Get your self-education tax refund now!

0 Comments   Posted: 07/06/13   by Inspire Media

By William Cowie Did you know you can get tax deductions to help with the cost of your studies? Some self-education expenses are able to be claimed on your tax return. What are self-education expenses? Self-education expenses are expenses you incur studying an eligible course to obtain a formal qualification from a school, university, college or Read the full post

How to Become a Contract Bookkeeper

9 Comments   Posted: 06/06/13   by William Cowie

How to Become a Contract Bookkeeper

Are you looking for a new career? Do you… •  …already work in bookkeeping or accounting or have a head for numbers? •  …have an analytic mind? • …want to be your own boss? •  …need flexible hours so you can look after your kids? • Are you up for a challenge? • Do you want a Read the full post

How to Become a Registered BAS Agent

23 Comments   Posted: 05/06/13   by William Cowie

Learn how to be a registered BAS Agent in Australia

What are BAS and BAS Agents? BAS stands for Business Activity Statements. BAS Agents are registered accountants or bookkeepers that offer BAS related services for a fee. BAS are used by businesses to report and pay a number of tax obligations. Some individuals who also need to provide quarterly pay-as-you-go tax instalments also use Activity Read the full post

Payroll Clerk Job Description

0 Comments   Posted: 23/05/13   by Inspire Media

What is the Job Description of a Payroll Clerk?

Part two of our accountant job description series will examine the role of the Payroll Clerk. A Payroll Clerk ensures that all employees get paid; accurately and on time. The duties performed by a Payroll Clerk are essential in just about every organisation with employees. This means a Payroll Clerk can find work in many Read the full post

Accounting & Bookkeeping Job Descriptions

1 Comment   Posted: 21/05/13   by Inspire Media

By William Cowie You might be interested in doing the Certificate IV in Accounting or Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course. As you should be! They’re great courses for formalising the financial services skills you’ve learnt on the job, or developing your abilities as an accountant or bookkeeper after completing a Certificate III in Accounts Administration, or Read the full post

Origins of double-entry bookkeeping

0 Comments   Posted: 17/05/13   by Brent Rogers

How did double-entry bookkeeping start? The double entry bookkeeping system is a set of rules that are commonly used for recording financial information for a financial accounting system. Its origins can be traced back to Florence, Italy, around eight hundred years ago. Fragments of a Florentine banker’s account book, dated to 1211, are considered to Read the full post

QuickBooks and MYOB – Which Is Best?

2 Comments   Posted: 16/05/13   by Inspire Media

QuickBooks or MYOB: Which Accounting Software should You Use?

Quickbooks vs MYOB Accounting software has developed considerable in complexity and power. Today an accounting software package like MYOB or QuickBooks is one of the most effective ways to manage the books of many small businesses and provide reporting functions previously only reserved for larger organisations with a dedicated accounting staff. High quality, accurate reports of Read the full post

How much will a bookkeeping course cost you?

0 Comments   Posted: 17/04/13   by Brent Rogers

How much will a Bookkeeping course cost

By William Cowie How Much Is a Bookkeeping Course? Less than you might expect…or more? Read on! Bookkeeping, as you probably know, is a subset of accounting. It is best understood in the context of business: it IS the recording of financial transactions. These transactions can include purchases, sales, receipts and other payments made by Read the full post

Is a Career as a Bookkeeper Right for You?

0 Comments   Posted: 25/02/13   by Brent Rogers

The recording of financial information and tracking of assets and liabilities is an ancient profession. There are records of bookkeeping using tokens in ancient Mesopotamia dating back more than 7,000 years, while 5,000-6,000 years ago in ancient Iran, clay tokens were used to track finances. It has even been suggested that a 76,000 year old Read the full post

Bookkeeping mistakes – dangers of DIY bookkeeping

0 Comments   Posted: 19/02/13   by Brent Rogers

Lack of understanding of bookkeeping and accounting principles One of the biggest mistakes small business owners can make is trying to do their own books without the expertise required to meet legal requirements or standards of bookkeeping practice.  Tax, financial deadlines, pay, superannuation, invoicing and keeping records are essential to the function of business. Failure Read the full post

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