Drive integrity & measure quality in your accounting system usage



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


Improve business practices to not inhibit growth

Watchful Eye: Quality Control for Xero, MYOB
Product Overview

Product Overview

Watchful Eye = Quality Control for Xero, MYOB 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…

Product features


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

Advisor Menu

Get visibility across your client base to highlight who has good transactional processing practices along with those who may need some help.

Processing Quality

Nine measures that graphically display the trend of the quality & volume of transactional processing within your accounting system.

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


Analyse Supplier transactions highlighting errors or suspicious transactions to investigate


Analyse Customer transactions highlighting errors or suspicious transactions to investigate


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


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.

General Ledger

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


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.

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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Former Public Trustee contractor jailed for stealing more than half a million dollars

Often fraud happens over a long period of time, with the perpetrator becoming bolder as time goes on and the fraud remains undetected.  Watchful Eye software monitors every transaction and reports on changes and anomalies which can prevent this from happening.  By instigating an anti fraud policy in your company and implementing anti fraud software, you reduce your risk to employee fraud and will not be a workplace fraudsters will look to be employed. November 4, 2016 A…

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Hamilton office administrator admits $203,000 theft from employer to fund gambling addiction

Gambling is cited by many as their reason for defrauding their employers and something to be aware of as an employer with your staff.  More and more we are seeing this reason used in court, but it is hard to gain an accurate picture as many exaggerate the extent of their gambling issues to garner sympathy.  This is something Judges seem aware of, acknowledging gambling addictions as explaining but not excusing the offending – as is the case here with this…

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Joanne Harrison’s $725,000 ‘web of deception’ revealed in new documents

There has been a lot of coverage of this case.  If one theme should be raised to my readers, it is that threatening behaviour of fraudsters is quite common – being ‘grumpy’, ‘unapproachable’, etc is a common front to avoid being questioned. Care should be taken when trust is placed in staff with these attributes. Also validating suppliers so ‘imaginary’ ones do not get set up in your accounting system (let alone having invoices paid to them) is very important.…

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Former IRD staffer jailed for theft of $265k

As part of our overall anti-fraud philosophy we suggest that you be professionally sceptical and respect your instincts.  This does not guarantee protection, especially when some people take enjoyment in breaching your internal controls, and when their behaviour is irrational and out of character.  Without reporting on your financial transactions and data it is hard to protect yourself. February 13, 2017 BEVAN READ/FAIRFAX NZ KELLY DENNETT Last updated17:00, February 13 2017 Michael Marsom appeared for sentencing in the Auckland District…

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A philosophy for reducing employee fraud for SMEs

Our first published article, thanks Inside Small Business Australia! DECEMBER 20, 2016 Planning and diligence are crucial to reducing the risk of employee fraud. Employee fraud happens every day, search your favourite news site for fraud and a string of recent stories will be returned. Companies lose five per cent of annual revenues every year. SME companies were disproportionately represented in the 2016 report at 30 per cent of the cases and a median fraud loss of $150,000 with…

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Fraud leaves victims feeling angry and betrayed

A really good article on the impact of fraud in the Taranaki region. Not for Profits (NFP) appear to be exposed to Employee Fraud more than they should, which seems worse given that these organisations are set up to do good in the community. The impact on NFP is different to a commercial organisation.  The trust lost when the funds you receive are from public donations, but then diverted to fraudsters, impacts the ability of the Not for Profit to…

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