Since 1991 Pitcher Partners Melbourne has grown to become the leader in our market and the fifth largest Melbourne-based accounting firm with 45 partners and more than 600 professional and support staff across two locations in Melbourne's CBD and the South East region of Victoria. We specialise in providing services to family controlled, privately owned and small public businesses, as well as high net worth individuals and public sector organisations. Our clients require high technical standards matched with a personal understanding and involvement in their affairs.

This means we are large enough to meet the challenges faced by clients of multinational firms and yet our flatter structure allows us to maintain close and personal involvement with clients and each other.

When Pitcher Partners came into being on 18 November 1991, it was the first new financial services practice to be established in Australia for over twenty years. For others, the mantra had been to merge, thereby increasing in size. Hungerfords, whose people formed the majority of the new firm of Pitcher Partners, had done this when it first merged with Peat Marwick in 1987.

Leaders of the Private Business Services Division, Ron Pitcher and Tim Jonas, spearheaded the restlessness of their close colleagues in KPMG and proposed taking much of the Division to set up an independent firm to continue to serve their clients in the middle market. Having worked together for many years, the two, with their team, had a passionate commitment to the role of the accountant in a broader sense - as an advisor, facilitator and negotiator on behalf of the client. Fourteen committed partners and 142 staff formed the new firm. Their goal was tough: economic recession, high interest rates and unemployment, stock market and property crashes. The new firm however, lost no clients, won others, and in its first year was immediately successful.

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Level 13, 664 Collins Street
Docklands VIC 3008

South East

Level 1, 80 Monash Drive 
Dandenong South VIC 3175

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PO Box 5193 
Melbourne VIC 3001

T +61 3 8610 5000
F +61 3 8610 5999






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