Assurance

Drive integrity & measure quality in your accounting system usage

 

Protection

Reduce your risk and protect against errors & fraud with continuous monitoring of Xero + MYOB

Growth

Improve business practices to not inhibit growth

Watchful Eye. A simple but comprehensive assurance product giving you comfort that all is well in your business
Product Overview

Product Overview

Improve the integrity of your accounting data, your accounting processes and reduce the risk of errors and fraud with Watchful Eye software. Seamless integration with Xero and MYOB AccountRight. Validation of key card information against 3rd party databases – ASIC®, NZ Companies Office ® , UK Companies House ® and Google Maps ®. Dashboard to display the quality of your accounting processes. Out of the box analysis of a wide range of Supplier, Customer and Employee attributes and relationships. Highlights…

Product features

Integration

Watchful Eye software for Xero + MYOB seamlessly integrates to your accounting system, it keeps a Watchful Eye over your accounting system activity and provides actionable lists of transactions you need to review

Data Integrity

Validate all “Company” Suppliers and Customers against AU ASIC, NZ Companies Office & UK Companies House. Validate Supplier, Customer & Employee physical addresses against google maps

Processing Quality

Six measures that graphically display the trend of the quality of transactional processing within your accounting system.

Maps

Analyse the spread of your current Suppliers, Customers & Employees and highlight transaction volumes. Highlights any close vicinity records so you can confirm they are legitimate.

Suppliers & Customers

Analyse transactions highlighting errors or suspicious transactions to investigate

Employees

Keep your employee personal details current. Analyse transactions highlighting errors or suspicious transactions to investigate. View relationships between your Employees and your Suppliers & Customers

General Ledger

Ensure your company’s total GL transactions align to Benford’s Law distribution or understand why it doesn’t align

Tickets

Manage the records being investigated. Assign investigations to different users. Store supporting notes, attachments, etc on the ticket. Classify tickets when the closing the investigation.

Custom Alerts

Not all companies face the same risks, select the risk areas you are interested in and how often you want to be sent each alert type.

Meet our team

Brett Wilgar BCom, CA

Chief Executive Officer

Brett Wilgar is the founder and the creator of the Watchful Eye accounting governance software. He has 20+ years of commercial management experience in the IT industry.
Brett holds a Marketing and Accounting degree from the University of Otago and is a Chartered Accountant member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.
“Our story started in late 2013.  I was the CFO of an Australasian IT company when an employee stole AUD$450,000 from the company.
At that time I was not aware of the extent of employee fraud and how big an issue it was for businesses, but it sparked a keen interest in the subject area.
After two years of research we started developing software designed to help business owners drive quality into their accounting system usage to reduce their risks.”

 

Kuai Wei PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Kuai Wei has led the development team building the Watchful Eye accounting governance software since the company’s inception. He has a PhD in Computer Science specialising in algorithm design from the University of Auckland. He also has over 10 years of programming experience, including 4+ years of algorithm design and implementation.
Kuai is a keen ‘technology evangelist’, looking at the cutting-edge technologies and build prototypes.
He also has deep understanding of software architecture, security, database design and optimisation.
At Watchful Eye our software has been built and hosted in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, applying best practice architecture and security, unit tests, integration tests, DevOps, etc. We have also developed complicated algorithms to analyse all aspects of accounting data together with multiple 3rd party data connections to report suspicious records. Our investment on algorithms will never stop.

From freebies for mates to $150,000 fraud, employee theft costs Australian business billions

Watchful Eye, we like a surveillance camera for your accounting system. https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/from-freebies-for-mates-to-150000-fraud-employee-theft-costs-australian-business-billions/news-story/ac7b41f93ace63b20ff99b5e3d1b712a IT’S an epidemic costing Aussie businesses $1.5 billion a year, but many of us have been guilty of it at one point or another. Frank Chung@franks_chung Stealing office supplies might be tempting, but you shouldn’t do it.Source:istock IF YOU’VE ever taken a pen, notepad, stapler or even a Post-It note home from the office, you’re part of a problem costing employers $1.5 billion a year. According to the…

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Why Embezzlement Most Often Occurs at Small Businesses — and How to Prevent It From Happening to You

This is why we made Watchful Eye software, to help Small Business get assurance that all is well in their business.                   https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/293726 A recent survey shows 80 percent of embezzlements occurred at small businesses. Ken Springer Guest Writer President and Founder of Corporate Resolutions Inc. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The latest statistics on fraud should send a big jolt of fear into small business owners. According to…

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Poor internal systems have cost UK SMEs billions

As we broaden the use of our software to be more than just Employee Fraud protection. We have been researching whether driving integrity and quality into SME accounting systems provides quantifiable value to business owners.  We would like to see more research on the subject area as we feel that driving integrity and measuring the quality of your accounting system usage adds more value than simply reducing your risk of employee fraud. This UK article suggests the costs of having…

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Former employee stole more than $30k from Gore business

While this may not be a large amount of money (in employee fraud statistics), it sends a good message about the need to keep a watchful eye over your accounting system to make sure nothing untoward is going on. Our Watchful Eye software continuously monitors your accounting system and alerts you to any edits to invoices and changes in business bank accounts. Our business tool can help prevent this type of fraud and reward your efforts and hard work with your business…

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Ministry of Transport swindler Joanne Harrison pleads guilty to benefit fraud

Often when offenders of employee fraud are caught, stories of their offending in prior roles comes to light.  The fraud they commit adversely affects the companies and employees they work with and many are let go without prosecution because of the stigma around the company being victim to fraud.  The only way this will change is for companies to have clear anti fraud policies and practices, and, if fraud is detected, to be able to provide the information needed to…

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Canberra woman who nabbed $157,000 jailed for ‘largely inexplicable’ fraud

Where there are no controls in place, and no analytics of payroll and payment data, this type of “not sophisticated” fraud is too easily carried out.  It wasn’t until the new CEO undertook a financial audit that the fraud was detected.  Another common element here is that “because of her role and the confidence that she had inspired, her work was not closely supervised.”  Where executive employees are busy within their own roles and do not have the time to…

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SkyCity fraudster jailed for seven years, eight months

There has been a lot of coverage of this case and it is good to see that Judge Philip Connell not only highlighted that Grant’s repetitive offending had breached the organisations’ and employees’ trust, but also that she, and others who commit employee fraud, will be jailed for this crime.  The best outcome is for you to be able to prevent this crime from occurring, and ACFE report that having a monitoring tool is proven to reduce your losses by 54%…

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White collar crime ‘rampant’ as nearly 900 fraud complaints go uninvestigated

This highlights the prevalence of employee fraud in New Zealand, and the inability of companies to protect themselves or provide the necessary details for this fraud to be investigated by the police.  The article states there is little deterring criminals from committing fraud and “(it is) a bit of an internal joke in police that if you’re going to commit an offence, fraud is the offence to commit (as) the chance of being detected is incredibly low…..” Watchful Eye software…

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