I recently bought a paper tube manufacturing company in Melbourne that I hope will become the first in a string of small enterprises which require no English, numeracy, or literacy, but provide the first jobs for refugees in Australia pgpapertubes.com.au.
We took over from someone using MYOB, and have been having a bit of a rocky start transitioning our accounts, ensuring there is no double-counting, and getting payroll to function correctly. One thing the former bookkeeper never had to do was transition the business to a new owner, and she's exceeding her technical depth and asking for help.
We need someone who really knows what they are doing on MYOB to have a look at what we have done. Help us deprecate the old owners accounts, set ours up in a way that balances, and ideally help us use this software to save us time (e.g. electronic bill payments, payroll, auto ordering, automatic production orders and inventory consumption). This is a real growth area for us, and we'd love to understand how we can do better in the future. We are only two months in so the max number of transactions that could be messed up is approx 30.
The scope of work is as follows:
Bring the MYOB file back to base (Nil values as at 31 May 2017)
Record initial purchase transaction as at 1 June 2017
Reconcile bank accounts (x2) to 30 June 2017
Recognise employee leave entitlements as at 1 June 2017
Review payroll processed for the month of June 2017
Review entire general ledger for accuracy for the month of June 2017, reconciling balance sheet accounts to 30 June 2017
Prepare depreciation entry for the month of June 2017
Review GST coding for accuracy lodgement of the June 2017 quarter BAS
Provide GST reports for lodgement of June 2017 quarter Bas
Provide P&L and Balance Sheet reports as at 30 June 2017
Our accountant has looked at it and estimates that it will take 2 days for an experienced bookkeeper.