Did you know, Maree is a BAS agent too!!!

Here are some important facts:

THE FACTS
Since 1 March 2012 all skilled bookkeepers are required to be registered with the Tax Practitioner Board as a BAS Agent. To be registered as a BAS Agent you require:
• 1000- 1500 hours of experience
• Be a member of a professional association
• Complete a Certificate IV in Financial Services Accounting / Bookkeeping
• Complete successfully a Board approved course in basic GST/BAS taxation
• Continue their education on a ongoing basis to qualify to KEEP that registration
• Purchase Professional Indemnity Insurance annually

NOT ALL BOOKKEEPERS ARE LEGAL

Not all Bookkeepers in Australia are registered, educated or BAS agents. Actually, some of these bookkeepers are Virtual Assistants, or unskilled offshore individuals with no formal qualifications, others are freelancers on Airtasker, so next time you outsource, makes sure they have all the necessary qualifications and experience.
Maree is a qualified bookkeeper and BAS agent with over 20 years’ experience, registered with the Tax Practitioner Board as a BAS agent.

You are in safe and qualified hands with Maree.
Call Maree today
0429 363 047

Happy clients….

Check out some recent testimonials that I have received.

Just so chuffed to receive the feedback I do from happy clients. Honestly, I love what I do and when you receive these kinds of testimonials it makes what I do as a bookkeeper so worth it. As you will read below, these clients are not local, so when I speak with new clients who are unsure about outsourcing to a bookkeeper who may live on the other side of Australia, then feel free to call these clients yourselves

Here are two reviews

Review 1:
WOW!! I just want to let you all know what a fabulous job Maree from Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping does. . By not having to spend hours sorting out my paperwork, I can focus on the core of my business She keep my payroll up to date including tax, super, holiday and sick pay records. Maree also works in Conjunction with a Tax agent and so co-ordinates my tax as well, so I only have to deal with one person… Now I don’t need it yet, but Maree is also a registered BAS agent so it’s good to know that when the time comes in my business to need someone to complete my BAS maree is able to handle this as well, and if I need an administration tasks done she is also a VA. It’s all so easy and even though I am in WA and she’s in NSW, we communicate via messenger, e-mail or phone and he can assist me with all my queries. So, don’t get stressed over your bookkeeping any more give Maree a ring NOW Chris Lukjanowski Green and Pristine Cleaning Western Australia

Review 2:
In running the pub, I just don’t have time to worry about my bookkeeping, with rostering and ordering stock to worry about so Maree is responsible for my entire bookkeeping function. She set up my MYOB. She handles all my data entry and bank reconciliations and BAS. Plus, she handles all my payroll needs processing of weekly wages, quarterly super and my end of financial year payment summaries. I am extremely happy. I feel that my Bookkeeper is really on top of things, keeping my records up to date, and more importantly ensuring their accuracy. I would have no hesitation referring Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping to anyone who is looking for a competent and efficient book keeping service. Doug – Coronation Hotel Portland NSW.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047

A start up business can still benefit from outsourcing to a bookkeeper

Just because you’re a start up business and think you may not be able to afford outsourcing when you’re just starting your business, this is where you are wrong.

Outsourcing to Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping isn’t expensive and this is where many young businesses fail. As your only starting out, many new businesses in their 1st year don’t know their numbers and this is where a bookkeeper can help. Also, if you look at outsourcing your bookkeeping, you can spend more time growing your customer base and increasing sales and in that 1st few years in business, this is where your focus should be, not worrying about your books.

I see many new businesses fail because they don’t outsource and if you start off on the right foot in business, the biggest success is outsourcing your bookkeeping right from the start.

Call Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping today on 0429 363 047

There are so many reasons why you should outsource to a Bookkeeper

I’ll just give you a couple…

1. Save yourself money
Outsourcing to a bookkeeper there is no need to rent extra space in your office or buy purchasing equipment because when you outsource to Maree, she works from her home office, she has all the available equipment and software and this gives you more time to concentrate on your own business.

2. Your business is in the safe hands of Maree Punzet, a bookkeeper who has over 20 plus years’ experience.
Maree is a highly experienced Bookkeeper who has managed many clients over the last 20 years and is also a qualified BAS agent. She understands the industry inside-out and keeps up to date with all the changes within the finance industry.

3. Access to Accounting Systems
Because you outsource, you as a business owner can save more money as Maree has the latest accounting systems and technology.

So why wouldn’t you outsource to Maree
Contact Maree today on 0429 363 047

Do you have an AirBnB? Are you complaint and declaring your income?

If not, then you need to call me because the ATO are cracking down on those that have AirBnB’s and are not declaring their incomes.

One thing to note..DON’T TRY TO HIDE YOUR AIRBNB INCOME

The ATO can track your income and if your not earning a lot of money from your AirBnB it doesn’t matter, you need to keep your records. The ATO are cracking down on people who under-claim their rental income and this will lead you to pay back taxes, you will also incur new fines, penalties and even interest charges.

It’s not worth hiding your income.

So in a nutshell, if you aim to host a room or rent your property then you must know the tax implications of becoming an AirBnB host. You cannot under-claim your AirBnB income and you need to make sure you keep every single expense receipt.

Now if this sounds all too hard…then give me a call and I will sort your paperwork and make sure you claim all of your expenses so you can get the most out of those AirBnB tax deductions.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047

ATO eyes off over 300 businesses on South Coast of NSW…mmm..maybe they should have contacted me first.

https://www.accountantsdaily.com.au/tax-compliance/13703-ato-eyes-300-businesses-on-nsw-south-coast

This story just shows that the ATO is cracking down on many businesses and over 300 businesses on the South Coast of NSW have been found to be a higher than average number of overdue tax returns and business activity statements.
This just shows that you must keep up to date with your paperwork.

This is what my niche is, I help many businesses catch up and I do heaps of rescue work for clients. Those that are behind for the last few years is my specialty.

So don’t be like these businesses on the South Coast, give me a call and keep the ATO off your back.

Call me today, Maree Punzet | Marees Mobile Bookkeeping | www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au 0429 363 047

Recent news about Woolworths under-paying staff

Now you must be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about Woolworths who have underpaid their staff and this made me think about writing this blog.

If they had of used a registered BAS Agent to prepare payroll and not an employee with no payroll training or have used an unregistered agent, then this problem would not have occurred.

This is a huge issue for Woolworths not only their reputation but financially to their shareholders, even their profit line because these payments will need to be backdated to all staff who have been underpaid.

So I wonder who’s head or heads are going to roll now with this problematic issue that will cost Woolworths…in a big way, not only financially but damaging to their brand.

Maree Punzet ~ Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping ~ 0429 363 047

What’s the trend when it comes to Bookkeeping in 2019?

This article below explains more about those new trends that are happening in the Bookkeeping industry. https://www.thesmallbusinesslounge.com.au/bookkeeping/bookkeeping-trends-2019/

1. Automation + Cloud Accounting
2. Code-free processes
3. Blockchain technology
4. Open Banking

If you want to learn or know more, contact me today.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
M: 0429 363 047
W: www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

What is stopping you from outsourcing to a Bookkeeper?

What is the main reason that clients hesitate in outsourcing? I think the main reason is they feel they may lose control. This happens to every business owner, it’s like the first time you allow your child to go to a play date and stay overnight at someone else’s place, that feeling of losing control not knowing what is happening with my child, are they ok? Are they safe?

It all comes down to trust.

The same applies to many business owners, small or large, it’s that feeling of losing control and having someone else take care of their bookkeeping.

I ask clients everyday what is the main reason and they say, ‘Oh I’m nervous to outsource, this is my business, I don’t want anyone to do this for me as I’ve been doing it for years, but it’s just taking up so much of my valued time.’

But wouldn’t it be better to outsource to free up your time?

Wouldn’t it make sense to outsource to a Bookkeeper that has the knowledge and expertise in this area?

Many times when I first start with a client, there has been a mistake made by them, no fault of their own, because they simply didn’t know, because they don’t have the experience or skillset in this area.

People think Bookkeeping is easy, it’s isn’t. I have spent over 20 years in this industry; I do regular training to keep up to date with all the changes? I love what I do and I have to keep abreast of all the regulations.

How many business owners could say they do training in bookkeeping, or read all the changes that are frequently happening…none…

So why be afraid to outsource?

If this is you, I offer a free complimentary 15 minute chat with you to discuss your concerns and believe me, once you outsource to me, you won’t ever go back to doing your bookkeeping yourself.

Call me to discuss your needs today.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
M: 0429 363 047
W: www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

Are you one of my valued and long term clients?

I can see you put your hand up in the air.

Well I recently received some amazing testimonials of late, from long term clients and you know what….it really makes my day…

I love what I do..

It doesn’t feel like work, I enjoy bookkeeping so much, I’ve been doing this for over 20 plus years now and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

Yes…boring to you…but exciting to me..

So when I receive testimonials or an email from a client thanking me or thanking me for assisting them with an issue they were not sure on…it so makes my day.

So hands up who else would like to be another valued client?

Call me anytime and let me look after all your Bookkeeping needs and your BAS too!!!

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
M: 0429 363 047
W: www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

What is Maree’s point of difference compared to other Bookkeepers?

Maree’s point of difference is she has over 20 years’ experience and qualifications as a Bookkeeper.

She is also a qualified BAS agent.

She isn’t a newcomer to the industry still learning the ropes. She is experienced in all facets of Bookkeeping.

She works hard for all her clients.

She is only a phone call away if you have a question.

She works for you. It’s not just a job to Maree, she loves what she does and this shows in the extra care and due diligence she provides to all her clients.

So what are you waiting for?

Call Maree direct today!

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
M: 0429 363 047
W: www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

When you outsource to Maree you get the full package

Not only does Maree have over 20 years plus experience as a bookkeeper, she is also a qualified BAS agent and works closely with an Accountant.

Both Maree and Accountant Peter work hand in hand as a team if there is something an Accountant needs to view or sign off, then Maree has the luxury to give it to Peter the Accountant and visa-versa, if there are clients that only need the assistance of a Bookkeeper or BAS agent, then Peter will introduce Maree to those clients to look after.

This is a win-win for any client.

You receive the full package knowing that you are in the best hands when it comes to Maree Punzet.

If you are on the lookout for not only a great bookkeeper, but also an Accountant, then contact, Maree today.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
M: 0429 363 047
W: www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

ATO Toughens stance

Not sure if you are aware but the ATO is toughening their stance, as employers are increasingly being subjected to a rolling series of audits by the ATO.

It means if a business is behind on their SG obligations, the Tax Office is now taking a tougher stance on non-compliance.

In simple terms it means that with the ATO audits, employers are to check whether they had SG obligations. If for example an employer has been subjected to an audit in the finalisation letter there has been a requirement for them to provide evidence that they have also met their obligations for the last quarter.

It can be a little complicated but a business may have a years’ worth audited say for 2018 for example and if they haven’t complied with the obligations for the December quarter then the ATO will open up the file and audit their obligations from July 2018 through to December 2018. It means that an employer who is continuously not meeting their obligations when it comes to this, the ATO have a right to open up the file and be subjected to a continuous or rolling series of ATO audits. This would be a hard pill for any business owner to swallow.

So if you feel that this might be something of concern for you, please give me a call on
0429 363 047 to chat further so I can help you keep compliant.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
M: 0429 363 047
W: www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

Yes its that time of the year again, EOFY checklist for business

Now hasn’t this last financial year gone quick, it only feels like yesterday!! There are lots to do before the EOFY, so here is a simple checklist for you.

1. Ensure your BAS lodgements are accurate and up to date, if not, make sure you arrange an ATO plan.
2. Ensure your Super Guarantee (SG) contributions are accurate and up to date, if you have prior quarters outstanding, then contact me for guidance as soon as possible.
3. Are you ready for Single Touch Payroll (STP) as this takes place start date 1st July 2019.
4. Reconcile your payroll and get ready to provide your 2019 PAYG Payment Summaries to your employees ensuring that salary sacrifice superannuation contributions (RESC) and make sure reportable fringe benefits is correctly dealt with as there are a few changes this year, depending if you are reporting by STP.
5. If you are not reporting to the ATO via STP, you are required to provide 2019 PAYG Payment Summaries to your employees by 14th July 2019.
6. If you are reporting to the ATO via STP, you are exempt from providing payment summaries to your employees and from lodging a PAYG payment summary annual report.
7. Ensure all your records are compliant with the ATO.
8. If you carry stock within your business, the stocktake of inventory should be completed by 30th June 2019
9. Make sure you have reviewed your GST codes are assigned correctly to the Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet items correctly to ensure you are lodging an accurate BAS.
10. Make sure your personal expenses have not been claimed as business expenses
11. Makes sure any amounts in suspense have been allocated to the appropriate ledger account
12. GST & PAYG withholding accounts are reconciled to the June BAS
13. Make sure you have reconciled your Bank Accounts, petty cash, credit cards, loans and HP/Chattel Mortgages are reconciled.
Now there are many more things to list, but if this has scared the pants off you, then contact me today and outsource your Bookkeeping and BAS to a qualified Bookkeeper and BAS agent who has over 25 years’ experience in the industry.
Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
M: 0429 363 047
W: www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

Clients under TPAR regime set to be contacted by ATO

What this means is the ATO is sending letters to clients that provide road freight, information technology (IT), security, investigation or surveillance services to inform them of their new reporting requirements.

So as a Bookkeeper and qualified BAS agent, we are urging clients to speak with us immediately if you work within these industries as the TPRS regime for these industries will commence from 1st July 2019.

I can assist you by making sure all your records of payments made to contractors are up to date.

Contact me anytime.

Maree Punzet

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping

www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

M: 0429 363 047

Single Touch Payroll

What is Single touch payroll I hear you say?

Basically it means you‘ll be required to report salaries and wages, PAYG withholdings, and superannuation. Every time you pay your employees even if you are the only employee of your business (company director) you will still need to report when you pay your own wages.

 More jobs to do I hear you say..more valuable time that I will lose…

 So why not outsource this task to a Bookkeeper?

 Outsource your payroll, so you can focus on your core business. 

 By outsourcing you will save time, save money…and save a lot of headaches along the way too!

 Much cheaper to outsource then to perform this task yourself. If you currently don’t have the bookkeeping software and you are a small business and have been doing all your bookkeeping including your payroll in Excel, then instead of investing more money in purchasing payroll software, then Maree has a great deal at the moment to be able to provide you with a cloud based software solution at a hugely discounted price.

 The introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP) and other legislative changes planned for the future require significant changes to the way your report payroll. These changes to systems and processes are not only costly but time-consuming.

Not being complaint leaves your business exposed and subject to heavy penalties. Single Touch Payroll (STP) is no different. It adds another layer of complexity to your business.

Having an outsourced payroll provider gives you peace of mind. Your payroll process and compliance obligations are streamlined and taken care of by a professional.

Contact Maree today to outsource your single touch payroll.

Maree Punzet

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping

www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

M: 0429 363 047

Some common problems and issues I encounter when checking clients documentation

Over the years I have seen everything.

Some of the most common problems, mistakes and issues I have found when checking    clients work when it comes to bookkeeping are :

1. Super: Super payments that have been entered into the superannuation expense account instead of the liability account, this effectively means claiming it twice, which then will cause problems when you do your Profit and Loss Statements.

  1. Loan Repayments: Again clients are entering this into their expense account and not their liability account with GST. There is no GST on loan repayments. Also loan repayments are not tax deductible, you can only claim the interest and depreciation.

If this might sound like you, please give me a call and let me go through your documentation so I can pick up any issues or problems now!

 

Maree Punzet

                Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping

                www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

                M: 0429 363 047

Why would I need a Bookkeeping Health Check?

The reason every business needs a bookkeeping health check is it verifies the integrity of the data you are basing your business decisions on.

 

Maree is currently offering a FREE, yes you heard it right here….a FREE 1 hour Health check of your MYOB, XERO or QUICKBOOKS file.

 

Have you been doing your own bookkeeping? Or left it to the wife or family friend and still            not really sure if it’s been done correctly or not, you think so but just not 100% sure.

 

Your bookkeeping needs to be accurate, it’s like taking your car to the garage, or making an          appointment for a check-up at the dentist, we put it off until it’s too late!  But it’s not too          late to take up Maree’s FREE offer.. in the hour she will check the following:

 

  1. Make sure your bank reconciliations have been entered correctly and are up to date.
  2. Check the GST coding
  3. Check your coding of transactions ie have they been put to a expense account instead of a liability account.
  4. She will also check and make sure you are paying your Super, PAYG obligations.

 

If any of these points above resonate with you and you think there could be an issue, it could be costing you money.

 

If you need accurate reporting to know how your business is trading or even for a loan application you need accurate reports you can rely on.  At the end of the health check Maree will provide you with comments and recommendations regarding the accuracy of your books.

 

So don’t wait until something goes wrong, contact Maree today, she is a lady that is         proactive, gets on with the job at hand and will resolve any issues for you sooner, rather     than later.

 

Maree Punzet

                Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping

                www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

                M: 0429 363 047

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Don’t try to be the Jack or Jill of all trades, outsource your bookkeeping?

What I mean by this is, as a business owner you wear so many hats from operating your business, marketing, advertising, cash flow, talking to clients, doing the work, there is just so much going on all the time.

“But trying to be everything is a recipe for disaster, not success”

Have you reached the point of absolute physical and mental exhaustion and even though you have been doing your own books, there comes a time where you need to just let go?

This is our little list of the most important things you can do for your business and forget about being a Jack and Jill of everything….

  1. Sounds simple, but know what your good at.

    If you are good at cooking, or designing clothes, then stick with that and continue. Outsource the rest….

  2. Know your own numbers

    Understanding your numbers doesn’t mean giving up your business and handing it over. Knowing your own numbers is important, but letting go of the string and outsourcing your bookkeeping is vital for your business success.

  3. Get rid of paper

    Paper floating around the office only creates extra work. Store everything electronically and let the bookkeeper do the rest. We can help set it up for you, create systems so we can manage it seamlessly for you.

  4. Don’t try to do your own tax

    Focus on what your good at. As a qualified bookkeeper with over 20 years’ experience and as a Registered BAS agent, means we are licensed and able to advise you on all GST related matters, super useful when it comes to allocating things that can be claimed.

    So if you are getting to that stage and sick of being the Jack & Jill of your business then give Maree a call from Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping on
    0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
M: 0429 363 047
W:
www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

When to hire a bookkeeper

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should hire a bookkeeper.

  1. Your business is growing at a rapid rate and what once was a job you were able to do, you don’t have the time anymore to sit and go through statements.

 

  1. The time you are spending doing your own bookkeeping is actually costing you time as well as money, where you could be working on growing your business even more. Also this only increases your workload and the amount of hours per week spent at work each week.
  2. Treat the time you spend on bookkeeping as an actual expense in cash, outsource it to save $$$.
  3. You have found an error, but not sure how to correct it, hence why outsourcing to a Bookkeeper who knows MYOB and other bookkeeping packages can fix this quickly for you.
  4. Do you know all the new tax rules this year, if you don’t another reason to outsource to a bookkeeper.

So if you are nodding your head and agree to the above reasons, then it may be time to give Maree a call from Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping on 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
M: 0429 363 047
W: www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

Why does my bookkeeper need to sight my bank statements?

There are a number of reasons why we as bookkeepers need to sight bank statements and the main goal by doing this is to make sure there is a recorded balance of your business and the recorded balance of the bank match up.

Here is why we need to sight your bank statements and reconcile your bank feeds.

1. Validation – Data entry

Checking your bank statement we can pick up any irregularities, such as duplicating entries, entering wrong amounts and data errors.

  1. Accuracy of Financial Statements

This is such an important one, where we check that your financial statements match those of the bank. Sometimes, on rare occasions, the bank may make a mistake, so normally it is the business owner that has, so checking that these match-up is paramount.

  1. Tax Reporting

This may sound simple, but making sure your reconciling your bank statement correctly so we can generate a correct tax return for you.

This just enables us as your bookkeeper to monitor and spot any irregularities between your financial statement and that of the bank. It is also a precaution to control theft as it prevents employees or others from stealing from your company.

So to give you a prime example, we had a client once who had not done a bank reconciliation for 5 years. The client’s accountant had been doing the tax returns, but not checking it either. There were duplicated sales, missing expenses, everything you could think of. Therefore the client’s tax returns for the last 5 years were incorrect. So in this case, we had to go back and go through everything over the last 5 years.

If this sounds familiar to you, then save yourself, time and stress and call Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping on 0429 363 047 and outsource your bookkeeping today.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
M: 0429 363 047
W: www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

Are you a Business owner who wants to save time, save stress, grow your business and make more money?

Then you need Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping.

I don’t just punch the numbers, I read between the lines to provide you advice to help you achieve your goals, which will save you time; save you from stress and help you grow your business and ultimately make more money.

Just to give you an example.  A client of mine recently came to me and said his business wasn’t going too well. I asked him why he would say that, he explained that he has no money in the bank at all. I went looking through his Profit & Loss Statements and in fact the business was very profitable. I explained to him and asked him if I could research further and looking into his transactions and see why he doesn’t have any cash flow. Well what I discovered was he was drawing more from his personal fund then from the business account then he actually needed, which left him with not enough funds to pay the bills for the business.

So sometimes it can just be a small thing, or you’re just not sure. So if you think you may need some assistance then click this link below to book a free appointment to find out more how I use my proactive bookkeeping system and checklist to streamline your bookkeeping.

This doesn’t cost you anything, just your time, so click this link and I would love to have a chat with you about your business

https://calendly.com/mareesmobilebookkeeping

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
M: 0429 363 047
W: www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au

Exciting things happening for 2019!

Well we have all started a brand new year. Having reflected back on 2018, Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping went through some massive changes and triumphs. We brought in a number of new packages for clients https://www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au/store/ which have been fantastic for sole traders right up to large businesses.

We also updated our website www.mareesmmobilebookkeeping.com.au to reflect our brand as our old website was quite tired looking.

We also increased our client base by 25% from the previous year.  So this year is going to be our biggest yet with marketing our business on various social media platforms and channels and increasing our client base even more, our aim is 50% increase in 2019. So we have set the bar high for ourselves and know we will achieve it.

We want to be known as the No 1 Mobile Bookkeeping service in NSW, if not in Australia.

So if you want to be taken care of by the best in the business, then do not hesitate to contact Maree anytime to discuss your needs.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
M: 0429 363 047

News Story – Changes since the 1st July 2018

It may be October and we have well and truly got over the busy time of Tax Returns since July 1st, but wanted to share with you all this story about the changes that have taken place since July 1st

If you need any clarification or help with your return or need assistance with bookkeeping, I am a qualified BAS Agent and Bookkeeper, and here to chat.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/all-the-changes-coming-from-july-1-2018/news-story/09b37e3c5d153b87cef5e5d5ffc74956

 

Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047

One Stop Accounting Shop

There are many similarities and differences when it comes to bookkeeping and accounting. Lucky for you, both Peter who is a Tax Adviser and Accountant and myself as a Bookkeeper work together, so you have the best of both worlds. A ‘one stop shop’. For more information contact Maree or Peter on 0429 363 047

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/similarities-differences-between-accounting-bookkeeping-59002.html

Why do I need a Bookkeeper?

Why do I need a Bookkeeper, well a bookkeeper is like your nerdy paperwork best friend. I can’t put it any better than that, maybe not nerdy, but we are the ones that know all the ins/outs of how the Bookkeeping world works. We have been in business for over 20 years and offer a simple fixed priced schedule to suit clients from small start-ups to large businesses. We are registered BAS agents and experts in MYOB, Quickbooks and Xero. We look after clients from Brisbane to Broome and everywhere in between. We have clients in Tassie and as far north as Darwin.

It doesn’t matter where you are located, we can assist you.

The most common mistake we notice is many clients will try to save money and do the bookkeeping themselves to save money. But in the end, we find many clients have actually entered wrong coding and wrong information into the system and these small errors become large errors when it comes time to reconcile.

It is just cheaper and easier to outsource your work to a bookkeeper, hand over the paperwork to your nerdy paperwork best friend and forget about it. Why deal with the headache. We love this stuff, that’s what we do day in/day out.

So next time you consider obtaining a bookkeeper, give us a call, contact Maree Punzet from Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping on 0429 363 047.

Package prices to suit all businesses

Recently I have changed a few packages around which will accommodate a cross range of clients.

From micro-businesses to BAS only packages to start-ups, small to medium sized businesses. These packages cover everyone from small to large. Feel free to contact me anytime via PM or mobile 0429 363 047 for more information

https://mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au/store/

EOFY – Tips

When it comes to End of Financial Year time, people often forget a number of things they must have ready.

This is a link from the Government Business Page of essentials that you need.

httpss://www.business.gov.au/info/run/finance-and-accounting/accounting/essential-tasks-at-end-of-financial-year-eofy

One of the main ones I see all the time is people not using a registered Tax Agent or Bookkeeper. Peter from Tax and Accounting services and myself have been working together for many years.

We are basically a one stop shop. So we provide both bookkeeping and tax and accounting advice in the one place. There is no need to go to other businesses as well work together for our clients. The beauty is many clients don’t have to ring around trying to find an Accountant or a separate bookkeeper.

We formed our business partnership many years ago and it has worked very well. Not only do we help each other with our client’s needs, but it has been great building a solid model for our businesses and our client database has expanded over the years.

We cover everything from data entry and reconciling to BAS Statements to Tax advice. It has become apparent the number of referrals we receive because of our fantastic partnership.

So if you are looking for a one stop shop and needing assistance at the end of the Financial year with completing bookkeeping, tax returns and also advice when planning for the new Financial year, then let us do the hard work for you.

Contact Peter or Maree

0429 363 047

How the Bookkeeping industry has changed over the last 20 years

To be honest I cannot believe I have worked within the bookkeeping industry for over 20 years and have definitely seen many changes in that time.

What was once the traditional bookkeeper role I remember clients giving me a stack of receipts and paper bank statements, even to this day I do still receive paperwork in shoeboxes, but at that time all the information was keyed into the computer, including all their financial information.

This was quite time consuming in my early days of bookkeeping and there was no such thing as Facebook, SMS, PM etc. The old phone and email or fax machine was my forms of communication.

Compared to nowadays, us bookkeepers have had to adapt to different software, we now all have websites, we are probably a lot quicker and efficient having the likes of fantastic software packages ie Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks and now that everything is cloud based has made our lives so much easier. In fact with technology it has increased my client database to what it was over 20 years ago. I am able to take on more clients as the time it takes is much quicker then the old way of data entry and account reconciling.

The best thing now with technology in 2018 is the efficiency and being able to provide real-time information now to my clients is fantastic so I can provide up to date service there and then on the spot.

Any good bookkeeper will have solid accounting knowledge combined with quick data entry skills and also be knowledgeable about accounting software too.

So if you would like to know more information, please contact Maree Punzet from Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping on 0429 363 047 or visit her website www.mareesmobilebookkeeping.com.au