K.I.S. Accounting Systems

K.I.S. Accounting Systems is a team of Tax Agents, Accountants, Consultants, Trainers and Bookkeepers who are Accounting Software Specialists.

We provide remote and onsite support, training, bookkeeping, accounting & Taxation and BAS services.

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We keep your books tidy; giving you the time to get on to bigger and better things. Read more


We can do your taxes and activity statements: or get them prepared for easy reporting.


Training Australia wide in Reckon, QuickBooks, XERO, and MYOB. Read More


Get all the accounting software support you need with hands-on help. Read more

Reimbursements to Owner

Q:  Sometimes stock or one off goods are purchased on the credit card of my partner, then the money for the sale is inputted into the business account, then the amount credited on my partners account is then repaid from out account how do we account for this? A: There are a couple of different ways of doing this. One simple way is to simply ignore the first payment by credit card totally and just record the bill as being paid by the cheque that you use to reimburse your partner, as if you were paying it straight to the supplier. This way is simple but usually not possible if you are...

Uncleared Transactions

Once you reconcile an account ALL transactions should be ticked off and there should not be transactions sitting there unreconciled. If there is, then you need to go back into the Reconciliation and choose to reconcile to the same date as the "Last reconciled date", with the Closing Balance entered the same as the Opening Balance. Once the Reconciliation opens up you need to Tick the box "Hide Transactions after the Statements End Date" (at the top right of the reconciliation). This will leave you with all of the Uncleared transactions that shouldn't be there as the account has been...

Set Up a New User in Reckon Accounts (Hosted/Enterprise)

Go to COMPANY/USERS/SET UP USERS AND ROLES Enter the Admin Password This will bring you into the Users tab of the Users/Roles list window. Note: While you are in here delete any users that are no longer working for the business or are no longer using Reckon Accounts, to keep the list relevant To set up your new user, choose either NEW to set up a new user from scratch, or choose DUPLICATE to copy the existing set ups of another user (this is the easiest way to do it if you want to set someone up with the same role) From the Users and Roles window, USERS tab, Highlight the User that you want...

How Much Do I Put Away For GST?

HOW DO WE CALCULATE FOR GST? The GST is not just 10% of sales. Tt is 10% of sales, less 10% of the purchases you make that have GST on them. The easiest way and the way I do it for myself, is just see how much GST you end up paying this first quarter, and divide it by 13 and put that much aside each week. If you think your turnover is improving then maybe add a little bit more - you can also reassess this each quarter. I have some clients who make sure that their bookkeeping is totally up to date, accurate and reconciled every week and do a tax summary report and transfer the exact amount...

Zero Dollar Clients in Accounts Receivable

Question: I have got two customers on the accounts receivable list that has nothing owing. I have marked both inactive and they still come up. Any suggestions? Answer: If you double click the amount in the Receivables report you will see there is an amount owing + an amount paid (or credited)both the same amount that negate each other and add up to zero. If it is a payment with an Invoice then just click on the payment to open it and tick the outstanding invoice of the same amount that will be there. This will get rid of it out of your Receivables. If it is a credit with an Invoice then go...

What Are The Main Reports I Should Be Concentrating On?

WHICH ONES SHOULD I BE LOOKING AT REGULARLY? Here are a few common reports that most people use but it is up to you to go and “play” in the reporting section of your accounting system and find the reports that suit your business. Once you have found the reports you like you can modify them to suit you.   Profit & Loss - Profit & loss standard report This report summarises your income and expenses for the month, so you can tell whether you're operating at a profit or a loss. The report shows subtotals for each income or expense account in your chart of accounts. The last line shows your net...

Reversing a Bill From a Locked Period

   To clear an old bill from accounts payable that shouldn’t still be there, and is dated in a Closed period, do the following:   STEP 1:    Do a journal entry to reverse them. Date the journal the 1st day of the quarter that is NOT CLOSED. The journal entry would be:               Debit                                                                                                    Credit Accounts Payable       (THE TOTAL AMT OF THE BILL)        (you must put the supplier name against this line) ...

Recording a New Loan

  Step 1 – RECORD THE PURCHASE and SET UP THE LOAN   I always find it easiest to set up loans with a straight journal entry . a DEBIT to the appropriate FIXED ASSET Account (ie. GENERAL POOL ASSETS) for the GST exclusive cost of the Asset purchased with the CAG code to add the GST Make sure you put the Supplier name in the journal line so that the journal comes up when you do any reports or searches by the supplier. Then a DEBIT to the "LESS UNEXPIRED INTEREST" account (set up as a sub account of the Loan Liability Account) for the total amount of the interest over the period of the loan; a...

The General Clearing Account

What is the general clearing account used for and how is it used? The GENERAL CLEARING ACCOUNT is used for a multitude of things and is an extremely handy account to have in your Chart of Accounts. The GENERAL CLEARING ACCOUNT is set up as a BANK Type Account in the Chart. A Few examples of when we use the General Clearing Account are: Recording the payment of “PAYG Withholding” as part of the BAS (so that it also gets tracked through the Pay Liabilities Tracker AND can also be entered as part of the BAS as one total figure). Recording Contra Payments (ie, when you buy something from someone...

Recording BAS Payment

Step 1 Enter the payment of the BAS as follows, breaking it up line by line to it’s appropriate accounts. Notice that the PAYG Withholding is entered using the “General Clearing Account” The GST (both the Collected and Paid amount 1a and 1b) are entered using the “TAX PAYABLE” Account. If you pay a PAYG Instalment (5a from the BAS) (there is none in the transaction pictured below), you would enter this against an Account called “PAYG Instalment” set up as a CURRENT ASSET Account in the Chart of Accounts. Similarly if you claim a Fuel Tax Credit (7D from the BAS) you would enter this against...

Services We Provide


  • Training – one on one & classroom.
  • Remote Accounting Software Support
  • BAS Preperation & Lodgement. 
  • Pre-Tax/End of Year Preperation
  • Bookkeeping 
  • Setup & Initial Training
  • Health Checks on your Accounting Software. 
  • Management Reporting. 
  • Software Sales and Advice 
  • Support and Membership Opportunities for other independant bookkeepers.
  • Support and Membership Opportunity for other Accountants and Tax Agents. 
We can provide Reckon Accounts, QuickBooks, XERO and MYOB: – Training, Bookkeeping, Accounting, BAS, Taxation and Support to clients in: Wollongong (Illawarra); Sydney; South Sydney; North Sydney; Northern Beaches; Nowra; South Coast; Southern Highlands; Batemans Bay; Newcastle; Dubbo; Wagga; Bathurst; Mudgee; Brisbane;, Melbourne; Hobart; Darwin; Perth; Adelaide; Rockhampton;, Toowomba; Cairns; Canberra and anywhere else in Australia.

This business is owned by Heather Kennedy who is a Registered Tax Agent; Public Accountant member of the IPA; Accredited Consultant with Reckon; a Certified QuickBooks Online Pro Advisor; a partner with MYOB and an Advisor with Xero. 

Ph: 1300 556 360