The BookSitters Team are passionate about small business

 

Meet our Bookkeepers

The BookSitters Team

Our bookkeepers are passionate about small business bookkeeping! We are your business partner, painting the picture behind your numbers. Our team of friendly bookkeepers have the experience and knowledge to challenge the way you think about your business. As a result, we are passionate about the success of small business in Australia and love to see our client’s businesses grow! We use any of the bookkeeping software packages but are MYOB and Xero bookkeeping specialists. We love all things bookkeeping; not only Xero Setup/Fix Up/Conversion, compliance, preparing and lodging your BAS but also just basic bookkeeping services. Book a one-hour complimentary consultation with the team to find out how we can help your business.

The BookSitters Head Office is located in the Southern Highlands but we also have offices in Canberra, Wollongong and the Gold Coast. Learn more about the team below!

Justine Day Portrait - The BookSitters Founder Bowral - passionate about small business bookkeeping

Justine Turner Day MICB, AAT

The BookSitters Founder, Business Manager, Registered BAS Agent

Justine founded The BookSitters in February, 2009. She has a Degree in Business with a Major in Marketing and completed her Certificate IV in Bookkeeping in 2011. With over 15 years’ experience in bookkeeping and 25 years in small business covering building, hospitality, retail, health and not for profit industries, Justine is passionate about supporting local businesses to reach their goals.

“My passion lies with small business and what makes them work. Bookkeeping is more than just staying compliant; it provides a window into how a business is managed and operated. Up to date, clean, orderly bookkeeping allows us paint the picture behind the numbers, helping business owners to make better informed decisions and understand exactly how their business is performing. After all, knowledge is power in business and a picture paints a 1,000 words! I aim to help The BookSitters clients to be engaged in their business, to understand where they are and to make plans about where they would like to be. Being a part of that journey is why I love what I do”.

Contact Justine:
Phone: 0408 624 752

Karin Evans Portrait - The BookSitters Senior Bookkeeper Gold Coast - passionate about small business bookkeeping

Karin Evans

Senior Bookkeeper – Gold Coast QLD

Karin joined The BookSitters team in 2012 and has over 25 years of bookkeeping experience. Karin has strong interests in customer service, time management and organisation. As a result, her main focus is to ensure all customers goals are met and the administration of their bookkeeping is delivered in a timely manner.

Karin appreciates the Gold Coast lifestyle and on weekends she enjoys spending time at the beach or by the water with her family. With a strong work ethic and exceptional attention to detail, Karin is a dedicated bookkeeper and valuable member of The BookSitters team.

“As bookkeepers we are fortunate to work with a wide variety of business types on a daily basis. Whether we are working with farmers, builders or retailers, every day is different! This is what makes our role unique and rewarding.”

Contact Karin:
Phone: 0488 624 752

Petra Austing Portrait - The BookSitters Bookkeeper Bowral - passionate about small business bookkeeping

Petra Austing

Bookkeeping & Business Administration – Southern Highlands

Petra has a Bachelor of Commerce in Banking & Finance, with a background in the financial services industry. She joined The BookSitters team in 2018 to train in bookkeeping and assist in the business operations.

Petra moved to Bowral from Sydney in 2017 and is enjoying the quieter lifestyle of the Southern Highlands. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, bushwalking and spending time outdoors with her two young sons. Petra’s dedication and passion for providing exceptional customer service make her a highly valued member of The BookSitters family.

“Being an integral part of businesses achieving their goals is one of the most rewarding aspects of bookkeeping.”

Contact Petra:
Phone: 02 4861 4572

Pru Hall Portrait - The BookSitters Bookkeeper Wollongong

Pru Hall

Bookkeeper – Wollongong NSW

Pru joined The BookSitters team in 2016 with a banking background and a Diploma in Accounting. She completed her bookkeeping training with The BookSitters and manages a portfolio of clients. She will be providing bookkeeping services in the Wollongong area, NSW.

Outside of work, Pru enjoys reading, bushwalking and spending time with her two young children. She is a highly organised bookkeeper and great problem solver. Pru’s financial experience and caring nature make her an asset to the team at The BookSitters.

“My favourite aspect of bookkeeping is the variety of work. I love to meet new people and in bookkeeping, no two customers are the same!”

Amanda Graham Portrait - The BookSitters Bookkeeper Bowral

Amanda Graham

Bookkeeper – Gold Coast QLD

Amanda (Mandy) joined The BookSitters team in 2018. She has over 10 years bookkeeping experience across various industries including Building and Construction, Hospitality, and Retail. In addition, Mandy also has over 25 years’ experience in running and managing her own family business both in Australia and in the United States where she lived for several years when her two sons were young.

Due to her extensive experience, Mandy has a thorough understanding of the daily needs of small business, and an empathy for the stress and issues business owners commonly face. As a result, she is committed to deliver on their requirements in a caring and timely manner.

“The best thing about bookkeeping is the people you meet. Our clients are just lovely and it is always a pleasure helping them with their business bookkeeping.”

Jackie Short Portrait - The BookSitters Senior Bookkeeper Canberra

Jackie Short

Senior Bookkeeper – Canberra ACT

Jackie joined The BookSitters team in April 2010 and is predominantly a Xero bookkeeper. Because she has practised Xero bookkeeping for the past 9 years, Jackie enjoys the detailed set up, conversion and integration of forensic bookkeeping projects to help businesses to run smoother.

Jackie has over 20 years’ experience in small business, trade & construction, retail and commerce. She has a fantastic eye for detail and her qualifications and experience in the financial services industry make her uniquely qualified to assist small business owners in their journey to success.