Lynne Pritchard is the Principal and Owner of Validity.
Lynne began providing bookkeeping support services as a result of her experience in public practice. Lynne understood the needs of Accountants and their clients. She felt that business owners often struggled in organising their business's accounting records in a way that consistently provided accurate and complete information to their Accountant.
This became equally frustrating for client and Accountant alike, with additional fees for remedial work being billed to the client or written off by the Accountant, leaving less in the budget for big picture financial advice.
Lynne had a passion for making order out of chaos, in other words, sorting out financial messes. She especially felt the need to bridge the gap she was seeing between business and Accountant. By answering this need to support business owners to prepare accurate data and Accountants to receive accurate data, Lynne was able to provide a professional and confidential service with integrity, doing exactly what she wanted to do.
Lynne has 33 years of bookkeeping experience gained in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, having worked with a diverse range of companies and broad experience in the banking sector, trades, retail, health and not-for-profit sectors.
Among Lynne's current client base, Lynne also provides pro bono bookkeeping and Xero consulting services to Children With Autistic Spectrum Disorders Support Centre (CASDS Centre Ltd).
Lynne is an avid bush-walker, walks leader and treasurer of Springwood Bushwalking Club. She loves the outdoors, camping, fishing, horse riding and travelling, and in particular the Australian Outback.
In 2010 Lynne journeyed to India and Nepal trekking and cycling for 3 weeks discovering the amazing cultures and falling in love with India. Her biggest personal achievement was competing in the 2007 Oxfam Trailwalker fundraising event where Lynne completed the 100km challenge with 3 other team members in less than 48 hours and jointly raised $22,000 for charity.
Lynne is a registered BAS agent and accredited professional bookkeeper.
Lynne’s BAS Agent registration can be verified at www.tpb.gov.au