Numbers drive us wild.

We love doing what you loathe.

We can look after your business for you or show you how to manage your business in the cloud, with the training, telephone and online support you need.

  • Bookkeeping

  • Business consulting

  • Xero training

Bookkeeping needs analysis
General bookkeeping, we can help you as little or as much as you need
Accounting software selection + set up
BAS review and lodgement service
Big business consulting
Payroll, PAYG + Super
Management reports + financial ratio data
Training + support
Cloud solutions

Small + medium businesses are our thing.

The help you need, when you need it.

We can look after your business for you or show you how to manage your business in the cloud, with the training, telephone and online support you need.

Diverse Business excels at assisting businesses and accounting professionals to automate business processes and move their businesses to the cloud to reap the benefits of having access to up-to-date real-time information anywhere, any time.

With Diverse Business, you can rest assured that your work is being completed by qualified professionals who have met educational and experience standards, ensuring your business finances are compliant with the ATO’s requirements.

Diverse Business Consultants have worked with a wide range of businesses across Australia – everywhere from Melbourne and Brisbane to Yeppoon.

We have bookkeeping experience across a breadth of industries from agriculture and finance through to food and hospitality. We love looking after small to medium sized businesses to help them grow.

Fixed Fee Packages or hourly rate options. We are in this for the long term and we offer fixed fee pricing arrangements so that you know what your bookkeeping is going to cost your business year round. No surprises.
On-site to the cloud. We thrive on getting to know our clients and their businesses personally before we get into bed with their books. We generally meet our new clients face-to-face whether that be via Skype or in person to get up and running – and overcome any shyness. From there, we have monthly and quarterly reviews to ensure total client satisfaction.
Meet your commitments on time. Can’t keep up with what’s due and when? We will work with you and get your lodgements completed accurately and on time – whether it be your BAS, Super, WorkCover and more.

Let’s talk.
We can make this work.

Our Team

Colleen Diver

Colleen Diver

Director

Certified BAS Agent | Xero Certified | Cert IV Financial Services

Our Principal, Colleen Diver has been bookkeeping since 1995. She thrives on the challenge of getting a new set of books in order and then providing business owners with up-to-date, real time information to help them manage their business.

Colleen was fortunate to have forward-thinking clients who were early adopters of online accounting software and electronic data storage in 2007. Since then Colleen has been assisting other businesses and accounting professionals to move their business to the cloud and reap the benefits of having information at their fingertips anywhere, any time.

The thriving Xero Add-On community continues to expanded the range of solutions available. This has sparked Colleen's passion for automating business processes to take the pressure off busy lives, freeing up business owners to spend time with their friends, families and doing things that they love.

Colleen is a certified BAS Agent, so you can rest assured that your work is being overseen and completed by qualified professionals who have met educational and experience standards.

Sarah Parkinson

Sarah Parkinson

Director

Bachelor of Business | Cert IV Bookkeeping | Xero Certified

Sarah brings to the Diverse Business team a breadth of experience as a business owner and operator. Since 2004, Sarah has operated her own businesses in both the service and product sectors in Brisbane. In 2002, Sarah sold the Brisbane fresh food business she established, employing more than 15 staff with a turnover in excess of $2 million.

Equipped with technical skills and hands-on business management experience, Sarah knows what it is like to manage a small business. Now a certified bookkeeper, Sarah also holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Integrated Marketing and Public Relations.

Melissa North

Melissa North

Team

Certificate IV Accounting | Registered BAS Agent | Xero Certified

Melissa has small to medium sized business bookkeeping experience as long as your arm, or longer! She has worked in the accounting industry since 2001 across a wide range of industries and software packages. As a certified BAS Agent equipped with a Certificate IV in Accounting - as well as a Certificate III Music Industry Skills just for kicks - Melissa thrives on getting business owners on the right track with their accounts. Melissa thrives on getting accounts systems - that work - set up to provide valuable business insight!

Kylie Buckley

Kylie Buckley

Team

Xero Certified

Kylie is a can-do woman. She makes anything she does look easy including being a mother to four busy children. Kylie runs a successful plumbing business with her husband (using Xero to manage the accounts of course) and prior to this had a significant career working in an accounting firm as well as accounts and payroll for a private school. As another feather in her cap, Kylie is a qualified personal trainer and has previously run a large fitness centre. Small business books are her thing.

Sue Stafford

Sue Stafford

Team

Xero Certified | Xero Payroll Certified | Certified BAS Agent

Thorough, attentive and reliable - Sue knows her Xero bookkeeping inside out. Sue has been bookkeeping since 1990 for small to medium sized businesses across a wide range of industries from retail and trades to architects and advertising. Prior to joining the Diverse team, Sue had been running her own show for many years. She started helping a friend with their business and then referral followed referral. Highly motivated and dedicated, Sue is a pillar to the Diverse team and gains great satisfaction putting in place systems to help business owners.

Loryn Butterworth

Loryn Butterworth

Team

Xero Certified

Loryn knows her GST from her WET. Loryn is a hospitality bookkeeping specialist and has worked with Diverse for more than 5 years supporting a range of cafes, bars, restaurants and hospitality businesses with their onerous data entry and bookkeeping. Equipped with the know how to handle those bookkeeping quirks unique to the hospitality industry, you know that your invoices will be correctly coded with Loryn working on your accounts.

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Team members
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Xero clients
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BAS' lodged
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Kids

The team have always provided great support to me and my clients. Whether it is through a Health Check Review for a new client, or assisting a client get set up correctly, the expert knowledge and experience of the DBC team helps me to ensure my clients are utilising their systems as effectively as possible.

Grant HalydayA2 Accounting

We utilised Diverse to provide tailored Xero payroll training as we transitioned from an external bookkeeper to an internal position. We found the training to be exactly what we needed and it will save us from costly mistakes in the future!

Gordon Johnston

Our Xero files needed a fair bit of work to tidy them up and DBC was extremely diligent and thorough throughout that process. Now it is much easier for us to keep everything updated.

Trinity AmblerSilla Furniture

We have successfully transitioned from existing accounting software to Xero, and the support we received from DBC has been fantastic. I would not hesitate to recommend their service to anyone.

Crystal PalmerWQ Architects