About Us

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For Accountants is an Online Resource specifically designed for Australian and New Zealand accountants in public practice.

You’ll find a wealth of information at For Accountants:

What Product – Online directory of products and services for accounting firms. Over 600 products in 82 categories
Upcoming Events – Workshops, webinars, seminars and conferences designed for staff and partners in accounting firms
Upcoming News – The latest supplier and industry news for accounting firms
Knowledge – A wealth of information, tips and hints to help firms achieve their objectives

About the Directors

Rob Pillans

Rob is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Planet Consulting. In this role, Rob helps accounting firm owners and managers to improve their businesses. For 30 years Rob has been working in and with accounting firms. He’s been the CEO of two accounting firms, the GM of one and the Business Manager for two more. He also spent 10 years delivering client services, including as Business Services Manager.

In 2018, Rob took over the management of The Accountants Peer (TAP) Groups from Thea Foster. There are specialised TAP groups based in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne for Practice Management, Technology, Audit and SMSFs.

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Dale Crosby

Dale CrosbyDale has been working closely with accounting firms throughout Australia and New Zealand for the past 15 years. He is passionate about helping staff of accounting firms really engage with their work, their clients and their people. Focus is on the development and integration of advisory services and transitional strategies to maximise the ‘value of the deal’ for firms involved in M&A.

Dale is Senior Advisor with High Tech Soft Touch Pty Ltd and MergeAssist Pty Ltd. Through its eLearning Platform, High Tech Soft Touch provides a range of structured self-paced online learning programs for administrators, accountants, managers, partners and principals of accounting and advisory firms.

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Thea Foster

Thea is the “accountants’ accountant”. She is a chartered accountant with over 30 years experience in the accounting profession. As a practice consultant Thea has advised many accountants and accounting firms on various issues relating to the management of their practices, especially proprietor entrances and exits.

Thea is the founding organiser and facilitator of the long standing The Accountants Peer (TAP) Groups. With the handing over of her responsibility for TAP groups to Rob Pillans in 2018, Thea now has more time to pursue personal interests. She retains an interest in For Accountants as Director.

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