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Finance & Investment

Forecasting for tomorrow

In today’s economic climate, financial analysis, modelling and planning are essential tools for NfPs and community organisations to succeed in an increasing competitive marketplace environment. 

Community Business Australia understands that financial strategies which are underpinned by robust financial analysis, modelling and planning are far more likely to succeed.

Community Business Australia’s finance partner HSPlus, headed by John Stubbings and his team of financial professionals, has over 30 years’ experience working with businesses and NfP organisations. 

John, the Principal Financial Consultant, has extension knowledge and expertise with the NfP sector. HSPlus can offer organisations a full range of financial services and support

Financial services

  • Financial Planning
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Business Advisory
  • Growth Strategies
  • Virtual CFO
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Operational Reviews
  • Due Diligence Assessment

CBA Finance Consultant, John Stubbings,
talks about the value of having a sound financial plan.

Meet our Finance & Investment Consultants

John Stubbings

Finance Consultant

As Managing Director of HSPlus John has over 30 years in business advisory experience. John brings knowledge and expertise in the business corporate and NfP sectors. He has served as an NfP Board Director, established an NfP business and continues to provide advisory services to the sector. He holds a Bachelor of Business – Accountancy and is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA). John brings extensive knowledge of project costing, cash flow analysis, reporting and strategic financial planning

Peter Jardine

Finance Consultant

Peter has over 25 years’ experience in the NfP sector, including organisational management, financial management, and financial & clinical management systems. Peter is known for a unique combination of commercial acumen, analytical skills, high level interpersonal skills, a capacity for service innovation and for developing and modelling sincere relationships with clients.

As a Fellow CPA, and with a Masters Degree in Information Technology, Peter brings vital financial and operational acumen to his assignments.

Nick Jones 

Financial Advisor 

Nick has over 13 years of experience in financial services, and 8 years at Wilsons Advisory and Stockbroking becoming a shareholder in 2020.

Specialising in strategic advice, Nick provides guidance to a range of HNW and NFP clients around developing, implementing and managing bespoke goal-based financial plans.

Nick is a FASEA qualified Financial Advisor with a Bachelor of Business and is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Saxon Mew 

Investment Manager 

With over 15 years of experience in financial services, Saxon has been an Investment Manager at Wilsons Advisory and Stockbroking, one of the country’s oldest investment houses, since 2010 and a  shareholder since 2015.

Saxon currently is a Director of the Nudgee College Foundation and is a member of the Somerville House Foundation’s Finance and Risk Committee. Saxon is a FASEA qualified Financial Advisor with a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Master of Applied Finance, and a Master of Economics.

With a passion for finding the best investment solutions, Saxon’s investment capabilities have helped not for profit organisations meet their financial needs.

Like to know more about our finance consulting services?

Contact CBA now to learn how we can assist you with your organisations financial matters.






    CBA has assisted our board and executive in positioning our organisation as a major regional health and aged care leader.

    Their strategic leadership and insights combined with strong financial and analytical skills has enabled us to plan, secure and implement a range of major projects, sustainably and efficiently.

    Lynne Sheehan – CEO, Mercy Health & Aged Care Central Queensland Ltd