Camvet Pty Ltd
Brendon Weeks, Director
Gavin and I are owners and operators of Camvet Pty Ltd Veterinary Practice in Laurieton. Until recent times we employed an office manager who was extremely diligent and worked for Gavin for many years, however shortly after she retired our accountant suggested that we move our accounts from MYOB to Xero. Although we were hesitant as we had only just transitioned to new staff and were still becoming familiar with the systems already ingrained, we took her advice.
Fortunate for us, our accountant recommended that we chose a bookkeeper of our choosing to help us set up Xero. Sarah was recommended to us by our Bank Manager and was preferable to us being from the local area.
Sarah came and spent one-on one time with me to set up Xero, to be honest I would not have stumbled through it on my own. The many complexities of payroll and Sarah’s vast knowledge and ability to research with accuracy not only helped us to set up Xero with the correct settings from day one, but also we were able to find many ways to improve what we had been doing to align with our obligations as employers. I now feel so much more comfortable knowing that our payroll is accurate and aligned correctly to the award conditions. Sarah’s extensive knowledge also extends itself right across reporting and taxation obligations and requirements.
Sarah’s training style was very hands on and encouraging. At every opportunity Sarah demonstrated and then encouraged to continue on with tasks to put new learnings to practice straight away.
I find Xero extremely intuitive but like many applications it is only as good as the information entered. To help with this, Sarah was able to create many rules within Xero to make daily processing easy, thus avoiding unnecessary time wasted entering the same data over and over again. Hours!! of time per week wasted on unnecessary data entry has been gained back and put to better use.
One of the great things about dealing with Sarah is that she makes herself available at the most flexible times. Plenty of times have I been working in the evening or on weekends and Sarah has often only been an SMS or email away.
I honestly don’t believe that we would have come so far so quickly with the transition to Xero without her. Sarah’s flexible teaching style and ability to adapt herself to ones own learning style is to be commended. Sarah is patient and realistic and is happy to revise information at any time. Sarah was the best investment we have made all year.
If you are considering using Xero or if you are already using Xero but would like to improve your processes, we highly recommend Sarah from Svelte Accounts.
J& M East Coast Constructions
Jarred Loveday, Director
In my business of buying and selling land and developments my bookkeeping needs can be quite involved. Sarah from Svelte Accounts quickly understood my business and from day one I was impressed with her professionalism and knowledge of Xero.
Sarah gave me great tips on using Xero and provided me with some training which I have found invaluable.
If you are looking for a bookkeeping service that is easy to contact with quick response times and very knowledgeable I recommend you give Sarah a call.
Raine & Horne Port Macquarie
Diane Deland, Principal/Licensee
Raine & Horne Port Macquarie has been using the bookkeeping services of Sarah Manderson for the last three years. The advice and assistance Sarah has provided has been a valuable asset to our business not to mention the ease in producing financial reporting monthly and annually. Sarah’s regular service to our company has been reliable and efficient with our accounts being accurate and up to date at all times. Nothing slips by Sarah. We have found her manner friendly and polite so much so she has become part of the R&H staff family. Thank you Sarah for your thoroughness and diligent work ethic and we would have no hesitation in recommending Sarah to other companies.
Camden Haven Community College
Joneen Troup, Manager
Sarah was recommended to our organisation by our auditor, when we required a bookkeeper. It was a great decision to contract Sarah as she has streamlined our bookkeeping processes and instigated a low risk, high quality, and efficient procedure for our accounting needs. We now lodge our BAS online, email payslips, import .aba files for quick bulk payments, have a customised invoice and process payroll quickly.
Kempsey, NSW 2440
Phone: (02) 6562 8788
Mobile: 0429 811 018
Saunders Taxi Services
Jeffery and Michele Saunders
We commenced our business 18 months ago and on the recommendation of our Accountant, engaged Sarah Manderson of Svelte Accounts to set up and help manage our MYOB system.
With the stringent record keeping that business has to comply with and the myriad of reports required by the government, the bank and accountant; Sarah was instrumental in guiding us through the use of MYOB. Her step by step explanation and exceptional knowledge of what is required and how to best use the various MYOB facilities is invaluable. We are still learning as there are many new features that come on board with MYOB. But for us, it is the sense of achieving confidence in mastering something that was totally foreign to us.
We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Svelte Accounts to anyone who requires a competent, knowledgeable bookkeeping service. We can also be certain that between visits if anything crops up, Sarah is but a phone call or email away.
Thank you so much Sarah.
Chief Executive Officer, Dana Clarke
It is an honour and a privilege to provide the following testimonial for Sarah Manderson.
Sarah came to this organisation at a time when we had struggled to replace a Financial Manager, and our financial systems were in a less than desirable state.
Introduced through our auditor Chris McGeoch, Sarah quickly established a stable structure with her comprehensive understanding of MYOB and sound accounting skills. Sarah initiated improvements to our financial process, reducing time and paperwork, by her focus on detail and immaculate record keeping skills.
She has been a valuable element of our organisation, and has supported us in our growth from 8 to 33 employees in the past 3 years, with an expansion from 1 to 3 locations. Her eye for accuracy and attention to detail has placed us in good stead for further growth and expansion.
Sarah is punctual, reliable, very professional and trustworthy. As an Aboriginal Foster Care Agency, Sarah has also exhibited high levels of confidentiality needed to maintain the safety and well-being of our foster children and has always worked in a culturally sensitive way and been respectful of Aboriginal people and our practises.
Sarah would be a wonderful asset to any service, and we will miss her, she is someone that I would not hesitate in recommending for anything she applies herself to.
Albury, NSW 2640
Engineering Services Australia
Greg Howard, Mechanical Engineer and Director
Until meeting Sarah I struggled trying to find the time to manage my own books. I tried purchasing software but still couldn’t find the time to input the data and record the bills. Worse still i often found myself 1000’s of kilometers away from the office for many months which meant that I had an awful lot of filing to do on return to the office. Now all I do is scan my bills and invoices to Svelte Accounts and my books are updated and my paper work filed away. Then every quarter Sarah prepares and lodges my BAS and at the end of the year my accounts are forwarded to my accountant for finalisation… it’s just so easy. I have been using Svelte Accounts for 4 years now and could not recommend them more highly. Meeting Sarah has changed my life and now I can concentrate on doing what I do best where ever I am and keep my weekends free.
Julie McInerney, Coordinator
Cooperative Learning Ltd (CLL) is a legal Cooperative supporting a network of 14 Community Colleges in northern NSW. CLL began employing the bookkeeping services of Sarah Manderson in late 2012 when it was decided to convert our accounting system from MYOB to Xero. Sarah arranged and executed this conversion in a smooth and stress-free manner. Sarah maintains the accounts accurately and efficiently, provides regular and customised management reports for our Board of Directors and prepares the accounts for audit. No request is too much trouble for Sarah! It is my pleasure to recommend Sarah’s services to other not-for-profit organisations/cooperatives.
Lindsay Moller Photography
OMG. Thanks sooooo much Sarah for all your help, guidance and tuition getting my business set up on Xero. It is a great piece of software. Very easy to use once set up. I just want to thank you for spending the time setting my business up. Special thanks for the personalised booklet guiding me through using Xero. It’s the perfect “Dummies Guide to using Xero”. I couldn’t have done it without your expert help!
Our accountant loves the work Sarah does because it makes his job easy and so do we!