Combining over 40 years of experience and knowledge to bring a new level of service to clients of Helios Accountants.
Welcome to Helios Accountants, now incorporating GJ Walsh & Co
GJ Walsh & Co are excited to announce a recent merge with Southport accounting practice, Helios Accountants. Our goal is to provide existing and new clients on the Gold Coast with an even higher level of service and expertise by combining our resources and experience.
GJ Walsh & Co brings over 30 years of experience in the accounting industry, with Helios Accountants joining offices in Ipswich, Springfield and Boonah in providing exceptional service to clients all over Australia. Find out more about GJ Walsh & Co’s experience and history here.
Our team of experienced accountants and bookkeepers is committed to providing you with personalised, comprehensive accounting services across tax compliance, business advisory, bookkeeping and audit. With the addition of Helios Accountants, we look forward to servicing the accounting needs of our newest clients on the Gold Coast.
Kevin Butt - BBus (Acc & Legal Studies), CPA
Founding partner of Helios Accountants, Kevin has a passion for helping small businesses thrive and is committed to providing his clients with high-quality accounting services tailored to their individual needs. He believes in building strong relationships with his clients and taking the time to understand their businesses and unique goals, and as such will remain with the practice. Kevin looks forward to working with the GJ Walsh & Co team to bring a new level of service to the clients of Helios Accountants.
Kevin began his professional career as an accountant, in 2000, at Caspers Rava & Kahlefeldt in Wagga Wagga, and later moving to Spectrum Accountants in Southport as a Tax Manager in 2007. Since 2012, Kevin has owned and led Helios Accountants, overseeing its growth and success up until the recent merger. On April 1st, 2023, the firm was rebranded to Helios Accountants, now incorporating G J Walsh & Co., and Kevin will take on the role of Managing Accountant for the Southport office. Throughout his tenure as owner of Helios Accountants, Kevin has helped to build the firm into the successful practice it is today.
With this new role, he will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office, managing the team of accountants, and ensuring that clients receive the highest level of service possible. The merger represents an exciting new chapter for Helios Accountants, and Kevin is excited to take on his new role as Managing Accountant and help guide the firm towards continued growth and success.
Prior to his career in accounting, Kevin obtained a Bachelor of Business degree from Charles Sturt University with a focus on accounting and legal studies. This education likely helped prepare him for his career in accounting, where he has accumulated over two decades of experience.
Outside of work, Kevin enjoys travelling, golfing, and spending time with his family. He has participated in several sports throughout his life, including cricket, soccer, rugby league, and touch football, and he was in the Army Reserves for 10 years. While his current hobbies are more focused on relaxation and leisure, his previous experiences likely contributed to his work ethic and discipline in his professional life.
Our experienced team of accountants are here to help
The GJ Walsh & Co team comprises of qualified accountants and bookkeepers who provide personal assistance to our clients. We are compliance specialists in the accounting and taxation sector, but we work with a team of professionals to provide a holistic approach to make sure our clients business needs are being met. Our network includes qualified Financial Planners, Finance and Insurance Brokers that compliment the services we provide to our clients. We look forward to meeting our newest clients on the Gold Coast.
Greg Walsh - FCPA, FTIA | Director
Greg is the founding partner of G J Walsh & Co and has worked as a practicing accountant since 1983. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and also of the Taxation Institute of Australia, having been a member of the former for 40 years.
Greg has worked with clients throughout Australia and New Zealand, with his specialties including taxation, small and medium business advice, financial reporting, auditing of clubs and associations, and small business and taxation planning.
Greg is an active member of his community, giving his time to various boards and committees over the past 25 years. He has a passion for understanding the needs of his clients and working with them to achieve their goals.
David Richardson - CPA | Director
David joined G J Walsh & Co as a graduate accountant in 1999, achieving his CPA status in 2002. Having grown with the firm, David has been exposed to all aspects of the accounting trade, giving him a broad range of knowledge and the ability to apply principles and concepts in a forward-thinking way for his clients.
David enjoys thinking outside the square, and providing his clients with solutions that help them achieve their goals. With a firm understanding that each and every client is different and diverse, David thrives on finding solutions that are specifically tailored to individual circumstances.
Mitchell Cobbin - CPA | Accountant
Mitch joined the G J Walsh & Co team in 2014 as an undergraduate accountant while studying full-time for his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Southern Queensland. He graduated in 2017 with a major in Accounting and completed his Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) program in 2021.
Recently, Mitch has been gaining invaluable knowledge in a range of accounting services by assisting Senior Accountant, Simone Hauschildt, with SMSF (Self-Managed Super Fund) compliance. This experience has given him exposure to the intricacies of SMSF compliance and has further developed his expertise in accounting services.
Ashley Walsh - CPA | Accountant
Ashley began his career with GJ Walsh & Co as an undergraduate accountant in 2018 while he completed his Bachelor of Accounting that same year. During his three year tenure with our firm, Ash worked with a diverse range of clients and developed a wealth of knowledge. Ash’s thirst for knowledge and professional growth then led him to pursue work at Mazars and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Here he successfully completed his CPA whilst honing his skills and expertise in the field. On his return to GJ Walsh & Co in 2023, Ash brings extensive knowledge and strong commitment to his clients.