Our Team

The Balanced Beans team is founded by two self-confessed number nerds who like nothing better than mulling over a spreadsheet or two, an afternoon of bookkeeping, and a bit of BAS on the side. 

Throw in a bit of payroll action and we’re in business heaven.

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Hi there.

We’re Brodie White and Karen Burgess. Great mates with a shared passion for helping small businesses succeed. Balanced Beans is a Hunter-based Bookkeeping and BAS Agency helping start-ups and SMEs with their financial needs.

Our business is the culmination of our lifelong involvement in small and family businesses. Our extensive experience and insights into the financial aspects of running a business set us apart from your average bookkeepers.

We know that balancing the books, managing payroll, and making sure you are doing the right thing by the Tax Office is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is ours!

So, let our team take care of the ‘boring bits’ while you concentrate on building your business.

We offer a complimentary initial consultation to identify your needs and determine how we can best support you.

Director | Chartered Accountant | Tax Agent

Brodie White B.Com CA

Brodie is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Tax Agent with almost two decades of industry experience. She is passionate about helping small businesses succeed and alleviating the burden placed on business owners from tax and accounting obligations.

Brodie has worked in both public practice and as a financial controller of privately owned enterprises allowing her to understand the needs of her clients and how best to achieve them.

She is currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration at The University of Newcastle, is a member of the National Tax and Accountants’ Association and enjoys keeping up to date with industry training to better help her clients.

When not working, Brodie enjoys time with her young family on their acreage and weekend camping adventures.

Director | BAS Agent | Bookkeeper

Karen Burgess

Karen has over 20 years of experience in accounts in privately owned businesses from a wide range of industries. She enjoys helping small business from set up and training to transactional and activity statement preparation.

Karen is a Registered BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board, has a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, and is an active member of the Australian Bookkeepers Network. She is also a member in practice with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, a Certified Xero Advisor, is certified in Xero Payroll and is a Certified Hubdoc Partner. Karen’s extensive accounts experience make her a highly sought-after accounts professional. Karen is dedicated to her professional growth and the success of her client.

When not working, Karen enjoys spending time with her three children, supporting them in their chosen interests and training her young horse.

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Our team pride ourselves on being client-focused and believe our success is measured by your success.