Testimonials

Client testimonials

"DS Bookkeeping & Business Development’s knowledge and experience has been significant in providing in-depth financial analysis, streamlining systems and correcting inconsistencies. Their attention to detail and ability to explain matters in layman’s terms, has given us an excellent insight into how the company is performing and ensuring all areas of the business are compliant and running efficiently"
A. Mantsos
Director at Harcourts Wantirna Real Estate
“DS Bookkeeping and Business Development was employed by us at a time when we were ready to expand and grow but not quite sure how to go about it. They came in with great ideas, helped implement more efficient methods, helped organise the office, streamlined our payroll system, prepared a company profile and implemented other changes which improved our cash flow. We really have discovered the difference and not looked back since”.
A. Serafino
Director at Precision Cabinets
"DS Bookkeeping & Business Development have been working with our organisation since 2014. Enza came onboard to assist us with with two main objectives; the first was to overhaul our accounts systems and procedures and the second to help develop the business. She has achieved these goals exceptionally well and as a result has saved us both time and money. In my dealings with her and the team, I have found them to be extremely professional and resourceful. I would highly recommend their services to any organisation looking for specialised assistance with their accounts and business development."
N. Reynolds
Director at Bulk Chemical Cartage (QLD) Pty Ltd
"We have used DS Bookkeeping & Business Development for over 6 years and in that time found them to be friendly, efficient and affordable. We would never go back to doing our own superannuation, BAS calculations, reporting, bank reconciliations or tax time journals and adjustments. They save us both time and money we can better spend working on our business growth. We give our highest recommendation!"
M. Dubbs
Director at The Coffee Company
“DS Bookkeeping & Business Development are very efficient, professional and very easy to get along with. They have helped us a great deal to clean up our business administration. Thanks so much, very much appreciated. Could not do it without you!!!!”
J. & Y. Winczura
Directors at A to Z Painting & Decorating
“DS Bookkeeping & Business Development has been providing bookkeeping services to M5 Networks Australia since July 2012. Since commencing with M5 Networks, they have proven to be very efficient, reliable and responsible in performing bookkeeping tasks and has been exceptional in understanding our business and its operations as well as dealing with our customers. They are warm and friendly and have become an integral part of the finance team. I highly recommend them.”
S. Millman
Company Accountant at M5 Networks Australia Pty Ltd
“I love having DS Bookkeeping & Business Development help me out on the monthly accounting that needs to be done for my business. They are fast, efficient and on the ball and knows what is required for my needs and achieves all of this very well. My business is fortunate to have them do all the in depth bookkeeping that would take me forever to achieve”.
L. Dartez
Business Owner at Allowance Pty Ltd
“It is with great pleasure to take a few moments to express my gratitude for the work that Danielle and Enza deliver each week in the bookkeeping of my business. They have come on board at a crucial time in my business where there has been a lot of changes and consolidations. Their knowledge is outstanding, their commitment to get results for my business are beyond expectation and always deliver everything they do in an efficient and highly professional manner. On a personal note Danielle and Enza are extremely warm and a delight to work with. They are always there to answer my questions and I find them to be crucial in their contribution to the wellbeing of my business. You wouldn’t want any other bookkeeping service if you have the opportunity to work with them.”
R. M. Stirling
Business Owner at Origen Imports
“We can highly recommend DS Bookkeeping & Business Development. After 15 years in the business they really are the best bookkeepers that we have had. They came highly recommended to us and have lived up to our expectations. They are extremely efficient and we are very happy clients”.
R. & R. Hernandez
Business Owners at Fieste Family Restaurants
“Danielle is a vital member of our team at Ox Finishes and the confidence we have in her allows us to concentrate on what we do best. Her experience in attention to detail and two way communication is extremely important to the growth of our business. We highly recommend DS Bookkeeping. To put it simply, she is a bloody ripper and we love her and her big earrings!”
G. Norden
Director at Ox Finishes Pty Ltd
“DS Bookkeeping & Business Development have made significant improvements to our systems and provided bookkeeping services that has enabled more time to focus on other aspects of our business. We are experiencing significant growth and the resulting pressure on our accounting function has been well managed by them. We would like to thank you for all your hard work and advice. I look forward to working with you and your team for many years to come!”
R. MacWhirter
Director at EMAC Constructions Pty Ltd
“DS Bookkeeping & Business Development are fantastic. They have put my mind at ease by handling all of our quarterly and yearly reporting and are always happy to work around our busy schedule. Very professional, lovely people, highly recommended”.
M. Murrells
Business Owner at Simplex Carpentry
“Since DS Bookkeeping & Business Development have taken over my books, my life has been so much easier. All of my needs have been met more than I would’ve expected. I know exactly where I’m at with my tax and super obligations and my books finally balance. They are so accessible and answer all of questions very quickly. Thanks so much, you’ve really turned my business around”.
S. Glyde
Director at Glyde Constructions Pty Ltd
“Badminton Connect is a business within the sporting industry specialising in servicing the sport of badminton in terms of facilities hire, equipment supply, coaching and sport development. We find DS Bookkeeping & Business Development to be extremely clear in their communication, precise in their attention to detail, proficient with the current accounting software, able to understand our business in depth and friendly and reliable to work with. We have no hesitation to recommend them to any businesses that requires bookkeeping and business development services that meets today's financial reporting requirements.”.
Loke Poh Wong
Director – Badminton Connect Pty Ltd
“We are a non-profit organisation based in Melbourne supporting a project in Tanzania. Previously we had done all our own accounting, but with considerable growth in the last few years it became too difficult to manage. DS Bookkeeping & Business Development have been so wonderful and helped us get everything up to date, setup a new accounting system and they now provide all our bookkeeping needs. Their work is always on time and great quality. I fully trust that our accounts are taken care of because they are dependable, focused, adaptable and a joy to work with”.
C. Andrews
Project Director & Trustee at Ujamaa Foundation
“Our initial intention was to have DS Bookkeeping & Business Development take on the payroll function for our company, however it soon became apparent that we needed their expertise in several other areas of business. After identifying areas of bookkeeping and administration that needed improvement, they skillfully assisted us by correcting discrepancies and overhauling our procedures which immediately created efficiencies and saved us money. They made the transition seamless and we are very grateful that these incredible ladies now form a part of our team. They have produced relevant and meaningful reports that have empowered us to make better business decisions, manage our cash flow, manage our staff and grow our business with confidence...and that was just within the first 4 weeks of their engagement! The sky's the limit from this point on. We can't thank you ladies enough”.
J. Anderson
Business Owner at B Anderson Roofing Pty Ltd
“DS Bookkeeping & Business Development has been working with us at Be Cool Couriers (Vic) Pty Ltd and has provided us with nothing but the most professional service we could ask for. They are always a step ahead of us and helping us plan forward, so we can concentrate on our business not our bookkeeping. This has allowed us to grow and improve our efficiencies within our business. They are always quick to respond and is efficient, knowledgeable and well experienced to help us into our future”.
N. Crowe
Business Owner at Be Cool Refrigerated Couriers (VIC) Pty Ltd
“DS Bookkeeping & Business Development have changed our business for the better – Danielle, Enza and their team work efficiently and effectively allowing me to focus what I do best within my dance studio, which is teaching! They have taken the headache out of running our business. With the financials taken care of now, we can focus on teaching our dance students. DS Bookkeeping & Business Development have changed the way we do business for the better!”
C. Fennell
Director at Dance Struck
“DS Bookkeeping has been working with B&W Plumbing Pty Ltd for a period now offering their expertise in all areas of bookkeeping and business development for our company. Their knowledge and expertise allowed us to analyse and interpret our business needs quickly and they offered advice and recommendations to us, the business owners. Their enthusiasm and great work ethic combined with extensive knowledge and resources capable of undertaking diverse tasks has been beneficial to our rapid growing business. They offer timely business advise along with excellent customer service.”
Steve Banks & Aaron Wright
Directors – B&W Plumbing Pty Ltd
“It’s hard to write this testimonial without sounding like a bad commercial but it is all so true. DS Bookkeeping & Business Development have been an invaluable resource. I’ve had mixed experiences with bookkeeping over my business years, but finding DS Bookkeeping & Business Development a few years ago absolutely fixed that. They are highly professional, efficient and proactive. They are friendly and are not afraid to chase things up when I’m preoccupied with other aspects, I love that. I highly recommend them.“
S. Mackie
Director at Carbon Theory
"I was introduced to DS Bookkeeping & Business Development Pty Ltd 2 years ago by my accountant for the start up of a new business. Upon meeting them, I instantly felt a feeling of confidence that I was beginning a working relationship with people that had common goals and strived to provide the best possible service for their client’s. From the start they have been fantastic in the setup of staff, payroll and compliance documentation and installing a feeling of a business you can rely on and trust. DS Bookkeeping & Business Development Pty Ltd is now a vital part of our family business and growth we couldn’t do it without you!! We offer our highest recommendation to anyone who is thinking of engaging your service and skills as they are second to none."
Paul Wood
Director - CTB Construction & Equipment
"Thank you for all your support and help throughout the last few years particularly during COVID. We could not have survived without your assistance with all of the government applications and continued COVID updates. It was so reassuring knowing that all that difficult jargon was taken care of and all we had to do was concentrate on everyday business and production. We look forward to working with you in 2021!"
A & N Mizzi
Business Owners - Infinity Coatings
"DS Bookkeeping & Business Development are the best! I could not speak more highly of the way they have helped my business. I really did need a lot of help and Enza and Danielle listened and provided so much assistance. Not sure it's because they are a female team or not but these ladies get stuff done 🙂 Seriously the best!"
Karen Barber
Business Owner - Kapture Photography
"Sugar and Spice PR has been utilising the services of DS Bookkeeping & Business Development Pty Ltd for the past 18 months and we have found them to be efficient, responsive, helpful and a cost effective solution for completing BAS statements and assisting with general bookkeeping and accounting queries. This has allowed us to spend more energy on our clients and PR activities to grow the business. We highly recommend the DS Bookkeeping & Business Development team."
Sally Richardson
Business Owner - Sugar + Spice PR
"Yarra Valley Estate is a complex business, DS Bookkeeping & Business Development quickly and efficiently understood our needs and continue to exceed our expectations in every way. Not only do they offer advice, they make recommendations and assist in a timely and thorough manner. They have an understanding of many industries and the many accounting programs. Nothing is ever too much trouble and I am always made to feel like I am their only client. They are kind and compassionate, they understand what it takes to run a business as they run a successful business themselves. I have been thrilled with their service from the minute I met the team at DS Bookkeeping & Business Development. I could not do what I do without them and I cannot recommend them highly enough."
Katrina Reynolds
General Manager - Yarra Valley Estate
"DS Bookkeeping & Business Development were excellent in helping our business transition from a very outdated accounting package. The support in setting up the company on MYOB, training and ongoing assistance has made the change happen quickly and efficiently."
Joanne De Bono
Finance Manager - Thompson's Transport
"I have been using DS Bookkeeping & Business Development Pty Ltd since I started my business with nothing but great success. They have been efficient, reliable and professional in guiding me in the right direction since only having started my business this year. Coming with minimal experience with invoicing and bookkeeping, they showed me how to use Xero correctly and efficiently. I highly recommend DS Bookkeeping & Business Development Pty Ltd!"
Benjamin Halligan
Director - TATelec (The A Team electrical solutions)
"As a small business owner, the day to day management of finances, paying staff and staying on top of ATO requirements was overwhelming and a constant source of stress. Since they have been on board, our finances have been so organised, and there are now clear processes for everything related to our accounting. They always seems to be available and has integrated well with my team of employees to support not only my business finances, but also the matters relating to the team such as payroll and annual leave. There is no way I could’ve allowed my business to grow so much without the streamlined processes they have implemented over this past year"
Amanda Abel
Paediatric Psychologist & Founder - Northern and Hawthorn Centre for Child Development
"From the outset, we at Hebden knew we had made the right decision in engaging DS Bookkeeping & Business Development Pty Ltd to take care of our accounts, payroll and business development. Their attention to detail, professionalism coupled with experience are all key attributes helping Hebden reach another level...not to mention we love their enthusiasm! "
Paul McSweeney
Project Manager - Hebden
"From the moment I met the team, I knew I was in the right spot to get my bookkeeping disaster fixed. It was 18 months of chaos that needed to be explained, organised and reported accurately which was causing me a great deal of emotional turmoil! They took the time to understand my business, find unique workflows for my accounting and made sure everything was cleared up accurately so I could move forward with confidence. I have no hesitation in recommending DS Bookkeeping & Business Development Pty Ltd to anyone needing reliable and hardworking professionals to help with their business."
M.B.
Business Owner - Far Kew Emporium
"DS Bookkeeping & Business Development Pty Ltd were employed by our company to re-establish a cohesive and accurate accounting and payroll system after many years of neglect. Completion of these tasks would not have been possible without their assistance. Their services have been retained by our company for the calculation and lodgement of BAS obligations and other statutory requirements. We have found them to be extremely diligent and knowledgeable with a positive can do attitude."
Gavin Hately
Director - Elite Shopfitting Australia
"Thanks for saving me when I have made such a mess of my Xero accounting. I would highly recommend DS Bookkeeping & Business Development to anyone."
Lauren Surridge
Business Owner - Balanced Life Health Care
"After realising our bookkeeping and accounting processes had major issues and efficiency problems, we met with them and decided to join DS Bookkeeping & Business Development to help us move our systems and bookkeeping into the modern era. We had a lot of issues that needed to be sorted and they were able to work closely with us to resolve all the problems. Since that day we have never looked back, not only have they saved us a massive amount of time and money but has made our business a lot more profitable and efficient. From day 1, they were very understanding and friendly and worked closely to help us. Their professional approach and understanding of business needs is second to none. In only a short amount of time our business has moved forward with leaps and bounds. Would happily recommend DS Bookkeeping & Business Development to anyone."
Chris Ward
Business Owner - R & D Sayers Plaster Products
"As a relatively small creative business, we don’t have accounting expertise ‘in-house’. DS Bookkeeping & Business Development have given us the confidence and peace of mind to focus on what we do best. We’ve been very impressed with their professionalism and attention to detail. They always operate with integrity and at the same time share our passion to grow and improve our business. It is great to have them as part of our team!"
Sara Lamanna
Business Owner - Mont Albert Interiors
"DS Bookkeeping & Business Development have helped me build my business to where it is today. With the outstanding advice and guidance from them, I was able to focus more on the job site and leave the book work to them. Whether it be paying the employees wages or getting my activity statements prepared, they have always been on top of it and answer all my questions. Highly recommended. "
Ciaran Hickey
Business Owner - Hickey Carpentry
"Enza from DS Bookkeeping & Business Development has been absolutely fantastic in setting up my online accounting software and ensuring that my BAS is always completed promptly and accurately. I would highly recommend their services as they always go above and beyond for their clients. I look forward to many more years of service from DS Bookkeeping & Business Development! "
Dr Andrew Charalambous
Director - Back to Basics Health Group
"We engaged the services of DS Bookkeeping & Business Development early this financial year and could not be any happier with the level of professionalism and support they have given our business. My questions and demands are always answered promptly and thoroughly and gives me great confidence in growing our business and moving to the next level with the support of the team at DS Bookkeeping & Business Development. Keep up the great work and would highly recommend to anyone to engage there services. "
Brad Kyle
Managing Director at Burmak Cabinets
"From our first encounter with Danielle and Enza I knew they were exactly what I needed to elevate my business. Once engaged, they took the work of three previous bookkeepers with failed promises, effectively turning it around within weeks allowing me to concentrate on the day to day running and growing of the business. They listened to my concerns and suggested exactly what I needed to move forward, which was implemented and worked better than hoped. I would recommend the DS Bookkeeping & Business Development team to anyone looking to elevate their business and build the much needed trust between yourself and your bookkeepers. Thank you Danielle and Enza for all your hard work and I sincerely look forward to your continued support into the future."
Charles French
Business Owner at Straightline Plumbing & Gas

Affiliate testimonials

"Danielle is a superstar! In our industry, communication is key to our relationship – whether that’s with the client or ourselves. Danielle is always asking the right questions and only an email or phone call away! We have only dealt with a few mutual clients so far, but I am excited to continue to work alongside Danielle and the team at DS Bookkeeping & Business Development."
Daniel Izzo
Senior Accountant - SP Solutions
"From a Chartered Accountants point of view, we come across many Bookkeepers who are mediocre at best, however Danielle and her team at DS Bookkeeping are brilliant at what they do! Having Danielle working with our clients is like having an extension of our accounting firm. They ensure we are kept fully informed of what is going on in our client's businesses, allowing us to provide them with timely tax or business advice as required. Having worked closely with Danielle on a number of key clients over the years we highly recommend her services to businesses in need of a BAS Agent/Bookkeeper!"
Jeeten Gandhi
Chartered Accountant - DFK Nugents
"I am a senior partner in an international mid-tier accounting firm and have known Danielle Douros in a professional capacity for over five (5) years. During that time I have and continue to engage the services of Danielle for a number of my high end clients undertaking various internal accounting/bookkeeping tasks and responsibilities for these clients. The work completed and service provided by Danielle at all times has been of a very high standard, with all my clients commenting on her professionalism, hard work ethic and quality of work completed. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the services of DS Bookkeeping & Business Development to any business looking for accounting/bookkeeping assistance. I would be pleased to verbally confirm the above."
Dario Gamba
Partner at DFK Nugents
"We have worked with the two Directors of DS Bookkeeping and Business Development Pty Ltd, Enza and Danielle, for several years and have found them to be very professional, thorough and efficient with the services that they provide. From our observations they have an extremely strong working relationship with their clients and their clients hold them in high esteem. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Enza and Danielle on mutual clients and have absolutely no issue with recommending them to potential new clients. "
Peter Wilkinson
Director - LMS Chartered Accountant
"We have been utilising the services of DS Bookkeeping & Business Development, for some years now. Danielle and Enza attend to the bookkeeping and internal accounting matters for some of our clients, across several industries. We have always found them to be very efficient and knowledgeable in their work, and very easy to communicate with. Our clients also find them to be thoroughly professional in their undertakings and most friendly to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending their work."
Damian O'Donnell
Chartered Accountant - Hillard O'Donnell & Associates
"Danielle and the team at DS Bookkeeping & Business Development are great. We have worked with them for 10 years and know we can rely on their quality service, client communication and work. We have no issues referring clients to Danielle and the team as we know their job will be done correctly, cost effectively and professionally. As an accountant, it’s important to align yourself with people who hold similar values and service standards to yourself. We have found time and time again that clients have issues with bookkeeping work and we are glad we can rely on them to fill a void with our clients."
Andy Watson
Manager/Chartered Accountant - Smith Feutrill