Barb has lived in the country her entire adult life. From dairy farming in South Australia to hay-farming in northern Victoria with her husband, they also now run a small hay production and transport business.
Barb understands the intricacies of small business. She also knows their value - that Australian country towns would fail to succeed without their small businesses. After many years spent working with her husband on the farm, Barb decided it was time to build upon the interests she had working on the farm’s books and her love for spreadsheets and all things numbers.
She trained in and gained her Cert IV in Accounting, and has recently achieved a Diploma in Payroll Services. Barb continues to work across several industries within the Shepparton region.
Lyn, born and bred in Perth, trained in bookkeeping the old-fashioned way with ledger books. Lyn has worked in a variety of industries, converting some employers from a manual system to computerised software. She has volunteered her time for Not-for-Profit organisations and assisted in Treasurer roles.
She married a carpenter, and supported him in his business by looking after the bookwork. After a short time away from the industry to have a family, Lyn returned to work as a bookkeeper and has worked for several small family businesses across a broad range of industries. Once their children had grown up, it was time for a new adventure, and they relocated to northern Victoria where Lyn is loving life on a rural property with sheep, cows and chooks, and a bookkeeping business to keep her busy.
Lyn understands tradies and the special challenges faced by them, as well as those of various other industries. Having completed her Cert IV in Bookkeeping to ensure she is compliant with current standards; Lyn is keen to keep learning new things.