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About ABA

ABA is a recognised professional bookkeeping association for BAS agents by the Tax Practitioners Board.

About Australia's #1 Professional Bookkeeping Association

Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA) was established with a broad set of objectives. Each objective was designed to advance the cause of the bookkeeping profession in Australia. ABA is a recognised professional bookkeeping association for BAS agents by the Tax Practitioners Board.

The Australian Bookkeepers Association difference:

ABA stands out from other bookkeeping membership associations in Australia for many reasons including:

  • ABA is governed by bookkeepers.
  • ABA is proudly 100% Australian.
  • ABA's governance structure allows for greater involvement from members.
  • ABA's membership is priced at only $77 per annum (or complimentary for members of ABN).
  • ABA is software-neutral, and does not accept financial support from software houses.

ABA would like to acknowledge Australian Bookkeepers Network (ABN) for fully funding its establishment.

ABA's bookkeeping membership is priced at only $77 per annum.

Australian Bookkeepers Association

Why our bookkeeping membership makes sense

Your ABA membership gives you a voice within the industry. We’ve also extended the ABA benefits to provide you with a range of services, networking opportunities and products. These are ideal for busy bookkeeping professionals who are sole operators or within small businesses to medium and large organisations.

When you are an Australian Bookkeepers Network member:

  • You'll also receive free membership to the Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA). This is recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board.
  • Additionally you will benefit from the knowledge that you're not working alone in your business.
  • As a member, you will have ABN to call on anytime you need support.

How our bookkeeping memberships helps

Accurate and up-to-date bookkeeping is vital to the success of all businesses. This job falls to the certified bookkeeper to be an all-rounder. There are high expectations for professionals who are bookkeeping in Australia. There is also increasing pressure to provide accurate, often complex financial records at the touch of a button. With this in mind, the ABA aims to help bookkeepers have the tools they need, to help keep their businesses on budget and help provide business owners with peace of mind.

Membership of our professional bookkeepers association offers:

  • Relevant Experience - Voting ABA members receive a reduction in the required hours of relevant experience. When applying for or renewing a BAS agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board hours are reduced from 1400 to 1000 hours.
  • Representation - Representation in more arenas that affect you as a bookkeeper in Australia
  • Training & Learning - A strong focus on bookkeeping upskilling, training and education
  • Be Involved - The opportunity to become more involved in your profession
  • Your Say - Further opportunity to have your voice heard and ideas presented to the appropriate bodies, organisations and government departments
  • Information Flow - Better information flow from arenas in which ABA represents its members

Specifically ABA focuses on:

  • Representing the interests of the bookkeepers in Australia with all appropriate forums;
  • Complying with Business Activity Statement (BAS) agent association requirements as per TASA;
  • Training and learning about bookkeeping in Australia;
  • Providing appropriate avenues for bookkeepers to air and exchange views;
  • Fostering stronger connections within the bookkeeping industry.

ABA is the top choice for your professional bookkeeping association in Australia. Learn more about the amazing benefits of joining ABA here.

How ABA helps its members


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