About Diverse Business Consultants – Brisbane’s Expert Bookkeepers

expert n,.adj



having special skill or knowledge in some particular field.

Authority, buff, consultant, crack, old hand, specialist, technician, veteran, virtuoso

Our History

We are headquartered in Brisbane with a satellite office in Townsville.

We’re a recognised and leading cloud-based bookkeeping service provider. Of course we love to meet you in person but our clients are innovative and progressive and know that time is money so they’re happy with remote services. For this reason our clients come from all over Australia (next stop, the World).

For the past 9 years, businesses have trusted in Diverse to support their business operations and consistently solve their accounting systems and processes challenges. Our business & industry expertise, leading technology solutions and customer support provide clients the assurance and direction they need to plan for long term success and growth.

Think Systems

Diverse offers world class technology solutions and services to automate, integrate and streamline our clients bookkeeping and financial reporting needs.

We provide businesses with a high level of expertise driven by cutting-edge technology and excellent customer service. Our success is driven by your success.

Our Approach







Diverse uses this approach to create repeated success with our clients.

We invest the time to learn about what each client needs and to understand your expectations and then we implement systems and processes to deliver success.

What makes us, us


We are invested in your success and know that two heads are better than one.


Honest, reliable, straight forward people with honest, reliable, straight forward advice.


We do what we say we are going to do and when we said we’d do it.


That extra bit of pizazz for what we do every day. That thing you just can’t put your finger on.

Meet The Experts

Sarah Parkinson, Director

Bachelor of Business | Certified BAS Agent | Xero Certifed | Experienced Small Business Owner

“I have owned and operated small businesses since I was 21 years old.”

Sarah brings to the Diverse Business team a breadth of experience as a small business owner and operator. Since 2004, Sarah has operated her own businesses in both the service and product sectors in Brisbane. In 2012, Sarah sold the Brisbane fresh food business she established, employing more than 15 staff.

Equipped with technical skills and hands-on business management experience, Sarah knows what it is like to manage a small business and has learnt good financial management from the ground up. Now a certified bookkeeper equipped with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Integrated Marketing, Sarah has developed a passion for cloud bookkeeping systems and apps.

“Today I enjoy practicing what I preach. I have three young children and I have built a systemised cloud business which gives me the flexibility to be there for my family while kicking business goals.

I love bringing sanity and structure to the lives of small business owners and ultimately to help them gear their businesses for growth and lifestyle. Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know so speaking to an expert can make the world of difference.” 

Sara Jaques

Xero Certified | Xero Payroll Certified | Management Accountant

A detail oriented financial analyst, Sara likes finding the differences! Sara hails from a long management accountancy career and is experienced in providing full financial support for small business. Whether it is applying strong financial planning and analytical skills to inform management of key findings or helping a business get on top of a big accounts clean up, Sara knows her stuff.

Cathy Nolan

Xero Certified | Deputy Certified | ServiceM8 Certified | Workflow Max Certified | Vend Certified + More

Cathy is a career cloud integration specialist that knows computers, Xero and add-ons like the back of her hand. With a true passion for new technology and making things integrate, Cathy is a real asset to the Diverse team. Backed by a long career in bookkeeping, Cathy has the know how and pragmatic approach to ensure that your accounts are systemised as much as possible.

Kylie Buckley

Xero Certified

Kylie is a can-do woman. She makes anything she does look easy including being a mother to four busy children. Kylie runs a successful plumbing business with her husband (using Xero to manage the accounts of course) and prior to this had a significant career working in an accounting firm as well as accounts and payroll for a private school. As another feather in her cap, Kylie is a qualified personal trainer and has previously run a large fitness centre. Small business books are her thing.

Sally McLellan

Xero Certified | Certified BAS Agent

Sally is a stand out Certified BAS Agent and Bookkeeper with a 12 year career record across a wide array of industries. She is genuine, trustworthy and highly organised with a great ability to build strong long-standing business relationships. Sally is a cornerstone team memeber of the Diverse squad.


We’re a leading provider of cloud-based bookkeeping services, consultations and training.

What you can count on with us:

  • We’re highly trained –
    We’re certified BAS agents and Xero specialist bookkeepers
  • We’re very experienced –
    Diverse has been supporting businesses for the past 9 years but many of our team have been at it for longer than that
  • We’re innovative –
    We only use leading technology solutions and systems
  • We’re people people –
    We’re an honest, straightforward and reliable bunch who love helping our clients reach their goals

We have a range of solutions

Xero Bookkeeping

Customised bookkeeping services for growing businesses so you can trust and understand your numbers. And free you up to focus on driving profitability and growth.

Xero Training + Support

Tailored Xero training for businesses so you can have the confidence that you’re doing things correctly and efficiently. You don’t know what you don’t know.

Xero Health Checks

Tailored Health Checks for businesses which are worried about their Xero file so you can stay compliant with the ATO and make informed business decisions.

Xero File Set Up + Conversion

Start off on the right foot and set your Xero file up for success from the beginning. Make a seamless transition and avoid the costly mistakes that are so easy to make.

Xero Add Ons Training + Support

Tailored training and support for Xero Add Ons – including Deputy, Kounta, ServiceM8, Vend and Workflow Max – so you can get the most out of Xero.