About Us

Malvern Mathews Smith is a locally owned and operated Business Services Practice with a history dating back more than 100 years.

Operating under the name Malvern Mathews Smith since 2006, the firm operated previously as Boughton Cook and Truman for many years and prior to that as Robinson Cook & Co and Robinson & Robinson, among other names.

1 July 2016 saw Bill Malvern retire from the partnership and continues on a consultant on a part-time basis.

The remaining two partners Stephen Mathews and Michael Smith now manage the firm together with their hard working team of 15. 

At Malvern Mathews Smith we believe in providing quality accounting, audit, taxation and business management consulting services to our clients in a timely and efficient manner.

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Partner Profiles

Stephen (Steve) Mathews

Steve was born and raised in Tamworth and attended Tamworth High School then The University of New England where he gained his Bachelor of Financial Administration.

Steve began work with Malvern Mathews Smith in 1978 and has been a partner of the firm since 1983. He holds the following registrations:

  • Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants (since 1983)
  • Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Registered Self Managed Super Fund Auditor
  • Justice of the Peace

His areas of interest are Information Technology, Capital Gains Tax, Share Trading and Superannuation.

Steve is married and has two daughters.

Steve loves attending his childrens school activities and playing golf.  He is still working on reducing his golf handicap. 

Michael Smith

Michael has been a partner of Malvern Mathews Smith since 1995.  He began his career with Malvern Mathews Smith in 1985 after graduating from The University of New England with a Bachelor of Financial Administration.

After completing his qualifications to become a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Michael spent 12 months working in London for international companies such as Fedex. Upon his return to Australia he became a partner of Malvern Mathews Smith.

He has over 31 years experience in taxation, audit and business management.  Specialising in Primary Production businesses, retailers, transport industry and solicitors trust audits.

Michael's professional qualifications include being:

  • A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Registered Self Managed Super Fund Auditor
  • Law Practice External Examiner
  • Justice of the Peace

Michael and his wife Brenda have three adult children Pip, Georgie and Declan. Now that Michael & Brenda are empty nesters, they enjoy fitness, food & travel.

Michael was born and bred in Tamworth and attended Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School and knows the local business scene. 

Michaels interests include:

  • Horse Racing - still looking to race that Golden Slipper winner!
  • Golf 
  • Rugby League
  • Keeping reasonably fit by playing Oz Tag, golf and attending bxoing or PT sessions.
  • Watching any "good" sport, especially rugby league
  • Member of Tamworth First Light Rotary Club since 2006, twice serving as treasurer and other board positions
  • Previously served as Treasurer of St Edwards Primary School P & F Committee; and
  • also the Tamworth Triathlon Comittee for 10+ years organising local triathlons and the Tamworth Ten Fun Run.

Staff Profiles

Bill Malvern

Former partner Bill (1983 to 2016) and now part-time consultant, holds the following registrations:

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Registered company auditor
  • Australian Institute of Management Member
  • Registered Tax Agent in Australia and PNG
  • Registered Self Managed Super Fund Auditor
  • Justice of the Peace

Bill specialises in Taxation and Business Management, Audit and Self Managed Superannuation Fund accounting. 

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