Hello! Great to meet you!
Although I’ve lived in Australia for over 20 years, I originally come from Canada.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, I decided that wanted to see the world. So I arranged to take a European tour and during that time I met an Australian bloke who convinced me to move to Sydney! So in 2000 (hard to believe that was over 20 years ago), I moved to Australia and started my career as a manager working with a large 2nd Tier Firm.
I live in Brisbane with my husband and two children. We live in Chelmer, and thank goodness our house stayed dry during the 2011 floods. I was looking for flexibility (isn’t every parent?) and decided to start a bookkeeping business. Back then I would take my newborn son and a playpen and work at various client sites doing the bookkeeping, mostly with MYOB.
Then, in 2010, I discovered Xero and shortly thereafter started to specialise in eCommere 🙂
The business has grown so fast since then, and I now work full time with seven other staff members. I feel privileged to work with small to medium sized businesses here in Brisbane. My area of interest is teaching Shopify eCommerce business owners how to bookkeep, understand their financial results, and introduce add on technology to make their business tasks more efficient.
Why eCommerce? I love everything about it. I love how recession proof eCommerce is, and how we can assist with such a complex vertical. eCommerce business owners have to demystify supplier deposits, inventory tracking, foreign currency, revenue recognition issues – the list is endless. eCommerce is one area that is not “set and forget” – the gross margin is king and if it is not correct there are many issues that need to be considered.
We would love to have a chat with you about your accountancy needs – what is the cloud, how can you upgrade, differences in the products on offer, and which add on solutions may benefit you. We specialize in 7 figure Shopify eCommerce clients and I’m sure we can better automate your financial procedures.