Meet April, a Bookkeeper and BAS Agent

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April - Bookkeeper

Looking for a great bookkeeper? Will you work on your goals or will you drive yourself crazy trying to be a bookkeeper?

Meet April, she can definitely help you with that.

April provides boutique, remote services for bookkeeping, payroll, ATO compliance, BAS preparation and lodgement, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, reconciliations and financial reporting based in Sydney, Australia.

Get to know more about her in our interview below.

Tell us a little about yourself and your business?

I am a Professional Bookkeeper, accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. I’m registered with the Tax Practitioners Board as a BAS Agent and I’m a Pure Bookkeeping Licensee, (the Pure Bookkeeping System means that the books are done exactly the same way every time), I have been trained in and follow industry best practice principles.

Currently, I work on my own. I was scaling my business with a team but I found that I didn’t enjoy what I was doing and have scaled back to be a sole trader offering a boutique bookkeeping and BAS service to less clients. I really like the ability to spend the time to connect with business owners and really understand what they need. I am 100% remote and love it.

What inspired you to make the leap and go out on your own?

I first started working for myself in 2018 whilst I was employed full-time as an Accounts Manager for a group of childcare centres. I gradually built up to a few clients and left my job in May 2019. I wanted my own business to allow me flexibility in my time and to work from home.

Tell us about your experience of working for yourself?

I really love working for myself. I’m a lifelong learner and business certainly provides a lot of learning opportunities.

What’s your best piece of advice for someone wanting to make the leap?

Just start before you’re ready: I mean start the movement, get momentum whilst you’re employed and just keep going one step at a time. There’s really no hurry.

Best tips for winning new business?

Expand your network, connect with people and the business will follow.

What has been your favourite project to date?

I spent 12 months working with an entrepreneur that owned and operated a few childcare centres in Melbourne helping her to understand her books, her numbers and her cash flow and cash management.

What is a business win you’re currently celebrating?

It’s simply that I have more clarity about my direction. The fact that I have scaled back and am open to work with my next great client and get to know their business intimately so that I can best support them to achieve their goals.

What led you to join Freelancing Gems?

I first heard of Freelancing Gems via a comment posted on a FB group for Bookkeepers looking for work in Australia, checked out what was on offer, and I jumped in!

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What’s next for your business?

I’m ready for a new remote client to work with, say 10-15 hours per week. I’m open to overseas clients as well, I’d really love to expand into the global market. I am planning to move to the NSW Mid-North Coast within the next 12 months and I’m keen to connect with business owners in that region (Bellingen/Coffs Harbour).

April gives business owners peace of mind about their bills, their bank balances, and their numbers. Get in touch with April if you would like to get on top of your business finances.  You can connect with her on the Gem Directory.

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