About Us

IMG_0500From high heels to hi viz!!  Ari Sturdee, the owner of Tradie Bookkeeping Specialists, has come from a corporate background to now predominantly working with Tradies onsite and off.

Having been raised by a Tradie, siblings and extended family are Tradies and now married to a Tradie (who was also raised by a Tradie), Ari and her team at Tradie Bookkeeping Specialists understand the culture of the construction industry and the pressures that come along with it.

Our experience has been that Tradie’s are great with hands on work; however, when it comes to their paperwork and ensuring they are compliant with their bookkeeping and BAS obligations, they usually need a little (or a lot) of help. This is why we specialise with the trades…there are certain ATO requirements that Tradie’s need to be aware of that do not affect other industries. Not all bookkeepers will realise the extra lodgements involved when working with those in the trades.

Ari is not only a registered BAS agent, she also has an Accounting Degree, which puts her ahead of the rest when it comes to bookkeeping. Tradie Bookkeeping Specialists also enlist the help of professional bookkeepers to service our clients across the Sunshine Coast and on the Gold Coast…and don’t forget…WE VISIT ONSITE to make your life even easier!

– What some of our Happy Customers are saying

We would like to thank Ari for being part of our team at Jon Mees Homes. Ari comes in a couple of times a week to sort out our accounts, pay sub contractors & suppliers, chase up outstanding invoices, submit BASs, balance our accounts etc. Ari has set up our Xero accounting system and taught us how to fully utilise it. Ari is great at what she does, hard working, professional, reliable & has a great personality. Its so good to have someone we trust to answer any questions we may have and look after the accounting side of things so that we can get on with doing what we do – Building houses. Thanks for everything Ari! www.meesconstruction.com.au Jon Mees

John Mees, Mees Construction

Ari is more like my 2IC than my bookkeeper. I have ventured out on my own over the last couple of years and Ari has looked after all my paperwork – not only the accounts side of things but also admin, OH&S, take and make telephone calls, filing, post and insurances. I hate paperwork so with Ari there to support me, I can get on with my job knowing she will look after me and my paperwork. She has been a great sounding board for me as well and I would not be able to do my day-to-day grind without her. I would suggest to anyone needing to pass on the headache of accounts and paper work to contact Ari.

SD Concreting

We’ve been so happy with Ari’s friendliness and responsiveness. She has simplified our accounts system and taken away the stress of us trying to figure things out. Ari is extremely helpful and excellent at training us on our new Myob system plus she helps us with our filing system too. More importantly, she is very easy to work with, can tolerate noise from our kids when in our office, enjoys lots of laughs, sledging and giggles with us and she is someone we trust with our books.

Mike and Sandra Wilson, CustomFlek

My wife and I both run small businesses and the one thing we both dislike is the bookwork.  Ari has always made herself available to us when we need a helping hand in that regard.  We know we can rely on her to answer any of those tricky questions when it comes to the books and she is always willing to provide us with information and training as and when needed…sure makes our life easier!

Jason Strange, First In Property Maintenance