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Top services offered by bookkeeping services companies

Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping

General bookkeeping to organise, update and keep your books in line with Australian standards. 

Receipts and invoices

Receipts and invoices

Manage and process all of your recipes and invoices to reconcile with your accounts. 

FROM $30

GST

GST

Calculate your GST requirements and GST credits. 

FROM $250

Payroll

Payroll

Calculate and process employee salary payments and ensure your payroll system is up to date. 

FROM $150

Accounts payable

Accounts payable

Manage your accounts payable including amounts owed to creditors. 

FROM $500

Accounts receivable

Accounts receivable

Manage your accounts receivable including amounts owed by debtors. 

BAS lodgement

BAS lodgement

Prepare and lodge your business activity statements quarterly or monthly. 

FROM $110

Chart of accounts

Chart of accounts

Set up a complete listing of each account in your business accounting system. 

FROM $300

Account reconciliation

Account reconciliation

Ongoing reconciliation of your accounts and preparation of reports including any exemptions. 

FROM $618

Superannuation payments

Superannuation payments

Calculate and process compulsory employee superannuation payments. 

Average hourly rate for Bookkeepers in Australia

min rate $38 - $74 max rate







  • XO Accounting PTY. LTD.
    XO Accounting PTY. LTD.

    ABN: 62164715100

    Bookkeeping

    Werribee

    At XO Accounting our focus is on enabling you, your family and your business to reach your full financial potential through user- friendly technology and professional advice. We base our approach on our Core Philosophy of: Time; allowing you to focus on Important tasks rather than Urgent tasks Money; improving your overall financial position through: Better cashflow management Tax efficiency Improved business and personal profitability through better planning and advice Team; providing you with an extended support team to be there by your side when needed We achieve this through our Total Service Solution and range of packages suitable for you whether you are: A business; An individual; An SMSF; or A Not for Profit. Using the latest user-friendly technology tailored to your unique requirements.

  • The Diligent Group Advisory Services Pty Ltd
    The Diligent Group Advisory Services Pty Ltd

    ABN: 39627480675

    Bookkeeping

    Darlington

    Accounting, taxation and advisory services dedicated to the start up and small business client. Our mission statement is about providing accounting & advisory services usually exclusive to large companies, to our local neighbourhood SMEs in a timely, proactive & cost effectively manner. Our vision is to focus on a small number of SME clients that want a more hands on, proactive and interactive approach from their advisors. The intention is always to be to help our clients achieve the GOALS our clients want, not what we want for them.

  • Capital Accounting Services Pty Ltd
    Capital Accounting Services Pty Ltd

    ABN: 11062194487

    Bookkeeping

    North Adelaide

    We work with people who wish to build a profitable sustainable small or medium business,whilst meeting and minimising their tax obligations for the purpose of increasing and protecting their personal wealth. Where possible we fix your fees and we love technology and cloud accounting to save you time and money. At Capital Accounting Services we appreciate the individuality of people and businesses and are committed to providing timely, accurate solutions tailored to suit your particular situation. We work alongside you to solve problems that arise and help you reach your financial goals. The team of focused, friendly accountants at Capital Accounting Services offers a wide range of expertise and experience in business, taxation, financial planning, and wealth creation.

  • QB Solutions
    QB Solutions

    ABN: 14023965827

    Bookkeeping

    Barron Gorge

    QB Pro Solution in the USA My team of skilled experts provides relevant and much-needed help to QuickBooks software users. Whether you are using the desktop version of QB, or the online version, our team is always available to assist. We also write and frequently update blogs about common errors and issues that QB users face. If you want to know more visit the QB Pro Solution site or contact us on 1800-469-4817.We have a team of experts who can handle various cloud hosting and QuickBooks Accounting software errors. As a well-known name, we can offer relevant help regarding common issues and cloud hosting requirements. our services include: Desktop Cloud Hosting Enterprise Migration Point Of Sale Hosting Pro Hosting Enterprise Hosting Premier Hosting Payroll & Tax Services Enterprise Solution Product Consulting

  • Airan Australia Pty Ltd
    Airan Australia Pty Ltd

    ABN: 87631878807

    Bookkeeping

    Brisbane

    Airan Australia Pty. Ltd. is Australia based accounting firm provides professional accounting outsourcing services at affordable cost. We offer high-quality Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, SMSF Auditing, BAS Preparation and Taxation services to Australia based companies. Outsource accounting services to Airan Australia Pty. Ltd. and get access to fast, accurate and cost-effective accounting services by the professionals. Airan Australia Pty. Ltd. offers high-quality Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, SMSF Auditing, BAS Preparation and Taxation services to Australia based companies.

  • Virtual Assistant on Call
    Virtual Assistant on Call

    ABN: 64086976735

    Bookkeeping

    Sunbury

    Suzy is a Virtual Assistant and Xero Certified Advisor providing remote Xero bookkeeping, online Xero Training and business support services to SME's Australia wide. Collaborating with business owners by introducing them to the benefits of cloud based software. This software will enable them to streamline their business processes and manage their business using a tablet or smart phone. Work smarter not harder.

  • PND Accountants & Advisors
    PND Accountants & Advisors

    ABN: 66 131 068 570

    Bookkeeping

    Kew

    We specialize in all tax & accounting matters for individuals including high net worth individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. We are located in Kew and Hoppers Crossing.

  • Bilanz For Business
    Bilanz For Business

    ABN: 78613851326

    Bookkeeping

    North Fremantle

    Need a business bookkeeper or accountant that you can trust? BILANZ For Business is the most trusted bookkeeping and accounting service in Perth, WA. Our friendly team of experts specialise in various business financial aspects including IAS/BAS Agent tax filing, Xero bookkeeping services, payroll, and small and medium business accounting services. We work with many industries including tradies or construction, hospitality, retail, and creative and marketing agencies.

  • SSK Accountants Pty Ltd
    SSK Accountants Pty Ltd

    ABN: 71134347041

    Bookkeeping

    Dandenong

    SSK Accountants is BEST Accountant in Melbourne. We have more than 11 years of Industry experience in Tax Returns, Bookkeeping, GST, Cashflow Statements, Business plans.Our clients range from Individuals to small & medium business which includes: • Medical Practitioners (including Doctors & Dentists) • Real estate Agents • Property Developers • Hotels & Motels • Restaurants & Cafes • Supermarkets including Grocery Stores • Franchise businesses • Transport Businesses Accreditations and Affiliations: Manpreet Singh is qualified accountant with Master in Accounting (Hons) along with MBA. He is Registered Tax agent and Full member of CPA Australia & NTAA.

  • Evource Solutions
    Evource Solutions

    ABN: 53623903319

    Bookkeeping

    4.9 km from Sydney

    Evource is an Australia based resolute BPO delivering boutique solutions to Australian SMEs for their accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, reporting, virtual assistance and other back-office service needs. We currently provide following services to our clients - Bookkeeping - Accounts Receivables & Payables - Bank & Ledger Accounts Reconciliation - Payroll (STP) - BAS Preparation - Financial Reporting - Budgeting and Forecasting - Virtual Assistance / Admin and Secretarial Services Software Acquaintances:- Accounting Software: - Xero - Quickbooks - MYOB - Zoho Project & Workflow Management Tools: - Asana - Trello - Wunderlist We understand the importance of Data Security and Privacy in this day and age. Hence we have - Non-disclosure Agreement - Firewall Protection - Disabled USB ports on all workstations - CCTV Camera Monitoring - Biometric Office Access System At Evource, we believe in ‘Relationship beyond Contract’!

  • Spitfire Accounting Solutions
    Spitfire Accounting Solutions

    ABN: 74025432974

    Bookkeeping

    26.4 km from Sydney

    We are leading accountants and bookkeepers for electricians, plumbers, builders and tradies, because Kirsty is married to one. Admin, GST, tax, and cashflow aren't your strengths, and you're interested in being more streamlined, for things to be easier, and to not be so stressed running your business. Most importantly, you want the time and money to do what you want to do. After all, that's why you went into business in the first place? Kirsty knows the tax deductions better, the automation tools better and understands tradie businesses as an industry.

  • M.A.S Partners
    M.A.S Partners

    ABN: 88 000 392 594

    Bookkeeping

    6.7 km from Sydney

    As Australia’s original accounting firm for small business, M.A.S Partners (formerly m.a.s accountants) has been providing accounting and advisory services to Sydney, Melbourne and Australian small businesses for over 55 years. With offices in Melbourne and Sydney, and with a committed team of experienced small business accountants and advisors, our accounting services provide our clients with the ability to focus on making their business a success. Having worked with a variety of clients who all have different needs, from accounting basics to tax accounting, or payroll management, accounts payable and accounts receivable assistance, business accounting is our strength. Our clients come from a diverse range of industries and businesses including doctors, dentists, construction companies, restaurants, investors, self-employed trades people, pharmacies, retail outlets, marketing advisors, architects, interior designers, solicitors and a whole lot more.

  • keepmybooks.online
    keepmybooks.online

    ABN: 65302567149

    Bookkeeping

    24.3 km from Sydney

    Keep My Books Online are independent bookkeepers who can work closely with your accountant and other financial advisors on your team, to share knowledge and business intelligence and help the business owners make timely and informed decisions. Our background stems from years working in the accounting industry working for clients in all sizes and industries. The push to the cloud has seen a real need for quality record keeping for all businesses. This enables the “Real Time Information” that is touted so much but difficult to achieve. We can assist.

  • Fast Accounting
    Fast Accounting

    ABN: 95026378457

    Bookkeeping

    11.2 km from Sydney

    Fast Accounting is trusted Accounting and Bookkeeping service provider in Sydney. We offer Payroll, Account Payable and receivable services with satisfactory solution.

  • Samuel & Sonz
    Samuel & Sonz

    ABN: 91395500743

    Bookkeeping

    17 km from Sydney

    Samuel & Sonz Valuation & Business Advisory Support Services exists to solve the critical decision support issues facing our clients in finance. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We provide a focused range of support services and solutions to help businesses increase business value, minimize risk, achieve their vision and optimize performance and productivity. We provide the following services; Business Valuations Buyer Due Diligence Special Ad Hoc projects Business Plans Accounting and Book Keeping Services

  • Integrity Plus Accounting
    Integrity Plus Accounting

    ABN: 86146115657

    Bookkeeping

    6.9 km from Sydney

    You want someone you can trust to not just look after compliance (Accounts, Tax Returns, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Superannuation), but also to advise you to make the right decisions and keep you accountable. Integrity Plus Accounting was founded to use the best of technology to provide personalised service. You (like our clients) realise that you have to be honest and pay our tax (even if they don't spent it how we'd like!). You realise you don't know what you don't know - and a good accountant can help you make good decisions about your business, your investments so that you can focus on what is most important - your family.

  • Online Officer
    Online Officer

    ABN: 73646010453

    Bookkeeping

    Sydney

    Online Officer is a BPO company with offices in Australia and Philippines that has a large pool of Virtual Assistants from different industries that can help you run your business. For as low as $10/hour, you can hire an experienced offshore contractor such as bookkeepers, general virtual assistants, social media managers, and web developers. We provide an affordable bookkeeping services. Our bookkeepers are experienced with Xero, Quickbooks and MYOB. And can help you with BAS reports and other financial reports that you need.

  • Fullstack Advisory
    Fullstack Advisory

    ABN: 40616001257

    Bookkeeping

    Sydney

    Fullstack is an award-winning accounting & advisory firm catering for the financial needs of innovative businesses. Our team of professionals deliver affordable & effective solutions across accounting & tax, financial modelling, VCFO services and R&D Tax Incentives. We put the needs of Australian innovators & talent first as they create industries and jobs of the future to bolster the local economy. We have assisted over 200 businesses and high growth ventures to date, whom have collectively raised over $50 million and are servicing millions of customers everyday.

  • XO Accounting PTY. LTD.
    XO Accounting PTY. LTD.

    ABN: 62164715100

    Bookkeeping

    29.7 km from Melbourne

    At XO Accounting our focus is on enabling you, your family and your business to reach your full financial potential through user- friendly technology and professional advice. We base our approach on our Core Philosophy of: Time; allowing you to focus on Important tasks rather than Urgent tasks Money; improving your overall financial position through: Better cashflow management Tax efficiency Improved business and personal profitability through better planning and advice Team; providing you with an extended support team to be there by your side when needed We achieve this through our Total Service Solution and range of packages suitable for you whether you are: A business; An individual; An SMSF; or A Not for Profit. Using the latest user-friendly technology tailored to your unique requirements.

  • MPS Taxation Services
    MPS Taxation Services

    ABN: 94614416394

    Bookkeeping

    44.7 km from Melbourne

    Ready to increase your business profit by 3% to 7% in the next 60 days MPS Taxation Services is a bookkeeping, accounting and Taxation service for small business and family business. We specialise in cloud accounting and Taxation services for tradies, Cafes, Restuarant Uber driver and Uber eats. Our small business accounting solutions are performed by certified accountants and tax accountants with decades of accounting experience. Our outsourced accounting services help our small business clients cut costs, save time, and improve profits.

  • Marvel Consulting
    Marvel Consulting

    ABN: 52169364541

    Bookkeeping

    8.5 km from Melbourne

    Marvel Consulting is a accounting & tax firm, based in West Footscray of Melbourne's Inner West, specialising in small businesses & individual investors. We partner with you, our client, as your virtual CFO. We seek to understand your current needs and future ambitions to then work with you to implement strategies in achieving positive results. Naturally we will take care of your accounting & taxation requirements. Our professionals keep abreast with changes affecting our industry and business in general, they are also abreast many other facets of business operations.

  • Shaped Business Services Pty Ltd
    Shaped Business Services Pty Ltd

    ABN: 96620858344

    Bookkeeping

    2.2 km from Melbourne

    Shaped Business Services has over 20 years in Bookkeeping and have been attending to BAS since 2000. We are a registered BAS Agent and a Fellow of ICB . We can organise periodic site visits to keep your accounts up to date, do payroll and lodge your BAS. If you still do your accounts in paper form, we can update your business and computerise your accounts. We can assist with Xero, QBO and MYOB. If you have staff we are able to help you set up single touch payroll so that your business is compliant with the ATO.

  • PremierOne Tax & Accounting Pty Ltd
    PremierOne Tax & Accounting Pty Ltd

    ABN: 89617644238

    Bookkeeping

    21.8 km from Melbourne

    PremierOne Tax & Accounting Pty Ltd is a Melbourne based tax accounting and bookkeeping company. We provide the solutions for small business owners who are in need of Accounting services in Melbourne, PremierOne is the best in providing Tax return, Accounting and Bookkeeping and Financial Management etc. Our well professional team gives good supports to enhance your business services in any location. We offer many reliable Bookkeeping services and we are experts in Xero, MYOB, QuickBooks and Saasu. PremierOne is an ATO recognized firm, we will work out your necessities and the analyse your present bookkeeping status and suggest you with the latest software. Our major services include Accounting package advice and setup, Financial Statements, Periodic management accounts, GST/ BAS/ FBT and fixing problematic transactional accounts, Rental Property. Our main intention is to satisfy customers with the best Bookkeeping services in Melbourne and to reduce their time and stress level.

  • PND Accountants & Advisors
    PND Accountants & Advisors

    ABN: 66 131 068 570

    Bookkeeping

    7.1 km from Melbourne

    We specialize in all tax & accounting matters for individuals including high net worth individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. We are located in Kew and Hoppers Crossing.

  • Reliable Bookkeeping Services
    Reliable Bookkeeping Services

    ABN: 80 091 495 133

    Bookkeeping

    4.1 km from Melbourne

    Reliable Bookkeeping Services is the best bookkeeping firm in Melbourne. Our professional bookkeepers provide high quality and affordable bookkeeping services and accounting services to our clients according to their needs. We use bookkeeping management cloud-based software solutions to make your financial up-to-date. We can also help you to save your money by maintaining tax-related documents to save you from extra penalties. We are a team of degree qualified accountants and registered BAS agents that allow you to focus on growing your business to attain more sales. We believe in providing accurate figures to track your business growth and suggesting you ways to rocket your sales. You will be relieved from the stress of lodging BAS on time and that will enable you to focus on building the business rather than doing the bookwork. As we know that your time and money is precious, therefore we work efficiently on your account.

  • SSK Accountants Pty Ltd
    SSK Accountants Pty Ltd

    ABN: 71134347041

    Bookkeeping

    31.2 km from Melbourne

    SSK Accountants is BEST Accountant in Melbourne. We have more than 11 years of Industry experience in Tax Returns, Bookkeeping, GST, Cashflow Statements, Business plans.Our clients range from Individuals to small & medium business which includes: • Medical Practitioners (including Doctors & Dentists) • Real estate Agents • Property Developers • Hotels & Motels • Restaurants & Cafes • Supermarkets including Grocery Stores • Franchise businesses • Transport Businesses Accreditations and Affiliations: Manpreet Singh is qualified accountant with Master in Accounting (Hons) along with MBA. He is Registered Tax agent and Full member of CPA Australia & NTAA.

  • assuris FIG
    assuris FIG

    ABN: 92135269697

    Bookkeeping

    12.6 km from Melbourne

    assuris FIG delivers Professional Tax, Bookkeeping, Payroll with HR support and Recruitment business services based in Melbourne. Our comprehensive and holistic approach is welcomed by our clients who love our convenient service and upfront fixed price packages. Qualified and Registered Australian Tax Agent, XERO Certified Partner and QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, you can trust our advice and excellent service solutions. Experienced, we have managed Australian businesses, large and small, to successfully build long term growth by inspiring a total solution customer focussed frontline, backed by an efficient and robust backend operations. Build your own fixed price business support package, so you can free up more of your time, save money and do more of what you love! We are passionate in making a positive difference for you.

  • Laurus Bookkeeping
    Laurus Bookkeeping

    ABN: 82114410981

    Bookkeeping

    10.4 km from Brisbane

    Founded on the belief that bookkeeping shouldn't be something that holds you back Founded in 2014, Laurus Bookkeeping is focused on being the pinnacle of growth for small businesses and bookkeepers worldwide. Wanting to share her passion with the world, Cassandra Scott also wanted to put a stop to the dread of bookkeeping. Put a stop to the incorrect and incomplete financial records. Put an end to the lost opportunity costs. And put a start to helping businesses see bookkeeping as an area for business growth, wealth, and success. Implementing cloud-based systems and services that utilize the latest technology, Laurus aims to be the bridge between you and your success - whether as a business owner or a fellow bookkeeper. Since it's conception, Laurus has helped over 340+ bookkeepers and business realise their potential. If you want to experience the Laurus difference, get in touch with us today.

  • Gibbs Hurley & Co Pty Ltd
    Gibbs Hurley & Co Pty Ltd

    ABN: 13147042742

    Bookkeeping

    2.3 km from Brisbane

    GIBBS HURLEY is a Chartered Accoutants practice specialising in business compliance and advice since 2010.. We assist past, present and future business owners in every stage of their financial journey. With confident advice and clarity, we guide our clients through complex financial decisions, while helping them stay focused on their pathway to achieve their financial expectations. Let me guess, you feel your financial affairs and business are not going how you will like them to go. Maybe things are going well, but you feel there is so much more potential. Your current accountant does a good job with all the compliance work, but does not gives you advice. If you could only have someone that will take the time to get to know you and your business, did all the compliance work and on top of that give you proactive advice.

  • Balanced Business Accounting
    Balanced Business Accounting

    ABN: 47804180230

    Bookkeeping

    21.3 km from Brisbane

    Balanced Business Accounting, Capalaba, is a team of accounting professionals providing quality accounting solutions to small and medium businesses. We can help with everything from cloud accounting to management consulting and business advice. We've structured our business around meeting the above expectations, adopting a philosophy of understanding you and your business objectives. We tailor our bookkeeping services and provide proactive advice to assist with achieving your business, financial and personal goals. We maintain regular contact with our clients, advising on relevant tax, business and investment developments opportunities as they arise. Client relationships are developed by ensuring expectations are met and exceeded.

  • Kuber Tax Solutions
    Kuber Tax Solutions

    ABN: 37169341351

    Bookkeeping

    16.2 km from Brisbane

    Situated in Richlands, Queensland, Kuber serves its clients across Australia and Papua New Guinea with the promise of perfect, prompt and effective solutions. Our wide range of services include all types of tax returns, including individual, sole trader, partnership, trust, SMSF, and company returns. We also engage ourselves to provide varied consultations on small business accounting services, including book keeping, BAS preparation, entity set up (company, trust, SMSF), financial statement preparation, tax planning, and advice.

  • Airan Australia Pty Ltd
    Airan Australia Pty Ltd

    ABN: 87631878807

    Bookkeeping

    Brisbane

    Airan Australia Pty. Ltd. is Australia based accounting firm provides professional accounting outsourcing services at affordable cost. We offer high-quality Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, SMSF Auditing, BAS Preparation and Taxation services to Australia based companies. Outsource accounting services to Airan Australia Pty. Ltd. and get access to fast, accurate and cost-effective accounting services by the professionals. Airan Australia Pty. Ltd. offers high-quality Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, SMSF Auditing, BAS Preparation and Taxation services to Australia based companies.

  • Xact Accounting
    Xact Accounting

    ABN: 21963343266

    Accounting

    6.2 km from Brisbane

    Xact Accounting is an accounting firm that aims to redefine small business accounting in Australia. Xact provides client-focused services that harness cost and time-saving technologies and passes on those savings to the business owners so they can make more and save more. Xact's main focus is to Grow your business.

  • Level Up CA
    Level Up CA

    ABN: 13166480771

    Accounting

    10.8 km from Brisbane

    Level Up is a professional, committed, and experienced team of Brisbane accountants, armed and ready to level up your business. At Level Up, it’s not all about appearances. It’s not about the spick and span of the talk. It’s about the action. That’s why Level Up is Level Up. We’re an action, constantly vigilant , searching and testing ways your business can save on tax, and illustrate a map of where your business can go. If you’re a mid-sized business or a large corporation - we want to chat. We are industry experts in business advisory, taxation, and accounting and can work with you to set up a trust, manage your assets, and structure your business for asset protection. Level Up is geared to leverage your business and soar all the way to the top. That’s what it means to have the Level Up team behind you.

  • Qubik Accounting Pty Ltd
    Qubik Accounting Pty Ltd

    ABN: 37123310190

    Accounting

    19.6 km from Brisbane

    At Qubik we're dedicated to seeing our clients reach success in their business and life goals. Whether you’re looking to to get your tax work completed, buy a business or grow what you have, we have the skills, services and motivation to help you create the extraordinary for you, your business and your family. Our services include: - Compliance and lodgements - Tax planning - Business and financial management - Strategy and innovation - Specialist services Contact our team to see how we can create the extraordinary for you on 07 3205 8938.

  • Funder Associates
    Funder Associates

    ABN: 68 464 398 299

    Accounting

    8.4 km from Brisbane

    We are an eminent company offering trusted tax services in Stafford, Brisbane. Our pool of accountants are highly experienced and trained in various aspects of accountancy, from auditing to finance flow. Apart from taxes and accounting solutions, our professionals will offer you effective advices on managing finance.

  • Capital Accounting Services Pty Ltd
    Capital Accounting Services Pty Ltd

    ABN: 11062194487

    Bookkeeping

    3.6 km from Adelaide

    We work with people who wish to build a profitable sustainable small or medium business,whilst meeting and minimising their tax obligations for the purpose of increasing and protecting their personal wealth. Where possible we fix your fees and we love technology and cloud accounting to save you time and money. At Capital Accounting Services we appreciate the individuality of people and businesses and are committed to providing timely, accurate solutions tailored to suit your particular situation. We work alongside you to solve problems that arise and help you reach your financial goals. The team of focused, friendly accountants at Capital Accounting Services offers a wide range of expertise and experience in business, taxation, financial planning, and wealth creation.

  • Your Business Made Easy
    Your Business Made Easy

    ABN: 89160863794

    Bookkeeping

    19.8 km from Adelaide

    We provide assistance with book keeping, accounting, IT, marketing, HR and general business support. We have experience within a number of different industries and aim to help SME's in business areas where they lack resources or knowledge. We are certified Xero Partners and are BAS registered with the Tax Practitioners Board. Our rates are very competitive and we offer a free, no obligation initial consultation. If you would like to know more please visit www.yourbme.com.au

  • XYZ Accounting
    XYZ Accounting

    ABN: 77674782832

    Accounting

    2.8 km from Adelaide

    XYZ Accounting is an online tax accountant and small business partner. We offer an online service for Tax Returns, BAS, ASIC Company Secretary, New Business Startups, Superannuation Refunds, and SMSF Audits. We are a Xero Certified bookkeeper. We offer affordable bookkeeping services to small businesses and individuals. Instead of booking an appointment and driving to a tax agent, you can fill in the details on our website. We charge up front flat fees, if there is a service you are unsure abo

  • Shaw Accounting Pty Ltd
    Shaw Accounting Pty Ltd

    ABN: 28153115363

    Accounting

    16.3 km from Adelaide

    Small Accounting and Financial Planning firm that specialises in Small to Medium sized business Accounting needs, & Self Manager Superannuation, compliance, advice and audits. We offer a full range of services which includes Financial Advice for individuals and have various levels of experience to cater for most sized jobs. We would be keep to have a discussion to see how we can help you. We offer a personalised service and can use various means of communication to suit all geographical locations. Chris Shaw is the principal of Shaw Accounting and Chris Shaw Financial Services and can be contacted at the office on 08 8370 9039 and by email at chris@shawccounting.com.au

  • MYOB Bookkeeping
    MYOB Bookkeeping

    ABN: 63010601328

    Accounting

    4.7 km from Adelaide

    Are you owner of any business, organization, then you know the importance of business day to day records, but it's a tuff to handle records if you are not professional in this field. We are an Adelaide based MYOB bookkeeping expert provide full time bookkeeping services at very reasonable cost. Contact today for detail information

  • JSA Accounting & Financial Planning
    JSA Accounting & Financial Planning

    ABN: 48 088 331 739

    Accounting

    19.6 km from Adelaide

    Our Services *Business Management-With 25+ years’ experience, Let us share our wealth of knowledge and expertise. *Taxation- Our qualified team provide tailored advice giving you maximum benefit. *Accounting- We offer a free no obligation chat to discuss your accounting needs. *Financial Planning-We develop effective strategies to grow your financial wealth. *Superannuation- By reviewing you super & investments we can help you achieve your retirement goals.

  • ASAP Business Services
    ASAP Business Services

    ABN: 93 145 515 420

    Accounting

    6 km from Adelaide

    ASAP Business Services is a Registered Tax Agent and Public Practice specialising in small to medium size business and individuals. Providing a wide range of business, accounting and tax services.

  • Tax Returns Adelaide | Tax Consultant Adelaide
    Tax Returns Adelaide | Tax Consultant Adelaide

    ABN: 90244067901

    Accounting

    15.9 km from Adelaide

    TaxConsult Adelaide, Provide Best Accountant Services Online Tax Returns, Taxation Service, personalized Tax, Sole Trader Tax, Trust Return, Company Return Consultant/agent, Bookkeeping Advice for personal & small business in Australia at Cheap Cost. Taxconsult is an accounting and bookkeeping service provider in Adelaide that understands small business. There's a lot of hard work included and that implies having a dedicated bookkeeping organization to help you to keep everything systematic.

  • Melior Business Services
    Melior Business Services

    ABN: 80 125 746 134

    Accounting

    11 km from Adelaide

    Melior Accounting provides a full range accounting, taxation and business consulting services. Based in the Adelaide Hills, we also travel to regional centres and service country clients via the internet / email, telephone, fax, and by mail. Industry specialties include Tourism/Hospitality, Wine, Food & Beverage, Small Manufacturers, Farming, and Medical Practitioners. Friendly personalised services. Cloud based accounting software experts - MYOB, Xero, Phoenix and others.

  • Armada Accountants & Advisors
    Armada Accountants & Advisors

    ABN: 79009298542

    Bookkeeping

    6.2 km from Perth

    Imagine a team of people, specialists each in their own discipline, all working together simultaneously to deliver outcomes towards your specific goals Armada’s team of dedicated professionals work together to simplify your tax, accounting and finance requirements. Experts across all service levels, our team will work to the highest standards possible for individuals, businesses and investors alike. Simply put, Armada has the strength in numbers to deliver the outcomes you seek from your advisor

  • Universal Taxation Service
    Universal Taxation Service

    ABN: 33474678981

    Bookkeeping

    12.7 km from Perth

    Universal Taxation is a comprehensive finance and accounting firm that has provided exceptional services for the last nine years. The firm has managed to enhance its reputation over the years offering impressive results to all sorts of public and private businesses. The team at Universal Taxation is adept enough in sustaining supportive relationships where their financial advice has aided businesses to thrive and prosper.

  • Bilanz For Business
    Bilanz For Business

    ABN: 78613851326

    Bookkeeping

    14.1 km from Perth

    Need a business bookkeeper or accountant that you can trust? BILANZ For Business is the most trusted bookkeeping and accounting service in Perth, WA. Our friendly team of experts specialise in various business financial aspects including IAS/BAS Agent tax filing, Xero bookkeeping services, payroll, and small and medium business accounting services. We work with many industries including tradies or construction, hospitality, retail, and creative and marketing agencies.

  • Evolve Tax and Bookkeeping Solutions
    Evolve Tax and Bookkeeping Solutions

    ABN: 64259628241

    Bookkeeping

    44.3 km from Perth

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Bookkeeping Services

Bookkeeping is an essential part of running a business. If you want your business to flourish, you will need to ensure that your books and financials are in good shape.

If bookkeeping isn’t your strongest skillset, or if you simply just don’t have the time to do the books as well as everything that comes with running a business, hiring a bookkeeper is a great option.

A good bookkeeper can add a tremendous amount of value to your business by offering a range of services. 

In this guide, we break down the role of a bookkeeper, the services they offer and how to find a good bookkeeper that you’ll want to hold onto for as long as your business is alive and kicking.

What is a bookkeeper? 

The role of a bookkeeper is to organise and manage your accounts, transactions and financial statements. Bookkeepers can also streamline your financial affairs and records to make the back end of your business easier to manage - especially when it comes to preparing annual financial and tax reports. 

Bookkeepers can help you focus on the day-to-day running of your business, maximise your tax claims and protect you from administrative errors that could potentially cost you a lot of money. 

Your bookkeeper can also liaise with your accountant and tax agents on your behalf to implement the best systems, processes and tax strategies to get the best possible outcomes for your business. 

What does a bookkeeper do?

Keeping the books is the primary role of a bookkeeper, but bookkeepers have a diverse skillset and can provide a range of other services depending on your business requirements.

The duties and responsibilities of a bookkeeper can include: 

  • Data entry
  • Tracking sales, invoices, receipts, payments and purchases
  • Designing, maintaining and reviewing internal business processes
  • Recording financial data from the day-to-day running of your business in general ledgers
  • Preparing financial reports 
  • Organising financial information in a way which accountants can easily use
  • Accounts receivable 
  • Accounts payable
  • Payroll

Some bookkeepers provide advanced services including:

  • Preparing and filing tax returns
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • End of year reporting (profit and loss statements and balance sheets)
  • Liaison with accountants and tax agents 
  • Implementing software solutions to improve your business processing

Aside from these standard tasks, bookkeepers can also offer solutions to streamline the workflow of your business as well as train small businesses to effectively use accounting software. 

What are the benefits of hiring a bookkeeper?

Here are just a handful of reasons why hiring a bookkeeper adds a significant amount of value to your business:

  • Avoid tax penalties
  • Create better budgets
  • Focus on other areas of your business
  • Save time 
  • Increase productivity
  • Save money 

When should I hire a bookkeeper?

A bookkeeper is usually one of the first people you hire when you start a business.

The sooner you acquire a bookkeeper, the less chance you’ll end up with months of invoices and transactions that have gone unrecorded. This will take time to sort through and could mean you need to spend more on bookkeeping services to rectify. 

What are the different types of bookkeepers?

It’s helpful to know about the different types of bookkeepers:

  • “Kitchen table” bookkeepers: Usually self-taught bookkeepers who do basic bookkeeping tasks like data entry and invoicing. They could be a family member or employee who helps you out.
  • Independent bookkeepers: A one-person bookkeeping service. They could’ve left a big firm or opened up their own firm. 
  • In-house bookkeepers: A bookkeeper you employ to work in your business to do the full scope of bookkeeping duties.
  • Virtual bookkeepers: A remote-based bookkeeper whom you engage with online. They complete all of their work using online cloud accounting software.
  • Bookkeeping firms or practices: A firm or practice provides a full range of bookkeeping service packages from basic bookkeeping to financial advice.

What is the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant?

There are a lot of crossovers between bookkeepers and accountants, but there are some tasks that bookkeepers aren’t equipped or qualified to do.

As a general rule of thumb, bookkeepers record the daily transactions and keep things organised and their role is more transactional. 

Accountants, on the other hand, take the information prepared by a bookkeeper and analyse and interpret it to advise you on the best ways to push your business forward. 

Accountants have to go through robust training and take exams to become certified accountants, whereas bookkeepers don’t require any training or qualifications (although there are various certifications many bookkeepers undergo).

Also note that an accountant is usually trained to have a deep knowledge of taxation laws which not all bookkeepers may possess. For example, if you would like your bookkeeper to lodge a tax return, you must ensure they are BAS certified.

Bookkeepers vs BAS agents: What is the difference?

All BAS agents are bookkeepers but not all bookkeepers are BAS agents. 

BAS agents are registered and authorised to do more than general bookkeeping including lodging your BAS and IAS statements, doing payment summaries and giving advice on BAS provisions such as FBT, GST and PAYG installments.

A bookkeeper can also prepare and lodge your BAS, but only if they are an employee within your business. 

If you outsource BAS services, only a registered BAS agent is authorised to do so.

Should I hire a bookkeeper or manage my own books?

Unless your business is tiny and you have very few transactions, it's better to hire a bookkeeper.

The reason why most businesses choose to outsource their bookkeeping is that bookkeepers have a thorough knowledge of the latest laws and regulations, which will save you time and money (and reduce your stress levels). 

A bookkeeper can keep you out of trouble from the ATO and free up your time to do other things, rather than sifting through invoices, accounts payable and receivables. 

What are the qualities of a good bookkeeper? 

It goes without saying that you need to hire a bookkeeper that you can trust to manage the inner workings of your business finances. 

Some of the qualities you should be looking for are professionals who are well-organised and credible. They should be excellent communicators who are honest and transparent about their abilities and the services they can offer. 

How do I hire the best bookkeeper?

Consider these factors to help you find the right bookkeeper for your business.

  • Your needs: Look at the software and systems you are using, how many transactions you make on a daily/weekly/monthly basis and whether you require regular meetings with your bookkeeper.
  • Their qualifications: Bookkeepers should have relevant certifications (i.e. a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping). You might also want to look for certified bookkeepers who are part of recognised professional associations e.g. Australian Bookkeepers Association or the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. 
  • Their work history: Find bookkeepers with good reviews and references. You could get recommendations from other small business owners.
  • Their experience: They should have enough experience to handle your type of business and industry.
  • Their tech knowledge: Nowadays, all bookkeeping services can be done on the cloud or on software and bookkeepers should be up to date with the latest technologies.
  • Their geographical location: It’s better to hire a locally-based bookkeeper if possible. They don’t have to be in the same state, as all work and communication can be done virtually, but having bookkeepers nearby may make communication easier and regulatory compliance easier. 
  • Cost: Don’t simply choose the cheapest bookkeeper. Look at the overall value that a bookkeeper can add to your business.

You may also want to consider accounting firms when hiring a bookkeeper, as having your accountant and bookkeeper under one roof could simplify things even further. 

You can check out some of the top accounting firms in your area here.

How much do bookkeepers charge?

The costs of hiring a bookkeeper can vary greatly depending on the bookkeeping services you need.

The average cost to hire a bookkeeper in Australia starts from around $50 - $80 per hour for basic bookkeeping. More advanced services start from around $80 per hour.

There are also flat fees/fixed rates for bookkeeping tasks like GST and BAS statements.

How do bookkeepers charge?

Depending on how you engage bookkeeping services, i.e whether you need ongoing or ad hoc services, bookkeepers can either charge an hourly, fixed rate or retainer fee.

  • Hourly billing: You pay for the number of hours it takes a bookkeeper to complete a task.
  • Fixed price/flat fee: You pay an upfront price for the bookkeeping service you need.
  • Retainer fee: You pay a set fee for an agreed number of regular bookkeeping services.

In your initial consultation with a bookkeeper, they will discuss which fee structure is most suitable for the services you need.

How much do accountants charge for bookkeeping?

Accountants charge a similar fee for bookkeeping, starting from around $60 per hour.

What should I bring to a meeting with a bookkeeper?

When you have selected a bookkeeper, you will need to provide all of your records and information so that they can set up and maintain your files properly. 

For privacy and security reasons these documents are typically stored on your premises. Your bookkeeper will have access to them in their working hours.

Master file documents:

  • Incorporation document of business entity
  • Opening trial balance
  • Income tax return of last year
  • Electronic bookkeeping files

Sales documents:

  • Invoices issued to the clients/customers
  • Details of advance payments received from  
  • Client/customer payroll
  • Payroll details of employees
  • Details of salary paid and calculation  

Cash and bank documents:

  • Cash receipts
  • Cash payment book
  • Bank statements
  • Credit card statements
  • Cheque stubs
  • Invoices received for expenses incurred
  • Receipts/invoices for the purchase of fixed assets
  • Receipt of payment of taxes

Inventory documents:

  • List of inventory items involved in business  
  • Other relevant transactions:
  • Summary of any major event during the year
  • Payments to shareholders
  • Loan statement for loans taken from bank/ financial institution
  • Details of withholding tax paid (If any)
  • Returns filed with tax authorities
  • Any correspondences with government authorities

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