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Strategic Financial Management

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Years experience


About Keeping Account

Learn about Keeping Account

  • Certified Bookkeeper
  • Registered BAS Agent
  • ICB Member in Practice
  • Xero Silver Partner
  • Fathom Reporting Certified Advisor
  • Mental Health First Aider Accredited

In 1999, we established Tarel Data Systems, specialising in the development of custom business financial software. We delivered custom solutions to private business, local government and state government organisations.

In 2009, to better support the changing needs of our clients, we decided to combine our experience from software development and bookkeeping management. The result was Keeping Account, an award winning financial management bookkeeping provider.

Business Rescue

With our years of experience and up-to-date knowledge, we have rescued businesses that were swamped with months of neglected paperwork and myriads of problems, including payroll, tax commitments, even solvency issues.

We cleared their backlog, found solutions for their underlying problems, and then set up tailor-made bookkeeping systems.

Business Growth

Whether you want time to grow your business or relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour, we provide relief from the stress and anxiety of financial management.

By reviewing your existing processes we can make recommendations about improved ways to capture business data and use it more effectively to provide additional services to your clients.

Business Startup

We are also experienced in helping successful start-up companies to implement bookkeeping systems which are easy to use and easy to understand.

Selecting the best systems from the outset ensures that everything is set up correctly from the start, preventing issues in the future.


Check our Services


Our bookkeeping services provide accuracy and ATO compliance. Our services are more cost effective and provide greater value than an internal bookkeeper

HR Support

With broad HR experience we can assist you to comply with Fair Work employment requirements.

Payroll Services

Ensure that your employees are paid according to the correct award and your payroll is setup correctly for PAYGW, Super and leave accruals.

ATO Reporting

As a registered BAS agent, we can prepare your BAS (Business Activity Statement) in line with ATO (Australian Taxation Office) requirements.

Financial Reports

We can provide regular financial management reports and help you monitor business performance.

Fixed Pricing

Our fixed price packages start at $440.00 per month. No hidden or additional fees. No unexpected surprises!

Steve Moore

Moore Beautiful

Michael has been the biggest and most important addition to our small business. From our very first phone call at 9pm one night, 18 months ago, in a complete panic right through to today, he has been the pillar of our business.

Michael has grown with our business and has always only been a phone call away. We have recommended Michael to everyone that we meet around Australia, at all of the conferences that we attend and cannot speak more highly of him.

Ken Jones

Asbestos Solutions NT

Michael has been a great asset to my business. He has assisted in moving us into an almost paperless office with his support of XERO and Dext Receipt Bank. His tireless support has meant I can give attention to the business without concern.

Michael is more than a bookkeeper. His knowledge and support has been invaluable to me. At times I have used him as a sounding board and his calm listening ability has helped me refocus. I recommend Keeping Account without hesitation.

Stacee Harris

Social Playground Darwin

I felt comfortable with Michael immediately. He is so full of knowledge, helpful and very understanding. He has helped me tremendously and I look forward to working with him more in the future.

He has provided me a support in a wide range of business areas. I recommend him on every occasion.

Angela Clucas

Darwin Aviation Museum

We have had many great bookkeepers working for us over the years. However, Michael from Keeping Account has been pivotal in upgrading our systems. As manager, this means that I have a transparency I have not enjoyed before.

Michael has been involved in introducing a number of improved digital systems including XERO and Retail Express. Doing so has removed the ongoing issues we had of managing our own internal server. I certainly would recommend Keeping Account.

Vince Valente

Letcher Moroney Accountants

Letcher Moroney has worked closely with Keeping Account through mutual clients for some years. Michael and the team are proficient in many areas and offer so much more than just a bookkeeping service. Our working relationship is one we value greatly and cannot put a price on what it means to know our clients are in such great hands day to day.

The quality of Michael’s work often results in a reduced overall spend with accountants as all of the data is presented in such a perfect manner. I would recommend that any business seek out the service of Keeping Account.

Scott Simpson

CANI (NT) Pty Ltd / Venue Smart NT

To manage the financials of my business can be very complex that requires an eye for detail and a real element of care factor to deliver accurate results and reporting. Michael dedicated the appropriate time to understand the intricacies of my business and now delivers great results and completes all requirements very efficiently.

As a result the extra time I can now concentrate on developing my business with Michaels support has provided many more opportunities and growth as a result. I have no hesitation in recommending Michael at Keeping Account to look after your financials and bookkeeping.


The Team

Michael Riley


Marion Riley



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Our Address

PO Box 2549, Palmerston NT 0831

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0438 879 448