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

Director

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.)

Meg Wrenn

Meg Wrenn

Receptionist

Meg is our new receptionist and admin for the office. Meg joins our team from a background of working in the Thoroughbred industry here in Australia, England and New Zealand.

Meg certainly didn’t expected to find herself in an accounting firm, but has the skills and drive to exceed the needs of the position. She has certainly found her feet and has taken up the reins very successfully. Meg is very excited about the opportunities that await her in the office and finding the avenue that she enjoys best to throw her enthusiastic personality into.

Outside of work you will find Meg exercising herself and her dogs, catching up with friends, water skiing, cruising in old cars, seeing new places and restaurants with her Partner.

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 our Bookkeeper & Client Services Manager 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. It’s even surprised Carly just how good she is at her job and the buzz she gets from solving customer’s issues.

In her spare time, you can find Carly, who is a very active person, at the gym, playing netball, hiking, mountain bike riding, pole fitness, playing tennis etc.  Carly and her partner own a hobby farm with many fur babies and a huge garden to keep them busy. She also loves hanging out with her partner, friends and family.

Lisa Brook

Lisa Brook

Financial Accountant

We can provide the all the services to manage your business, leaving you to do what you do best, run your business.

Lisa is one of our financial accountants here at JH & Co. She started in 2016 whilst finishing the final year of her Bachelor of Business at La Trobe University here in Shepparton. She started with the easier aspects of the industry such as basic financial accounts and as she has built her knowledge she has moved on to supporting the senior accountants with some of the larger clients as well as helping the assistant accountants learn and complete their work.

Lisa learned more in her first year than she ever thought possible and has thoroughly enjoyed being able to give anything that takes her fancy a go in the office and being able to build the role into what she finds the most rewarding – a philosophy available to all JH & Co employees

In her spare time, you will often find Lisa and her son in the kitchen cooking, playing with Lego or outside playing with their dogs.

Ben Jondahl

Ben Jondahl

Financial Accountant

At JH & CO we endeavour 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 friends and family 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.

Rebecca Caruana

Rebecca Caruana

Financial Accountant

At JH & Co, we focus on quality, accuracy and we look beyond just the accounting numbers. We are business advisors and we strive to work with your business and you to achieve the best outcomes. We are not just accountants, we are your friends.

Rebecca is one of our longstanding (one word) financial accountants at JH & Co. She started with us back in 2014 after completing a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University in Burwood. Now she is currently completing the CPA Program.

Rebecca has a keen interest in financials and tax returns as she enjoys using the mathematical part of her brain and working with numbers. It gives her a great thrill to help people solve their financial problems and achieve their goals.

When Rebecca is not working she will be found with her two beautiful children and partner playing games, having fun and making countless memories. If there is anyone Rebecca would like to meet, it would be Richard Branson because she would like to learn from his secrets to success.

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Shepparton, VIC, 3630

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