About HNA Accountants
Experienced. Knowledgeable. Friendly.
Henderson Nicholls & Associates is a Brisbane based firm of accountants and business advisors offering a complete range of professional services to clients throughout Queensland and Australia.
Our senior people are dedicated to ensuring their significant breadth of experience and expertise are available to you when making decisions on matters critical to the development of your business or personal financial management.
We offer you access to our established network of independent legal and financial planning businesses that offer services to complement our service offering.
Many of our clients have been with us since the 1970s. Our clientele is diverse and spans many industries, giving us insight into many differing businesses.
We place a high value on the one-to-one relationships we establish. The principals of our business stay in touch with the decision makers of your organisation or family. This approach means you can take full advantage of our expertise when you need it.
We work closely with you to understand your goals and help establish your priorities. We build relationships of confidence and trust. Use our expertise to your advantage.
Laurence Henderson founded the practice in May 1969 and the current Principal, Anthony Nicholls, took over in March 2001, having worked there since 1983. He changed the business name to Henderson Nicholls & Associates (HNA) at this time.
During its history, the practice has operated from premises in Dalgety House at 111 Eagle Street, 444 Queen Street and the Brisbane Club Tower in Adelaide Street. HNA moved to 371 Queen Street in April 2006.
In May 2008, HNA took over Ian Shaw Chartered Accountant.
Key Team Members
Professional excellence with passion.
Anthony Nicholls - PRINCIPAL
Anthony commenced his career with Laurence Henderson Chartered Accountant in 1983. He took over the firm in 2001 and now has over 32 years experience in the public accounting profession.
He is a Fellow with the Institute of Public Accountants, a Fellow and Chartered Tax Adviser of the Tax Institute of Australia, a Member of the National Tax and Accountants Association and a Registered Tax Agent.
Anthony is married to Trish and has three adult children.
Rod Ferguson - PRACTICE MANAGER
Rod commenced his accounting career in Gosford NSW before joining Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers) as business services accountant in their Darwin and Cairns offices.
Rod was partner in a public practice in Cairns for five years before joining HNA in 2002 as Practice Manager.
Rod is a member of CPA Australia, Tax Agent, Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund auditor, JP(Qualified) who specialises in taxation, superannuation, property development, retirement villages, licensed clubs, primary producers, business valuations plus estate planning.
Rod is married to Carmen with two sons.
Danelle Boyce - OFFICE MANAGER
Danelle commenced with HNA in January 2009. She has many years of experience within an accounting environment and enjoys being part of an office team. She assists with a range of functions including client queries, bookkeeping and supports the Accountants in the practice.
Danelle completed her bookkeeping certification in 2014 and is a member of the AAT. She is currently studying for an Associate Degree of Business with the University of Southern Queensland.
Clients throughout QLD and Australia — Small Business, Graziers & Farmers, Professionals, Investors, Retirees, and You.