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Peter Yates – First Class Accounts Owner

After leaving school Peter attained a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accountancy at the University of NSW

I became a computer programmer and programmed the accounting system for my family company

In July 2000 the day the GST started, I started work as a bookkeeper for a retirement village

December 2003 I started my own business as First Class Accounts Kellyville and operated under that banner until December 2010 when the business name was changed to the current name, First Class Accounts Terrigal, following a move of house.

During that time, up to September 2009 all work was performed using desktop accounting packages. I was introduced to cloud accounting in September 2009 and began converting clients to the cloud, seeing enormous benefits for customers in the ease of operation for busy small business owners.

Since then fixed price plans have been developed to bring affordable bookkeeping to all businesses no matter where they are, as documents are sent electronically.

Our business is being about being up to date with technology so we can offer the best and most affordable bookkeeping solutions. We are driven by passion for the job at hand and to deliver accuracy on all counts, great customer service and customer satisfaction.


"I have been working with Peter for 6 months now. In the first quarter he saved me $2500 in tax and BAS by introducing me to an app called receipt bank.This app on my I Phone allows me to take photos of my receipts, then send Peter a copy to match to my bank records. This is amazing!!! Along with this he lodges all my BAS statements and has saved me 8 hours a quarter where I would usually have had to stress over my BAS. Peter always gets back to me straight away and helps me keep up to date with my accounts and keep the tax man happy. He frees me up to run my business.
I highly recommend his service, It will more than pay for itself in the first quarter.

Nate Butler
Nate Butler's Studio
East Gosford.
Mr. Peter Yates
For the past 6 years I have been fortunate enough to utilise the expertise of Mr Peter Yates.
I am a small business owner and as I am not able to spend valuable time ensuring my accounting & book keeping procedures are up-to- date, I require a person who is approachable and professional to fulfil such tasks for my business.
Peter not only performs all 'tasks' efficiently & diligently, he is always offering advice & financial solutions for my business. I have no hesitation in recommending Peter and I thank him for all his hard work & professionalism over the last 6 years.

Best Regards
Marc Gronau, Managing Director
Phone 612 9736 1277 | Fax 612 9736 2687 | Mobile 0418 86 3334 | |
MJ Tooling | 19 Herbert Street Mortlake NSW 2137 Sydney Australia
To Whom It May Concern:
This testimonial is written to express my personal satisfaction with the professional service my foundation has received from Mr Peter Yates over the past four years. Peter has always sought to improve the way Daystar Foundation keeps its accounts. For example, he moved us from Quickbooks form of accounting to Xero which has proved to be an efficient system particularly around reporting mechanisms and accessibility, particularly for our auditors. They have commented to me how much more efficient this system is for them to complete our audits without having to constantly bother Peter for information or clarification. Peter has a keen interest in technology and will always share his knowledge with us if he feels it will improve our outcomes. I am more than happy to recommend his services to others and trust he will continue to provide his services to us indefinitely.

Kind regards
Kingi Williams CEO Daystar Foundation Mobile: 0432 371 161 Email: Website:
"Peter Yates from First Class Accounts has been an invaluable business partner. He is knowledgeable, reliable and provides outstanding customer service. I highly recommend him and First Class Accounts to any business."

Kind regards,
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