What’s the Difference Between Bookkeepers and Registered BAS Agents?

Registered BAS Agent

Your business is thriving, and you’re seeing all your hard work finally come to fruition. Your customers are happy, which makes you even happier. Keeping them happy is your objective, and as of right now your business is in the right place to do just that.

 

With the end of the fiscal year fast approaching, you need to ensure that all of that customer happiness is translating to a happy balance sheet. Since you’ve been busy managing inventory and sales, you’ll be in need of someone who can be trusted with your business’ finances (that is, if you haven’t yet already found that someone). When you’re having your books managed, you are given options. There are bookkeepers, and there are registered BAS agents. Each option has its benefits, and each differs slightly. Whichever you choose to use will directly impact your business in a positive way. It just depends on your needs. In this post, we’ll examine bookkeepers and BAS agents and determine exactly what the difference between the two really is.

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How to Automate Your Business Bookkeeping Processes

In today’s business climate, you need to be proactive. Planning ahead for issues that may come your way will ensure that you don’t have any surprises or headaches when year-end arrives. With that said, running a business requires you to be reactive. Striking a balance between planning for the things you can plan for and reacting to the things you can’t is difficult. That’s why your operations need to be as streamlined as possible.

Ensuring that you are in good hands financially means having a system in place to handle your day to day business activities. This means your bookkeeping should be taken care of as efficiently as possible. If you systematically arrange your bookkeeping, your accountant will thank you at the end of Q4. How are you going to ensure that your bookkeeping is well taken care of? Simply put, through automation of the day to day activities. In this post, we’ll go through some ways in which your bookkeeping processes can be automated in order to make your life simpler. Continue reading

How to Prepare and Lodge Business Payments Summaries

If you’re running a small business in Australia, chances are you’re constantly pressed for time. Preparing and lodging your business payment summaries would certainly take time, good thing the Australian Tax Office (ATO) now allows certain reports to be lodged online.

If the type of annual report you’re going to lodge is all about payments you have made regarding work, which includes salaries and wages, then you’re in luck as the ATO allows Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report to be lodged online.

The only question is, how do you prepare and lodge your business payment summaries online? Continue reading

Keeping the Bookkeeping Up To Date – Why It’s Important

Owning a small business on the Gold Coast is always exciting. It’s an uphill battle most days, but owning and operating your own venture creates a great sense of pride and purpose. While the sense of accomplishment is running high, many people that open businesses tend to overlook certain aspects of the operation. One such area that isn’t very glamorous is the bookkeeping that needs to be taken seriously.

Bookkeeping is not very exciting. However, keeping a proper set of books for your business is essential to the health of your business. In this article we’ll take a look at some of the reasons why you need to focus on bookkeeping for your business and some helpful information to ensure you stay on top of the bookkeeping. Continue reading

Gold Coast Bookkeeping Rates – What’s Reasonable?

Owning and operating a small business on the Gold Coast has its challenges. With each quarter bringing a new set of issues – along with reporting duties that need to be fulfilled – you need to stay on top of all of the various aspects of your business if you want to stay ahead. You want to have your bookkeeping well arranged for when the ATO comes around, so having a qualified and experienced bookkeeper is a great investment.

There is one issue that remains somewhat sticky when it comes to bookkeepers. That issue revolves around the hourly rate for services. Hourly rates can be difficult to determine, and can be difficult to wrap one’s head around. There are various factors and services to consider when choosing a bookkeeper that fits your business’ needs. In this article, we’ll examine a few of those factors and try to zero in on just what constitutes a reasonable rate for bookkeeping on the Gold Coast. Continue reading