SchuhGroup | Testimonials

A small business accountant with a difference

"As we understand it, we were Cos's very first clients when he started his practice in Gympie. We had bought a Pharmacy and just moved our young family to the area. Since then, we have grown to value and trust Cos implicitly, and he has been involved in every financial decision we have made since that time.

We guided us to build our business and in doing so, pay off our debts and educate our children to a level that was extremely important to us. At that time, interest rates were running at 18% and while many people we knew were going out of business and losing their homes, we were able to make money off those high interest rates through Cos's careful guidance. In fact without Cos's advice, we would not have been able to give our sons a University education.

Over the years, Cos has helped us with a range of decisions involving our business and in purchasing property. Early on we became involved in the first property syndicates he had created. Essentially, this enabled us to retire and continue to live completely independently. Remaining independent has always been enormously important to us.

Having Cos looking after us got us through the GFC when it hit in 2008. We know of people who literally lost everything. But the investments Cos has made on our behalf have sustained us and given us peace of mind that we can continue to not only remain financially independent, but have our investments grow. Dominique has also become involved in our financial affairs, and has been able to bring very strong returns on our investments, where other investment firms have lost us money.

Naturally, we have recommended Cos to both of our sons who have gone on to experience the same degree of care and service that we have. Because of Cos, we have prospered through even the worst economic times. We will not live long enough to thank Cos for everything he has done for our family.

Joe & Pam Outridge, Buderim

"One of the challenges of being part of a family business is being able to take an objective look at your own business. By regularly meeting with Cos I find that I am able to keep on track with measuring progress, reporting effectively and following-up on financial strategy.

As our accounting is also looked after by Schuh, there is an integrated approach to managing the entities involved in our family business.

Cos's advice and professionalism is highly regarded by our family, and he has been an important part of our succession planning over the last few years."

Brandy Murley,
Motorcycle Country & Gympie 4WD Spares

"We have been dealing with Schuh & Co for 16 years and have only once thought the grass was greener somewhere else. We soon realized our mistake and have never doubted or questioned Schuh & Co's excellent service and expertise again. When starting our own business 8 years ago Schuh & Co provided professional support, advice and training which we still value today."

Dan & Leanne Sullivan,
Sullivan Livestock & Rural Services, Gympie

"Our business is based in Mundubbera and we employ around 15 people. We specialise in the mass rearing of beneficial insects and mites to assist growers achieve best practice pest management with minimal pesticides.

Cos Schuh has been our accountant for around 20 years now and we have always enjoyed a good working relationship.

I find Cos offers me useful advice and I value him and his company as an important resource towards the overall management of our (rather challenging) business.

At all times I have found him to be forthright and honest in any dealings. His advice is always sound and well considered.

I would be happy to recommend Schuh and Co to others who might seek good accounting and financial advice."

Dan Papacek,
Entomologist/Director
Bugs for Bugs, Mundubbera

"Fourteen years ago my wife and myself were in the process of looking for a new business. We enlisted the help and guidance of Cos Schuh who did so much more than assisted us to find and asses a suitable business. On a more personal note, he helped our family with all the steps involved in the relocation process.

Since then he has looked after all of our accountancy needs including taxation and further investments.

After starting our first small business with his help and guidance we now operate a multimillion dollar company."

Peter & Jackie Zipf

"Cos has been our family's accountant since he first came to Gympie in the 70's. My father always says that having Cos as our accountant was one of the best things to happen to our family; before him, our accountants had been mere tax collectors. Cos was different; he helped our family create wealth!"

Rob Outridge,
Director
Outridge's IGA , Maleny

"While Schuh Group have been our family accountants since 1991, Cos's role in the success of our business and in our family financial planning has been so much more than just an accountant.

Cos completed a due diligence on a business we wanted to purchase back in 1996. We were complete novices in the world of business and at every stage, he advised us about our best options to proceed.

As our business grew, we constantly sought Cos's advice about how to best plan for growth (and of course, the dreaded tax bills that come with business growth!).

When we were approached by an international (and reasonably aggressive) company to buy our business, Cos negotiated on our behalf, and secured us a price that was ten times more than what we had paid for it.

Frankly, having such an experienced businessman and negotiator on our side halved our stress. We would otherwise have been chewed up and spat out by the company management. And we certainly would not have had the confidence to negotiate the sale price and conditions.

Right now, Dominique is showing us how to set up life insurance which ensures our children will be taken care of should the worst happen, and she is saving us money. The peace of mind this has given us is priceless.

We really can't fathom how our life would look without the caring input we have enjoyed from Cos and his staff over the years. We cannot recommend Schuh Group highly enough."

Cameron & Tanya Outridge, Twin Waters

"Schuh Group has been looking after my accounting since 1974. I have had a couple of different businesses in that time, from a farm to my current business.

I have an excellent working relationship with Cos, and I think that is because he is such a straight shooter. He explains everything to me in layman's terms and never uses jargon. I always know exactly where he is coming from because he always gets straight to the point. I really appreciate that.

Now, I also deal with Dominique and she is helping me with financial planning as well. I know that she collaborates with Cos on the work she does for me and I find that very reassuring because they are both on the same page when it comes to helping me with my business and financial planning.

They are just great people, and I can't speak highly enough about them. I would recommend them to everyone."

Ian Read,
Any Truck Sales,
Gympie

"We have been Cos' clients for 30 years and as you can imagine, after all those years we have a very solid and close working relationship with Cos. He has always made himself so available to us, sometimes even after hours if that suited our business better.

Cos has looked after our general accounting, helped us with tax planning and investment properties. Dominique is guiding us now with our self managed Super fund and it is reassuring to me that they are working together on all of these areas with the same bigger picture in mind.

Right now we are transitioning towards retirement and having Cos help us to implement our plans gives us enormous peace of mind. The entire service is so comprehensive and we really like having all of our financial issues taken care of so professionally and with such care in the same place.

Wendy & Kev Nissan,
Gympie

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