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The BMO Story

BMO is proud of its history as a long serving business on the Western Downs. While our origins date back to the 1950s, the business, that later became BMO, officially commenced in 1990.

  • 1990 – BMM was formed with partners Browne, McKinnon and Moynihan – based in Archibald Street Dalby.
  • 1994 – Gerard O’Sullivan joined the partnership and added Chinchilla office
  • 1995 – Firm changed name to BMO Accountants Group
  • 1998 – Adrian Rasmussen became Partner
  • 1999 – Moved to new custom-built building in Nicholson Street
  • 2002 – Separated amicably from Chinchilla office
  • Shane Lee joined BMO to head up Financial Planning division
  • 2003 – Kelvin Tyler became Partner upon the retirement of Martin Browne
  • 2005 – BMO merged with John Derrick Accountants
  • 2008 – Michelle McVeigh became Partner
  • 2009 – Moved from Nicholson Street to Drayton Street Business Centre
  • Paul Logan joined BMO to head up Loans and Lending division
  • 2010 – BMO Financial Services merged with Mal Smith and team from Lifetime Financial Solutions to form BMO Financial Solutions
  • 2013 – David Briese became Partner
  • 2016 – Partner Peter McKinnon retires

Today BMO Accountants is owned by four partners – all with extensive experience and strong local ties – Adrian Rasmussen, Kelvin Tyler, Michelle McVeigh, and David Briese.

Senior Financial Planners Mal Smith and Shane Lee are also Principals of BMO Financial Solutions. Through the partners’ leadership and their commitment to employees and customers, BMO has grown from around eight staff to a team of over 50. Find out more about our team here>

Over the years BMO has pre-empted and adapted to clients’ needs by adding new service areas to our business. We have moved from a traditional accounting firm to one that offers a range of services including accounting and tax, business development, financial planning, loans and leasing, human resources, marketing communications, succession planning, self-managed super funds and conference centre.

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