Accounting software – Xero, Hubdoc and ReceiptBank

Essential Bookkeeping Solutions specialises in helping small businesses throughout the Illawarra and beyond.

We recommend and work with online accounting solutions, enabling you to log in anytime, anywhere, and to allow our team to support you in real time.

The benefits of using online accounting software are extensive, many of which are detailed below.

Contact us to find out how we can get you set up online today.


If you are looking for a cloud based solution for your accounting software needs – Xero is the answer. Xero is our preferred accounting software solution with its intuitive abilities and time-saving tools you need to grow your business. Everything you need to run your business, beautifully. All of our bookkeepers are certified Xero advisors.

  • Automated daily bank feeds
  • Access anywhere, anytime
  • Instantly see all your bank balances, recent sales and upcoming bills
  • Fast, simple, customised invoicing
  • Get paid online
  • Real-time collaboration with your bookkeeper and accountant
  • Safe and secure data
  • No installation, upgrades or maintenance
  • 500+ time saving apps that connect with Xero

Learn more about Xero pricing plans or contact us today to setup your free Xero trial.


You can finally stop chasing down missing bills and bank/credit card statements. Connect to your recurring suppliers and banks in Hubdoc to automatically retrieve bills and statements, adding them to your secure account in the cloud.  You can also upload all your paper receipts to store in the cloud.  Hubdoc will extract all key information from bills and receipts and integrate the data with your accounting software.

  • Automatic retrieval of bills from major suppliers
  • Automatic retrieval of bank and credit card statements
  • Syncs with Dropbox
  • Integration with all leading accounting software
  • Increased productivity – reduces manual data entry



Receipt Bank is an innovate app that can help you store and process your receipts electronically and stop you from drowning in a pile of paper receipts that can fade over time. Receipt Bank scans, extracts and organises key information from all your bills and receipts. Link it to your cloud accounting software for seamless integration and further automation of your bookkeeping processes.

  • Publishing and processing of uploaded receipts and invoices
  • Integration with all leading accounting software
  • Saves time — reducing manual data entry


If you currently use another way to manage your bookkeeping, don’t let that stop you from getting in touch to see how we can help. 

We can advise you on the best systems to suit your business needs and assist you to understand the pros and cons of the online solutions we recommend. Get in touch with us today.

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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

Software Partnerships

Receipt Bank