Stacey Smith

September 10, 2019

Stacey is the newest member of our team.  She joined the team to assist  with the administration tasks.  Stacey has lived in Cairns for the last 25 years on and off.  She is currently studying the Certificate IV in bookkeeping and accounting and enjoys photography in her leisure time.

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Junel Cidro

September 10, 2019

He was born and raised in Pampanga, Philippines. He graduated from Angeles University Foundation and holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Accounting. Since he graduated as a second honorable mention in high school he had scholarship grants from different universities. With his determination in achieving his dreams and aspirations, he enjoyed a full-ride scholarship, a consistent dean’s lister throughout his college, and was awarded as Cum Laude. He started his work experience in a real estate industry as an Accounts Payable Associate. He now enjoys his career in bookkeeping and very much willing to develop his knowledge in Quickbooks, Xero and other accounting systems.

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Jenie Lou Quizora

September 10, 2019

Born in Nueva Ecija and grown up in Tarlac, Jenie Lou studied in Tarlac State University with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology. She believes that poverty is not a hindrance to achieve your dreams and goals in life. She’s one of the scholars of her university back then. Jenie Lou has been working in financing industry for more than two years. She gained experience in how to deal with different people and how to apply her knowledge learn from school in actual work. It’s her first time in Accounting Business Process Outsourcing and everything is new to her especially the accounting software they’re using. But she’s a fast learner and little by little she will learn this through various trainings and with the help of her team.

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Jess Woodman

January 23, 2018

Jess joined the Careful Books team with a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Certificate IV in Accounting. Leaving Cairns in 2019 she was able to take her passion for perfect numbers with her to the Northern Territory, where she now lives. Jess enjoys the rewards of management tasks, smashing deadlines and loves the dynamic of a global team and client base. “I am so grateful for the ability to learn and help one another grow.” When she’s not behind the work desk, she’s studying a Diploma of Christian Studies or camping, fishing and four-wheel-driving with her husband and fur babies.

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Judith Searle

July 14, 2016

Judith Searle began Careful Books and heads the bookkeeping team. The business today is much different from its beginnings (one desktop computer on a desk in a home office). Today our team is global and embraces the advances in technology that allow us to work this way. We use technology to provide better services for our clients. Judith is a registered BAS agent (Certificate IV in Bookkeeping) and has an Arts Degree double majoring in Economics and majoring in Geography. After graduating Judith worked in the Parliamentary Counsel’s office. She married Les and managed an accountant’s office for twelve months. Two boys and a move to Townsville ensued. Judith began her bookkeeping career when an accountant friend needed help for some of his small business clients. She trained under him and gained experience in a range of businesses. A move to Cairns followed and Judith continued to help small businesses with their bookkeeping. She started her own business in 1995, as she wanted to work around her school-aged boys. Her first client still uses her services. Judith’s love of numbers (Sudoku included), eye for detail and bookkeeping knowledge and experience have allowed her to provide a service tailored specifically for each client. She has welcomed the advances in technology and uses them to enhance the customer experience and allow her clients to free up their time for family and personal interests or for working on their business. Judith is a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and the Australian Bookkeepers Network.

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Les Searle

July 14, 2016

Les originally trained as a land surveyor where he had a successful career in both the public and private sector. He graduated with a surveying degree from Queensland University of Technology in 1979 and a science degree from James Cook University in 1993. His science degree included a major in computer science. He ran his own successful mapping and 3D modelling business for 16 years after he had spent 17 years working for the state government where he was a middle manager when he left. Les is responsible for offering business consulting services to Careful Books clients. This includes business systems integration, management reporting, and financial analysis and advice on value based pricing. Les is the Business manager at Careful Books and brings a mixture of technical and business management skill to the business. His role is to manage the business systems and financial aspects for Careful Books.

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Lynsey Neilson

July 14, 2016

Born and grown up in Edinburgh, Scotland, Lynsey attended Herriot Watt University straight from High School, studying Actuarial Mathematics for two years, before leaving and completing a BSc in Combined Studies whilst working full time. With a ‘head for numbers’ she often found herself struggling to be happy in sales based roles and decided to embark on an adventure with her hubby. They moved to Australia in 2009 and Lynsey found her calling in accounts based positions before joining Careful Books as a bookkeeper. In her two years with the team, Lynsey has gained the knowledge and confidence to deal with any challenge presented to her. With a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and a Certificate IV in Accounting, Lynsey is a registered BAS Agent and is certified in both Intuit Quickbooks Online and Xero.

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Roselle Picar

July 14, 2016

Born and raised in La Union, Philippines, Roselle studied at Saint Louis College with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce majoring in Management Accounting. She graduated Valedictorian during her high school days and has been a Dean’s Lister once during her college days. Ever since Roselle started school, she has loved numbers – enjoying how to find them, to solve them, to analyze them. She has been working in the Accounting world for five years now and has gained experience in retail and merchandising business and in Accounting Business Process Outsourcing. In line with that, Roselle has enhanced her abilities and skills in bookkeeping, auditing, payroll, and other accounting processes. She has dealt with different accounting systems such as QBD, QBO, Bill.com, Expensify, Receipt Bank, Sage, MYOB and Xero. In the future, Roselle plans to get a Masters Degree and also to get further accreditation certificates from Xero and QBO.

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