Debbie Innes

Principal & BAS Agent

 Understanding the processes and systems of running a business

I started my business 20 years ago to give me the flexibility of running my own business while also bringing up my children.

As an accountant I have always found it easy to train people in bookkeeping. Earlier in my career I worked in a large pharmacy and was trained in all areas of the business. This gave me a solid grounding in understanding the fundamentals of business. I found that I loved the back-office work. The processes and systems of running a business fascinated me because I saw the enormous difference that good systems make.

I am naturally a very systems-orientated and organised person. I love what I do and what I help clients achieve. Nothing is more rewarding than helping someone go from being distraught because they don’t know what to do, to see them progress to having total peace of mind that everything is now OK.

Even though accounting and bookkeeping is an exact science — it’s either right or wrong — every business is a little different and there are several ways things can be done. The fun part is working out which is the best way for each client.

I love documenting procedures in a checklist format to help clients remember exactly what needs to be done. Our clients love these checklists.

Developing an individual customised solution

When setting up custom systems for a new client, I enjoy going on site into their businesses and homes. We often become good friends with our clients because we really get to know them in the course of helping them get organised and set up.

I’m grateful to have a life I love. My working week can take me from the Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas, Cairns or even the Atherton Tablelands; and now helping clients set up and use web-based accounting software, I enjoy working with clients Australia-wide.

Giving you more time for life than work

Just as our business name implies, there is more to life than work. My goal is to help you have the life you deserve, supported by a business that gives you freedom, not stress.

Debbie is a Qualified Practicing Accountant and a Fellow of Institute Public Accountants and Fellow of The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. She is an MYOB Certified Consultant, Xero Certified Partner, Calxa Accredited Partner and Registered BAS Agent.

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