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Martin graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1979 with a BCom and immediately joined the audit division of Arthur Andersen. In 1984, he moved to HLB Mann Judd where he worked as a manager responsible for the audit of a number of publicly-listed companies.

In 1990, Martin joined Dry Kirkness (formerly A E Dry & Co) as a partner where he developed the audit practice which now includes not-for-profit and charitable organisations in the areas of education, the arts, community services and churches.

Martin has been actively involved in the administration of several not-for-profit organisations. He served as a board member of Trinity College from 1987 to 1996, is a former chairman of the finance Committee and Board member of Presbyterian Ladies College and the Board of Scitech Discovery Centre.

Martin provides strategic business advice to many of Dry Kirkness’ clients; and tax advice to our not-for-profit clients. As well as providing compliance tax and accounting services, Martin has a special interest in helping clients manage the succession process and helping position businesses for sale or transition to new ownership.

“I like working with family businesses; to understand their vision and help them achieve their goals; and I enjoy bringing my analytical skills from auditing in the early part of my career to the consulting and business advisory work I do now. I take a holistic view of every assignment which differentiates me from other accountants who are very legalistic in their approach.”

Martin has a BCom (UWA), is a Fellow of both Chartered Accountants Australia and NZ, and the Taxation Institute of Australia.  He is registered as a company auditor, SMSF Auditor and as a tax agent.


t: +61 8 9480 2906

e: martin@drykirkness.com.au


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