ABOUT

About our team – your small business bookkeeping specialists serving Shellharbour, the Illawarra and Australia wide

Meet our experienced bookkeeping team, who specialise in bookkeeping services for small business. We work with a wide range of business types, including building and construction, trades, accommodation and serviced apartments, cafes, restaurants and food outlets, professional services, hair and beauty salons, and many more.

With a large client base of small businesses from varied industries, Henny Williams and her team have built a reputation of honesty, reliability and great customer service. The testimonials received from clients are testament to their ongoing dedication.

Henny Williams

With 25 year experience in company and small business accounting Henny Williams is passionate about small business and strives to help small business owners achieve their goals through effective procedures, financial reporting and planning.

Henny moved to the Illawarra from country New South Wales with her husband and two daughters in 1994 and loves the seaside lifestyle and beauty of the Illawarra and South Coast. She always dreamt of owning her own bookkeeping business and seized the opportunity when GST was introduced by the Howard government in 2000.

Henny is a registered BAS Agent, holds a Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting) and is a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

Carly Williams

Carly has lived in the Illawarra since 1994 and loves living on the coast. She has worked in many customer service roles including the Commonwealth Bank assisting customers with a range of services from general account support to mortgage lending and superannuation.

Carly is our office all rounder. In addition to client bookkeeping duties, she provides admin support and is the first point of contact for our clients. Carly holds a Diploma in Business Management and is currently studying Certificate IV in Bookkeeping.

Michelle Green

Michelle Green has been with Essential Bookkeeping Solutions since 2004.

For most of her life she has lived in the Illawarra area and enjoyed her younger years growing up in Fairy Meadow. Michelle has three children and four grandchildren, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

During her years of employment she has worked in various industries and has also owned a couple of businesses. This is something that she calls ‘working on both sides of the counter’ and Michelle feels that this has assisted her greatly within her current occupation dealing with and understanding businesses and their owners.

Michelle holds a Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping).

Lisa Parker

Lisa grew up in the Berkeley area and has lived in the Illawarra all of her life. She currently lives in Warilla with her husband and two young daughters.

At the age of 19 Lisa was employed as an accounts clerk at a local motor vehicle dealership. She thoroughly enjoyed bookkeeping and accounting, moving on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Legal Studies. Lisa spent over 20 years working for various dealerships in the Illawarra, with 10 years of that time spent in the role of Financial Controller.

Lisa recently worked as an accounts manager in the building and construction industry for over two years and began with us at Essential Bookkeeping Solutions in January 2017.

Lisa enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

Sharon Wiles

Sharon was born in Leeton NSW but moved to the Illawarra in her early years. She started out as a retail store manager from the age of 17 and loved the challenges of paperwork. After having two children Sharon decided to enter into the world of bookkeeping and has never looked back.

With now 20 years working in the field with experience in most businesses, working with Henny and her team and also running her own business with her husband, has given her great pleasure and fulfilment in her working life.

Sharon is a registered BAS Agent, has completed her Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) and is also a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

Looking for a trusted and reliable bookkeeper? We can help.
Looking for a trusted and reliable bookkeeper? We can help.

What our customers say

“Over the last 15 years Henny at Essential Bookkeeping Solutions has provided my business with exceptional practical and functional service and advice. During this time EBS has been instrumental in implementing cloud based accounting software, shown flexibility with online banking changes and is always happy to investigate the suitability of the latest products. Henny and her skills are integral to the smooth running of our company and to my peace of mind as a business owner. She is accepted as one of our core staff and is missed if we don't see her each week! Without hesitation I can highly recommend EBS's technical ability, bookkeeping skills and personable qualities.” — Fleur Harmelin, Director, Land's Edge NSW
“I cannot recommend Carly and Essential Bookkeeping Solutions highly enough. Not only are they professional, diligent and extremely efficient, but they are also very kind and friendly to deal with. It's great to know you are dealing with real people. Carly is always there for you, be it on the phone or at the click of a keyboard, and she always answers my endless questions thoroughly and extremely patiently. Essential Bookkeeping Solutions has literally saved my life. As anyone who runs a small business knows, it becomes all-consuming, frequently at the detriment of your lifestyle and health. However, Carly has now taken a tremendous weight off my shoulders and allowed me time to devote to the things that really matter in life. If you are hesitating about employing a bookkeeper, please don't. Just do it now. You will never regret it.” — Joeanne Katsikaros, The Grange Veterinary Clinic
“Access Scaffolding have been using Essential Bookkeeping since 2011. Henny and the team have always provided a professional and reliable service with the best possible outcome. Thanks to Essential Bookkeeping our company has had steady growth each year. We would recommend Essential Bookkeeping to any business.” — Daniel Boardman, Access Scaffolding (Sydney) Pty Ltd
“Henny Williams has been an invaluable asset to our business at Quest Apartment Hotels and has not only been meticulous in her attention to detail but provided recommendations on the efficiency of our business that are still paying dividends today. I highly recommend Henny and Essential Bookkeeping's services to any business.” — James Blanchett, Quest Nowra Apartments
“Essential Bookkeeping Solutions has been looking after my bookkeeping needs since being in business here in Australia since 2010. I cannot thank Henny and the team enough for their professional service excellence. I can highly recommend the team. I have been able to focus on training, development and customer service earning us multiple local and national awards during this time and I would not have been able to achieve this with my Skin Correctives team if I was bogged down with ongoing paperwork. Thank you girls!!!! You are one of my best investments.” — Karen Meiring de Gonzalez, Skin Correctives

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