Senior Bookkeeper Beverley, from Calliope in Central Queensland, has more than two decades of hospitality experience under her belt. She started working for Clarity Management Group in 1997 in Sydney before moving to Brisbane in the early 2000s. Bev loves getting amongst it in the great outdoors, particularly glamping. She also loves to travel – some of the places she’s ticked off include Hawaii, Thailand, Vietnam and New Zealand.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY INTO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
After relocating to Brisbane from Sydney in the early 2000s, I started working in an accountancy firm in the hospitality sector before moving to a small hotel group. Later, I moved to Coles Liquor Group until our office got made redundant. From there, Clarity’s General Manager Bryan got in touch with me to start an office in Brisbane and the rest is history! As I’ve worked with a few businesses in hospitality, I’ve seen different types of processes, and I do believe Clarity has the best solution for bookkeeping.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS?
I enjoy working with the team at Hugos Group. They’re easy to get along with and a pleasure to work with. We have daily contact and if there are any issues, we resolve them promptly.

WHAT’S A QUESTION YOU’RE COMMONLY ASKED BY CUSTOMERS?
Payroll questions would be the most-asked question, closely followed by supplier queries. I think the venues could give their new starters a handout guide in an employment pack and go through with them to explain any common payroll questions (i.e. what is tax-free threshold, you need to fill in the TFN, etc.)

WHICH PUB OR RESTAURANT ARE YOU LOVING THIS MONTH?
The Hugos Group, including the Pantry and Hugos Manly. Chrissie (at the Pantry) and I talk and email daily, and have discussions regarding things like floats, money transfers, creditors, payroll – I go through and explain any general queries with her so we’re both on the same page.

WE’RE ALL ON A JOURNEY OF PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. ARE YOU STUDYING, OR IS THERE AN AREA YOU’D LIKE TO FURTHER EXPLORE?
I’m not studying at the moment, but I completed my Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting a couple of years ago – evening classes while working full-time. I intend to go back and get my Diploma of Accounting next year.

Got any questions or want to know more about how we can help your business? Get in touch with Beverley on (07) 3058 9730, bmcdonald@claritymg.com.au or LinkedIn. To learn more about Clarity Cloud, watch our video.