Bookkeeping services

We look after your online bookkeeping, so you have time to grow

Liston Newton Advisory
Liston Newton Advisory is rated 4.8 from 32 reviews

Let us look after your books

By trusting our meticulous bookkeepers to keep your cash flow in order, you’re setting yourself up for success and avoiding financial pitfalls long before they appear. As your dedicated team, it’s our responsibility to ensure you always have a clear and thorough understanding of your business’s financial position.

Creating and sending invoices
Automated bank feeds and reconciliation
Cash flow management
Payroll functions
Receipts and payments
Superannuation payments

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Our points of difference

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A wealth of experience

We've built a thriving financial firm for over 40 years, and we can show you how to create a successful business too. Benefit from our extensive experience.

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Full range of service

Outsourcing your bookkeeping tasks is one part of successfully growing your business, and we can help you get all the other pieces in place too.

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Long-term client partnerships

We work with all our clients on a long-term basis. This gives us the in-depth knowledge of your business that we need to provide you with the best advice.

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Leading industry innovation

At Liston Newton Advisory, we embrace change and innovations in technology. We encourage our clients to make use of the latest cloud software.

Learn more about your business with our comprehensive guides

At Liston Newton Advisory, we take pride in helping business owners get more out of their hard work. Our downloadable guides can give you an in-depth look at strategies and technologies that will help your business grow.

  • Discover tax strategies and business structures available to you
  • Understand and apply new business management technology
  • Get in touch with us for information tailored to your business

Our bookkeeping team

Delegating your bookkeeping will give you back some of your precious time. The team at Liston Newton Bookkeeping can handle your manual financial tasks.

Your time is valuable, so spend it doing high-value work. Let us do your bookkeeping so you can focus on growing your business.

Our team can even travel to your premises to consult with you face-to-face. It's all part of our commitment to our clients.

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We have worked with Liston Newton's Accountancy and Advisory Team for over a decade. During that time, our business has grown substantially both organically and through purchases. This wouldn’t have been possible without Liston Newton Advisory to assist with our business planning, providing proactive advice and ensuring our accounts were always compliant in a complex and volatile industry.
Karsten Horne
CEO, Reho Travel
Liston Newton's Accountants analysed our financial and business situation and helped us implement strategies to improve our position. Their strategies turned our business from making a loss, to recording a 6-month net profit of 36 per cent. And we are now on track to show a 240 per cent increase in turnover over the next financial year.
Lisa Clarke
SL Constructions
Liston Newton helped us move our accounting over to Xero. Their Accountant managed the set up and training so we felt comfortable with the software. We now have all our processes streamlined which gives us improved visibility of our business performance. This has allowed us to open 2 more stores without a significant increase in administration effort.
Peter Luskan

Our method for business success

We have our own distinct methodology for helping you to grow your business. We call it Get Set, Get Moving, Get Free. Part of this process is automating your bookkeeping and manual accounting tasks to free up your time.

It is amazing how much of a difference this simple step can make to the efficiency of your business — no more long nights pouring over the books.

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Liston Newton is a fully certified Xero partner

Our bookkeepers and accountants are fully qualified and ready to advise you on your business.

Safeguard your business with a qualified Xero bookkeeper

That's time better spent on growing your business strategy. Let us help you move your accounting to the cloud so you can enjoy the latest in accounting automation and improved efficiency with Xero.

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Frequently asked questions

Should my business have a bookkeeper?

There are many signs that you should get a bookkeeper. Some of these signs are:

  • You are starting to fall behind with business transactions, paying wages, paying debtors and creditors.
  • You are falling behind with your ATO lodgement requirements, such as BAS, Annual Tax Returns, and PAYG Instalments.
  • Doing your business's bookkeeping takes up more than 5 hours per week.
What’s the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant?

A bookkeeper is someone who helps record day-to-day financial transactions, including:

  • Processing invoices
  • Processing wages
  • Processing payments
  • Accounts reconciliation

An accountant is a qualified person trained in analysing and preparing your tax obligations per all ATO legislation standards. Accountants provide additional services, including:

  • Tax advice
  • Tax planning
  • Superannuation advice
  • Succession and estate planning advice
What bookkeeping software should I use?

There are many different accounting software and systems that industries use, such as MYOB, Quickbooks, Banklink, and Xero, just to name a few. The best option for your business will depend on your situation.

However, many businesses are changing to Xero due to the need for businesses to be cloud-based. Online accounting software like Xero gives you live data that can be pulled from it at any given time, making it easier for you to make business decisions.

How do I integrate my business and accounting systems?

By using Xero accounting software, you can link together several business systems. These include point of sale, inventory management, and payroll systems. Xero can help small businesses or large businesses expand, regardless of their size.

We can help you connect your business to Xero and integrate all the necessary apps.

How much does bookkeeping cost?

Bookkeeping can vary in pricing quite dramatically as the duties performed by a bookkeeper can vary from someone just coming in a few hours a week to keep your records up to date to a full-time bookkeeper managing several different linked businesses.

You can find bookkeeping pricing information at Bigger Fish.

Will I lose control if I outsource my bookkeeping?

This is a common question from business owners. Once you engage external accountants and bookkeepers, you will no longer be hands-on with that aspect of the business. However, with regular meetings with your bookkeeper to discuss any issues and ongoing tasks, you will continue to feel in control of your bookkeeping.

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