[business owners]

[Get on Top of Your Bookkeeping

You didn't go into business to worry about bookkeeping. We work with business owners to get them - and keep them -  up to date with their taxes and on the front foot with the ATO.

Know what you're paying, why, and when it's due.

[Need a Bookkeeper For Your Business?]

Running a small business can be difficult enough without having the hassle of keeping up to date with bookkeeping tasks. But sometimes it seems that your accountant and bookkeeper aren’t on the same page.  You pay your bookkeeper, and then you pay your accountant to check your bookkeeper.  Seems like a waste of time and money to us.

As a local accounting firm that knows exactly what it’s like to run a small business, Watson & Watt offer personal and flexible bookkeeping services for small business owners that will ensure that your books and financial obligations are always right up to date.

Accounting & Bookkeeping for Small Business

The Watson & Watt team have been helping businesses across the wider Brisbane and Gold Coast area to manage their financial accounts and keep their books in order. Now expanding into Sydney, Melbourne and across Australia we can facilitate an end-to-end bookkeeping service, taking care of every task, no matter how major or minor wherever you are located.

We’ll take care of finding and preparing the source documents we need – just upload the receipts and invoices and all of the key information from each source document will make it seamlessly into your accounting software.

With our business bookkeeping solution, all those dreaded end of period bookkeeping procedures including getting all accounting records up-to-date, compiling the adjusted trial balance and preparing management accounting reports, tax returns, and financial statements will be taken care of. We’ll take care of end-of-year closing too so you literally don’t have to sweat over any bookkeeping requirements.

Take a second to think about how that would feel. Every month you’ll have an up to date set of performance reports so you can see exactly how your business is performing, and how much GST you need to pay on your upcoming BAS, superannuation, PAYG Withholding and Income Tax you need to put aside. Then every quarter we'll get BAS done.

 How much of a difference would that make to your business? To you? To your family life?

Banish The Bane Of Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping is the bane of any business owner’s responsibilities, let’s face it. We’ve yet to come across a small business owner who loves to get down to crunching numbers, analysing accounts, rummaging through records and receipts, tracing transactions and preparing statements. Bookkeeping isn’t for the faint-hearted, that’s for sure, but as a small business owner, it’s a necessary evil unfortunately. Someone HAS to do it.

If your books aren’t in order, your targets are off, invoices get missed or you spend time chasing invoices that have already been paid, cash flow problems can arise unexpectedly, suppliers get miffed about missed payments, the government can start querying your records and well, it’s just a situation that every business owner needs to avoid.

To have a chance of business success, you need to have your house in order, and that starts with having your books in order.

Step away from the stress and havoc of managing bookkeeping tasks. It’s time for bookkeeping to be banished from your life. It’s time to allow the experienced and qualified small business bookkeeping experts at Watson & Watt to take over.

Better Bookkeeping with Watson & Watt

Your financial records and bookkeeping obligations are in safe hands with the Watson & Watt team. When you hire us to be your bookkeeper, you get a team of expert, qualified accountants taking full charge and accountability for every aspect of your financial account management. We’re meticulous about our work and we’re all about the detail.

We don’t make errors and we don’t make excuses. We provide weekly processing of your transactions, and fixed price packages billed every month.  We are really Xero bookkeepers, but you could also use MYOB or Quickbooks online.  All you need to do is use cloud based accounting and receipt collection software packages and we will do the rest. And as we said before if we also do your end of year taxes, we can bundle this all together for a fixed monthly price.

As the leading provider of bookkeeping services for small business owners, Watson & Watt do everything in our power to take the stress and hassle of bookkeeping completely away, all the while whipping your records into proper shape and getting your accounts in order.

Small Business Bookkeeping Specialists in Brisbane

Who looks after bookkeeping in your business? Are you a sole trader and operate alone and, therefore, take care of it yourself? Or are you a small business with a handful of employees, one of whom has some experience with accounting? Or perhaps you have outsourced this task to an expensive accountancy firm that gets the job done quickly and you only hear from them as and when you make contact? The key question regardless of your answer is, do you believe things could be done better? 

For small business bookkeeping in Brisbane plenty of those that are in the same situation as you have taken a long hard look at things and decided that a change was necessary. They reached out to the team here at Watson & Watt and have never looked back since. Why, because our team design their specialist services around small businesses.  

We understand that world because we grew up in it and so, today, as business owners, we strive to deliver a highly valuable service to our clients, one that is specific to the unique needs, opportunities and pitfalls that face countless business owners in Australia.

We Build a Plan to Achieve a Better Future with You

The one detail about your business that you share in common with the vast majority of other businesses is your profit balance. It’s the one figure that any prospective business partner will look at, it will be of great interest to any lender that you hope to borrow from and it will determine what you owe the taxman. 

While bookkeeping services for small business may not seem like an onerous duty that has major consequences, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The positives and negatives that are entered in your books every week determine the viability of your business. Can you really afford to place such an important task in the hands of someone capable but not qualified? Wouldn’t you prefer to take advantage in every way that you can, so that your tax bill is as low as possible and your profitability as high as it can be? 

At Watson & Watt, we can deliver excellent, fast and accurate bookkeeping if that’s all that you need. But, for those that wish to grow their business, our consultants are highly adept with regards to strategy and building from where you are today to wherever you want to get to in the future. We understand that business is hard work, but we also know that by understanding what you’re aiming for, we can design solutions that make that target possible.

We save small businesses similar to your's thousands of dollars every year through effective strategies and planning. We know that there is a lot of legislation to comply with, as well as approaching deadlines but we can alleviate the pressure that these issues present and eliminate any wasted time so that your focus is maximised on doing what you do best.

Invest Time with Our Strategists and Prepare to Thrive

There is no question that an investment of 30-minutes with one of our consultants, free of charge, can open your eyes to what can be achieved by working together. Small business bookkeeping is a responsible job that requires meticulous attention to detail, complemented by knowledge and insights that afford every opportunity to profit. That’s what we offer and can deliver.

So, if you’re tired of filing returns and believing that your accounts could do with the attention of a team that is motivated to help small businesses thrive, then call or fill in the online query form and we’ll set up a meeting that could transform the future of your business for the better

[Who are we?]

We know you're not Googling accountants for fun.  

You're here because you're not getting the advice, service or help you want.  

Maybe you're just starting out, or maybe you've been doing whatever it is you do for years.  Either way you're looking for an accountant that will be right for your business.

There's thousands of accountants you can work with, and of course we do all the usual stuff you'd expect from an accountant like financial statements, tax returns, fringe benefits tax, Business Activity Statements, tax planning and more.  

There's nothing special about any of that, so how are we different?

Honestly we're not for everyone - and not everyone is for us.

If you're looking for a super serious, iron your undies bean counter - we're not it.

If you're looking for down to earth, practical people, who believe you can have a personality and still be professional - then we're in with a shot. Because all tax accountants can do a tax return - it's the relationship you have with your advisor that matters.

More than filing in forms

We've got more to offer to businesses than just filing in forms.  We work with business owners to set a tax strategy, and then implement it.    But to plan your taxes we need to know you, whether you want to reinvest in the business, take more cash off the table for your personal life or start a whole new business. Once we know what you want to do, we work with you to do it in the most tax effective manner.

A Safe Set of Hands

The right accountant for you is the one you trust. You should be able to trust they will get your tax returns, Business Activity Statements, and Fringe Benefits taxes lodged on time and correctly.  You shouldn't have to second guess whether they've got your affairs under control. You've got enough to do running your business, you shouldn't have to worry about your accountant too.

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What we offer

Up To Date & Squeaky Clean With The ATO

Getting behind on your taxes can bury you.  We work hard to get you up to date and on the front foot with the ATO. That means no more worrying about what's due, when and how much. 

Direct Access To Experienced Advisors

We're a small team, and all our clients enjoy working directly with the most experienced advisors. That means you're only a call or email away from the help you need.

Practical & Straight Talking Advice

We give it to you straight, in plain English.  Whether it's changes in the legislation, or how transactions are taxed, we're focused on how it practically effects you and yours.

We Know The People You Need To Know

We've forged a network of people we trust.  So whether you need a lawyer, mortgage broker, paint manufacturer or anything in between, chances we know one.

See How Easily You Can [Get on Top of Your Taxes]

We specialise in making life easier for business owners by taking control of their accounting and tax needs.  See how we can make your life easier too. 

About our team

We're for business owners.  The ones who had a dream and are out there trying to build it day after day.  The ones who won't settle for anything less than achieving that dream, and the ones who are ready, willing and able to do the hard work necessary.....

kevin wiegand


Thank you so much for rescuing me

"I'm so much happier having Watson & Watt in my corner. No word of a lie.

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[Stay On Top of Your Taxes]

By taking control of your lodgement program we keep you on track and up to date year in, year out. Here's how we make it easy.


For those who just need a bit of help or don't have the time to keep their records up to date.  We process transactions weekly, so you'll always know where you're up to.

Business Activity Statements

More than just a click of a button from your software, we check your transactions and do some checks and balances to ensure you're only paying what you need to.

Financial Statements & Tax Returns

The main course of accounting and tax, this is where we prepare profit and loss and balance sheet, overlay the tax legislation and put all that into the right places in your tax return.

Tax Planning

Tax isn't a mystery.  We know how it's calculated and we know when it's due, so say goodbye to surprise tax bills

Happy Customers

We are SO glad we switched accountants and began using Watson & Watt. Nathan has been incredible from the start, we could not recommend more highly. Also, with all the confusion regarding COVID-19 and businesses, Nathan has been on top of it from day one, and has guided us through a difficult time and make it so much easier and less stressful to navigate. We're so grateful for all the assistance and information provided.

Angela Honeywell

The Happy Goods Co

Nathan knows his stuff.  Easy to talk to, happy to help wherever necessary and most importantly, is a fantastic accountant.  Highly recommend!

Laz Smith

Apero Label

Watson & Watt have been helping us right from the start.  He has helped us get our structure right, set up companies, sort out our taxes and BAS and assist us with all our Xero questions.  He gives us practical advice and avoids all the jargon and complication.  Having Watson & Watt as our advisors just makes life easier.

Adam Hankinson

F45 Chermside



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