About Sheils Bookkeeping Service

Your Local Certified Bookkeeper Working Nationally

As your local certified bookkeeper, we are located in Doncaster East but are not limited to working locally, as we have clients in Darwin, Tasmania and New South Wales. Sheils Bookkeeping Service has been operating since 2008 although we did start in Queensland under a different name.
Our team looks after all types of bookkeeping including:
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Accounts receivables and payables
  • Payroll including STP2
  • Superannuation and Workcover
  • Lodging your BAS and IAS reports whenever they are required.
We can also cover general administration for you and virtual assistance.
We care very much that you are as successful as you can be. And we strive to give you back the time you need to work on your business. After all, the more we can help you be successful, the more that helps our success.

Bookkeeping Certifications and Awards

At Sheils Bookkeeping Service we take pride in being professionally certified and well trained. As technology changes and bookkeeping software improves, we know we need to keep on top of the changes. We believe it is essential to providing the best quality bookkeeping service to our valued clients. 

Registered BAS agent logo

Registered BAS Agent

We are BAS Agent registered by the Tax Practitioners Board.

Certified Accounting Technician logo

Certified Accounting Technician

This ensures our practices are compliant with relevant rules, regulations and standards.

Xero advisor certified

Xero Advisor Certified

We are certified to advise your business on how to use and get the most out of Xero the popular accounting and bookkeeping software.

Xero payroll certified

Xero Payroll Certified

Sheils Bookkeeping Service is Xero Payroll certified. We are highly experienced and can be trusted to manage your payroll.

Xero Silver Champion Partner

Xero Silver Champion Partner

We are recognised as a Xero Silver Champion Partner because we are expert Xero users.

Our Bookkeeping Team

The members of our bookkeeping team all have children, so we know what it is like to be balancing work and family together.
We can help with your bookkeeping and give you back more time with your family.

Sheila De Burgh

Owner, Bookkeeper and BAS Agent

I’m Sheils, I have been a fully qualified Bookkeeper and BAS Agent since the regulations were first introduced. Throughout my career, I have always been involved with accounts and I am glad those years of background knowledge now allow me to help people run their business more efficiently.

Since being joined firstly by Lisa, who I had worked with previously and now Amanda who became part of the team more recently, our workplace is more enjoyable and we like to celebrate all the little wins.

I enjoy walking, spending time with family and friends and dabbling in property development. I have renovated one house, was an owner builder of my house in Qld before moving back to Melbourne in 2013 and undertaking to build a couple of townhouses here in Doncaster East.

Lisa Pape


Lisa has worked with us since May 2019.

She is a qualified bookkeeper with many years’ experience handling company accounts for small sole traders through to large multi-million-dollar companies, across many different industries. Lisa enjoys welcoming new clients and the challenge of getting new accounts into shape!

She enjoys watching and supporting her children playing their different sports, Melbourne’s great food and arts culture and likes to write children’s books in her spare time.

Emily Obouhoff


Emily brings over 10 years’ experience as a bookkeeper, and having ran her own small business, she can relate to all that hard work! She enjoys being able to get into the nitty gritty of balancing accounts.

She loves creating jewellery in her spare time, watching realty TV, as well as curling up on the couch with a good business related book.

Why choose Sheils Bookkeeping Service to manage your accounts?

Relieve your stress and give you back time

We like to work with our clients and relieve them of the stress of the mundane accounts work and make sure it is done correctly.
It’s very easy to subscribe to an accounting package and believe you can do it yourself.
We feel that we will complete the tasks quicker than you can do them yourselves. This gives you back time to build your business.

We work remotely and nationally

Although located in Doncaster East, we are able to work remotely for anywhere in Australia. We currently have clients in four of the seven states.

We are professionally qualified and certified

Each year Xero insists their partners complete Xero Advisor and payroll certifications and constantly review your education status which helps us meet your bookkeeping needs.
Sheils has a Cert IV in
Accounting, Cert IV in Small Business Management. Earlier this year she became certified  after completing the Accounting Technician certificate program.
Having these certificates displays our commitment to providing our clients with up to date information to assist them with their business.

We work with a range of accounting software

We believe Xero is the better accounting package but also work with QBO and MYOB. We can also help train you or your staff if required.

Contact Our Friendly Bookeepers

Want to enjoy more time for yourself and less time doing your accounts?
Book your free consultation, so we can discuss how we can help you.

Bill Jackson
Bill Jackson
I have dealt with a few bookkeepers over the years, and Sheils is by far the best! Super attention to detail, awesome to deal with, a Xero expert and my business books are cleaner than they ever have been, thanks Sheils!
CBQ Financial Services
CBQ Financial Services
As an Accountant it is important to have our client's bookkeeping looked after to get quality information into their accounting packages. Not only do Sheils and her team take care of this but it also helps streamline year end tax.
Elaine Dickson
Elaine Dickson
If you combine all the quality aspects of what you would ask of a professional provider and blend this with warmth, wit and personal attention, you will find what you are looking for in Sheils Bookkeeping Service.
Alene Green
Alene Green
I have been very impressed with the way Sheils Bookkeeping Service is so efficiently run. The staff go out of their way to be helpful and, as a busy and “time poor” business owner myself, I find it so much easier to outsource the bookkeeping side of my business to people who are adept at what they do and are able to stay abreast with changing policies and government requirements, freeing up my time to concentrate on operating my business without the constant worry of extra admin work. Thank you Sheils!
Ken Lawson
Ken Lawson
Sheils was fantastic helping me out with urgent and important invoices I needed to get done asap I appreciated her prompt replies and adjustments to getting everything out on time. I will always go to Sheils for all my bookkeeping needs as I can always trust it will be correct
Captain Ash Bacon
Captain Ash Bacon
I have been using Sheils as a bookkeeper for longer than I can remember. It seems like no matter what I need done she is ready, willing and able to do it all! Sheils is always available for a chat for any concerns I may have and alleviates any issues. I cannot recommend her enough.
Rose Vujic
Rose Vujic
Sheils and her team are a pleasure to deal with. They excel in their attention to detail and keep all areas of our business up to date. Everything is addressed in a timely manner, and no questions or requests too difficult. They care about their work and their clients. As an (ex) bookkeeper, I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!!
Taryn Winnett
Taryn Winnett
Sheila is fantastic! Any questions or queries I have are always promptly answered. Highly recommend to any business owners.
Trevor Lyddieth
Trevor Lyddieth
Awesome book keeping service! Sheils and her team have been looking after my business for a while now, always available for advice, following up on missing documentation and requesting information if and as required. As a sole trader they allow me to concentrate on my business while ensuring that I keep on top of the financial side, which is a fantastic position to be in. I have recommended Sheils Bookkeeping Services to others in the past and would not hesitate to do so again. Go Team
Bill Gasiamis
Bill Gasiamis
Thanks for a providing a great service Sheila.

Client Testimonials

Excellent, Reliable and Experienced

I highly recommend Sheils for your bookkeeping needs. I entrust her with my three different businesses and find her an excellent, reliable and experienced resource.

She is approaches all requests with patience and diligence which I find a great asset as we navigate around layers and questions concerning wages, rates, and so on. She is a delight.

Wonder Pies, Baketico and Social Set Media

Perfect Support for my Company

Using Sheils Bookkeeping Service since closing my office a few years ago has been the perfect support for my company’s ongoing business. 

Sheila provides responsive, informed, thorough and comprehensive service, all on line, giving me great peace of mind that all my bookkeeping needs are professionally managed.

Managing Director, Enterprise Knowledge

Cost Effective Bookkeeping

Motion Health Toorak struggled to find good bookkeeping services after our long serving financial controller retired. We were finally introduced to Sheila who inherited, what then was, quit a mess.

She tidied that up and now provides cost effective bookkeeping and business reporting. Thank you Sheila.

Motion Health, Toorak

Never Misses a Beat – Highly Recommended

I first met Sheila 3 and a half years ago. She was recommended by a friend, I gave her a call and we met for coffee. I had just purchased a small hair dressing salon and had never had my own business before and was in a panic about all the things I would need to do financially behind the scenes. 

Sheila reassured me that’s her expertise and she will be with me to handle all those things every step of the way. And she sure has been, both Sheila’s and my own businesses have grown and blossomed over the last 3 years and she has never missed a beat doing the pay runs each fortnight, BAS lodgements as well as going above and beyond with assistance in navigating through the covid times. I highly recommend Sheila and her team, thank you Sheila! 

Evolve Hair Artistry, Hairdressing salon in Boronia

Impressive Attention to Detail

I have used Sheils Bookkeeping for 2 years and couldn’t be happier with my decision. Prior to doing this I was working long hours during the week and then trying to catch up on the books on the weekend which was just wearing me down.

Since handing over the bookkeeping, I have been consistently impressed with the level of detail that Sheils and her team have. The amount of things that have been picked up and fixed would never have been fixed if I was still doing my books.

Minuteman Press Mitcham

Melbourne Eastern Suburbs We Service

Sheils Bookkeeping Services helps clients across Australia. We are located in East Doncaster in Melbourne and here are some of the suburbs we service in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

  • East Doncaster
  • Doncaster
  • Blackburn
  • Templestowe
  • Box Hill
  • Bulleen
  • Mont Albert
  • Balwyn
  • Surrey Hills
  • Donvale
  • Nunawading
  • Mitcham
  • Ringwood
  • Park Orchards
  • Warrandyte
  • Forest Hill
  • Vermont