Meet Our Accounting Firm Partners at UHY Haines Norton Brisbane

Darren Laarhoven

B. Bus, CA

t: (07) 3210 5522

Darren has been with UHY Haines Norton since 1994, delivering audit and assurance services to a range of clients for over 30 years. He is a Registered Company Auditor, Chartered Accountant and Accredited Probity Advisor.

Over the years Darren has specialised in the provision of audit, assurance, governance, probity, and due diligence services. Three decades of practice has included a diverse client range, and allowed him to work with organisations of all shapes and sizes in a number of fields, including and not limited to; building and construction, property, manufacturing, engineering and healthcare.

Darren is currently an approved service provider to the Queensland Audit Office. He is also part of the whole-of-government panel arrangement (QGP0050-18: Provision of Professional Services of Finance, Audit and Probity) servicing the needs of the Queensland Government. This position and his experience of the building and construction sector has made Darren eligible to provide PQC reports for the Department of Housing and Public Works PQC Registrar.

Darren’s experience in working with clients ranging from charities to health and welfare organisations in the not-for-profit sector has facilitated a deeper understanding of the organisational needs of NFPs, and allowed him to develop tailored services that tackle issues unique to the not-for-profit space. He served on the Chartered Accountants National Charities and NFP Advisory Committee, and chaired the CAANZ’s Not for Profit Special Interest Group for Queensland.

Darren has worked with a spectrum of NFP organisations in the development and restructuring of their activities and is a past Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia.

Prior to his position as Managing Partner, he held the role of Head of Audit at Brisbane. He was recently honoured by being appointed as an external representative to Southern Downs Regional Council’s Audit and Risk Management Committee.


  • External audits
  • Probity engagements
  • Due diligence and investigations and
  • Internal audits
  • Annual Financial Statement preparation (Government, Not for Profit and Commerce) and self managed superannuation funds
  • System implementations and reviews

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Dean Vane

B. Acc, CA, FTIA

t: (07) 3210 5525

  • Business improvement specialist
  • Body corporate expert
  • Cloud accounting guru

Dean is experienced in providing accounting and business advice to a range of small to medium sized clients. Dean has an in depth knowledge of the Property, Building & Construction and Creative industries. Further, Dean has gained particular expertise in the provision of tax compliance services to body corporates and body corporate managers.

Dean’s work focuses on helping clients to prosper through implementing strategies to reduce waste, increase sales and improve cash flow and ultimately improve profits. Beyond profit improvement strategies, his work involves the refinement and development of business processes, business and marketing plans, feasibility studies and reports, management reporting (including budgets, forecast, KPI dashboards, accounting systems and cloud accounting) and advice on business development strategies. Beyond this scope, Dean assists clients in tackling their day to day accounting and tax needs.


  • Business growth strategies
  • Management reporting systems
  • Structuring issues
  • Fringe Benefits Tax
  • Salary Packaging solutions
  • Preparation of financial reports and income tax returns

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Lauren Steinheuer

B. Bus, CA

t: (07) 3210 5524

Lauren has extensive experience in providing taxation advice to clients across various industries including the engineering, construction, manufacturing and property development sectors. She also has a high degree of knowledge and experience in specialist GST matters. Lauren works closely with clients of all levels of enterprise to ensure their taxation position is the best that it can be.


  • Taxation and accounting compliance
  • Taxation advice
  • Business structuring and taxation planning.

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Reece Jory

B. Bus, CA

t: (07) 3210 5546

  • Registered company auditor
  • All things audit and assurance
  • Financial reporting

Reece is responsible for the firm’s specialist area of audit and assurance and oversees a range of clients in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors and government owned corporations. Reece also advises clients in technical financial reporting and accounting standard matters.

Reece has experience with clients in areas such as community service organisations, public sector entities, health care and general practice, education, financial services, insurance broking, mining support services, building and construction, engineering, wholesale and distribution, aviation and logistics.


  • Financial Statements
  • Other assurance engagements
  • Advising not-for-profit and registered charities
  • Queensland Building and Construction Commission audits and reviews
  • Financial reporting and accounting standards advice
  • Internal control and governance reviews
  • Independent due diligence engagements for business acquisitions and mergers
  • Financial statement preparation in accordance with Australian (AIFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IFRS), including for ASX listed entities

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