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Professional Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Tailored to Small Businesses

Canberra Bookkeeping, Accounting and Tax Services

Learn more about your Canberra Accountant and Bookkeeping Team. Our team includes skilled tax accountants and bookkeepers who are experts in their field. Get in touch today!

Welcome to Shoebox Books & Tax, your reliable Canberra accounting firm dedicated to providing top-notch bookkeeping and accounting services for businesses big and small.

Navigating the unique challenges of the Canberra business landscape, we understand what it takes for Canberra based professionals from sole traders to growing companies, to achieve financial success. Our dedicated team in Canberra offers not just bookkeeping but also strategic business advice and tax planning to meet your specific business needs.

As experienced tax accountants, we understand the intricacies of financial management, serving a broad range of businesses in the Canberra region; we pride ourselves on our in-depth knowledge of Australian tax regulations and our commitment to keeping your financial records in impeccable order. Our goal is simple: to empower Canberra businesses to thrive by taking the guesswork out of bookkeeping, ensuring tax compliance and providing you with peace of mind.

Let us handle the numbers, so you can focus on what you do best – growing your business. See how a local Canberra bookkeeper can support you in reaching your business goals. Our services extend to both in office tax services and online tax services, providing versatility and convenience for your needs.

As expert tax accountants and tax agents, we specialise in a range of services, including tax returns, navigating complex tax law, and offering insightful financial planning. With some of the best tax accountants in the region, each tax accountant in our team is here to manage and interpret your financial data, ensuring you can confidently lodge tax returns and focus on the broader vision of your business.

Choose Shoebox Books & Tax for a partnership that brings reliable, professional, and tailored accounting solutions to your doorstep.

Get To Know Your Canberra Bookkeeping and Accounting Team

Our Bookkeeping Services

BAS Prep & Lodge

Simplify your Canberra business's tax obligations with our BAS Prep and Lodge service. We handle the complex paperwork, ensuring timely and accurate submissions. Trust us to keep you compliant and stress-free come tax time with our registered BAS agents.

Profit and Loss

Monitor your financial performance with precision through our Profit and Loss services. We meticulously track your income and expenses, providing you with reporting insights to make informed decisions and boost your profitability.

Data Entry

Efficient data management is essential for all businesses. Our Data Entry service guarantees that your records are organised, accurate, and up-to-date, freeing up your time to focus on growing your business.


Never worry about discrepancies in your financial records. Our Reconciliation service ensures that all your accounts and transactions are meticulously balanced, reducing errors and promoting financial clarity.

Invoice Matching

Make invoicing a breeze with our invoice matching service. We ensure that all invoices are accurately processed and matched with your financial records, maintaining consistency and accuracy in your financial documentation. Let us streamline your invoicing process.

Payroll Processing

Simplify your payroll with our expert Payroll Processing service. We handle all aspects, from calculating wages to tax withholding and payslip generation. Trust us to ensure your employees are paid accurately and on time while staying compliant with all regulations.

Industries we Serve in Canberra

  • Small to Medium Businesses
  • Tradies, Construction & Building Industry
  • Health & Beauty
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Real Estate
  • Education

Why Us?

Small Business Specialists

We understand the unique needs of the typical business owner. Our tax accountants also specialise in catering to any unique requirements offering tailored bookkeeping services that fit your budget and requirements.

Free Consultation

We offer a consultation for all potential new clients interested in any of the bookkeeping services offered at Shoebox Books & Tax.

Local Expertise

Our team is deeply knowledgeable about Australian tax regulations and local business practices, ensuring accurate and compliant tax returns, accounting and record keeping.

Time Savings

Free up your valuable time by entrusting us with the time consuming financial details, allowing you to focus on growing your business.

Peace of Mind

With our bookkeeping services, you can be confident that your financial records are in safe hands, reducing errors and minimising financial stress.

Affordable Service

We offer competitive pricing without compromising on the quality of service, making professional bookkeeping services accessible to medium and small businesses.

Pricing structure

bookkeeping services

Add to your package

Payroll Processing

Let us do just the compliance work of payroll, or do it all
  • Payroll reports
  • Income Statements prepared
  • Wages Reconciliation
  • Income Statements finalised with STP
  • Superannuation Reconciliation
AUD + GST per employee

Payroll one-offs

  • Time & Attendance Software

    Set up, 2 hours of training and integration into accounting software
    • Recommended for food & bev and retail industries
    AUD + GST
  • Payroll Set Up

    To set up of your preferred software's payroll centre, STP connection and superstream
    • For up to 5 employees
    AUD + GST
  • Workers Compensation Annual Return

    AUD + GST

Accounts Payable

Who do I owe money to?
  • Learn to Track Your Payables

    We'll set up and train you in the use of receipt tracking software, to help collate your invoices and bills
    • Includes 2 hours of training
    one off AUD + GST
  • Entering Your Payables

    Entering all your bills. Be sure to know what you owe to who by having us enter all your bills before you pay them
    • Includes receipt tracking software subscription
    • If you are in Food & Bev, you MUST use this package
    per month AUD + GST
  • Paying Your Payables

    Yes, we can pay your bills for you! We'll send you a report monthly and you decide what to pay.
    • Includes entering your bills
    • You must provide your bookkeeper with internet banking individual login details
    per month AUD + GST
  • Job Tracking

    Tracking the money you spend per job can make or break your business.
    • Involves job allocation
    • Includes entering your bills
    per month AUD + GST
  • Stock Control Set Up

    For Retail and Food & Beverage, it's important to track your stock; track your most popular items and know your margins on these.
    • Set up of industry specific software add-ons and training
    • Includes 2 hours of training
    one off AUD + GST

Accounts Receivable

Do you need us to track who owes you money?
  • Track Your Income

    Set up and monitoring of invoice reminders with accounts receivable reports monthly.
    • Setting up & monitoring invoice reminders
    • Accounts receivable report monthly, so you can chase those that still owe
    per month AUD + GST
  • Quotes & Invoices

    On the road too often and can’t get your quotes out? We’ll prepare you invoices and quotes through a voice app on your phone.
    • Quote Preparation
    • Invoice Preparation and Monitoring
    per month AUD + GST
  • Debt Collection

    Includes debt collection software subscription, set up and maintenance.
    • Talk to your bookkeeper about a more detailed quote
    per month AUD + GST

Add-on Services

Make your life easier with optional add-ons
  • Cloud Software Set Up

    AUD + GST
  • Bookkeeping Health Check

    We’ll check your software file & make sure everything is working properly
    AUD + GST
  • Change monthly data entry to weekly

    Weekly data entry
    per month AUD + GST
  • Training

    Minimum 2 hours
    AUD + GST
  • Check & Lodge

    We’ll check your bookkeeping skills & lodge your BAS
    per month AUD + GST
  • Catch up work

    When you are more than one year behind
    per hour AUD + GST
  • GST Registration

    AUD + GST
  • PAYGW Registration

    AUD + GST
  • Rental property schedules

    per property AUD + GST
  • EOFY account checks

    Let us check your bookkeeping skills before you send it to your accountant. We'll let you know what to fix to save you on accounting fees.
    per hour AUD + GST
  • E-Commerce Platforms

    (i.e., Square, Shopify, PayPal, Stripe)
    per platform AUD + GST
  • Business Line of Credit / Business Loans

    per loan AUD + GST

accounting software

Already have software, or need it?
Our Shoebox Bookkeepers & Accountants are trained in MYOB, Quickbooks Online and Xero. Talk to your local Shoebox Bookkeeper or Accountant about the best software for your business needs. At Shoebox Books and Tax, we understand that running a successful business requires attention to manage a myriad of moving parts, with financial management at its heart. One critical aspect of this financial management is bookkeeping. Efficient and accurate bookkeeping not only ensures your financial records are in order but also provides valuable insights that can drive your business's growth and success. Effective bookkeeping involves meticulously recording, tracking, and organising your business's financial transactions - from income to expenses, loans to investments. It forms the backbone of your financial health, providing a clear picture of where your money comes from and where it goes. However, bookkeeping can be time-consuming and complex, particularly as your business grows and transactions increase. That's where professional bookkeeping services come into play. At Shoebox Books and Tax, we offer professional, reliable, and tailored bookkeeping services. Our services are designed to free up your time, minimise errors, ensure compliance with financial regulations, and provide you with a clear and accurate understanding of your financial position. Whether you're a small business looking for basic bookkeeping assistance or a larger entity seeking comprehensive financial services, we have a package to suit your needs. Explore our range of services and find out how we can help streamline your bookkeeping and reporting processes, reduce your stress, and allow you to focus more on what you do best - running your business.