It’s the end of an era…

After 27 years with HQB, it is with both sadness and excitement that we farewell one of our Partners, Paul Chakos on the 30th June 2020. Paul started at HQB as a junior accountant in 1992, before moving his way up to a Partner role after demonstrating his ability to maintain relationships with clients to build their personal wealth as well as their business’. Paul has been a valued leader at HQB and has passed on a wealth of knowledge to our staff. His knowledge and experience, as well as his big personality will be missed in our office. We wish nothing but the best for Paul as he tackles this next chapter of his life (after first taking a well-earned break).

…but the start of an age!

As HQB’s first female Partner, Catherine Stojcevska brings to the table a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting from Southern Cross University in Coffs Harbour, as well as affiliations, training and experience from various taxation institutions. Cath has obtained a wealth of work experience from various industries over her career and stepped out of private practice in 2010 to learn first-hand what it takes to run a large scale successful hospitality business in the Coffs Harbour area. From this, Cath was taught resilience, quick thinking and problem solving skills that has made her a successful team member at HQB for the past 3 years. Looking to the future, Cath endevours to help our clients with taxation and business advice, recruitment and HR management, and business coaching. Her goal is to make a difference to our clients, our team and our practice by taking time to understand clients and their personal situations. Cath takes pride in being a local to Coffs Harbour and hopes to help our community and businesses recover from the recent struggles.

Brad Sheaves has been a senior accounting manager with HQB since his return from the big smoke in 2016. Brad now holds over 10 years of professional experience in the accounting industry. Before his accounting career, Brad had several years’ experience in hospitality management and brings to his role an understanding of small and large business operations. Brad acknowledges that new technology plays a major role in modern day business operation and is able to offer extensive advice on software that would best fit both large and small businesses. With a focus on providing high-quality service, Brad prides himself on providing clear advice to his clients on their financial and business affairs. He strives to go above and beyond to build a meaningful business relationship with his clients. Along with his knowledge of taxation, technology, software and app implementation, Brad is also licenced to provide advice on self-managed superannuation funds and has experience in retirement and estate planning.

Welcome aboard Brad & Cath!

– Ian Hogbin & James Davis

Posted 25.05.2020



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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