Bank Reconciliations

One of the most important things we do for you is ensure your bank account transactions which you or your bookkeeper have entered, reconcile with your bank statements.

Professional BAS Lodgement

It is important to remember that it is your responsibility to meet your obligations, even if you use us as your tax agent. We can help by contacting the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to discuss your situation.

Payroll Support

We are payroll specialists and can make sure your employees are being paid according to the correct industry award and the correct payments and leave allowances are made.

Accounting Software

We are accounting software advisors and sellers for the following programs

Qualifications

Bookkeeper Profile

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Registered BAS Agent

We are qualified to lodge BAS returns according to ATO business tax compliance legislation.
Harvest Bookkeeping Services regularly updates training and skills required to perform business tax compliance processes in compliance with ATO guidelines. You can count on us to keep you informed of the latest changes and updates concerning your business.

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Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Shaun McAtamney owns and operates Harvest Bookkeeping Services. Shaun has
more than 10 years' experience bookkeeping for small to medium sized business entities.



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Bank Reconciliations

Bank reconciliation is the practice of comparing your records against the bank records. A monthly reconciliation helps identify any unusual transactions that might be caused by fraud or accounting errors.
A regular review of your accounts can help you identify problems before they get out of hand.


Catch Fraud

One of the main things to look for is any sign of fraud.

  • Were legitimate transactions duplicated or changed, resulting in more money leaving your account?
  • Were cash or bank transactions carried out without authorization?
  • Are there unauthorized transfers out of the account, or has anybody made unauthorized withdrawals?

Prevent Problems

Reconciling your account also helps you identify issues that might need attention. For example, you might need to reevaluate how you handle cash flow and accounts receivable, or you might need to change your recordkeeping system and the accounting processes you use.

  • Know how much you really have available in your accounts
  • Avoid bouncing cheques (or making failed electronic payments) to partners and suppliers
  • Avoid bank fees for insufficient funds or going into lines of credit when you don’t really need to
  • Know if customer payments have bounced or failed and if any action is needed
  • Keep track of your outstanding cheques
  • Make sure everything is going into your accounting system properly
  • Catch bank errors

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BAS Lodgement

There may be a time when you're unable to lodge or pay the ATO by the due date. If you're having difficulty, we can help. Contact us as soon as possible before the due date and we will work with you to find a solution.
A penalty may apply if you fail to lodge on time, so even if you can't pay, let us help you lodge on time to avoid this extra cost.
Usually, if you can't pay by the due date, you can enter into a payment plan. Use the ATO's online payment plan estimator to work out a payment plan you can afford. You can also use it to find out how quickly you can pay off a tax debt and how much interest you’ll be charged. A general interest charge (GIC) will apply to any amount not paid by the due date.
Once you have worked out a suitable payment scenario based on your circumstances, you can use it as a guide to set up a payment plan.
Business tax law is constantly changing. The role of you play as a manager of your business is to devote your attention to the important areas of concern that apply to the overall running of your business.
Sometimes it's just good management to employ the services of a qualified bookkeeper (such as us) to take charge of the bookkeeping and office administration side of your business.
The choice is yours and you can get a free consultation and quote from us with no obligation. Contact us today.

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Payroll Support

Ensuring your employees get paid the correct amount and on time, makes them feel like they have a secure job. It also ensure they feel as though they’re respected, which ultimately increases their level of engagement with the work they do. In turn, this also increases employee satisfaction and decreases turnover – both of which lead to a higher level of service for your customers.
Australian State and Territory Revenue Offices frequently audit businesses to ensure that they’re complying with their requirements under the payroll tax legislation. If you are found not to be complying, you will be subject to penalties which interfere with your ability to serve your customers and earn a profit. It’s also important to consider the fact that even the time required in taking part in audits can be a challenge for most businesses. As a bookkeeping firm, we will work with you to ensure that you comply with the very latest payroll tax legislation. This can save you time and money
and also ensure that your employees value you as an employer who cares about making sure that they are paid fairly.


Ensure Your Business Complies with Payroll Requirements

To ensure you meet your obligations, you need to work with the experts in payroll compliance.
 Harvest Bookkeeping Servcies is 100% compliant with payroll and legislative obligations. We ensure that your payroll is up to date with the latest legislative changes. We make timely and accurate payments on your behalf and set up checkpoints to ensure your business is compliant with tax obligations. Additionally, honest but incorrect payments can and do occur; with many business owners thinking they’re doing everything the correct way. 
The above is particularly true when it comes to calculating the right pay amounts or even paying overtime correctly. Understandably, you’re an expert in your field; meaning that you should be focusing on what you do best – instead of worrying about payroll. We can streamline your payroll process to make it more efficient, further reducing your costs.

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BAS Agent

If you’re a business owner in Australia, you have to do “the BAS”. This involves calculating and reporting taxes like GST and Pay As You Go (PAYG - tax withheld from your employee’s pay). Most of us find them too complicated to do on our own and there are penalties if you get them wrong. I know business owners who have been fined for accidentally misreporting their BAS and it was not a good experience!
BAS agents are most commonly bookkeepers qualified to provide BAS services. Bookkeeping and BAS tie together perfectly – after all, your bookkeeper is doing the day-to-day recording of transactions and payroll calculations. Come reporting time, they’re already intimately familiar with your finances and are perfectly placed to prepare your BAS documents.


What's in it for you?

  • You get protection under the ‘safe harbor’ provisions in the Tax Administration Act 1953. This means if agent is responsible for making a mistake like forgetting to lodge a document on time, or making a misleading or false statement which causes a shortfall in tax, you may not be liable for administrative penalties the ATO can impose.
  • All BAS agents have professional indemnity insurance which provides important consumer protection. If the agent makes a mistake that costs you money, then you can make a claim to cover your losses. Obviously the agent also benefits!

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Shaun McAtamney

Hi, I'm Shaun McAtamney and I'd like to work with you to help you get the most out of your business.
When you contract me as your bookkeeper, you get the very best in business tax and bookkeeping services.
Please contact me for a free quote on bookkeeping for your business.


Shaun McAtamney