About Us

HBA Partners is one of the leading small business and financial accounting firms in South East Queensland.

Our company was founded on the Gold Coast by senior partners Peter Hetherington and Mark Buhmann in 2007 as a one-stop-shop for business and financial solutions. We welcomed senior partner Michael Paff in 2011.

Today, we have three offices – Surfers Paradise, Kingscliff and Beaudesert - with a broad client base across South East Queensland and Australia wide.

Our clients range from rural and agricultural businesses, heavy and light industry, property developers and construction companies, to family-owned ventures, small businesses and private investors.

Our dynamic team of specialists go well beyond basic tax and compliance expectations to help grow and manage these businesses, generate wealth and protect our clients’ financial future.

Our Beaudesert office is currently trading as Southwell & Associates.


Business size

26-100 employees


Commercial presence