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National award for local business owner

WELL DONE: Kim Chapman attended the National Reckon Conference where she was awarded 2015 Reckon Accredited Partner of the Year.
WELL DONE: Kim Chapman attended the National Reckon Conference where she was awarded 2015 Reckon Accredited Partner of the Year. Max Fleet BUNKIM

KIM Chapman said it was a pleasant surprise when she found out she would be receiving a national award for her work as a bookkeeper and financial consultant.

The owner of Chapman Office Services in Bundaberg recently attended accounting software company Reckon's national conference in Melbourne where she received Reckon Accredited Partner of the Year.

Ms Chapman said the AP of the Year award was voted for by partners within the Reckon AP Network and ultimately chosen by the Reckon AP Council.

"While I am still quite shocked to have received such an award, I am also very honoured," she said.

Ms Chapman said she had been in the bookkeeping industry for over a decade and enjoyed the new technologies evolving within the industry that helped businesses get on track.

"One of the best things I like about my industry is everyone knows they have to track GST, payroll and more and they use this information BAS reporting, but the greatest reward is when a business owner starts to use this information to understand and plan their business," she said.

"They are doing all this work, or going to the expense of having it done for them. Analysing the information and using it to budget and plan for the future is where the real value of business reporting is."

Ms Chapman said she had had the opportunity to work with new software and procedures to upkeep her skills which had ultimately attributed to her recent award.

"Over the last couple of years I have had the opportunity to work with one of Reckon's newest programs, Reckon One," she said.

"I feel it was with this particular program that my contribution has been most recognised. From this I have been able to share that knowledge with the wider Reckon community."

Ms Chapman received her award at the Melbourne conference earlier this month.

Topics:  awards, bundaberg, local business




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