Nerida Byron, with her local business background and a strong drive to learn, adds firepower to the small business bookkeeping team at Collins Hume, bringing a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience.
Originally hailing from Brisbane, Nerida moved to the Northern Rivers region in 2007. Her initial foray into bookkeeping began during the pandemic when she decided to take advantage of some free education courses. Her curiosity led her to explore bookkeeping, which she enjoyed, and she subsequently embarked on her Cert IV Accounting & Bookkeeping certification.
Wanting an extra challenge and to advance her career and qualifications, Nerida approached Collins Hume for a bookkeeping and assistant accountant role, and we are glad she did!
Nerida's days are filled with various bookkeeping responsibilities. Undertaking tasks for all Partners, her core duties include BAS preparation, payroll, accounts payable and some reporting — all using Xero’s cloud accounting platform on which she has become a dab hand.
One aspect that sets Nerida apart is her ability to focus on tasks at hand. She identifies herself as a "doer," emphasising her task-oriented nature, which is crucial in the world of bookkeeping where precision across a multitude of minute actions is paramount for financial accuracy.
Culture of Support and Growth
When asked about her experience in her new workplace, Nerida is appreciative for the supportive Collins Hume culture.
Her onboarding, guided by Clare, was smooth and swift, ensuring that Nerida could hit the ground running. The collaborative atmosphere and the willingness of her colleagues to share their knowledge have accelerated her learning.
"It’s amazing — every time I need help I always get an answer. Everyone is very generous with their time and really cool about helping me out and teaching me the ropes, so I'm getting a lot out of it," says Nerida.
Outside the office, Nerida enjoys baking and running around after her daughters, going to the beach and spending time with her family with their beloved labradoodle, Nara. Her commitment to continuous learning and relishing her new role stand her in good stead for the future that lies ahead at Collins Hume.
"If you stop learning, you just stop, so learning is magic," Nerida added.
Nerida’s journey to becoming a bookkeeper is one marked by that same passion for learning. With a Cert IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping nearly completed plus a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Media Studies and Advertising, Nerida's qualifications might seem diverse, but she is poised to become a valuable asset not only to Collins Hume but also to the business owners she assists. She is also Xero Payroll Certified.
For Xero conversions and any complex bookkeeping needs, Nerida stands ready to lend her expertise and make the financial world a bit clearer for all.