I have been operating my bookkeeping business for the past 14 years.
Prior to July 2012 I worked for different employers in the area of finance administration and payroll and I maintained a small base of bookkeeping clients outside of that. In July 2012 I left my last employer to focus full time on my bookkeeping business.
I would describe myself as a “super nerd” and pride myself in getting it right for the client. I enjoy working with a variety of businesses and assure each client full focus on their bookwork while I am working for them. I have been a registered BAS agent with the Tax Practitioners’ Board since March 2010 (Registered BAS agent number 94268000). I have the required bookkeeping qualification of Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting) and in 2013 I successfully completed my Diploma of Accounting.
I am fully insured in accordance with BAS agent requirements.
I am a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians Australia (AAT).
J Hill Bookkeeping has current memberships with the Lara, Geelong and Victorian Chambers of Commerce.
J Hill Bookkeeping is a proud BIG (Businesses Investing in Geelong) partner with local charity Give Where You Live.
J Hill Bookkeeping is also a proud sponsor of Lara United Football Club Inc.
I specialise in the below accounting software packages:
1. Xero - I am a Xero Certified Advisor and Silver Partner
This requires an annual re-test and completion of required training. This entitles to me a partner discount on Xero subscriptions as well as access to Xero’s partner plans that are unavailable to non-partners.
I completed the training to become a MYOB Certified Consultant in 2014. Extract from MYOB web site:-
MYOB Certified Consultants are professionally endorsed individuals who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge, skill and experience with MYOB products. To be admitted as a MYOB Certified Consultant, applicants must meet stringent selection criteria and submit to an annual review of their skills.
Once admitted, MYOB Certified Consultants receive a continual flow of information, resources and knowledge from MYOB to ensure that they are up-to-date with the latest product developments, tips and techniques.
MYOB Certified Consultants are experts in installation & set up, customisation, bookkeeping, business needs analysis, monthly reviews, product demonstration & one-on-one on-site training.
Microkeeper is a cloud based time keeping, roster and payroll solution created by locals to Geelong.
An approved Xero add-on.
4. Receipt Bank
I became a Receipt Bank Certified Partner in 2017. We are finding receipt bank to be a great way for clients to submit their receipts and bills instantly via the mobile phone app or email. This enables clients to go paperless and provides a clear audit trail. We are especially loving the integration of Receipt Bank with Xero.
I became a myprosperity Certified Bookkeeper in 2017. This exciting Australian made program aims to hold all important data for individuals in one cloud-based program. Business bank accounts, personal bank accounts, credit cards, loans, insurance policy details, wills, employment contracts and similar.
myprosperity users can invite in their trusted advisors – lawyers, accountants, financial planners and insurance brokers. Access can also be granted to family members / partners, will executors and this access can be tailored to manage what each user can see. myprosperity are looking to bookkeepers to be an option to set clients up on their program.
Background, qualifications and experience
Nicole has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Retail Management and was previously a buyer for Target and a marketing and administration manager for a footwear importing business in her career pre children.
Since having a family, Nicole has been bookkeeping for a local fencing business and has been assisting with data entry, bank reconciliation and payroll for several years in Xero, MYOB, Receipt Bank and Quickbooks Online.
Laura has recently completed her bookkeeping qualification and is now keen to gain practical experience across a range of clients and software packages.
Laura also does the bookkeeping for her partner’s busy concreting business.