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Brisbane Bookkeeper

Brisbane Bookkeeper

Strength in Numbers.  Bookkeeping, BAS, Financial reporting.

Counting is our Passion

If you're looking for an experienced, reliable bookkeeping service in Brisbane, your search can finally come to an end.  Put down your calculator, take a deep breath and stop worrying about your books – let the experts take over! At this Brisbane Bookkeeping Service, you'll find amazing bookkeepers with unmatched skills, dedication, and financial knowledge that can literally change your life.  Get in touch today, and you'll be one step closer to making this key part of your business run flawlessly.

Why work with
Bean Counting Business Solutions?

Are you a small business owner looking to make the most of your resources?  Many business owners overlook the potential that comes with hiring a bookkeeper.  Here are some of the key benefits of having a professional bookkeeper on your team:

  • Save Time - Hiring a professional bookkeeper frees up your time, allowing you to focus on running your business rather than spending hours doing the books.  Let's be honest: you probably don't love bookkeeping; otherwise, you would be doing our job!  

  • Enhance Accuracy - Professional bookkeepers are experts in accurately capturing financial data, ensuring your books are always up-to-date and error-free.

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  • Tax Compliance - Bookkeepers keep track of the myriad of ATO and other compliance deadlines and make sure you are always lodging your BASs, payroll and other data on time.

  • Streamlining Processes - Professional bookkeepers use technology to create efficiencies in your business, reducing stress and giving you time back to focus on what is important to you.

  • Stay Aware of your Financial Health - Bookkeepers can provide detailed financial reports and insights, giving you a clearer picture of your business, which helps you make informed decisions.

  • Cost-effective - While it may seem like an additional expense, hiring a bookkeeper can actually save you money in the long run by avoiding costly mistakes.

Our Bookkeeping Services

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Trying to fit your business’s needs into a generic solution is like trying to squeeze an elephant through the eye of a needle. It just won't work! Below are the key support areas we offer with our services. Use this information as your starting point, and then contact us so we can work together can tailor our services to meet YOUR exact needs.

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Accounts payable management

  • Processing supplier invoices

  • Scheduling and processing supplier payments

  • Reconciliation of supplier statements

  • Liaising with suppliers to resolve queries

  • We make sure you know at all times how much you owe your suppliers!

2

Accounts receivable management

  • Create invoices

  • Ensure invoices are issued in compliance with Purchase Order requirements

  • Complex invoice submission processes required by larger organisations and government departments eg on the SAP Ariba platform.

  • Online sales platform integration

  • Follow up overdue customer payments to make sure your cash flow is managed efficiently

3

Payroll

  • Regular payroll processing

  • Paying superannuation contributions monthly or quarterly.  Do you know that super will need to be paid each pay day commencing July 2026?

  • Correctly recording contractor payments so you meet your superannuation obligations in this area

  • Annual payroll finalisation with ATO

  • We have clients in most States of Australia and can prepare the following State-based returns

    • Payroll Tax

    • Workers’ Compensation annual reconciliations and lodgements

    • Portable Long Service Leave returns, eg QLeave and NSW Long Service Leave

4

Financial reporting and business advisory

  • Monthly/quarterly management reporting

  • Detailed monthly reporting for not-for-profit Board reporting

  • Cash flow forecasting

  • Budgeting

  • Data analytics to identify and highlight trends in your financials so you know which areas to focus on, whether they be good or concerning areas that need your attention

  • Not-For-Profit acquittal reports and audit process

5

ATO compliance - BAS, Payroll, TPAR etc

  • BAS and IASs – take advantage of using a BAS Agent for your lodgements and the extended deadlines for lodgement and payment

  • Fuel Tax Credits

  • WET

  • Annual Taxable Payments Annual Report lodgements

  • Annual payroll reconciliation and lodgement

  • We know exactly when everything is due so you'll never have to worry about lodging information late again

Forensic file review, rescue work and other services

  • Fixing messes

  • Bulk catchup work when you’re in a world of pain

  • Reviewing your accounting records to identify issues and recommend improvements

  • Accounting software conversions to ensure you are using the software and apps that are the most suitable for your needs

  • We’re experts in finding things that “just aren’t right”

  • Liaising with your accountant to make tax time easier

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What our Clients say...

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"Katrina leads an outstanding team, each one obsessed with the detail, and possessing first-class communication skills.  Frighteningly efficient, innovative, and accurate, Katrina has made my decision to ‘let go’ a no-brainer.  The team also possesses an outstanding knowledge of real-time tax law, which has come in super handy on more than one occasion.  Don’t deliberate, don’t waste your own time, simply engage the team, and you won’t regret it."

Pete, Select Audio Visual

Our
Clients

We have experience with clients in the following industries:

  • Professional services

  • Consulting and Engineering services

  • Event production

  • Hospitality

  • Retail and e-Commerce

  • Not-For-Profit sector

  • Community Services

  • Property development

  • Commercial and residential property investments

  • Electrical trades

  • Commercial cleaning

  • Childcare

  • Recreational tourism

"Never take your eyes off the cashflow because it's the lifeblood of the business."

Brisbane Bookkeeper

Hi, I'm Katrina

CEO at Bean Counting Business Solutions, it's lovely to meet you and thank you for visiting our page.

I've loved playing with numbers since I was a kid and naturally gravitated to completing an accounting degree when I left school. After 15 years in the corporate world, I now run my own business, providing bookkeeping services to small and medium-sized businesses. I take pride in providing first-rate service to all of my clients, big or small, and I value your business as if it were my own.  My goal in business is to make YOUR life easier and give you time back to do what you love. 

Our
Affiliations

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Xero
Calxa
Spotlight Reporting
Microsoft Power BI
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Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce
Xero Payroll Certified
tax practitioners board
Xero Advisor Certified
  • Why do I need a Bookkeeper?
    If you're running a business, it's important to keep accurate and up-to-date records of your financial transactions. This can be a time-consuming task, and one that requires skills and expertise to ensure that everything is recorded correctly and in compliance with relevant regulations. That's where a professional bookkeeper and BAS (Business Activity Statement) Agent can come in handy. A bookkeeper can help you manage your day-to-day financial tasks, such as recording transactions, reconciling bank statements, and managing payroll. They can also prepare financial statements, budgets and cash flow forecasts that will give you a clear picture of your business's financial health and outlook. A BAS agent, on the other hand, can help you with your BAS and GST (Goods and Services Tax) compliance requirements. BAS agents are registered with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and are authorized to prepare and lodge BAS statements on behalf of businesses. They can also provide advice on GST-related matters and help ensure that your business is meeting its obligations under the GST legislation. Engaging a bookkeeper and BAS agent can help you save time and avoid costly mistakes. They can also provide valuable insights into your business's financial performance and help you make informed decisions about how to grow and improve your operations.
  • What qualifications or skills are necessary to be an experienced Bookkeeper and BAS Agent?
    A skilled Bookkeeper and BAS Agent needs to have tertiary qualifications, but it's more than merely having the right qualifications, they need to be detail-oriented, thorough and have excellent communication skills. Some of the key requirements include the following: Bookkeepers need to have a qualification in bookkeeping or accounting that is Certificate IV or higher. Many bookkeepers hold Degrees in Accounting. BAS Agents need to be registered with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) as a BAS agent to legally be allowed to provide BAS services to clients. BAS Agents must also hold Professional Indemnity Insurance and undertake regular additional professional training. Bookkeepers and BAS agents must have impeccable attention to detail to avoid errors and ensure accurate financial reporting. Having your accounts in perfect order will save you time at the end of the year when your accountant prepares your income tax returns. Excellent communication skills are essential to effectively liaise with clients to have a clear understanding of their requirements, and also to collaborate with other professionals such as your accountant or the ATO. Bookkeepers and BAS Agents must keep up to date with the continual changes in tax laws, payroll regulations, and other legal requirements to make sure you are meeting all your compliance obligations. The ability to analyze financial data and interpret reports is necessary to provide insights to clients and help them make informed decisions.
  • What services does a Bookkeeper and BAS Agent offer?
    Bookkeepers can offer a variety of services, including: Managing accounts payable and receivable Preparing financial statements Reconciling bank and credit card statements Payroll processing including WorkCover and Payroll Tax Budgeting and cash flow forecasting Managing cash flow Preparing BASs and IASs, TPAR and liaising with the ATO on your behalf Not-For-Profit Board Reporting, audits and acquittal reporting
  • How much does it cost to engage Bookkeeper / BAS Agent?
    The cost of engaging a bookkeeper will vary depending on your needs and the scope of work. We will work with you to understand your needs and will then be better able to provide an accurate quote for your work. We prefer to work on a fixed-fee basis so you can better manage your cashflow. Engaging a professional bookkeeper will actually save you money in the long run as they will streamline your workflow and implement procedures to ensure you don't unknowingly make costly mistakes.
  • Should I hire an in-house or outsourced bookkeeper?
    Whether to hire an in-house or outsourced bookkeeper depends on your business needs, budget, and preferences. In-house bookkeepers may appear to provide more personalised service, but they are not required to hold appropriate tertiary qualifications nor be registered with the Taxation Practitioners Board (TPB). Outsourced bookkeepers and BAS Agents, on the other hand, will have a much greater wealth of knowledge due to working with clients in many industries. They are also required to be tertiary qualified, registered with the TPB, hold Professional Indemnity Insurance, and undertake continuing professional development to ensure they are fully up to date with the ever-changing rules and requirements of the industry.
  • How do I choose the right Bookkeeper and BAS Agent?
    Choosing the right bookkeeper and BAS agent for your business is an important decision that can have a significant impact on both you and your business. Consider the following when choosing a bookkeeper and BAS Agent: Determine your needs: Before you start looking for a bookkeeper and BAS agent, you should first determine your specific needs. Consider the size and complexity of your business, the amount of financial data you generate, and the level of support you require. Check their qualifications: Look for bookkeepers and BAS agents who are registered with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). The TPB sets the standards for the profession, and only registered agents are authorized to provide BAS services. You can check their registration on the TPB website. Look for experience: Look for a bookkeeper and BAS agent who has experience working with businesses similar to yours. Ask for references and check their qualifications and reviews from their previous clients. Review their services: Make sure the bookkeeper and BAS agent offers the services you need, including regular bookkeeping, BAS preparation, payroll, and financial reporting. Consider their software expertise: Check their experience with accounting software such as MYOB, Xero, Quickbooks, or other accounting software you use. Find out if they have experience with other software you use such as Deputy, SimPro, Vend etc. Communication and compatibility: Ensure they communicate clearly and efficiently with you, and you both are compatible to work together for the long-term. Your bookkeeper will become your confidant and know your business intimately so make sure your personalities are a good match so you can talk comfortably with them about uncomfortable topics. Fees and charges: Discuss their fees and charges upfront, including any additional costs for services such as financial reporting or payroll. Make sure you understand the fee structure and are comfortable with it before signing any contract.
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