Qualifications and History
On The Tools Bookkeeping are a Registered BAS Agent and bookkeeping service to clients on-site and off-site in Narrabeen and Northern Beaches area, as well as online remote bookkeeping using the cloud to any location.
Terri Wilson, The Tradies Troubleshooter
Hi I'm Terri, the owner of On The Tools Bookkeeping. I am a bookkeeper and BAS Agent specialising in bookkeeping for building and construction, and trades. All my clients know me as "the Tradies Troubleshooter" because of my expertise in finding solutions for tradies and their businesses.
With a husband, son and many friends who are tradies with small businesses of their own, I have a true understanding of the frustrations Tradies face with their day to day paperwork.
I have over 20 years experience working with landscapers, plumbers, electricians and builders and have an in depth knowledge of the Building and Construction industry reporting and compliance requirements.
My passion is creating order out of chaos and watching my clients businesses grow.
- Diploma of Business Administration
- Cert IV in Bookkeeping
- Cert IV in Accounting
- Xero Certified Advisor and Partner
- ReceiptBank Partner
- Member of The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
- Member of the Australian Bookkeepers Association
Big week on the tools?
Big weekend planned.. doing your paperwork?
I founded On The Tools Bookkeeping ~ the Tradies Troubleshooter because I know you would rather spend your spare time and weekends surfing, fishing, working on your car, camping, hanging out with your mates, family and better half; whatever it is that you really love to do!
Your expertise is trades and construction industry and my expertise is to help you get on top of your paperwork, get your BAS done each quarter and take care of payroll, so you can sit back and have peace of mind. Sound like a good trade? If the answer is "yes" then contact me to book in your free Business Health Check.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Australian Bookkeepers Network (ABN)
The Australian Bookkeepers Network has been renowned as innovative industry leaders since 2001! We provide unique support tools, resources and a network of experts that enable bookkeepers to make well informed strategic business decisions and stay ahead in their industry.
Our team of research accountants, tax agents, accounting law experts and professional administrators is committed to the best interests of Australian bookkeepers. Maintaining professional standards, we strive to offer only the highest quality products and services.
How ABN Helps Your Bookkeeper
ABN has helped thousands of bookkeepers by offering guidance and the practical tools needed to run a successful bookkeeping practice. From engaging a client, to raising revenue, employing staff, whether you are a big business or small, ABN will help you achieve your professional goals.
ABN membership is open to bookkeepers at all stages of business, including BAS Agents and non-BAS Agents, and resources are distributed online giving you fast, easy access and the ability to extract the most out of your membership.
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping institute in the world. It promotes and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession, through the establishment of a series of relevant qualifications and the award of grades of membership that recognise academic attainment, working experience and competence.
The Institute’s objectives are:
- to promote bookkeeping as a profession
- to enable bookkeeping to gain recognition as an integral part of the financial profession
- to promote training in the principles of bookkeeping
- to improve the career prospects of its members
Consultation with commerce and industry has confirmed and amplified the Institute’s assessment of the need for qualified bookkeepers.
Registrations and Licenses
Tax Practitioners Board of Australia
The peace of mind of a regulated industry
As of March 1st 2010 the ATO regulated the bookkeeping industry. Now, all bookkeepers providing a BAS Service are required to register as a BAS Agent.
On The Tools Bookkeeping are a registered BAS agent.
The requirements of a BAS Agent are:
- Certificate iv in Financial Services – Bookkeeping or Accounting
- Member of a recognised Professional Association
- Over 1000 hours relevant experience
- Professional Indemnity insurance
- Ongoing Professional Development
What does that mean for you?
In the past, a bookkeeper was able to complete a MYOB or Quicken course and start charging for their services. Unfortunately, due to their lack of experience, they often left a mess. The client could do nothing about it except find someone else who, hopefully, would be able to clean up the mess. It is a costly exercise both financially and emotionally.
Professional code of conduct
As a BAS Agent there is a professional Code of Conduct in relation to:
- Honesty and integrity
- Independence (acting lawfully)
Breaching the Code of Conduct can result in termination of the registration and Civil Penalties involving fines up to $137,500. At last there is something that can be done if you are left in a mess.
We are Registered BAS Agents so that may give you confidence in the numbers, but the On The Tools Bookkeeping believes that great bookkeeping is not just about getting the compliance right … it’s about troubleshooting for tradies!