A Message from Rick Freitag
The resources at this website are available for our VIP clients, their Tax Agents, including fellow BAS Agents, Bookkeepers and MYOB Partners.
In this fast moving world and sometimes overwhelming pace during our daily working lives, many of us have a need for quick access to information from a reliable source. The top menu TOOLKIT option provides a small snippet of what we use frequently and to this end we try and keep this information very much up-to-date.
Our expertise predominantly embraces the MYOB Business application, including AccountRight Classic v19, Essentials, AccountRight and MYOB Business. For the the LATEST (and older) MYOB versions, click here and go to the MYOB website for available downloads. You can also login with your owner or administrator email to your my.myob.com.au account for your specific subscription downloads.
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- Director, CEO, BizEducation Pty Ltd
- Tax Practitioner: Registered BAS Agent (since 2010)
- MYOB Certified Consultant (since 1993)
- Institute of Certified Bookkeepers - Foundation Member, Awarded Fellow , Awarded Life Member 
- Current Working Groups - ATO Consultation Activities, Inspector-General of Taxation Reviews
- Past Member, ATO BAS Agent Advisory Group 2010-2011
- Past Member, ATO Bookkeeper Advisory Group 2004-2010
- Office of Fair Trading [Department of Justice] - Winner 1997 'Excellence in Customer Service' Award
Since 1966 Rick has been providing hands-on customer service and support for accounting systems. For the first ten years with Burroughs (USA) as a Senior Field Engineer in Australia, maintaining mechanical adding machines, cash registers and ledger machines typically used by the all the banks. By the age of 21 he was trained to service their mini main frame computers. For some 30+ years since the advent for off-the-shelf accounting software, Rick has been in the specialized area of providing support to small business, including bookkeeping, installing, and maintaining IBM compatible hardware, networks, and Windows software. In 1992 Rick became an MYOB Reseller Partner and in 1993 became one of the first MYOB Certified Consultants in Australia.
Rick has always focused on the importance of exceeding customer expectations by developing simplified documented step-by-step instructions, thereby ensuring a more enjoyable end-user experience. To this end, in 1997 unbeknown to Rick several of his clients nominated him for an award, which he was fortunate to win, in the category of ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ – from the Office of Fair Trading (Department of Justice).
Very much reflective of his dedication, passion, and commitment to the whole of the bookkeeper industry and especially since the implementation of the GST, Rick was sponsored by the Australian Taxation Office to attend their first Bookkeepers’ Symposium in 2003. From the inaugural meeting in May 2004, Rick was appointed to the ATO Bookkeeper Industry Advisory Group, and in 2010 to the BAS Agent Advisory Group. He is one of the founding members of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and was awarded Fellow status in 2012 and awarded in 2016 the first Australian Life Membership for his substantial and on-going contribution to the Bookkeeper and BAS Agent industry. In the past Rick has also provided input to the Microsoft Small Business Marketing Committee and with The Treasury 'Standard Business Reporting' working group and is involved in the Current Working Groups for the ATO Consultation Activities and the Inspector General of Taxation Reviews.
Commencing June 2000, Rick has organized hundreds of free small workshops and seminars that have attracted well over 6,000 attendees. His monthly hands-on workshops held at the MYOB head-office in Melbourne focused on sharing of resources with his fellow MYOB Certified Consultants which later also embraced Bookkeepers and since 2010 included fellow BAS Agents. These popular workshops extended to his home ground on the Mornington Peninsula and included free end-of-financial-year Bookkeeper seminars. Over the last eleven years, content, and resources he developed from these workshops have primarily focused on the existing BAS Service Provider legislation. Rick clearly identified and developed many practical tools and demonstrated procedures for ensuring a higher level of data integrity when using accounting software, including developing BAS Review checklists for end-users, plus other relevant Continuing Professional Education material. During this time, Rick has provided these free on-line resources via his original usergroup.com.au website for his clients and the bookkeeper industry, the contents of which have now been transferred across to the Toolkit section of this self-sponsored bizresource.org website.
In September 2018, at the MYOB Partner Conference held in Melbourne Australia Rick received his 25 Year Service Award.
Rick personally believes 'Bookkeeping Can Be Fun' and that practical on-going education is the key in working towards learning responsible financial and compliance management for operating a profitable micro, small and medium sized business. On the 12 October 2005 during one of Rick’s usergroup workshops held at MYOB, Mark Brennan the Victorian Small Business Commissioner was aptly quoted as saying: “No small business should fail through want of access to information.”
Gabi (Gabrielle) Freitag
- Managing Director, BizEducation Pty Ltd
- Diploma of Teaching. Monash University
- Bachelor of Education. Deakin University
- Victorian Institute of Teaching. Current, Full Member
Prior to 1985, Gabi operated and managed the family ‘Danewood Park’ breeding horse stud on the Mornington Peninsula for New Forest ponies.
Gabi attended university and after graduating with her degree in 1990 commenced her rewarding Primary School teaching career focused on the area of special education. Through her own business arm ‘Read the Write Way’ Gabi provided one-on-one and small groups style tuition both privately at the office of BizEducation and selected public and private schools on the Mornington Peninsula. Gabi was able to fulfil a much-needed professional and caring environment for children with severe to moderate learning difficulties from Grade 1 through to Grade 6. This extended to becoming involved as an associate with the Australian Dyslexic Association, member of SPELD and a committee member of several organizations involved in assisting children and adults with learning difficulties.
Some twenty-five years ago while continuing to run the family horse breeding program, Gabi also operated her own debt collection agency ‘Peninsula Professional Credit Services’, where she even managed to author a hands-on self-help publication 'Bad Debt Prevention'.
Since having teamed up with Rick late in 1996, Gabi has provided very dedicated and behind the scenes support for their combined understanding of the needs for the bookkeeping industry. In 2007, BizEducation Pty Ltd was started with her role as the Managing Director. Gabi has been invaluable in helping Rick organize and fund hundreds of free small workshops and seminars that have attracted well over 6,000 attendees. On the Mornington Peninsula these have extended to Self-Employed Bookkeepers, Accounting-Professionals, plus special end-of-financial-year public Bookkeeper seminars.
The last couple of years Gabi has focused on helping Rick research up-to-date information for the Toolkit section of their self-sponsored bizresource.org website.