About Us

At Merit Partners we share our knowledge and expertise, strive to build long term client relationships and provide solutions to minimise risk and add value.

As a leading Darwin based Chartered Accounting firm we provide a full range of services, covering audit and assurance, tax, accounting, superannuation, business and management advice.

Merit Partners commenced operation in March 2004 when we took over the existing Ernst & Young Australia Darwin office. Until then Ernst & Young had maintained an office in Darwin for 25 years and enjoyed an enviable reputation within the Northern Territory as a provider of high quality accounting services. Merit Partners continues this legacy.

The Directors and Principals of Merit Partners are long term Territorians who collectively have gained a wealth of commercial knowledge and experience internationally, nationally and locally. Together with our team of professional and support staff, at last count 45 and growing, we offer personable and dedicated accounting services.

The diversity of our clients’ industries and turnover is a testament to the depth and breadth of our expertise across major industries and complexities of business structures. Where specialist engagements require further technical assistance and/or additional industry expertise we call on the services of Ernst & Young Australia, with whom we have a national affiliation through our Technical Services Agreement.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be a successful and respected professional services firm.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to exceed our clients’ expectations while maintaining a high degree of professionalism in everything we do and investing in our people and our culture.

Work Life Balance

In today’s work environment, achieving a work-life balance is not only desirable, it is a necessity. The Northern Territory is a fantastic place to live, offering a relaxed lifestyle, diverse culture, unique adventures and amazing opportunities.

At Merit Partners we want our staff to experience all that life has to offer and to strike a work-life balance that is appropriate for individuals through flexible working arrangements.

Employer of Choice

Merit Partners requires staff who have the ability, experience, qualifications, cultural fit and moral attributes to provide services which exceed client expectations. We believe that our staff need to be happy and fulfilled in order for us to offer the highest quality of service to our clients. For this reason we strive to offer best practice employment conditions.

Listed below is snapshot of some of the current employment conditions offered by Merit Partners:

  • Time Off In Lieu – Recognising that exceeding client expectations sometimes requires work outside normal office hours
  • Long Service Leave – Eligible for pro rata LSL after 7 years
  • Management Group – Additional Leave Entitlements
  • Flexible work arrangements for staff who volunteer for community/charity work
  • Weekly fruit bowl and the bottomless cups of cappuccinos

And we have to mention our Birthday Bonus leave where all staff are able to take an additional paid day off to celebrate their birthday.

Each year Merit Partners plays a vital role in trying to prevent their staff from falling ill with the flu by giving them the opportunity to be inoculated. Merit Partners, along with Health for Industry, hold an “on premises clinic” on an annual basis for those staff wishing to receive the Flu injection.