CastleGate Law - Testimonial
As a sole director of a regional law firm, I’m very conscious of the need to have the proper business support, particularly in the areas of bookkeeping and trust accounting.
Since I outsourced those components of my business to ABBS, I feel as if these vital components of my business are in expert hands. I can relax knowing that it is all being done properly , efficiently and legally.
Rob’s expertise with running a business including his insight with managing employees, his ready availability for a discussion at any time on any business matter, his advice and support, have been absolutely invaluable to CastleGate Law.
In addition, Janice from ABBS looks after my trust accounting through Leap with equal efficiency and expertise. She and Rob make a great team for any law firm. Not only do I feel like I’m sharing the considerable burden of running a law firm, but I feel like in Rob I have someone on my side as a business owner. This is because of his implicit understanding of business matters, his encouragement and support.
For all these reasons I cannot recommend ABBS highly enough as additions to any law firm or business partner.
Tekframe - Testimonial
Our company, TEKFRAME is a small to medium sized business.
We manufacture BlueScope Truecore high tensile light steel framing for both residential & commercial builds.
Apart from Steve the director & myself, we normally employ around 10 in the factory.
All other operation of our business we outsource and that includes our bookkeeping to Rob Boon.
Rob, has been a total asset to our business, allowing us the time to run the business while he takes care of organising the weekly payroll, BAS & all the other bookkeeping requirements. Rob makes us feel that he is available 24/7 to take our call should we have an issue that needs resolving and also the same for our staff.
Rob, goes above and beyond in the most professional manor but still managers to put a smile on my face every time. Thanks Rob for taking care of all those worries, we feel very confident and relaxed knowing that part of the business is in such good hands.
Simply Awesome Electrical - Testimonial
I run a small electrical contractors business and have been since Feb 2017.
In the early days I was trying to do my accounts and Bookkeeping myself with Xero and got into a horrible mess – and then along came my knight with his shining keyboard, Rob Boon. He took us on and we migrated to MYOB which was a bit of a learning curve for me, but I trusted Rob’s judgement and wasn’t disappointed.
Fast forward to 2020 – we have been able to focus on our growth without the distraction of the bookkeeping. Payroll has been added to the services Rob provides as our growth has meant we could commit to an apprentice to help with the extra workload and provide training for future tradesmen.
At first glance, the average joe would think the bookkeeping side of a business is easy – buy stuff, sell a service or product, invoice and it’s all done. Well, I discovered that wasn’t the reality. Rob and his team make that soooo much easier for us. We use an accountant Rob recommended to us as the two jobs are quite different – I see that now and have confidence that I can sleep at night knowing my business is in very safe hands.
If you don’t use Rob from ABBS for your bookkeeping, quite simply, you don’t know what a premium service you’re missing.
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In the early 2000’s Rob Boon was offering one of the very few non-accredited courses in bookkeeping before the launch of the official training courses and qualifications.
In 2005, the ATO researched the Australian bookkeeping industry. The findings of this research were published in the Australian Financial Review in 2006. That report identified that up to 90% of Australian bookkeepers were not competent in performing the tasks that they were charged to deliver and held no formal qualifications in their chosen field. This finding, of course, was not surprising, because at the time there were no training packages or qualification courses for bookkeepers. As a result of this, the first financial services bookkeeping course and qualification, FNS40207 was launched in September 2007 intending to change this situation, and this is now happening.
Contribution to Training
In February 2010, immediately after the introduction of the TASA Act 2009, Rob accepted the role of creating a financial services department and a Certificate IV bookkeeping course with a Registered Training Organisation. Soon after the courses grew to include Certificate IV accounting and Diploma of Accounting with thousands of enrolments in all Australian states. He took great pride in the bookkeeping standards he encouraged his students to adopt and the support he provided to them and the quality of the course graduates. In mid-2010 he registered as a BAS Agent under the TASA act with the Tax Practitioners Board.
Creation of ABBS Group
The next step has been to create a national group of Australian bookkeepers who have the necessary knowledge and skills to provide clients with a quality of service that is hard to match by a bookkeeper working on their own. The ABBS group is committed to further learning and the development of the knowledge and skills of each group member. Rob also provides a mentoring program for group members working toward their own BAS agent registration as required by the Tax Practitioners Board.
If you need a bookkeeper that is guaranteed to be competent in working with your business, then talk to Rob, and he will ensure you do not run afoul of all of the compliance issues and bookkeeping standards that a business needs to meet.