Justin Hocking – Principle – B.Com, CPA Analytical Insights
Since establishing the firm in 1985, Justin has become a highly sought after professional, providing constructive and straight-talking advice to clients, Justin is the person clients seek to help develop their business ideas, assist with making the tough decisions and negotiate with their bank managers. In his spare time, Justin uses his competitive streak riding horses and recently transitioned from show jumping to dressage.
Carly Duckworth – Client Services Manager
Since joining our firm in 2009 as receptionist, Carly has outgrown her previous positions so quickly that we wonder what she will be doing next! Carly now looks after our bookkeeping area for clients and also the firm, along with managing work in the office, lodgements and dealing with clients (which she loves doing).
Carly is a true country girl at heart with a friendly and approachable nature. She loves living out on the farm with her partner and animals. Carly has just completed her Certificate 3 in Companion Animal Services so has a huge passion for dealing with animals. From time to time you will see animals here in the office keeping us all company.
Joe Borrelli – B.Com, CPA Senior Accountant & Financial Management
With more than 15 years at our firm, Joe has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of accounting and taxation as well as a diverse industry knowledge of agriculture, manufacturing, building and construction and retailing. Joe works closely with our clients providing business management services and taxation planning and advice. He is also involved in training new recruits and our firm’s own internal financial management. Outside of work, Joe is a very keen supporter of the North Melbourne Football Club.
Nic James – Office Strategist
Nic has been at JH&Co for around 20 years, enjoying the flexibility JH&Co has provided in that time to raise her family of four. Nic really enjoys the accounting work however is currently enjoying the challenge of working with Justin and Joe in the management of the practice. Outside of work Nic coaches a junior netball side that keeps her active and involved in the community and is happily busy with home life the rest of the time.
Simon Dixon – B.Bus, CPA Senior Taxation & Financial Accountant
After a merger in 2008, we consider Simon is one of our greatest acquisitions. His comprehensive taxation and superannuation knowledge continues to impress not only us, but our clients. Simon has an amazing eye for detail and believes in doing things right. Outside of work, he is very busy with his family of five and umpiring for a local association.
Rebecca Caruana – Graduate Accountant
Rebecca joined our firm in 2015 as a graduate accountant. Rebecca is responsible for the preparation of tax returns, Business Activity Statements and financial accounts. She is looking to forward to commencing the CPA Program in 2016. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her daughter.
Gamze Gungor – Graduate Accountant
Gamze joined our firm in 2015 as a graduate accountant. Gamze is responsible for the preparations of financial accounts, business activity statements and tax returns. Gamze has a very friendly and approachable nature. Outside of work, Gamze loves spending time with her family and keeping fit and active.