About Irena

MYOB Bookkeeping expertsLocal Sydney Bookkeeper Irena Mckenzie and her daughter Amanda Mckenzie and their fast growing team of experienced highly trained local bookkeepers have spent many years working inside some of Sydney’s most successful businesses.  Irena has run her own string of suburban small businesses and understands at a deeper level what it takes to grow a business successfully and within budgets.

Irena is supported in her fast growing business by her very capable daughter Amanda McKenzie. Amanda has a Masters in Management from the prestigious Macquarie Graduate School of Management, and is embarking on a Master of Professional Accounting from Sydney University. Together they are a formidable family team and all things bookkeeping services are easily taken in their stride.

Amanda has developed a very deep specialisation with XERO and its major modules. She has converted quite a few clients from both MYOB and Quickbooks Online to XERO and vice versa. She is also a BAS Agent and a XERO certified partner.

We work with businesses of all sizes. Currently in our portfolio, we support businesses ranging in size from 4 people to over 200 plus, across many industries. 

An interesting and dynamic area in which we have developed quite a strong and deep expertise in, is the tricky area of Legal Bookkeeping Services or Legal Trust Accounts. 

So if you are a solicitor in Sydney, and are having issues with your Leap Legal Software, please feel very free to give us a call.

When you contact Irena and Amanda, you can be assured that you are in great hands and are dealing with a very resourceful team of professionals . Some of the qualities you will find when dealing with them are:

While working with you, Irena and Amanda will automatically with your permission, help streamline and put in place systems that will enable your business to operate at a higher tempo. With many working years in small business, they both have a great eye for spotting common mistakes that busy and stressed business owners often overlook.

Basic bookkeeping is one of the universal realities of being in business in Sydney Australia!

Along with marketing, networking and website maintenance, keeping the books in efficient working order is one of those universal jobs that if left by the wayside can really cause great harm to a business. So it makes sense to engage assistance to do basic bookkeeping. But exactly what services can you expect them to provide?

We look at the 5 core roles of a good bookkeeper that will benefit you greatly.

Keep your day-to-day finances organised

Knowing your cash flow requires knowing what is coming into to your business and what is going out on a regular basis. This means keeping track of your company’s daily accounting matters and this can be time consuming, frustrating or downright impossible depending on how little you understand about the process. Outsourcing to a bookkeeper means you get someone who is always looking after this aspect of your business so that you can focus on others.

Implement systems that make your accounting role easier

A good bookkeeper will assess your current accounting system and what improvements can be implemented that will allow things to flow more smoothly within the business. Plus, it ensures that you are able to share the information your bookkeeper needs in a more efficient manner.

Sound budgeting facts

You need a firm understanding of what can be considered investments, what are expenses, which invoices have not been collected, which bills to pay as well as which ones can be delayed, among other things. Having a bookkeeper means having someone on your side who has this knowledge. It also means having someone who can help you understand what proper budgeting means and how to implement it.

Generate reports as needed (using your company data)

Financial reports will be important from time to time. These may be needed at the end of an accounting period, for tax purposes, when seeking a loan or when approaching a possible investor. Part of a bookkeeper’s role is to generate such reports from the company data you would have already provided. Also, he or she would also save you the hassle of updating said data if that needed to be done before running the report.

We love the concept of Key Performance Indicators or KPIs as they are most commonly referred to.  All businesses large and small should have KPIs that they work towards, every day. It will and should be a catalyst for your business growth

Here is an excellent video from XERO on the topic.

Helps save money

The advice, increased efficiency and overall expertise that come from using a bookkeeper will almost certainly save you money. In addition to this, you will spend less on an outsourced bookkeeper than you would spend on a permanent accounting employee. A bookkeeper therefore helps you save by showing you how to spend less and by costing you less overall.

These are not the only roles a bookkeeper plays. In fact, being a good bookkeeper can encompass many aspects.  Here at Irena’s Bookkeeping we provide a complete service and are keen to assist you solve your bookkeeping and accounting problems.

Call us today to discuss (02) 9011 5337 or 0408 340 695