Professional Advisors for Industry Specialists
Work ON the business, not IN the business.
We all know the saying, but how often do you really do it?
So many times we hear from doctors, mechanics, lawyers, financial planners and many other professionals, who just don’t have the time to look after their high level financial needs. At The Garis Group we have a wealth of experience assisting professional services firms to achieve their short-term, medium-term and long-term goals.
Drawing on our deep knowledge of your industry means that when you talk to us, we understand your operational challenges as well as your business needs.
You’re great at your job and we’re great at ours. So whether you want basic bookkeeping and tax filing, or a full service CFO on call, get in contact with us and find out how our flexible service packages will fit your needs.
We are members of The Institute of Public Accountants -Australia’s leading Professional Accounting Organisation dedicated to small and medium businesses.
Our Chartered Accountants have undergone rigorous professional training ensuring only the highest level of service and knowledge.
How We Help You Maintain Success
With comprehensive financial and business analysis, cashflow management solutions, management reporting and value improvement advice, we will work with you to build success in your firm. Our understanding of Newcastle and the Hunter Region allows us to provide local, specific and useful advice.
We know that you need to measure your performance, so we benchmark against other ‘like’ businesses in your space, using data from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and across NSW.
We know that critical management decisions need to be proactive instead of reactive, so we take a holistic look at your strategic and operational planning.
We know that you need sound advice from people who have walked the walk, and don’t just talk the talk, so our experts will give you advice you can use in YOUR business.
John Garis | Managing Director
BCom – University of Newcastle
Registered Tax Agent
Certified Xero Adviser
Joining The Garis Group in 2004 as a trainee accountant under the guidance of then principal and founder Jim Garis, John has progressively increased his experience and knowledge at the firm over the past 16 years and now holds the role of Managing Director at The Garis Group.
During this time, John completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Accounting at the University of Newcastle. John is a registered tax agent and also holds membership with the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) & with the Tax Institute of Australia.
Born and bred Novocastrian, John has lived in the great city of Newcastle all his life and has a great passion for helping individuals and small businesses thrive in our community so they can achieve all their financial goals!
“After 40 years as a financial advisor I have come to understand what keeps our clients awake at night from a financial perspective. We care about our clients and we want to help them create a beautiful financial future. This is who we are, and what we do.”
John & his lovely wife Aylin were married at the Burwood Rotunda in Whitebridge overlooking Dudley beach in Oct 2011 and are also very proud parents to their son Charlie who is now 6 and two cavoodle fur babies Quinnie and Benji.
Inspired by author & motivational speaker Simon Sinek, John says “his visionary thinking and rare intellect inspires business owners worldwide to think differently and challenge the status quo”
“We seem to, in business & life sometimes follow the same pattern over and over again expecting things to be different or magically change to something better than the day before. Simon is able to clearly analyse these patterns and succinctly diagnosis them with very simple solutions & strategies to make you think differently about business and life in general which inspires you to make the changes you need to make to feel fulfilled and ultimately a better version of yourself which inspires others around you.”