Affordable bookkeeping services for small business

For a small business, time is money, and small business owners live and breathe this on a daily basis.

At Accura Bookkeeping we believe that every small business deserves the opportunity to focus on what you do best—running your business—without stressing about your books.

Backed by a certified accountancy firm with over 30 years’ experience, we provide affordable and reliable bookkeeping services for small businesses. Whether you’re a tradie, café owner, boutique retailer, or an entrepreneur building your empire, we can cater for individual needs, whatever your situation.

We’ll help you with the following bookkeeping services.

Bookkeeping and Data Processing

If you’re focused on your business and need complete bookkeeping services, we’ve got you covered. From payables, receivables, payroll and more, we’ll create a tailored bookkeeping package to suit your business.

What we do

Data Collection

We ensure your business’ data is collected safely, accurately and thoroughly, so you get the full financial picture for your business.

What we do

Setup, Training, and Support

We can help set up your Accounting file for you, giving you peace of mind that your GST and Payroll records will be correct from the start. Our team can provide thorough training sessions, either on-site or at our office, and help you understand how to get the most out of your bookkeeping. And as a Xero Platinum Partner, we’re here to answer your questions about using this powerful platform. Just give us a call or shoot us an email, and we’ll provide the support you need.

Complete Reporting

You’re busy running your business, so you need an easy way to know how your business is performing and where you’re at. We’ll provide you with all the reporting tools and outputs you need to make smarter, more informed decisions for your business, and get peace of mind that you’re on track to reach your goals.

What we do

Analysis and Advisory

Once your bookkeeping is up to date and you’re getting the accurate, useful information you need to make better business decisions, we can help you understand those numbers. We’ll work with you to make sense of your reporting, measure success against your KPIs, and put the right options in place to improve your profit and business growth.

What we do

We’ve got bookkeeping packages to fit your needs.

You’re busy running your business, so you need an easy way to know how your business is performing and where you’re at. We’ll provide you with all the reporting tools and outputs you need to make smarter, more informed decisions for your business, and get peace of mind that you’re on track to reach your goals.

BAS Package

(Reconciliation & Review)

Ideal for small to medium-sized businesses and startups that want the option of doing your own bookkeeping, or you’ve already got a bookkeeper and need that little bit more. We can take care of your whole review, BAS preparation, and lodgement for you.

What you get:

  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • Review of data for errors and GST coding
  • Quarterly BAS review, preparation and lodgement
Pricing starts at $219

per month, plus GST.

BAS+ Package

(BAS Preparation & Lodgement)

Perfect for small- to medium-sized businesses and startups that want the option of doing some of their own bookkeeping. You take care of the invoicing, purchases, and payroll, and we’ll take care of everything else, from reviewing your data, matching receipts and payments, to preparing and lodging your BAS.

What you get:

  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • Review of data for errors and GST coding
  • Bank and credit card reconciliation
  • Entering and matching customer receipts and supplier payments on a monthly basis
  • Monthly or quarterly BAS review, preparation and lodgement
Pricing starts at $389

per month, plus GST

Complete Bookkeeping Services

Our Complete Bookkeeping Services package takes care of everything for you. This package is completely customised to your business’ needs, and suits businesses of all sizes.

What you get:

  • Unlimited phone & email support
  • Review of data for errors and GST coding
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Entering and matching customer receipts, supplier payments and invoices, and processing supplier invoices (weekly/fortnightly/monthly) (limits apply)
  • Monthly or quarterly BAS review, preparation and lodgement
  • Receipt bank subscription
Pricing starts at $589

per month, plus GST.

Complete Business Bookkeeping Services

Perfect for small- to medium-sized businesses who are focused on their business and require every aspect of your bookkeeping handled – from your invoices, bills, staff payroll for your business ensuring GST, Payroll, GST and BAS legislative compliance.

Simply send us your invoices, bills, payroll wage records / time sheets, and anything else that needs taking care of. We will handle the rest.

You’ll also receive monthly reporting, so you can see how your business is tracking, and you can make informed decisions about the future.

What you get:

  • A set-and-forget full-service bookkeeping solution
  • Processing of all supplier bills, receipts and payments
  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable reports to help you keep track of what you owe, the due dates, and what’s due to you
  • Customer invoice processing, creditor payments (electronic), debtor & creditor management
  • Payroll (including payslips) and superannuation processing
  • Annual payroll reconciliation and summaries
  • Quarterly or monthly BAS preparation, lodgement, and compliance
  • Monthly financial statements and management reports
Pricing starts at $1,089

per month, plus GST

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a question about our services, or your finances in general? Chances are, we’ve answered the same question before. Check out our frequently asked questions here.

Having a bookkeeper gives you time to focus on what you do best: running your business. You can rest easy knowing that your compliance work is taken care off and your numbers add up.

At Accura, we believe everyone has the right to succeed, whatever that might look like for you. So we provide tailored advice, ongoing support, and a trusted service to build the solid foundations that allow you to succeed.

We’ve got over 30 years’ experience providing affordable and reliable bookkeeping services to small businesses. Whatever type of business you run, whatever your size, we can tailor a bookkeeping plan that’s right for your situation.

The cloud is an online platform that makes data and software accessible anytime, anywhere, from any device with an Internet connection. Just like online banking. There’s no need for hard drives or those pesky backups at the end of a long day.

This won’t be a problem. We tailor our bookkeeping packages to suit your needs. You can choose to pay weekly or monthly, so there are never any surprises.

At Accura, we’re flexible. We know you’re busy running your business, so you can speak to us over the phone, join us on a video call, or we can come to you.The choice is yours.

No. If you want to manage your bookkeeping yourself, we can provide training or assistance to your team, without any expectations.

Xero and MYOB are both extremely user-friendly platforms, but there are still plenty of tips and tricks we can show you to get the most out of your software. We offer one-on-one personalised training to help you learn the ins and outs of your accounting platform.

Xero and MYOB are two different competing accounting software programs. Each have their own pros and cons, and you’re going to find people who prefer one over the other. We can recommend an accounting program for you based on your needs, but ultimately the decision is up to you, based on the one that you find works best.

Your Bookkeeper is predominantly responsible for recording the day-to-day transactions of your business. They’ll be the person that assists you with the ongoing financial recording and transactions that keep your business running smoothly.

Accounting is a high-level process that uses the financial information compiled by a bookkeeper or business owner, and produces financial models using that information.

Both Bookkeepers and Accountants are integral parts of your business, and it’s important that they work alongside each other to ensure the best outcome.

Absolutely. We’re happy to liaise with your accountant to ensure your end of year occurs smoothly and efficiently. We can also talk to you about a bookkeeping/end of year-combined package, so you can be ahead of the game before the next financial year even ends.

Our Top 10 Bookkeeping Tips

Find a good Advisor

When you have bookkeepers and accountants that you know you can trust and rely on, it’s going to make everything simpler. They’ll teach you how to complete your books properly, and how to use your accounting software to its full potential. Having a good advisor can become invaluable in the success of your business.

Go paperless by using cloud-based accounting

There are a number of cloud-based products available to assist you in managing your business. Cloud accounting allows you to enter and access your finances wherever you are, from any device. This makes it easy for both you and your Accountant to take care of your financials, together.

Use the right software

There are an endless number of accounting programs for small businesses to use, such as the popular Xero and MYOB platforms. But researching these can be a tedious task, and it’s hard to know what will work best for you and your business.

A good accounting program allows you to automate tasks, produce valuable reports, have a central dashboard for easy management, and, most of all, is user-friendly. If you need help choosing the best software for your business, we can point you in the right direction.

Set aside time each week to manage your Bookkeeping

Keeping your books up to date takes time, so it’s important to allocate a specific time each week to update your records. Having this time booked helps to keep things organised and reduces the chance of paperwork being lost. This also gives you an overview of your business each week and ensures you don’t fall behind. Because, trust us: when you fall behind, there’s a good chance you won’t recover.

Find and use add-ons to make your job easier

Cloud based accounting programs like Xero and MYOB allow other software programs, commonly called add-ons, to integrate with them. These add-ons, like Tradem8 for trade industries, Dear Inventory for those holding stock, and WorkflowMax for businesses selling time, can reduce the time it takes to manage your books. You’ll be able to manage your business better, and funnel all the necessary information into your accounting platform. Get in touch with us to find out which add-ons will be most beneficial to your business.

Set aside money for any taxes

Keeping on top of your Bookkeeping can help you prepare for your tax bill. You’ll have all the information ready for your Accountant to calculate exactly how much you’ll need to pay later on. Setting aside money every month to pay your end of year tax bill is good practice. This means you won’t have to cut back at the end of the year, or get a loan to pay your taxes. But make sure you talk regularly with your Accountant so you can make sure there are no surprises.

Where possible, avoid cash

Using cash makes it hard to keep track of spending. And these days, why would you? With modern technology you can make payments electronically from almost anywhere. By using a credit or debit card you can keep track of the amount spent, what it was spent on, and where. This makes tracking your expenses much easier.

Keep your personal and business finances separate

We shouldn’t have to say this, but it’s important to keep your private transactions separate from your business transactions. Mixing the two can get messy, and it’s a lot easier to keep accurate records if you’re only dealing with one type of account. You’ll save a lot of time keeping these accounts separate.

Keep track of your expenses

Expense tracking is a part of bookkeeping that you can’t treat as low priority. Make sure you keep a log of all your expenses—most accounting platforms can do this automatically. When entering these into your software, make sure each item is categorised correctly, i.e. cost of sales, stationery, fuel, internet, etc. You can also group your costs into the type of expense, so you can see what each category is costing you, such as employment-related, office administration, and legal and finance.

Check in regularly on your accounts receivable

Having a customer owe you money for goods or services isn’t the same as having that money in your business account. Make sure you stay on top of your accounts receivable by running regular reports, at least monthly, from your accounting software. Without receivables, your income dwindles, which can cause other issues within your business.

If you keep your records regularly updated you’ll be able to spend less time on the paperwork side and more time doing what really matters—running your business.

We’re here to answer any questions about your bookkeeping, and help you stay on top of your numbers. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you succeed.