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Joe Papalia – The Beginning
We proudly carry the name Papalia, in respect for the founder of our business, Joe Papalia.
Back in the 80’s, Joe’s business strategies were revolutionary, redefining the role of the accountant in his client’s eyes. He saw no need for the formalities of a suit and tie: his business was helping clients. If that meant throwing his boots into the back of the ute, heading out to the farm and getting his hands dirty, then that is what he did.
Joe’s unusual approach to the accounting industry meant that his clients knew they could always count on him. This legacy, created by Joe, has helped to define the BHR Papalia you see today - a team of professionals, passionate about offering the right advice at the right time, to put you on the path to achieving your financial and business goals.
Our staff numbers have grown from just Joe in the early days to a team of 20, headed by three directors with decades of experience between them. In addition to the growth of our service team, our extended family (our clients) is growing too.
Our accountants, bookkeepers, and client services professionals are local people who have built up extensive experience in their fields, who understand what goes on at a community level and who deliver personalised, efficient service from Bunbury, right across the South West, WA and interstate.
We value the face to face interaction, accessibility and friendly service that only a local business can provide. We embrace new ideas and utilise the latest technology to keep our business efficient and moving with the times, and ensure our services are flexible enough to suit the needs of every client.
We are proud to be an integral part of the Bunbury and wider business community.
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