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The Barefoot Accountant

"Barefoot has helped our small start up companies by establishing all of our accounting systems and processes. They have been instrumental in working through the maze of compliance and difficult corporate governance issues. They are more than accountants to us and their service has been outstanding. We highly recommend them to any small business."

Ross Woodfield & George Cap, Directors, Water Innovations Pty Ltd



"We have been using Barefoot as our accountants and business development advisors for the past two years. They have delivered their services in a way that suits our needs. They have taken the time to understand our business and have value added along the way. We won’t use anyone else."

Geoff Maltby, Director, Montaffle Pty Ltd



"Barefoot helped us out when things began to build up. Their dedicated effort made a huge difference to the business and made our lives a lot easier. It is great to have someone to ensure that our accounting and compliance is completed on time. They come to us and access to them is never an issue. Their friendly approach is great."

Wayne Bentley, Director, Bentley Financial Services Pty Ltd



"We are automotive engineers and mechanics not accountants. Barefoot make sure we can concentrate on what we know and they handle the rest. They are affordable and easy to get in touch with."

Glenn McNamara, Director, Torque Team Pty Ltd



"Barefoot ensure that our clients accounting systems and records are well maintained and in good order.  This enables us at Pilot to be able to  provide corporate and taxation advice with confidence knowing that we can rely on the systems and results reported to us without the need for detailed checking and reconciliations. Barefoot have been important in ensuring that our clients are serviced appropriately at the right levels."

Brad Ryan, Director, Pilot Chartered Accountants



Barefoot Training

"I have been using Barefoot Training for the past 10 years and am always amazed by their ability to write training and assessment materials that students understand. They cluster similar units together which provides learners with the opportunity to fast track through foundation knowledge. Lesley Kelk is also very understanding and provides all the dedication, care and attention you require when rolling out a new qualification. Her PD sessions are also fabulous and she stays ahead of industry trends and incorporates these in her unit updates to ensure the training material is valid and current at all times. I would not work with anyone else and I don’t!"

Lena Southwood, Employment and Training Manager - John Paul College, 2018

"I have worked with Lesley at Barefoot Training over a number of years especially in the development of high quality assessment materials and accompanying resources. Recently, she has been able to work with the Business staff here at Mount Alvernia College in developing materials for the Certificate III in Business, clustering units of competency into real life tasks that reflect the world of work. Lesley has also been able to provide training and assessment material for the Hospitality course as well. Her professionalism coupled with a personable and friendly approach make her someone I will call on in the future to assist us."

Terry Donaghue, RTO Manager - Mt Alvernia College, 2018

"I originally approached Barefoot Training to visit the college and provide our teachers with an hour of VET currency. I liked that the company was based in Brisbane and therefore able to meet our team face to face. Lesley was professional, knowledgeable and most importantly able to provide us with information that was relevant to our specific needs as a secondary school. I knew right away that Lesley really understood the school-based RTO. Since that time we have utilised Barefoot Training’s services for internal and external audit preparation in addition to purchasing training materials. As an RTO we have benefited immeasurably from Lesley’s support and guidance. She is extremely approachable and provides advice in a way that is easy to understand, and most importantly can give you the tools to implement any adjustments/improvements needed. The assessment tools we have purchased are all of an excellent standard and are easily applied in a school environment. We are very satisfied clients."

Emily Sill, VET Coordinator - Trinity College Beenleigh, 2015

"St. Michael's College enlisted the services of Lesley Kelk from Barefoot Training, on recommendation, to assist us with our Vocational Education programs and to prepare for our external compliance audit. Lesley visited our school regularly over the past 12 months and worked one on one with new VET staff, VET HOD's and the VET Coordinator. Lesley assisted us in the development/improvement of programs and compliance documentation, as well as conducting our School Course Reviews and the Internal RTO Reviews. Lesley was absolutely amazing to work with. She is extremely approachable and professional and placed as much care and compassion into our school as our staff. It is due to Lesley's incredible guidance and advice that we were successfully compliant at our external audit. As the VET Coordinator, I highly recommend Lesley to any school looking for some individual assistance with their VET program."

Trudi Neely, Vocational Education and Careers Coordinator - St. Michael's College, 2014