Bookkeeping Services

Balancing the Books with Precision and Care

Every thriving organization understands the paramount importance of impeccable financial management. It’s the lifeblood that ensures smooth operations, driving missions forward while staying firmly grounded in financial stability. But essential doesn’t have to translate to arduous.

Enter CMSolutions – your dedicated financial custodian.

Your On-Demand Accounts Department

At CMSolutions, we don’t just offer financial services; we present an entire accounts department tailored to your needs. Why navigate the intricate maze of rules and regulations when we’ve got the map? With cutting-edge software and a deep understanding of sector-specific guidelines, we’re poised to manage every penny with precision.

Half a Century of Trust

Over the span of five decades, CMSolutions has stood as a pillar of trust for countless community organisations. Our legacy isn’t just rooted in years but in the myriad success stories of organizations we’ve empowered. Whether it’s streamlining financial systems, identifying cost-saving measures, or nipping potential issues in the bud, our track record speaks for itself.

Custom-Tailored Financial Solutions

We recognize that every organization is unique, and so are its financial needs. Our suite of services is designed to alleviate the burdens of financial management, allowing you to focus on your core mission. We’ve got everything covered, from meticulous bookkeeping to strategic financial planning. And the best part? Transparent pricing with no hidden surprises. You pay for the hours we dedicate, ensuring maximum value for every dollar spent.

Key Highlights of Partnering with CMSolutions:

Expertise at Your Fingertips:

With a profound understanding of the financial landscape, we ensure your funds are channelled correctly and accounted for meticulously.

Cost-Effective Solutions:

Our pro-rata hourly rate system ensures you get top-tier financial services without any unexpected costs. Value and transparency are at the core of our offerings.

Proactive Problem Solving: Financial challenges?

We’re on it even before they escalate. Our proactive approach ensures smooth sailing, always.

Be mission focussed; allow us to do your books.

Financial management is undeniably crucial, but with CMSolutions by your side, it’s also effortless. Dive into your mission with the confidence that your finances are in expert hands, poised for growth and stability. CMSolutions – where financial precision meets peace of mind.


Mastering Financial Services: The Essentials of Bookkeeping and Payroll Management

In the vast realm of organisational operations, financial management is the cornerstone, supporting and driving all other functions. At the heart of this intricate system lie two pivotal processes – bookkeeping and payroll management. Both may seem like routine tasks, but their meticulous execution ensures an organization’s smooth sailing. Let’s delve deeper into these essential financial services and understand their significance.

Bookkeeping: The Backbone of Financial Clarity

1. What is Bookkeeping?

Bookkeeping is the systematic recording, organizing, and maintaining of financial transactions of an organization. The process ensures every financial move is tracked, from the smallest expenditure to the most significant investment.

2. Why is Bookkeeping Crucial?


Accurate bookkeeping provides a clear picture of an organization’s financial health.


With organized financial records, businesses can make informed decisions, from budget allocations to investments.


Proper bookkeeping ensures that organizations meet their tax obligations and adhere to financial regulations.

3. Modern Bookkeeping:

With advancements in technology, bookkeeping has evolved. Software solutions have replaced traditional ledgers, ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and real-time financial insights.


Choosing the Right Financial Services Partner

In the realm of bookkeeping and payroll management, accuracy is paramount. While internal teams can manage these functions, partnering with specialized financial service providers offers several advantages:


Financial service providers bring in-depth knowledge of bookkeeping and payroll regulations, ensuring best practices are always followed.


Top-tier providers leverage the latest financial software, offering efficiency, accuracy, and real-time data access.


As organizations grow, so do their financial processes. External providers can easily scale their services, ensuring seamless financial management regardless of business size.


Bookkeeping and payroll management, while seemingly routine, are the lifeblood of an organisation’s financial ecosystem. Their efficient management ensures transparency, compliance, and operational efficiency. As the business world evolves, combining technology with these processes is beneficial and essential. And while the intricacies of financial management can be daunting, with the right expertise and tools, they become pillars of an organisation’s success story.

bookkeeping-services by CMSolutions
bookkeeping-services by CMSolutions

A wealth of experience with Not For Profits

CMSolutions has almost 50 years experience in Bookkeeping for not for profit organisations such as Aged Care, NDIS providers, Social Enterprise, Sports Orgs, P&Cs, Kindergartens, and Child Care Centres.

Community Management Solutions helps an increasing number of organisations manage their bookwork each year. Our bookkeeping services make sure invoices are paid, ledgers are balanced, and bank reconciliations are perfect. We can create a Chart of Accounts that will provide meaningful information and help manage your organisation.

We can input all your data, ensure no one is under or overpaid and prepare financial reports for your regular meetings. We do this all with specialist knowledge of your business.

Our in-house Accountants and Bookkeeping specialists can help with as much or as little as you need.

We also offer Financial Audit Services and a streamlined Payroll Service.

Glossary of Terms for Bookkeeping

1. Accounts Payable (AP): Money owed by a business to its suppliers or vendors for goods or services received but not yet paid for.

2. Accounts Receivable (AR): Money owed to a business by its clients or customers for goods or services provided on credit.

3. Accrual Basis Accounting: An accounting method where revenue and expenses are recorded when they are earned or incurred, regardless of when the cash is actually received or paid.

4. Assets: Resources owned by a business with economic value, expected to provide future benefits.

5. Balance Sheet: A financial statement that provides a snapshot of a company’s assets, liabilities, and equity at a specific point in time.

6. Cash Basis Accounting: An accounting method where revenue and expenses are recorded when cash is actually received or paid.

7. Chart of Accounts: A list of all accounts used by a business to classify financial transactions.

8. Credit: An accounting entry that represents a decrease in assets or an increase in liabilities and equity.

9. Debit: An accounting entry that represents an increase in assets or a decrease in liabilities and equity.

10. Double-Entry Bookkeeping: A system of accounting where every transaction affects at least two accounts. For example, when a business takes out a loan (increase in liability), it might receive cash (increase in assets).

11. Equity: Represents the owner’s interest in a business, calculated as assets minus liabilities.

12. Expenses: Costs incurred by a business in the course of its operations.

13. Financial Statements: Reports that summarize the financial activities of a business, including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement.

14. General Ledger: The main accounting record of a business that tracks all financial transactions organised by account.

15. Income Statement (or Profit and Loss Statement): A financial statement that summarises a company’s revenues, expenses, and profits or losses over a specific period.

16. Journal: A record where all financial transactions are initially entered.

17. Liabilities: Amounts owed by a business to creditors, including loans, accounts payable, and other debts.

18. Reconciliation: The process of ensuring two sets of records (usually the balances of two accounts) match.

19. Revenue (or Sales): Money earned by a business for providing goods or services.

20. Trial Balance: A report that lists all accounts and their balances to ensure total debits equal total credits.

This glossary provides a foundational understanding of key terms used in the realm of bookkeeping. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or someone just venturing into the world of finance, these terms serve as building blocks for deeper exploration and comprehension.