our team

We are a diverse team with a shared passion and goal to help our clients succeed within their business. Our clients are not just a number, they are part of the JH & CO family. We are here to help you with any matter whether bigger or small to get you exactly where you want to be.

Justin Hocking

Justin Hocking


Principle – B.Com, CPA Analytical Insights

Justin is the Director here at JH & Co. He started the business in 1986 after moving to Shepparton a few years prior. Before deciding to start the firm, he worked in a range of jobs including a salesperson at Myer, working for several accounting firms, running a toyshop and even selling life insurance door to door – all good life experience he’s put to good use.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Deakin University. Justin’s motivation for starting the business was to be able to support his clients with their businesses, assist them through any issues and help them to grow their business into something they could be proud of. In the same way, he encourages JH & Co clients to continue to evolve their business. Justin is always endeavouring to build on the services that JH & Co provides to best serve our clients and remain relevant.

Outside of work you can usually find Justin with his horses – grooming, training or traveling to and from competitions. He is always striving to improve his riding skills with the hope of one day riding a horse at the top level of dressage in Australia. Occasionally Justin shows his inner daredevil – going sky diving, rock climbing and abseiling.

Joe Borrelli

Joe Borrelli

Senior Accountant

We find business people, like most people, like to be told they are doing well; that of course their dreams and goals are achievable. However we won’t just say the things you want to hear; we will put your interests and business success first and advise accordingly – and hope you’ll listen and take our professional advice!

B.Com, CPA Senior Accountant & Financial Management

Joe is one of our senior accountants and financial managers here at JH & Co. Joe completed a Bachelor of Commerce at La Trobe University and then started with the firm in 2001. Since then, Joe has used his knowledge and experience to work closely with our clients providing business management services and taxation planning and advice. His knowledge of the agricultural and building and construction industries is strong and these are areas he really enjoys dealing with. On top of playing a big part as one of the accountants at JH & Co, Joe also manages the financial aspects of the business.

In his spare time outside of work Joe likes to spend time with his family, watch different sports and go down to Melbourne to support the North Melbourne Football Club. (Joe is a mad Kangaroos fan, so best not to have a dig when they lose a game over the weekend.)

Carly Duckworth

Carly Duckworth

Bookkeeper and Client Services Manager

JH & Co is not the normal accounting firm. We offer so much more than just compliance. We think outside the box to make sure our clients get the best possible outcomes. Not only that, but our clients are not just clients, they are part of our office and we cherish the friendships we have with them. A stand out for me is the fact I can bring my pets into the office. It is amazing the enjoyment it creates for staff and clients.

Carly is a Bookkeeper here at JH & Co. She started in 2009 as the receptionist, a position she quickly outgrew, moving into the role of Client Services Manager. Even that wasn’t enough for Carly who decided to add bookkeeping and office management to her role. Carly loves dealing with all our clients and has created a working relationship with each business involved in our firm.

Carly’s passion shines through when it comes to providing bookkeeping assistance to clients and even though the accounting industry wasn’t ever where she saw herself working, she has grown to love the value she can bring to clients through her work.

Outside of the office hustle, Carly and her husband own a hobby farm with many fur babies and a huge garden to love and keep them busy.

In her spare time between work, farm, animals and their beautiful daughter Maisie, you can find Carly playing netball, at gym classes, running, hiking, playing tennis, shopping etc.

Ben Jondahl

Ben Jondahl

Financial Accountant

At JH & Co we endeavor to provide our clients with high quality service, assistance with all their business requirements and help them to understand and improve the businesses. Our clients are usually family owned and managed businesses. We go beyond mere compliance and look to be involved with our clients throughout their journey.

When Ben started with JH & Co in 2017, he had just completed his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at La Trobe in Shepparton. Ben was drawn to the industry after talking with people who were working in similar roles and felt it was an area he would find rewarding. Ben has quickly grown to enjoy the management accounting side of his role and is keen to continue expanding his knowledge and the support he can provide to clients.

Outside of the office, Ben can be found hanging out with his wife Sophie and friends or heading down to Melbourne to go and watch various sports, visit the casino or finding any number of new and exciting restaurants and cafes. If he’s not visiting Melbourne, he can often be found watching or doing anything sports related – his favorite sports being AFL, soccer, and tennis. He would one day love to go and watch Chelsea play in the English Premier League at Stamford Bridge.

Emma McKean

Emma McKean


The team at JH & Co works as one collective unit. While each member brings their own set of skills to the table, behind the scenes we’re making sure we can get the best result for you. Our collaborative culture allows us to work alongside each other to ensure every issue is resolved efficiently for you.

Emma completed a Bachelor of Business in the earlier months of 2021, and started with JH & Co in November as a Graduate Accountant.

During the short time since commencing her position, Emma has fitted in well at JH & Co and has adapted to take on any task presented to her. While she feels that she is only beginning to scratch the surface of the knowledge she can obtain in relation to financials and tax returns, Emma feels she has already learnt the most crucial aspect of accounting – the importance of coffee. She looks forward to growing within her role and seeing what she can achieve.

In her spare time Emma is often at the cinemas catching up with her friends, in the kitchen attempting to learn how to cook something, or spoiling her Labrador with plenty of cuddles. She also frequently volunteers or participates in weekly Parkrun events, although she prefers to call it Parkwalk.

Kayla Davey

Kayla Davey

Bookkeeper & Client Services Manager