Want to start your freelance finances on the right footing? Have we got a presentation for you!

Check out Accountant Holly Shoebridge presentation ‘Starting your freelance finances off in the right direction’

This special presentation was recorded as part of the ‘Reinvent your Working Life’ festival proudly brought to you by Facebook Australia and Good2Give.

In this special presentation, Holly explains:

  • How to set yourself up for success right from the get go
  • Commonly asked questions about GST, BAS and more
  • How accountants can help your business flourish
  • Common early stage freelance mistakes (and how to avoid them)
  • Avoid common pitfalls and mistakes when it comes to the financial side of your new freelance business




a short haired blonde woman smiles at the cameraHolly, the director of Oceans Accounting & Advisory, is a certified public practitioner of CPA Australia, an ASIC agent, a registered BAS agent, a registered tax agent, Xero partner & Quickbooks advisor. Holly has over 17 years experience providing accounting, bookkeeping and taxation services to large corporate and not for profit clients, both domestic and international, within the music industry, and more recently advising SMEs across a wide variety of industries including creative, music and media, recruitment, medical, agricultural, finance and construction.

However, Holly is not your typical accountant.

She’s also a qualified counsellor and Lifeline telephone crisis supporter, a meditation teacher and a quirky creative, previously with an associated photography and photographic art business.


About the Freelance Jungle:

The Freelance Jungle is an award-winning grassroots community that helps Australian freelancers navigate working for yourself in real terms. We focus on ending the isolation inherent in freelancing, reminding you stress has a productivity cost, raising the knowledge bar and advocacy. We are the 2019 winners of the Wayahead NSW Mental Health Matters Workplace Wellbeing award. We offer a regular educational roster of free and Patreon subsidised interviews, courses and presentations. Our virtual networking offers regular stress downs, dress up lunches and crafternoons. And (when we’re not doing the COVID dance) we’ve run over 100 in person events in Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide and Perth.  Find our more at our website https://freelancejungle.com.au/


The Freelance Jungle redundancy program has been made possible through the generosity of Good2Give and Facebook Australia. As part of a grant, this program aims to provide people affected by COVID, the bushfires and the economic downturn within Australia to transition from employment to freelancing. It includes the opportunity to learn from people who have already faced redundancy as well as those flourishing in their fields.


The Freelance Jungle has a Facebook community, virtual catch-ups for stress reduction and networking, and a commitment to education via podcasts, blogs, and online learning.



Mailing Address:
The Freelance Jungle
PO Box 68
NSW 2528