Bay Business Solutions was established in 2000 by Hunter local, Karen Harris, as a way to assist SMEs with their bookkeeping needs. Since then our organisation has expanded to a team of seven registered and professional bookkeepers, providing accurate and timely bookkeeping to Hunter region business.

Our core function is to enable SMEs to meet their compliance obligations and monitor their business performance. But at Bay Business Solutions we don’t just “do the books”; we assist our clients in taking away the stress and responsibility of book work. We also work with our clients’ accountants to ensure they have everything they need and can give our clients a simple checklist to ensure they are compliant. In addition to traditional bookkeeping services, we also provide outsourced payroll services, training and BAS preparation and Lodgement. We service Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley and will pick up and deliver your work free of charge or come to your business premises to process your bookkeeping.

We are your Cloud Accounting Consultants, specialising in Xero Accounting Software, Sassu, Vend Point of Sale Software, GeoOP and many other Xero add-on solutions. We also support Reckon sales, setup, training and ongoing support.

As part of our commitment to the Hunter region, in 2013 we sponsored the Chicks with Sticks Fundraising event in support of the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. We are also sponsored a golf day in November 2013 to support the Leukemia Foundation. It’s not all about the money!


20 non-fee reasons a customer works with us: 

  1. ABN Membership 
  2. ICB Membership 
  3. BAS Agent Registration 
  4. Licensee of Pure Bookkeeping System 
  5. Ongoing Staff Training 
  6. Mobile Bookkeeping Service 
  7. BNI Member – Networking 
  8. Pick up and deliver work free of charge 
  9. Support World Vision Charity 
  10.  Support Boys Town Charity 
  11.  Diploma in Accounting 
  12.  Knowledge 
  13.  Training and Experience 
  14.  Personal Accessibility – Phone / Email 
  15.  Provide an extra 4 weeks to lodge and pay BAS 
  16.  Free up your time for family and friends 
  17.  Relieve your mind that you are compliant 
  18.  Explain your accounts in plain English 
  19.  Fixed billing packages to assist with cash flow 
  20.  Secure backups stored within Australia