Keli McDonald has been in business in Gunnedah for 15 years, specialising in working with corporate partners, non-profit organisations and government agencies including federally funded and member levied organisational projects, agricultural enterprises and retail businesses in addition to facilitating training, assessments and professional development opportunities for individuals from diverse cultures and academic backgrounds. 

Her business, Kels Office and Management Services (KOMSS), also specialises in business management and administrative needs, community engagement and project management.  KOMSS provides governance support and guidance, capacity building sessions and advocacy on a range of rural, regional and remote issues to the Australian federal government.

Keli is passionate about her clientele and especially seeing small and medium businesses succeed in rural and regional communities.

“I have a really strong belief in the benefit of successful small and medium businesses, and how critical they are to the strength, sustainability and growth of rural communities,” Keli said.

“Ensuring small businesses succeed makes me happy and the single focus here is our clients.

“We are more than bookkeeping, KOMSS is a fully integrated service, and we work with our clients and their other consultants like banks and accountants to provide effective management for our clients businesses.”

The motto for Keli and her team is ‘we work hard in silence and let your success be our noise,’ emphasising her drive and desire to see her clients’ businesses flourish.

“We are there for our clients through thick and thin and support them in numerous ways,” Keli said.

“Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing clients succeed.”

A big part of KOMMS success is the team. Currently employing two staff, bringing complementary skills and expertise to our clients is our goal.

“I have a fantastic team and the best bookkeepers around,” Keli said.

“This has never been a nine-to-five job, prioritising our clients and working around their needs is our priority.  KOMSS is a flexible working environment, we work in harmony and understand the needs of each other and our clients.  Working together to ensure we are where we need to be when we need to be there ensuring work satisfaction and the importance of family and community.”

“At KOMSS as part of our community ‘give back’ we directly support two to three organisations or causes each year with pro-bono work. This is an important part of the KOMSS ethos.”

Keli McDonald is a partner in a sustainably certified mixed farming enterprise, is the deputy chair of the Hunter New England Health Community Advisory Committee and has represented the issues of rural, regional and remote women at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations New York from 2018-2022. 

KOMSS enjoys the benefits of membership of the Gunnedah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Bookkeepers Network.

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