ms Adams said.

There are some powerful farming add-ons that will be coming to Xero in the next few months, and some very exciting partnerships with CGU and Telstra which will be of benefit for many small businesses.

"Cloud computing and accounting are growing forces and Xero is leading the way with small business always at the front of its mind." Ms Adams said.

Media Release - Release issues - August 25 , 2014

 
Twomeys Support Cootamundra Nursing Home Sprinkler Appeal

Twomeys has chipped in to help the Cootamundra Nursing Home with their appeal to update the sprinkler system in the facility.

The funds for this worthy local cause were raised from donations received from the BBQ lunch at the firm's recent "Real Estate Day".

The staff at the Cootamundra office also contributed by hosting a fundraising morning tea with the Firm matching dollar-for-dollar the donations received.



Matt Paterson and Kerrie Walsh from Twomeys present a cheque for $500 to Anne Dawes at the Cootamundra Nursing Home for the Sprinkler appeal.

 

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2014 Young Relay for Life

Twomeys was proud to support this year's Young Relay for Life Event.
 

Relay For Life is an overnight, community event where teams participate in a relay-style walk or run to raise funds for the Cancer Council. The event brings the whole community together for a night of fun, entertainment, celebration and remembrance. Each Relay For Life event is organised by a local volunteer organising committee on behalf of the Cancer Council.

The overall goal for the Young Relay was to raise $40,000 and after a great effort by all concerned, funds pledged thus far have reached $50,000!

25 teams registered, with 303 'registered' participants while hundreds more participate without being registered.

 

A great weekend was had by all, and thankfully no rain with non-stop entertainment over the weekend which included;

  • Dance Groups, school groups, music groups
  • Young's NRG Fitness Centre set the goal of a minimum of 2 exercise bikes being pedalled for the entire 24 hours. They achieved this with 2 bikes. Another 2 bikes being in use the whole time except for the 4am shift!
  • Approximately 50 people participated in the midnight 5 and 10 km running events
  • McAlister Motors donated $40 for every test drive of their vehicles – by 6pm there had been over 60 test drives.

Twomey's Tent of Remembrance was located near the main entrance to the oval and provided a place to write messages to place on the Tree of Remembrance or for people to sit and write their 'cancer' story into the record books. There were many moving stories which really brought the whole purpose of the day into focus for those who took the time to read over them.
 

Just prior to the final stages of the event, a young girl volunteered to have her head shaved to raise money. Quite a crowd gathered around to watch and lots of photos were taken, then a local radio announcer joined in and had his head shaved also.

Twomeys is proud to be a sponsor of and participant in Relay for Life events held in towns where we have office locations. One in three people will be affected by cancer during their lifetime. If you would like to make a donation to this worthy cause, head on over to the Cancer Council website.

Dougal Bear poses for a photo outside Twomeys Tent of Remembrance at this years Young Relay for Life.

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Twomeys Donates $5000 for Local Charity Bike Ride

Tim Dowling, John Coulter and Shaun O'Sullivan of Young are embarking on a journey of a lifetime when they depart, on push bikes, from Bunbury bound for Bribbaree during September/October 2013. The aim of the ride is to raise money for Beyond Blue, the McGrath Foundation and the Young Hospital Maternity Ward.

During the course of the ride, they will cover the distance over 4500km over a 27 day period. The journey began on September 7 and the boys are due to arrive in Bribbaree on October 3.

Twomeys has managed to donate $5000 through the Count Charitable Foundation that will be evenly distributed to the charities with no funds going towards the expense of the trip. To donate to this cause, please visit www.bunburytobribbaree.com.au

  

Nathan Robinson presents John Coulter a $5000 cheque for the B&B Charity Bike Ride. (Photo courtesy of The Young Witness)


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2013 Annual Women in Business Gala Dinner

Twomeys was proud to sponsor the Annual Women in Business Gala Dinner held on Friday 6th September. Danielle Buckley, Psychologist and Katrina Chambers, The Media Maid were both entertaining and inspirational guest speakers giving everyone in attendance something to take away and think about. Thanks to the WiB committee for organising such a great event.

 

Pictured (from left) are Kate Buchanan, Sally Trifogli, Katrina Chambers, Jenny Spain, Sara Tighe and Nikita Barber.


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E'Claires takes out Twomeys Best New Business at the 2013 Cootamundra Business Awards

E'Claires coffee shop took out the Twomeys Best New Business Award at the 2013 Cootamundra Business Awards last Saturday night.

Local girl Claire Berkrey took over E'Claires (formerly Di's Coffee Shop) in January 2013 and has revamped the Parker Street premises and introduced additional services such as outside catering. 

The recent addition of a vehicle to assist with deliveries will further enhance the businesses' capabilities  and its eye catching sign writing will be a great advertisement for the business.

Winners: Pictured (from left) are Sarah Collingridge, Claire Berkrey, Josh Black with Michael Twomey (award sponsor).

Photo & story reproduced courtesy of the Cotamudnra Herald.
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