The Garis Group

The Garis Group is a professional family owned and operated financial services firm that aims to build a strong and continuous relationship with our clients built on our valuable, personal, technical and knowledgeable expertise.

We help create a beautiful financial future for our clients, their families and the people around them so that together we create a huge and lasting impact in our world.

Our team is committed to building a financial services firm that our friends and family would choose and recommend.

The Garis Group
  • We have been using The Garis Group for our accounting over the past 2 years. During that time they have provided friendly and professional advice to us in relation to both our personal and business dealings. We have been operating a new franchise and have found the information received from John very helpful in the initial set up and ongoing management.

    Any queries we have had have been dealt with in a timely and friendly manner.

    We would highly recommend The Garis Group to all our friends and business associates.

    Bruce & Sue Worthington | Small Business Owners
  • The Garis Group have provided and continue to provide excellent advice and support for clients undertaking property investment.

    Their experience and expertise combined with their strong ethics means the investment process is less stressful for clients. If you lead a busy life and are looking for great advice and support, give Di a call now.

    Glenn Kirkwood, Owner BNI Team | BNI
  • I have been a client of Jim Garis for longer than I can remember. Jim has always assisted me and my brother with managing not only our personal accounts but also our investment accounts. Recently Jim assisted me in setting up my Self-Managed Super Fund. The process was simple and explained to me in a way that was easily understood. Jim was able to assist me at every stage and with any questions I had as they arose. I would highly recommend The Garis Group to anyone.

    Georgina Ross | Individual & Self-Managed Super Fund
  • As a small business owner, I’m required to manage all facets of my business. I rely very strongly on the Garis Group to manage my monthly reporting, tax and compliance matters, so that I can focus on my real business in the comfort that these aspects are being managed expertly.
    I value and trust their advice, confidentiality and service. I believe using The Garis Group not only makes my life easier, saves me time, keeps me on the straight and narrow but it is excellent value for money and provides me a level of comfort that I really appreciate. Jim, John and the team are always available and approachable. It’s a great pleasure to be able to do business with another small business, and I know very strongly that my business is their business.

    Jenny Hawes | Small Business Owner
  • If you are looking for sound financial planning advice, provided by a warm and genuine family who pride themselves on integrity in business, I have no hesitation in commending The Garis Group to you.
    The fees are sensible, and were well-explained from the start. We have encountered no hitches or hidden charges, and have been completely delighted with the quality and promptness of the very personal service provided by The Garis Group. It feels much more like speaking to friends than to financial professions when we have our regular meetings.

    Lindsay O’Reilly | Individual & Self-Managed Super Fund
  • After using The Garis Group as our personal accountants there was no other choice for us when we bought our business. John helped and guided us every step of the way throughout our purchasing period. Liaising with all other clientele and sending them relevant information on our behalf, made the transition into business owners much smoother.
    Introducing and helping train our staff with up to date software has been helpful in putting us on the road to success. The constant analysis of our figures and monitoring our cash flow has guided many of our decisions throughout our first business year. We trust the knowledgeable and very approachable staff at The Garis Group with all of our accounting needs.

    Kyle & Leesa Oswald | Individual & Small Business Owners
  • The Garis Group has been looking after my businesses taxation and finance for over 10 years. The knowledge and advice they provide has been instrumental in helping us focus on growing the business while knowing the accounting side of the business is in good hands.
    The Garis Group provides excellent accounting and tax services, but also offers valuable business advice. As our business grew, John made is easy for us to change the structure of the business and set up a company. His tax planning advice proved invaluable. John always makes himself available to answer any questions and his sense of humour makes the accounting side of business fun. We look forward to another decade with TGG.

    Paul McNamara | Small Business Owner
  • Di from Total Financial Security was an absolute pleasure to deal with and took all the stress out of buying a property. When the first property she found for me fell through she was immediately searching for another. She found a great apartment in Queensland and I’m now the happy owner of an investment property. I can’t recommend Di highly enough.

    April Banks | Property Investment Client
  • When it comes to purchasing property as an investment strategy, Di Garis and her team at TFS Services removed any apprehension. Her knowledge, research and the information provided to me by the TFS team provided constructive and valuable direction helping to remove the unfamiliar territory I was as a first time property investor. Di ‘s personable service of answering my questions and keeping me well informed along the property purchase made the experience uncomplicated and manageable. I would certainly recommend Di Garis and the TFS team to any property investor seeking a professional and stress free service!

    Max Mitchell | Property Investment Client
  • I have been a friend of Jim’s for more than 20 years and Jim has also attended to my income tax affairs in that time. When I decided to proceed with setting up a Self Managed Super Fund, Jim made the process as easy as it could have possibly been. The Garis Group in concert with Politis Investment Strategies outlined the legal responsibilities in a way which made me feel comfortable with the decision I had made. The quality of the personal service I have received was outstanding.

    Kim Flower | Self-Managed Super Fund Client
  • Jim provided us with the concepts & the workings of a Self Managed Super Fund & answered all of our questions very clearly. In conjunction with Politis Investment strategies, the benefits & costs of establishing our own super fund were clearly outlined. The Garis Group together with Politis Investment Strategies provided us with a seamless & hassle free transition from our existing funds to our Self Managed Super Fund. We have been delighted with the service provided and would have no hesitation in recommending The Garis Group if you are considering a Self Managed Super Fund.

    Paul & Kaye Olive | Self-Managed Super Fund Clients

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