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Northern Beaches Xero Bookkeeper

Northern Beaches Bookkeeping Solutions - Local Bookkeeper

Xero Bookkeeping Services for Small Business on the Northern Beaches of Sydney

Looking for an experienced Xero bookkeeper to provide Bookkeeping services for your Northern Beaches small business.

We provide Xero bookkeeping services using Xero accounting software, Receipt Bank and other cloud based online software to small business on the Northern Beaches.

We can take care of all your everyday bookkeeping, catch you up if you are behind or provide guidance and support if you prefer to take care of the day to day bookkeeping and coding yourself.

Let us take the stress out of your Xero bookkeeping and accounting processes.

We are local Sydney bookkeepers based in Belrose on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Receipt Bank

You will be surprised how easy the whole Xero bookkeeping process can be. Check out how easy Receipt Bank is to use. We set it up for you and send you the links to get started and it is included with our set monthly fee bookkeeping packages.

Cloud Software and Xero Add On Apps

Do you need software to manage your jobs? Our tradies use Harvest, Tradify and ServiceM8. You may want to check them out to see if one of them is better suited to your needs. These all integrate with your Xero accounting software.

You might like to check out some of the Integrated Xero Apps

The difference between a Bookkeeper and an Accountant

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between bookkeeping and accounting?

Bookkeeping is the day to day data current entry and classification of your business transactions. This includes purchases, receipts, sales and payments so you can run different reports to understand how your business has performed over a certain period.

Accounting is more a subjective review of your finances and your reports so your accountant can provide financial insights and suggestions on how you can run your business better in the future.

Keep up to date and have your accounts in order

  • Don’t spend hours at the end of each quarter getting all of your paperwork in order for your BAS preparation. Let us keep it up to date and in order.
  • Pay your employees properly, give them payslips on time and file your pay event through STP (Single Touch Payroll). All businesses with employees now should be registered for Single Touch Payroll, even closely held.
  • Have all of your accounts in order ready for your accountant to go over at year end so they can prepare your annual income tax return or your business financials, you will save on their time too if your accounts are tidy and up to date.
  • You may be a small business in Sydney who has grown quickly and the bookkeeping side of it all is just too overwhelming or time consuming or you could be a larger established business who is just not happy with the current services you are being offered.
  • We have many customers in various industries across Sydney and the Northern Beaches whom we take care of in various ways including a number of tradies.
  • No clients’ needs are quite the same, we have learnt from this and use this knowledge to assist our new clients streamline their Xero bookkeeping processes.
Cloud Bookkeeping

Cloud Bookkeeping Services

Contractors, Suppliers & Creditors Paperwork & Payments
  • You provide your paperwork to us using our easy to use Receipt Bank method
  • All you have to do is take a photo of a receipt on your phone and we do the rest.
  • Or you forward on any emails with bills attached to a specific email we set up for you.
  • This provides you with a good history of your suppliers and payments at any time
  • You have the paperwork attached to your payments if you need them for a tax audit down the track
  • Let us match your payments out of the bank to your bills in the system
  • We can pay your bills if required or set up a batch payment for you to upload to the bank
  • Send out remittance advices to your suppliers
  • We can monitor your accounts payable so you know who you owe money to
Annual Taxable Payments Report
  • We can prepare and lodge your annual Taxable Payments Report to the ATO if you are in the applicable industries and you pay sub contractors or subbies throughout the year

If your business makes payments to contractors or subcontractors you may need to lodge a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) by 28 August each year.

The taxable payments reporting system aims to create a level playing field – to prevent dishonest operators from gaining an unfair advantage over the majority. The information we collect in the TPAR allows us to identify contractors who are not meeting their tax obligations.

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Sales, Customers & Debtors
  • Customise your Xero quote and Xero invoice template, add your important details like your bank info and logo
  • Match up your payments coming into your bank account against your outstanding debtors or customer’s invoices
  • Monitor your accounts receivable so you know who owes you money
  • Follow up on outstanding debtors by setting up automatic email reminders or send out monthly statements on your behalf
Bank Reconciliations
  • Code off and reconcile your Xero bank feed transactions
  • Complete bank reconciliations on a regular basis
  • Balance your bank feed in Xero to your actual bank accounts
  • We make sure you have no missing transactions which you can claim for
  • We make sure you have no doubled up or missing transactions which are costing you money
  • Don’t think your bank balance is correct in Xero as the bank feeds are not always accurate
Payroll and Superannuation
  • Let us help setting up your payroll and superannuation in Xero
  • We can assist with finding the correct award and classification for your employees so you pay them the right amount
  • We can run your payruns on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis and email out payslips to your employees and provide an aba file for your bank for an easy payment option
  • File your pay event using Single Touch Payroll
  • Calculate the superannuation, set up the payment for you to authorise and remind you when it is due or remains unpaid
Business Activity Statements and Income Activity Statements
  • Complete our full BAS reconciliation at the end of each quarter
  • Prepare and lodge your Business Activity Statement (BAS) either monthly or quarterly – this is your GST return including PAYG and income tax instalment if applicable
  • Prepare and lodge your monthly Income Activity Statement (IAS) – this is your payroll and PAYG withheld from employees return.
  • You get the advantage of our four week time extension to lodge and pay each BAS
Financial Reporting
  • Provide you with current financial information and reports so you understand how your business is performing
Financial Year End
  • We make sure everything is ready for your accountant/tax agent at year end so you are not rushing around trying to get everything in order for your annual tax returns

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Northern Beaches BAS Agent

BAS Agent Services

Coralie Downie, the owner of Northern Beaches Bookkeeping Solutions is a registered BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

What is a registered BAS Agent?

A registered BAS agent has the qualifications and experience to understand GST and provide BAS services. If anyone provides BAS services for a fee or other reward, they must be registered with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). To become a registered BAS agent, individual applicants must satisfy certain qualifications and experience requirements, which are set out in the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 (TASR).

BAS Agent - Coralie Downie - Northern Beaches Bookkeeping Solutions

Registered BAS Agent

Registered BAS Agents need:
  • A primary qualification
  • Completed the GST/BAS course
  • Relevant experience
  • A membership of a professional body
  • Continuing professional development
  • Bide by a professional code of conduct
  • Our BAS Agent Registration Details
Fixed Fee Bookkeeping

Set Monthly Bookkeeping Fees

  • Set monthly Xero bookkeeping and BAS agent fees from $99 per month plus GST, set up on a direct debit on the 1st of each month.
  • This helps with your cashflow
  • You know we have everything taken care of throughout the year and your accounts are ready for your accountant or tax agent to prepare your income tax returns. We will assist your accountant where possible.
  • We review after 3 months to make sure it suits both of us going forward.

Call now on 0423 879 056 or click here to email us

Small Business Bookkeeper - Northern Beaches Bookkeeping Solutions

New Business and Tradie Bookkeeping

It is always a good idea to start properly from the beginning so you know what you should be doing, how your business is going and to make sure you don’t end up with a huge tax or GST bill because you weren’t quite sure of the best bookkeeping procedures.

Important Questions for Tradies or New Small Business Owners
  • What software should you be using? We prefer Xero accounting software
  • What is your chart of accounts?
  • How important is it to code transactions to the correct accounts when doing your own Xero bookkeeping?
  • What paperwork do you need to keep and for how long?
  • What is the easiest and most efficient way to keep track of and pay your creditors in Xero?
  • Is a Profit and Loss statement and why is it important?
  • What is a Balance Sheet? What does it tell you about your business? Which Balance Sheet should you run in Xero?
  • What is GST? How does it all work? What is a business activity statement or BAS?
  • Businesses need to register for GST when their income is close to the $75,000 income limit. It is a real pain to deal with backdating the GST registration if needed.
  • Are you considering taking on your first employee? What paperwork do you need? What do you need to do? How does superannuation work?
  • Are you going to be paying subcontractors? Do you need to pay them superannuation? What about the Taxable Payments Report where you need to advise the ATO on the amounts you have paid them throughout the year?
  • Bookkeeping best practice is to put aside funds for your GST, PAYG (tax taken out of employees pays) and your tax so you have the funds to pay your liabilities?

The Benefits of Hiring a Bookkeeper

Would it be better to hire a Xero bookkeeper to help with your bookkeeping and BAS?

Bookkeeping costs are a valid tax deduction for small business, the same as your accountant or tax agent at year end.

You can save plenty of time and stress by using a bookkeeper because they will keep your accounts up to date and in order.

Your BAS, IAS, STP and Superannuation will be lodged or filed on time.

Your accounts will be ready for your accountant or tax agent at year end so that should save you some accounting fees.

Registered BAS agents need to have continuing professional education so they are up to date and knowledgeable.

Bookkeepers like bookkeeping and balancing up your books.

Don’t get caught out. Unfortunately, we have seen a few sole traders get caught out with the whole GST and income tax situation in their first year of trading. They ended up with large tax and GST bills which took them years to pay off.

We can help you with all of your Xero bookkeeping and BAS requirements.

Book in here now with your local Sydney Xero Bookkeeper for a free telephone discovery consultation

Call now on 0423 879 056 or click here to email us

Cash flow and budgeting -Northern Beaches

Cashflow and Budgeting

Part of our Xero Bookkeeping Solution is helping with cashflow and budgeting

  • Do you want to know where all of your money goes?
  • Are you wondering what happened to that net profit figure if it is not in the bank account?
  • Are you always having trouble finding the money to pay your BAS or year end tax?
  • It is not always an option to put money aside money but it would be a good idea to at least understand how to calculate the figure needed.
GST Collection

You are really acting as a collection agency for the Government where GST is concerned and if your business is making any sort of profit, there will be an amount to pay the ATO at the end of the month or quarter.

Call now on 0423 879 056 or click here to email us

Catch Up Bookkeeper

Catch Up or Rescue Xero Bookkeeping Services & BAS

  • Sometimes your bookkeeping just gets out of control and you need a bit of help to catch it all up.
  • Our speciality is big or little catch up or rescue jobs.
  • If it over 3 months old, it would be considered a catch up job.
  • Catch up on a couple of BAS quarters or a number of years.
  • Stop stressing about catching up all your accounts and give us a call now to get started.
  • Why wait any longer when we get you all caught up within a couple of weeks.
  • We will estimate your total fees and bill you upfront in blocks of 10 hours.
  • Our current schedule allows us to complete your catch up now so why not give us a call.

Call now on 0423 879 056 or click here to email us

Supervisory Xero Bookkeeping Services & BAS

Review Service

Numerous clients take care of their own regular bookkeeping, we review their accounts, check their codings and bank reconciliations.

After we complete our full BAS reconciliation we make sure they are claiming the correct GST, prepare their BAS and offer feedback on their Xero bookkeeping procedures and a little training if necessary.

BAS Lodgement

Lodgment of their BAS would be through our BAS agent portal which allows them to take advantage of our four week time extension to lodge and pay. A lodgement fee will apply.

Our full accounts review and BAS reconciliation process takes a minimum of two hours.

Please note, we usually only offer this service if we are expecting to prepare and lodge your BAS or IAS.

Our BAS lodgement fee would still be applicable should our clients wish to lodge their own BAS after our full review.

  • Call now on 0423 879 056 or click here to email us
Tax Time Help Northern Beaches Bookkeeping Solutions

Year End Accounting & Tax Agent Services

  • As local Sydney Xero bookkeepers, we work in partnership with your current accountant/tax agent.
  • It is a good idea to have two sets of eyes on your accounts
  • We can recommend an accountant/tax agent if you do not currently have one or are looking for a new one.
  • We do not receive any commission for our recommendation.
  • Their advice and guidance throughout the year is invaluable.

Xero Setup Special Offer

We are currently offering a discount on our setup session plus 50% off your monthly Xero subscription for up to 5 months.

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