Success Stories

What People Are Saying

I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa. She offers much more than just standard bookkeeping services.  She does those really well as well but there’s a lot more that she can offer and she can really help you to get an insight into running your business and keep you on track with the financial side of things.  I think not all business owners really understand the financial side of the business as that might not be their strong point.  And so, having somebody with a good understanding is just invaluable to helping you keep your business running and keeping profitable.

- Harriet Lammin

JDA Lammin Architects

Sometimes because running a charity can be quite different from running a business we have quite unique needs in terms of managing and reporting on our finances.  Lisa was able to dive in really quickly and really quickly understand the best way that we consider our finances for our needs and Xero to make sure we can meet the needs of all our stakeholders.

- Johanna de Burca

Just Peoples

CEO / Co-Founder

If you want to put Xero in your business and you are thinking who can help you in the best possible way there is no other stone to be unturned than to go with Lisa.

- Mary Jensen

M Power Services

What Our Clients Say

Lisa is professional, efficient and knowledgeable. She has assisted our business for the past year and is thorough, proactive and totally reliable. Highly recommend.

Suzanne Britt
Urban Initiatives

I’ve been using Straight forward accounting for over a year now. Lisa is always extremely prompt with replying to any Xero payroll or reporting questions I have. Bookkeeping, managing payroll and lodging the BAS has been a breeze since Lisa has taken over from trying to do everything myself.

Cassy Canterford
Flowers for Jane

We have been using Lisa in our business the past year. She has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Her work is thorough and precise and is always available to discuss any issues. Most importantly my accountant is happy as our books are perfect! Highly recommend Lisa! She has been a huge asset to our company!

Candys Navon
SOS Pest Control

Lisa has been my book keeper for 2 years now and I feel it has been a huge weight off my shoulders, as a small business owner to have her. Lisa is very caring, trustworthy, professional and highly efficient. She took the time with me initially to ensure I understood the system we were using and how it worked. I have been able to spend more time growing my business knowing I have Lisa to help me along the way. We are currently going through a business restructure and I feel I would not have been able to do this without Lisa’s help and assistance. Thank you Lisa for all you have done for my business. You are a rare find!

Monique Milne
Well Heeled Podiatry Pty Ltd

Lisa has been assisting me with bookkeeping for a number of years now. She’s easy to work with and is a good communicator which is important for a small business. Lisa has helped me get more control of my numbers and create a plan than has reduced debt and get more profit in my business.

Russell Pearson
Speaker & Strategist

Lisa’s knowledge, honesty, supportive and caring nature has made it a pleasure to have her on board for all of my bookkeeping needs for my small business. She is highly skilled and imparts knowledge very clearly and she’s empowered me with great tools and advice moving forward. She is a wealth of information which she shares readily and has thoughtfully prepared and catered to the exact needs of my business. I would recommend Lisa in a heartbeat.

Marianna Caffyn
Mazzy’s Dog Walking & Minding Bayside

I had Lisa from Straight Forward Accounting help my Business switch to Xero accounting software. The knowledge and advice she gave me enabled my business to get on top of it’s accounts and saved many hours trying to learn how to use the new software. I highly recommend Straight Forward Accounting for all your bookkeeping needs!!

Nathaniel Whitelock
Whitelock Electrical

I would recommend Lisa Stoneham to any small or medium sized firm looking to outsource their accounting functions. Lisa already provides this service to Health Metrics and it’s working very well for us. Lisa’s work is very diligent and accurate. I highly recommend her services.

Steven Strange
Health Metrics Pty Ltd

Lisa is amazing at translating complex accounting and book keeping topics. I spoke with Lisa about xero amongst other book keeping topics and Lisa was able to provide the right amount of detail in a simple tight, yet easy to understand manner. She then followed up our conversation with an email summary of what we spoke about and provided all the required links etc- making it very easy for me to refer back to. If you like to receive amazing concise bookkeeping advice, I highly recommend Lisa Stoneham

Nicole Alesios
Business & Money Strategist

I asked Lisa to help me understand the Xero accounting software that I couldn’t get my head around how to use. As a result I had a subscription that just sat there while I was still continuing to use Excel spreadsheets. Lisa came for a training session to my office and walked me step by step through what I needed to know and taught me how to use Xero in the most efficient way.
What I really liked was her down to earth approach and the way she made it easy to understand. It’s also comforting to know that I can contact her if I have any further questions.
I found the experience extremely helpful as it enabled me to use Xero more confidently and as a result I now get my BAS done much faster. If you feel that you are not making the most out of your Xero software I recommend to give Lisa a call to help you.

Stephanie Rother
Infinite Health Concepts