We understand the importance of being informed and one of the ways our team stays at the top of our game is to be involved in a number of industry and local associations.

Xero Certified Advisor

Xero is an online accounting software product providing SMEs with and easy-to-use interface, flexibility of approach and access to their data from anywhere. Karen Harris is a Xero Certified Advisor.

Pure Bookkeeping System

The Pure Bookkeeping system safeguards consistency, uniformity, and quality in the work completed by their members. To be a licensee of the Pure Bookkeeping System, Bay Business Solutions went through a strict accreditation process, ensuring they are following best practice processes and systems.

Australian Bookkeepers Network

The Australian Bookkeepers Network is an industry-leading organisation that brings together bookkeepers from around the country to stay informed about changes to the industry and provide access to tools and resources. Membership is open to bookkeepers at all stages of business, including both BAS Agents and Non-BAS Agents.

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping network in the world and promotes and maintains the standards of the profession. It provides qualifications and awards grades of membership that recognise academic attainment, work experience and competence. Members must abide by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Code of Conduct.

Association of Payroll Specialists

The Association of Payroll Specialists represents the Australian payroll industry with over 6,500 members. It keeps members up-to-date with changes to payroll, provides access to journals and information and promotes ongoing training and upskilling for the sector.


genXwomen is a Hunter based networking organisation that brings together local businesswomen to establish alliances and build relationships. The network gives businesswomen access to a wealth of knowledge through their events and workshops.

BNI Sunrisers

BNI is an international business referral organisation, with many chapters throughout the Hunter region. Karen is a member of the BNI Sunrisers chapter, who meet every Friday at The Harbourview on Queens Wharf.

Women in Business Connect

Women in Business Connect is a Hunter based networking group that encourages local businesswomen to create, develop and manage their business relationships.