Octopus Bookkeeping

Rikka is a business miracle worker – she collects all your financial data and transforms it into easy-to-understand information and accounts, all in one place.

Rikka gets a kick out of solving problems and finding solutions.  She believes that there is no such thing as a “silly question” and chances are she will always have the answer.  We challenge you to find a problem with your bookkeeping that Rikka can’t fix.

Octopus Bookkeeping was established in 2015 when Rikka started supporting local businesses with their bookkeeping and BAS requirements.  Rikka initially started in bookkeeping by supporting her husband’s business operations as a commercial artist and teacher and managing an online store.  It was during this time Rikka discovered her love of bookkeeping and streamlining business practices. She went on to achieve a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping as well as becoming a Certified BAS Agent.

After the first few years of operation, the accounting and business world transformed with cloud computing. Our small business clients were able to move away from traditional desktop business support systems to cloud-based programs. It gave them an anywhere and anytime approach to working with us as their advisor.

The adventure into technology started in the early days of Xero in Australia. As she saw the product grow and change, she loved seeing the ease and growth our clients were experiencing in their business; finally, they had their freedom back.

Over the years, she has continued to improve businesses’ overall efficiency and increase insight across their financial performance through the many wonderful solutions available in the cloud ecosystem. They are keeping up to date with small business tech trends across Australia.

Our work is now focused on sharing the 15 years of knowledge and experience to support business owners looking to know what software and processes will help them execute their business effortlessly. Finding the right technology that supports them – and not distracts them.

She continues to run a family-based business that supports our clients remotely from Melbourne, always willing to take on new trends and working methods.

Balance your records against those of the bank to ensure that your accounts are accurate and complete.

BAS LodgementHave your data reviewed by a BAS agent, with accurate and timely returns.

Accounts Payable
Keep track of what you owe your suppliers; avoid double payments and other costly mistakes.

Accounts Receivable
Keep abreast of what is owed to you and make sure that your money is being collected quickly while keeping your customers happy.

​Profit and Loss Statement
We will prepare your profit and loss for you, to help you know how your business is going.

Make sure that you are paying your staff correctly and in a timely manner, and report the wages and PAYG to the ATO.

Our bookkeepers will make certain that your Superannuation is reported and paid accurately and on time.

Workcover and Payroll tax
Make sure that you comply with your obligations.

​Budgets and Cash Flow
Monitor your budget to ensure you have no unexpected blowouts, and make sure that your cash flow is there when you need it…Cash flow is one of the most important areas for small and medium businesses, so we make sure it is monitored.

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MicroChilli is an award-winning remote bookkeeping and advisory business. We were established in 2020 after our CEO & Founder, Sharon Crombie identified there was limited support out there for fearless business owners starting out on their entrepreneurial journey,
and creative types with established micro businesses keen to continue to grow and succeed, but not sure where or how to start.

MicroChilli specialises in taking businesses from hot mess to flamin success, by providing services ranging from remote and flexible bookkeeping, to financial health checks to keep clients on track.

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