About Heather Smith

Heather Smith can help your business deliver powerful, engaging and educational content, through guest blog posts, educational instructions, video creation, podcasts, and social media blasts. She hosts the #1 independent Cloud Stories podcast Cloud Stories, authored Xero for Dummies, produces easy to follow videos on her YouTube channel and hosts the Cloud Accountants and Advisors Meetup and Xero Mastermind Facebook group. As a chartered accountant and chartered certified accountant and certified Xero & MYOB software advisor she has the knowledge, expertise and credibility to talk about your business solution to the accounting and bookkeeping community.

Gain free CPE for episodes of the Cloud Stories podcast via the Earmark CPE mobile App

I have some exciting news. You can gain free CPE for past episodes of the Cloud Stories podcast via the Earmark CPE mobile App. Search and download the Earmark CPE app and click on the Cloud Stories podcast. Register for the 'course', which is essentially the podcast. Answer a few questions related to the [...]

2022-01-20T13:41:48+10:00January 20th, 2022|0 Comments

The Great Acquisition vs The Great Resignation | The Buzz Dec 21

Today on the Cloud Stories podcast, I bring you The Accounting Innovation and Technology Buzz: Current News, Trends and Analysis for the month of December 21.Trent McLaren (Head of the Accounting & Bookkeeping Channel at DiviPay) and I talk about The Great Acquisition vs The Great Resignation. We also discuss news and trends that we [...]

2021-12-27T19:10:32+10:00December 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Brisbane’s Top Xero Accountants and Bookkeepers

I personally know everyone listed below. They are modern accountants, utilising cutting edge technology, with a comprehensive knowledge of Xero. They provide all the Tax related services that you would expect: Tax Preparation, Personal Tax Planning, Small Business Tax, tax compliance, performance management and reporting, business automation and specialist tax advice. Susan Milicevic CA Strong [...]

2021-10-12T15:08:57+10:00August 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Help! I lost my Xero Menu Bar

Every so often the Xero Menu Bar disappears. I can't help you to make it magically return, but here are some shortcuts you can use to help you keep working in Xero. Dashboard https://go.xero.com/Dashboard/ Reports https://reporting.xero.com Accounts Receivable https://go.xero.com/AccountsReceivable/Search.aspx Accounts Payable https://go.xero.com/AccountsPayable/Search.aspx Payroll https://payroll.xero.com Projects https://go.xero.com/app/projects/ Contacts https://go.xero.com/Contacts/Search/ MyXero https://my.xero.com/

2021-11-19T16:36:28+10:00August 16th, 2021|0 Comments

The Practice Room | ACCA

I've got something quite incredible to share with you as we commemorate👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 United Nations 🌎 International MSME Day (Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises 🏦Day, 27 June). This is possibly the most remarkable outcome of my career.  In the hope of helping accountants through Covid19, I took the concept of supportive Community Chat for accountants [...]

2021-06-28T21:59:22+10:00June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

How To Deal With The Challenge Of Lack Of Accounting Talent

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SOLUTIONS TO THE LACK OF ACCOUNTING TALENT? The ACCA Singapore 2021 Virtual Conference SMP attendees shared their biggest challenges was the lack of available talent. In the Shaping the Future of Your Firm – AccTech and the Digital Firm discussion, panellists from Singapore, the UK and Australia agreed this was a challenge [...]

2021-05-19T13:38:25+10:00May 19th, 2021|0 Comments

How Are Data Informed Accountants Helping Clients?

This conversation formed part of the ACCA The Practice Room session. I've cherry picked some of the questions explored. Accessing the latest data keeps you in the know, enables compliance, improves productivity — and drives sustainable growth. Automation, Visualisation and Insight. With a wave of technological advances, accountants have access to huge volumes of data. [...]

2021-04-27T19:02:48+10:00April 27th, 2021|0 Comments

Processes, Systems and Technology Accountants and Bookkeepers Can Use to Optimise Their Business

Change is constant. It’s now even more of a constant. Change happens due to changing customer requirements, changing compliance requirements, changing technology and the changing app landscape. Our processes need to evolve to keep up. Here are some steps accountants and bookkeepers can take to systemise their business for efficiency and sustainability This was [...]

2021-05-14T14:30:35+10:00April 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

12 Questions Accountants and Bookkeepers Can Ask on a Discovery Call

Discovery Calls A discovery call is typically a brief conversation between an accountant or bookkeeper and their client to explore their services, see if they are a good match for each other, and find out what the client wants. A discovery call can ensure that you are on the same page, and help both [...]

2021-05-04T13:23:59+10:00April 19th, 2021|0 Comments
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