About us

Providing expert advice to business owners since 1999.

We are based on the Sunshine Coast and have been operating since 1999. We have grown completely organically without buying fees.

With cloud accounting, screen sharing and video conferencing, we provide our services to businesses all across Australia.

Our clients operate in various areas of the SME economy, including building and construction, property, manufacturing, retail, training, and the legal, engineering and finance professions. They also include franchisees from many popular franchises.

Our approach

Our whole purpose is to help small business owners set themselves up for life.

We’re tax and accounting experts, working exclusively with business owners like these. We provide them with the very best in accounting, taxation and business advice. Our advice is based on years of practical, hands on experience and we tell it like it is.


Our extensive experience in providing advice to businesses in a wide variety of industries and operating through many different structures.


Always having one of the team on hand who has detailed knowledge of your structures and dealings. We don’t charge for the small stuff like brief phone calls and emails.

Fixed fees

No fee surprises – pay monthly or yearly.

Latest tech tools

We’re always looking to use the best technologies to enhance your business.

Stand out team

We have a great mix of staff with extensive experience and knowledge and younger staff who love working with the latest technologies.

Straight shooting approach

We deliver easy to understand advice without the jargon. We tell it like it is.

Our director

Chris Hardy
  • Commenced career at KPMG (Brisbane), a multinational “Big Four” firm, specialising in small and medium business taxation
  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) with Distinction – Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Laws – Queensland University of Technology
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • 15 years experience in public practice. Seven years with the firm
  • Foundation Member of the Succession, Asset Protection and Estate Planning Advisers Association

We are hiring!

Looking for a meaningful career in accounting? Join our team and make a positive impact on our clients and community.

Who we work with

Small and medium businesses with revenue between $1m and $20m per year.

Our accountants bring expertise you can trust.

What small businesses say about us

We tailor our services to each business, helping them as little or as much as they like.

“The team at Hardy’s are genuinely proactive, responsive and reliable. Highly recommend.”
Rod’s Livestock Nutrition
“The tax planning service is great. Really insightful and appreciated.”
Yeti Services