Hello, we are Quill.
Established in 2000 on the Gold Coast.
Quill is your one stop shop for all your financial needs. Think of us as your financial fitness centre. We offer accounting, financial planning, insurance and superannuation support and advice to our clients. Operating out of three offices located in Southport, Eight Mile Plains, and South Brisbane, we service clients from all over Australia and the world.
” We recognise the importance of wealth creation and management for both individuals and businesses.”
Our journey so far
In 2000, Kevin Nicol established Quill Group in Southport on the Gold Coast and trademarked the brand in 2005. He named the practice Quill as he wanted a name that represented the origins of accounting and reflected the quality of services Quill provides.
In 2004, Kevin Nicol was joined by co-director Peter Kirk when Peter merged his financial planning business (formerly Financial Life Solutions) into Quill, creating a second office in Eight Mile Plains. In 2007, co-director Mark Beveridge merged his financial planning business (formerly Boutique Investor Services) into Quill. Tony Marshall joined the financial planning team in 2000 and became a director in 2010.
Sims Crawford Elliott & Co was acquired in 2011. This established our South Brisbane office which has a long and noble history dating back to 1922 providing taxation, accounting and financial planning services. Quill acquired Accounts123.com in 2012. The acquisition created our cloud accounting team to assist our clients into the 21st century using innovative accounting solutions.
Munro Accountants merged with Quill in 2013 with Richard Munro appointed director of the South Brisbane accounting team, and Michelle Gargar appointed Director of the Southport accounting team.
Origins of accounting
The quill was once a highly efficient way of recording information. Double entry bookkeeping is believed to have been developed by a Franciscan monk in Venice named Luca Pacioli in 1494. He painstakingly documented the finances of the church using the first innovation of accounting. He recorded debits and credits in thick leather-bound ledgers using a feather quill as his writing instrument.
Facing new challenges together
The strength of Quill’s diverse and personalised service has grown with our expansion but our clients remain our top priority. Every interaction with Quill will reflect our core values of being absolutely accountable, insatiably positive and passionate advocates.