Questions Frequently asked of Orion Bookkeeping

Why should a customer hire you over another service provider?

Tom has a Master’s Degree in Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and is an accredited BAS Agent by the Tax Practitioners Board. Tom has 20 years’ experience working as a corporate accountant and has managed accounts departments and payroll. We use Xero and MYOB.

What experience, skills, qualifications or training do you have to make you the right person for the job?

Tom has a Master’s Degree in Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and is an accredited BAS Agent by the Tax Practitioners Board. Tom is very experienced in bookkeeping and preparation of BAS returns and other statutory reporting such as PAYG, superannuation and payroll tax. Examples of businesses Orion Bookkeeping service: • Car repairer • Holiday tour operator • Online retail business • Cleaner • Construction business • Newspaper • Real estate agent • Restaurant • Health care manufacturer • Gardening product manufacturer • Government service provider • Web designer • Marketing agency • Major supplier to e.g. Bunnings • Shop owner

Is there a particular aspect of your trade or industry that you specialise in?

• Bookkeeping • BAS Returns • Accounts setup • Accounts reconciliations • Bank reconciliations • Fixed Assets • Accounts receivables • Accounts payables • Journal Preparation • Payroll • Payment Summaries • PAYG • Management accounts

How do you normally charge for your service?

Initially we charge per hour. This is to get an understanding of your business and your specific needs. It also gives you a chance to evaluate our services and give us feedback on the job performed. We can then discuss a pricing model that suits your needs.

What makes your pricing competitive?

We don't compete solely on price. Tom is highly qualified with 20+ years experience in all aspects of accounting and payroll. Our customers get very high value services.

Are there any special offers you would like to offer to Orion Bookkeeping customers?

We offer Orion Bookkeeping customers a free consultation to make sure your bookkeeping needs are met. We then offer the opportunity of an hourly rate or for value pricing. Value pricing is done before performing the service and priced based on your perceived value. The advantages with value pricing are: * Removes the constraint of time on profits * Incentivises all to improve efficiency and productivity * No surprises for you, the client * Eliminates the friction to collaborate.

How can a customer save money before you start the work? Please give 3 tips

A customer can save money by having their invoices and other paperwork organised and easily accessible. It is also helpful to print bank statements before a visit. A customer should prepare questions before a visit to speed up the visit. All these tips will save time and money for the business.

What are the typical things that you need to know before you can provide a quote to a customer?

The size of the company and an estimate of the quantity of invoices. Also how many employees the business employs. What needs to be done; Bookkeeping only or also BAS returns and payroll?

Are you an insured business and do you guarantee your work?

Orion Bookkeeping Pty Ltd has a Professional Indemnity Insurance. That is a requirement for registration as BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

What makes you the most reliable and trustworthy person for the job?

My qualifications and long experience guarantees a high quality job. I am passionate about bookkeeping and will do everything to make sure Orion Bookkeeping is highly recommended by my customers. Orion Bookkeeping is a proud member of Bribie Island and Caboolture Chamber of Commerce.

What questions do customers commonly ask and how would you answer them?

What services we offer and the price. I answer their questions with the facts and explain in detail so my customers understand.

What questions should a customer ask to hire the right service professional?

They should ask for qualifications and experience. These two factors are of paramount importance to making sure a customer get a qualified bookkeeper. Pricing is of course important but not the most important factor when hiring a bookkeeper.

What do you like most about your job?

Meeting dedicated business owners and being able to help them focusing on their business. They are best at running their business and should let a professional bookkeeper take care of their books.

How did you decide to get into your line of work?

My qualifications and long varied experience in the field made my decision easy. I have the knowledge and passion and wanted to run my own business in a field I feel very confident in.

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Contact Us

24 Plymouth St,
Banksia Beach, Bribie Island 4507
07 3408 6267
0421 474 892