About Us

ZM Partners is a Sydney-based, mid-tier accounting firm. Our client base covers a variety of industries including Creative Businesses, Function Centres, PR, Design, Manufacturers, and Building/Construction companies.


Our services focus on achieving financial well-being for your business and for you personally. We offer a defined set of services that in combination give you the clarity and focus to understand how your actions contribute to this long-term well-being on a daily basis.

The culture of ZM Partners is one of partnership and personal interest in the client’s success. We have a strong belief in the benefit of client visits to develop personal relationships with clients in order to better understand their needs. At ZM Partners, our business philosophy involves creating and maintaining a close relationship with the client, which is critical in understanding their financial needs and being able to quickly respond in a financial environment where fortunes can swing quickly from one end of the scale to the other.

The ZM Partners philosophy is about honest talk, real conversations, frank assessments, and clear goals, all discussed in a spirit of shared purpose and good humour.

The environment at ZM Partners is a friendly one, but with a work ethic that we all share, in delivering the best possible service to our clients. Even in the seemingly dry area of systems and protocols that we have in place, staff across the organisation feel strongly about professional standards and take a disciplined approach to servicing the client at every level.

One area that predominates ZM Partners’ books are the creatives, and the firm has built an expertise in working with clients in:

  • Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Public relations
  • Hospitality
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Fashion
  • Beauty
  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Architecture
  • Building & Construction
  • Real Estate

When it comes to clients who tap into large reserves of creativity, we observe that peace of mind in their financial lives helps their concentration and focus in delivering their own product.

At ZM Partners, we are also passionate about entrepreneurs. We strongly believe that this country is built on the foundation of small to medium enterprises and it is one of our key goals to help Australian’s achieve their dream of running their own business.

Getting the right financial advice can be the difference between a new businesses’ success or failure and at ZM Partners we have specialists who are skilled and experienced in providing entrepreneurs with the tools to ensure their business succeeds. We provide business planning, financial modelling and opportunity evaluation services to give your business the kick start it needs (see Services).


ZM Partners first began over 30 years ago, in 1990, when Maurizio Zappacosta opened his first office in Kings Cross. Maurizio then moved the office to a more unconventional location, a 1000 square metre warehouse in Botany. Clients responded well to this location, with its vast interior and somewhat surreal multi-coloured office environment. It sent an instant message that this accounting firm was offering an entirely different experience. ZM Partners now operates in the heart of the Sydney CBD, offering clients a convenient location whilst keeping its artistic feel with its rustic furnishings. From its humble beginnings ZM Partner’s client base has grown to over 600 different businesses and individuals.