About Us


The original firm, founded by Michael Simmons, commenced business in September 1980. The subsequent Simmons Financial Services Pty Ltd was established as a result of a perceived need for better financial and taxation advice to clients, offering a wider range of services to clients than basic tax returns.

Background information for Michael Simmons, Director

Michael David Simmons

Michael holds a degree in Economics, is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow of CPA Australia Ltd, an ASIC registered Auditor of SMSFs, a Chartered Tax Adviser and a Specialist SMSF Auditor Member of the SMSF Association.

Michael follows the Ethics and Standards of his Professional Associations in relation to dealing with and advising clients. He has been in the financial industry for more than 40 years. Michael offers a comprehensive service to his clients, across all areas of taxation.

Michael was an Accredited Quality Reviewer for CPA Australia until last year. This means he reviewed other accountants' practices in relation to the adequacy of the systems applied in performing their work, and ethical and risk management matters in their dealings with clients.

For many years, Michael also gave of his time in guiding younger accountants starting out in their careers on practice management, risks in practice, service to clients and always acting in the best interests of clients.
As well as continuing Professional Development activities, these memberships ensure Michael is up to date with the latest taxation, superannuation, legislative and industry trends, so as to be able to pass these on to clients and advise clients in relation to changes.

SFS is a family business:

Helen Simmons, to whom Michael has been married for 47 years, is administration manager of the SFS companies and is responsible for the design and implementation of quality control systems.
Clients of Simmons Advisory deal with Michael personally. Michael deliberately keeps client numbers small so he can do this.

Michael is available to see clients personally, on request, and at any reasonable time of day. He is also available by appointment only. Contact can be made direct on his mobile phone - 0416 058 330 or email michael@simmfin.com.au.