Meet team Kountable – a motivated group committed to delivering exceptional value and understanding how your business can reach its potential.
We know that each industry comes with its own unique hoops to jump through. That’s why each member of our team specialises in specific areas of business. But despite our various specialisations, we each have a few things in common – we understand modern bookkeeping best practices, we are highly experienced and we are all certified Xero Advisors.
It truly takes a team effort to run a business, so we’d like to introduce you to our team – the people who will be getting to know you and your business from the inside out.
The founder of Kountable, Karen has more than 35 years of experience in accounting and other related industries. She is committed to her clients and works to improve their businesses by providing new systems and processes.
Along with her industry experience, Karen is a registered BAS Agent with a Diploma in Accounting, and her impressive list of additional qualifications reads as follows: certified Xero Adviser, Xero Payroll Specialist, MYOB Certified Consultant, QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Australian Bookkeepers Network.
A strong sense of adventure and community spirit keeps Karen busy in her spare time. She regularly embarks on treks – such as a recent visit to the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain – and spends time bushwalking, cooking, enjoying the company of family and friends, and volunteering for Port Stephens Koalas.
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“We consider Karen to be one of our best assets.”
Kelvin Busch, Hunter Shed Masters
Prior to joining Kountable six years ago, Kathy managed small businesses for more than 30 years. This experience gives her invaluable insight into the day-to-day bookkeeping and management requirements of a small business, and a genuine empathy for the busy life of a business owner.
Kathy’s clients appreciate that she can relate to them through her first-hand professional experience. In fact, her dedication and enjoyment of her job has seen her become close friends with a number of her clients. She is a registered BAS Agent and holds a Certificate IV in Accounting, Certificate IV in Business Management and Certificate IV in Bookkeeping.
When she’s not in the office, Kathy loves spending time with her family, exploring the waterways of the area in a kayak and tending to her beloved horse. At work, she regularly hits the road to meet clients onsite in order to understand how she can best help their business.
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“Kathy has a total understanding of our quirks, rather than treating us as being the same as everyone else.”
David van Leeuwen, MedChannel
Carol de Vos
With more than 20 years of experience, including seven years at Kountable, Carol specialises in bookkeeping and accounts for retail and hospitality services.
She has extensive experience in bookkeeping and holds a Certificate IV in Financial Services. Often out on the road meeting with clients, Carol works from Monday to Thursday. Her clients appreciate her ability to answer their curly questions as well as her calm demeanour when offering training or phone support.
Outside of office hours, Carol can often be found exploring the great outdoors, bushwalking and playing touch football. With a never-say-never attitude, she counts zip lining and the 4,000-step Stairway to Heaven in Hawaii among her favourite adventures.
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“Carol assists us at our office weekly and has become one of the family.”
Shane Williams, Totally Workwear Port Stephens
An enthusiastic and friendly member of the Kountable team, Lisa specialises in troubleshooting and working with businesses to implement efficient systems. With a Bachelor of Business, she’s a skilled bookkeeper who understands the many aspects of running and growing a business.
As part of her role at Kountable, Lisa goes above and beyond normal bookkeeping by working with her clients to understand, assess and develop industry policies and procedures around best practice. She has a knack for making complex matters easy to understand and her dedication to forward planning brings a lot of added value to our clients’ businesses.
When Lisa is not assisting clients, she likes spending time outdoors horse riding, bushwalking and relaxing with her sons and friends.
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