Who We Are

Let us provide you with the best financial solutions for your business!
Established in 1995 by Judith Searle, Careful Books specialises in providing small to medium-sized businesses with tailored, financial services that help grow your company from the bottom up.

Reliable bookkeeping, payroll, price consulting and system integration services are just a handful of areas our team specialises in from our conveniently located office in Woree. Whether you are setting up a new business, or wanting to expand your current financial systems, our team will supply you with the personalised assistance you need.

At Careful Books, we understand how important reliable, well-functioning financial systems are. With this in mind, our team is proud to work with the industry's best integrative software, including QuickBooks, Xero and MYOB. Want to learn how to use your new accounting system? Let our patient bookkeepers provide you with step-by-step software training, so you can effectively manage your books!

You are our number one priority. We don't cut corners to get your books completed fast— instead we take our time to ensure every aspect of your business's finances is in tip-top condition. One of the many reasons we are an integral part of businesses throughout Cairns and across Australia.

Start establishing a strong, long-term relationship with one of our team members today—call, email or send us an enquiry to arrange a local appointment.

8 reasons to choose Careful Books

  • Experienced team with advanced solutions
  • Up to date with the latest legislation & best-practice requirements
  • Bookkeeping solutions for small to medium-sized businesses
  • Specialists in system integration—QuickBooks, Xero, MYOB & plugin apps
  • Personalised payroll, the way you want it
  • Affordable quotes on all products & services
  • We build strong relationships with all of our clients
  • Conveniently located office in Woree

Our Team


A profitable business where the owners, staff and contractors are fulfilled and rewarded, the clients delighted and 10% of the profits go to community and developing-world projects to improve people’s quality of life.


Our team is your business growth partner. We empower our clients in financial matters and help them achieve their business goals. Determined to make a difference for Careful Books team members, clients and community, Judith and Les use their expertise to continuously develop the skills of team members, provide exceptional services to clients and benefit not-for-profit organisations as they seek to implement programs for the betterment of the wider community.