About Straight Up Bookkeeping

About Straight Up Bookkeeping

Rebecca Straight up bookkeeping

Hi, I'm Bec Buchanan.

I’m passionate about a lot of things, but helping small businesses like yours achieve strong financial outcomes is on the top of my list.

After 15 years working as a chartered accountant for big firms and banks, I decided to establish Straight Up Bookkeeping.

I’d been lucky enough to run a side hustle helping entrepreneurs grow their wedding and baby expo business. Their creativity and success was inspiring. It was enough to convince me that accounting for creatives was what I wanted to do full time.

There’s nothing I love more than when a client asks me,“Is this possible, can we do this?” Because I know the answers to guide your business in a profitable direction.

Together we can achieve anything.

When I'm not accounting, I'm chasing my two boys around the Northern Beaches or hitting the pavement solo for a morning run.

Professional accounting achievements

  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2001
  • Graduated with a Master of Accounting in 2008
  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008
  • Became a Xero certified advisor and Xero payroll certified in 2019

My qualifications are kept up to date with a rigorous program of continuing professional development.

Who are Straight Up Bookkeeping's clients?


You’re a mover and shaker in the creative industry, but are spending too much time balancing books and not enough time focusing on your passion. Let me help you grow your business and free up your time for the things you love.


You’re a busy tradie spending your evenings reconciling invoices and wondering what your current cashflow situation is. I can set you up with the right tools and information so you have the clarity to make good decisions for your business.

Small businesses

You’ve branched out on your own and even have a few team members. But you’re confused about payroll and wish that you had someone you could ask these questions. Think of me as your trusted advisor. I’m flexible and can move with the changing tides of your business.

Your business needs
TLC to grow.

That’s why I handle your accounts personally.

Think we’d be a good match?