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About Us

We love small businesses at Bookkeeping Central. We know you are the heart and soul of the community. Mums and Dads trying to make a living for their families. Entrepreneurs looking to give their idea the spark to let it grow. We are exactly the same. 

Bookkeeping Central is a family business providing expert bookkeeping and accounting services in Melbourne and Sydney with the bold spirit of entrepreneurism that we know makes this country great. John and Darrell Cruse built Bookkeeping Central to help small businesses access good bookkeeping services and quality accounting software solutions so they could run their business more effectively and efficiently. Small business-friendly solutions that realises their business’s potential.

Bookkeeping Central offers innovative and effective bookkeeping to business owners so they can have the peace of mind and focus to work on their core activities. We are cloud bookkeeping experts and believe in its promise of greater efficiency. Our trained bookkeepers highly recommend Xero as the go-to software due to its ease of use, flexibility, and accessibility. Through this software, you can easily add a business bank account or two. We’re able to assist in improving the efficiency of business operations through regular financial and management reports and analysis, keeping you up to date with the latest statistics of your business.

We’ve built a reputation as a highly experienced, professional, and reliable bookkeeping firm offering small business accounting services for all businesses. We’re here to help you understand your business in depth, to determine needs, and to identify strengths and opportunities for growth. Our aim is to close the gap between your business and its future success, thus saving you time and money from risky business decisions.

Bookkeeping Central is a registered BAS agent and service provider, a Xero-certified Gold Partner, and a proud member of the Tax Practitioners Board. These memberships and certifications have made us go a long way in helping entrepreneurs journey through their business challenges successfully.

Our clients enjoy working with us because we are dedicated to providing them with exceptional customer service, competitive pricing, and accurate financial reporting that improves their profitability and helps their business grow.

Key Personnel

John CruseEntrepreneur, Leader and Passionate about Business
With almost 15 years running small businesses, John undoubtedly understands the challenges businesses face. John has worked in engineering and manufacturing in operational roles before moving into recruitment. It was through that recruitment experience that he got his first chance to start a business. With lots of lessons learnt, good times and bad, John eventually sold his share in Equinox Partners and started Bookkeeping Central. John sees Bookkeeping Central as a platform to transform small businesses for the modern economy. “Business is changing dramatically with technology and outsourcing allowing small businesses to do extraordinary things.”
Darrell Cruse CAPassionate about Compliance and Quality
Committed to delivering high quality outcomes for clients Darrell’s background as a Chartered Accountant, his understanding of Tax and Compliance underpins the quality that Bookkeeping Central delivers.
Joanna Manaois CPA Xero Certified Adviser, Trainer and Passionate to Help Businesses Grow
Joanna is a Certified Public Accountant and has been with the business since 2012. She has seen the business grow and improve in what it delivers. Joanna has always been keen in ensuring all clients are well taken care of and receive only the best quality of service. Her passion for business is pivotal in building Bookkeeping Central’s reporting tools, systems and processes. This gives our clients the confidence that their books are well-managed and that they meet compliance as required giving them more time to focus on the core of their business.


Helping Small Businesses Grow



 Suite 3428, 805/220 Collins Street,

Melbourne VIC 3000

1300 855 763

Office: 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri


Suite 3827, 903/50 Clarence Street 

Sydney NSW 2000

1300 971 120

 Office: 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri


Suite 23, Zeta Building 191 Salcedo St

Legazpi Village, Makati 1229

 02 7904 1106

 Office: 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri