It’s never too late to refresh your business

Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Refresh and Renew will help to create order out of chaos allowing you to focus on doing better business.

our story

Growing up with a family business I saw the work involved in keeping the figures up to date.  Our business had one of the first portable computers, programmed by a uni student. Not long after we started using one of the first computer accounting packages  – installed from a floppy disk.  My first training was in old-style double-entry ledgers were finding the missing cents was a challenge when the columns didn’t add up and you knew you couldn’t keep going until you had it 100% correct. 

Whilst over the years so much has changed about how Bookkeepers manage their clients’ accounts the need for deadlines and accuracy remains.  We have seen the space change from the old desktop software to fully integrated solutions that can manage all parts of incredibly complex businesses via cloud-based Apps and software.

Refresh and Renew specialises in start-up, small and medium businesses, enjoying the excitement of a business as it grows from strength to strength and in time outgrowing our services to requiring a fulltime bookkeeper. 

We find clients often come to us nervous about the cost of bookkeeping but find that once they have let go of the stress that bookwork placed on them, they are able to work on growing their business.

Refresh and Renew is a 100% Xero practice.

From that first Bookkeeping course straight out of school, my experience involved working in a variety of industries and business sizes. This led me to specialising in small to medium businesses.

Refresh and Renew started with a shoebox, filled with a year’s worth of receipts, folded or crumpled into it. The box was delivered to my door by an exasperated young man who just didn’t know where to start. He was the first of many others who brought shoeboxes, shopping bags and plastic tubs.

So often they’d say they just weren’t numbers people, that they couldn’t face it, it was daunting, they just needed it fixed.

Someone wise once told me that a problem shared is a problem halved. These clients all shared their problem with me, and we worked together with them and often with their accountants to get their business up to date, to be compliant.

Some just wanted it sorted, some wanted to be able to finance their next stage of growth, to buy a house, lease some equipment. Every reason, every job was different and equally, exciting.

More than 15 years later we are still excited to see a shoebox arrive, although some of the larger crates have had us a little daunted too! We’ve helped many clients refresh their business, renew their excitement for what they do, or head into a new venture with fresh expectations. Some days are tough, but we thrive on the challenge and take great pleasure in your successes.

Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches what more perfect location could you find to Refresh and Renew.

Trust Worthy

Experienced

Professional

From that first Bookkeeping course straight out of school my experience involved working in a variety of industries and business sizes. This led me to specialising in small to medium businesses.

Refresh and Renew started with a shoebox, filled with a year’s worth of receipts, folded or crumpled into it. The box was delivered to my door by an exasperated young man who just didn’t know where to start. He was the first of many others who brought shoeboxes, shopping bags and plastic tubs.

So often they’d say they just weren’t numbers people, that they couldn’t face it, it was daunting, they just needed it fixed.

Someone wise once told me that a problem shared is a problem halved. These clients all shared their problem with me, and we worked together with them and often with their accountants to get their business up to date, to be compliant.

Some just wanted it sorted, some wanted to be able to finance their next stage of growth, to buy a house, lease some equipment. Every reason, every job was different and equally, exciting.

More than 15 years later we are still excited to see a shoebox arrive, although some of the larger crates have had us a little daunted too! We’ve helped many clients refresh their business, renew their excitement for what they do, or head into a new venture with fresh expectations. Some days are tough, but we thrive on the challenge and take great pleasure in your successes.

Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches what more perfect location could you find to Refresh and Renew.

what we do

We create order out of chaos. We want you to be able to focus on doing better business.  We will support you, work with you and ensure that you meet your compliance obligations. We are as close as a phone call. We attend to emails promptly before issues become problems.

Meet the team

Sally Dean

Practice Manager

Sally has always had a keen interest in the numbers.  Her first bookkeeping role was accidental, they accounts person left without a word and it needed to be sorted out and fixed up – it was like a puzzle.   From that client others asked for assistance and with the supervision of an accountant and some further training Refresh and Renew grew. 

More than 15 years later the landscape has changed, cloud accounting has enabled the role of the bookkeeper evolve into more than data entry.  I thrive on the challenge of a messy start, long overdue accounts, even the urgency of an looming audit.  Removing the stress of ‘doing the books’, watching businesses grow and prosper then needing to build their own inhouse accounts team. 

When I’m not in the office I love to be outside, the challenge of getting outside my comfort zone has seen me process year end payment summaries on the edge of the desert, chase payments along a sandy trail with spectacular views, process wages halfway up at mountain in Nepal.  There are so many reasons to love what I do.