DFK Gooding Partners

July 19, 2023

Stephen Bushell, DFK Gooding Partners’ Managing Partner has welcomed the announcement of Ben Clarkson to Partner, marking the latest evolution in the leadership of the firm. Stephen Bushell said the appointment re-enforces firm’s commitment to retaining and developing graduate talent.

“I am delighted to welcome Ben on board as partner and acknowledge his ambition and loyalty since joining us as a graduate. Ben’s passion and drive have been foundational in consistently delivering client success for the firm and are qualities that have laid the groundwork for this appointment.”

“Our philosophy has always been to attract and develop the best graduate talent we can, and this appointment reaffirms our commitment to this. Ben joined us in 2008 as a graduate accountant, and it has been a pleasure to be able to support his career development during his time with us. Ben is an incredibly loyal and talented member of our team, and welcoming him as partner will further enhance our firm’s capabilities.”

Ben has always prided himself on his client focus, technical knowledge and continual personal and professional learning. Since completing his CA ANZ qualification in his early years at the firm he was quickly promoted to manager and has continued with his passion for not just developing his career but passing on his knowledge and helping clients and staff alike. Ben was appointed as Associate Partner in July 2022.

“Making Partner has always been a long-held career goal, so I’m beyond excited to see it come to fruition. Our firm is in a promising stage of growth, and I’m looking forward to adding value to this at a strategic level with Stephen and the other Partners.”

Ben manages a large portfolio of clients across various industries including transport & logistics; professional services; property development; and high net worth family groups. Ben also has a passion for Perth’s startup community, managing the firm’s support of Spacecubed’s Plus Eight Program, providing mentoring and advice to emerging local startups.

We are extremely pleased to welcome Ben on board as our newest Partner.