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Peter Crawford

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Professional Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Accounting),
  • Macquarie University
  • Diploma in Financial Markets, Financial Services Institute of Australia
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Associate of CPA Australia
  • Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australia
  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Corporate and business taxation advisory
  • Audit, assurance and advisory of hospitality corporations, not-for-profit organisations and superannuation funds
  • Private and family business succession planning
  • Commercial due diligence
  • Compliance of Australian Financial Service Licences

Peter commenced with V J Ryan & Co in 1973 and has been a partner of the firm since 1982.  He predominantly advises small to medium sized business clients, with a speciality in the hospitality industry.  He supports our clients in every aspect of their business management from taxation, auditing and superannuation through to business management & development and succession planning.

Peter delivers a personalised service to each client, drawing on his extensive experience in a range of business industries including hospitality, retailing, manufacturing, personal services and religious institutions.  He is well known for his talent of diagnosing a business and analysing its financial statements.  He can quickly identify issues and problem areas, thereby developing solutions and strategies that will result in successful and profitable outcomes.

Peter’s advice is regularly sought on matters relative to the hospitality industry; he is the Auditor of the Australian Hotels Association, NSW and has represented the interests of hotel members to the Federal and State Governments on various matters concerning GST, CGT and poker machine tax.  He has acted for vendors and/or purchasers of businesses including the undertaking of due diligence investigations, preparation of business plans and in assisting in finance applications.  He has also acted as an expert witness and has often written articles and made presentations for the hotel industry.


Peter has been actively involved in the sport of rowing and his daughters have rowed at an International level for Australia.  Peter has been Australia’s delegate to FISA at a number of International Rowing congresses and is currently the Director of Finance for the 2013 & 2014 World Cups to be held in Australia.  Peter was also a member of the committee responsible for the construction of the spires on St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney.  He has also held a number of volunteer positions for charities, schools and community organisations.

Peter and his wife Joan have two daughters.

Contact Details

Level 5, 255 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: 02 9240 4900
Fax: 02 9247 5930
A.B.N. 41 003 275 189


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