The Adroit Business Solutions team of experienced professionals strive for excellence in money management and thrive on creating profitable business strategies for their clients

Laura Elkaslassy - Bookkeeper Profit First Professional Melbourne

Laura Elkaslassy

Founder of Adroit Business Solutions, Laura Elkaslassy, has over ten years experience in finance and bookkeeping, and she’s passionate about educating and mentoring her clients in developing skills to gain control their business finances, create a profitable and thriving business, and in turn create more time to work ON their business rather than IN it.

Laura thoroughly enjoys feeling proud of her clients as she witnesses their business successes while helping them to continue to make a positive difference in the world through their business.

Laura believes in the importance of doing what you love and sustaining a sense of fulfillment.

Having a fascination with doing things differently you’ll find Laura is most definitely a pioneer when it comes to the ways to work with business owners and their money. She’s proudly known as the Profit Pioneer because, as Laura explains:

“My mission and passion is to ensure solo and small business owners not only understand what is happening in their business but also that they make a profit.

 

I do this by guiding and teaching business owners how to implement innovative, practical and outcome driven strategies and solutions that are often at the forefront of money management and growth initiatives for small business.”

When it comes to money management Laura values sharing her life experiences and lessons, including her own experiences with debt and how she started again with nothing after living in Italy and Israel. Laura says:

“When talking about money and debt, it’s important to remove the feelings about it and emotion attached to it. It’s not so much the debt, but how it makes you feel. We get into a cycle of feeling really awful about being in debt or not having our money in order.

 

Once we’ve transformed how you feel and made a plan to sort out whatever is underlying your circumstances, then it’s all doable.

 

We’re all human beings and we need money to live. We need to learn manageable processes to use and conserve money so we can enjoy our lives and let go of money fear and worry.”

Laura’s Credentials & Industry Memberships

  • Registered BAS agent with the Tax Practitioners Board
  • Full member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeeper
  • Full member of Australian Bookkeepers Network
  • Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
Outside of the office, Laura is mum to a gorgeous little boy, she enjoys teaching Israeli dancing, loves quiet time with a great coffee and good book. Laura has lived in many places around the world and is an avid traveller. While her primary language is English, Laura is also fluent in Hebrew and Italian.

As your Profit Pioneer, Laura thrives on guiding and teaching business owners such as yourself exactly how to implement innovative, practical and outcome driven strategies and solutions

Sally Hurst

Sally works for Adroit Business Solutions remotely from regional Queensland to help your business run seamlessly and productively.

Sally is a qualified bookkeeper with Cert IV in Bookkeeping and she is working to achieve her BAS Agent Status so she can add further value to the Adroit Business Solutions clients.

Sally’s background is predominately in the travel industry where she worked with Qantas Holidays and Flight Centre for 10 years where she learnt a lot about sales and running a business. During her time in the travel industry, Sally managed two Flight Centre stores in Central Queensland and really enjoyed the challenge that running a business entails.

Sally Hurst - Bookkeeper Profit First Professional Australia

Sally also spent 4 years working in Nhulunbuy, Arnhem Land, where she had an amazing experience working in Indigenous Housing Management. Here she worked as part of a small team who developed a housing management program and rolled it out to 10 remote communities. Her job involved everything from assisting with program development, collecting housing maintenance data from 750 houses in remote communities to liaising with stakeholders and local and state government.

Following that, Sally moved to Chinchilla, Queensland, where she began working remotely as a bookkeeper and administration clerk for a Brisbane builder before joining the Adroit Business Solutions team.

I love working with Adroit and hold Laura in the highest respect. As an employer, she is fair, generous, funny and caring. She loves her clients and makes them the first priority.  How she conducts herself and her passion for her industry and drive to help clients is inspiring.

 

I’m learning so much and I’m looking forward to helping our clients succeed.

Outside of the office, Sally is a mum of two, enjoys cooking, renovating, working out, and answering the question “why” a million times a day.

I enjoy helping our clients succeed in business!

Sally Hurst

Delaney van Baalen - Bookkeeper Profit First Professional Australia

Delaney Van Baalen

Delaney is originally from Perth, but now works remotely for Adroit Business Solutions from the Dandenong Ranges which is 60km south-east of Melbourne.  Delaney Van Baalen joined the Adroit Business Solutions team in 2017 as an experienced bookkeeper, Xero whiz, and thrives on bringing structure and organisation to a bookkeeping “mess”.  She prides herself on being super pedantic, very thorough and just a touch sarcastic!

Delaney has had a long-term love affair with accounting and numbers starting back in her high school days and then following her through to University where she completed a BA in Media Studies minoring in Accounting and Finance and an MBA in Accounting.

Delaney’s background is mainly in budgeting software as she worked as a training and support consultant for an accounting software company in Australia for 12 years. During her time in this role she trained accountants how to use the software for their clients.

Delaney has also had the opportunity to work in various accounting and software related roles in the UK where she lived for 6 years, including a 12-month secondment to a role in Monaco.

Working internationally in corporate roles helped Delaney to discover that she wanted to work with smaller businesses in a more personal way, and help small business owners grow sustainable and profitable businesses through implementationn of effective bookkeeping practices and use of efficient accounting systems.

Delaney is now a registered BAS Agent and a Xero Certified Partner.  She specialises in helping serviced-based businesses:

  • set up or fix up their Xero accounting software,
  • training business owners to use Xero properly
  • managing the bookkeeping for them

My greatest love is to take a great big Xero mess and make it beautiful and orderly! It’s like a giant jigsaw with no idea of what the end result is supposed to look like!

Outside of the office, Delaney has two independent and crazy young daughters who keep her busy and a FIFO husband who works on an oil rig in the middle of the ocean. She recently lived overseas for 2 years in South Korea and Bali due to her husband’s work which she says “was one crazy experience”. She LOVES foreign films, boxing classes and a quality piece of cake.

Kylie Garrard - Bookkeeper Profit First Professional Australia

Kylie Garrard

Kylie, originally from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, relocated a few years ago to the east coast of Victoria before moving south to where she now lives on the West Coast of Tasmania. She found the cross-continent move quite an experience, and the climate change a great excuses to go shopping!

Kylie has been bookkeeping for most of her working career, starting in Accounts Payable, then Payroll for a couple of different mining companies and eventually into complete bookkeeping and administration.

In 2010 Kylie received formal recognition of her skills by completing an Advanced Diploma of Accounting. In 2011 she started working in an accounting firm and in 2013 completed a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting. In 2017 Adroit Business Solutions welcomed Kylie to the bookkeeping team.

Outside of the office Kylie loves to get into the kitchen and cook. Her partner is a Cray fisherman and often brings fresh fish home to enjoy.

I make almost everything fresh and from scratch. I love trying out new foods and if I see something I like at the supermarket I will try and make it at home. My Capsicum Relish, which everyone loves, came about this way.

Kylie has 3 adult children; her eldest son still lives in Western Australia and her daughter and youngest son live in Victoria. As her partner often works away from home, Kylie likes to keep busy with bookkeeping, cooking and reading.

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