I retract my comment below about Fitzpatrick Group. I wish to clarify that I in fact set up the ABN/ACN for my own company and Fitzpatrick Group did not have anything to do with this. I realise I need to take full responsibility for my own error and will not continue to lay blame and defame a business that played no part in this error. I profusely apologise to Fitzpatrick Group for the damage the below negative review may cause.
Most stressful and costly experience of my life! Fitzpatrick group helped me set up a company and upon review did not pick up on the fact that the entity type was wrong. When I finally got tired of their terrible service and found a new accountant, it took her less than 5 seconds to spot the mistake. Fitzpatrick Group cost me thousands of dollars as I was essentially told by the ATO that I would have to set up an entirely new company (a $3ooo.oo job x 2) and get a new ABN. This meant I needed to reprint all my 1 month old advertising, business cards, flyers, etc. I coudn't trade for weeks and was unbelievable stressed. For all this they still insisted I pay their initial invoice and when I refused they send me a letter from a solicitor!
I highly recommend the team at the Fitzpatrick group, if you are starting a new business venture or have an existing business and need quality guidance and advice. They have provided me with information to make the next step for my business, with purpose and a clear vision. Thanks Emily
We are a new start up business that went to Fitzpatrick Group for all of our accounting, things started out just fine and they seemed like a very good business to work with. We engaged them to do ALL of our accounting. 6 months later we needed our financial records for a financial review on our business only to find out that Fitzpatrick Group had only signed in to Xero ONE TIME and had done no accounting work for us at all. I tried to arrange a meeting with the "partner" as we were now in a financial emergy as we had no financials. The point of the meeting would be to bring everything up to date urgently, they have very little time available for me and I was going to have to wait weeks, given our circumstances I explained that this wasnt very fair and the impact it would have on our business, requesting they made some time to help resolve these issues. Through one very long email they pretty much told me they weren't interested and a second email that simplyread more
We are sorry you had a bad experience. Fitzpatrick Group are proud to have been in business for over 25 years, we serve many business clients in Macarthur and beyond, and we strive to create the best possible advice and financial services for our clients. Your experience with us is disappointing. As also stated in our email to you, we require our clients to be as proactive as they expect us to be. When information requested by our office remains outstanding for months on end it ties our hands to move forward.
Same thing happened to me...2 years later it seems. Guess they still operate the same way.