A REGISTERED BAS AGENT provides a professional service
A Registered BAS Agent is the only type of bookkeeper who is legally allowed to charge you to prepare and lodge Business Activity Statement.
Kerri Minkie is a trusted bookkeeper for accountants, financial planners, small business operators and service-based professionals on the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and Byron Bay.
Kerri has been providing professional bookkeeping services for 18 years and holds the following qualifications:
- Tax Practitioners Board Registered BAS Agent # 27012006
- Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
- Diploma in Business Administration – with Distinction
- Diploma in Project Management
- Justice of the Peace (NSW)
- Xero Certified
Combining these with her sound business operations, finance and customer service skills acquired from over 25 years working in and managing small to medium office environments, Kerri is a sought after bookkeeper and business consultant.
Minimum BAS AGENT requirements
In order for a bookkeeper to submit an application with the Tax Practitioners Board, and become a Registered BAS Agent, they must first meet the following criteria;
A minimum of a Cert IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping or Accounting).
1,000 hours supervised experience lodging BAS during the past four years.
Minimum of $1,000,000 professional indemnity insurance.
Membership with at least one professional bookkeeping or accounting body.
Maintaining knowledge and skills, taking relevant courses and keeping up to date with laws.
Professional code of conduct
We are under a Code of Conduct. Breaches can mean up to $137,500 in fines and penalties. Or even loss of registration. The code covers five areas;
Honesty and integrity
Acting honestly, complying with taxation laws personally, trustworthy dealing with money.
Acting in the best interest of the client and management of conflict of interest that may arise.
Not disclosing information to a third party without client’s permission or legal duty to do so.
Taking reasonable care to ascertain client state of affairs and correctly apply GST and taxation laws.
Timeliness, professional indemnity insurance, and correct administration of laws.
Look for the Registered BAS agent symbol
As of 1 March 2010 the ATO regulated the bookkeeping industry. As a result, all bookkeepers providing a BAS Service must register.
What does that mean for you?
In the past, a bookkeeper could do an MYOB course and start charging for their services. Due to their lack of experience, they often left a mess. As a result, the client could do nothing apart from finding someone else to fix it. This can be expensive and emotionally draining.ning.
A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality. – Donatella Versace
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:
- promoting bookkeeping as a profession
- enabling bookkeeping to gain recognition as an integral part of the financial profession
- promoting training in the principles of bookkeeping
- improving 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.
Are you ready to start working towards your financial success today?
Your next step is to book a free Business Financial Success Plan session.