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PO Box 1080:


Sydney Office:

Suite 208 Level 2

83 York Street


07 5560 8988 or 02 9922 1444

What Others Have to Say About Us

Here’s What Others Have to Say About Their “Hotel Accountants” Experience…

Finding an Accountant with Hotel specific experience and them being someone you can trust is important. You want to know that the company will actually do what they say. We could have filled this information pack with what we think is important, however nothing beats hearing what others say about a business.

Here is what our clients have said about their “Hotel Accountants” experience.

“He Is A Specialist Who Strives To Make Your Business Work For You”

“…out of all the accountants we have used, he has been worth his weight in gold!

John Morrison and his firm is a boutique accountancy practice with an in depth Knowledge of hotels and liquor businesses. His practical experience is based around a family background in hotels and bottle shops and this has proved invaluable in operating our business.

I can thoroughly recommend John to anyone who feels they are not getting the service they are paying for. He is a specialist who strives to make your business work for you.”

Scott Robertson, Director Saram Pty Ltd (Bargo Hotel and Stanmore Cellars), Robertson and Robertson Valuers Pty Ltd, Tuggerah, NSW

“John’s Insights And Knowledge… Makes Him A Highly Valued Asset To Any Business”

“I have known and dealt with John Morrison in a professional capacity for over five years. In that time I have found the quality of the financial data that he produced to not only be of a high calibre but also extremely timely – very important in my line of work. John’s insights and knowledge of various industries (particularly hospitality) makes him a highly valued asset to any business. I have no hesitation recommending him to those seeking accounting or consulting services.”

Richard Bennett, Commercial Manager ING Bank, Sydney, NSW”…A Highly Skilled Professional And A Leader In The Specialised Field Of Liquor Industry Accountancy”

”…A Highly Skilled Professional And A Leader In The Specialised Field Of Liquor Industry Accountancy”

“In over 20 years of valuing hotels, I have liaised with John Morrison in his capacity as a specialist liquor industry accountant on many occasions. I have the highest regard for his wide experience and technical knowledge, and have always appreciated the quality and clarity of his reports. John is, without doubt, a highly skilled professional and a leader in the specialised field of liquor industry accountancy”

Andrew Magin, Director Baker Magin Hotel Valuers, Newcastle, NSW

”His Knowledge And Experience Particularly Relating To The Hospitality Industry Is Second To None”

“I am a Hotel broker based in Newcastle NSW and my company has been established since 1979 specialising in the sale of Hotels, Motels and Liquor stores throughout the state.

I have known John Morrison both personally and professionally for more than 30 years since he was a young man studying for his Accountancy degree at Newcastle University.

John’s family owned and operated several successful hotels where John became involved with all facets of the day-to-day operation of these hotels whilst studying for his degree. He ended up as a very experienced fully-fledged publican despite his then tender years.

John commenced his Accountancy Practice in 1993 and steadily built his client base the majority of them in the hospitality industry.

John and I have enjoyed a close relationship and I have been involved in negotiating the sales of many of his clients businesses.

His knowledge and experience particularly relating to the hospitality industry is second to none. John works very closely with his clients not simply completing their tax returns but filling the increasingly necessary role of financial guide and advisor. Speaking as a Broker it is always a pleasure to be involved in negotiating the sale of one of his clients businesses. The presentation and detail of the financial statements answers all potential purchasers’ questions and provide an exceptional marketing tool

On a personal basis John is a very fine human being who rightly enjoys the trust, loyalty and respect of all who know him.

After reading this you can rightly assume that I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending John’s services to any business person who understands the importance of having a dedicated focused Accountant and Financial Advisor on their team. His practical knowledge and experience gives him a “head start” on any other Accountant that I have dealt with over the past 35 years.

As we are all aware, being in business can be a very complex matter and having John Morrison working for you can mean the difference between success and failure. I would be very happy to take any call should anyone require confirmation or more information.”

Richard Thomas, Hotel Broker, Phone: 0418 685 420 Thomas Cooper & Company, Newcastle, NSW

“… As A Publican Understand- Schooners & Middies Rather Than Decimal Points & Percentages”

“Hi, my name is Alana Bowden. I am a third generation hotelier & General Manager of The Hurstville Ritz Hotel. I, like John, literally grew up in pubs, collecting glasses after I finished my homework & watching my grandfather as he changed kegs. As the years have passed, I have found my way from pouring beers to running the family business.

I can say without any doubt that I would not be able to do this without the support & expertise provided everyday by John. He is never too busy to answer my questions, no matter how big or small & to talk through any of my concerns, putting it in a way that I, as a publican understand- schooners & middies rather than decimal points & percentages.

As a publican the last thing you want is to be stuck in the office under a pile of paperwork when you should be on the floor working with your staff, serving your customers & driving your business forward. I am able to do this & more thanks to John’s continual support.

It’s reassuring to know that, as he always says to me, he is “only a phone call away”.

Alana Bowden, Bowden Group of Companies, Hurstville Ritz Hotel and Cabramatta Inn Hotel

“John Always Provides You The Time, Be It Weekends Or Other Outside Hours.”

“I have been a client of John Morrison and NSW Hotel Accountants for close to fifteen years. During this time, John has always gone out of his way to ensure timely and accurate advice. Being a hotel specialist, I feel confident in receiving John’s advice and in the past, I have often used him as a sounding board for new ideas and changes. John always provides you the time, be it weekends or other outside hours.

Should you be considering using John’s services then I highly recommend him, as his knowledge and experience in the hotel industry is
second to none.”

John Hussey, Freehold owner operator Romano’s Hotel Wagga Wagga, Shooters Bar Night Club, and Aura Bar Bistro, Gold Coast

“The Attention To Detail, Care And Consideration Shown To Us In Our Business Dealings Has Always Been Timely, Personal And Professional…”

“Having worked with John Morrison and Hotel Accountants of NSW for over 15 years we have received dedicated attention and advice as we progressed through different businesses. The attention to detail, care and consideration shown to us in our business dealings has always been timely, personal and professional leaving us in no doubt that we were in extremely capable hands.”

Sam & Shona Kay, Former Owners Commercial Hotel Millthope (Lease), Junction Hotel Canowindra (Lease), Millthorpe Motel & Millthorpe Newsagency

“It Is A Great Feeling To Have Confidence In The Person That Is Handling Such An Important Part Of Your Business”

“This is our first Hotel and being associated with John Morrison has made it so much easier. We are now coming up to our 7th year in the Elephant and Castle Hotel and John has guided us in the right direction from day one. It is a great feeling to have confidence in the person that is handling such an important part of your business.”

Campbell Gibson & Annette Amerio, The Elephant and Castle Hotel Bathurst, NSW

“…He Has Guided And Assisted Us In The Successful Growth Of Our Business”

“For over 15 years with have engaged the services of John Morrison as our accountant. His service level is very reliable and professional. His experienced and knowledge within the hotel industry is second to none for which we have benefited greatly. He has guided and assisted us in the successful growth of our business and I could not recommend him highly enough.”

David Hargraves, Director, Hargraves Hotels Pty Ltd, Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel

“…Being Involved With Such A Professional Business Operator Has Led To An Early Retirement”

“It is a great pleasure for us to be able to write this letter on behalf of Hotel Accountants of NSW. We had the privilege of John Morrison’s expertise and knowledge in the purchase and selling of two very profitable businesses. In both businesses, a hotel, then a motel, John was always available and on call. John was there from start to finish, arranging finances, meetings with owners and prospective buyers, securing the buying and selling. His constant advice made sure of a professionally run business. It was always reassuring to know you were in good hands.

John and his wife Cheryl became very good friends of ours, and we have kept in contact since selling our business. Thanks to being involved with such a professional business operator has led to an early retirement.”

Ken and Judy Clinton, Commercial Hotel Quirindi & Coachman’s Inn Motel Bathurst, NSW

“I Can Honestly Say I Don’t Think There Is Any Way We Would Have Survived This Journey Without Them”

“My wife Kati and I moved to Bathurst in 2005 to take over my family’s pub that had been under lease for quite some time. The pub itself was in tatters, to say the least, and needed a lot of work to turn it around and get it back to its former glory. Kati and I had no experience in the hotel industry. I was previously a sound engineer and Kati was a travel agent. We lived in Brisbane. The whole experience of entering a new town, not knowing anyone, and taking over the worst hotel in town was somewhat daunting. We eventually decided we were going to need some help from someone who knew the industry, someone that could guide us in the right direction. Through a number of different sources, we managed to get in contact with John Morrison. John gave us invaluable advice to which got us through the initial setting up of the business. John and Cheryl held our hand through the thick and thin of it all and still do so to this day. I cannot praise them for their guidance enough and I can honestly say I don’t think there is any way we would have survived this journey without them.”

Angus and Kati Gibbons, Kings Hotel & Panorama Hotel Motel, Bathurst, NSW

“His Knowledge Of The Industry Is Extensive…”

“John Morrison, of NSW Hotel Accountants, has been our accountant for some 15 years.

During our almost 30 year involvement with the hotel industry, we owned and managed various freehold/leasehold hotels. The accounting firm we used prior to John were well established in the Industry but as the firm grew, we felt we had lost their personal attention and our faith in the firm diminished. We then became clients of John, who has a family background in the Industry.

We have to this day never regretted the move. John is very approachable, his advice always turns out to be excellent, and he is always available to listen to any problems or queries we may have. His knowledge of the Industry is very extensive and he has associates to consult on any matter that may be outside the industry norms.

Whilst ever we need the services of an accountant, we hope that John will always be there.”

Bill & Pauline English former owners of the Park Hotel Bathurst, Royal Willows Hotel Pambula, and Park View Hotel Motel, Grafton, NSW

“I Know I Can Pick Up The Phone Anytime, Call John, And Talk To Him To Ask Advice”

“John Morrison has been our Accountant, Tax agent, Advisor and friend for going on 15 years. I know I can pick up the phone anytime, call John, and talk to him to ask advice. Cheryl and John are a great team and are always happy to help. John’s knowledge of the hospitality industry is invaluable. He is our sons tax agent and always makes tax time easy. We would never change accountants as we feel we have total trust in John.”

Cathy and David Cole-Carrington, Club Hotel, Orange, NSW

“His Advice On The Daily Operations Of The Hotel Is Invaluable… John Knows The Hotel Industry Back To Front”

“John Morrison has not only been my Accountant but my Mentor since I purchased my hotel in November 2009. His advice on the daily operations of the Hotel is invaluable. When I purchased the Hotel it was in urgent need of change, I felt confident buying this business with full knowledge I had the support of John as my Accountant. I am not embarrassed to admit paperwork is not my forte, John’s office takes care of all of this for me. I have to say John knows the hotel industry back to front and he simplifies my accounting reports to a level that makes sense to me. I have called John many times out of business hours and he is always reachable. I can proudly say I am successful in my business, I have John to thank for that.”

Barry Raffen, Freehold Owner, Railway Hotel, Bathurst, NSW

“I Have Been Approached By Other Accounting Firms For My Business…There Is Not A Chance I Would Consider Even Contemplating Changing”

“John Morrison has been my Accountant for over 10 years and I honestly have to say I would not have survived without him. He is the first person I call if I need advice concerning the Hotel. Just recently, my hotel was broken into, I rang the police and John was my very next call. I know I can pick up the phone and call him at any time, he always makes himself available. I think he knows my business better than I do. I have been approached by other Accounting firms for my business and there is not a chance I would consider even contemplating changing. His professionalism is admirable and his personal service is like no other. I trust his guidance and advice, I just send all of my paperwork to John quarterly and he takes care of it. I would recommend John’s accounting service to any business.”

Cheryl Smith, The Royal Hotel, Yeoval, NSW

“…Seen Our Business Build Up, Maintain A Healthy Financial And Ethical Standard”

“We have been in the hospitality industry for over 8 years and engaged John Morrison prior to entering the industry as our accountant. John’s accountancy skills have been invaluable but also he has been a mentor in providing valuable information and direction regarding the industry. His advice and backup has seen our business build up and maintain a healthy financial and ethical standard. We would recommend John’s services to anyone presently in or about to enter the hospitality industry.”

Ray and Joy Smith, The Lithgow Court House Hotel, NSW

“I Trust John Completely And Know My Privacy And Confidentiality Is Protected And Secure With Him.”

“John Morrison has been our Accountant for the past 11 years, John has a calm gentle nature with a ‘can do attitude’. He is highly capable of offering excellent attention to detail. We often talk about growth opportunity with successful outcomes. His professionalism and knowledge of the Hotel Industry has been instrumental to us. I trust John completely and know my privacy and confidentiality is protected and secure with him.

I would certainly recommend John to anyone that is in need of an exceptional Accountant, in fact, I invite anyone to contact me to discuss John’s Accounting services.”

Les and Cheryl Birdsall,The Telegraph Hotel, Molong, NSW

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