Our team of experts can take care of all your bookkeeping and payroll needs, so you can focus on what you do best.

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If you need help converting from MYOB or QuickBooks over to XERO then I Count Beans can help. Migrating a business is not as simple as it sounds, but we are experts in XERO Migration for all business sizes small or large. Don’t make the mistake of trying to do it yourself or using an accountant or bookkeeper that doesn’t know what they are doing, because your experience using Xero won’t be the same unless it is set up correctly from the start.  

We make working with your money and accounting simple and straightforward. We’re a team of skilled accountants and certified Xero consultants who offer tailored advice, quality services, and personalised service to meet your needs.

Do you want to dominate in Xero? We can help. Our certified Xero advisors provide training and accounting services, so you can make the most of this amazing software- no matter what stage you’re at. With our help, you’ll be a wizard in no time.

In today’s competitive business world, it can be hard to find a partner that truly understands your needs. That’s where we come in – we work for you for lower costs and more flexibility than what you might find with other firms. With I Count Beans as your outsourced payroll specialist, you’ll never have to worry about complex processes or complex software again!

I Count Beans is a Gold Champion Partner which means that we have a Gold Level of our clients using XERO as their accounting software. Also, the Campion status refers to the Practise being fully up to date with all of XERO training requirements.

Our business was one of the pioneers on the Gold Coast to be an exclusively XERO only firm. This means that we only service clients that want to use XERO as their bookkeeping software and it also means that we are truly a Gold Coast XERO specialist.

I Count Beans can help you manage your business debtors. Ensuring you get paid on time has never been easier. We can set up automatic invoice reminder emails to be sent from XERO to customers to ensure you don’t get paid late. 

We also partner with a great Collections Management firm called Optimum Recoveries. They have a 3-tiered approach to helping clients ensured that they get paid on time and in full. These are Prevention first, then Management and Finally if necessary, the Recovery Division. Give Colin and Angela a call if you would like better control of your Debtors Management.

Bookkeeping made easy

At I Count Beans, our specialty is bookkeeping. We keep our clients up to date using integrated app technology.

How we code receipts

Simply send a photo of your receipt (or email of your invoice) to our team. We then match and code that expense (from your bank feed) to Xero.

As simple as that

No more wasted time looking for old receipts at end of financial year. Our team keeps your transactions up to date daily!

Create a Sales Invoice in Xero

I Count Beans can create and send your sales invoices directly to your customers. Everything is done online in the cloud and therefore, you don’t need to download any software. We can just log in online via the website and then start invoicing your customers.

Physical Payments of Expenses

I Count Beans can manage physically paying your bills for you in xero. We use the planned date function in XERO for you to set the date you would like your bills paid on. Then we will log into XERO reviewing these dates and then post your bills online in your internet banking as a Third-Party Authority User. This access to your internet banking only allows us to post bills for payment but the ultimate approver is always the client.Banks that offer a great Third-Party Authority service that we use (but not limited to using) include the following:

Third-Party Authority Banking

Processing Payroll in XERO

I Count Beans can manage all your payroll needs through XERO including:

  • Automatic Online Time Sheets
  • Payslips emailed to staff
  • Track Annual Leave & Sick Leave
  • Employee Login Portal so they can download their own payslips, submit time sheets, and apply for leave (no more need for paper time sheets)
  • STP Payroll lodged pays directly to the ATO per new ATO Regulations
  • Track and pay super through XERO’s Auto-Superannuation direct debit service

Fair Work Awards

I Count Beans will also review Fair Work Awards with you in working out the correct Fair work Award rates for your staff members.

Complex Payroll

We also have experience in more complex payroll for Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBA’s) for the Construction Industry. Managing special allowances, redundancy trust payments, superannuation and more.

Reconciling Bank Account in XERO

I Count Beans will reconcile your bank and credit card feeds in xero daily. Xero has a read only access to majority bank and credit card providers. Therefore, all your transactions from the prior day will automatically appear in xero during the morning and then our team will begin to reconcile both your outgoing and incoming transactions.

If we have any questions to ask you, we can simply leave a discussion comment on the transaction and then you can respond with what the transaction relates too. No more downloaded bank statements and manually reconciling. Xero has simplified the whole process and with our diligent team reconciling daily, you can have up to date accounts and real time information to make better management decisions.


"We have worked with Michael, Tony and the icountbeans team for some years and have clients in common. Feedback is always positive around how the icountbeans team are pro-active in helping their clients to navigate the challenges of small and family business ownership. They don't look backwards like many accountants. They help their clients hone their financial GPS on all aspects of the business to help them achieve their goals."

"Switching accountants has been life changing for our small and still new business. Michael is excellent at what he does and has us feeling confident that our accounts are consistently up to date. He helped us so much with advice on ways to make our business more profitable and sustainable. Feels like we have turned a massive corner having I Count Beans on our team. Highly recommend."
"We've been using I Count Beans for some time now. Michael, Tony and their team are very professional, super responsive to our requests, focus on client satisfaction, easy to work with and really know their stuff! Communication is clear, simple and concise. They have saved us money and help alleviate the needless anxiety that comes with bookkeeping and taxation. This allows us to focus more fully on our company and what we enjoy doing. We cannot recommend the team highly enough!"

Pricing Packages

Small Business Package

Our fixed weekly fees start at $75 + GST 

This includes:

  • Basic payroll
  • Coding and reconciling receipts with DEXT
  • Reconciling customer deposits
  • Processing Superannuation
  • Workers Compensation Declaration of Actual Wages
  • Preparing and lodging BAS
  • Preparing and lodging end of financial year financial statements and tax returns
  • Advice as is required by phone, zoom or email
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Established Business Package

Customised price based on the complexity and size of your business.

This can include a combination of the following services:

  • Complex Payroll
  • Coding and Reconciling Receipts with DEXT
  • Creating and emailing customer sales invoices
  • Reconciling customer deposits
  • Processing Superannuation
  • Workers Compensation Declaration of Actual Wages
  • Taxable Payments Annual Reports for Sub-contractor payments
  • Fringe Benefits Tax
  • Payroll Tax
  • QBCC Reporting
  • Preparing and lodging BAS
  • Preparing and lodging end of financial year financial statements and tax returns
  • Advice as is required by phone, zoom or email
  • EOM Management meetings via Zoom or in person
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