You want to hire a bookkeeper who understands your small or mid size business, one who will become an integral part of your business, somebody you can rely on to keep your accounts up to date and in order. They should have the necessary qualifications and experience.
A Registered BAS Agent needs 30 hours of continuing professional education to maintain their BAS Agent licence. A bookkeeper needs to be a Registered BAS Agent if they are charging you to prepare and lodge business activity statements or BAS.
You can check that your bookkeeper is a certified Xero Advisor on the Xero page making sure they actually understand how Xero works so they are using it accurately and most efficiently. Our Northern Beaches Bookkeeping Solutions bookkeepers are experienced bookkeepers, registered BAS agents and Certified Xero Advisors and a Xero Gold Partner.
You may want a local bookkeeper but these days with cloud based accounting software, everything can be taken care of online via apps, emails or telephone calls. At Northern Beaches Bookkeeping Solutions we prefer to specialise in Xero accounting software, we also use Dext which is a great and easy way to provide us with your paperwork via an email or on the app on your phone.