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ABN has been providing bookkeepers with business resources and support since 2001
Explore all the products and services which makes up your ABN membership.
Meet the team at Australian Bookkeepers Network.
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Member exclusive offers on quality products and premium suppliers.
Find out how a bookkeeper can help your business.
Protect your Bookkeeping Business with ABN's PI Partners.
See how we can help you or your clients get the best finance solution today.
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Who is ABN BAS and how can they assist BAS and non-BAS Agents
View the full list of services provided by ABN BAS
Do you want to become a BAS Agent but unsure of how to proceed.
Explore the requirements for gaining relevant experience
Frequently asked questions about ABN BAS
Browse the ABN Payroll section to learn how you can avail yourself of this bookkeeper support system and resource
Browse the ABN Payroll Benefits section to learn how you can take advantage of this great payroll resource
Government and legislation overview of payroll regulation
Find out about payroll courses, qualifications and publications in the ABN Payroll learning section
Find out about what to look for in payroll software
ABN has partnered with Australian Payroll Association to bring members great payroll resources and support.
HR Online is a full service, National consultancy that offers a wide range of human resource documents for small business for their staffing needs
ABN Payroll has packaged all the essential payroll elements and created a turnkey payroll business.
ABA is a recognised professional bookkeeping association for BAS agents by the Tax Practitioners Board.
Benefits of the ABA Membership
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Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA) is governed by a Board of Directors
View the ABA Constitution, By-Laws and other current documentation relevant to your membership.
A summary of the essential membership rules which have been extracted from ABAs By-Laws and Constitution.
The latest news from Australian Bookkeepers Association
Form to allow your update your ABA Member details.
Code of Professional Conduct for BAS Agents
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Meet other bookkeepers, learn new skills, and earn CPE with ABN Coffee Clubs
The ABN blog covers the latest happenings from the Bookkeeping Industry
Hear from prominent industry figures on current industry trends, technology and innovation
ABN is pleased to provide its members with special offers on quality products and services from premium suppliers. These offers are not available to the general public. Detailed information about how to take advantage of these offers is located on the individual web pages which link from the offers below.
Practice Protect are the largest provider of Cyber Security to Bookkeepers in Australia. They provide done-for-you policies, technology and training that help Bookkeepers reduce risk, protect their client data and get on with doing business safely.
ABN Members can receive up to 33% off the first year subscritpion!
Accountests & Australian Bookkeepers Network – Skills Test for Hiring Bookkeepers
Lift Your Game in Recruiting Bookkeepers
Get a reliable assessment of your candidates current bookkeeping skills and knowledge to enable you to make informed selection decisions - by adding an assessment of technical competency to the information gathered through interviews and reference checking.
Australian Bookkeeper Test
This test was developed with the assistance of ABN members, and is a competency based assessment. The means you’ll be able to see what level of capability a new staff member or contractor has, compared to the job you need them to do.
To look in more detail or to purchase, follow the link to our webpage for the Australian Bookkeeper Test where you can see some example questions and a sample candidate report.
If you just want to consider the ability of a candidate to understand double entry accounting look at our Basic Double Entry Accounting Test which costs only $40 ($32 with ABN member discount).
Why Use Accountests?
The difference between a candidate talking about their technical ability in an interview and proving what they can actually do in an objective, skills based test, improves your ability to make strong recruitment decisions.
All tests are reviewed annually and updated to reflect changes to taxation and financial legislation.
Bookkeeper Test Profile
Who is Australian Payroll Association?
The Australian Payroll Association (APA) has recently been listed on the BRW Fast Starters list and is the trusted advisor of many household names in Australian Business. They provide payroll compliance advice for employers and bookkeepers processing payroll. APA also offers the only nationally accredited payroll qualifications in Australia - a Certificate IV in Payroll Administration and Diploma of Payroll Management.
Payroll non-compliance is a huge issue in Australia - it affects both small and large employers and attracts significant fines from Fair Work and other government bodies. Too often, organisations fail to realise that they are sitting on a mountain of value in their payroll operation. Most have not identified this value and don't leverage it to make informed business decisions and financially de-risk their business.
With payroll non-compliance a major issue for small to medium businesses, obtaining in-depth payroll knowledge will allow you to fill a void for your clients and open up a new and potentially lucrative revenue stream for your business.
APA’s Certificate IV in Payroll Administration and Diploma in Payroll Management are the only nationally accredited payroll qualifications in Australia, and ABN has secured an exclusive 10% discount for members (saving up to $500!). To further reduce the cost, Government subsidies may also be available.
ABN members can find out more about this fantastic APA offer, by logging into their ABN Member Centre and visiting the Member Deals webpage.
As a Bookkeeper, your time is invaluable; every minute needs to be accounted for in the most efficient manner. The ABN Private Cloud – Powered by Secure-ISS, provides the tools you need to get the job done more efficiently and without the added headaches of keeping your software and IT hardware platform up-to-date and available.
The ABN Private Cloud is your platform available from anywhere, anytime and any device, with 24/7 support from the team at Secure-ISS. You’ll be able to get more done with a smaller investment in your IT systems and maintenance.
What’s available on the ABN Private Cloud?
The tools available are selected based upon the chosen plan. There are four plans available to ABN members, which are listed below:
ABN Cloud – Collaborate
The Collaboration offering includes the Secure-ISS OnEmail product. Australian hosted email solutions (with unlimited storage) along with enterprise collaboration features such as Calendar and contacts sharing.
ABN Cloud – Basics
The ‘Basics’ offering provides you with access to MYOB Hosting (multiple versions and multiple company files) with 5 GBs of platform storage! Access your MYOB data from anywhere, anytime!
ABN Cloud – Premium
The ‘Premium’ offering includes all the MYOB Hosting (any version [ex 2011/ 2012 products]), with 15 GBs of storage and access to Microsoft Office Standard. Microsoft Office Standard provides access for users to Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. This is ideal for those that wish to store both MYOB data and Office documentation on the ABN Private Cloud.
ABN Cloud – Ultimate
The ‘Ultimate’ offering includes the MYOB Hosting (any version [ex 2011/ 2012 products]), 20 GBs of storage, Microsoft Office Std and our ‘Collaborate’ solution.
ABN Cloud is an offering available exclusively to ABN, with special ABN member pricing. ABN Members can find out how to take advantage of the special ABN Cloud packages by visiting their Member Centre.
"Using the cloud has allowed me to work from anywhere, at any time and on any device. It's just brilliant!" - Denise, ABN Member
Who is Calxa?
Calxa is the leading provider of budgeting and cashflow forecasting software in Australia and New Zealand. Integrating with your accounting software – MYOB, QuickBooks Online, Reckon or Xero – Calxa takes the time out of report preparation.
As an ABN member you receive a discount of 20% when purchasing Calxa products.
“I use Calxa to provide cashflow and budgeting analysis for my clients and it’s so much easier than a spreadsheet. The accounting integration and being able to manipulate budgets without any effort makes it a simple choice.” - Fiona, ABN Member.
The HR People look after small to medium size companies with their Human Resources needs. All business needs HR, but they don’t need full time support. We offer services like:
We work on an hourly basis, not a fee for service, so you only pay for the time you need. We also have a site hr online it is a Do it Yourself site, with support if you need it. Your clients are most likely getting themselves into trouble with their staff and don’t know how to handle the situation. We provide simple solutions, so they can focus on their business.
If you or your clients need to speak to us, our first consultation is complimentary so it will cost you or them nothing to see if we can help.
ABN members can find out more about HR Online and the member only discount, by logging into their ABN Member Centre and visiting the Member Deals webpage.