Bookkeeper

Want your bookkeeper to prepare & lodge your BAS? Better ask these 3 questions first!

So you have an awesome bookkeeper who keeps your business accounts super organised. S/he keeps on top of slow paying customers, reminds you to pay your bills, provides some pretty slick-looking reports and has those boring conversations with your accountant that you always avoid. Sounds like you’re onto a winner – good for you! Now you’ve decided to go one step further and you’re going to ask your bookkeeper to prepare and lodge your BAS on your behalf. Okay, well before you do, you’d better ask him/her these 3 key questions:

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8 bookkeepers you should follow on Twitter

I’ve been a Twitter user for some years now and absolutely love it! I find Twitter to be a great source of information for my business and a wonderful way to meet other bookkeepers (and other connections too!). Because I’ve been on Twitter for a while now, I’ve been lucky enough to “meet” several fantastic bookkeepers who are exceptional in their field. These guys are very generous both in terms of sharing fantastic content and being very approachable on Twitter and because of this, I believe that you should follow them too. Here’s my list of awesome bookkeepers you should follow:

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How to use Dropbox with your bookkeeper

One of the most useful online apps I include in my “bookkeeper’s toolbox” is Dropbox. Dropbox allows users to upload and share files with others regardless of location. This is a wonderful tool considering most of my clients are interstate. What I find however, is that some clients use it successfully with me and others, well, not so much! Those who use it successfully follow a specific procedure and today I am going to share that procedure with you so that you too can use Dropbox with your bookkeeper more effectively.

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How to pay your bookkeeper much less

Does your bookkeeper charge you an arm and a leg for his/her services? Are you sick of receiving bookkeeping bills that make your stomach turn and steam come out of your ears? Never fear, there is a way to pay your bookkeeper much less but still ensure your accounts are kept in tip top shape! The answer lies in the concept of TIME. In short, the more time your bookkeeper has to spend on your books, the more you will pay. Obvious right? So how can you help your bookkeeper save time and in turn save you money? Here are 6 tips to get you started:

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How to choose the right accounting software in 5 easy steps

So you’re at a point in your business journey where you think you might need accounting software. That’s great but how do you choose the software that’s right for your business? Here is an easy-to-follow five-step process to help you make an informed decision.

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How to make journals in Saasu & Xero more useful

One of the most useful features found in cloud-based accounting software such as Xero and Saasu is the ability to upload and attach documents to various transactions. This is great because it means that not only are you complying with your record keeping requirements, but you can also verify your purchases with others. By “others” I mean your accountant, bookkeeper and yes, the ATO should they ask for supporting evidence. Most Saasu and Xero users will be aware that they can upload and attach source documents to sales and purchase invoices. What they may not be aware of is that you can also attach documents to journal transactions. Today I will show you how this done in Saasu.

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How to Work with Virtual Bookkeeper

Many SME’s are outsourcing their bookkeeping and BAS tasks to professional bookkeepers. This frees them up to get on with running their businesses and gives them peace of mind that their bookkeeping is correct and compliant. It’s a great thing to do especially if you loathe bookkeeping! While some SME’s prefer to employ an on-site bookkeeper, many are turning to virtual bookkeepers for assistance. So just what is a virtual bookkeeper and how do you work with one?

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