ODV was originally started by Michael S O'Flaherty in 1946 in the centre of Adelaide on King William Street. In 1970 the firm known as M.S. O'Flaherty moved to Mile End, in 1977 he was joined by his cousin Norm O'Flaherty.
The business continued to grow over the years with the arrival of Alex Donnelly (ex ATO) as a partner in 1989 as the firm's founder Michael O'Flaherty retired. Romeo Vella (ex ATO) joined shortly after and progressed to partner in 1992. In 1995 the firm moved to its own purpose built offices at 61 Henley Beach Road, Mile End.
Since then the firm has continued to evolve with the addition of a Financial Services Division managed by another partner, Trevor Stirling. Our Financial Services arm is conducted by Trevor and ODVS Financial Services Pty Ltd, Authorised Representatives of Millenium3 Financial Services Pty Ltd ABN 610 94 529 987 Australian Financial Services Licensee - Licence Number 244252, 7/50 Borthwick Ave Murarrie Qld 4172 in relation to financial services only.
Frank Scarfo a long term employee was admitted as a partner in 2001, followed by Rena Taylor in 2003. During 2003 Alex Donnelly retired as did Norm O'Flaherty the following year. On 1st July 2010 Eddy Bin who was a senior accountant with the firm for five years was admitted as a partner. Although both Norm & Alex retired as partners, they are still friends of the firm.
In addition to the partners, ODV Accountants & Financial Services today employs a staff of seven accounting personnel, a personal risk and insurance advisor, and a mortgage & lending advisor whom also undertakes general insurance work. ODV is supported by three administration personnel whom look after the smooth running of the office.