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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.
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Meet other bookkeepers, learn new skills, and earn CPE with ABN Coffee Clubs
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Bookkeepers Exchange is a new online marketplace for buying, selling and merging bookkeeping practices as well as recruitment. It is brought to you by the Australian Bookkeepers Network and Business Exchange (operators of Practice Exchange the premier business succession Practice Exchange for accountants and financial planners).
Our goal is to provide a single specialist Marketplace nationally for the bookkeeping community.
For bookkeepers looking to sell their business we bring the buyers to you.
For bookkeepers looking to expand their businesses we provide you with growth opportunities through business acquisition, equity partnerships, joint ventures and mergers. We’ll also help you find staff.
At Pure Bookkeeping, we understand most successful bookkeeping operations are not started by owners with big school business degrees.
They’re created by people like you.
Talented individuals who have a skill – something you know how to excel at better or different than anybody in the world – then woke up one day and suddenly discovered their businesses had turned into a really tough job. With terrible pay and very little time off.
Who are Practice Protect?
Practice Protect is the market leader in Cloud Security for Australian Bookkeepers and is trusted by upwards of 600 Bookkeeping and Accounting businesses. It is the only secure way to manage passwords, control access and protect data online.
How do Practice Protect help Bookkeepers?
Bookkeepers are one of the most progressive industries when it comes to technology, with an enormous uptake in cloud technology. Working on the cloud has many advantages, but it also opens bookkeepers up to the very real threat of cyber-crime.
Practice Protect is designed specifically for the Bookkeeping and Accounting industries and works to protect and control the myriad of cloud applications that you use. Practice Protect has over 6,000 applications in its catalogue, sporting the most common ones that bookkeepers use.
How can Practice Protect help my clients?
Practice Protect provides an impenetrable cloud gateway to your clients data that ensures that there are no unexpected and embarrassing breaches.
How can I learn more?
You can request a Bookkeepers Security Consultation in which we will assess your business’ cyber-risk, and leave you with a list of practical steps you can implement to secure your business; with or without us.
If you proceed with Practice Protect as an ABN member, you’ll receive up to 33% off your first year subscription with Practice Protect
HR Central provides HR software and HR Specialist advice providing a total outsourced HR solution for any SME.
Our software manages the day to day HR tasks such as leave requests, certification renewal, tailored policies and procedures, payslips and all HR templates that the business requires for compliance. It also links with Xero, MYOB and Deputy.
In addition to the software, when you sign up to HR Central you have access to unlimited advice either by telephone or email.
ABN members can sign up to the HR Central Partner Program for HR advice and support that they can then provide to their own clients. Common questions around payroll : rates of pay, classification and award interpretation, plus we can assist with contracts, hiring, firing and anything in between. The program is a great way for ABN members to extend their service offering or just get the monkey off their back, and get an answer for a client’s HR question, which you will all inevitably be asked at some point. The best part of being a partner is that when your clients engage with an HR Central service – you get a rebate. BOOM!
We also offer the traditional HR consulting services for a one-off fee, such as documents, recruitment, training, dispute resolution, etc.
Affordable and sensible tailored HR solutions. No 5 year contracts, no thousands of dollars down the drain. Easy to use software and easy to understand advice.
Accountancy Insurance in the Cyber Insurance leader in protection for accounting professionals, bookkeepers, tax agents, bas agents and financial planners throughout Australia, assisting or than 1000 firms and individuals.
Established in 2003 and being a specialist in our field, our team of professionals actively source the best outcome for your Cyber Insurance and Professional Indemnity insurance needs.
Practice Ignition turns your proposal, terms of service and payment collection into a single smart contract. With Practice Ignition you’ll save tons of time, sign more clients and drastically reduce your debtors.
We remove any friction from the client engagement process and make it easy to sign up clients and get paid. It’s the ideal solution for fixed fee accounting or bookkeeping practices and other professional service businesses.
We automatically create and reconcile invoices in Xero and QuickBooks Online when you process payments through Practice Ignition. There is also client sync, so your client details are automatically brought in to the Practice Ignition platform. It’s a match made in accounting heaven!
isure Pty Ltd represents a fresh offering to the Australian Bookkeepers Network. Our single purpose is to provide cost-effective insurance solutions that meet the real needs of independent Bookkeeper consultants and contractors. As unlikely as it may seem, mistakes can happen and it’s important to be protected from potential legal costs and expenses by having Professional Indemnity Insurance.
We are committed to providing comprehensive coverage and superior service, all at a great price.
Here at isure, we provide Bookkeepers with reliable and cost-effective insurance products in Australia. We offer the flexibility to purchase Professional Indemnity Insurance and include either Public and Products Liability Insurance and/or Directors and Officers Liability Insurance. This ensures that Bookkeepers only pay for the exact cover needed.
All isure insurance products are underwritten by Lloyd’s.
Payroll has never seen a period of so much change or uncertainty. With regulation and technology seeming to move on a daily basis; both organisations and professionals are struggling to stay across the change, to make sense of it, to make the most of it, and to create better payroll for better businesses. That’s where we step in. We’re working with our members to help reimagine the role of payroll.
Our rapidly growing membership love;
APA also offers the only nationally accredited payroll qualifications in Australia – the Certificate IV in Payroll Administration and Diploma of Payroll Management.
ABN members receive 10% off the Certificate IV in Payroll Administration and Diploma in Payroll Management (saving up to $575!). Simply log into your ABN Member Centre to find out more.
Calxa is a budgeting and cash flow forecasting add-on for businesses and not-for-profits. It integrates with MYOB, Xero and QuickBooks Online. Doing away with complex spreadsheets saves you hours of work and helps you deliver a high-value, rewarding service.
Simply batch the reports you need and set a workflow to automate the deliver to your clients’ inboxes each month.
Getting started with Calxa is easy by signing up for a free trial. Calxa will give you access to free one-on-one sessions, webinars and phone support to get you going.
“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.
Calxa has been supporting bookkeepers for more than 10 years. ABN members receive a 20% discount. To redeem this offer, visit the Member Deals page in your ABN Member Centre.
Intuit is the world’s leading provider of small business financial management solutions. Its mission is to Power Prosperity Around the World.
With over 4.2 million users, our flagship solution QuickBooks Online, makes it easy for small businesses to manage their finances with the ability to access business data insights as well as tools to raise invoices, track expenses, pay their team and monitor their stock anywhere, anytime and on any device.
Intuit’s QuickBooks Online Accountant product helps Accountants and Bookkeeping professionals support their small business clients, with access to client management, tax and accounting tools together with the ProAdvisor program for building and marketing their business.
MYOB offers online accounting for every stage of business.
Over 1.2 million businesses trust MYOB to provide the best possible accounting solution. From simple solutions that make bookwork quick and easy, to feature rich options for the more established business.
Whatever solution your clients need they’ll be backed by:
With over 25 years' experience, MYOB has established strong industry relationships and commits over $30M annually to ensure the product is up-to-date with any industry and technological advancement.
The MYOB Partner Program
Whatever success looks like to you, the MYOB Partner Program helps you achieve more for both you and your clients.
Want to automate, secure and simplify your accounts payable process?
PayVu provides an automated, secure process to recommend ALL business payments such as supplier invoices, wages, taxes and superannuation to a business owner to approve or reject via their mobile phone.
Approved payments are automatically sent to internet banking for processing. Rejected payments are re-set to unpaid, notifying you of the reason for rejection.
PayVu also enables secure separation of duties between bookkeepers or accountants and clients; and helps to reduce low value client contact.
Add new, higher profit payment services, and improve your accounts payable efficiency, with PayVu.
With PayVu there's...
Book in for a free demo: https://payvu.com.au/bookkeepers/
Reckon is an ASX listed and Australian owned company with over 30 years’ experience delivering market leading solutions to accountants and bookkeepers, legal professionals and small to medium sized businesses. Reckon’s software services are designed to make accounting faster, easier and more productive.
Reckon One – Affordable, easy to use online accounting for small businesses
Visit Reckon One for more information.
Reckon Accounts Hosted – Feature rich online accounting for medium to larger businesses
Reckon Accounts Hosted is designed for use across a variety of platforms giving you and your clients’ greater flexibility and more convenience than ever before. It delivers advanced accounting functionality including payroll and inventory management which is ideal for medium and larger businesses, at only a fraction of the cost of traditional accounting applications.
Become a Reckon Cloud Advisor for Free
Our Cloud Advisor program is our free partner program focusing on Reckon One cloud accounting for small business. Sign up for free today and receive a complimentary Reckon One licence for the life of your membership.
Sage energizes the success of businesses and their communities around the world through the use of smart technology and the imagination of our people. Sage has reimagined business and brings energy, experience and technology to inspire our customers to fulfil their dreams. We work with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers who drive the global economy. Sage is a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 employees in 24 countries.
Our Globally succcessful Sage One product was launched in Australia in June 2015. It offers simple and secure online accounting for small businesses to collaborate online anywhere at any time with their bookkeeper and Accountant.
Our Sage One Adviser program is free to join and has an uncomplicated structure which enables bookkeepers of all sizes to reap the benefits. It includes free access to the software, generous rebates programs, free education and training, bookkeeper directory listings, ongoing Partner Management and responsive phone and online support.
Sage One is looking forward to building strong relationships with Bookkeepers in Australia and is committed to supporting a variety of initiatives with ABN.
Sunsuper is a valued partner of ABN and we work with bookkeepers and accountants across Australia. We’re proud to deliver solutions that help create efficiencies and reduce the administrative burden associated with running a business. We’re here to support you every step of the way as your superannuation experts.
Sunsuper has been taking care of its members’ superannuation savings since 1987 and is today one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing superannuation and retirement businesses, managing more than $33 billion in retirement savings for more than one million members, as at 31 January 2016. We’re one of Australia’s most highly rated funds, and our ratings and awards can be found at sunsuper.com.au/ratingsagencies/.
Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use global online platform for small businesses and their professional advisors. It’s cloud-based accounting software that connects people with the numbers anytime, anywhere. And it gives you powerful practice tools to efficiently manage compliance and offer a broad range of advisory services.
We started Xero to change the game for small business. Xero is now one of the fastest growing Software as a Service companies globally. We lead the New Zealand, Australian, and United Kingdom cloud accounting markets, employing a world-class team of more than 2,500 people. Xero has 1.8 million subscribers in more than 180 countries and seamlessly integrates with over 700 apps.
ABN continues to work with Xero to benefit ABN Members. Xero are corporate sponsors of many ABN events including our Conference.