Your Local Bookkeeping Solution

Do you need assistance with your BAS and GST?

Jessica's Bookkeeping was founded and driven by a passion to help small businesses with their bookkeeping and payroll allowing the business owners to concentrate on what they do best…be it making coffee, styling hair, installing taps, wiring a house or serving a beer.

We adopt a flexible approach and way of thinking, enabling strong financial management for your business.

We care about your business and can help you find solutions to grow your business, manage your cashflow and ensure you are meeting your tax obligations.

Jessica's Bookkeeping will manage your GST, BAS, PAYGW, STP and superannuation.

Our services are totally confidential, we offer an in-depth technical knowledge combined with years of professional experience and business understanding.

We work closely with our clients, aligning with their business or personal goals.

Are you Single Touch Payroll compliant?

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Information Overload?

We can help you through the mine field of information and help you decipher what federal and state tax reporting means for your business…

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Affordable and Flexible

We have flexible arrangements depending upon the type of business and assistance you require.

Hourly rate or fixed price packages tailored to suit your budget and business needs.

Please contact us to discuss how we can help.

Contact Jessica for an obligation free quote

Servicing all areas including;

Secret Harbour
Golden Bay
Port Kennedy
Safety Bay

Call us on 0416 253 202‬ to discuss your requirements.

All discussions are private and confidential.

Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions here..


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  • What’s the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant?

    Accountants are big picture specialists. They are qualified to give advice on tax management, and to plan a financial infrastructure for a business.

    Bookkeepers are fine detail specialists. Bookkeepers record financial transactions into categories, produce reports for accountants and the tax office and help manage business cash flow. Provided they are registered BAS Agents, they are qualified to administer systems that fulfill a business’s BAS obligations.

  • Why should I use a bookkeeper? Why not just use accounting software myself?

    Think of it this way. You may not be qualified or have experience as a hairdresser, but you can purchase a pair of scissors and you can operate them.

    Over time you may learn the tricks of the trade, and you may even become good at cutting hair. But along the way you’ll probably suffer through some very sad haircuts and you may end up at a salon paying exorbitant prices for a fix-up.

    Occasionally it might take months (or years) to recover from a botched haircut. Bookkeeping is the same. There are many things you need to know and a range of experience you need to have in order to be a good bookkeeper.

    You also need to keep up to date with changes in payroll, tax, GST, PAYG and other ATO legislation.

  • What qualifications should a bookkeeper have?

    Until recently pretty much anyone could call themselves a bookkeeper. They still can, actually, but as of 2010, it is illegal to charge a fee for providing a BAS service unless registered as a ‘BAS Agent’.

    Specific academic qualifications and substantial levels of experience are required for registration as well as participating in ongoing professional development.

    Always ask for a BAS Agent number if you’re going to hire a bookkeeper.

    Jessica's Bookkeeping is registered with the Tax Practitioners Board and our BAS Agent number is 24665443

  • What are your bookkeeping service rates?

    We have hourly bookkeeping fees and fixed package rates. Since we tailor our bookkeeping services to suit your needs, we need to have a chat with you to discuss which business solutions will best suit you.

    A number of factors go into how we work out bookkeeping service rates: The size of your organisation, the type of business you’re in, whether you’re behind in your bank reconciliation, cash flow management and BAS, and also whether there are bookkeeping jobs you would like to do yourself, or have staff do.

    We’ve found that some clients are keen to have a casual level of support with bookkeeping processes — set-up and periodic reviews of their bookkeeping software, training, advice on how to organise receipts and invoices, and assistance with BAS preparation — while others want a certified bookkeeper to provide a fully outsourced book keeping service that uses a specific accounting package.

  • Where will the work be done?

    We have flexible arrangements, I can work onsite in your premises to access the data required or work remotely. It may be a combination of both, with some work being completed at your office or premises and some work being done off-site.

    All arrangements can be discussed prior to engagement and adjusted over time to suit changing requirements.

  • What accounting software do I require?

    We are experienced with the major accounting software packages that meet Australian Tax Office requirements…such as MYOB, Quickbooks and Xero.

    Before purchasing your software license we are happy to discuss which accounting software may suit your business requirements best.

  • What is Single Touch Payroll (STP) and what does it mean for my business?

    Legislation passed in Australia means all businesses now have to start reporting employee salaries, wages, PAYG withholdings and super to the ATO through Single Touch Payroll.

    Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a way of reporting payroll information to the Australian Tax Office. Businesses used to report this information to the ATO once a year, now, they need to send a report after EACH pay day.

    And those reports must be submitted using a solution that is Single Touch Payroll compliant, such as payroll or accounting software.

    We understand adopting a new technology and embracing a digital future can be daunting, that's where we can help with your bookkeeping and payroll obligations.

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