small business accounting specialistsA small business is completely different to a mid sized to large business. Larger businesses have the luxury of having staff able to specialise in each of the functions of a business. Typically small businesses have one or two persons who have to be:

  • the owner – carrying the risk and the reward of the business
  • the visionary – seeing the destination of the business
  • the general manager – driving the business to that destination
  • the operations manager – making sure that the business is doing what it must to provide goods and services
  • the marketing manager – deciding on the products, the pricing, the target market and the sales channels
  • the sales manager – driving sales
  • the administration manager – ensuring that the business complies with all its legal requirements
  • the human resources manager – employing and training staff and resolving disputes
  • the finance manager – providing the financial route map for the business and applying for loans to ensure that the business has the funds required
  • and, very often, the bookkeeper

It is not possible for one, two, or even three individuals to handle all of these functions. Even with all the knowledge and expertise, there are not enough hours in the day – especially when the managers are also the main workers.

This is why we are small business accounting specialists

Gregory Beattie - small business accounting specialistAstrolabe Accountancy is a small business itself, and we know how frustrating it is to have to deal with a large organisation and to struggle to find someone who can answer your questions. At Astrolabe Accountancy we have a small team and you can count on always dealing with the same person.

We believe that your time is too valuable to be spent on administration tasks such as business activity statements. As far as possible we automate the bookkeeping for you, using cloud solutions such Xero, BankLink and Receipt Bank. If you have an existing system we can work with it, or we can suggest something better.

Astrolabe Accountancy has partnered with a range of other small business specialists to provide you with the expertise you need. Whether you need business finance, management consulting, bookkeeping, human resources or online presence, professional help is available.

Remember, at Astrolabe Accountancy we put your interests first. We do not believe in increasing complexity to justify higher fees – simplicity is usually the best option for a small business. We can help you with partnerships, companies, trusts and self-managed superannuation funds – but only if there is going to be a clear advantage to you.

The small business accounting specialists

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Business supportBusiness – Tax and accounting solutions for businesses, including bookkeeping solutions, support for internal finance staff and income tax and activity statement preparation


GrowthStart-ups – Starting your own business? Come to us for advice and assistance in preparing a business plan and registering your business with government


Asset-ProtectionStructures and Asset Protection – Sole trader? Partnership? Company? Family trust? Or a combination of these? The best solution depends on your circumstances and plans. We can advise on and set up the best structure for you.



Exit Strategies – Eventually the time comes when you wish to disengage from your business, either to pass control over to the next generation or to sell it for the best price. We can help you achieve your goals.



Small business accounting specialists love Xero!

Astrolabe Accountancy is a Certified Partner of Xero. Xero is a simple, smart and secure online accounting system, designed for small businesses.