Bean Ninjas

Bookkeeper · 15 Gardenia Grove, Burleigh Heads, Queensland

  • STP Ready

    Specialist

    STP Ready 
  • Gold champion partner

    Partner status

    Gold champion partner 
  • Partner since 2015

    Experience

    Partner since 2015 
  • Xero payroll certified

    Certification

    Xero payroll certified 
  • Xero advisor certified

    Certification

    Xero advisor certified 

About us

WE CAN HELP YOU

To take the stress out of managing business finances, so you have the freedom to live a happy, healthy, productive life and build a successful business. We are an award winning bookkeeping and financial reporting firm. We can help with XERO TRAINING, SETUPS, CATCH-UPS AND ONGOING BOOKKEEPING

Affiliations

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Chartered Accountants of Australia & New Zealand
  • Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (AU)
  • Institute of Public Accountants
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Meet the team

Bean Ninjas advisors: 12 - Xero certifications: 17

To become certified, advisors complete learning modules on Xero’s key features and pass a practical exam.

Meryl Johnston

Founder and CEO

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  • Xero advisor certified
    Xero advisor certification is the foundation course for Xero advisors, providing a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with their clients.
  • 3 years Xerocon attendance

Creating freedom for entrepreneurs through stress-free business finances.

Meryl is a Chartered Accountant and the Founder and CEO of award winning bookkeeping and financial reporting firm Bean Ninjas

Wayne Richard

Partner | Director of Global Operations

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  • Xero advisor certified
    Xero advisor certification is the foundation course for Xero advisors, providing a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with their clients.

Creating freedom for entrepreneurs through stress-free business finances.

Wayne is the Operations Team Leader of award winning bookkeeping and financial reporting firm Bean Ninjas.

Jane Szafraniec

Accountant

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  • Xero advisor certified
    Xero advisor certification is the foundation course for Xero advisors, providing a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with their clients.

Jane is an accountant at award winning bookkeeping and financial reporting firm Bean Ninjas.

Colleen Heggarty

Senior Accountant

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  • Xero payroll certified
    Xero payroll certification covers the crucial steps of Xero payroll, with a focus on getting payroll set up efficiently and ensuring a smooth process in the future.
  • Xero advisor certified
    Xero advisor certification is the foundation course for Xero advisors, providing a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with their clients.
  • STP Ready
    Recognises individuals and practices who are ready to help Australian businesses meet ATO’s requirements for single touch payroll. The badge is awarded when an advisor has completed Xero’s STP webinar and has earned Xero payroll and Xero advisor certifications.
  • Trade & Construction
    Recognises an individual or practice where an advisor has completed the trade and construction app advisory course. For a practice to be awarded the badge, it must also have three or more trade or construction clients, and at least one client connected to an app featured in the course.
  • Professional Services
    Recognises an individual or practice where an advisor has completed the professional services app advisory course. For a practice to be awarded the badge, it must also have three or more professional services clients, and at least one client connected to an app featured in the course.
  • 1 year Xerocon attendance

Colleen is a Senior Accountant at award winning bookkeeping and financial reporting firm Bean Ninjas.

Tom Mercer

European Team Leader

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  • Xero migration certified
    Xero migration certification prepares advisors for switching clients to Xero and helps avoid the most common pitfalls.
  • 1 year Xerocon attendance

Tom is a Chartered Certified Accountant and the European Team Leader of award winning bookkeeping and financial reporting firm Bean Ninjas.

Michael Wark

Senior Accountant

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  • Xero advisor certified
    Xero advisor certification is the foundation course for Xero advisors, providing a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with their clients.
  • 1 year Xerocon attendance

Michael is a Senior Accountant at award winning bookkeeping and financial reporting firm Bean Ninjas.

Bean Ninjas: Bank experience

Clients of Bean Ninjas connect to a range of banks via Xero. Bean Ninjas specialises in working with some of those banks; they can help with setting up bank feeds, and are knowledgeable about accessing bank loans and streamlining payments through Xero.

Bank connections 


  • DBS
  • BOQ Specialist
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Barclays
  • Bank of Melbourne
  • Bankwest
  • Beyond Bank
  • Bank Australia
  • eWAY
  • Bank of Queensland
  • Capital One
  • Macquarie
  • ANZ
  • Bendigo Bank
  • PayPal
  • Westpac
  • Wells Fargo
  • St.George Bank
  • HSBC
  • National Australia Bank

Bean Ninjas: Industry experience

Bean Ninjas works with businesses across a range of industries. They specialise in helping to choose apps that integrate with Xero to boost business performance for some of those industries.

Industry Specialist 


  • Trade & Construction

    Specialist

    Trade & Construction 
  • Professional Services

    Specialist

    Professional Services 

Industries Served 


  • Marketing, advertising and consulting
  • Professional services
  • E-commerce
  • Arts and recreation
  • Education
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Retail
  • Media and communications
  • Accommodation and hospitality
  • Repairs and personal services
  • Real estate and hiring services
  • Construction and trades

Bean Ninjas : App experience

Bean Ninjas serves clients who use 16 different apps that connect and integrate with Xero.


Find us

Bean Ninjas has offices in 3 locations

Burleigh Heads

15 Gardenia Grove, Burleigh Heads, 4220, Queensland

Tucson

33 South 5th Avenue, Tucson, 85701, Arizona

Manchester

24 Hood Street, Manchester, M4 6WX, England

New to Xero? Bean Ninjas can help

Xero is beautiful online accounting software for smaller businesses. Bean Ninjas can help make your switch as smooth as possible.

Contact them to find out how they can help your business.

  • 3 Years Xerocon Attendance ?
    The firm shows a commitment to Xero and to professional development by having one or more of their people attend Xerocon, Xero’s annual global conference, for the number of years shown.
  • Partner since 2015

Awards

  • QLD Bookkeeping Partner of the Year 2017 AU
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Xero certification means that some or all team members have completed courses and been assessed by Xero as proficient in the use of the Xero application.

Xero specialisation means that some or all team members have completed several short learning modules to develop skills in that area.

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