Top 10 Trust Accounting Mistakes to Avoid in 2020


As we discussed in our latest blog, people in business make mistakes. From the rookies through to those who have been in the industry for over 10, or even 20 years, can still make monumental errors. Yet, it never ceases to amaze the extent of the trust accounting mistakes we see on a daily basis. So it prompted us to ... read more >>

Top 10 Trust Accounting Mistakes to Avoid in 20202020-01-31T01:11:36+10:00

The Art of Tidying Up Before End of Financial Year


How to KonMarie Your Trust Account at EOFY Are you obsessed like us and an avid follower of the #konmarie method of tidying up? If so, then you’ll have probably watched Marie Kondo’s series in full on Netflix – Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. For those of you not on the tidying movement (for the uninitiated you should really give ... read more >>

The Art of Tidying Up Before End of Financial Year2019-05-20T22:17:16+10:00

Creating Harmony Between Bookkeeping & Property Management


Trust Accounting and Bookkeeping are very different entities. Yet despite being in different worlds, it is important that bookkeeping and trust accounting operate in succinct harmony. Some agencies may have one staff member managing the trust account and reconciling the general account. This is completely acceptable. Other agencies may keep the roles completely separate. Also acceptable. What is important is ... read more >>

Creating Harmony Between Bookkeeping & Property Management2019-03-28T06:24:44+10:00

Single Touch Payroll is Coming


Single Touch Payroll (STP for short) is on its way. It will hit our shores on the 1st July 2019. STP has been slowly introduced since 1st July 2018 for those businesses with 20 employees or more. It is now extending to all businesses with 19 employees or else as compulsory come July 1st this year. What Does This Mean ... read more >>

Single Touch Payroll is Coming2019-03-28T06:24:44+10:00

A Reconciliation a Day Keeps the Auditors at Bay


This month we are revisiting our oldest friend, reconciliation. Because, no matter how much love and attention we give this friend of ours, they seem to be the one that requires the most attention. It is a commonplace to receive last minute calls at EOFY from clients who have not reconciled their accounts for the entire year. Hence the need ... read more >>

A Reconciliation a Day Keeps the Auditors at Bay2019-03-28T06:24:48+10:00

Are Server-Based Bookkeeping Systems Dead?


Just as the real estate industry is undergoing a shift towards cloud-based solutions, the accounting industry is also progressing onwards and upwards since the introduction of Xero back in 2007. It's time to say goodbye to server-based bookkeeping systems. Our bookkeeper Wonderwoman and Office Manager Tracy is both Xero certified and a registered BAS agent. This month, she gives us ... read more >>

Are Server-Based Bookkeeping Systems Dead?2019-03-28T06:24:49+10:00

The 10 Most Avoidable Trust Accounting Mistakes


Are You Guilty of These Trust Accounting Mistakes? We understand in life, mistakes happen. Like leaving an open tin of milo in the house unsupervised or leaving your washing out on a rainy day. Yep – those are passable mistakes. Unfortunately, the mistakes we see on a daily basis with agents and their trust accounts are not on this list. ... read more >>

The 10 Most Avoidable Trust Accounting Mistakes2019-07-08T05:58:12+10:00

How Paperless Can You Be With Your Trust Accounting?


Going completely paperless in trust accounting is not always a feasible expectation. As an agency there are documents that must be available in hardcopy, however, we can all work towards ensuring we only print those documents that are necessary, and make a conscious effort to minimise our amount of unnecessary printing – both for ourselves and for the environment. NSW ... read more >>

How Paperless Can You Be With Your Trust Accounting?2019-07-08T06:08:57+10:00

Top 9 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Shoebox Client


No one wants to be ‘that client’. The one that nearing tax time, is sent into a spin to find the hundreds of receipts and invoices, trying to rectify a year of haphazard record keeping with a massive pile of unordered receipts and invoices. Yes, that client. Don’t get us wrong, this is more common than not, and for reasons ... read more >>

Top 9 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Shoebox Client2019-07-08T06:09:27+10:00