What checks and balances do you have in place to protect your business financially?

How confident are you that money has not gone missing through theft or error?

Do you rely purely on trust to prevent fraud?

Fraud is far more common that most people realise, with PwC reporting 45% of Australian companies have suffered economic crime during the past two years.  

Small businesses are particularly susceptible to fraud.  Lacking resources to invest in sophisticated systems, small businesses are often open to cyber fraud.  And it’s not simply phishing and cyber scams by foreign hackers that threaten. An estimated 60% of business fraud is perpetrated by “insiders”, usually a trusted employee or contractor.  Weak systems and misplaced trust can leave small business owners vulnerable to theft and human error.

Big corporations conduct an internal audit to stress-test the security of their systems and also are often subjected to a full annual audit process.  But what about small and mid-sized business owners? How can they adequately protect their business?

HQB’s fraud prevention service is specifically designed to enable business owners of all sizes to effectively assess and improve their internal controls, minimising the chance of financial loss through fraud or error.

We are the only firm in the Coffs Harbour region with a team of 3 ASIC registered company auditors.  We employ this expertise in our two-step fraud prevention process:

  1. Systems Audit:  We spend time with your staff and observing the operation of your business, developing an understanding of how your systems are actually operating.
  2. Risk & Control Matrix:  We provide a detailed report on each of your systems, highlighting areas of risk and recommending internal controls to minimise that risk.

The HQB team can also provide ongoing assistance in implementing and monitoring internal controls.

Don’t leave your financial position vulnerable to theft, scams or plain old error.  Contact HQB today.

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What Our Clients Say

I'm really enjoying the personalised touch and service I'm receiving from Ian and Siarn. Always prompt, professional and happy to answer my silly questions and help me stay informed. I've been a client of Bill's and HQB for about 20 years. Since Bills retirement he passed me on to Ian and the quality of the service just seems to keep getting better. HQB comes highly recommended by me.
Trent Allen
Trent Allen
03:43 25 Jun 20
We highly recommend the team at HQB. We are a Sydney based business, and we find the team highly professional, responsive, and just a pleasure to deal with. They are very proactive and we feel as though we are a valued client. Well done to Brad Sheaves and team HQB !
Alastair Fysh
Alastair Fysh
04:31 25 May 20
HQB accountants have been an asset to our business. They have made Job Keeper a breeze and kept our business strong. They respond to emails quickly. They have been terrific value for us as they have brought knowledge and expertise that I don't have even if I had the time to do my accounting. They have taken the time to understand my business and structure our finances accordingly.
Kyle Maloney
Kyle Maloney
06:19 22 May 20
Amazing service from James (& Brianna), going well above his responsibilities to his clients. Cannot recommend James highly enough. HQB a highly professional and responsive accounting firm. Incredibly quick at responding, yes, often after hours, which is more than we would ever expect from any professional. I am continually recommending James to friends and family. Many thanks James. Kind regards, Lyn (& Jeff) Green
Jeff Green
Jeff Green
01:02 17 May 20
James became our Accountant last year and he has handled all our entities swiftly and pro actively. We are incredibly impressed with him and HQB and feel very comfortable in their hands to manage our Business. James is always prompt in replying and sometimes out of hours and his handling of our recent predicament with COVID 19 has helped us manage our Business successfully through this trying time. Thank you James and the team at HQB. We will always recommend you highly,.
Pandora Colledge
Pandora Colledge
01:36 15 May 20

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