Chris’s day to day focus is to lead the team and deliver on Mulcahy & Co’s core purpose – to help clients achieve financial security. It is a shared belief amongst the entire team that everyone should have this opportunity. The business is structured with the knowhow and commitment to make this a reality.
From the time Mulcahy & Co commenced as an accounting business in 1998 the vision was to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for clients. Having multiple offices know bits and pieces about a client’s situation doesn’t make sense. Chris and his brother Jamie’s plan was to have a business where clients can easily access all the services and products required to become financially secure from one location.
It was a busy period from 1998 to 2012. Not only was the accounting business growing, financial planning, lending, legal and information technology businesses were established.
“Our vision is simple. Have the team, expertise, service and products to help as many people as possible achieve financial security.”
The Mulcahy & Co team is a key reason for this success to date. As you read through other team member profiles you will gain an understanding of the positive culture that drives the business to achieve great outcomes for clients.
Chris thinks accountants are sometimes unfairly depicted as being boring. “I can say without doubt it’s a very exciting time to be an accountant’” Chris remarks. The traditional accounting business model is being challenged. Technology is streamlining everything we do, providing opportunities to be more efficient and enabling us to invest more time helping clients.
“Our team is embracing this change and getting out from behind their desks and more involved with what clients are doing. This opens the doors for further opportunities to help clients. Ultimately most of the clients we work with want to reach a point in time where they are financially secure. Our approach helps deliver this and makes a real difference to peoples’ lives.”
Mulcahy & Co has consistently demonstrated an enviable capacity to help clients by organizing and facilitating deals and opportunities. Chris believes by having a greater understanding of clients’ circumstances, developing practical strategies and having a team with diverse experience, the Mulcahy & Co team can put together deals that other accounting firms would not be capable of doing. This has proven to be a big win for clients.
Chris recently facilitated the purchase of farm land with a value of over $29 million between 7 different purchasers. “Before our involvement individual farmers had little hope of buying the land and the more likely outcome was a corporate or foreign ownership interest. We were able to co-ordinate a deal that helped local farmers increase their land holdings which was a great outcome for the local community”.
Chris has the formal qualifications of Chartered Accountant but thinks much of his knowledge and experience is a result of growing up in a large family on a busy farm and being part of building the Mulcahy & Co business. “It’s one thing to sit behind a desk and tell clients what they should be doing. It’s another thing to have first hand experience of what you are recommending to clients. I think people value this and it is a big part of why we have been able to build trusting relationships with so many clients”.
Chris’s areas of expertise include:
- Helping people plan, set goals and implement change to achieve goals.
- Working with farmers and businesses to develop succession plans to assist with the transition of business and assets.
- Taxation planning, asset protection, business and asset structuring.
When not at work Chris enjoys time with wife Tanya and 3 children, Will, Ella and Tilly. Living on 5 acres with a few sheep, chooks, motorbikes and garden there is always plenty to do! Over the past decade Chris has found the time to compete in around 25 Half Ironman 70.3 triathlons and 8 Full Ironman Triathlon races. This includes qualifying and competing in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships in 2013 and the 2014 70.3 World Championships held in Canada.
If you are committed to achieve more and reach a level of financial security you desire, contact Chris to find out how the Mulcahy & Co team can help you along your journey.
We offer a free no obligation meeting to review your situation. Call us today.
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