Our services


Bookkeeping is an essential part of every business. Keeping your accounts up to date will provide you with useful data to run your business.


Your employees are integral to the success of your business. Ensuring the smooth running of your payroll is something we excel in and that is one less thing you need to worry about.


We utilise the best combination of software for your business and maintain relationships with a variety of providers to ensure your needs are met.

What else can we provide?

Software implementation

Need some accounting software? See our list below for examples of Software we are accredited in and call us to discuss which would be best for you.


We provide one-on-one training in Xero, Quickbooks Online, Keypay and many other products.


Want to learn more about your finances? Need a budget or 3-way forecast for your Bank? We can help!

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What our clients say

I highly recommend Donna at River City Bookkeeping, she is always a pleasure to deal with and a wealth of knowledge. She has helped implement processes into my business that have increased efficiency and made life much easier!

Chris Burling
Virtual Legal

Fantastic service !! Donna was lovely and helped me with a few questions I had, she explained in layman's terms and was extremely helpful.

Donna Whent

Donna and the team at River City Bookkeeping have been taking care of
us for over 5 years, and they are an integral part of our Team.  They have been instrumental in the
implementation of cloud and accounting software upgrades, which has enabled my business to operate more smoothly and

Their skills and knowledge around my specific industry are a
huge bonus and I highly recommend them. 

Matthew Low
Discount Drug Store, Eatons Hill

If you are in search of highly innovative and skilled bookkeeping services, specifically knowledgeable in the Pharmacy industry, I highly recommended Donna and the team at River City Bookkeeping.  The bookkeeping service is just the beginning of what they can offer, I have the utmost confidence in their ability and efficiency.  Their service and reliability is first class. 

Simon Sponza
Managing Partner - Paddington Central Pharmacy

We have utilised Donna for over 5 years and happy to recommend her team at River City Bookkeeping for all your accounting needs. Their knowledge of my industry has been invaluable during this period and enabled me to make better business decisions. 

Rod Garozzo
Group Pharmacy Partner (Terry White Chemmart), Mitchelton, Keperra, Arana Hills & Samford

Who we are

River City Bookkeeping is a fully accredited local Brisbane business providing bookkeeping, payroll and software set-up services to small to medium business, non-profit organisations and similar groups. Kerry Hall and Donna Stakelum founded River City Bookkeeping in mid 2018. With over 20 years experience as small business owners, they decided to join forces to provide better support for businesses inundated with the ever increasing compliance, governance and paperwork they are faced with.

Together, Kerry and Donna have an innate understanding of the unique challenges and rewards of business ownership. This motivates them every day and drives their genuine desire to make a meaningful difference in the hectic lives of their clients. They have a central philosophy of hard work, leadership, commitment and a solution-based approach to problem solving, which they believe sets River City Bookkeeping apart from traditional fee-for-service bookkeepers.



About us

The partners and team members of River City Bookkeeping pride themselves on undertaking your work with utmost care and attention. As registered BAS Agents, we regularly undertake professional development to ensure our skills are maintained which provides you with an exceptional level of service.

  • Registered BAS Agents
  • Cloud Based bookkeepers
  • Paper free advocates

Cyber-security and privacy issues have dominated the news in recent news. Here are River City Bookkeeping, we take these issues very seriously. We value your confidential information and store our access to it within military grade encrypted cyber-secure software. 

While we cannot guarantee a work environment free from data breaches, we do, with the help of Practice Protect, make every effort to control our environment.

Cloud bookkeeping

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