We’re Award Winning Bookkeepers

We speak plain English to you but all the technical information to your accountant and the ATO so that you get the best result and understand what is happening at all times. 

Our Principal Bookkeeper

The Director, Sonya Jacobsen, has been bookkeeping for over 30 years and started her own bookkeeping business as a sole trader in 2007.

Your Bookkeeping Angel has grown by word of mouth referrals from delighted clients and thankful accountants. The clients are from all different industries, and size. We have a range from Not registered for GST (GNR) to clients earning over $2mill a year.

We are based on the Sunshine Coast, Qld,.


We empower business owners around their finances by precise and timely bookkeeping “done right the first time”, allowing them to focus on the operations and growth of their business.



  • Open and honest communication
  • Reliable and honest
  • Accurate
  • Adhere to a Code of Conduct


As of March 1st 2010 the ATO regulated the bookkeeping industry. Now, all bookkeepers providing a BAS Service are required to register as a BAS Agent.



  • Certificate IV in Financial Services – Bookkeeping or Accounting
  • Member of a recognised Professional Association
  • Over 1000 hours relevant experience
  • Professional Indemnity insurance
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Code of Conduct

Team Standards

Our bookkeepers are required to fulfill four standards – education, experience, testing & training:

  • Minimum of Cert IV in Finance-Bookkeeping
  • Minimum 5 years experience
  • Statement of attainment in BAS agent registrations

I am a Registered BAS Agent so that gives you confidence in our work. At Your Bookkeeping Angel, we believe that great bookkeeping is not just data entry but about getting it right, within all the aspects of bookkeeping … it’s about empowering you around your finances!

What Does That Mean For You?

In the past, a bookkeeper was able to complete a MYOB or Quicken course and start charging for their services. Unfortunately, due to their lack of experience, they often left a mess. The client could do nothing about it except find someone else who, hopefully, would be able to clean up the mess. It is a costly exercise both financially and emotionally.

BAS Agents have a professional Code of Conduct in relation to:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Independence (acting lawfully)
  • Confidentiality
  • Competence

Breaching the Code of Conduct can result in termination of the registration and Civil Penalties involving fines up to $137,500. At last there is something that can be done if you are left in a mess.


AAA 2020 Finalist
AAA 2019 Finalist
AAA 2018 Finalist
WIF 2020 Finalist Bookkeeper
WIF 2019 FInalist Bookkeeper
WIF 2018 Finalist Bookkeeper
WIF 2018 Finalist SBA
SMSF 2018


APA 2021

What Do Our Clients Think ?

Having already engaged Sonya from Your Bookkeeping Angel with our move to Xero and as a direct result of the seamless transition, complete backup support and level of service that we also took full advantage of the Gold Package bookkeeping serviced offered. The complete transition of our Company, business and new business ventures was made without issue and with the full support, service levels, experience, direct liaison with our accountant and personal hands on involvement by Sonya which has allowed us to focus on what we do best. If you are looking for a local, dedicated bookkeeper who has their clients best interest at the top of their priority list, is always available and willing to assist them I can not recommend Sonya and Your Bookkeeping Angel more highly – you will not be disappointed. In fact, ring me direct should you require further information.

Chris Pilat Cool Pool Care Pty Ltd
Chris Pilat

Sonya Jacobsen has been working with my company now for at least 8 years. In this time she has converted my business from chaos to unity and structure. Its so difficult to deal with international transactions when you’re a wholesaler doing imports, but Sonya was able to master this in just a few months. She has converted out entire bookkeeping structure to the latest MYOB and all on line. The thing I have noticed the most is actually getting my time back that I would usually spend trying to do accounts. I can now use this valuable time where my skills are best used talking to my customers getting sales. Sonya has literally changed my business and given me back my time to sell. She truly is “my bookkeeping angel”

Chris Bagnall Stage FX
Chris Bagnall

Sonya from your Bookkeeping Angel has been responsible for our bookkeeping and payroll for nearly two years now. Sonya’s knowledge and experience is demonstrated by her professional and pro attractive approach in these areas. This has given us time to work on the business and build for future growth which is invaluable to a small business like our selves Sonya’s knowledge and expertise with xero accounting system is amazing. I would recommend Your Bookkeeping Angel to any business wanting her diverse knowledge, Professionalism and friendly service

 North Lakes Platinum Electricians

Your work has been organised, efficient and would highly recommend you to others.

 Elegant Bomboniere Team

Your bookkeeping angel has made the running of my business a lot smother as Sonya explains what she is doing and is very helpful with any problems I have and her fees are very reasonable Sonya lives up to her name “ANGEL”

Shari Simply Fresh Wholesale Produce

Sonya has been our Bookkeeping Angel for over 6 years now. Not only is she quick, reliable and efficient; she is a great person to work with as well. She can gauge our requirements very easily and we are confident that there is nothing too hard for her to fix!

Silvia Striker ClinicalPRO
Silvia Striker

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