Life’s too short for frustrating bookkeeping

Years combined experience

Dedicated team members

Apple martinis sipped

The Sutherland Shire Bookkeepers for Tradies across Australia

OH NINE takes your bookkeeping and turn broken records into your greatest hits

Imagine you’re in a bar.

A nice bar. A cool bar. A bar you love so much you wanna move right in to and call it home. 

The people are fab. The atmosphere’s chilled. And good news, they have your favourite bevvie on hand and it’s ready to pour! 

But the music’s blasting so loud you can barely hear yourself think. You’re trying to groove, but the beat’s all off. And you can’t quite work out if there’s a mystery instrument in the mix or someone running their nails down an extra gritty chalkboard.

That music is what bookkeeping’s doing to you. It’s distracting you from all the fun business stuff you love. It’s holding you back from achieving your ideal work-life balance. And it’s making you feel overwhelmed, confused and frustrated AF.

That’s where OH NINE comes in. 

I take your bookkeeping and turn broken records into your greatest hits like ‘Revenue Ain’t Got the Blues,’ ‘Receipt Me Good’ and ‘All The Single Touch Payrolls.’ Then explain it to you in concise, easy language that makes it another fun thing in your business.

Sound familiar?

You:

→ Love when things ‘just work’
But don’t have time to triple-check records

Have big business ideas
But no time to action them

→  Are always chasing your next adventure
But don’t want tax deadlines to slow you down

Work to live and want to keep it that way
But you don’t wanna spend precious hours chasing receipts

OH NINE Bookkeeping Team at work in the office

Stop feeling like a Jack of all trades in your business

Let’s be honest, right now, you feel like a master of none. Because you’re flat out handling enquiries, accounts, reconciling, chasing up payments, payroll, delegating to your team and scheduling around the goddamn rain.

If someone else handed you a list of all the jobs on your plate, you’d think they’re taking the piss. No one (and we mean no one) can expect themselves to excel in *every* area of biz alone. Plus, you wonder if you’re even doing it right.

 Your you-beaut solution? Outsourced bookkeeping so good it’ll make you wanna Chuck a u-ey just to check out those sweet, clean and totally sorted numbers again.

Australia’s Fave Bookkeeping Experts For Tradies 

 

How bloody thrilled would you be to:

  • Have an efficient business sidekick who cares about your business as much as you do, looking after your books
  • Truly understand where your business stands dollar-wise, without doing all the time-sucking hard work
  • Make memories with your fam, friends or instead of chasing up unclaimed GST

 

OH NINE Client Joel on adventures
Well, you better start planning your next week away!

Because OH NINE’s here to help you experience more freedom in your world. Plus, you’ll feel confident, clear and content AF in the process.

Think of us as your business’s secret weapon. The people working behind the scenes, by your side – here to make sure your bookkeeping is 100% legit and correct. All while you spend that time on your biz, with your fam or on some 4WD adventure on a tropical AF island (send us pics – like our client Joel *pictured left* did!). 

Freedom to live and 
up-level your biz

Whether you’re a ten-person team or crew of 20+

We take care of all your bookkeeping, so you can get back to doing stuff you love. 

(Even if your books are a mess or you’re yet to move over to Xero)

Stuff you’ll have time to do:

  • Strategically plan
  • Delve deeper into the business side
  • Check in on the quality on-site
  • Long lunches at the pub
  • Train up the boys
  • Get the boys to train up the next bloke
  • Quote and win more jobs
  • Surf at 10am (because #alsoimportant)
We take care of your bookkeeping so you can get back to doing stuff you love
We all know 1 + 1 = 2. But did you know books + fun = Sum?!

Here’s what’s up: 

Don't make bookkeeping = something its not
OH NINE Founder Summer Priest Bookkeeper smiling with confetti
Hey! I’m Sum and I’m a 
workaholic bookkeeper

Cronulla local | Design Background | Beer sipper

  • OH NINE Founder
  • 11 years’ experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • Justice of the Peace

Good news. I always have a secret stash of Maltesers to share, love sipping apple martinis with you and dedicate my days to taking care of your books. Plus, Dad’s a Licensed Builder and my bro’s an architect, so I know what’s up. 

I’m also a boxing-obsessed paddleboarder who’s all about hanging out with fam, connecting with my local Cronulla community and making the OH NINE crew fall in love with me weekly (I. can’t. help. it.). I’m always up for a laugh and take care of your business books as though they’re my own. 

In a past life…

I was an assistant accountant and EA to the Managing Director of a swanky furniture company for 8 years.  Here I learnt how much is involved in running a business. And the true value of outsourcing to people who are as good at their craft as you are yours. I’m talking HR, marketing, accounting and – of course – bookkeeping. 

I’ve taken these insights, into OH NINE to help tradies and construction and design business owners like you, in any way I can. I owe a lot to the mentors I had during this time, some who still help me out today!

Meet OH NINE Owner and Bookkeeper Summer
Why OH NINE?

With a design background, family in the field and vivid memories of growing up in a house that was always being renovated, in a way, I’ve been on-site my whole life. Walking the plank to get to the toilet in the middle of the night was the norm. Today I help tradies keep perfect books, all before smoko.

And the name? As a super sentimental and nurturing mush cake, the name OH NINE comes from my daughter Bowie’s birthday in the 9th month of the year and my birthday on the 9th day.

After taking a break from the books…

To start a family (and get the best gift in life – my Bowie girl!), I decided to go out on my own. I’d been dreaming of starting OH NINE forever – 2019 felt like the perfect time to actually make it a reality!

 On weekends, you’ll find me at the beach with Bowie after a big morning training session followed by a bevvie with friends.

 Monday – Thursday 8am-4pm: Cuddling your books.

Friday, Hanging out with Bowie

Summer is so passionate about her work and explains things to me that I don’t understand.”

Tom Lotter, Director,
Marksman Media

Summer spells everything out, is very personable and approachable and nothing is ever too much trouble.

Sarah Puckeridge, Graphic Designer, Sublitech

Summer from OH NINE is professional, reliable and most importantly genuinely caring about her clients and the quality and efficiency of her work.”

James Asquith, Co-Owner,
Coastal Fitness Movement

I’ve got #skillz
I’ve got #skillz

Pure Bookkeeping Certified

Phenomenal Facial Expressions

Certified Xero Silver Champion

Licensed BAS Agent

Australian Bookkeeper Network (ABN) Member

Australian Bookkeeper Association Member

“Hey Summer, I want you to…”

Set up my Xero Account

Give my Xero a health check

Do all my Xero Bookkeeping

Let's have a Power Hour

Meet The OH NINE Team
OH NINE Bookkeeper Jess
Jess Molloy
  • Bookkeeper
  • 12 years’ experience
  • Currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce

Unlike most, numbers are my jam! There’s nothing I like more than a perfect (cue the OCD) accounts that reconcile. Yes, boring for you, but most certainly not for me.

I spend my time out of the office literally running around after our 2 boys. Your typical soccer mum, swimming, and all things sport. They keep me on my toes. When I am not running around after them, I am out enjoying lunch with the hubby, family or friends.

OH NINE Accountant Carly
Carly Airey
  • Accountant
  • 9 years’ experience
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting + Finance)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (CAANZ)

I’m here to help put time back in your pocket to focus on your speciality. I am fortunate to be working alongside Summer, who I’m lucky to call my boss and one of my best friends!

Outside of the office my two year-old son Fletcher keeps me busy! I’m at my happiest when spending time with him and my husband – our ideal day is going for a walk, coffee and play at the park, chilling out by the pool, and seeing our families for arvo drinks in the sunshine

OH NINE Marketing Manager Elise and her daughter Billie
Kaitlin Kokkaliaris 
  • Bookkeeper
  • Currently studying Cert IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

After spending a number of years in childcare I was looking for a change in scenery and a new challenge to take on which is how I stumbled upon OH NINE. After some time working with the team and while undertaking my studies – unsurprisingly bookkeeping, I’m working on ‘ya books and here to make sure that your business bookkeeping is in tip top shape.

When I’m not in the office you can catch me out for brunch or drinks with my friends, playing soccer or on a beach walk with my dogs Nala and Bodhi.

Offsetting our Carbon Footprint

 

Being a sustainable business is something that we are very passionate about and we think sustainably when going about our day to day business.

For a long time we’ve been wanting to work on improving our carbon footprint which is why OH NINE is very proud to be reducing our carbon footprint by offsetting our carbon emissions with Greenfleet.

Greenfleet is a leading not-for-profit environmental organisation committed to protecting our climate by restoring our forests. You can learn more on our partnership with Greenfleet on our diary. 

OH NINE Proudly supporting Greenfleet
OH NINE does:
OH NINE do good books

Good books

Consider our approach like a coupla’ steal capped boots. Here to protect you.  We’ll never do dodgy work for your biz. Call us goodie two shoes. But it means tip-top books  . It also means the ATO will be cool with you, no matter what.

OH NINE do good books for good people

For good people

As an extension of your team. We become business friends. Here to bounce around ideas, see how the family is and explain things in easy ways. Plus, we can connect you with other important resources for tradies.

OH NINE are environmentally friendly

That are good for the planet

As part of our modern philosophies, we make intentional, environmentally-friendly choices. This includes remote bookkeeping. Meaning? Less paper. More sustainable systems. And you can be anywhere across Australia.

Australian Bookkeeping - All work onshore

Everything in-house

When you choose OH NINE, you choose to work with an ethical, local  business. We’ll never offshore your work and you can always speak with our team, right here in Cronulla. It’s important to us that our team are treated well, paid at a fair rate and shouted lunch from time to time!

What we’re about

01. Support

02. Honesty

03. Community

04. Fun

Our doors, DMs and dinghies are always open (okay we don’t have dinghies but we’ll jump in yours if you’re offering). Through regular check-ins, you’ll always feel connected to us. Book in a virtual beer to give it a test run.

We always have your best interest at heart and give our honest opinion (even if that means we’re not the right fit for you).

Community’s always at the core of what we do. As  an OH NINE client you become a part of our tradie family. Join a laid back crew of business owners who have more time, more focus and more clarity. Plus, you’ll go in the running to win an adventure on us, with #ohninendine challenges. All you’ve gotta do? Show us how you’re spending your spare time not on the books!

We think it goes without saying that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. What you see is what you get, and we’ll always go the extra mile to make sure you’re having a good time.

01. Support

Our doors, DMs and dinghies are always open (okay we don’t have dinghies but we’ll jump in yours if you’re offering). Through regular check-ins, you’ll always feel connected to us. Book in a virtual beer to give it a test run.

02. Honesty

We always have your best interest at heart and give our honest opinion (even if that means we’re not the right fit for you).

03. Community

Community’s always at the core of what we do. As  an OH NINE client you become a part of our tradie family. Join a laid back crew of business owners who have more time, more focus and more clarity. Plus, you’ll go in the running to win an adventure on us, with #ohninendine challenges. All you’ve gotta do? Show us how you’re spending your spare time not on the books!

04. Fun

We think it goes without saying that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. What you see is what you get, and we’ll always go the extra mile to make sure you’re having a good time. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Here at OH NINE we acknowledge the Dharawhal people, traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.

We honour this privilege and responsibility with respect, humility and curiosity.

We pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuation of connection to this land, water, and community.

OH NINE doesn’t do:
OH NINE don't ghost you or keep you on hold

Beep boop bookkeeping

Don’t expect cardboard automated emails, getting ghosted or waiting twelve squillion years for someone to ‘get back to you soon.’ We become an extension of your team, good friends and together we virtual cheers to your wins.

OH NINE are real people (and cool ones)

Ties and robotic hand shakes

This may shock you, but we don’t carry combs in our top pockets. We don’t gasp when you swear. And we DON’T wear itchy brown suits. We’re a young, but mighty team here to make your life easier and stress-freesier. (Not a real word but we’re going with it).

OH NINE do more than 'just books'

‘Just’ books

We do all that we can to make your time with us surprisingly enjoyable. Whether that’s giving biz insights, setting you up with a better financial game-plan, simplifying your process or catching up (in Cronulla or online). We’re here to help you in any way we can.

APPs we use

Tech Stack Snacks

Because bookkeeping for tradies and the construction and design industries call for the latest, industry-specific tools.

Your time working with us is a breeze. To make it smoother than a well-deserved frothie after a day on the job, we use a selection of the following apps. If you haven’t used them before, we’ll bring you up to speed! This is all so your systems work efficiently and you can head off on your next road trip sooner. Check back in for regular updates to our tech stack snacks. We’re always learning about the latest software to make your process easier. #selfconfessednerds

Get back to BBQ & beer o’clock.