• ATO – Important Information for the Hair & Beauty Industry

    Posted on March 20th, 2014 editor No comments

    The Australian Taxation Office has released a statement relating to the latest crackdown for the hair and beauty industry. Starting from July this year, the ATO will be taking a closer look at the hair and beauty industry to make sure everyone plays fair & will be contacting those who are not paying the correct amount of tax or super entitlements.

    The ATO will identify these businesses by:

    • comparing businesses in the industry using the small business benchmarks
    • reviewing third party information, such as bank records, and comparing it to what the business reports
    • investigating information provided by the community, including employees
    • comparing income people report against assets they have purchased.

    The ATO recommends if you are within this industry to ensure you continue to keep your tax and super records up to date and correctly recorded, to reduce your chance of being contacted.

    If you believe you have made a mistake, or would like some further information, you can visit the ATO websites www.ato.gov.au/hairandbeauty and www.ato.gov.au/paysuper.

    Please do not hesitate to contact our office on 07 3847 9499 should you have any concerns or further queries.

  • The Arrival of Ethan Alexander Wheatley

    Posted on January 17th, 2014 editor No comments

    Ethan Alexander Wheatley was welcomed into the world on the morning of Melbourne Cup, 5th November 2013! Ethan was born at exactly 1.41am weighing in at just 3.14kg (approx. 7 pounds).

    A big congratulations from the team at A B Accountancy to Chris & Leisha on their new arrival! He is absolutely adorable!

    And for those who are wondering – we are also told Ethan’s hair is slowly attempting to turn a lovely red! Just like his Dad!

    Baby Ehtan

  • Meet the Candidates – South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce (SEBCC)

    Posted on September 10th, 2013 editor No comments

    AB Accountancy were lucky enough to be invited to the latest SEBCC meeting at the Colmslie Hotel in Brisbane. “Meet the Candidates” was an exciting morning for all invited with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as the guest speaker.

    Meet the Candidates photo

    Our Business Manager, Laurena Reissman, was one of three local business operators selected to discuss local business issues and concerns with 612 ABC Local Radio host, Steve Austin. Click here to listen to the Podcast!


  • Staff Member of the Year – 2013

    Posted on August 7th, 2013 editor No comments

    June 30th marks the end of the Financial Year and a time to recognise and acknowledge the contribution, support, dedication and commitment of the amazing group of people that make up team A B Accountancy.

    In recognition of this a BIG congratulations goes to Renae Robinson for winning A B Accountancy’s 2013 Staff Member of the Year Award!

    Smofty 2013 Renae Robinson


    Anne & Lorelle Team Recognition AwardIn addition to our Staff Member of the Year Award, this year there were two additional awards given as Team Recognition for two special staff members who year on year receive nominations in the categories of “Clever Person” and “Professional Person”. These were awarded to Lorelle Hitchcock and Clare Hooke.

    Anne & Clare Team Recognition Award

  • Business of the Month – South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce (SEBCC)

    Posted on June 7th, 2013 editor No comments

    AB Accountancy were lucky enough to be invited to speak as a Business of the Month for the South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce.  Laurena Reissman our Business Manager presented on behalf of our team on the topic of using business tools like Xero to improve business performance.

    As well as hearing about the ways in which to improve processes and performance, each of the guests on the morning received a very special gift bag full of ABA and Xero goodies – and even a cup cake.  Needless to say we had a very attentive audience!


    Xero Packs - BOM June 2013

  • Thank You to our Valued Clients and Associates!

    Posted on July 5th, 2012 editor No comments

    The votes have been counted and thanks to your amazing support, A B Accountancy have been announced as a finalist in the category of Professional Services in the 2012 Quest Business Achiever Awards.

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for taking the time to vote for us this year and getting us one step closer to taking out the award.
  • Vote 1 – A B Accountancy !

    Posted on May 22nd, 2012 editor No comments

    Thank you for your support!

    In 2011, A B Accountancy was a Finalist in the Quest Business Achiever Awards for the category of ‘Professional Services’. This year we would love to go one better and take out the title & we need your help to do so!

    Quest Newspapers have commenced taking nominations for this year’s Awards & we would appreciate your support in nominating A B Accountancy in the category of Professional Services’.

    All you need to do is simply click on the ‘Vote for Us!’ logo below to nominate our business. 

    From there simply follow these few easy steps to place your vote:

    1. Type in our business name:      A B Accountancy

    2. Choose the award category:      Professional Services

    3. Fill in your details:     Your name, address, email & phone number

    4. Then press the green SUBMIT button. All done!

    Thank you, we appreciate your support.

    Vote for Us 2012

  • Thank You!

    Posted on March 21st, 2012 editor No comments

    We want to thank everyone who supported ‘Cate’s Team’ in the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run/Walk for 2012!

    As a result of the generous donations of our community ‘Cate’s Team’ raised $7,894 (and rising) towards Cate’s favourite charity, Mater Chicks in Pink. The funds raised provide practical and tangible support to breast cancer patients at the Mater while also investing in research to find a cure for future generations.

    Whether you realise or not, on Sunday you helped women with breast cancer by making their journey a little bit easier. As Cate said not 10 months ago, “There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to support those girls – they’ve been so wonderful to me”.

    After completing the run on Sunday, 11th March ‘Cate’s Team’ was awarded as the highest fundraiser for the year and we were privileged to have Natalie, Cate’s daughter, collect the trophy for our team on the day. ‘Cate’s Team’ raised $7,894 of the total $34,860, nearly 23% of the entire funds raised in 2012. In addition to the generous donations, we had a phenomenal turn out of people who came in support of our Cate, with 40 plus runners and walkers participating in the team.

    Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to help make ‘Cate’s Team’ a success – we could not have done it without you.

    Kind regards,

    Anne and the Team at A B Accountancy

  • Join Cate’s Team to support ‘Chicks in Pink’

    Posted on December 8th, 2011 editor No comments

    Many of you would have heard the sad news that our much loved Cate (Cathy) Molloy lost her battle with breast cancer on the 21st October this year.

    We were overwhelmed by the response received. So many of you were asking “Is there anything I can do to help?” Well there is!

    Join us for the International Womens’ Day Fun Run/Walk as part of ‘Cate’s Team’ on Sunday the 11th of March 2012 at 7am to raise funds for Cates favourite charity, “Chicks in Pink” who provide support to those diagnosed with breast cancer. Last year Cate who was still undergoing treatment at the time, surprised herself by running most of the 5km.

    Just 6 months ago Cate said “There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to support those girls – they’ve been so wonderful to me”.

    And to the men out there, this includes you too! Even though the event is for International Women’s Day anyone who can help raise funds by participating is encouraged to take part (though you won’t be eligible for any of the prizes).

    The course is an easy 5kms from Southbank through the Botanical Gardens and there are as many walkers as runners and plenty of strollers. There is even a 12 week ‘Beginners Training Program’ if you want to get serious (Refer to the link below). For those who would prefer to park at our office in  Stones Corner, we will be organising a bus to and from the event.

    We want to have as many people as possible registered before Monday 13th  of February, 2012 so  that our team bibs will be printed with ‘Cate’s Team’ but why not register now and you’ll be in the running for the early bird prize of a pair of Bakker Diamond earrings.

    We can organise registration  for you, just give Bella a call on 3847 9499 or email her on bella@abaccountancy.com.au . If you cannot take part,  you can donate online and all the links and information you need are set out below.

    The early bird entry fee is just $30.00. This increases to $35.00 on the 9th of January, 2012 and to $42.00 on the 27th of February, 2012. So please participate or donate, and feel free to pass this on to your friends. Chicks in Pink are a very worthy cause and we want ‘Cate’s Team’ to be the biggest fundraiser on the day.


    View the below links for access to the donation page, course map and training guides

    To make a donation click HERE

    To view the course map click HERE

    to access the Beginners Training Guide click HERE

    Key Dates for registration to be part of ‘Cate’s Team’

  • Help us save a tree…. say YES to electronic mail!

    Posted on November 22nd, 2011 editor No comments

    We at A B Accountancy are taking steps towards going green and would like to give you the option of receiving all of your correspondence from us via email.

    Just imagine how much time and space you will save by receiving all of your correspondence from us electronically….

    • Time saved collecting, opening and filing mail.
    • No more envelopes, which means one less item to throw into the rubbish bin.
    • No more paper cuts trying to open envelopes.
    • The physical space you will save if you don’t have to manually file away hard copies of your documents and reports. You can simply save them all in a file on your hard drive.
    • Looking up your records at the click of a mouse as opposed to searching through filing cabinets.

    These are just some of the benefits of receiving all of your correspondence from us electronically, while helping to save a few trees!

    Send us an email on bella@abaccountancy.com.au  if you would like to receive all of your correspondence from us electronically.

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