This year marks a special milestone for one of our Partners, Ian Hogbin – celebrating his 35 year working anniversary at HQB!

Ian first started working at HQB after deciding to step into the family business alongside his father in 1985. In no time, Ian worked his way up to become a Partner at the firm and promoted to Managing Partner in 1990. Since then, Ian has always made it a priority to set a high standard for HQB staff to ensure that all our clients receive superior service and advice.

During his career as an accountant, Ian has also had some ‘side-projects’; working as the Councillor and Deputy Mayor of the Coffs Harbour City Council, Board member of Chamber of Commerce and Co-ordinator of Coffs Harbour 2050 Think Tank, playing a role in the introduction of the BCU International Stadium, and the launch of Bishop Druitt College, he was also the Foundation Board Members on both of these organisations. As you can see, Ian’s devotion to Coffs Harbour and local businesses has and always will be a focal point of his career.

As Managing Partner, Ian has developed his technical skills by attaining extensive qualifications as a Registered Company Auditor, External Examiner with the Law Society, SMSF Auditor, Limited Financial Planner, Justice of the Peace, and as a Fellow Chartered Accountant. Alongside his wide-ranging qualifications, Ian is also a mentor to other aspiring accountants and his peers alike.

Congratulations on this inspiring achievement Ian!

– April Limbert & Nicola Dawson

Posted 17.11.2020

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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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