About Us

about_imgFiona Failla – Founder & Director


In 2003 amid the need for quality bookkeepers AboveBAS previously known as Sona Bookkeeping Services was born.  Fiona says that being there to support business owners improve and simplify their business operations is her passion.

AboveBAS offers more than just Bookkeeping services we are there to be a helping hand in your business journey.  

Fiona is a registered BAS Agent, She is a Xero Certified Advisor, MYOB Certified Consultant, QBO Proadvisor, Member of Australian Bookkeepers Network (ABN) and Licensee of the Pure Bookkeeping System.

Some of her teams achievements have been winning XERO Bookkeeper of the year- Victoria 2019 and being a finalist in various awards.

She is a leader for the ABN Coffee Club in South Morang for the northern suburbs supporting bookkeepers.  Fiona conducts training and consulting services personally or in a group environment.

Fiona understands and is passionate about helping business owners achieve peace of mind as they endeavour to maintain the all-important work and life balance.




 Kerry Bugden – Consultant


Kerry is a Consultant and Training Specialist and a registered BAS Agent.  Kerry is a MYOB & XERO Certified Consultant and Professional Partner with over 25 years experience. She established her own bookkeeping business 20 years ago in Northern Rivers NSW and recently moved to Melbourne.  Kerry brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise in software consulting including specialist advice on software Add-Ons.  Kerry is  qualified in Vocational and Education Training  and conducts classes in MYOB, Bookkeeping,  Small Business Financial Management.   She is also a Member with the Australian Bookkeepers Network.

Kerry is passionate about educating businesses to utilise software to its full potential while supporting and training owners and staff through this process.







Lidia Solimando – Office Manager


Lidia is our office manager and has worked in administration and bookkeeping for over 25 years in a diverse range of offices from Accountancy Firms, Hospitality to Education. Has obtained her Advanced Diploma in Accounting.  She previously worked as a Bookkeeper back in 2005 and has first hand experience in using the Pure Bookkeeping System.  After returning to the work force from maternity leave, Lidia joined our team in May 2015.

Lidia is enthusiastic about implementing the Pure Bookkeeping System at AboveBAS and is passionate about keeping businesses compliant, streamlined and up to date.







AboveBAS cater to all sectors of business such as the medical industry, trades, retail, and franchises. Working closely with accountants we can fulfill all your bookkeeping requirements.