Registered BAS Agent
Giving you peace of mind and confidence to understand your numbers, enhance your procedures, and be compliant with Australian bookkeeping rules.
Are you looking for a qualified, professional bookkeeper in Queensland or Australia-wide?
Hi, I’m Andrea Restrepo. I am a Degree Qualified bookkeeper, BAS Agent, Business Advisor, and Founder of The Business Ally.
I first moved to Australia in 2013. When I started The Business Ally in 2014 I discovered just how varied and complex Australian small-business regulations can be. Aside from learning a new language, making new friends, and finding my way around, starting a new business to generate income for my family was an additional challenge.
As a result of my own personal experience, I was able to confidently navigate the Australian accounting rules, and I am now uniquely positioned to assist and empower you in establishing your own business while also ensuring that you remain compliant.
As a business owner, when you work with a skilled bookkeeper like myself, you will not only stay up-to-date with your compliance, but will also gain a better understanding of your finances, implement strategies for a positive cashflow and therefore more successful achieve your goals.
The Business Ally also offer services in Spanish through Emigrantes Emprendedores.
Andrea Restrepo, Founder
Qualifications & Certifications
Tax Practitioners Board Registered BAS Agent
Bachelor of Business
Cert IV Financial Services (Bookkeeping)
Xero Accounting Software
Intuit QBO Quickbooks Online
Our passion is to empower business owners by helping you understand the finances of your business to make strategic decisions for a stronger and more profitable business
We are driven by our values, giving meaning to everything we do.
We love working with small business owners who act in the best interest of everyone, and not just themselves. When we follow the rules and listen to recommendations from others with more experience, we can joyfully do the right thing and get the best results.
Understanding is the key to success. When you are clear about the local rules, your business, and your money, you will also enjoy peace of mind. Transparency allows you to stop worrying and focus on your goals instead.
When you realise you have so much more to offer to the world, you feel empowered to do it! Do not let impostor syndrome stop you from going after and getting the lifestyle you want.
Minimum BAS agent requirements
If you’re looking for a bookkeeper, make sure they meet the minimum BAS agent requirements.
A bookkeeper can apply to become a Registered BAS Agent, once they meet the high standards of registration including:
Professional code of conduct
A BAS Agent follows a professional Code of Conduct so you’ll know what to expect from them.
Breaches can mean huge fines or loss of registration. To ensure you are protected, the code covers the following five areas:
Honesty and Integrity
Acting honestly, complying with tax laws, dealing with money in a trustworthy manner.
Acting in best interest of client and managing conflicts of interest.
Look for the registered BAS agent symbol
As of 1 March 2018, the ATO has required bookkeepers providing a BAS service to be registered.
Don’t risk your business with an inexperienced bookkeeper. It can be expensive, emotionally draining, and unnecessary experience.
Have confidence, knowing your bookkeeper is qualified and registered.
“Ask for help. Not because you are weak, but because you want to remain strong.”
– LES BROWN
Professional Memberships and Certifications
We receive regular training, updates on GST, payroll and other relevant laws. Feel supported at all times knowing your bookkeeper is highly qualified and experienced.
We’re also certified in Xero and QuickBooks Online, which means that you are working with someone who knows the software inside out. Never feel stuck and overwhelmed with technology again.
Online Bookkeeping and BAS Services Australia
Are you ready to get started with a bookkeeper who understands, and can help you navigate complex bookkeeping rules?
Find out how we can help you today!