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David Shaw (CEO)

David Shaw is the CEO of WSC Group. Under David’s directorship, WSC Group is focused on delivering remarkable value to clients across Australia. With over 25 years of business experience, David has been instrumental in developing a team culture built on excellence.

David holds extensive knowledge in commerce, industry, and public practice accounting. During his accounting career, he has held senior accounting roles with Deloittes, Pacific Dunlop, Boral, and National Foods.

David will assist all his clients, whether it’s at board level, sole trader or individual investor level. He assists his clients with their business strategy, wealth building strategy, superannuation, taxation and accounting needs.

Your Investment Property Magazine Readers voted David as:
  • 2013 Property Tax Specialist of the Year
  • 2015, 2014 and 2012 Runner-up Property Tax Specialist of the Year
Why do you enjoy working in public practice accounting?
I love people and the great variety of people I am able to meet in my job each day. It makes working in public practice very satisfying.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy sporting activities like golf, and of course, my favourite sporting team is the Roosters. I am also involved in community activities run by my local Church.


David Shaw is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited. Please note that any taxation and accounting services are not endorsed nor the responsibility of Count Financial Limited.

David's Blogs

Maximising Your Tax Refund: ATO Update on Deductibility of Construction Loan Interest

Are you one of the savvy investors who has built a new investment property in the last three (3) years? If so, this article is especially relevant to you.

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder | Created on March 26, 2024

Will A.I. Take My Job?

Addressing the topic of artificial intelligence and its impact on the job market is important. The question of whether AI will take over jobs is a complex one, and there is no simple answer.

By By David Shaw, Founder and CEO WSC Group | Created on February 21, 2024

CEO Message - November 2023

As we approach the end of the 2023 calendar year and reflect on the past three years, I am sure that you’d agree that a return to some sort of normality is a welcomed change.

By By David Shaw, Founder and CEO WSC Group | Created on November 21, 2023

CEO Message – October 2023

Amidst the current economic challenges, our commitment to you, remains unwavering. Following the release of the September 2023 CPI data, the Annual CPI inflation stood at 5.4% in the September 2023 quarter.

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder | Created on October 25, 2023

Navigating ATO Audits: What You Need to Know and How We Can Help

Building upon our previous newsletter on ATO Data Matching programs, this month, we wanted to provide you with more insights into these initiatives and their potential impact on your tax affairs. These programs are pivotal in upholding the integrity of the tax system, and we want to ensure you fully comprehend their implications.

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder | Created on September 15, 2023

CEO MESSAGE – May 2023 | Budget Snapshot Changes you need to know

I am sure you have now absorbed all the announcements that the politicians have made this Budget time,..

By David Shaw, CEO and Founder | Created on May 15, 2023

CEO Message March 2023 | Sequencing Risk

In this month’s newsletter, we discuss why it is not always ideal to sell investments in share markets, particularly when there is a downturn.

By By David Shaw, Founder and CEO WSC Group | Created on March 22, 2023

The impact interest rates have on our economy

With the latest interest rate decision handed down by the RBA, interest rates are a hot topic of conversation. It is well reported on that interest rate rises in Australia can have a significant impact on the economy.

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder | Created on February 9, 2023

10 Challenges Business Owners are Facing Today

Business owners in Australia face a range of concerns that have the potential to impact their operations and their profitability. These concerns include:

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder | Created on February 9, 2023

November 2022 - CEO Message

Over the last 6-months, I have observed a growing concern from our business clients about staffing shortages and how they will get work completed for their customers.

By David Shaw, CEO and Founder of WSC Group | Created on November 30, 2022

September CEO Message | Are we heading for a soft landing?

Are we heading for a soft landing?

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder of WSC Group | Created on September 8, 2022

July CEO Message | How interest rates will change our lives

How will interest rates change our lives in the next 18 months

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder of WSC Group | Created on August 9, 2022

August CEO Message | How interest rates will change our lives in the next 18 months

How interest rates will change our lives in the next 18 months

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder of WSC Group | Created on August 9, 2022

Tax Time - What to think about

As we enter a new tax season, I thought I would give you an update of changes in tax law and some areas to look out for when preparing your tax return.

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder of WSC Group | Created on July 23, 2022

CEO Message June

After completing many business tax meetings across Australia, we have found our clients facing new kinds of challenges which has only existed in these recent years.

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder of WSC Group | Created on June 9, 2022

May 2022 CEO Message

These two events are significant, and we appear to be entering into a time of increased economic uncertainty. With some analysts predicting both a Labor Government victory and up to eight (8) interest rate rises over the next year, I thought I’d put forward a few scenarios of what we may see in the next 12-months.

By David Shaw, CEO and Founder of WSC Group | Created on May 15, 2022

April 2022 CEO Message

I don’t know about you but where has 2022 gone?

By David Shaw, CEO and Founder of WSC Group | Created on April 8, 2022

March 2022 - CEO Message

I always try to be thankful for whatever situation comes across my path, good or bad, because I believe we are shaped by the challenges we face.

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder of WSC Group | Created on March 9, 2022

February 2022 - CEO Message

I hope you have been enjoying the ‘Business Start-Up’ theme of our latest newsletters. From analysing small businesses in Australia and writing a business plan, to setting SMART goals for the year ahead, we hope we have provided some insightful tips to launch your business endeavours.

By David Shaw CEO and Founder of WSC Group | Created on February 15, 2022

January 2022 - CEO Message

As we peek into the fresh new year ahead, many of us like to set ourselves some form of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’.

By David Shaw, CEO and Founder of WSC Group | Created on January 17, 2022

December 2021 – CEO Message

As this is our last newsletter for 2021 calendar year, I’d like to reflect and look back on the year that was.

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder of WSC Group | Created on December 8, 2021

November 2021 - CEO Message

What are the latest trends of small businesses in Australia? Where are they leading us? What industries appear to be thriving?

By David Shaw, CEO and Founder of WSC Group | Created on November 12, 2021

October 2021 - CEO Message

What happens after Groundhog Day ends?

By David Shaw, CEO and Founder of WSC Group | Created on October 8, 2021

September 2021 - CEO Message

As an accountant who advises businesses, I have been putting some thought in how you would advise someone who is looking to purchase new business or start a business in today’s climate.

By David Shaw, CEO and Founder of WSC Group | Created on September 8, 2021

August 2021- CEO Message

When we lose our sense of freedom that we used to just take for granted, we go through a few stages…kind of like the stages of grief.

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder of WSC Group | Created on August 11, 2021

July 2021 - CEO Message

During our WSC Group State Special, we discussed the various options available to both employees and businesses via Services Australia and Services NSW and what benefits may be available.

By David Shaw, CEO and Founder of WSC Group | Created on July 20, 2021

June 2021- CEO Message

As property prices continue to grow across every capital city in Australia, I think we’re all wondering…when will the growth stop when it comes to capital cities’ house prices?

By David Shaw, CEO and Founder of WSC Group | Created on June 23, 2021

May 2021 - CEO Message: Post-Federal Budget

I’m sure by now you may have had an opportunity to look at some of the headlines in relation to the 2021/22 Budget which was just handed down on Tuesday night.

By David Shaw, CEO and Founder of WSC Group | Created on May 19, 2021

April 2021 - CEO Message

At WSC Group, we are processing our final JobKeeper payments for clients who are still claiming JobKeeper. There is some apprehension, of course, across our community as to what will happen with the finishing of these JobKeeper payments, which are now mainly confined to affected arears such as tourism and events management.

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder | Created on April 8, 2021

March 2021 CEO Newsletter

In this newsletter, we look at the recent strong growth in the Australian economy. The question is: Is this recent strong growth going to be sustainable in the medium term?

By David Shaw | Created on March 12, 2021

Residential Property Booming, Office Property on the Slide

Amazing auction results last weekend with National auction clearance rates at 83.8% across the 3-capital cities Amazing auction results last weekend with National auction clearance rates at 83.8% across the 3-capital cities

By David Shaw | Created on February 8, 2021

The Tale of Two Markets

It is amazing what a pandemic does to a property market! From my readings this weekend, I noticed that Sydney auction clearance rates had risen 67% to 72% in the last week – normally the sign of a fairly strong market.

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder | Created on August 24, 2020

State Led Tax Reform

Normally, it is the domain of the Federal Government to push tax reform but in recent times, the states have been leading the way in suggesting reforms to their very inefficient state-based tax system.

By David Shaw, CEO & Founder WSC Group | Created on July 28, 2020