The Director, Sonya Jacobsen, has been bookkeeping for over 23 years and started her own bookkeeping business as a sole trader in 2007.
Your Bookkeeping Angel has grown by word of mouth referrals from delighted clients and thankful accountants. The clients are from all different industries, and size. We have a range from Not registered for GST (GNR) to clients earning over $2mill a year.
We are based in Brendale, Qld, we can come to you and work on site, or come and visit us in our new Brendale office.
I have varied experience in the Administration/ Finance sector that spans approximately 16 years. During this time I’ve had successfully completed Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) and Certificate III in Business Administration.
I take pride on been proactive and positive and the ability to successfully complete any task at hand with a high attention of detail.I enjoy working alongside Sonya assisting new and existing clients with all bookkeeping requirements.
We empower business owners around their finances by precise and timely bookkeeping "done right the first time", allowing them to focus on the operations and growth of their business.
- Open and honest communication
- Reliable and honest
- Adhere to a Code of Conduct
Our bookkeepers are required to fulfill four standards – education, experience, testing & training:
- Minimum of Cert IV in Finance-Bookkeeping
- Minimum 5 years experience
- Statement of attainment in BAS agent registrations
I am a Registered BAS Agents so that gives you confidence, in our work. At Your Bookkeeping Angel, we believe that great bookkeeping is not just data entry but about getting it right, within all the aspects of bookkeeping … it’s about empowering you around your finances!
As of March 1st 2010 the ATO regulated the bookkeeping industry. Now, all bookkeepers providing a BAS Service are required to register as a BAS Agent.
The requirements of a BAS Agent are:
- Certificate iv in Financial Services – Bookkeeping or Accounting
- Member of a recognised Professional Association
- Over 1000 hours relevant experience
- Professional Indemnity insurance
- Ongoing Professional Development
- Code of Conduct
What does that mean for you?
In the past, a bookkeeper was able to complete a MYOB or Quicken course and start charging for their services. Unfortunately, due to their lack of experience, they often left a mess. The client could do nothing about it except find someone else who, hopefully, would be able to clean up the mess. It is a costly exercise both financially and emotionally.
As a BAS Agent there is a professional Code of Conduct in relation to:
- Honesty and integrity
- Independence (acting lawfully)
Breaching the Code of Conduct can result in termination of the registration and Civil Penalties involving fines up to $137,500. At last there is something that can be done if you are left in a mess.