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Management Team

Nicholas Zoch - Managing Director

Nicholas joined Progression Group in 1988 and progressed to Partner in 1994.  He holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Accounting), is a Certified Practising Accountant and has completed his Masters of Taxation through the University of NSW.  Nicholas is also accredited as a Taxation Specialist by CPA Australia.

In addition to his extensive taxation experience, Nicholas also provides Board Advisory Services to a number of our business clients.  This is an area of our practice that Nicholas is passionate about as he can see the real value such a service provides to those business owners who are skilled practitioners in their field but require assistance with business management and guidance.


Tim Johnson – Operations Manager

Tim joined Progression Group in February 2015 in the role of Operations Manager.

After a twenty year career in the banking industry Tim made the move to accounting some 15 years ago.  Tim brings with him a wealth of experience from both his banking background and also through his exposure to a diverse range of clients in his various accounting roles.  Tim's role is to manage the day to day operations of the practice as well as providing assistance to Nicholas Zoch in the provision of Board Advisory Services to selected clients.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with an Accounting major) and is a Certified Practising Accountant.


Barbara Craven – Practice Administration Manager

Barb has been a part of the Progression Group team since 2001.  Her role as Practice Administration Manager is essential to ensuring the smooth running of all aspects of the practice.  Barb's role includes staff management, practice reporting and internal accounting requirements.

What Our Clients Say

A few years ago business became really tight. We were under constant pressure and could really feel the heat building as cashflow became tighter with rising fuel prices and labour costs.

– Brian Harper, Director, Region Peak Transport Pty Ltd

An opportunity presented for me to buy into a business. Whilst I knew the industry, I didn’t know where to start in terms of determining what the business was worth and how I could protect myself and my family.

– Nick Stehr, Director, Healthcare Lifting Specialists Pty Ltd

Thank you Progression Group for caring, assisting in obtaining some restitution and saving our business. We now have the tightest internal control mechanisms of any business!

– Timothy Eagle, Director, Eagle & Stork Plumbing Pty Ltd

Progression Group acted for my business from when it was a small outlet in Coburg turning over $60,000 through to when we sold the business 10 years on, turning over $12m from a large commercial premise based in Brunswick.

– Jon Amiss, Former Owner, CDS Gourmet Foods

As sole Director, I continue to meet with Progression Group on a quarterly basis to review our business performance. Establishing budgets and constantly monitoring actual results guarantees business success.

– Simon Best, Director, SBV Pty Ltd trading as Barry Plant (Mitchell Shire)

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Our Core Values

BALANCE – Doing what is required to remain inspired
RESPECT – Behaving with honesty, integrity and care
EDUCATION – Delivering innovative, practical and effective solutions
PRIDE – Our commitment to excellence in who we are, what we do and how we do it
SHARING – Connect the dots to benefit others

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