Welcome to another in a series of profiles spotlighting the 2016 Firm of the Future finalists. Our latest edition features Lauretta Finis of Quick Bizness Bookkeeping Solutions. Stay tuned for details on how to enter our next Firm of the Future contest and continue visiting our blog often.
Danielle Ernst: First, share a little bit about yourself. Where is Quick Bizness Bookkeeping Solutions based, how long have you been in business, and talk about your employees and clients.
Lauretta Finis: Working my way up the corporate ladder in one of Australia’s top five banks was rewarding, but my love was always in figures. I left banking in 2005 to commence my bookkeeping practice and enjoy what I do every day. As the old cliché goes, “Enjoy what you do and don’t work a day in your life.” Over the years, I had up to four casual employees, but spent more time chasing the employees than looking after our clients. I decided to move to a full-time person, and we have one casual that helps with the busy times of the year, such as BAS (business activity statements – tax reporting requirement for businesses issued by the Australian Government Taxation Office) times quarterly. This allowed me to focus on the training and consulting part of the business, as we moved into the cloud around 2012 or 2013, when QuickBooks® arrived in Australia.