Compliance

The trusted team in compliance

A truly unique mix of expertise and experience sets us apart in assisting you with your Construction Compliance Obligations.

The Helix Compliance crew is led by an experienced construction lawyer with specialist regulatory knowhow, a former senior leader of the QBCC who brings an insider’s perspective, and a construction industry CFO armed with an in-depth knowledge of how building businesses run their books.

With their combined insights and skills, the Helix team cover all bases across legal, financial and regulatory areas for Construction Compliance. The team is ready to help you navigate the complicated changes coming with Statutory Trust Accounts on construction projects.

We help with

  • General compliance advice
  • Education on the requirements for Trust Accounts
  • Review of your processes
  • Digital transformation to streamline compliance
  • Assistance in dealing with the regulator
  • Staff accreditation

A big change is coming

The Statutory Trusts regime ushers in a foundational change in how building projects are run and payments are made.

The implications go beyond some new forms from the QBCC; they require the setup of new accounts at specific financial institutions, significant contractual and administrative hurdles to clear per project, and will adversely affect your day-to-day cashflow.

This is not the time to sit on your hands and think you’ll handle it later – the time is now to take action and be truly ready.

The Statutory Trusts legislation is the biggest disruption I've seen in 35 years in industry. Businesses need to adapt now to get ahead of the game and be ready for these significant changes.

David Cahill

Forward looking

We have done the work so that you don’t have to. Which means we have studied the rules front to back, we have run the numbers and built the tools for your assured compliance.

More than just the rules

We’re about collaboration and have a team of knowledgeable specialists who work closely with you during the process to deliver entire compliance solutions.

Unparalleled expertise

We are a multidisciplinary practice which means we know that it’s not just lawyers and accountants that are needed to create informed and efficient solutions.

Innovation that works

We don’t just use new tools because they’re cool; we look to harness the power of tech to better serve you and keep costs down. Simple.

The ultimate blend of knowledge and skill to help with compliance

A unique mix of backgrounds and skillsets come together to give you the ultimate insight, advice and tools to manage your construction project compliance.

Janelle Kerrisk

Legal

Janelle’s experience as a lawyer spans more than a decade retained by the regulators of the Construction industry in Queensland including the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, the Board of Professional Engineers and Board of Architects. Since founding Helix in 2016 Janelle has brought together a team with unmatched expertise in Queensland compliance.

David Cahill

Financial

David has 30 years experience in the engineering & construction industries, and spent the last 8 years as CFO at the McNab Construction Group. Over the last 3 years David has played an active role in collaborating with the Government Panel during the Project Bank Account trial and working with subcontractors, principals and banks to develop the systems needed for PBA's and now Project Trust accounts.

Michael Chesterman

Regulation

Michael spent a considerable amount of his career making key decisions and taking steps in response to compliance failures in the construction industry. He brings a unique work history to the compliance team at Helix after 22 years working for the QBCC in various senior and executive roles.

Take the first step to safeguard your business

The Trust changes are coming - don't wait till they're here and get the ball rolling on getting your company ready to comply from day one.