Heather

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.

PayVu simplifies payments from within Xero

I'm at #WCOA2018, and here with Dean Martin National Business Development Manager from PayVu. Dean, can you tell us a bit about what PayVu does? Dean Martin:              What we do is automate and securitize the payment process bookkeepers and accountants to make all payments for their clients. Heather Smith:          Mm-hmm (affirmative). And ... How do [...]

2018-11-22T08:37:53+00:00November 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Chris Hooper – World’s First Accounting Futurist

My name is Chris Hooper, and I'm the C.E.O. of Accodex, which is a market network for freelance accountants. Heather Smith:        Excellent. Thank you. And I am glad to hear you pronounce it, Accodex. Because that's not how I would have pronounced it. When did you know you wanted to be an accountant? Chris Hooper:          [...]

2018-10-31T10:40:58+00:00October 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Laura Venables – Flipping the Australian Accounting conference model on its head

My name's Laura Venables, I'm the event director of AccounTech.Live and Accounting Business Expo. What does that really mean? A whole heap of things really. We are the facilitators of these two great exhibitions and conferences. As you know, they're both a pretty new style of event to the market in the last recent years.  [...]

2018-10-22T09:34:57+00:00October 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Colin Hewitt – Building a cashflow forecasting solution that the business owners can rely on

I'm Colin Hewitt. I'm the CEO and co-founder of Float, which is a cash-flow forecasting piece of software that helps small businesses. Heather Smith:          Sensational. So we last spoke, it seems like, four years ago on the podcast, when the podcast was new. And you had ... Float had been in business I guess a [...]

2018-10-10T06:16:08+00:00October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Clayton Oates – an Accounting Technologist embracing symbiotic relationships with software providers

Heather Smith:        Thank you so much, Clayton, for being on Cloud Stories with me and our listeners today. I'd like to start off by asking you, Who are you and what do you do? Clayton Oates:         Wow, that's a great question. First of all, thank you so much for having me on the show today, [...]

2018-09-20T09:50:34+00:00September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Xero’s Business Performance Dashboard

The Xero Business Performance dashboard contains numerous financial ratios and KPI's. However they can be somewhat hidden if you don't know how to access them. To access the Xero Business Performance dashboard, click Reports, All Reports, and type in the search field on the right, start typing in Business Performance (it's under the Financial menu), until  you [...]

2018-09-12T05:14:12+00:00September 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Phong Le – Underdogs disrupting and challenging the big players

Today I am speaking with Phong Le Head of Growth APAC from Expensify the only expense claims and management tool built for companies of all sizes, from solopreneurs to the Fortune 500. This week’s episode took an interesting turn; we started talking about Muhammed Ali and Manny Pacquiao who are athletes, that inspire Phong, because [...]

2018-09-19T14:11:50+00:00August 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Ep.52 Daniel Tramontana – BGL Corporate Solutions – Humility, Focus, Resilience and Trust

Today I am speaking with Daniel Tramontana. Daniel joined BGL in 1997. During this time, Daniel has been part of the accountant's journey in transitioning from DOS to Windows and now cloud technology. Daniel is passionate about leadership and loves working with accountants and assisting them in growing their business through technology. Daniel loves family, [...]

2018-08-21T10:15:28+00:00June 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Essential Apps for Conference Attendees plus a Business Travel Packing Check List

Here’s my own personal favourite list of essential Apps and packing list for conference travel. APPS Expensify – for all of your reimbursable travel expenses plus it will organise your travel itinerary. Receipt Bank – Scans your business bills and expenses, extracts summary information and pushes the data, and scanned document into your online accounting [...]

2018-10-31T19:40:14+00:00May 20th, 2018|0 Comments