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Get someone who knows what your business is like and how important it is to keep things level between business and home life.

Books Alive Bookkeeping is bringing your Books Alive with Xero Online Accounting.  We are a Certified Xero Practice Partner.

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Do Beautiful Accounting with Xero

It is affordable, safe and in real time.

You can see what your business is doing anywhere and anytime.  You have as much control over your books as you want, you see what you are able to do there and then and if you are on a site you can give your clients a quote or invoice on the spot, no down time, no forgetting what needs to be charged out.  Kathy-maree comes and sets up Xero for you and trains you on how to use this beautiful software.  Whether you are a client or just want to start with Xero Books Alive Bookkeeping is there to help.

Simple, Easy and Affordable.

So don’t let the sun come down on your business.
A bookkeeper is a wise investment.

We know you’re busy but please take the time to have a look at what services we can offer you.

The Benefits to you,

  • Automated daily bank feeds
  • Fast, simple and customised invoicing
  • Available anytime, anywhere you’re online
  • Real-time collaboration with Books Alive Bookkeeping
  • Safe and Secure
  • Smart reports with links to source transactions
  • Dashboard gives a clear financial overview
  • Awesome support at no additional cost
  • No installation or IT maintenance required
  • Pay as you go and no up-front fees
  • The system is upgraded on regular basis so you don’t need to worry whether your software is compliant

Small business packages for home businesses and sole traders and tradespeople.  All at the touch of the keyboard.

We aim to help you keep your business running smoothly while you do the most important part, show your customers what you can do best!

Ask yourself,

  1. What are your looking for in a bookkeeper?
  2. What are your expectations?
  3. What is your budget?
  4. Does your bookkeeper have all the right requirements now needed?

Books Alive Bookkeeping Services will help you create a system that is right for you.   We service the whole of the Central Coast.

Oh No, another letter of demand leaves you thinking, I though I paid that bill…..

The bank manager is asking for your books…..

The tax man is ringing asking for your statements…..

Are my insurances up to date…..
I’ve run out of stationery, when will I find the time to go and see the printer…..
If your family haven’t seen you for days and the books need doing…..
There is no need to hire an employee, Books Alive Bookkeeping helps saves overheads that need regular attention, PAYG, Superannuation, Insurances, payroll and all that goes with it, paying of bills, reporting, stationery and advertising needs.

Call us today – your initial consultation is free!

0418 110 786


Member of:
  • Xero Accounting Software Certified Practice
  • Central Coast Business Enterprise Centre
  • Central Coast Bookkeepers Support Network
  • Australian Bookkeepers Network
  • Ettalong Business Group
  • Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
  • Linked In
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

When your day is over you just want to enjoy your family and relax, the last thing on your mind is bookkeeping!

Are weekends your time to catch up with family and friends, but, no, the books need to be done?

Are your receipts in your wallet, glovebox, esky, or on the kitchen table?

Or you have your own unique system, can’t remember where you put them?

Are your books ready for tax time or even that all important bank manager?

Is it anniversary time, birthday or that special day and you have a nagging feeling something needs to be done?

Books Alive Bookkeeping can help with the troubles of bookkeeping, record keeping, getting reports ready for the tax man and the bank manager.

Just go to the Contact Enquiry Form and I will contact you if not just ring the mobile and I will come and speak to you, first hour consultation is free.

Afterhours are no problems, when you need the help I will be there.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Xero Online Accounting system
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Reconciliation- bank, credit cards, statements
  • Payroll
  • Superannuation preparation (Monthly, Quarterly, Annually)
  • Tax Preparation (Monthly, Quarterly, Annually)
  • Budget Forecasts
  • Wage Preparation
  • Filing of business documents
  • Office Administration
  • Creating and purchasing stationery e.g. cards, flyers, brochures, letterheads, etc.
  • MYOB

Any service that a business needs can be discussed with Kathy-maree.

Dates for you to remember:

1st Quarter (July to September)
BAS/IAS due – 28 July
2nd Quarter (October to December)
BAS/IAS due – 28 October
3rd Quarter (January to March)
BAS/IAS due – 28 February
4th Quarter (April to June)
BAS/IAS due – 28 April

Group Certificates due 14 July

Using Books Alive Bookkeeping to take care of my bookkeeping means trouble free and stress free. previously, I haven’t had good bookkeeping and it was a constant worry. Now I just worry about the work and Kathy does the bookkeeping. That’s a valuable partnership which I would highly recommend.

Matt – OnePM Pty Ltd


Kathy-maree from Books Alive Bookkeeping has been working with my business since May 2013.  As a new business owner I required the services of Kathy-maree through recommendation of my accountant.

Kathy-maree has helped me organise the business, sort out the confusion of owning a new business and set up systems with MJM Smash Repairs, including the introduction of Xero Accounting Software.

Due to the processes put in place by Kathy-maree I am able to work in my business and on my business with ease and we are now moving forward.

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Kathy-maree and I have been a Team now for 18 months.  I tried to work on my books and my business and had met Kathy-maree a few years prior.  I wanted to work in my business more so I contacted Kathy-maree to help me sort out my bookkeeping.  In that time we have built a strong relationship and my trust to leave my business with her when I have a holiday proves this.  My business is now growing and with the help of Kathy-maree and Books Alive Bookkeeping I am on Xero Accounting and have great systems in place.  Thank you.

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My business is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. I am committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

I have been working in Administration and Accounting for over 35 years.

I have worked in many industries and worked on many systems.

I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

Accuracy. Integrity. Personal Service.

These are the principles we’ve built our business on.

If you’re in need of bookkeeping or general administration services, please give me a call. It would be my pleasure to apply my experience to your specific situation. At Books Alive Bookkeeping, we specialise in bookkeeping and administration services for start-ups, small businesses, sole proprietors and individuals.

With technology changing at an ever fast pace we are now moving into the future with internet accounting systems. Xero is a New Zealand based company expanding into Australia and Britain.   MYOB and other internet based systems. You will see real time figures and not have to wait for your statement to arrive. You know where you stand there and then.

Whether you need services within your business or from outside Books Alive will deliver a professional and easy accounting service for you.

Anything an office needs to help you grow and expand.

Local Company for local people.

Take the stress out of keeping your books together. Reasonable rates that won’t break the bank.

Pricing Structure:

Hourly Rate $60 per hour plus GST.

Package prices available to suite your business needs.

  • Tradies – $290.00 per month plus GST (includes Xero monthly fee)
  • Business – $490.00 per month plus GST (includes Xero monthly fee)
  • Premium – $690.00 per month plus GST (includes Xero monthly fee)

Contact me for the information sheet and we will happily email this to you.



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7 Reasons Why Cloud Accounting Software is better than Excel

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7 Reasons Why Cloud Accounting Software is better than Excel

If you’re technically challenged, chances are that you use Excel to help you keep track of your the money coming into your business and the money leaving it. After all, when used properly, Excel definitely is a pretty sophisticated tool, once your wrap your head around the formulas to get the spreadsheet doing what you want it to do.

I don’t know about you though, but even as a bookkeeper, the idea of a software program that’s easy to use and designed specifically to keep track of money in and out really appeals to me. That’s why I checked out cloud accounting software – software that is securely accessed online, so you can use it anywhere in the world with a net connection.
Here’s why cloud accounting software beats Excel for bookkeeping hands down:

  1.   You can get started quickly and easily, confidently: Most cloud based accounting software provides you with a really simple dashboard, so you don’t need to do a course just to navigate and operate the program. Easy online tutorials are there to help you every step of the way too.
  2.   Your data is accurate: With cloud software, you can link directly to your business bank account, and your data is updated to your accounting program daily, thanks to your accounting software being securely located online.
  3.   Out-of-box reports without the box: Interfacing with your bank account means no more sorting through boxes and files to find that statement you got months ago! One click and it’s right there.
  4.   Up-to-date information: In just minutes you can create any information files you’re likely to need if you’re applying for finance. Great for information gathering at tax time as well.
  5.   Clean audit trail: All of your financial records are at your fingertips, and your data won’t be compromised. Every business transaction is recorded, including sales contracts, payments to employees, etc. This is what potential investors want to see!
  6.   It syncs with other business applications: When you use cloud-based software, you’ll be able to take advantage of apps that sync with your financial data. Inventory management, invoicing and a whole lot more can take the time and hassle out of accounting for small business.
  7.   Access your data anywhere at any time: You just need an internet connection! You can also afford the same access to your authorised bookkeeper or accountant, so they’ll be able to access your financial details effortlessly with just an internet connection!

Moving from Excel to the cloud can certainly be daunting, contact me today to see how I can help the transition go as smoothly as possible.

For Fast responsive service on your enquiries please fill out the form below or contact us by phone.

Phone: 0418 110 786

Fax: 02 4341 1509

Address: PO Box 455, Ettalong Beach, NSW 2257

ABN: 41 514 401 833


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