It all comes down to the fact that we love our clients + we love to see them succeed.

As founder Stanley J Canny OAM said, “Clients don’t come to us because they love us. They come to us because we love them.”

The Canny Vision is to provide affordable professional services to all people in all walks of life. Our business started in 1960 on the premise of adapting to meet our clients’ requirements and we’ve continued to evolve ever since.  These days we have accountants, lawyers, financial advisors and NDIS Plan Management services all operating under the one roof to meet this fundamental commitment.

We have created a space that is real, safe and caring for our clients and for our team.  We are innovative, fun, respectful and humble. Oh yes, we’re also disruptive, because when it comes to serving our clients, we don’t let conventional practices get in the way of delivering great service.

History of Canny Group

The history of Canny Group begins back in 1960 when Stan Canny started providing accounting services to the Geelong community.

Originally, Stan worked from the offices of business clients before moving to a portable office cabin on Station Street, Norlane.  From these humble beginnings, the business grew fast and there was a clear need for a bigger premises.  This brought us a few hundred metres down the same street to what was our office at 10 Station Street, Norlane for 59 years. We subsequently moved the Federal Mills Busines Precinct in February 2019.

Stan was widely known for helping our clients.  He would listen attentively to their problems and then provide helpful advice that was devoid of judgement. Stan’s unceasing commitment to coming up with appropriate solutions for clients has been instilled in our entire team and we  determinedly go “into bat” for those who don’t have a voice.  We are proud to continue Stan’s legacy, accumulated through his decades of loyal service to our clients and the Greater Geelong Community.

Canny Group is now in its second generation of Directors, with Amanda Wilkens and Krystine Canny-Smith at the helm.  Every relationship developed from serving our individual and business clients has enabled us as a team to get to where we are today.

Originally known as a specialist provider in accounting and taxation, Canny Group has grown to become a true multi-disciplinary provider, adding other complementary services under our roof to meet the needs of our clients.  This client-centric approach enables us to provide the best possible outcome for each and every client.