About

Hi, I’m Kathryn

Raised in Carnarvon on a plantation, my journey led me to a career in bookkeeping. Following a three-year stint in the banking sector and successful completion of a Certificate 4 in bookkeeping and accounting, I discovered my true passion lay in bookkeeping. With seven years of dedicated experience in this field and a Diploma in Accounting, I now aspire to share my knowledge and expertise to benefit others.

My qualifications include:

  • Certificate 3 (III) in Accounts Administration
  • Certificate 4 (IV) in Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Diploma in Accounting with a focus on Taxation
  • BAS Agent Registration
  • Certification as a Xero Certified Partner
  • Proficiency in MYOB
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks
Kathryn Harper - owner/operator of Gascoyne Business Solutions

Registered BAS Agent

Starting from March 1, 2010, the ATO has mandated that bookkeepers offering BAS services must hold registration. Don’t jeopardise your business by entrusting it to an inexperienced bookkeeper. It can lead to costly, nerve-wracking, and counterproductive outcomes.

Gain the assurance to watch your business thrive, secure in the knowledge that your bookkeeping is in the hands of a qualified and registered professional. I am a registered BAS agent, fully prepared and accessible to ensure your lodgments meet ATO compliance standards.

BAS Agent

Requirements for BAS Agents

A bookkeeper can seek registration as a BAS Agent once they meet the rigorous standards for registration.

This enables me to contribute a wealth of experience and specialised skills to your business, paving the way for its success, which includes:

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Qualifications

Attain a minimum of a Certificate IV in Financial Services (in either Bookkeeping or Accounting).

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Experience

Accumulate 1,000 hours of supervised experience in BAS lodgment within the past four years.

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Professional Membership

Membership with at least one recognized professional body in the fields of bookkeeping or accounting.

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Professional Development

Stay informed and adept through relevant courses and staying updated with legislation.

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Insurance

Secure a minimum of $500,000 in professional indemnity insurance.

Professional code of ethics

As a BAS Agent, I adhere to a set of professional ethical standards, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of what to expect from my service.

Any breaches of this code can result in substantial fines or the loss of registration. To safeguard your interests, the code I adhere to encompasses the following key areas:

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Honesty and Integrity

Conducting business with honesty, adhering to tax regulations, and handling financial matters with the utmost trustworthiness.

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Independence

Prioritising the best interests of my clients and effectively managing any conflicts of interest.

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Confidentiality

Safeguarding sensitive information, refraining from disclosing it to third parties without explicit client consent or when required by law.

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Competence

Exercising due diligence to assess the client’s financial situation accurately and apply GST and tax laws correctly.

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Plus

Adhering to stipulated timelines, maintaining professional indemnity insurance, and ensuring proper compliance with relevant laws and regulations.