Kayel Bookkeeping provides a personalised service to small businesses, providing the day to day bookkeeping, payroll requirements and basic reporting needs. The relaxed and friendly service tailors the accounts to the individual requirements of each client while maintaining accounting standards. The work can be performed on or off site depending on the clients needs.

About Karen Louise

Karen is an accredited Accounting Technician and is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. Karen has a certificate IV in Financial Services and has 15+ years experience in bookkeeping in Australia and New Zealand.

“I was a bookkeeping student at high school and enjoyed the challenge of making the puzzle of debits and credits fit together to the Trial Balance stage. These years as a young teenager gave me a strong basis of understanding that I built on during my career in accounting.
After an interval of some years I returned to school in my early 20’s to further my study in accounting. Gaining great success in that class I went on to University to do part of a Degree in accounting. I started to work as a self employed bookkeeper for sole traders and small businesses – My “shoe box period” I call it now as most of my clients did just that, kept the paperwork in a box or a plastic shopping bag and brought it along to me to put together. At that point I hand wrote everything into a general ledger book, the computer, accounting programs and Excel have made things so much easier.

At 30 I decided on a complete change and went to Waikato University to complete a Bachelor of Social Sciences majoring in Women’s Studies. I enjoyed this immensely; it broadened my mind and world perspective. While at university I worked in the hospitality industry in small restaurants and bars as bookkeeper and payroll officer. After completing my degree I moved to Auckland where I worked in a manufacturing business as a bookkeeper, working my way up to office manager. I did the day to day book work, payroll, scheduling of work through the factory, pricing of the jobs and customer service as well as cash-flow forecasts and budgeting and working with the accountant to prepare the month end adjustments.

Since moving to Alice Springs I have worked in the car hire trade and in Aboriginal Community accounting before going into business for myself. I take all these skills and experiences into my work and aim to bring a level of professional bookkeeping into the small business community of Alice Springs.


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