About me – Helen Stenhouse
I am the Founder and Director of Professional BAS Agent Services (formerly Professional Bookkeeping Service). Established in 1983, my business is a trusted provider to small and medium business owners.
My initial introduction to the industry was through my first job as a bank clerk. The experience I gained during this period led me to become a bookkeeper undertaking work for various accountants. Having 12 years’ experience, saw the beginning of my own business, purely due to my love and enjoyment of logic and numbers! Who would have thought that my having fun, would lead to a successful business!
Throughout my numerous years of being in business, I undertook various courses to advance my knowledge in technology and developments in the industry. This has enabled me to extend my expertise and to provide a superior level of service to our Clients.
The Tax Agent Services Act 2009 Regime came into effect in March 2010 and having met the stringent requirements and qualifications, I was appointed a BAS Agent Licence by the Tax Practitioners Board.
I am extremely focused and passionate about helping people to achieve their goals and this is why I do what I do!
Something Interesting about Helen
I was born in New Zealand and up until my mid-20’s, was a high achieving sportsperson. I have one-only, very special but discrete tattoo being that of the New Zealand national emblem, a Silver Fern.
My family means the absolute world to me and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Graham and I met in February 1982, married in May 1982 and love spending time with our children and grandchildren.
We have travelled to many parts of the world and in 2007 took the opportunity of trekking the Inca Trail. I consider the four days of hiking to altitudes of 4200m, with night temperatures of -70C and the daytime highs of 300C to be one of my lifetime highlights.
I love challenges and in 2008, I sky-dived from 14,000 feet in Nagambie.…this was a thrilling experience and a definite tick off the bucket list!
And to cap off my “need-for-thrills”, in 2011 I succeeded in obtaining my motor bike licence. That was no mean feat given the 2 cracked ribs and a sprained ankle in the process.
To visit Gallipoli has been a wish of mine for many years and this was achieved when we spent a week in April 2015 on the Gallipoli peninsula; in and around the trenches; the visiting the memorial sites and learning from the historians, as we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC invasion.