Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

ICB would like to welcome Sean Wilson to the role of CEO at Workforce Guardian.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank David Bates who recognised that Bookkeepers, as well as businesses, needed HR support. Additionally, acknowledging that Bookkeepers are well placed to provide this with the support of Workforce Guardian.

Four years ago ICB raised with Workforce Guardian the need of HR support for their payroll clients and has since provided HR solutions to businesses. David worked with ICB to develop a solution specifically for Bookkeepers and Accountants called “HR Advice Online”. This solution now enables Bookkeepers to provide their clients with reliable HR advice at an affordable price.

Over the four years, David has also been instrumental in educating and assisting Bookkeepers through newsletter articles, presentations at network meetings and our annual conference.

ICB members wish to thank David for all that he has done to support our community and wish him the very best for the future.

Sean Wilson, the new Chief Executive Officer

Sean was previously Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Managing Director with responsibility for general management, marketing, sales, customer care, IT and business administration.

Sean has led product design and development for Workforce Guardian's industry-leading cloud HR solutions since 2013, delivering several major upgrades, as well as innovative new products and services to help employers and key advisors achieve best-practice HR management and full-compliance with Australian employment laws.


  • 29th August, 2017