Welcome to Be Smart Bookkeeping
My name is Gae Paino and I am the founder of Be Smart Bookkeeping Gold Coast.
Having been in the bookkeeping industry most of my working life alongside several other businesses that my husband and I successfully started and ran it was a natural progression for me to move to organising businesses and sorting out the chaos that many small businesses owners face.
My mum and dad were small business owners and so was my grandfather before them so I am not just a technician. My involvement in small business started very early in life and working in banking led me to being one of the youngest trainers in the bank for data entry.
As our businesses grew in wholesale and importing and then retail industries the challenge was to find the accounting package that wold suit the needs and wants of our growing business.
Each business I have being involved in starting up, presented new challenges in finding the right accounting packages.
All businesses face these challenges as they grow. That is why it is so important to update people on the new technology and accounting packages.
After moving to Queensland in 2000 I was the first franchisee for one of the largest bookkeeping franchisees in Australia where I stayed for over 7 years, whilst helping my husband set up a national lighting franchise.
Following that, I then opened an accounting firm with a business partner which we successfully ran for four years, this led me to identify that my passion remained with assisting small to medium businesses to grow and thrive. My observation was that the standard of bookkeeping was not up to the small business accounting level and now I deliver the level and quality of bookkeeping required by accountants.
Credibility comes through certification and you can be assured that Be Smart Bookkeeping is ATO compliant and a Registered BAS agent – which allows me to lodge all BAS and PAYG installments.
In 2000 I became a MYOB Professional Partner and in 2005 I achieved the status of MYOB Certified Consultant having used this software since 1992. Also being a professional partner with QuickBooks since 2000 I then went on to achieve my Professional Partner Accreditation in 2010.
The world of bookkeeping has changed with the introduction of Cloud Accounting and as such Be Smart Bookkeeping Gold Coast have moved with the times becoming a Gold Certified Trainer with Saasu as well as a Gold Certified Consultant with Saasu.
Xero is another cloud accounting package in the market place for which I am also a consultant.
I am also called in many times to help people decide what to do as they have outgrown their software capabilities.
As I tell everyone whom I talk to, I hate painting houses, so I get in a painter and I certainly do not want to learn how to change a tyre or service my car. I send it to the experts and get on with what I do best.