Our History

KSG is the product of a merger between a business consultancy firm Kandt Management Services Pty Ltd, owned jointly by Ian and Glenn Cousins and a boutique Chartered Accounting firm where Bruce Howle was Principal.

The merged group Kandt Stening Group commenced on 1 April 2001 and was located at Neridah Street Chatswood. Along with 5 staff, the Principals brought to the Company a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning over 20 years.

In May 2002 Jeff Purcell joined the Practice and formed KSG Finance Pty Ltd, a finance broking company working alongside Kandt Stening Group. Jeff brought to the company over 35 years lending experience at a top 4 bank and provided valuable assistance to KSG clients who required finance assistance.

Kandt Stening Group’s continued success and strong growth meant that we quickly outgrew our premises at Neridah Street and in mid-2007 the company relocated to our current premises. The new premises prompted a rebrand of the company, which included changing our name to Key Solutions Group (Accountants & Business Consultants) Pty Ltd. In November 2007 our long-standing client John Macarthur-Stanham officially opened the new office, which is located on the corner of Help Street and the Pacific Highway, Chatswood.

In 2009 Jeff Purcell became the sole Principal of KSG Finance Pty Ltd and moved the finance brokerage operations to his home and continues to service the financial needs of KSG clients.

In July 2012 KSG merged with another Chatswood based accounting firm FRBK. FRBK has a long history in Chatswood and KSG welcomed on board 3 FRBK directors Peter Kindred, Warwick Roberts & Raimond Bazbauers as senior tax consultants.

KSG has grown steadily since 2001 and our team now consists of 3 principals, Bruce Howle (Managing Principal), Jodie Cook and Ian Cousins, 2 senior account managers, 5 account managers, 5 junior account managers, 2 financial planners, 3 senior tax consultants, 2 auditors and 3 admin staff.