About Azure Group
Azure Group was established in 2002 by Michael Derin with the idea of offering sophisticated accounting services combined with proactive strategic commercial advice to small and medium sized businesses.
Derin introduced the outsourced chief financial officer service to the SME market as he recognised that Australian small businesses rarely get appropriate strategic commercial advice. This is because they cannot afford or attract an experienced CFO normally only afforded by large corporations.
“I have a passion to help Australian businesses to be leading companies by educating and developing individuals in the financial management of their business” – Michael Derin.
Azure Group’s vision is to deliver successful solutions by playing an active role in the development, implementation and ongoing support of our clients’ business strategies.
Since its inception Azure Group has grown considerably. The company currently has three offices, one in the Sydney CBD, one based on Queensland’s Gold Coast, and the latest addition expanding the business onto the international stage in Shanghai, China.
Why we’re different
Azure Group’s services have also expanded and go well beyond standard accounting practices. Through their Total Accounting Solution service, Azure Group ensures that its client’s financials and tax position are considered throughout the year not just at tax time. This helps business owners make better decisions, grow their business and plan for the future.
Azure Group works hands-on with its clients to provide premium accounting services that helps them to achieve success.
“I challenge the perception of the accountant. We thrive on more than just numbers; we thrive to be involved in sustainable and successful businesses; we aim to influence positive decision making; and to assist entrepreneurs to launch successful ideas” – Michael Derin.
Azure Group is gaining a reputation for providing expert financial advice for small and medium businesses and regularly features in mainstream media, such as Sky Business News and the Australian Financial Review.
In 2008, Azure Group established the CFO Network which brings together CFOs to collaborate about their role in business and the industry. Azure Group regularly holds networking events for CFOs in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.