Bookkeepers Hobart

Are you looking for a bookkeeper in Hobart? We understand that the backbone of every successful small business is effective financial management. our team is here to help you gain clarity, control, and confidence over your finances. Let us take the stress out of your financial management so you can focus on what you love. 

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Bookkeeping led by Experts

Our clients are assigned a dedicated bookkeeping team led by a qualified accountant to ensure the highest standard of accuracy and compliance.

This approach means your business benefits from expert financial oversight, combining meticulous bookkeeping with a broader outlook on your business’s financial performance.

Schedule a free discovery call to learn first-hand how our team can not only save you time but also provide insights that will unlock your business’s potential.

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Our Bookkeeping Services

We offer complete bookkeeping services that are tailored to fit the unique needs of your business.

Our team is here to simplify your financial tasks, freeing you up to focus on growing your business instead of drowning in paperwork.

We can help you:

  • Reconcile your bank, loan and credit card accounts in Xero
  • Enter your bills for payment
  • Enter your sales invoices
  • Help you manage your cash flow
  • Prepare custom management reports
  • Prepare your Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  • Prepare your Taxable Payments Annual Reports
  • Create a Xero file and work papers that your accountant will love
  • Work with your accountant to get the best outcomes for your business
  • Advise on best practice bookkeeping and process improvements
  • Xero Training and Support
  • Provide phone and email support

Book a free discovery call today to explore how we can help elevate your financial management.

We Offer Rescue Bookkeeping for Overwhelmed Clients

If your financial records are a mess or you’re struggling to keep up, Heart Bookkeeping has the solution. 

Our rescue bookkeeping service is designed to bring order to chaos, handling everything from backlog issues to compliance challenges. 

We aim to not just tidy up your books but to set you on a path to straightforward, stress-free financial management. 

With our team’s support, you can regain peace of mind and turn your focus back to leading your business forward.

Looking for more than just bookkeeping?

At Heart Bookkeeping, we recognise that your business needs might stretch beyond conventional bookkeeping. 

That’s why we offer a variety of services designed to support the broader aspects of your financial management:

At Heart Bookkeeping, we get that payroll can become a headache you don’t need. 

We offer a streamlined solution to take the payroll hassle off your hands, making sure your team gets paid correctly and on time, every time.

Our approach not only reduces administrative burdens but also ensures accuracy and compliance with the latest regulations. 

Let us handle the numbers, so you can get back to what you do best.

Keeping up with the rules and paperwork for your business can sometimes feel like a maze.

At Heart Bookkeeping, we can provide up-to-date advice about your reporting obligations and requirements to ensure your business ticks all the right boxes with the ATO and other reporting bodies.

Whether you need assistance with your Business Activity Statements (BAS), Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting or Workers Compensation Actual Wages Declarations, we’ve got your back when it comes to compliance.

The Cashflow Project is a 12-month program designed to boost financial fitness for small business owners. 

We focus on developing a clear financial blueprint, crafting and implementing a cash flow strategy that aligns with your business goals, and setting up systems for effective finance management. 

The program emphasises financial mastery and encourages active participation and openness to constructive feedback, aiming to improve decision-making, profitability, and sustainable growth

If you believe this program is right for you, we offer free discovery calls to go further in-depth about what you’ll learn throughout the project so you can determine if it’s right for you.

Whether you’re new to Xero or seeking to maximise its potential, we provide setup, migration, and personalised training sessions. 

Our goal is to equip you with the skills to manage your finances efficiently, utilising Xero’s robust features to streamline your accounting processes and improve financial oversight. 

We offer the following courses:

If you have any questions or think one of these programs is right for you, we offer free discovery calls to help you find the right choice for your financial management needs.

Our Hobart Office

Our founder, Jaime Bates, loves the place so much she chose to make it her home! As well as servicing many clients in the wider Southern Tasmanian region, being able to work remotely with our clients means we also service Launceston, Devonport, Burnie and the North of the Tasmanian state.

Economic Features of Hobart:

Hobart’s economy benefits significantly from tourism. The city’s rich history, unique culture, and breathtaking landscapes draw visitors from all over the world. One of the most iconic attractions in Hobart is the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), a renowned art museum that has brought international attention to the city. The influx of tourists supports various businesses, including hotels, restaurants, tour operators, and souvenir shops.

Tasmania’s cool climate and fertile soil make it an ideal location for agriculture. The region is famous for its high-quality produce, including seafood, berries, wine, and dairy products. Hobart serves as a hub for food-related businesses, from gourmet restaurants to artisanal producers. The Salamanca Market, held every Saturday, showcases a wide range of locally sourced goods and attracts both locals and tourists.

Hobart boasts several world-class educational institutions, including the University of Tasmania. The presence of these institutions fosters a skilled workforce and drives innovation and research in various fields, such as marine science, agriculture, and environmental studies. Small businesses can tap into this pool of talent and collaborate with researchers and experts in their respective fields.

Hobart’s strategic location on the Derwent River makes it an important port for both domestic and international trade. The city’s port facilities handle cargo shipments, including exports of Tasmanian products like timber, minerals, and seafood. Small businesses involved in shipping, logistics, and international trade can benefit from the city’s well-developed infrastructure.

Tasmania has made significant strides in renewable energy production, particularly hydroelectric power. The state’s commitment to clean energy sources not only contributes to a sustainable future but also creates opportunities for businesses involved in renewable energy technology, consulting, and services.

Why Hobart Is a Great Place to Live and Conduct a Small Business

Hobart is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including Mount Wellington, pristine beaches, and picturesque waterways. Residents enjoy a high quality of life, with access to outdoor activities such as hiking, sailing, and wildlife watching. The city’s clean air and low population density contribute to a healthy and relaxing environment.

Despite its relatively small size, Hobart has a thriving cultural scene. The city hosts numerous festivals, art exhibitions, and live performances throughout the year. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Royal, and various art galleries provide ample opportunities for cultural enrichment.

For families, Hobart offers excellent educational institutions, both at the primary and tertiary levels. The University of Tasmania is known for its research excellence, and students have access to a wide range of programs and resources. This educational environment can be a valuable asset for small businesses, as it ensures access to a well-educated and skilled workforce.

Hobart’s local government and business support organizations provide a range of incentives and resources for small businesses. These include grants, mentoring programs, and networking opportunities to help entrepreneurs start and grow their ventures. Additionally, the city’s strong sense of community fosters collaboration and innovation.

Compared to larger Australian cities like Sydney and Melbourne, Hobart offers lower overhead costs for businesses. Commercial rents and property prices are more affordable, making it easier for small business owners to establish and maintain a physical presence in the city.

The thriving tourism industry in Hobart provides ample opportunities for small businesses in the hospitality, retail, and service sectors. With an increasing number of tourists visiting the city each year, entrepreneurs can tap into this market by offering unique and tailored experiences.

Hobart’s slower pace of life and emphasis on work-life balance make it an attractive place to live and work. Small business owners can enjoy the benefits of a less hectic lifestyle while still pursuing their professional ambitions.


Bookkeeping FAQs

We work on your business remotely using Xero accounting software. We are available by phone or email and we customise our bookkeeping solutions to meet the changing needs of your business. Our fixed fee pricing structure means no nasty bill surprises and ensures we’re always working hard to create efficiencies in your bookkeeping processes.

We understand that each small business owner is at a different stage in their business journey so we have packages that support you through each of these stages. Those ready to get on top of their cash flow struggles should check out “The Cash Flow Project”

Why pay for the time spent rather than the results achieved? We don’t charge an hourly rate, but instead provide you with a fixed fee solution so you know exactly what to budget for, providing you with cost predictability and removing the possibility of bill shock.

Fixed fees align our interests with yours as we have every reason to make your bookkeeping processes more streamlined and reduce the amount of time you spend on bookkeeping related tasks.

At Heart Bookkeeping we only use and recommend Xero online accounting software. Born in the cloud just like us, Xero provides small business owners with a user-friendly accounting experience and can handle all your day-to-day bookkeeping tasks as well as connecting with over 1,000 apps to simplify tasks such as payment collections, inventory, job management, CRM and more.

If you’re currently using another accounting software or struggling on excel, Heart Bookkeeping can get you set-up on Xero and transfer your important contact, payroll and other business information across so that you’re up and running in no time.

Yes we do! Depending on your learning style you can choose between two different delivery methods for your Xero training with us:

Self-Paced Online Xero Training ($49 per month):

This is an affordable option for those who want to get their head around the basics of using Xero.

Our training videos take you through the basics of each area of the Xero platform and give you access to downloaded checklists so you can ensure you’re on the right track.

We’re always adding new content to the training portal so you can build on your basic knowledge over time and gain confidence in the quality of your Xero numbers.

One-on-one Xero Training via Zoom or in person ($550):

This Xero training option is suited to those who want a customised approach to their Xero education.

It’s a way to fast-track your learning as we customise this training to focus on the areas that are relevant to your business and you can ask us questions that relate to your business and your Xero file.

You get 2 hours with one of our Xero certified gurus + up to one hour of additional phone and/or email support in the 2 weeks following your training session.

We also give you FREE access to our Xero Online Training platform for one month so you can access our downloadable checklists and additional training content.


We believe you get the best value out of working with us when we connect with your accountant so we’re all working together.

During the onboarding phase we reach out to your accountant to introduce ourselves and give them an overview of the services you’ve engaged us to deliver. We ask them to provide us with information that will help us do our job and that will ensure we provide them with a Xero file they’ll love.

We also touch base with them at key points in the year to update them on your business performance and get guidance from them on varying the business’s quarterly tax instalments you’re paying to the ATO if needed. After the end of the financial year we send them all the information we know they’ll need to get started on your tax and financial statements and make ourselves available for any queries they may have.

Coming from a public practice background, the leaders at Heart Bookkeeping have been on the receiving end of client and bookkeeper-prepared Xero files just like you, and know the difference a great bookkeeper can make to both your client and your accounting firm.

Heart Bookkeeping partners with responsive and proactive accountants and accounting firms to get the best outcomes for our mutual clients. Not only do we provide you with beautiful Xero accounting files and year end workpapers, we flag any changes in the client’s business that may require your advice and expertise. We also handle all your client’s Xero and transaction level queries so you have more time to spend on services such as tax planning and business structuring that will make a real difference to the lives of your client.

Find out how you can partner with Heart Bookkeeping here 

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