Peter is one of the founding partners of MGR Accountants that opened its doors in 1984.
Peter spends his days providing advice to clients on tax planning matters, business valuations and a wide range of business consulting issues. According to Peter, "No day is different and clients face new challenges all the time. Running a business in the digital age is totally different and the rate of technological change is accelerating. Marketing has also changed courtesy of social media and the internet and clients now want more than just tax returns and financial statements from their accountant."
Peter says, "We view the tax return as the start of the client process not the end and our client brief includes providing strategies and solutions to help clients grow their business, their profits and their wealth. As a consequence, the firm has evolved over the past 20 years and is now a full financial services firm offering additional services like financial planning, IT, auditing and marketing."
Peter belongs to a family that is in its fifth generation of funeral directing in the local Bendigo region and his specialist knowledge of the funeral industry has earnt him the 'expert' reputation. He presents at a number of industry association conferences and advises many funeral businesses throughout Australia. Peter Mulqueen says, “I truly understand the industry and have first-hand knowledge of family expectations around funeral etiquette, the demands of being on call at unsociable hours and the need to always perform at your best. It can be a complex business having to cater to so many options regarding funeral arrangements, different religions, ethnicities and cultural traditions.”
"The firm's growth is in part due to the fact we care about our clients." Peter maintains that if you want to grow your business you need to have solid foundations which explains why he advocates you always, “begin with the end in mind”. As such, he insists clients have the right business structure (to protect their assets), the correct software (to minimize compliance costs) and an understanding of the four ways to grow a business. Peter’s objective with his clients is to solve their tax and financial problems, help them identify and capitalise on opportunities and ensure they avoid the pitfalls. “Our goal is to be very knowledgeable about our clients’ businesses and understand their specific industry issues. This helps us develop strategies and select the right tools to help them with their business planning and wealth creation plans.”
Professional Qualifications & Memberships
- Diploma of Business (Accounting) Degree
- Registered Tax Agent
- Member – CPA Australia – Public Practice
- Member – National Tax and Accountants Association
- Registered Company Auditor
- Registered Self-Managed Super Fund Auditor
According to Peter the best thing about the firm is the loyal team who are committed to achieving the best outcomes for clients.
Outside of the office Peter enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and table tennis. He is also on a number of committees and boards including:
- Work Director of OTIS Foundation (Retreats for people living with breast cancer)
- Member of Catholic College School Board
- Chair Catholic College Finance Committee
- Chair Holy Rosary Parish Council
Peter can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org