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Outsource Your Bookkeeping To Our Qualified Team

Outsourcing your bookkeeping to industry professionals will save you time & money. You are the expert in your trade and we are the experts in bookkeeping for Tradies. Office Shed provides outsourced bookkeeping services for trades and services businesses only, so we understand the unique requirements that Trades businesses require.

Our qualified bookkeepers are accurate and fast. Office Shed only hire local bookkeepers with the professional qualities, skills and experience to work well with Tradies. Our all Australian-based outsourced bookkeepers are trade industry specialists and operate all software via the cloud, meaning we’re valuable for your business whether you’re located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Tasmania, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, regional areas or anywhere in Australia!

Office Shed’s team are skilled in providing bookkeeping services for Tradies using the best accounting software such as Xero. We are a Xero bookkeeping specialist and a Xero Gold Partner. We also have bookkeeping expertise using other small business accounting software like MYOB and QuickBooks.

If you are looking for a bookkeeper that understands your trades and services business’ unique needs, then get in touch with the bookkeeping experts for Tradies and call Office Shed today!

What we will take care of with your bookkeeping

Bank Reconciliations

Using Xero or other leading online accounting software, Office Shed’s specialist tradie bookkeepers will ensure your latest banking and credit card transactions are imported and categorised, with all payments and receipts allocated daily. Our qualified bookkeepers will keep on top of your accounts, so you can keep on top of managing your business.

Payroll Services

As part of our tradie bookkeeping solutions, we offer payroll outsourcing. An advantage of using outsourced payroll services in Australia is that you will always be compliant with industry awards and hold up-to-date and accurate records of your employees. Take away the stress of making sure your team and subbies are getting paid on time and outsource your payroll to the tradie bookkeeping experts!

Business Accounting Reports

Xero accounting software and other leading small business accounting software have fantastic reporting functionality. Office Shed’s expert bookkeepers will generate small business accounting reports and explain these to you as part of our specialised online bookkeeping services for Tradies. We help you stay on top of your accounts and manage your cash flow.

Creditor & Debtor Management

Do you have time to follow up on company invoices and chase payments? As part of our bookkeeping services for Tradies, Office Shed will regularly follow up on your invoices and chase money owed to you. Saving you time and hassle, plus you’ll get paid faster. We’ll help you ensure you pay suppliers and Subbies on time, not only for your reputation but to also maintaining your licence. Our expert outsourced bookkeepers  understanding the importance of keeping on top of payment claims and managing payment schedules. 

Additional Business Support Services

Office Shed offer a turnkey business support service for trades and services businesses. Delivering more than just bookkeeping and providing full admin support  including quoting, invoicing, chasing up quotes, phone answering service, email inbox management, live web chat, updating job management systems, uploading work orders, scheduling jobs, ad hoc marketing tasks and much more. We’ll share insights on best practice, help you build new admin processes and help set up job management software systems. Office Shed have a vast network of tradies to call on and partnerships with some of the best trade focused consultancies in Australia and have developed a deep understanding of how successful tradies operate.

Best Accounting Software for Tradies

Having the best accounting software will have a huge positive impact, allowing you to better manage your business. As a Xero Gold partner, we recommend  Xero as the best accounting software to all our clients. The Xero software accounting package makes online bookkeeping for tradies easy and means working with an outsourced bookkeeper will be a seamless experience. Xero is not the only good accounting software for tradies; MYOB or Quickbooks are alternatives that our bookkeepers are also skilled at using.

Dext & Hubdoc

Office Shed are official Dext & Hubdoc partners. As part of our bookkeeping services for tradies we’ll process all uploaded receipts and reconcile them into the correct accounts for accurate reporting. We even include a Hubdoc subscription in our Silver Books and Gold Books packs.  You will be receipt and paper free before you know it using these handy accounting apps!

Accurate & On Time

Office Shed’s bookkeepers are selected for their speed, accuracy and ability to understand a trade and services business owners bookkeeping needs. We provide our bookkeepers with the best possible work environment, training, support and technology to deliver the best possible results. Attaining Gold Partner status with Xero is testament to the quality of our bookkeeping services for tradies.

Business Activity Statements (BAS Reports)

Office Shed are a registered BAS Agent. BAS Reporting is included in our Gold Books Pack or can be used a stand alone bookkeeping service. We offer both monthly BAS Reports and Quarterly BAS Reports. Feel confident that we will make sure your GST and PAYG are recorded and reported correctly and on time as part of our BAS Agent Services for tradies. 

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Matthew Bice
Matthew Bice
2022-03-28
I’ve employed the services of Office shed for over a year now and it’s one of the best business decisions I made! Tamzin has been an integral part of my businesses growth, from scheduling jobs, answering the phone, replying to emails and even setting up fool proof systems using service m8, I’m no longer trapped in the office every night doing admin and can concentrate on what I’m good at, being on the tools! I would highly recommend office shed to any trade business in the service industry. Matt Bice - Owner of Bice electrical
Luke Hills
Luke Hills
2022-03-21
Great help for a small business!
Luke Hillier Plumbing
Luke Hillier Plumbing
2020-01-29
Great people that do a great job. Really help small business. Recommend highly.
Luke Cordony
Luke Cordony
2020-01-25
The team at Officeshed are great! The admin assistance has given me so much more time to work on my business. Highly recommend.
Matthew Attwood
Matthew Attwood
2020-01-25
Office shed is awesome I would recommend it to anybody who has a trade business...Office shed has help me on a daily basis to get my admin work done and bookkeeping, While I am on the on site, or out and see Clint’s..
Bryce Ireland
Bryce Ireland
2020-01-21
“We engaged Office Shed to help out with our admin and bookkeeping. Having Office Shed look after this has helped streamline those processes. Those tasks now get done faster improving our operation and meaning I can get on with other things like sales and marketing and doing more jobs. Lucinda takes the time to really understand our business and is eager to help out any way she can. Office Shed know how tradies work and I would recommend anyone who does their own paperwork to give them a call!”
Jared Campbell
Jared Campbell
2020-01-21
I came here for a book keeping service and got a business streamlining service. The team regularly go above and beyond to make sure my business is running smoothly. After teaming up with Office Shed my time has been freed up to focus on other areas of my business.
Matt Carter
Matt Carter
2020-01-20
Jay and her team are great at taking care of our bookings and liaising with our real estates so nothing gets missed now!!
Daniel Yates
Daniel Yates
2020-01-15
Jay and her team have been taking care of my plumbing admin over the past 5 months, they have been very responsive to my requests and provide a high level of service day in day out. Thank you team Office Shed.

Bookkeeping FAQs

  • Why use a bookkeeper?

    Bookkeepers tend to be much cheaper the accountants and are expert at the time-consuming task
    of reconciliation. They can also help with other aspect of your accounts such as payroll, debtor
    management, Creditor management and So are BAS Agents.

  • How much does Bookkeeping cost?

    The cost generally depends on the scale of your business and who you engage to do your books. At
    Office Shed we deliver our booking service via a weekly retainer. The cost is dependent on how many
    accounts you have and also what bookkeeping task you need us to do for you.

  • What are the bookkeeping services?

    We can help with the full range of bookkeeping service such as daily reconciliations, debtor
    management, creditor management, payroll, we will send you weekly report and we are a BAS agent
    so will prepare and lodge your BAS file directly to the ATO.

  • Are your bookkeepers qualified?

    Yes, all of our bookkeepers a fully qualified with either Cert 4 or degree qualified. We even have
    fully qualified accountants in our team. They are also highly experienced.

  • Is your bookkeeping team based in Australia?

    Yes, all our team are full-time employees based in Australia. All work is done in-house, and nothing is
    outsourced overseas.

  • Why use a trades and service specialist bookkeeper?

    Because not only have years of experience working with Tradies and thus understand the intricacies
    of a trades-businesses book. We also know and understand Tradie job management apps, so we are able
    to go into these platform sand retrieve information when required, saving you the time in having to
    do it yourself and then send to an untrained bookkeeper. This not only saves you time, but money as well.

  • Can you do payroll?

    Yes, we manage payroll for many of our clients and we are highly experienced. We will manage time-sheets and pay your team as well as sub-contractors for you.

  • How often will you look at my account?

    Our bookkeepers are trained to look at your books every day. At the very least, you booked will be
    looked at every 2 days. Gone are the days of using bookkeepers who only look at your book once a
    month and charge you a high hourly rate.

  • What does outsourced accounting mean?

    Outsourcing means that you’re hiring experts who will work remotely via cloud-based accounting
    platforms. These platforms are online and in real-time.  They update information immediatley, so you will find this a far more efficient method of doing your books?

  • What are the disadvantages of outsourcing financial record keeping?

    The disadvantages are that if you have questions, you have to lift the phone and call us, rather than
    just stepping into someone’s office. More importantly, the advantages are accuracy, speed,
    reliability and professionalism. You don’t have to train us in how the financials of your
    business operates, we’re already experts.

  • Why is bookkeeping outsourced?

    Handling your books can be done remotely, via cloud applications like Xero, and it’s usually not a
    full-time job. People like to outsource because it’s cheaper, measurable, and means they’re
    not having to deal with the hassles of yet another employee.