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Frequently asked questions about ABN BAS
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Leanne is an invaluable touch point for ABN members and is widely recognised and respected in the Bookkeeping community, having been a part of launching ABN as Australia’s first network for bookkeepers back in 2001.
With over a decade of industry experience and expertise, Leanne plays a vital role in supporting members with exceptional customer service. As the mastermind behind Australia’s first Bookkeepers Coffee Club, she prides herself on listening to members and putting them first. Leanne works with ABN members to make sure they are receiving the most out of their membership.
Darren is one of the founding principals of ABN as well as a Director of ABN BAS. As a practising Chartered Accountant of over 20 years, he has extensive experience in the fields of income tax, capital gains tax, and GST. Darren’s tertiary qualifications include a Bachelor of Business and Master of e-Business.
With his unique skill set, Darren takes a leading role in ABN’s various technology platforms. He brings a rare combination of both technical expertise and innovative, strategic thinking to the ABN Team. Delivering the very best in technical and I.T. resources to ABN members is Darren’s passion.
Kellie is a Director of ABN and ABN BAS. As a CPA with over 25 years experience, Kellie has been a part of the many changes that have shaped bookkeeping into the professional industry it is today. Kellie is also a director of PT Partners, an accounting firm in Brisbane and an authorised representative with Securitor.
Kellie is passionate about all things ABN, being involved in ABN operations, ABN events and working with software companies and suppliers to bring exclusive offerings to ABN members. Kellie is instrumental in organising the biennial ABN national conference.
Kathy is our own in-house bookkeeper and Accounts Manager, and therefore can identify with her fellow bookkeepers in this ever-changing industry.
Kathy gained her experience and knowledge by working with both our organisation and our associated accounting firm, PT Partners. We are very happy that Kathy has rejoined ABN and once again has taken up the main supporting role for bookkeepers, in particular, assisting non-BAS agents who utilise our BAS Wizard program.
Peter is one of the founding principals of ABN. He is also a director of ABN BAS and has been a Chartered Accountant for well over 25 years. In addition, Peter is the founding director of PT Partners, a respected Brisbane-based accounting firm.
Peter is ABN's representative in various industry arenas, including those convened by the Australian Tax Office and Treasury where he is an active advocate for bookkeepers across Australia. Peter is the driving force behind ABN’s comprehensive PI Policy and ABN's strategic partner relationships. He is also the architect behind ABN Payroll, another offering which makes your membership with ABN unique.
Kelvin is one of the founding principals of ABN and ABN BAS. He is also a Director of a respected Brisbane based accounting firm. Kelvin is a CPA with industry experience and expertise spanning in excess of 20 years.
Kelvin is passionate about business development and providing innovative learning and training to the bookkeeping industry. He plays an active role in ABN research, events and the provision of technical resources. Kelvin is also the architect behind ABN’s acclaimed Pillars of Public Practice and the Bookkeepers Business Benchmarking Survey. He enjoys seeing bookkeepers develop their businesses into profitable enterprises.
Andrew is ABN’s Marketing Manager. He has over 10 years marketing experience, starting in 2004 with a traineeship with an international brand in the tourism and leisure industry. Since 2004, Andrew has developed a passion for social media, web and digital marketing. He holds a Diploma in Marketing.
Having spent the majority of his working career within small businesses and growing up around a family business, Andrew has a strong understanding of small business operations and the challenges small business owners face. Andrew's main responsibilities include the ABN website, email campaigns, social media, webinars and ABN publications.
Nick is ABN’s Marketing Coordinator. He has been working in the marketing space since 2012 gaining marketing experience in brand development, digital marketing, product management and social media. Nick has developed a passion for digital marketing and product development, holding a Marketing Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Marketing.
The majority of Nicks working career has focused on the creation of products to suit the needs of specific segments of the market. He has a strong understanding of the small business sector and many of the challenges business owners face. Nicks main responsibilities include the ABN website, email campaigns, social media, Bookkeeper Radio and ABN publications.
Julie has a long and varied career history having worked in all areas of Administration, Sales & Marketing, Accounts and Customer Service areas over the past 20 years. A personal highlight during that time was being presented an ‘Achievement for Excellence’ award in recognition for her outstanding service and commitment to Not for Profit organisations. Julie loves meeting new people and has a real passion for Customer Service. She prides herself on her warm and friendly communication skills and is always willing to go above and beyond to help our members.
Josh is ABN’s chief technical editor and researcher. Josh holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) as well as a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in print journalism). Josh came to ABN in 2006 having worked previously at the Tax Office for more than five years, where he gained vast experience in all areas of income tax, FBT and GST law.
Working with ABN’s directors, Josh helps to author the Bookkeepers Knowledge Base and Bookies Bulletin publications and fields the technical questions received from our members on most matters of tax law. Josh is a tremendous asset to the ABN team and provides a wealth of expertise and knowledge.
As a qualified BAS Agent and a compliance specialist, Sandra is an instrumental part of ABN BAS where she offers her technical expertise and knowledge to members. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, and as a former financial controller and bookkeeper, has extensive experience in the wholesale and manufacturing industries.
Amongst her ABN BAS responsibilities, Sandra completes detailed Quality Assurance Reviews for members who utilise our BAS Wizard program. She also provides guidance through the ABN BAS Helpline on problems that members are experiencing when preparing and lodging their clients' Activity Statements.
The Australian Bookkeepers Network has been renowned as innovative industry leaders since 2001! We provide unique support tools, resources and a network of experts that enable bookkeepers to make well informed strategic business decisions and stay ahead in their industry.
Our team of research accountants, tax agents, accounting law experts and professional administrators are committed to the best interests of Australian bookkeepers. Maintaining professional standards, we strive to offer only the highest quality products and services.
How We Help Bookkeepers
ABN has helped thousands of bookkeepers by offering guidance and the practical tools needed to run a successful bookkeeping practice. From engaging a client, to raising revenue, employing staff, whether you are a big business or small, ABN will help you achieve your professional goals.
ABN membership is open to bookkeepers at all stages of business, including BAS Agents and non-BAS Agents, and resources are distributed online giving you fast, easy access and the ability to extract the most out of your membership.
Your ABN Membership
ABN prides itself on providing only the highest quality, premium products and services so that you can enjoy the following benefits.
An ABN membership allows you to:
Quality, innovation and a commitment to being at the forefront of the industry is what defines ABN from other bookkeeping organisations. This commitment is backed
by the professional experience, skill set, expertise and dedication of its Directors.
With a wealth of professional experience in the accounting industry, the ABN Directors understand what is important to bookkeepers.
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Your own personal support team, there to help you when you need it most, that’s something you can count on with ABN. The dedicated ABN staff provide exceptional support to our members, from preparing the resources and knowledge needed to help you run your business, to offering the right advice at the right time.
They are here to help and play an active role in making ABN the preferred choice for bookkeepers across Australia.
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