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.

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

Virtual Presentations: How to Sound, Look and Feel Good

I’ve facilitated hundreds of virtual webinar presentations and here are tips I’ve picked up over the years for three areas: Your Voice, Appearance and Technical Set-Up. If you’re a seasoned pro, well maybe you don’t need these, and maybe you have some to share with me, to ensure an optimal experience for attendees. Voice Eat [...]

2021-04-17T15:09:11+10:00April 17th, 2021|0 Comments

When You Know The TYPE of Customer You Want To Work With, Everything Gets Easier

90's SuperModel Linda Evangelista infamously said, "We have this saying, Christy [Turlington] and I… we don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day." What Kind of Client Are You Prepared to Get Out of Bed For? Well, it may not be as dramatic as getting out of 'bed', but what type of client do [...]

2021-04-16T18:39:00+10:00April 16th, 2021|0 Comments

7 Blogging Tips to Celebrate Being Named One of 7 Australian Accountancy Blogs We Love

I just found out that the wonderful team at Float the cash flow forecasting solution have written a blog called naming Seven Australian Accountancy blogs that they love, and I was included in it.  Thank you so much to everyone at Float for including my blog in that I'm really appreciative of that, [...]

2021-02-22T21:36:49+10:00March 1st, 2021|0 Comments

How XBert alerts help refine the Chart of Accounts

Here’s a super quick video showing how I use one (of the many) features of XBert to help me refine the Chart of Accounts. The Chart of Accounts is the foundational structure of Financial Statements. Regular refinement improves overall outcome. This video explains how to undertake this process, and is hopefully something that can be [...]

2021-02-22T13:47:39+10:00February 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

Networking in 2021

Before Covid 19 networking, hobnobbing, mingling and schmoozing were a natural part of our business lives. Overnight, we found ourselves restricted from attending in-person events. As 2021 unravels, I suspect we shall not return to large roadshows, or conferences anytime soon. However, in 2021, smaller intimate in-person events may fill that void for our own [...]

2021-01-23T14:09:27+10:00January 27th, 2021|0 Comments
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