First Class Accounts Blog

Single Touch Payroll

Are you aware of the ATO's introduction of Single Touch Payroll? Single Touch Payroll (STP) is the biggest compliance undertaking since the introduction of GST. Introduced on 1 July 2018 for employers with more than 20 employees, STP will be compulsory for all* employers from 1 July 2019. STP means that all employers must be [..]

3 cloud accounting benefits for small business

  For some small business owners, the concept of cloud accounting is exciting. For others, it can be concerning. Why is it so much better than “traditional” accounting? How much work is it going to take on the small business’s end? Will the benefits really outweigh the costs? Compared to traditional accounting, which is limited [..]
First Class Accounts Bookkeeper Joy Liu

How to overcome self-doubt and run a successful small business

  Starting a small business is a big decision because its success or failure is dependent on you – and that can be scary. Self-doubt is a natural part of enterprise, but it’s important to develop good strategies to prevent it from sabotaging your potential. So, we caught up with Joy Liu — a successful bookkeeping [..]

Small business success stories | Paivi Dickie — how hiring a bookkeeper helped me triple my turn over

  On 1 July 2017, independent real estate agent Paivi Dickie made a new financial year resolution. She decided to stop wasting time trying to wrangle her books and start investing more energy selling houses instead. So, she hired First Class Accounts bookkeeper Trevor Tillack and he’s helped her triple her annual turnover. Here, we [..]

Happy retirement Vivienne Howard! Farewell and have fun from everyone at FCA

  Vivienne Howard joined First Class Accounts back in 2001. As our longest standing franchisee, she’s been part of big changes in our business over the years and has navigated them all with a smile on her face and an unwavering commitment to her clients and fellow franchisees. At the height of Vivienne’s powers, she [..]

How we turned this father and daughter’s business dream into a reality

Father and daughter Eamon Rogers and Niamh Campbell dreamt of running their own business. Eamon’s company was going through a restructure, and Niamh’s role was being made redundant. Both were seeking an exciting new career. They wanted something that would allow them to combine Eamon’s nous for numbers and Niamh’s passion for technology and customer [..]