About us


BG Private (formerly Banks Group and BG Private Clients) is a fully integrated multi-disciplinary accounting, audit and advisory firm with offices in Melbourne and Sydney.

Since 1978, we have been proactively engaged in helping our clients achieve their personal and business goals. With 100+ staff members across 7 service lines, and with 7000+ loyal clients, we are consistently ranked among the AFR Top 100 Accounting Firms nationally.

If you’re interested in our recent rebrand and name change, you can read about it here. Otherwise continue reading to discover how we can assist you… For Today, Tomorrow & Beyond.


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How we can help you

We combine our technical skill, decades of business acumen, innovative thinking, and dedicated client service to help SMEs, family businesses, companies large and small, NFPs, entrepreneurs and private individuals seize opportunities and navigate challenges. Our decades of experience have taught us that a holistic approach delivers the best outcomes, so we work collaboratively with you to understand your needs. And by utilising our vast network of experts we consider your situation from all aspects to ensure we arrive at the right answer.

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8 services under one roof

Accounting &
Business Advisory
Audit & Assurance
Tax Advisory
Financial Planning
SMSF Management
Corporate Advisory
Private Equity
Property Advisory

10 reasons to choose us

Choosing a firm you trust with your personal and business financial needs is a big decision.
Here are just some of the reasons to choose us:


We combine the technical knowledge, experience and service range of a large CBD firm with the reduced overheads and personalised service of a mid-sized suburban firm


We work hard to understand your unique short- and long-term goals, and provide insightful, clever, and actionable solutions to help you get there


We are responsive, and pride ourselves on being readily available when you need us


We think proactively, and look out for opportunities that can help you succeed


We operate as a hub for all your business and financial matters, so you have all the experts you need in the one place at your fingertips


We invest in our staff, technology, and processes so that we can efficiently deliver you the best possible advice and insights


We take the time to simplify the complex, so you feel confident in where you are at and where you are going


We have worked with businesses at every stage of their journey: start-up, scale-up, restructure, merger, sale, exit and succession, so we have the technical skills to help you every step of the way


We have a vast array of industry specialisations, meaning our advice to you incorporates our learnings from others in a very similar situation


Each of our Partners has decades of experience, and they personally oversee the work done for each client. Your advisor is backed by a team of subject matter experts

Leadership team

BG Private is led by our Managing Partner Eugene Smarrelli, and the firm’s overall direction is set by our Advisory Board. The firm’s leadership is further strengthened by 11 Partners and 8 Associate Partners. Our entire leadership group is highly experienced and works together to mentor and train the next generation of advisors to ensure we deliver each client the best possible financial future.

Affiliated partners

We have close relationships with several trusted partners, all of whom work independently but collaboratively with us. This means we can confidently connect clients with additional specialist experts when needed.

  • F1. Our independent IT partners can assist you with all the technological needs for your business including IT support, cloud computing solutions, software implementation and training (specialising in Microsoft 365), facilities management, data backup, disaster recovery, and cyber security solutions.
  • First Point Group – Finance Brokers. Our independent Mortgage and Finance Broking partners offer lending solutions for all residential and commercial properties, SMSF, property development and/or construction finance, business finance, and vehicle/equipment finance.
  • Integra International. Our international affiliation of global business partners, accountants and business advisors means we can link you to tried and trusted experts no matter where in the world you are doing business.

Supporting our community

Since 2004, the BG Foundation has donated more than $200,000 to both local and national charities. We have also supported needy individuals and lesser-known charities that matter to our staff, our friends and our clients.


Our annual Golf Day and Women’s Lunch are key fundraisers, but our smaller morning teas and events also help to raise much-needed funds.


In addition, all Partners are encouraged to provide pro bono services to charities, whether that be the provision of services or board appointment.

Join thousands of satisfied clients who have partnered with BG Private since 1978

We are a great place to work!

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